Things to Do

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Topping the list of activities are the Kemah Boardwalk restaurants and amusement park,   Space Center Houston, dinner cruises, Galveston Moody Gardens, the Historic Strand, Galveston beaches, waterfront activities, fish houses, water sports and restaurants in walking distance from Beacon Hill Bed and Breakfast.

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Johnson Space Center       Moody-Gardens-34684

Must See Stargazing

 

  • July 28, 29Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower. The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23. It peaks this year on the night of July 28 and morning of July 29.  Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
  • August 12, 13Perseids Meteor Shower. The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862. The Perseids are famous for producing a large number of bright meteors. The shower runs annually from July 17 to August 24. It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of August 13.  Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Perseus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
  • August 16Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest eastern elongation of 27.4 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Look for the planet low in the western sky just after sunset.
  • August 27Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter. A spectacular conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will be visible in the evening sky. The two bright planets will be extremely close, appearing only 0.06 degrees apart. Look for this impressive pairing in the western sky just after sunset.
  • September 1Annular Solar Eclipse. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon is too far away from the Earth to completely cover the Sun. This results in a ring of light around the darkened Moon. The Sun’s corona is not visible during an annular eclipse. The path of the eclipse will begin off the eastern coast of central Africa and travel through Gabon, Congo, Tanzania, and Madagascar before ending in the Indian Ocean. 
  • September 16Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes through the Earth’s partial shadow, or penumbra. During this type of eclipse the Moon will darken slightly but not completely. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of eastern Europe, eastern Africa, Asia, and western Australia. 
  • September 28Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of 17.9 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the planet low in the eastern sky just before sunrise.
  • October 7Draconids Meteor Shower. The Draconids is a minor meteor shower producing only about 10 meteors per hour.  The Draconids is an unusual shower in that the best viewing is in the early evening instead of early morning like most other showers. The shower runs annually from October 6-10 and peaks this year on the the night of the 7th.  Best viewing will be in the early evening from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Draco, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
  • October 16Full Moon, Supermoon. The Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.
  • October 21, 22Orionids Meteor Shower. The Orionids is an average shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. The shower runs annually from October 2 to November 7. It peaks this year on the night of October 21 and the morning of October 22.  Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Orion, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
  • November 4, 5Taurids Meteor Shower. The Taurids is a long-running minor meteor shower producing only about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is unusual in that it consists of two separate streams. The shower runs annually from September 7 to December 10. It peaks this year on the the night of November 4. Best viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Taurus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
  • November 14Full Moon, Supermoon.  This phase occurs at 13:52 UTC.
  • November 17, 18Leonids Meteor Shower. The Leonids is an average shower, producing up to 15 meteors per hour at its peak. The shower runs annually from November 6-30. It peaks this year on the night of the 17th and morning of the 18th. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Leo, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
  • December 11Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest eastern elongation of 20.8 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Look for the planet low in the western sky just after sunset.
  • December 13, 14Geminids Meteor Shower. The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. The shower runs annually from December 7-17. It peaks this year on the night of the 13th and morning of the 14th. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Gemini, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
  • December 14Full Moon, Supermoon.  The Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.
  • December 21, 22Ursids Meteor Shower. The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour.  It peaks this year on the the night of the 21st and morning of the 22nd. The second quarter moon will block many of the fainter meteors. Best viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Ursa Minor, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

BIRDING is always an event in and around Seabrook.  We regularly have Brown Pelicans, Ospreys, Great Blue Herons, Green Herons, Laughing Gulls, various Terns, Yellow-Rumped Warblers, Northern Mocking Birds, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Little Blue Herons, Yellow-crowned Herons, Black-crowned Night Herons, Yellow-rumped Warblers, American Coots, Eastern Screech Owls and more on the property at Beacon Hill.  For the last several years, during the months of February or March we are treated to the sight of a Black Swan on Clear Lake.

Seabrook is on the Clear Lake Loop of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail and has four designated spots along Todville Road.

Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail

Just for fun, check out the Pelican Path Project in Seabrook.  You will find several of these within minutes of Beacon Hill Bed and Breakfast.Pelican Project

 Come stay with us and enjoy one of the dinner cruises available just minutes from                                                               Beacon Hill B&B.

 

 

 

 

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