The world has started tilting back towards the sun. Our world anyway, as the southern hemisphere begins its journey towards winter. The dark season passes by so quickly here, it seems as though we just entered it. Now there is only 6 weeks left until the Sun once again peeks above the horizon and begins its race to 24 hour light.
But how dark does it get here? We do not plunge into one long night on the 5th of November, unpunctuated by light. Our days have a daily rhythm of glowing skies and inky black nights, albeit increasingly shorter amounts of light until, well, until the Solstice. At noon on the 21st you would have to search hard to find a star in the sky, but they are there, faint but there nonetheless. You could drive without headlights, but our street lights remain on.
This is a photo I took of the Southern Sky at 12:30 on the 22nd. It is after the light had peaked, and the skies are clear, which makes a difference. It is difficult to find an exposure that accurately reflects what the mind sees. Our cameras what to make everything into day, and our minds fill in what our eyes do not see.
That said, this is a fairly decent portrayal of our light at noon, on our darkest day. At least on my computer. As the man in the ads says "Results may vary."