Thanks. I’ll be looking for it in south TX.
You’re welcome, but I should have said it’ll be 30 degrees above the horizon at dawn in a month. Every month the earth moves 30 degrees around the Sun. In South Texas, your earliest chance to spot it is about 2 weeks. With an excellent view — no ground clutter all the way down to the SE horizon, and no clouds or haze at all — you might spot it 20-30 minutes before dawn as early as August 7 or 8, if you know EXACTLY where to look. The ancient Egyptians made a huge deal of the heliacal rising of Sirius, because it heralded the annual Nile floods that made life possible in those parts. You’ll understand me when I say that in South Louisiana I greet it as the sign that summer is half over.