Winter solstice was last Friday 21 June 2019

Here in Australia, we're celebrating the winter solstice - an astronomical phenomenon that occurs each year in June as the Earth orbits the sun. It is the shortest day of the year and the longest night, and the point at which the earth begins her slow turn towards the light

From the 21st, the days in Australia and the rest of the Southern hemisphere will continue to get longer as the earth continues to orbit the sun, getting closer to the sun each day until it reaches the December summer solstice

The solstice has been observed for many thousands of years, as long as people have marked time by the skies, and its a wonderful time of year to retreat inwards and reflect on the wonders of nature