Monday, 29 February 2016

Leap year, so witness it today.

A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or a bissextile year) is a year containing one additional day (or, in the case of lunisolar calendars, a month) added to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. Because seasons and astronomical events do not repeat in a whole number of days, calendars that have the same number of days in each year drift over time with respect to the event that the year is supposed to track. By inserting (also called intercalating) an additional day or month into the year, the drift can be corrected. A year that is not a leap year is called a common year.

So, today it was good to have another day in February, that is a 29th day to it. 

This first leap year of my blog, or .com. 
So, deserved to share it today to mark its occurrence.