2016 is a leap year, which means the month of February has an extra day for us to enjoy, and for those who were born on February 29th this is your year, Happy Birthday!
Why is it that leap year only comes around once every four years, what is the cause of this phenomenon?
We all know our calendars consist of 365 days in a year, because that's just about how long it takes for our planet to orbit the sun, but on a more accurate note it actually takes 365 ¼ days (365.24219 days) to circle the sun what is known to be a solar year. This results in our calendar being short a quarter of a day each year. Therefore every four years we go from 365 days to 366, so that our seasons won't be affected.
How many people do you know born on a leap year?
Happy birthday to those who were born on Leap year, may there be lots of Happiness with you!
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