What Is a Leap Year?
A leap year has 366 days instead of the usual 365 days, and occurs nearly every four years. The extra day during leap years is leap day on February 29. Just think of it as a bonus day for geocaching! The previous leap day was February 29, 2016.
Why Do We Have Leap Years?
We need leap years to keep our modern-day Gregorian calendar in alignment with Earth's revolutions around the Sun.
It takes Earth approximately 365.242189 days, or 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds, to circle once around the Sun. This is called a tropical year, and astronomers measure this from the March equinox.
However, the Gregorian calendar has only 365 days in a year. If we didn't add a leap day on February 29 nearly every four years, we would lose almost six hours off our calendar every single year. After only 100 years, our calendar would be off by around 24 days!
Location: Spur, GlenGarry, Vredekloof, Brackenfell
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time: 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM but will probably continue till later...
Please note that there is parking and it is free, the food and drinks however is at your own cost.
So mark your calendar and we'll see you there.... And you can also earn a cool leap year souvenir!!!