The name Sirius comes from the Latin sirius. It is situated in the eye of the greater dog Canis Major, therefore it is known as the 'Dog Star'. Other meanings:
- Transition Stage - Moving consciousness from one reality (frequency) to another
- Spirit of Wisdom - Zoroastrian Translation
- Brightly Radiating One - The Shining Ones
What to the eye appears as a single star is actually a large binary star system, consisting of a bright white main sequence star of spectral type A1V, named Sirius A, and a faint white dwarf companion of spectral type DA named Sirius B.
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