Watch out for Venus this evening!
My guest this morning, an expert cosmologist (everyone should have one for moments like this), tells me this was undoubtedly not a star, but a planet - in fact, Venus. Have a look at the Moon, too. Really bright and you could see real texture on it.
A great time to join in the BBC's Stargazing Live. It starts tonight on BBC Two at 8.30 with the prince of cleverness (well, isn't it annoying when people are so darned clever and multi-talented? No, I'm not serious, I'm actually a huge fan...) Professor Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain.
Then on Wednesday evening, BBC Radio Berkshire will be hosting a Stargazing ecvent at Thatcham Discovery Centre, and you're invited. It's free, so come along.