Leap Year 2020
Google, the world’s famous search engine, finds some new way to celebrate any special day. Google makes a special doodle keeping in mind the importance of that special day. Today is the 29th day of February of this year, which is known as Leap Day. In such a situation, today Google has also made a special doodle keeping in mind Leap Day.
What is Leap Day:
Google has created this doodle using green and yellow colors. Google has written 28 in the first O, 29 in the second O and then 1 in the G. Let us know that the last leap day was in 2016. After today, now this day will come in the year 2024.
Every fourth year there are 29 days instead of 28 February. Also, the total number of days in a year is 366 instead of 365. Before 2020, February was 29 days in 2016 and will be 2024 leap year ahead.
A calendar corresponds to the Earth’s season. The number of days in a calendar is equal to the time taken by the Earth to orbit the Sun.
Actually, it takes about 365.242 days for the Earth to complete a circle around the Sun. But there are usually only 365 days in each year. Now if the extra time put by the Earth is added to 0.242 days 4 times, then this time becomes equal to one day.
So there is almost one full day in four years and an additional day is added to the calendar once every four years. This year is called leap year.
In the year 1582, the Gregorian calendar was introduced.
How to know leap year?
How to know if a year is a leap year or not. For any year to be a leap year, it is necessary to follow these two conditions.
The first condition is that the year can be completely divided by four. For example, 2000 can be completely divided by 4. Similarly, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016 and now this new year 2020 are also included in the same sequence.
The second condition is that if a year can be completely divided by 100, then it will not be a leap year. But if the same year is completely divided by the number of 400, it will be called leap year.
For example, the year 1500 can be divided by 100 but it is not completely divided by 400. Similarly, the year 2000 can be completely divided by both 100 and 400. Therefore it will be called leap year.