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
92%
7%
0%
0%
13
flagAustralia
76%
5%
5%
5%
17
flagFrance
70%
18%
0%
11%
27
flagSpain
66%
16%
0%
8%
12
flagthe United Kingdom
64%
13%
7%
14%
146
flagPoland
63%
16%
8%
10%
5561
flagGermany
61%
23%
7%
7%
67
flagthe Philippines
60%
30%
10%
0%
10
flagthe United States
60%
16%
8%
12%
187
flagIndia
58%
17%
8%
15%
82
flagUnknown
55%
24%
10%
10%
69
flagRepublic of Ireland
50%
16%
11%
22%
18
flagthe Netherlands
43%
25%
6%
25%
16
flagCanada
30%
23%
15%
30%
13
flagNorway
25%
25%
25%
25%
12

Gender

men59%
women63%
Sirius
60%
64%
Proxima Centauri
19%
20%
Northern Star
6%
6%
Wega
13%
8%

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Author: Krzysztof Moskal
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