I was upstairs in the bedroom, watching a precious DVD picked up in England of the second season of the new Dr. Who series – the episode The Satan Pit. This was set on a fiery, disintegrating planet adjacent to a black hole, and filled the screen with red, orange and yellow hues.

Thus I didn't really notice the room filling with an eerily strange yellow light until the show ended, I looked around to see everything glowing. Outside too. I barely had time to grab my camera and run into the back garden to snap this shot.

It doesn't really do the extraordinary radiance justice, but the glow vanished within a minute of this shot. Just shows how effortlessly nature can outstrip the devoted efforts of the computer graphics programmers who had been filling my screen earlier. Wonderful.