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Morn. Twilight: 7:12 A.M.
Sunrise: 7:43 A.M.
Sunset: 4:55 P.M.
Duration: 9h, 12m
Eve. Twilight: 5:26 A.M.
Visible Light: 10h, 14m

February Trivia and History

Name History

Latin: Februarius. Named after Februa, the purification festival.

February: Februus - Etruscan god of death. Februarius (mensis) (Latin for "month of purification (rituals)," it is said to be a Sabine word, the last month of ancient pre-450 BC Roman calendar). It is related to fever.

February is:

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February was added to the end of the calendar (along with January) in the 8th century B.C. by the Roman King Numa Pompilius, who established the basic Roman calendar. Previously, the calendar had only ten months, March through December (December roughly translates from Latin as "tenth)." The winter months were not counted as the calendar was mostly used for planting cycles. Numa considered the year to have 355 days. Two extra months were added at the end, with February being the shortest month. Several leap days were added to adjust for planting cycles. Later on, Julius Caesar added ten more days making the calendar have 365 days for most years; much closer, but still not exact. It would take more than 1500 years before a much better refinement was made.

The straight dope on why February has only 28 days

Quotes relating to November (yes, I know it is February) ... but said in February

A new poll showed that if the election was held today, people would be confused because it is normally held in November. • Kevin Nealon

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