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The star Sirius is also known as the "Dog Star" by virtue of it being prominent within the constellation of Canis Major, or 'Big Dog' is estimated to be around 2–300 million years old. It can be quite easily seen with the naked eye from most locations within the Northern Hemisphere somewhere between 30 and 73 degrees of latitude. Occasionally its luminosity is so great that it can be clearly seen in daylight.
Not only does Sirius hold a prominent position in Canis Major but it is also the brightest star in the night-time sky with a visual apparent magnitude of -1.47. It is almost twice as bright as the next brightest star, Canopus.
The reason for the brightness of Sirius is not its intrinsic luminosity but is in fact due to its proximity to our own planet.
At a relatively close distance of just 2.6 pc or 8.6 light years Sirius is one of our nearest neighbours. It is roughly twice the mass of our own Sun.
In a mythological sense Sirius was considered to be a dog in its own right whilst early Greek mythology sometimes uses the constellation to represent a two-headed dog.
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