|Occurred : 8/12/2002 02:43 (Entered as : 08/12/02 02:43)
Reported: 8/13/2002 4:57:49 PM 16:57
Location: Baker City, OR
|3 objects in triangular pattern traverse sky with pattern change occuring.
Saw 3 golden lights approaching from the SW. Were in a pattern with 2 up front and 1 in the rear ( a long triangle). As they flew past Cygnus they cut across the wing tip. All during the time they were approaching Cygnus, the right front object was gradually decelerating, it did this until it was even with the rear object. The triangle pattern had now reversed. The reversal took the entire time that it took these 3 objects to cover the sky. They proceeded in the reversed pattern until I could no longer see them. I watched them with 7x50 binoculars, where they looked pretty bright. Without the binoculars they were very visible because of their brightness; they apperaed to be as bright as gamma Aquila. They had no flashing lights, even in the binoculars, and did not "wobble" as satellights sometimes do. They also never appeared to drop in the sky, even as they travelled beyond the binocular range. It took nearly 9 minutes for them to traverse the sky from horizon to horizon! . I was watching from a small city 10k population site with street lights...