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Occurred : 1/30/2014 21:50 (Entered as : 01/30/14 21:50)
Reported: 1/30/2014 7:07:33 PM 19:07
Posted: 2/7/2014
Location: Charlotte, NC
Shape: Unknown
Duration:10 minutes after noticed
4 bright orange balls with 3 smaller red balls with one of the bright balls flashing as if igniting.

I was on my way home and I noticed what I thought was a bright constellation I've never seen before. There were four bright orange balls of light aligned in a similar shape as the cup of the big dipper, but were perfectly spaced apart making a much more symmetric shape.

Then I noticed three smaller lights, same color at first and slowly turned redder, in a triangle pattern inside of the cup pointing upwards (or pointing SE from where I was located). The smaller lights disappeared and then the larger lights began to fade in and out until they were realigned as a straight line (SW - NE) with the second ball a bit lower than the rest but still evenly positioned from first and third ball.

Then the fourth ball began get really bright (looked momentarily like a fire ball igniting) and then changed to a blue color. This happened a couple times until one by one the lights began to fade out.