Raphaël AUPY took this high-quality shot of a series of artificial light pillars over Paris, France during the night of July 2-3, 2009. The lights were first seen at 00:44 a.m. They remained visible for 20 minutes before disappearing behind low clouds.
A video of the display can be viewed at: www.vimeo.com.
[Uncropped image at: francesurveillance.xooit.com]