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
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flagthe United Arab Emirates
90%
9%
0%
0%
11
flagAustralia
73%
6%
6%
6%
15
flagFrance
68%
20%
0%
12%
25
flagSpain
66%
16%
0%
8%
12
flagthe United Kingdom
65%
13%
7%
12%
142
flagPoland
63%
17%
8%
10%
5347
flagGermany
61%
24%
6%
7%
65
flagthe United States
60%
15%
8%
13%
180
flagIndia
59%
17%
8%
13%
79
flagUnknown
59%
25%
6%
8%
59
flagthe Netherlands
43%
25%
6%
25%
16
flagRepublic of Ireland
40%
20%
13%
26%
15
flagCanada
30%
23%
15%
30%
13
flagNorway
25%
25%
25%
25%
12

Gender

men59%
women63%
Sirius
59%
63%
Proxima Centauri
19%
21%
Northern Star
6%
6%
Wega
13%
9%

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