Thread: How many days are in a year?
07-15-2004, 02:57 AM #1
How many days are in a year?
364 thats how many!
52 weeks right
7 days in a week
even with the leap year, thats 364 1/4
so why are there 365 1/4 days in a year
07-15-2004, 02:59 AM #2
There are 52 1/7 wks in a year
Notice the day Jan 1st every year...its one day after every year (except leap years)
07-15-2004, 03:33 AM #3
yeah, but why? seems weird to me. why put in the extra day? Or why not make up a week that has five instead of 7 days etc.......
07-15-2004, 05:35 AM #4
Yeah that seems right..
07-15-2004, 05:54 AM #5
i wouldnt dwell on it bro, thats the way its been for a very, very, very long time.
07-15-2004, 06:01 AM #6
The reason for this is because I wanted it that way! Don't think about it anymore or the men in black will be making a visit to your place...next thing you know everyone will be wondering "Hey! Whatever happened to Prime?" Do you remember Snooper? He was a memeber here.....and asked one to many questions. Let's not let this happen to you Prime.
It's 365 days a year no matter how the math works. Let it go. hahahahahaha
Last edited by Juggernaut2148; 07-15-2004 at 07:00 AM.
07-15-2004, 06:36 AM #7
Because it has to do with the rotation of the planets...
We used to have the Calendar of Julius but this lead to there being 11 minutes per day of surplus, now this may not sound much but every 128 years means a full day.
(Until about the sixties) The russians had their own calendar of this form...
Then came the Gregorian Calendar which is the one still used, it is quite accurate but it doesn't comply with the fact that everyday lasts about
0,3-3 seconds longer then the previous one...
Now you are probably wondering, what I mean by the accuracy; i mean that we can account for all the things happening on earth; meaning the beginning of summer about always about 20th-22nd June (so we take the standard 21 June) on the northern hemisphere, that it is always night and dark after 12 am (not accounting for the poles etc.).
You can imagine what an economic and social blow it would be (also physical since people can't sleep well under much light and on irregular times) if our calendar was inaccurate with a marge of an hour a day (meaning after 5-6 days you'll sleeppattern will be ****ed up, farmers won't know when the climate will be perfect for their crops every year etc.)
07-15-2004, 06:39 AM #8
this is something that i think is so weird. how can every 4 years there be an extra day?
07-15-2004, 06:51 AM #9
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07-15-2004, 06:57 AM #10Originally Posted by kingofmasters
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It makes sense bro... just... takes some time to fully grasp it...
07-15-2004, 07:00 AM #12Originally Posted by majorpecs
Good job Major! I foresee great things happening for you in your future my good Sir!
07-15-2004, 08:17 AM #13
Leap year is there every four years to make up for the four 1/4's of a day that are missing every year. It takes four years to make up for it, but hey, it works okay. Daylight savings time makes up for the rest.
07-15-2004, 08:54 AM #14Originally Posted by kingofmasters
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