|Occurred : 11/3/2012 21:30 (Entered as : 11/03/12 21:30)
Reported: 11/22/2012 7:31:39 AM 07:31
Location: Los Cabos, CA
|Red and orange triangular light, 11/03/12 Los Cabos Mexico
Saturday November 3 San Jose del Cabo, Mexico (hotel zone on the beach)
Time: Between 9 and 10pm Sky very clear, no clouds or haze.
Since the night was so clear two of us were sitting on the beach looking at the stars. We noticed a very bright red light, seemingly motionless high in the sky to the west. After watching it for a couple of minutes we noticed it moving very slowly in our direction (moving west to east). There was no sound and the area around us was quiet except for the waves.
The light seemed to get larger as it descended in our direction and at one point we considered moving since it appeared as if it may land on the beach. As it came closer we noticed it was triangular in shape, red outside with an orange triangular outline in the center.
It remained out over the water (south of us) as it passed nearly directly in front and above, altitude unclear since we do not know the size of the object. As it passed it gained altitude, appearing smaller as it rose. We watched it gain altitude until it disappeared from sight above, and by then to the east. This took about 10 seconds.
Note: from our location, the coastline wraps in a southwest curve with low mountains in our sight line to the west. The light first appeared descending from high in the sky to the west rather than from over the mountains.