• Yes and no. The term "dog days of summer" dates back to Greek and Roman times when people were more ardent believers in the constellations. During August, the constellation Canis Major or “The Greater Dog” would rise at the same time as the sun. Within that constellation is the star Sirius, the “Dog Star.” They thought Sirius contributed along with the heating from the sun to create the very warm weather of mid-summer in the Northern Hemisphere. [] This part of the event is true in its historical documentation, but in actual application, it is not.
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