|Occurred : 11/10/2016 18:00 (Entered as : 11/10/16 18:00)
Reported: 11/10/2016 11:11:36 PM 23:11
Location: San Jose, CA
|3 objects moving across the sky, until 1 leaves the group.
Shortly after getting home, I saw something odd in the South-West (~230 deg) sky while taking the trash out. I’m a star gazer. So I can tell the difference between stars, planets, satellites and so forth. I saw what looked to be one of the closer planets, but the light was not right. It kind of looked like multiple lights clustered closely together. That is what caught my eye initially.
While looking at that, I noticed 2 fainter lights (about as bright as a far away star) appeared to be moving relative to the bright light. Meaning the spacing between the 3 was varying. The 3 lights were slowly moving from the South-West sky to the North-West. All the while the 2 fainter lights kept changing their proximity to the bright light.
At this point I went inside to grab my binoculars to get a better look. It was obvious their altitude was very high. I actually thought this might be the International Space Station, but the other 2 lights made that not likely, and they were moving to slow. While viewing the 3 lights thru the binoculars, one of the 2 fainter lights, started moving straight down at a much faster rate than they were moving across. I lost sight of it as it moved below the roof line of my house.
The other 2 continued on their original path and I lost them in the clouds a minute later. Speaking of clouds, there was a scattering of clouds. The 2 remaining lights were at about 310 deg NW, when I lost them.