This year's Leonid meteor shower is forecast to have two peaks, one just before dawn Saturday morning and another just before dawn Tuesday morning.
Neither one is expected to be a jaw-dropper, because only 10 to 15 meteors an hour are expected. In years when the Leonid puts on a more impressive show, many more meteors flash through the sky.
The moon is not expected to be a problem, so that's good news. But a smattering of clouds could mar the Saturday morning view, according to forecasts from AccuWeather Inc. and the National Weather Service.
The Leonid meteor show results from the Earth passing through a trail of debris left behind by the comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle.
The forecast for Omaha Saturday morning is for mostly clear skies and lows around 33 degrees. If you head out, be sure to bundle up. Star gazing gets cold quickly, because you are not moving around much.
To look for the meteor shower, face east and then look up.
Source: National Weather Service, AccuWeather Inc., and www.space.com