VIDEO: Solstice explained by local expert

Codnor astronomer Trevor Smith explains how the nights are going to begin drawing in.

It was the Summer Solstice on Friday and the News team were out in force filming Ripley and Heanor folk as part of our ‘Longest Day’ video, which you can also view on our website.

Trevor Smith has built his own star observatory in his garden shed in codnor.

Trevor Smith has built his own star observatory in his garden shed in codnor.

As part of our project, which aimed to capture a snapshot of local life in a day, we spoke to Trevor, of Spring Hill Way, to explain why Friday, June 21, was the longest day of the year.

Just press play on the player above.