Google marks Leap Day with a doodle

Updated on Feb 29, 2020 07:37 AM IST

Leap Day, which comes every four years on February 29, is a day observed in various solar calenders including Gregorian calendar.

Google is celebrating Leap Day today with a doodle.(Google)
Google is celebrating Leap Day today with a doodle.(Google)
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Google is celebrating Leap Day today with a doodle. Leap Day, which comes every four years on February 29, is a day observed in various solar calenders including Gregorian calendar.

However, even in the Greforian calender, years that are divisible by 100, but not by 400, do not contain a leap day.

The Earth’s orbital revolution around Sun takes 6 hours longer than 365 days, and Leap Day compensates this lag and realignes the calendar with the Earth’s position in the Solar System.

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