Dog Days of Summer

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July 19th, 2007, 8:16 pm #1

Dog Days of Summer
The origins of the name for the most sultry days of the season

og Days is the name for the most sultry period of summer, from about July 3 to Aug. 11. Named in early times by observers in countries bordering the Mediterranean, the period was reckoned as extending from 20 days before to 20 days after the conjunction of Sirius (the dog star) and the sun.

In the latitude of the Mediterranean region this period coincided with hot days that were plagued with disease and discomfort.

The time of conjunction varies with difference in latitude, and because of the precession of the equinoxes it changes gradually over long periods in all latitudes.
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July 20th, 2007, 5:50 am #2

thanks, i never knew what that meant before although i've heard the expression
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July 20th, 2007, 8:02 am #3

I didnt either. I have heard the term but til today never knew how, why, or what. We are so very much more educated now having learned this piece of knowledge.
Where is the shade and the hand fan, to use, when one is partaking of the sultry heat..
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