Next leap year

A leap year is a year with 366 days instead of 365. Leap year occurs every fourth year.

When is the next leap year?

Next leap year is 2020.

Why leap years?

We need an extra day because the earth orbits around the sun. The problem is that it takes the earth about 365 days and 6 hours to circle all the way around the sun so every fourth year we need to add an extra day to compensate for this. The extra day in a leap years is always February 29. This is called a leap day.

List of upcoming leap years

  • 2020
  • 2024
  • 2028
  • 2032
  • 2036
  • 2040
  • 2044
  • 2048
  • 2052
  • 2056
  • 2060
  • 2064
  • 2068
  • 2072
  • 2076
  • 2080
  • 2084
  • 2088
  • 2092
  • 2096
Last leap year?

The last leap year we had was 2016.