Q: What EXACTLY is Leap Year?

mjdebpagoria
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For some reason, I never pay attention to the days in February.
Is it suppose to benefit us?
mjdebpagoria posted Feb 22, 2012
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AgentGhost
We need leap years to keep our calendar sync'd with the Earth's revolutions around the sun. It takes Earth a little more than 365 days to circle the sun (~365.35 days) so in order to make up the difference we add an extra day in February every 4 years so that the seasons are not constantly changing.
AgentGhost (dealspl.us mod) posted Feb 22, 2012
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VirginiaPeanuts
And if you are born on Feb. 29th, you only get a birthday once every 4 years ;)
VirginiaPeanuts (rep: 11.3k) posted Feb 22, 2012
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TOTOOO
It should benefit us considering I've read somewhere that our economy loses a lot of money due to daylight savings (-1 hour). I would expect +24 hours would be 23x better??
TOTOOO (rep: 47k) posted Feb 22, 2012
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nimrodboy3
speaking of DST..you can find a good explanation of it here
nimrodboy3 (rep: 68k) posted Feb 22, 2012
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Maxilaserpointer
Yes, l like the Leap Year
Maxilaserpointer (rep: 6) posted Feb 23, 2012
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megglty
Yes, Leap Day is supposed to benefit us...
It apparently has a whole meaning and everything...
http://www.timeanddate.com/date/leapyear.html
megglty (rep: 29) posted Feb 25, 2012
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