We all know that February is our shortest month and the reasoning for leap year, but here is some more interesting information that affects February:
February is the second and shortest month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendar with 28 days in common years and 29 days in leap years, with the quadrennial 29th day being called the leap day. It is the first of five months to have a length of less than 31 days (the other four months that fall under this category are: April, June, September, and November), and the only month to have a length of less than 30 days, with the other seven months having 31 days. This year February has 28 days.
Having only 28 days in common years, February is the only month of the year that can pass without a single full moon. Using Coordinated Universal Time as the basis for determining the date and time of a full moon, this last happened in 2018 and will next happen in 2037. The same is true regarding a new moon: again using Coordinated Universal Time as the basis, this last happened in 2014 and will next happen in 2033.
February is also the only month of the calendar that, once every six years and twice every 11 years consecutively, either back into the past or forward into the future, has four full 7-day weeks. In countries that start their week on a Monday, it occurs as part of a common year starting on Friday, in which February 1st is a Monday and the 28th is a Sunday; this occurred in 1965, 1971, 1982, 1993, 1999 and 2010, and occur will again in 2021. In countries that start their week on a Sunday, it occurs in a common year starting on Thursday, with the next occurrence in 2026, and previous occurrences in 1987, 1998, 2009 and 2015. The pattern is broken by a skipped leap year, but no leap year has been skipped since 1900 and no others will be skipped until 2100.
Birthdays/anniversaries we are celebrating this week:
Wednesday: Happy Anniversary, Rancher & Rancher's Lady - Doug & Mary from Texas
If it's your birthday/anniversary/special occasion let us know and we will celebrate with you.
Welcome to new member Midnite!! Bob is the proud owner of a 2004 1500 hemi and lives in Tennessee. Great to have you on board, Bob!
charged392, Keith, has started his own business. We all know he's been a tremendous help in person and with posting advise and now he is making his dream come true with "Keith's Mobile Auto Repair Inc. : from mild to wild". Best of luck, Keith!! We are proud of you!
New hemi upgrades to cruel1, Aaron of Alabama, went from his eye-popper 2003 hemi to a 2011 hemi. And Chief Howling Wolf, Joe from Nebraska, replace his 2011 with a 2018. Those are some nice garages!!
We are starting to talk about the 2019 Rally!!! This is a family friendly event open to all HTC members and their guests. See the post started to give your ideas and suggestions. The thread was started a couple of months ago. We are starting to get serious about place and dates so reservations can be made and folks can get their time off work. Let's have a great turn out this year!!
If you have a prayer request you would like to share either add it to this thread or PM me.
*HemiSuperbee - Mark - health concerns
*Rancher - Doug said to take him off the list but I think a quick prayer for his general health issues isn't a bad idea
*kcs1369 - David's family with the loss of his brother-in-law
Have a great week!!!