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Saturday night best chance to catch falling stars

Those hoping to catch a glimpse of falling stars this weekend may have the best luck Saturday night.

The Perseid meteor shower peaks Saturday through Monday. While Chicagoans are plagued with some of the worst light pollution in the country (think orange streetlights), some far-flung suburbs and the shores of Lake Michigan can be decent places to see the annual sky show.

NASA says the Perseids produce the most fireballs of any yearly meteor shower.

The skies should mostly be clear Saturday night, but cloud cover and chances of rain are in the forecast for both Sunday and Monday nights, according to the National Weather Service. There’s just a sliver of the moon...