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A popular song from the musical RENT says there are 525,600 minutes in a year. That answer is right for most calendar years (including 2005 and 2006). A leap year (with February 29 tacked on) has 527,040 minutes. But the time it actually takes the Earth to travel once around the Sun is about 525,948.76 minutes. (That translates to 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds.)