|Occurred : 9/5/2009 04:30 (Entered as : 09/05/2009 04:30)
Reported: 9/6/2009 7:10:49 AM 07:10
Location: Newark, DE
|Orange-ish array of lights cruising over I-95 in Delaware
In vehicle heading North on I-95 around 4:30 am 9/5/09. Saw huge array of orange lights over I-95, and another bright white light to the west. The white "object" seemed to twinkle like a star but zooming in with a 20x camera I could see it had multiple parts so this was not a star. There was a large part with 2 smaller parts separated but close to it, these smaller parts seemed to move away from the large part, then return (I think that is the reason for the twinkle effect). The orange looking "array" kept moving to the North but slowly, and always kept it's same configuration.
These were visible from 4:30am to 5:15 am. Video was taken at high zoom and some clear images were obtained for a few seconds.
These objects seemed to be just moving North very slowly and made no sudden moves or speed changes. I would estimate people from northern MD to NY could have seen this, but I have seen no reports on the news as of today (9/6/09).
There were some clouds in the sky and a full moon was behind me as I traveled north. I wish I had thought to get my camera out sooner as the orange object(s) were huge when first seen. When I did manage to snap pics distance became a factor. I the orange array was the Goodyear Blimp, I'd say it was 2 miles in front of me when first seen, maybe 10 miles out when filmed. The white array, which I thought at first was Venus or a star, always "seemed" to be 20 miles or maybe thousands of miles away, and never seemed to get closer or farther away.
With the naked eye, I would have to conclude the white thingy was a star, but after looking at the video I have to rule that out. Naked eye on the orange "array" was never thought to be anything other than an array of dim, orange-ish lights grouped together.