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    Any Leapers in here

    or you know any Leapers

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    Why we have Leap Year

    The leap year is a contrivance so that the calendar year (usually 365 days) doesn't get too far away from the solar year. The time it takes the earth to go exactly once around the sun - is not precisely 365 days. The ancients estimated it as 365.25 days. That wasn't bad as calculations go; it's actually 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds, roughly 6 hours.

    If that little fraction (1/4 of a day) went uncheck the calendar would lose a full day against the seasonal year. Christmas (Dec. 25) would start to come a little earlier each year. After about 20 years it would come before the winter solstice; after 200 years or so, Christmas would come in the autumn (since the seasons are tied to the astronomical year, because they depend on the earth's slant relative to the sun) . . . and then in summer . . . and . . .

    To prevent this drift between the calendar year, we add one extra day every four years. The day is derived by adding the extra six hours of each year. Thus, over the four year period, we have 1461 days, not 1460, for an average of 365.25 days per year. That pretty much makes it come out right.

    This innovation was imposed in the year 709 AUC when Julius Caesar regulated the calendar. Nowadays, we refer to it as 45 BC.

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    when they celebrate their bday on regular years, the 28th or the 1st
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