Google Happy Leap Year

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The frog takes the center stage again.  Leap year is an additional day that happens every four years. But a year that is divisible by 100 but not by 400 is not.  Confused, let’s make it more detailed;

Year 2000 was a leap year under the Gregorian calendar, as was 1600. But 1700, 1800 and 1900 are not leap years.  This theory came to be  by Pope Gregory XIII and his astronomers when they introduced the Gregorian calendar in 1582, which lose three leap days every 400 years.

Curious why February 29?  I was too, the truth about this scenario was under Julius Caesar, February has 30 days but when Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus came he was peeved that his birth month August has only 29 days while with his predecessor Julius has 31, so he added several days on August and make it the same as July and February (my birth month the one that suffers )

Why an additional day is needed?  It was needed because the Earth year (a complete orbit around the Sun) does not take an exact number of whole days (one complete spin of the Earth on its axis). In fact, it takes 365.2422 days, thus an additional day should be needed.

If you are born on a leap day  you are believe to have born in a rare opportunity because the odd is 1/1,461 and babies born on 29 February are known as “leapers” or “leaplings”.

 

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Comments

  1. i know someone who is only 8 years old because of Leap Year..LOL

    kidding aside, its a good to do good deeds during leap year because it will be a memorable one considering that leap year comes only every four years. Im sure the one that you extended heal will be leaping with joy!!!

    visiting u ri, hope u visit me back.. mwah!!!

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