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FutureStarrMonths in a year
Each month has either 28, 30, or 31 days during a common year, which has 365 days. During leap years, which occur nearly every 4 years, we add an extra (intercalary) day, Leap Day, on 29 February, making leap years 366 days long.As far as we know, months were first used in Mesopotamia sometime between the years 500 BCE and 400 BCE to measure the natural period related to the lunar month, or synodic month, which is the time it takes for the Moon to go through all the Moon phases.
As far as we know, months were first used in Mesopotamia sometime between the years 500 BCE and 400 BCE to measure the natural period related to the lunar month, or synodic month, which is the time it takes for the Moon to go through all the Moon phases. The Romans named some of the months after their position in the calendar year: September means the 7th month, October the 8th, November the 9th, and December the 10th month. However, when January and February were eventually added and the beginning of the calendar year was moved to January, the position of these months no longer corresponded with the original meaning of their names. Today, we still call the 9th month of the year September, the 7th month.
According to the modern-day Gregorian calendar, there are 12 months in a year. Each month may have 30 or 31 days, except for the month of February which has 28 or 29 days, depending on a year being a leap year. To memorize the months in a year, there's a rhyme which says "Thirty days has September, April, June, and November; All the rest have thirty-one, Excepting February alone; And that has twenty-eight days clear; And twenty-nine in each leap year." Stay tuned to learn more about the months in a year!The origin of the twelve-month calendar dates back to pre-historic Rome. Back then, months were aligned with the cycles of the moon, each lasting 29-30 days. However, this would have caused the calendar to fall short 10 or so days each year, causing the calendar to slip out of alignment with the seasons. (Source:coda.io)