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Did you know that if you were born on Febuary 29, you would only have a birthday once every fore years That’s because February 29 is part of the leap year. Normally February only has twenty-eigt days, but every four years an extra day is added to the calender. Why do we need leap years? Our calendar show how long it takes Earth to orbit the sun one time. This takes around 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds--or aproximately 365 1/4 days--to complete. Too make sure the calendar matches up with Earths orbit around the sun, we add a extra day every four years.

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Did you know that if you were born on February 29, you would only have a birthday once every four years? That’s because February 29 is part of the leap year. Normally February only has twenty-eight days, but every four years an extra day is added to the calendar. Why do we need leap years? Our calendar shows how long it takes Earth to orbit the sun one time. This takes around 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds--or approximately 365 1/4 days--to complete. To make sure the calendar matches up with Earths orbit around the sun, we add an extra day every four years.

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