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What is leap day?

Time: 2016-2-29  Clicks: 672

February 29, 2016

    To most of us, every four year we have one February, 29.it is call leap day. To whom born on Feb, 29. You are very lucky that you have very special birthday.

What is leap day?

    One year is 365days. More precisely one year is 365.2425days.or 365days 5hours and 49mins. Thus adding a calendar day every four years is an excess of around 44 minutes each time, or about 3 days every 400 years. To compensate for this, three days are removed every 400 years.

 

Although Terry is muddle now, the clever people make a easy way to tell which year has leap day as below.


§  The year can be evenly divided by 4;

§  If the year can be evenly divided by 100, it is NOT a leap year, unless;

§  The year is also evenly divisible by 400. Then it is a leap year.


For example:

Year 1644, 1644 can divided in 4, Y1644 is a leap year.

Year 1700, 1700 can divided in 100 but not in 400, Y1700 is a leap year.

Year 2000, 2000 can divided in 100 and 400, Y2000 is a leap year.


Who Invented Leap Years?

    Roman general Julius Caesar introduced the first leap years over 2000 years ago. But the Julian calendar had only one rule: The year evenly divisible by 4 would be a leap year.


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