The Leonids won't reach the heights of the Orionids or either of the December displays. This shower peaks on November 17 and is only expected to produce 10 to 20 meteors per hour this year. Even worse, the Leonids will land near a full moon, which will make it hard to see the meteors that are are there.
However, the Leonids are still special. It's a strange storm that can be a little paltry, but every now and then the display has an outburst year and produces a show like no other. The first time there was an outburst recorded, people thought the world was ending. Cooke says, in those instances, the Leonids can produce more than 1,000 meteors per hour. It last happened in 2002 and isn't expected to take place again until 2032.