# How many Days are in a Year?

## Days in a year calculation

### Gregorian calendar year

One calendar common year has 365 days:

1 common year = 365 days

One calendar leap year has 366 days:

1 leap year = 366 days

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

So the mean length of the Gregorian calendar year is:

1 mean year = (365+1/4-1/100+1/400) days = 365.2425 days

### Julian year

Julian year is used for astronomical calculations (light year
definition).

One Julian year has 365.25 days:

1 year = 365.25 days

### Sidereal year

One sidereal year is the time it takes the Earth to do a single
rotation around the sun.

One sidereal year has 365.25636 days:

1 year = 365.25636 days

### Tropical year

One tropical year is the time it takes the Earth to complete a single
cycle of the 4 seasons.

One tropical year has 365.242189 days:

1 year = 365.242189 days

## See also