|Occurred : 7/18/2013 21:10 (Entered as : 07/18/13 21:10)
Reported: 7/18/2013 10:01:45 PM 22:01
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
|Orange lights in sky over Mission Viejo
I saw what appeared to be the big dipper in the SE sky at about 45’. The stars appeared bright orange, and larger that normal. There were possibly ten though I did not count them. It was a very clear night with the moon hidden behind trees to the right of the objects. The sky was a light blue rather than black.
After a short period of time (possibly 30 seconds) they started to move with four of the upper ‘stars’ shaping a square and the others moving about in what seemed random patterns. They continued to move about in the same general area until they started to dim and go out. One stayed for about 20 seconds or so longer than the rest before it disappeared.
Afterwards I did see several lights from planes coming from that general direction. I could not tell how high they were or if they were high flying helicopters. Planes at a high elevation are normal for our area.
The movements of the lights looked precise and they appeared to move one direction and then reverse or change to an up or down motion.
According to the current weather information Precipitation is 0% Humidity 77% and Wind is 0 mph.
I was with my dog who was more interested in sniffing things than the distant objects.