NUFORC Sighting 171001

Occurred: 1980-11-15 22:00 Local - Approximate
Reported: 2022-08-07 20:04 Pacific
Duration: 5 seconds
No of observers: 1

Location: Middlesex, NJ, USA
Location details: Corner of third street and cap lane

Shape: Triangle
Characteristics: Lights on object

Object had three white lights at each corner forming a triangle, estimated to be 1/2 degree separated. The lights were all of equal brightness and were estimated to match a first magnitude star. Object instantly appeared due north approximately 20 degrees above the horizon and immediately moved due west over a period of five seconds while remaining parallel to the horizon. It traveled a distance of 20 to 30 degrees of sky before vanishing. Rotating counterclockwise the entire time it was moving.
This event was observed with no optical aid (naked eye) when I was 17 but I never reported it before. I had been outside using a telescope.

Posted 2022-09-09

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