# When Is The Next Leap Year

## What is a leap year?

Leap year is 366 days long year rather than 365 days like normal year. An extra day is added to the 28days of the February of the leap year.

## Why is leap day needed?

It takes the Earth approximately 365.242189 days OR 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds, to complete one circle around the Sun. This is called a tropical year. Leap day is needed to keep our calendar in-line with the Earth's revolutions around the Sun.

## How to calculate leap year?

Now time to check if a year is a leap year or not!

This is very easy to check than you think.

The year must be divisible by 4.

If the year is divisible by 100, it must also be divisible by 400.

Use the following leap year formula:

Year /4 = X

2024 /4 = 506 - 2024 is a leap year.

After you divide the year by 4, the obtained number should be an integer (X). That means that its remainder must be equal to 0.

If your year has two zeros at the end (e.g., 1900) you should also check if it can be divided by 400, leaving no remainder.

1900 / 400 = 4.75 is a remainder, 1900 is not a leap year.

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Years Is Leap Year?
2010 No
2012 Yes
2014 No
2016 Yes
2018 No
2020 Yes
2022 No
2024 Yes
2026 No
2028 Yes
2030 No
2032 Yes
2034 No
2036 Yes
2038 No
2040 Yes
2042 No
2044 Yes
2046 No
2048 Yes