The winter solstice occurs in Perth Western Australia early morning just after midnight at 00:37:25 am and at that time it will be dark.
At this point the sun is at its most northerly point on its path through the sky and is directly above the line of the Tropic of Cancer.
While the days will lengthen in Perth the days will become colder.
It is the natural turning point of the year and for many cultures it is a time of new beginnings and rebirth.
Mariko Mori whose exhibition Rebirth I saw recently at the Western Australian Art Gallery depicts this cultural association so beautifully.