|Occurred : 1/31/2017 23:00 (Entered as : 01/31/17 23:00)
Reported: 1/31/2017 11:44:09 PM 23:44
Location: Maricopa, AZ
|While driving 347 towards Maricopa, saw 6 lights gradually appear then disappear - 4 in a tight line formation.
At approximately 11:00pm, I was driving along 347 in the Gila River Reservation, when two orange lights, a respectable distance apart, appeared together in the southwestern part of the sky. I'd seen similar lights the night before. As I watched, four more lights gradually appeared to the lower right near the horizon. All four were in a straight line in tight formation.
All lights stayed in position for just a minute or so. Meanwhile, I began to take pictures with my camera phone. First, one of the two original lights disappeared - or more aptly, dimmed till vanishing. Then shortly thereafter, the other one disappeared. The remaining four stayed visible for a little while longer. They shifted position slightly, still staying in tight formation. And once again very slowly, they faded away.
As for my background - I'm an equipment technician for a photofinishing and book manufacturer in located in Phoenix, AZ.