Leap Year by the Numbers

YES! Weekly | March 4, 2012
We say that a calendar year is 365 days, and it is, more or less. But it takes just a little bit longer for the Earth to make its lap around the sun, about 6 hours, making a full year 365.24219 days. So we add a day every four years, a process known as intercalation.

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