|Occurred : 12/9/2020 00:00 (Entered as : 12/09/20 300)
Reported: 12/9/2020 10:52:19 PM 22:52
Location: Tucson, AZ
|A series of unusual lights seen in the Southern skies of Tucson
At 3A and unable to.sleep i decided to take a walk and see if that would calm my mind. I always look up.at the sky...looking for.stars, watching.aircraft from the airbase, spotting satellites, and identifying.the large number of.drones that are being used in our skies. I pretty much know what lights are requiired and where they must.be placed on aircraft and drones....my hobby.has.been.all.about identifying these things. I noticed two propeller driven aircraft approach from the west in the flightpath to.the airforce base. I then noticed two lights...some.type of craft with only a simgular light that appeared to be rotating and.changing color very quickly from red to blue to orange, then green and back.to red. They also had the appearance of blinking, but.it was not in a synchronous pattern as one would see in all aircraft. These lights quickly.came.from the east and.then positioned.themselves above and.below where.the.aircraft would pass. As.the.aircraft gr! ew close to.these lights.they both disappeared, only.to reappear after the aircraft had passed. These lights.then moved erratically, hovering at times. Eventuly.both went to an area of the sky that was about five miles east of where.they had been. The southernmost light divided and became two lights..the southernmost light rapidly.accelerated towards Mexico. The two.lights then proceeded to do a dance...at times.touching..and moving up towards the level where cirrus clouds could.be seen. The last time they.hovered just under the.cloud and one could barely see that.there were apx ten other lights.just above the cloud dancing as well. One light.then disaapeared, the other drifted in a.drunkenly manner towards the northeast. Nothing else appeared, and it was now 0400. At 6A i went.back outside just in time to see a similar object enter my field of view and quickly head west were when it reached the Tucson Mountains began to follow the crest if.this small range.northward. Upon reaching the location of Wasson Peak (highest point.of the range) it gave a brilliant white flash and dissapeared. I sited one other.odd object during.this.time. The constellation Orion was low.in the Southwestern sky heading.for its.setting. I noticed what appeared to be a sattelite moving towards the.northeast, i.noticed it when it was passing over an orange colored star, both being perhaps 20 degrees to the north of Bettelguese. As i had been looking at Orion i found it odd that the trajectory of.this.sattelite meant it.had come through.the field if view looking at Orion. I should have seen it there, but did not. I then noticed that this orange star was.moving.very slowly....i checked Orion to see.how.fa! st it was moving towards he horizon. It was moving much slower.than the.orange star. .Orion also.was moving.in a straight trajectory towards the west. This.star moved in an.erratic pattern towards WSW....not the direction nor speed that all.stars would.be seen as doing.
I decided it.was time to.head.in and get ready for.the.day, so.i did.not see anything elae.