|Occurred : 7/25/2008 22:00 (Entered as : 07/25/08 22:00)
Reported: 7/25/2008 8:10:18 PM 20:10
Location: York, PA
Duration:over 1 hour
|Three objects out of place in sky - not stars, not planets - do not move with the sky. Way brighter than Sirius/planets.
I am an amateur astronomer who glances at the sky all of the time. Noticed something way out of place in the south as soon as I saw it. Not a star and definitely not a planet - checked my charts. Way way brighter than Sirius. Have large Nexstarr and Ultima 11-inch SCT's but could not get them out in time to set up so i observed with naked eye and a small Meade binocular.
South - One dot turning into two then three then four. Sometimes one dot splitting into two and then back to one. One time saw on edge appeared disk with a ring of lights. Very far away or very big - not sure which. Stayed staionary for well over an hour. It is still there now at 23:02 bur further away. One in west straight up and sort of west not as clear but seemed to split as well into two dots - see lines of light protruding out of center like an axis every once in a while. In north thought I saw a meteor streaking but then it stopped abruptly just under Polaris. Red hue and spinning white to red - not blinking. Looked back at first one and when I looked back this one was gone. NO JOKE - wife saw them as well.