|Occurred : 11/5/2008 19:30 (Entered as : 11/05/08 19:30)
Reported: 11/5/2008 8:46:48 AM 08:46
Location: Male (Maldives),
|Colleague and I witnessed 3-7 lights moving slowly in unison across the night sky.
I was recently having dinner with a colleague of mine on a rooftop restaurant in Male’, Maldives, when he noticed a grouping of 5-7 white lights moving in unison in the sky. He pointed it out to me as he thought it was a large aircraft coming into landing at the local airport. We then realized it was nowhere near the airport and the lights were not bright enough to be landing lights and we came to the conclusion it was moving to slow to be a commercial jet.
We continued to watch it as it went in-behind buildings, at which point we lost sight. Minutes after we saw it emerge and change to the opposite direction it was moving originally. The configuration of lights changed from about six scattered lights to 3 in the shape of a triangle with 1 trailing light in behind, all of which were moving at the same speed. We continued to watch it move left to right for about ten minutes.
During the time we witnessed the lights they had changed direction once, originally right to left and then left to right. The formation, color and quantity of lights also changed. If I had to guess the distance of the formation I would say it was 10-50 miles away, if that is true then the formation would have been 1-2 miles wide. In relation to the moon it would have been any where from 3 to 4 times the width of a full moon.