The Dog Days Of Summer…What Are They?

If you thought the phrase “the Dog Days of Summer” had something to do with dogs…well, you’d be wrong. The phrase actually refers to what is typically the hottest part of the summer…the period between July 3rd and August 11th. So what do dogs have to do with it? Well our furry friends don’t have anything to do with the origin of the phrase. It’s actually a reference to the fact that the sun and Sirius, which is often referred to as the “Dog Star”, are in the same part of the sky this time of year. Sirius even rises…