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Occurred : 12/26/2010 21:55 (Entered as : 12/26/2010 21:55)
Reported: 12/26/2010 5:16:29 PM 17:16
Posted: 1/5/2011
Location: Napier (New Zealand),
Shape: Light
Duration:7-8 mins
Four reddish coloured lights appeared in the night sky in a triangular formation, one light below the lower apex, began separating...

Sighting: Sunday 26 December 21:55hrs New Zealand Standard Time.

Location: Meeanee/Taradale, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand While driving north on the expressway between Meeanee and Taradale (North Island, New Zealand) I noticed an arrangement of lights in the dark off to my right above the horizon. I thought it was an arrangement of lights on a power pylon in a nearby field as they were red/orange in colour and unlike the bright white of nearby background stars. There were 4 lights making a triangle configuration with the fourth light below the lower corner of the triangle. My partner who was also in the car confirmed the sighting. As we moved further down the road the lights seemed to separate and it became clear they were not local but much higher in the sky and further away. We stopped the car so we could assess their movement. At this time we saw what looked like a conventional aircraft (pass between us and the lights). Soon the lights began separating further, two moving off to the right, one remaining more static to the left and the fourth disappearing from sight. All of the lights were of a reddish-orange hue and appeared to pulsate slightly in intensity. Soon all the lights had disappeared from sight.