Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap Day, Then and Now

The Facts:
What is a leap year?
A leap year is a year in which one extra day has been inserted, or intercalated, at the end of February. A leap year consists of 366 days, whereas other years, called common years, have 365 days.
Why are leap years needed?
Leap years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the earth's revolutions around the sun.
The Pictures:
This was Andrew and Amy on February 29, 2000
And this is them now, February 29, 2008:
(Amy and Kayla)

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