Meteor shower will be visible from Chicago suburbs

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — A light show — the natural kind — will be playing in suburban Chicago.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/16CCz3g ) reports astronomers say scores of meteors will blaze across the sky above the suburbs from Saturday night through the early morning hours of Tuesday.

If the clouds aren’t too thick, the annual Perseid meteor shower will be easy to spot. Astronomer Larry Ciupik of the Adler Planetarium in Chicago says it would be a good idea to grab a lawn chair, face northeast and watch the show. As many as 100 meteors per hour are expected to hit the atmosphere.

There are a number of viewing parties scheduled across Illinois, including one at the Spring Valley Nature Center in Schaumburg and Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

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