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Canis Major

Canis Major as depicted on the Manuchihr Globe made in Mashhad 1632-33 AD. Adilnor Collection, Sweden.

What is so Special About Sirius, the Dog Star?

The accolade of ‘brightest star in the sky as viewed from Earth” goes to the well-known star Sirius, also popularly called the “Dog Star”, due to its role as the dominant star in the Canis Major (...
Sirius Star

The ancient wonder and veneration of the dog star Sirius

Sirius, the brightest star in our sky, has been the object of wonder and veneration to ancient peoples throughout the whole of human history. Si rius is also known as the "Dog Star", reflecting its...