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Do you know how many days in a year?

How many days in a year?

When we talk about days in a year, 365 or 366 hits our mind as if it was pre-recorded. But if someone ask you do you know why and how are these 365 or 366 days assigned. Sometimes you might think that why there are always 365 or 366 days. If you wish to know the answer of this question, you need to follow this article. Let’s have a look.

What is a year?

Since your yearly education you must have been familiar with term year in books, several times. To get know-how about how many days in a year, you should know some basic mechanism. We know that the axis of the earth is tilt and as the earth revolves around the sun, it also revolves around itself that causes different seasons. If one part of the earth is facing sun it means that the countries covering that area are in their summer season and that part of earth that is away from sun is enjoying winters. That is why the Christmas season in US is in winters and in Australia it’s a summer Christmas.

The year that we follow that is commonly known as calendar year is the period at which our earth completes its round around the sun. This period is basically of 365 days and approximately six hours. Basically, these 6 hours are added up every 4 years just to make it a day and that year is the leap year that consists of an extra 24 hours, forming a year of 366 days.

Types of Calendar

Types of Calendar

 

Ever wonder what calendar we follow? We are usually following the Georgian calendar but there are other calendars too. Let’s have a look.

Lunar Calendar

Lunar calendars follow the pattern on the basis of moon cycle. There are many religions and traditional groups that follow lunar calendar. The most common example is the religion Islam. It has 12 months just like the Georgian Calendar. In fact, the Georgian Calendar is a revised form of Lunar Calendar.

Julian Calendar

In the Julian calendar, the normal length of a year is 365.25 days. Whereas in the non-leap year, there are 365 days, in a leap year there are 366 days. A leap year happens each fourth year, or leap year, during which a jump day is intercalated into the long stretch of February. The name “Leap Year” is applied to the additional day.

During 1923, some of the presidential churches in the Europe proposed the revision of Julian Calendar.  The revised version has 218 number of leap years for every 900 years. In this calendar, the average number of days is 365.242. If someone asks do you know how many days in a year of Julian calendar, you can simply reply that a one day of difference is between Julian and Georgian Calendar.

Georgian Calendar

This calendar is the one that we are following in our daily routine. Our birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and other anniversaries are followed by the Georgian calendar. The Georgian calendar has leap year and non-leap year.

Non- Leap Year

If you want to know more about how many days in a year, we must know the minutes in a leap as well as non-leap year.

As we already know that the year comprises of Months and months has days, so we take days as our input one

Input 1 = Days in a year

1 Year = 365 Days

And we also know that the day consists of hours, one day is equal to 24 hours. So, hours will be our second input.

Input 2 = 24 Hours in a Day

1 Day = 24 Hours

.And last but not least the minutes. We know that one hour has sixty minutes. So, minutes will be our third input.

Input 3 = 60 Mins in an Hour

1 hour = 60 Mins

Let’s calculate:

One year is equal to 365 days, one day has 24 hours and one hour has sixty minutes so, we will multiply all these values and…

365x24x60 = 525600

So, a non-leap year has 525600 minutes.

Leap Year

Leap Year

We know that very well that a leap year consists of 366 days. That extra one day is basically said to be a gifted day as per many traditions and religions. So, if you want to know how many minutes are in year, in case if the there is a leap year. You need to calculate the minutes just like you have calculated for the case of non-leap year and add in the minutes of one day in it.

Just as the case of non-leap year, we know that the year comprises of Months and months has days, so we take days as our input one.

Input 1 = Days in a year

1 Year = 366 Days

And we also know that the day consists of hours, one day is equal to 24 hours. So, hours will be our second input.

Input 2 = 24 Hours in a Day

1 Day = 24 Hours

And last but not least the minutes. We know that one hour has sixty minutes. So, minutes will be our third input.

Input 3 = 60 Mins in an Hour

1 hour = 60 Mins

Let’s calculate:

So, if you ever just wonder about how many minutes in a year, always recall that one leap year is equal to 366 days, one day has 24 hours and one hour has sixty minutes so, we will multiply all these values and…

365x24x60 = 527040

So, a non-leap year has 527040 minutes.

Numerical values for variation of year:

To calculate the numerical variation, lets have a look on the following tables.

Sr. No Type of Year Days Hours Minutes Seconds
1 Tropical 365 5 48 45
2 sidereal 365 6 9 10
3 Anomalistic 365 6 13 53
4 Eclipse 346 14 52 55

Conclusion:

From the above-mentioned detailed article, you can easily conclude how many days in a year are. For this purpose, all you need is a little research on the history of year and with a basic difference and comparison between Georgian and other calendar year.

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