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Steve wrote at 2008-05-06 01:21:51
Hi Paul! I'm seeing the exact same thing tonight - a white object with distinct red and green blinking lights visible south-west of Orion moving toward the horizon. However, I'm located in Virginia, about 30 miles west of Washington DC. Visible with the naked eye as well as binoculars - definitely not a plane as I see them all the time. I'm thinking a satellite?


chris wrote at 2009-05-09 12:10:53
Mike ,Paul,....

Also seen from Wisconsin in April.  Been cloudy lately.

SSE about 20 degrees from Horizon.

me and the neighbors spent an hour waiting for it to move.  Sorry...not a UFO

Mike V wrote at 2009-08-17 04:01:26
Exact same experience sitting here in Pittsburgh (South Fayette Township) around eleven thirty at night on Sunday, August 16th.  Took out my telescope to see if it was a plane.  Did not move, but definitely red and green flickering lights.  Guess it might be a satelite, but don't know if they contain lights.

dale wrote at 2013-03-06 03:25:38
i seen the red and green and some other color lights too they flicker and dont move. they are spaced about the same distance apart. i been seeing them for the last five years and have not said anything cause of different reasons. i dont think that they are stars.  


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Astronomy and telescope making. Have made at least seven telescopes, both refractors and reflectors, and have spent 30 years looking at the nighttime sky.

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