Is 2023 a Leap Year?
Is 2023 a leap year?
No, 2023 is not leap year. The next leap year is 2024 and the last leap year we had back in 2020.
Leap years occur every four years and have 366 days with 29 days in the month of February instead of 28.
But, the ordinary years have 365 days.
To be leap year, the number of that year must be divisible by 4 and the end of century years must be divisible by 400.
Earth takes 365.25 days to orbit the sun, that is solar year. But, we found it 365 days in the calendar as a round figure. Every four years, an extra day is added to the end of the shortest month of the calendar. That is 29th February. This is known as leap day.
This additional one day is added to keep synchronized the calendar year to the astronomical year. 2023 is not divisible by 4 and not a leap year. This year has 365 days and has only 28 days in February.