The Leonid meteor shower, which has been sparse in recent years, just might put on a show in the early-morning hours of Friday the 18th for eastern North America. Meteor-shower analyst Mikhail Maslow predicts a possible outburst of up to 250 or 300 meteors per hour visible starting around 1 a.m. EST Friday morning (6:00 UT), good timing for this region. And the farther east you are the better. The shower's radiant, near the Sickle of Leo, will be well up by then for the East Coast and will climb higher into dawn. The light of the Moon, a day past first quarter, will interfere to some degree.