The famous Fr. Z has had some fine posts on the curiosity of the "tears" of St. Lawrence, as seen here:
Some nights ago at midnight yours truly went out to the seashore and laid down on a big rock and the view was tremendous.
With the fishermen and the crash of the waves one could see the famed tears of St. Lawrence like something out of a motion picture.
The tears look a bit terrifying; like speedy missiles.
What you see is a star now and then flying through the sky with tremendous speed and at the blink of an eye it is all over.