Try & catch the Leonid meteor shower the nights of Nov. 16-20th - 2012. Meteors per hour (or ZHR) are tough to predict but two-peaks are expected. The first "peak" will occur on Nov. 17th at 4:43 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) when a whopping 10 ZHR are predicted. (I'm not personally holding out for that one.) The next peak with up to 15 ZHR occurs around 12:30 am EST Nov. 20th (which seems more reasonable). Although its a fair bet you'll see some meteors - if the weather is clear - try and observe in a dark area. You can still see a few meteor flashes if you live in the city/suburbs though. Naked eye & binoculars are OK but a telescope isn't necessary. Look for the constellation Leo - located just under the Big Dipper.