2096 (MMXCVI) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2096th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 96th year of the 3rd millennium, the 96th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2090s decade.
Predicted and scheduled events
- February 29 – First time since the introduction of the Gregorian calendar that Ash Wednesday falls on February 29.
- 2096 will be the last leap year in the 21st century, as 2100 will not be a leap year because it is divisible by 100 but not by 400, and it is the first such year since 1900.
- The dwarf planet 2015 RR245 is expected to make its closest approach to the Sun.
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