It is a leap year and that means March comes one day later this year! Bet you have been teaching your kids all about leap year calculations this month, but did you know that leap years don't always happen every four years?

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It is a leap year and that means March comes one day later this year! Bet you have been teaching your kids all about leap year calculations this month, but did you know that leap years don't always happen every four years?

A very important calendar that the Maya used was called the Haab’. The Haab’ is a secular calendar that has no religious or spiritual basis associated with it.  This calendar simply counts a solar year of 365 days. Unfortunately, this calendar does not account for the extra quarter-day each year it takes the Earth to revolve around the sun. Our modern calendar corrects for this calculation offset by adding an extra day to February every four years, making a ‘Leap Year.’ The Maya didn’t…

The Mayan number system was unique and included a zero value. Read about the Mayan numbers and math, and the symbols the Mayans used for counting.

PRESS RELEASE. METEORITE PISTOL HOAX? Feb 29 2016 I would like to correct the record.  We have previously stated the Gibeon meteorite from which we have constructed the Big Bang Pistols are being constructed is 4000000000 (FOUR-BILLION) years old.  I'm not sure if this estimate allows for the leap year (FEB 29). The Earth takes around 365  days (actually 365.24219 days) to circle the Sun (that's a solar year) which means our calendar is out by about a quarter of a day a year.  Therefore…

PRESS RELEASE. METEORITE PISTOL HOAX? Feb 29 2016 I would like to correct the record. We have previously stated the Gibeon meteorite from which we have constructed the Big Bang Pistols are being constructed is 4000000000 (FOUR-BILLION) years old. I'm not sure if this estimate allows for the leap year (FEB 29). The Earth takes around 365 days (actually 365.24219 days) to circle the Sun (that's a solar year) which means our calendar is out by about a quarter of a day a year. Therefore…

Day 336: Being wrong. Ah, yeeeeasssss…. I have done it again. Today is officially the 336th day of the year. Which means we only have 30 days left being a leap year. And my calculations are l…

Day Being wrong. Today is officially the day of the year. Which means we only have 30 days left being a leap year. And my calculations are l…

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This is a great site I wish I would have found earlier! Timeanddate.com for time zones, holidays, weather, etc.

The Travel Time Calculator calculates the total traveling time for any trip between cities. It includes time zone information and a journey map.

Leap second New Year 2017 - What is Leap second, How does it added  http://uffteriada.com/leap-second-new-year-2017-calculation-measuring/

on ditching daylight saving time would cost Alberta millions: committee - CTV News: CTV News Referendum on ditching daylight…

The Problem with Time & Timezones - Computerphile "A web app that works out how many seconds ago something happened. How hard can coding that be? Tom Scott explains how time twists and turns like a twisty-turny thing. It's not to be trifled with!"

The Problem with Time & Timezones - Computerphile "A web app that works out how many seconds ago something happened. How hard can coding that be? Tom Scott explains how time twists and turns like a twisty-turny thing. It's not to be trifled with!

The Jalali calendar was introduced by Omar Khayyám alongside other Mathematicians and Astronomers in Nishapur, today it is one of the oldest calendars in the world as well as the most accurate solar calendar in use today. Since the calendar uses astronomical calculation for determining the vernal equinox, it has no intrinsic error, but this makes it an observation based calendar.

The Jalali calendar was introduced by Omar Khayyám alongside other Mathematicians and Astronomers in Nishapur, today it is one of the oldest calendars in the world as well as the most accurate solar calendar in use today. Since the calendar uses astronomical calculation for determining the vernal equinox, it has no intrinsic error, but this makes it an observation based calendar.

Julian calendar - Wikipedia -a leap day added to Feb every 4 years, on average 365.25 days long. Approximates the tropical (solar) year. Greek astronomer Hipparchus; tropical year was a few min. shorter than 365.25 days; year gained about 3 days every 4 centuries Corrected by the Gregorian reform of 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII, years evenly divisible by 400 remain leap years. In 1582 Oct 5 became Oct 15

Julian calendar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Computers could get 100000 times faster thanks to laser light pulses Read more Technology News Here --> http://digitaltechnologynews.com Computers could in future run up to 100000 times faster than today's electronics after a team of researchers made a breakthrough in so-called 'lightwave electronics'.   The discovery by an international team that electrons in ultrafast laser pulses can be steered through a semiconductor and at incredibly fast speeds could even pave the way for quantum…

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Did you know that the Romans first designated February 29 as leap day? A more precise formula (still in use today) was adopted in the 16th century when the Gregorian calendar fine-tuned the calculations to include a leap day in years only divisible by four - 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024, etc. ‪#‎BSFOrtho‬ ‪#‎FletcherOrtho‬ ‪#‎BirthOrtho‬ ‪#‎LeapDay‬

Did you know that the Romans first designated February 29 as leap day? A more precise formula (still in use today) was adopted in the 16th century when the Gregorian calendar fine-tuned the calculations to include a leap day in years only divisible by four - 2012, 2016, 2020, 2024, etc. ‪#‎BSFOrtho‬ ‪#‎FletcherOrtho‬ ‪#‎BirthOrtho‬ ‪#‎LeapDay‬

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