Zack Hill by John Deering and John Newcombe

Zack Hill

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  1. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, over 1 year ago

    per Wikipedia: The Romans referred to the dog days as diēs caniculārēs and associated the hot weather with the star Sirius. They considered Sirius to be the “Dog Star” because it is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog). Sirius is also the brightest star in the night sky. The term “Dog Days” was used earlier by the Greeks.
    The Dog Days originally were the days when Sirius rose just before or at the same time as sunrise (heliacal rising), which is no longer true, owing to precession of the equinoxes

  2. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, over 1 year ago

    @Leslie Barks

    Yes the Romans believed that the brightest star in the heavens rising and shining along with the sun added to the heat. They believed this was why this part of the summer was the hottest.

  3. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 1 year ago

    Agreed Mr. Belmont.

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