Articles About February (9)
The 12 Months of the Year
The 12 months of the year are linked to the Moon's orbit around Earth. Why are there 12 months? What do the month names mean?
Full Moon Names
Full Moons had given names in many ancient cultures. The Full Moon names we use today often reflect nature like Harvest Moon.
What Is a Leap Year?
A leap year has 366 days, as opposed to a common year, which has 365. Nearly every four years is a Leap Year, and we add a leap day, an extra day on February 29.
2020 Cosmic Calendar
Astronomical events and highlights of 2020 and 2021 including supermoons, solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers, solstices, and equinoxes.
Leap Day February 29
When is the next Leap Year? A Leap Year consists of 366 days – not 365 – where February 29 is added as an extra day at the end of February.
February 30 actually existed at least twice in the past, according to historical records.
The Month of February
February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. It is the shortest month with only 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years.
Leap Day Birthdays
When do “leaplings” celebrate their birthdays and when can they legally buy alcohol or get a driver's licence?
February: Snow Moon
The February Full Moon is named after the snow on the ground. Some Native American tribes named this the Hunger Moon, others called it the Storm Moon.