|Occurred : 3/30/2010 21:25 (Entered as : 03/30/10 21:25)
Reported: 3/30/2010 8:35:18 PM 20:35
Location: Joplin, MO
Duration:About 2 Minutes
|Triangle-shaped craft 4 lights.
I live on the 4th floor of a new apartment complex on the east edge of town. The light pollution isn’t too awful so I am able to enjoy (simple) stargazing without going out into the country. Tonight I was on my balcony viewing the Moon through my binoculars and noticed what I thought to be a low flying plane coming from the south. My balcony faces the southeast. I focused my binoculars on it and noticed there were no flashing strobe lights that I’ve seen on other aircraft. Because the Moon is so bright tonight, and as the craft moved toward the north and nearly overhead, I was able to make out a triangle shape. It had, at first, 3 lights underneath on each corner. As it came closer, I noticed a fainter light in the center (underneath) of the craft. The lights were white. It was flying north. No sound.