Which star is called the "Dog Star"?

Sirius
Proxima Centauri
Northern Star
Wega
Sirius (also known as dog-­days, the Dog Star, and α CM) is the bright­est and one of the closest stars of the night sky, located in the con­stel­la­tion Canis Major (Latin for "Great Dog").

Answers distribution

Sirius
Proxima Centauri
Northern Star
Wega
answers
flagAustralia
75%
8%
8%
8%
12
flagSpain
72%
9%
0%
9%
11
flagFrance
70%
15%
0%
15%
20
flagthe United Kingdom
66%
13%
9%
9%
111
flagGermany
65%
20%
6%
8%
49
flagPoland
61%
17%
8%
11%
4446
flagthe United States
61%
15%
9%
11%
143
flagIndia
56%
21%
6%
15%
46
flagthe Netherlands
45%
36%
0%
18%
11
flagRepublic of Ireland
30%
23%
15%
30%
13
flagNorway
27%
27%
27%
18%
11

Gender

men59%
women62%
Sirius
59%
62%
Proxima Centauri
20%
21%
Northern Star
6%
6%
Wega
13%
9%

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Author: Krzysztof Moskal
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