|Occurred : 5/31/2009 21:15 (Entered as : 05/31/09 21:15)
Reported: 5/31/2009 7:27:28 PM 19:27
Location: Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic),
|Formation sighted over Santo Domingo. Strange unconventional movement within the formation.
Formation of 5 or 6 very dim lights (at first they tricked me into believing I was looking at the Pleiades),was first eye contacted about 45° elevation comming almost perfectly from the East; maybe 75 to 80°azimuth. Passed directly over zenith (90°)overhead heading straigh West. Total span about twice the diameter of a full moon; about 1-1.5°. Triangular formation. No Noise. No visible bird wing flapping (usually synced from my experience). Extremely linear movement without any signs of change of direction. Very interesting and what to me gave this out as a UFO sighting is the fact that the most southern speck of luminosity in the triangular formation(almost seemed light emitted phosphorescently and not reflected from underplaced city lighting displaced itself from the pack in a most graceful, smooth and harmonic manner. This displacement was maybe equal to the width of the pack. Once the diplaced light assumed its origina position the contrary one (the northern speck of light)repeated the exact same movement. It was lost in sight about 15 to 20° after passing the zenith due to physical wall and roof limits in my house. No noise before or after its passing....no doppler effect, no low frequency noise.
This sighting came to me at the moment I was talking through my mobile phone. We were agreeing on the agenda of the astonomy observing night to take place next wednesday. I had my patio lights off to familiarize myself with the night sky and constellation so as to prepare the observation objects for the night.
I am an amateur astronomer with public functions and responsibilities in the area of astronomy. I know my celestial objects. I am also a recording engineer...I Know about sounds.
These were definitely not birds to me. I have a perfect 20:20 vision. I saw no movement withing the pack. All "stars" were the same color though they seemed a bit greenish reminding me of phosphorescent specks in wristwatches. I figured that if a bird leaves a "V" formation while traveling at the same speed it would have ended behind the pack when it regained its position. Its was also very suspicious to see the same thing happen on the opposite 180° place of the "V" formation.
I can assure: It was not a meteor breaking up. It was not an airplane. They were not flying birds.