Why do we have leap years?
A leap year, where an extra day is added to the end of February every four years, is down to the solar system's disparity with the Gregorian calendar.
A complete orbit of the earth around the sun takes exactly 365.2422 days to complete, but the Gregorian calendar uses 365 days.
So leap seconds - and leap years - are added as means of keeping our clocks (and calendars) in sync with the Earth and its seasons.
Per The website www.Telegraph.com
More importantly, we all have an extra 24 hours that we are not used to. Some business will get an extra day to make revenue. Some people will get to celebrate birthdays, the real one they only get to once every 4 years. Does it add another day for school kids? Some people use it as a “free” day and do whatever they want. I am hoping some of you are using the extra hours to come visit and get an extra round of golf in.
What would you do with your extra 24 hours?
Check out our FB post asking about 24 hours, and feel free to comment.