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* Leap Day, a calendar adjustment day in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar Gregorian Calendar] system. It occurs every four years, with some [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_29 exceptions].
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* '''Leap Day''', a calendar adjustment day in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregorian_calendar Gregorian Calendar] system. It occurs every four years, with some [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_29 exceptions].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 23:01, 2 February 2015

February 29, also known as a leap day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are evenly divisible by 4, such as 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Years that are evenly divisible by 100, but not by 400, do not contain a leap day; thus 1900 did not contain a leap day while 2000 did. Years containing a leap day are called leap years. February 29 is the 60th day of the Gregorian calendar in such a year, with 306 days remaining until the end of the year. It is preceded by February 28, and succeeded by March 1.

Although most years of the modern Gregorian calendar have 365 days, a complete revolution around the sun takes approximately 365 days and 6 hours. Every four years, during which an extra 24 hours have accumulated, one extra day is added to keep the count coordinated with the sun's apparent position.

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