Posted: 2/29/2020 8:26 PM by
From Interim HealthCare of the Carolina's serving Mooresville, Pinehurst, Statesville, Salisbury and surrounding areas, we hope you enjoy your "extra" day!
History and science behind Leap Day:
Leap Day is implemented every four years because Earths orbital revolution around the Sun takes approximately 6 hours longer than 365 whole days or 8,760 hours. This means Earth's orbits last 8,766 hours per year, therefore every four years a leap day is added to compensate for this lag. This realigns our calendar with the Earth's position in the solar system; otherwise, seasons would occur later than intended in the calendar year.
The more you know!