Even though North America's Leonid forecast is less than stunning, it will be spectacular for Asia, where as many as 300 meteors per hour will likely occur! That's an impressive meteor shower!
(Image: Danielle Moser of the NASA Meteoroid Environment Office)
Asia gets the best show because that side of the Earth will smack into the densest debris field left behind by Comet Tempel-Tuttle. The Earth passes this comet's stream of debris on our solar orbit every November, and the resulting meteors appear to originate from the constellation Leo. One extra visual feature of this year's display is that brilliant Mars will be next to Leo.