Thursday, August 4th, 2016 10:50:11
Habits and Outcomes
ATLANTA — It’s hot, it’s humid and people are miserable and exhausted by the daily temperatures that surpass 90 degrees. The dog days of summer are here.
The ancient Romans coined the phrase “dog days” based on the period of time that the brightest star (Sirius, the Dog Star) rose and set in conjunction with the sun. The Romans believed that Sirius radiated heat to the Earth, causing the hottest part of the year as it traveled with the sun.