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Daemon
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Dog Days

The Dog Days are known as the hottest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, and usually occur in July and early August. In ancient times, the sultry weather in Rome during these months often made people sick, which they blamed on the fact that this was when Sirius, the Dog Star, rose at about the same time as the sun. There are many different ways of calculating which days in any given year are the dog days, but it is impossible to be precise; nowadays it is generally assumed that they fall between July 3 and August 11—slightly later than they occurred in ancient times. More...
ChristopherJohnson
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So we are having Dog Days right now!
pedro
Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014 7:37:07 AM

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woof! woof!

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monamagda
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Sirius is Dog Star and brightest star

Sirius, in the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog, is the sky’s brightest star. It’s very easy to spot on winter and spring evenings.



Sirius has been known since ancient times, and its name signified its nature as “scorching” or “sparkling.” It was associated with the Egyptian god Osiris and other gods. Ancient Egyptians noted that Sirius rose just before the sun each year immediately prior to the annual flooding of the Nile River. Although the floods could bring destruction, they also brought new soil and new life. Fittingly, Osiris, whom Sirius may have represented, was a god of life, death, fertility and rebirth of plant life along the Nile.

Read more :http://earthsky.org/brightest-stars/sirius-the-brightest-star
John J. Gerhardt
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Good old dog days...hot-hot-hot.Eh?
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