Feb. 29, 2020 is Leap Day

When Is the Next Leap Day?

The next leap day is Saturday, February 29, 2020.

The last Leap Day was on Monday, February 29, 2016.

Why Add a Leap Day?

Leap days are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth’s revolutions around the Sun.

It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days – or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds – to circle once around the Sun. This is called a tropical year.

Without an extra, or intercalary, day on February 29 nearly every four years, we would lose almost six hours every year. After only 100 years, a calendar without leap years would be off by approximately 24 days in relation to fixed seasonal days such as the vernal equinox or the winter solstice.

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It’s a good job I don’t really go out. Otherwise I’d have women everywhere proposing marriage to me. :joy:

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@everhopeful will you marry me :ring:

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Aghhhhh ! There’s no escape ! I’m cursed ! :smile:

But that was very sweet, thank you.

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:broken_heart: :cry:

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No, @everhopeful, marry me!

:ring:

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That’s my shower day

You guys are great ! You’ve really cheered me up. But I have to think of all those jealous husbands ! :smile:

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Il marry you too :upside_down_face:

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Maybe I am in tomorrow, I was once married, that was enough for me.

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Maybe we could all meet in utah !

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