A man on his way home to the Tapon commune in Battambang last night, was witness to an extraordinary incident in which the Moon very nearly collided with the Earth.
Moys Kenwood, 55, was returning from hospital, having had a blood test, and provided a stool sample due to concern over a possible parasitic worm in his gut. The test proved 'negative', and, to be honest, I don't really know why I mentioned it.
Travelling by tuk tuk, Kenwood sat back, safe in the knowledge that there was to be no 'John Hurt-like scene', but then, as the vehicle left the city behind, and broke into open countryside, the Englishman looked up, and recoiled in terror!
The Moon - usually a distance of about a quarter-of-a-million miles from Earth - looked like it was about to smash straight into it, so big was it just over those trees before you get to that road on the right that brings you out opposite the Battambang Municipal Office.
It was totally full, and a beautiful orange shade, and all the countries of the Moon could be seen clearly.
Later on, it didn't collide with Earth, but it was touch-and-go for a minute.