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February 29th, also known as leap day is a special date. It appears on our calendars once every four years in what is known as a "Leap Year", when the year ends with 366 days instead of the normal 365. Leap years were created to balance out the differences between our calendar and the solar calendar.
If you live anywhere in the America's, Europe, Africa or Western Asia, get ready for a treat of a lifetime on Wednesday, February 20th - A full eclipse of the moon (a lunar eclipse). While this is the third lunar eclipse in the past year, it is the last one until December 2010. Also it comes with an added bonus.