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Monday, February 29, 2016
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|4:00pm to 5:30pm
1. (of a day or a month) inserted in the calendar to harmonise it with the solar year, e.g. 29 February in leap years.
|Welcome to ABL973's first ever event cache...leave work, score a find, get a leap year souvenir, meet friends, discover or swap travel bugs. Easy.
Start time is 4:00pm and we'll wrap up by 5:30pm
I'll be there at 3:30pm.
2016 marks yet another leap year, a 366 day year that occurs every four years. But what is the point of a leap year?
It takes the Earth roughly 365 days and six hours, or 365.25 days, to orbit the Sun. In order to keep our modern calendar in line with the Earth's orbit a leap year occurs every four years, guaranteeing that each four year cycle takes the same amount of time as four revolutions of the Sun.
The idea was thought up by Julius Caesar's astronomers to ensure festivals happened at the same time each year. The system was then developed in the 16th century by Pope Gregory XIII who declared that a leap year would occur in years divisible by four.
The playground and BBQ area is right beside Albert Park Lake near the Boatshed and on a sunny warm day its a nice place to be. It's dog friendly if on a lead and there's a cache over the water if you bring your kayak.
Car - turn off Albert Road / Clarendon Street into Aughtie Drive, then take the first left into Albert Rd Drive and head towards the carpark.
Tram Route 12 - and get off at stop 130, Aughtie Drive and Albert Road.
If the weather turns wet we'll be over at the BBQ pavillion - S37 50.319 E144 58.039
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Last Updated: on 2/6/2017 10:46:24 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (6:46 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum