But what are the Dog Days of Summer anyway? Generally falling between July 3rd and August 11th, they most often refer to the hottest days of the year. And while this may conjure up images of dogs lounging on porches in the shade to beat the summer swelter, these days actually derive from a celestial canine connection.
According to National Graphic, the Dog Days of Summer actually reference when Sirius, the brightest star in the Northern hemisphere, rises just before the sun. Curious where you can see the Dog Star? Sirius is the most notable star in the constellation Canis Major and is often referred to as Orion’s Dog. Simply draw a line through Orion’s belt and find the brightest star. Need a visual? Check out this nifty blog on EarthSky.
But what does this have to do with Taylor Studios? Check out our Facebook page, Instagram, and Twitter next week (August 19, 2018-August 26, 2018) to join our pooch-tastic party (there may also be a giveaway… ? ). See you and your favorite canine companion there!