Months of the Year

This page gives a quick review of months of the solar year ( Gregorian year ) and days in each of these months. According to the solar calendar, there are 12 months in each solar year. All the months have a constant number of days except the 2nd month named February. It is the shortest month in terms of days. Commonly it has 28 days but in leap years this month has 29 days. 

Months of the year list

# Month
1 January 31 days
2 February 28 days (common year)
29 days (leap year*)
3 March 31 days
4 April 30 days
5 May 31 days
6 June 30 days
7 July 31 days
8 August 31 days
9 September 30 days
10 October 31 days
11 November 30 days
12 December 31 days

* Leap year occurs every 4 years, except for years that are divisible by 100 and not divisible by 400.

What is solar year?

The solar year is the time period in which our earth completes one revolution around the sun. This is approximately 365.242 days.

Leap Year 

As earth takes 365.242 days to complete a revolution around the sun, the common solar year is comprised of 365 days. The decimal value i.e 0.242 days for every year add to make an extra day after every four years, this extra day is added to February which has 28 days in a common solar year. The year when February has 29 days and the solar year is of 366 days instead of 365 days is called Leap year. Leap year occurs every fourth year and is usually divisible by 4. 


Important Note*

The years that are divisible by 100 but indivisible by 400 won't have an extra day in February. 

What is the name of all months of the year?

Recall the names of the 12 months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December.

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