NUFORC Sighting 180158

Occurred: 2024-01-11 04:30 Local
Reported: 2024-01-20 10:59 Pacific
Duration: 30min
No of observers: 2 - Pilot

Location: , Erzincan, Türkiye
Location details: In cruise at FL390

Shape: Sphere
Color: White
Estimated Size: Impossible to estimate
Viewed From: Aircraft
Direction from Viewer: North - North/East
Angle of Elevation: 45
Closest Distance: Impossible to estimate
Estimated Speed: 500kts-1500kts
Characteristics: Lights on object, Aura or haze around object

Multiple lights flying and moving randomly.

I was cruising at FL390 Eastbound in Ankara FIR where I spotted 3 to 4 lights moving randomly in the sky. Their general direction was East-North East. Their altitude varied between my level FL390 as up to FL600 (estimate). Their speed also varied but as an estimate between 500kt to 1500kt ground speed. As an airline pilot I have seen different phenomenon, from satellites to asteroids or rocket launch and this is nothing I have witnessed before. It is not my 1st encounter. This is my 3rd time in the past year and in 3 different places in the world. First time was over the mid of North Atlantic, second was over the Mediterranean ocean and the 3rd time is the one I am reporting.

Posted 2024-02-15

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