Leap Year

2016 is a leap year and 29th February (today!) was your extra day.

I am sure you have lots of questions on how a leap year comes about and so here is astrophysicist and all-round science dude Neil deGrasse Tyson to explain all about the 365 and a quarter days (or so) that it takes us to orbit the sun.

I had absolutely no idea about the 100 Year Rule and the 400 Year Rule to incrementally manage this extra day.  Fascinating.

Hope you didn’t waste your leap day!




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