|Occurred : 9/4/2013 09:30 (Entered as : 09/04/2013 9:30)
Reported: 9/11/2013 8:05:40 AM 08:05
Location: Santa Ana, CA
|3 extremely fast moving lights, in a delta formation, moving from N/W to S/E over southern California.
My wife and I were outside in our spa. I am an active satellite and ISS observer and am always scanning the sky for activity. On this night, three fast moving lights in a delta formation appeared suddenly from the North West and were traveling South East at a rate of speed I've never seen before. They appeared to be satellite-like objects in brightness and appearance (somewhere above the mesosphere) but were less bright than the space station. Three things caught my attention that made me think they were extraordinary; #1- their formation #2- their speed, which was approximately 4-5 time faster than anything I’ve ever seen in space and #3- their trajectory was not straight. As they streaked across the sky they made a slow turn to East and their formation slightly changed. It remained a delta, but their proximity to each other loosened up slightly.
When I first noticed them, I immediately brought my wife’s attention to it and we both observed the entire incident together, and afterward shared the same view of what we had just witnessed.