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Sirius, the Dog Star

The brightest star in the northern night sky, Sirius is actually a binary star system 8.7 light-years away in the constellation Canis Major.

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Canicular Star Starting the Canicular Days of summer July 2, 2023

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Top Dog The long path to the Top Dog January 11, 2021

Dog Stars A pair of dogs in the night sky January 18, 2020

Dog Days The Dog Days of summer August 17, 2019

Sirius B The faint remnant of an impressive star December 27, 2018

Sirius A memorable name for a bright star December 26, 2018

Canopus The night sky’s runner-up March 1, 2018

The Dog Days Sweating through the Dog Days of summer August 6, 2017

Leading the Dog One dog leads another across the sky January 21, 2017

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Dog Days August 7, 2022

Sirius, Mirzam, and M41 in Canis Major, the big dog

Doggie Treats March 11, 2018

Sirius and Canopus, early evening, early March

Gold and Silver March 1, 2018

Canis Major

The Big Dog February 20, 2018