Spotting falling star possible during Perseid meteor shower

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There's a good chance you'll see a falling star the next few nights. Chief Meteorologist Tim Heller says the Perseid Meteor Shower peaks Tuesday night. (KTRK)

There's a good chance you'll see a falling star the next few nights. Chief Meteorologist Tim Heller says the Perseid Meteor Shower peaks Tuesday night.

"This is one of the most reliable meteor showers we have all year. Look up and you could see a meteor per minute, or more!" Heller said.

The Perseid meteors develop as leftover dust and debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle enters the Earth's atmosphere and burns up. As the name implies, most of the meteors will seem to fall from the constellation Perseus in the northeast sky.

For the best view, Tim says get out of town away from city lights and simply look up! You don't need a telescope or binoculars to enjoy the show.
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