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").

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Sirius
Proxima Centauri
Northern Star
Wega
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flagthe United Arab Emirates
88%
5%
0%
5%
18
flagGreece
84%
15%
0%
0%
13
flagSweden
76%
11%
5%
5%
17
flagBangladesh
73%
6%
6%
13%
15
flagFrance
72%
18%
0%
9%
33
flagAustralia
72%
6%
3%
13%
29
flagSwitzerland
65%
6%
20%
6%
43
flagGermany
63%
22%
5%
8%
117
flagPoland
62%
17%
7%
11%
9166
flagthe United States
62%
14%
8%
13%
261
flagthe United Kingdom
61%
15%
7%
14%
217
flagIndia
60%
14%
7%
16%
164
flagthe Netherlands
57%
17%
5%
20%
35
flagRepublic of Ireland
55%
15%
10%
20%
20
flagPakistan
53%
15%
7%
23%
13
flagSpain
50%
25%
6%
12%
16
flagthe Philippines
47%
26%
10%
10%
19
flagUnknown
46%
24%
10%
18%
643
flagCanada
35%
17%
17%
29%
17
flagNorway
21%
21%
21%
35%
14

Gender

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

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