Monday, February 29th, 2016 is   

Leap Year Day

 

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TOPIC:  Leap Day

Posted:  2/29/2016, 4:45 a.m. ET

 

Dad said it’s Leap Day today.  From what I’ve read, Leap Day has to do with the Earth having a problem with timeliness.  You see it all goes back a long long time ago when the Earth was just little.  One-day baby Earth was circling the sun and was distracted by some meteors entering its atmosphere and lost track of time.  After 5 or 6 hours, little Earth realized it had to get going, and finally went on its way.  As a result to this day we’re stuck waiting for little Earth to catch up to the calendar.  Rather than adding a day I say we have one day each year that lasts about 30 hours. This should preferably be on a Saturday.  Your welcome. 

... Leap Year ...

 

It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days

(or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds)

to circle once around the Sun (our closest star).

This is called a tropical year, and is measured from the March equinox.

 

However, the Gregorian calendar (the one we use)has only 365 days in a year,

so if we didn't add a leap day on February 29 nearly every four years,

we would lose almost six hours off our calendar every year.

After only 100 years, our calendar would be off by around 24 days

and we just can't have that!

 

 

Lena Gercke
is 28 today
(or maybe only 7)

( depending how you count)
February 29, 1988

German Model & Television Host
Winner of the first cycle of

Germany's "Next Top Model"
OuiSet, IMG Models
Cosmopolitan, Sports Week,

Glamour, French Votre Beauté
Print campaigns for

H&M, Mexx and Geox

 

 

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