|Occurred : 2/23/2006 21:00 (Entered as : 02/23/06 21:00)
Reported: 2/23/2006 9:18:10 PM 21:18
Location: Amado, AZ
|White dots of light moving rapidly with occasional very large bright orange bursts.
Visually observed 5 points of light (similar to 2nd magnitude stars) moving around rapidly about 10-15 degrees above the western horizon.
At times they were in a triangle like formation. At least 5 bursts of very large bright orange lights of 2-4 second duration were seen several minutes apart. The orange bursts seem to have come from one of the white dots of light. On two occasions one light (on the right) of a triangle left its position and passed between the other two and then returned to its original position.
I've never seen anything like this before having worked as a satellite tracker for 6 years (Baker/Nunn Camera Operator) and as an observer at the F.W.Whipple Observatory for 28 years on various telescopes.