Looking Up: Leap night and the Evening Star


Saturday, Feb. 29 is leap year day. It is also leap year night! We have another night to see the stars and planets.The whole leap year day phenomenon is not someone’s idea for a national holiday or to boost business. It has no sacred significance I have ever heard of, and doesn’t side with Groundhog Day in relevance. It’s a way to manage the astronomical fact that the Earth does not orbit the sun in exactly 365 days! It orbits in approximately 365.25 days, meaning every […]  » Read More

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