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
flagthe United Arab Emirates
88%
5%
0%
5%
18
flagGreece
84%
15%
0%
0%
13
flagSwitzerland
80%
14%
4%
0%
21
flagAustralia
77%
7%
3%
7%
27
flagBangladesh
73%
6%
6%
13%
15
flagSweden
71%
14%
7%
7%
14
flagFrance
70%
20%
0%
10%
30
flagGermany
63%
21%
6%
8%
115
flagthe United States
62%
15%
7%
12%
240
flagIndia
62%
13%
7%
15%
151
flagPoland
61%
17%
7%
11%
8764
flagthe United Kingdom
61%
15%
8%
14%
211
flagRepublic of Ireland
55%
15%
10%
20%
20
flagthe Netherlands
54%
18%
6%
21%
33
flagthe Philippines
50%
22%
11%
11%
18
flagSpain
50%
25%
6%
12%
16
flagUnknown
46%
24%
10%
18%
626
flagCzech Republic
33%
33%
0%
33%
12
flagCanada
28%
21%
14%
35%
14
flagNorway
21%
21%
21%
35%
14

Gender

men52%
women63%
Sirius
52%
63%
Proxima Centauri
22%
21%
Northern Star
8%
6%
Wega
17%
9%

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Which star is called the "Dog Star"?
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Author: Krzysztof Moskal
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