We were near Sonoma Square waiting with several thousand people for the 9:30 fireworks.
Several minutes before the fireworks started, a kid pointed straight up with his arm and said something like "Hey, a blue ufo!"
Most people who heard him (he yelled pretty loud) looked up and we saw a small, far away group of 6-10 faint starlike objects. The group was traveling NE at about the same speed as the international space station. It approached the moon and disappeared. I was willing to assume it was the ISS.
Then, another group appeared in the SW and followed the same NE path and disappeared near the moon, too. That eliminated the ISS.
Then a 3rd faint group appeared in about the same place in the SW, traveled near the moon, made a 270 degree turn to the west, went a short distance and disappeared. That really eliminated the ISS.
What was interesting was the path of the groups. The path was not a perfectly straight line, it was a series of distinct course changes.
At least 40 people that were sitting by us saw and many commented on them.
There were probably 4000 people sitting on the field, facing South, all looking up in the sky for the first fireworks when these objects appeared.
Expect more reports.
I am a pilot and used to flying at night - and they def weren't meteors, airplanes, satellites, fireworks.
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