Do you know why they are referred as "dog" days? Why? What is the background on "dog" days?
The north star, Sirius, or the dog star, is very visible during our hottest days of the summer.
You may find the following interesting..... You may want to follow Tonight's Sky feature at the Skywatching center.
Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.earthsky.org
Thanks Gardenboy!! Added to "my favorites" and will have my boys check in tomorrow!! (After church:))