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Re: Ponte Alto Baronial Birthday
> > The second one will be in 2000. 2000 is also a leap year.
> > Corwyn
> ***bzzzt*** Sorry, but thank you for playing. The year 2000
> is not a leap year. Every now and then they have to skip one
> to get things back on track. (Anyone want to better explain it?)
Leap years occur in all years divisible by four EXCEPT when the year ends
in a double zero. The year is not exactly 365 days and 6 hours long; it
is slightly less, so we need a leap day slightly less often. (There is
also a leap second occasionally, when needed.)
I did a science project on timekeeping back in sixth grade, which was
when I learned all this stuff. It was really a history of science
project, but they okayed it. I made a sundial, water clock, sand clock,
did some pendulum experiments, etc., and had flats explaining Daylight
Savings Time, leap years, etc.