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What do the Dog Days have to do with dogs?

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What do the Dog Days have to do with dogs?
The Dog Days (a period that lasts into August) are named for the Dog Star, Sirius, which is visible with the rising Sun at this time of year. Ancients associated this sky picture with the hot days that coincided with it. Sirius is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Greater Dog).

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