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ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Looking for a place to watch the meteor shower Wednesday night? The Rockville Swim & Fitness Center parking lot near Welsh Park at 355 Martins Lane will be open to the public, say city officials.

Skywatchers can catch the Perseid meteor shower at its peak in the late-night Wednesday into pre-dawn hours of Thursday. See it in the Perseus constellation in the northeastern part of the sky.

No special equipment is needed to watch it. Get viewing tips here.

Perseid meteors are dust and ice particles from the Swift-Tuttle comet, according to NASA.

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