Today is the celebration of Leap Day. But, what exactly does it mean? Sure, we all know that an extra day (Feb. 29) is added to the calendar every four years. But, there is much more to it than meets the eye.
According to Brian Handwerk from National Geographic, “the solar, or tropical, year is approximately 365.2422 days long.” Because of this, there is no way to account for the extra time except for creating one extra day every 4 years. Adding it every year would be too much, and not adding it at all would completely interfere with our calendars, sunrises and sunsets. Everyone from Sumerians to Egyptians and Romans tried different methods that didn’t work. Even today, there are some cultures that make up for the difference in entirely different ways.
However, for local citizens in Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties, it means an entire added day. This means that anyone looking at our website has extra time that they wouldn’t normally have on any other year. Sure, some may think that one day wouldn’t make a lot of difference. But, if you think about it, it’s a whole 24 hours that you wouldn’t normally get. Use them wisely.
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