|Occurred : 9/27/1999 19:57 (Entered as : 09/27/99 19:57PDT)
Reported: 9/27/1999 20:53
Location: Canby, OR
|Triangular formation, pinpoints of white light, sighted in the western sky.
I was outside my home, looking at the stars emerging from twilight, when as I focussed on the evening star to the west at about twenty degrees above the horizon, I noticed movement from just below it. I was able to make out three pinpoints of light in a triangle formation about the size of a quarter held at arm's length. This formation seemed to be dimming out at times, as though covered by a fuzzy darkness that would occlude up to two of the lights in the triangle. I followed the object with my eyes while it moved left, then diagonally upward to the right, then left again, continueing toward Orion's belt, where I stopped watching to go and get my roommate, when we returned to the front yard, I could no longer spot the object(s). This observation took about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, beginning at about 7:55 pm PDT, 09/27/99.