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The Odd History and Science of Leap Year

What’s behind Feb. 29 and why it’s so special

You might’ve heard there are 365 days in a year. Wrong! Each day on Earth is made by our planet’s rotation on its axis, bringing the sun into view in the morning and causing it to slide into the opposite horizon each evening.

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Robert Roy Britt

Robert Roy Britt

Independent health & science journalist writing motivationally about the science of physical health & mental wellness. Former editor-in-chief of LiveScience.

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