There are actually more than 365 days in a year! It actually takes 365 days and six hours for the Earth to revolve around the Sun. The extra six hours accumulate into an entire day every four years (6 hours x 4 = 24 hours or one day). A “leap year” will contain the extra 366th calendar day. The extra day is added as February 29, which only exists in a leap year. This year, 2012, is a Leap Year. The term “leap year” comes from the fact that in England, the extra day every 4 years was not recognized by English law and was “leapt over” or ignored.
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