# Why do you have leap years?

The length of a year, as most people know it, is 365 days. This is actually not exact, as the length of the year is 365.25 days, as denoted by the time it takes our planet to …circle the sun once. Since calendars don't show portions of a day, that quarter is 'lost' every year. But if we keep on losing time to the sun, our seasons would, over time, change around. So if you live in London, say, you will find in the year 2727, or so, that London has it's Christmas in the middle of summer, and Wimbledon will be cancelled, or at least moved to Christmas, as it would be too cold & wet to play in July. Anyway, to get back to the answer: this quarter day has to be added to the calendar, so every four years we add the four quarters of the preceding four years, to form a full day, and we add that to February, as you'll know. The general rule is that if the year is divisible by four, it's a leap year, like 2008. Certain exceptions apply, as in 2000 (which obviously is divisible by 4), but wasn't a leap year. Why that is I don't know, perhaps someone that does could add to this.

# Why you have leap year?

We have a leap year because it takes 365.25 days for the Earth to make one orbit of the sun. As we do not count quarter days in the calender, every 4 years we get 1 day so we …add it to February and make it 29th of Feb a leap year. That's the short answer. The longer answer is that it takes very slightly more than 365.25 days (365.256363004 days, an error of about 9 minutes a year) for the Earth to revolve around the Sun. Using the rule of every fourth year being a leap year, this adds up to an error of about 3 days (2.545 days) in 400 years, so the full rule is that every year evenly divisible by 4 is a leap year, except that century years not evenly divided by 400 are not leap years. Example, 2000 was a leap year, but 2100, 2200, and 2300 will not be leap years. This system, the Gregorian Calendar, was put into place in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII in order to correct for the prior Julian Calendar, which assumed 365.25 exactly. The change also included dropping the ten extra days that had accumulated, realigning the Vernal Equinox with March 21st, and it adjusted the Lunar Calendar as well, because it was off by about 4 days at that time. It is interesting to note that these observations and calculation were made in the 16th century, using (by today's standards) not very accurate measurements. It is also interesting to note that England did not fully agree with this, due to the dichotomy between the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England, so they kept the leap years for 1700, 1800, and 1900, stepping into alignment in 1923.

# What is the song in the leap year movie trailer?

The song is "Just Say Yes" by Snow Patrol.

# What is that song playing in the commercial for the movie Leap Year?

"I Want You" by Kelly Clarkson From the ads I've seen of this movie the song is "Just Say Yes" by Snow Patrol

# Is Leap Year a good movie?

it is an opinion so better go watch it

# What is the song from the movie Leap Year during the wedding?

The title of this song is the Tommy Ahlin jigg

# What movie did leap year steal from?

The Proposal, kind of. Love both of them though!

# What is the Jason mraz song in leap year?

Curbside Prophet

# In the movie Leap Year who does the girl chose?

the girl Anna chose Declan O'Callaghan in the movie in the last

# Why do they have a leap year?

Because it takes longer than 365 days to get back to the same place in the Earth's orbital path around the Sun If we did not add an extra day every four years, in another ce…ntury the seasons would be almost a month off from where they are now. We would have Summer starting in July instead of June, and Christmas would be much warmer as it would be in mid-fall instead of early winter. (For the Northern hemisphere) As a side note, we often add a leap-second just to really be precise (usually on New Year's Eve)

# What kind of car is in the Leap Year movie?

"Austin A30 aka Austin Seven"...No, it's a Renault 4 you numpty

# Why have a leap year?

Because there are really 365.25 days each year, and since we forget about the extra .25, we add on a day every 4 years. Not only that, the Earth is slowly decelerating causin…g the days and thus years to become longer and longer over time. To fix this, we add a leap year. Eventually, we will have to do more than that such as leap days, leap hours, leap minutes, and so on.

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# What is a leap leap year?

When February has 29 days instead of 28.

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# Is leap year a good movie or not?

Your opinion, but if you like Ireland(who doesn't), Irish actors(who doesn't), Irish accents(who doesn't), then I think you will like it.

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# Why does there have to be a leap year?

The earth's takes about 1/4 a day more than 365 days to orbit the sun. So every four years we have to make up for the time we didn't have on our calendars so we add a day.

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# Why do you have leap days and leap year?

we have leap years because every year there is 6 extra hours so we times it by 4 which equals 24 hours so we have a leap year every 4 years .

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# What is the answer for why you have leap year?

The time it takes Earth to orbit the sun is about 365.2422 days. Since calendars consist of only whole days, but 365.2422 is not a whole number, some years need to be shorter …than 365.2422 days and some years have to be longer than 365.2422 days at a ratio that makes the average length of a calendar year about 365.2422 days. The average length of a year of the Julian calendar is 365.25 days, which is accurate to within one day every 128 years. The average length of a year of the Gregorian calendar is 365.2425 days, which is accurate to within one day every 3200 years (25 times more accurate).