Leap Year

Did you know that the Gregorian calendar was designed to keep the vernal equinox on or close to March 21?

The idea is for Easter to remain correct with respect to the vernal equinox. But the vernal equinox year is about 365.242374 days long (and increasing), whereas the average year length of the Gregorian calendar is 365.2425. The difference, while marginal, means that in around 8,000 years, the calendar will be about one day behind where it is now.

What’s it mean to you?  One more extra day in February!

The Olympics occur in the Leap Year, every four years, as does political elections in the United States.