Sirius Colors (37 images)
These are the dog days of summer out here. That’s when Sirius – that's the "dog star" – rises and sets with the sun, when Sirius is in conjunction with the sun. The Romans thought that this one star’s heat added to the heat of the sun, creating a stretch of hot and uncomfortable weather from twenty days before the conjunction to twenty days after. Those were the “dog days” – named after the star – and these are strange days. The heat...