|Occurred : 4/17/2020 22:00 (Entered as : 04/17/2020 22:00)
Reported: 4/17/2020 10:02:22 PM 22:02
Location: Roseau, MN
|~ 50 simple white lights travelling SW to NE, ability to adjust speed and fly in formation
My girlfriend and I went outside to smoke a cigarette and noticed a "train" of lights directly overhead moving SW to NE, I've looked into the Starlink stuff and am unconvinced. I don't know how long it had been going on beforehand, but by the time we noticed, they were spaced a fair distance apart and were not in a perfect line. Some slowed down, seemingly to let others pass. Initially it was a line, then there was a Chevron formation of 3 that eventually broke to let one pass. They turned slightly at a specific point in the sky.
After about 20 minutes of a steady stream of them, they traffic cleared up and stragglers continued to appear. When at a certain point overhead, they would get very bright and back to the average luminosity. They were very fast in our opinion, but were able to adjust speed.
If they were all in a straight line like I've seen for Starlink I'd believe that to be the case, but that's not what happened.