Even though it’s been feeling like summer lately, summer officially starts this Sunday at 11:32pm. In the next few months you might hear the term “dog days of summer” pretty often. But what does it actually mean?
The phrase “dog days of summer” comes from astronomy. Sirius which is the “Dog Star”, rises in late July. In ancient Greece, the “dog days” meant the hottest part of the year. That’s why they started calling it the “dog days of summer”.
Now when someone says that to you this year you can drop this knowledge on them.
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