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Occurred : 11/18/1999 02:18 (Entered as : 11/18/99 02:18)
Reported: 11/18/1999 12:42
Posted: 3/11/2003
Location: Carlsbad, CA
Shape: Triangle
Duration:2 seconds
V shaped formation of approximately 7 lights obseved for 2 seconds. Formation approx 2 1/2 fingers wide, seen for 30 deg. of arc. No sound.

While watching for meteorites, observed V shaped formation of about seven lights at 2:18 am going SSE toward San Diego, CA at 30 deg from azimuth to 60 deg from azimuth going straight away. Formation was dim and would not have been seen without having been looking at the general location. The V shaped formation was like a migrating geese formation or the leading edge of a YF117. However the formation was about 2 1/2 fingers wide, which would have been close for an airplane, but there was no sound. The formation would have passed overhead, but it wasn't observed until 30 deg from azimuth. Also, it would be unlikely to observe leading edge lights while going away. Time of observation was 1 to 2 seconds. Enclosed angle of formation, about 70 deg. I could not tell if starlight was blocked out within the formation. I'm a conservative aerospace structures engineer, 60+ years old, first UFO sighting.