Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – Kansas City
At 6:15 AM Daylight Time, I saw Sirius about two handbreadths above the horizon, just a bit east of due south. This was about one hour and ten minutes before local sunrise.
The constellation Orion was correspondingly just a bit west of due south.
Compare this with my earliest sighting this year on August 21st. Then, Sirius rose only a short time before sunrise.
More importantly, Sirius was then roughly 20 degrees ahead of the sun. Today, Sirius was about 80 degrees ahead of the sun.