Friday, August 16, 2019
Canis Major loyally follows its mythical master, Orion, across the southern skies of winter.
The Dog Days of summer refer to the hottest part of the summer. Ever wonder how they got that name?
Sirius, the second brightest star in the sy (the first being Sol, of course) is in the constellatin Canis Major. Canis Major (allegedly) looks like a dog. It is right next to the constllation Orion, the hunter, and is considered to be oRION'S dog.
Sirius is known as the Dog Star because of the constellation it is in. Sirius begins to rise in the east very early in the morning this time of year, after being hidden by the sun for two months. It was the evening star, then.
Since the reappearance of the Dog Star happens this time of year, these are called the Dog Days of summer.
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