|Occurred : 8/27/2009 00:30 (Entered as : 08/27/09 0:30)
Reported: 10/26/2009 11:19:08 PM 23:19
Location: Brookville, IN
|2 bright lights moving E to W at 45 deg. in the sky. They spread, shrank & faded away never going over the horizon but away from Earth.
My wife and I were coming back from a late night of grocery shopping at the 24 hour Biggs arriving home at about 12:30 am .
As I stepped out of the car and looked up into the night sky (as I usually do looking for satellites, shooting stars and such), I saw two lights evenly spaced, horizontally from about two or three fingers apart at arms length at first sight to about five fingers apart at the middle of their path across the sky moving from east to west at approximately 45 degrees in the northwestern sky, back to about one finger apart when they faded from view.
I called my wife over to see them and she noted as I did that they were moving faster than the satellites we've seen. They traversed the entire sky in about two minutes.
There was no sound and their brightness was comparable to that of the North star or the planets. They were larger in appearance than the point of light that you get from a satellite.
I do not think that they were in our atmosphere because they were illuminated by the sun almost like the satellites I've seen. These lights dimmed as the satellites do from the illuminated sides moving out of sight but these lights did not seem to be in orbit but moving away from the planet. These lights never went over the horizon but rather became smaller and dimmer until they were no longer visible.