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
92%
7%
0%
0%
13
flagAustralia
75%
10%
5%
5%
20
flagBangladesh
72%
9%
0%
18%
11
flagFrance
67%
21%
0%
10%
28
flagPoland
64%
16%
8%
10%
5848
flagthe United Kingdom
63%
15%
6%
14%
160
flagthe United States
62%
15%
8%
12%
206
flagGermany
61%
23%
7%
7%
67
flagSpain
61%
23%
0%
7%
13
flagIndia
59%
15%
7%
15%
89
flagthe Philippines
58%
25%
8%
8%
12
flagUnknown
52%
27%
11%
8%
85
flagRepublic of Ireland
52%
15%
10%
21%
19
flagthe Netherlands
47%
19%
9%
23%
21
flagCanada
28%
21%
14%
35%
14
flagNorway
25%
25%
25%
25%
12

Gender

men59%
women63%
Sirius
59%
64%
Proxima Centauri
20%
20%
Northern Star
6%
6%
Wega
13%
8%

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Author: Krzysztof Moskal
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