# Leap year calculation: Check the next leap year

## When is the next leap year?

The Next Leap Year: | is 2028 |
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The current year: | 2024 is a leap year |

The previous year: | 2023 is not a leap year |

The next year: | 2025 is not a leap year |

When was the last leap year? | in February 29, 2020 |

Use the following calculator to check if any year is a leap year or not. Enter a year then click on the "calculate" button.

## The Leap Year

Briefly, a leap year is a particular year that contains an additional day to keep our calendar in sync with the Earth's rotation around the Sun. This extra day, add to **February month on 29th**, happens every four years.

### The leap year list

The Leap years are 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028 and 2032.

What is the next leap year? | It is 2028 |
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When was the last leap year? | in February 29, 2020 |

When was the first leap year? | The leap year was introduced in the Julian calendar in 46 BC |

How many days in a leap year? | In a leap year, there are 366 days. |

How often is the leap year occur? | every four years |

Is 2022 a leap year? | No, 2022 it's not a leap year |

Is 2023 a leap year? | No, 2023 it's not a leap year |

Is 2024 a leap year? | Yes, 2024 it is a leap year |

Was 1900 a leap year? | No, 1900 was not a leap year. |

Was 2000 a leap year? | Yes, 2000 was a leap year. |

Was 2008 a leap year? | Yes, 2008 was a leap year. |

Was 1600 a leap year? | Yes, 1600 was a leap year |

Was 1960 a leap year? | Yes, 1960 was a leap year |

Was 1990 a leap year? | No, 1990 was not a leap year. |

Was 1970 a leap year? | No, 1970 was not a leap year. |

Was 1986 a leap year? | No, 1986 was not a leap year. |

## The Leap year

A leap year is a way of adjusting our calendar to account for the fact that a solar year doesn't precisely divide into 365 days. By adding an extra day to the calendar, we can keep it properly aligned with the astronomical year.

For example, in the Gregorian calendar, a leap year happens every four years, except for years divisible by 100 but not by 400. During a leap year, February has 29 days instead of the usual 28.

Leap years have significance in various customs and traditions but can cause issues in computing systems. Also, leap seconds are occasionally added to Coordinated Universal Time to keep pace with the Earth's rotation.

### How to determine if a year is Leap or not

Determining whether a year is a leap year or not can be important for various reasons including scheduling and calculations. In the Gregorian calendar, a leap year occurs every four years, except for years divisible by 100 but not by 400.

### Resources

- Leap year en.wikipedia.org
- Spaceplace nasa.gov