While we have witnessed many celestial occurrences during our years on board yachts, Blood Moons, Blue Moons, eclipses both moon and sun. One of my fondest memories as yacht crew was with guests who had been on board several times. We had chosen an anchorage with no one else in the bay because the Leonid Meteor shower was happening that night. The Leonid shower happens sometime in November, the exact date changes every year.
Meteor showers happen when the Earth passes through streams of space debris left by a passing comet or asteroid. As tiny rock collide with the burn up in the atmosphere and appear as shooting stars! Leonid is one of the most active and bright meteor showers with an estimated 10-15 shooting stars per hour. It’s quite a show.
We spend several hours lying on the bow of our boat, stretched out in hammocks, bean bags and floats. Rounds of cocktails, good stories, and belly laughs were briefly interrupted by WOHOO! WOW! as our private planetarium show rolled overhead.
November is one of our favorite times of the year in the BVI. It’s still quiet as everyone hasn’t returned for the season yet. The weather is spectacular being that hurricane season is over and the Christmas Winds have not begun. Several yachts actually have specials running during this time of year. Let us know if you are interested in seeing the Leonid Meteor Shower during your crewed yacht charter!