Lovely sight! We had something similar here in Coventry. Only difference was the part about the sun breaking through :). Cold weather is on its way, I hear.
Yes, I too was captivated by that gorgeous light, here at home (a few hundred yards from that photo). It lasted quite a while, long enough for me to go from thinking "I'd get my camera but it'll have gone by the time I'm out there" to "I wish I'd acted when I first saw it".
That's one for a frame, William.