The Dog Days and Sothic Cycles of August

Image credit:

Looking east on the morning of August 5th from latitude 30 degrees north. Image credit: Stellarium

The month of August is upon us once again, bringing with it humid days and sultry nights for North American observers.

You’ll often hear the first few weeks of August referred to as the Dog Days of Summer. Certainly, the oppressive midday heat may make you feel like lounging around in the shade like our canine companions. But did you know there is an astronomical tie-in for the Dog Days as well?(…)
Read the rest of The Dog Days and Sothic Cycles of August (866 words)

© David Dickinson for Universe Today, 2015. |
Permalink |
No comment |

Post tags: , , , , , ,

Feed enhanced by Better Feed from Ozh

—> Read More