I'm not frightfully well up on astronomy - it's always semed to me that it would be going on whether I watched it or not, that there was nothing I could do - but I was surprised to read this in the Telegraph, written by Dr David Jess, a solar physicist at Queen's University Belfast
"Last night marked the summer solstice – the longest day of the year, and the period when the Sun reaches its northernmost latitude and highest point in the sky at noon."
This is what happens when you take your eye off the ball. It seems we have abandoned Copernican Theory and gone back to the idea that the Sun rotates round the Earth.
The Vatican will have to start reconsidering that pardon for Galileo.