#Ephemeris – #Sirius: an important star in history via @wordpress Author #BobMoler #DogStar https://bobmoler.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/02072017-ephemeris-sirius-an-important-star-in-history/
Ephemeris for Tuesday, February 7th. The Sun will rise at 7:53. It’ll be up for 10 hours and 6 minutes, setting at 6:00. The Moon, 3 days before full, will set at 5:53 tomorrow morning.
The brightest star-like object in the evening sky is Sirius, also known as the Dog Star. It also is the brightest night-time star in our skies period. Tonight at 9 p.m. it’s located in the southeastern sky. The Dog Star name comes from its position at the heart of the constellation Canis Major, the great dog of Orion the hunter. The three stars of Orion’s belt tilt to the southeast and point to Sirius. The name Sirius means ‘Dazzling One’, a reference to its great brilliance and twinkling. Its Egyptian name was Sothis, and its appearance in the dawn skies in late June signaled the flooding of the Nile, and the beginning of the Egyptian…
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