|Occurred : 7/5/2015 22:14 (Entered as : 07/05/2015 22:14)
Reported: 7/5/2015 11:01:01 PM 23:01
Location: Nampa, ID
|Red light follows orange light silently, then accelerate away in different directions.
About 25° above the horizon, I watched an orange light followed by a red light travel from south to north. They initially travelled below the clouds, but were silent and appeared to irregularly pulsate in brightness. I estimate their altitude to be 8,000-15,000' and I cannot speculate as to their speed, except that seemed to be flying slightly faster than an airplane typically would at that altitude. both lights appeared to be on the same course and traveling at the same speed. After about 1.5 minutes of observation, the leading orange light ascended into the clouds and was lost to me. The second light, red in color, seemed to change course, heading due west, and progressively accelerated as it changed direction, eventually also disappearing behind the clouds some 60 seconds after I had lost the orange light.
As it was just after dusk, I could discern no features of the crafts, but the lights appeared to be the size of the craft, and were circular. In comparison, aircraft navigation lights appear as points of light, and these lights had a discernible diameter which I lack expertise necessary to calculate.