Friday, August 12, 2016

The Dog Days of summer

We are in the dog days of summer, and that means that the star Sirius is about to "rise," becoming visible over the horizon before sunrise.

A new piece, "A Real Scorcher! — Sirius At Heliacal Rising" by Bob King at Sky and Telescope offers a primer on the subject. Check the supplied link to see when it starts in your area. It looks like in Cleveland I may have just missed it.

Hat tip, Charles Faris, who has become a serious ally for this blog (or a Sirius ally?)