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What is the "canicula"?



The Latin word canicula, meaning "small dog," is the diminutive form of "canis," source of the English word canine. "Canicula" is also the Latin name for Sirius, the star that represents the hound of Orion in the constellation named for that hunter from Roman and Greek mythology. This is supposed to be visible during a specific date in the summer. Tha's why they call them the "dog days". But, what do you know about the "canicula"? When does it appear? Where? How long does it last? What are the most affected areas? Is it worlwide?

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Ceidin
Ceidin
Aug 17, 2020

That is true! It is in these North states where we can feel the intensity of the hot weather. It commonly is between July and August. There are places like Monterrey where you can't survive without a good cooling device :D!!

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Glo
Glo
Aug 15, 2020

I have always lived in the north of the republic, In the canicula the temperatures can be between 40 and 45 degrees, This is a dificult time, more in the north when there is drought, it's 40 day of intense heat, it can cause disconfort in the people, forest fire, and people that dosent like the hot, they are will bad mood

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