|Occurred : 3/18/2020 05:30 (Entered as : 03/18/20 05:30)
Reported: 3/27/2020 11:42:53 AM 11:42
Location: Richland, WA
|Lights in formation traveling rapidly across the sky
Early on the morning of Mar. 18 (?), I went outside to see the crescent moon and a couple of planets aligned in the southeastern sky. As I was waiting for the moon to make its appearance, I looked around and noticed a light about the same magnitude as the stars around it moving very rapidly across the sky. Within a few seconds, I sighted several other lights traveling at the same speed and direction. They were lined up across the sky, about distance between the pointer stars and the North Star apart, heading more or less southeast from the Big and Little Dipper toward the southeastern horizon. As I was watching them, two lights seemed to be doing crisscrosses with each other. These were the only two that were not in formation. This continued for several minutes with new lights appearing as those near the horizon disappeared. At first, I thought they were airplanes taking off from Seattle (SeaTac) but when I saw the crisscross, I thought that was unusu! al for airplanes. So, I chalked it up to sunlight reflecting from the bottom of supersonic jets. However, just a couple of days ago, I was walking the dog at about 9-10 pm and noticed several lights in the same formation traveling in the same direction. Now I’m really wondering what they are!