LEAP in the YEAR

Moon through the telescope at Sutherland SA
@Inlemay (16542)
South Africa
February 28, 2016 11:32pm CST
Today is the Famous 29th Day of February which is the Leap in every 4th year so that the Gregorian calendars and tides together with the moon's correlate till the end of time. The "leap day" of 29 February exists for purely astronomical reasons so they say. FACT IS: " The leap year's extra day is necessary because of the "messiness" of our Solar System. One Earth year (a complete orbit around the Sun) does not take an exact number of whole days (one complete spin of the Earth on its axis). In fact, it takes 365.2422 days, give or take." How do you spend the extra day of the year? Spend it wisely !!
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@LadyDuck (157285)
• Switzerland
29 Feb 16
It is a day like another and it is a Monday, it's never the best day of the week.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
29 Feb 16
Never the best day ever - but a bonus monday for 4 years
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@LadyDuck (157285)
• Switzerland
29 Feb 16
@Inlemay It's the third time I go out to the electronic shop for a netbook problem, that it's brand new and it changes the MAC address randomly every time that I reboot. The gave me a new one half an hour ago, today I do not even want to check, I will see tomorrow if it works.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
29 Feb 16
@LadyDuck best of luck tomorrow then - dont tempt fate today
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@jaboUK (53924)
• United Kingdom
29 Feb 16
Well you can't save it, that's for sure, so you might as well spend it. I've spent it packing for a trip to Spain.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
1 Mar 16
Are you off to Spain Again - FABULOUS!
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@jaboUK (53924)
• United Kingdom
1 Mar 16
@Inlemay Yup we're in Spain now - arrived today. Looking forward to a whole month here.
• United States
29 Feb 16
I have not decided yet since I have to sleep first then wake up and enjoy it . . .
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
29 Feb 16
have a good sleep then
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• United States
29 Feb 16
I did and maybe if I change my perspective, the day will be more promising then it has thus far . . . @Inlemay
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Feb 16
Well frst Im onmy way to the dining room and breakfast then I will come up here aj myklot l ike cray on htis last day of the month lol lol
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
29 Feb 16
last day of the month That it is!
@marlina (73885)
• Canada
29 Feb 16
I will spend this day like any other day, it doesn't make a difference to me.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
1 Mar 16
thats all good as most are doing pretty much the same
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
29 Feb 16
The leap year dates back well before the Gregorian calendar, but it's use was modified on the introduction of the calendar. The main purpose of the Gregorian calendar was to reduce the number of leap years that occur. Contrary to popular belief, it does not occur every 4 years. The exception occurs when the year ends 00, in which case the year must be divisible by 400 instead of just 4. This reduces the number of leap years every 4 centuries from 100 to 97. Therefore 1800 and 1900 were not leap years and neither will 2100 or 2200, but 2000 was.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
1 Mar 16
That is such a fascinating observation or lesson in the Leap year. thank you for adding it to the responses. All these strange things that happen were as a result of some genius with numbers trying to make Normal Man to understand them. Amazing!!
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@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
1 Mar 16
@Inlemay The Gregorian calendar caused a lot of anger in Britain when we first adopted it. Due to those 3 leap years being removed every 400 years, the Gregorian calendar and the Julian calendar drifted apart, with the difference averaging just over 5 minutes per year. When Britain finally adopted the calendar in 1752 it was necessary to adjust the date to comply, so September 2nd was followed by September 14th. Many people today get confused when we change the clocks by 1 hour twice a year, so imagine how confusing this must have been.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
1 Mar 16
@Asylum Its seems the British make things a little difficult to understand . . . ha ha
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• Canada
29 Feb 16
My mother's neighbour was born on this day. He's in his nineties or twenties, depending upon which way you look at it.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
29 Feb 16
that could be something funny to live with
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• Canada
29 Feb 16
@Inlemay He always says he doesn't like his birthday. I wonder whether he was teased as a kid.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
1 Mar 16
@Sheilamarie78 probably was teased in some way or other
@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Feb 16
The 29th has nearly vanished for me and I'm not sure I spent it wisely!
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
1 Mar 16
you have to wait another 4 years to get one again
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@JudyEv (123169)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Mar 16
@Inlemay I'll make a March 1 resolution to enjoy the next 29 February more!
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
1 Mar 16
@JudyEv glad to hear that - you have 4 years to prepare.
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@trivia79 (7914)
• El Segundo, California
1 Mar 16
This is a very special day for those who born in this date
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
1 Mar 16
I think so too
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@trivia79 (7914)
• El Segundo, California
2 Mar 16
@Inlemay yes it is! their exact birth date only occurs every 4 years and that's really special. I knew some people with that case
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@just4him (117005)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Feb 16
I paid bills. And I'm myLotting. I'm thinking about doing housework - but it's only a thought.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
1 Mar 16
I love that you keep the housework to thoughts only - he he
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@just4him (117005)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Mar 16
@Inlemay I succumbed and did some dishes.
@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
29 Feb 16
To me, it isn't anything speical, as I haven't done anything special today, no more than I do any other day. I have been texting my daughter, surgfing the interne, coming in here, and crocheting a baby dress that I am hoping to have done by the weekend. Today, is just another day for me like any other day is.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
1 Mar 16
well i hope you enjoyed your day
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
1 Mar 16
@Inlemay Now, that it is a new day, I am sure that I will enjoy today as well. I will be in here most of the time, except for taking breaks at times. Now that it is a new month, I want to do what I can each day, to reach payout before the end of the month.
@Scindhia (1947)
• Chennai, India
29 Feb 16
Mylot, sleep and yummy food. Everyday is special. Have you seen the movie leap year?
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
29 Feb 16
yes it was lovely and I have even been on those roads in Ireland
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@Scindhia (1947)
• Chennai, India
29 Feb 16
@Inlemay The location and roads look so picturesque. Are they really that beautiful?!!
@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
29 Feb 16
slept in, now playing a video game and mylotting at the same time
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
29 Feb 16
I have been diagnosed with laryngitis and kidney infection and feeling totally **itty today - no peace for the wicked, did the washing and many errands all day, now the dinner
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• Centralia, Missouri
29 Feb 16
@Inlemay kidney infections are NEVER fun, up the cran juice intake, take it easy, and feel better!
@Gillygirl (17283)
• Sutton, England
1 Mar 16
Mine was spent getting my strength up after a spell in hospital followed by the passing of my mum.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
1 Mar 16
well I am glad that you had an EXTRA day to get your strength up - wishing you well in mind body and soul after your moms passing. Just read about it. sorry to hear.
@Tampa_girl7 (25690)
• United States
29 Feb 16
I have never really given it much thought. An extra day is nice though.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
1 Mar 16
thats what I was thinking, but lucky or unlucky for me i am ill and didnt go to the movies like i intended
@dodo19 (32873)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
29 Feb 16
For me, it's just like any other day. Nothing really special. At least, not more or less special than any other day of the week. My girls went to preschool this morning, and then did some groceries. Now, we're just relaxing.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
1 Mar 16
ordinary is good - its when ones day goes to rat race that its not.
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@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
29 Feb 16
I spend it...falling in line for bill payment and transmittal. Then i was asked to get the rooms ready..someone will come to have a sleep.over. haha
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
1 Mar 16
it sounds as if you were really busy - well done on spending it wisely
@TheSojourner (17454)
• United States
29 Feb 16
I will spend it going to a doctor's appointment, and paying my bills! What an exciting day! And it's 2:45 a.m., and I still can't fall asleep. & I have to be at the doctors office at 9 o'clock. Ugh!
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
29 Feb 16
your day sounds more like mine - doctor, some bills but no sleep for me
@TRBRocks420 (77498)
• Banks, Oregon
29 Feb 16
I am looking forward to spending it watching RAW tonight.
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@Inlemay (16542)
• South Africa
29 Feb 16
enjoy that RAW you intend watching
• Japan
1 Mar 16
I think it is also interesting that they add a leap second every once in a while.
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