Dog Days of Summer

August is typically one of the hottest months of the year and also known as the dog days of summer, but the dog days aren’t what you might think!

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac website, “the Dog Days of summer are traditionally the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, which coincide with the dawn rising of the Sirius, the Dog Star. This is soon after the Summer Solstice, which of course also indicates that heat will soon set in.”

If you are avoiding the heat of the dog days by staying inside, check out these books about constellations:

The Practical Astronomer by Will Gater

Astronomy for Dummies by Stephen P. Maran

The New Astronomy Guide by Patrick Moore

Stars and Planets

Or these books about dogs:

Do Dogs Dream? by Stanley Coren

Marley & Me by John Grogan

Miracle Dogs by Liz Stavrinides

Top Dog by Maria Goodavage

And if you’d like to know the predicted weather for the rest of the year:

The Old Farmer’s Almanac

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Dog Days of Summer