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When are the dog days of summer?

Dog days are from July 3 to Aug. 11, a period 20 days before and 20 days after the "dog star," Sirius, rises in conjunction with the sun. They are so named because ancient Romans believed that Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky during the winter, added its heat to the sun's, creating a stretch of hot and sultry weather.


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