For this reason, Leverrier pronounced, in 1867, the Perseid to be of older formation than the Leonid system.
A dawdling August Perseid scratched a thin mark of light across the blackness.
Secondly, that it was a new power which he erected, and that he was not merely the transferee of the power of the Perseid line.
The Perseid meteors sometimes fall at the rate of about sixty per hour.
meteor from an annual shower that appears to radiate from the constellation Perseus, 1867, from Modern Latin Perseides (plural), from Greek Perseis "daughter of Perseus" (see Perseus; also see -id). The name might have been introduced in English via the writings of Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli. Other recorded old names for them in English include August meteors and Tears of St. Lawrence.