White Dots in Square Formation – Johannesburg

Time and date: 30 August 2014 at ?
Place: Johannesburg
Submitted by: Chili

Report: I was at a friend’s braai yesterday in Observatory, Johannesburg, and attention was soon brought to the 4 mysterious white dots that seemed to be aligned in a perfect square formation. The dots seemed very very high up.
Upon further inspection, we noticed that there were more dots scattered around the square. We watched the square for about 15 minutes and noticed that the dots were slowly moving away from each other.
We soon saw that the dots had now lined up in a straight line. And a few minutes after that, they disappeared.

Anybody have any idea what it could’ve been?

One thought on “White Dots in Square Formation – Johannesburg

  1. Hi there
    I saw the same thing today (14th Sep 2014 at about 4pm) at a braai at a friends house not far from the Byers offramp
    We noticed a half spherical white shape in the sky that some were saying could be a paraglider, but was soon dismissed as it was far too high
    We then noticed (about 8 of us) white dots in a perfect line (about 3) on either side of this object
    I used my Sky View app on my phone to see if it reconized it as a planet or satalite, and it lined up with Saturn
    I came to the conclusion it was Saturns rings that caugh the light from the sun perfectly explaining why it was half a sphere shape as Saturn would then be covering the other half
    As for the dots lining up in a perfect line… That is a mystery to us all

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