If you like
geology, & stars
in the sky,
ARE THESE ANOTHER EXAMPLE of the PHOENIX LIGHTS?
This image was taken by ADEQ's webcam on the night of August 13, 2014 (see below for current image and explanation). Note the date and time stamp. The view is looking to the east, over Mesa and Apache Junction.
I have not doctored or altered this image in any way, and have no idea what these lights are, or could be.
This picture is one instantaneous image, not a sequence of shots. These are multiple objects. Airplanes or helicopters at night have more than just one red running light showing, especially over a metropolitan area, near Phoenix's airport. Also, note that they are oblong in shape.
The area in the image is not over any Air Force bombing range, and in fact, is quite populated, up until the edge of the Superstition Wilderness area, east of Apache Junction.
If anyone has seen these lights in person, I would like to hear from you. I was indoors at the time, and have only seen them in this image, by accident.
--- Richard Allen [email: firstname.lastname@example.org]
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Looking east (current image, usually updated every 15 minutes), from the Mesa area. The Superstition Mountains are the highest ones, just right of center. To their left, and slightly closer, are the Goldfield Mountains.
View courtesy of Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, at Phoenix Visibility Web Cameras.