The Louisiana Sky Will Light Up With Shooting Stars And A Nearly Full Moon This Weekend

Grab your blanket (and maybe some bug spray) – the Perseid meteor shower is going to light up the sky this weekend, and you won’t want to miss it. But that’s not all the sky has in store for us, because the moon will also be in a waxing gibbous phase (nearly full) which, although beautiful to look at, may cause some problems for stargazers this weekend.

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Are you planning on watching the Perseids meteor shower? Have you already started to see meteors in the night sky? Let us know in the comments below!

Since the meteor shower will be visible for several days before and after its peak on August 12, you might want to consider booking a stay at a campground so you can watch the shower for multiple nights. Here are some of our favorites.