Why Leap Year? What it is?

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  1. PrettyOrchid

    PrettyOrchid New Member Original Member

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    Hi to all,
    Here is a general discussion about leap year...
    Did anybody know what is a leap year is and why this concept has arises? Anybody who knows can answer in this thread... All are welcome...
     
  2. RosePetals

    RosePetals New Member Original Member

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    To allow exactly the same lengths between the equinoxes in two subsequent years. Because 4 years take almost exactly 1461 days.
    Rather than adjusting 6 hours into each year, which would upset the customary time of day, we add one day every 4th year. So I guess that’s why we have leap year.