I saw three lights in sky with my wife and grandson. Our photo was hasty and poor, as the camera couldn’t photograph the sky and the lights at wide angle. The closeup was blurred. Our view was much closer and wider (if they were a single object), with about 45 degrees azimuth. The right light was almost to the south, perhaps south-southeast as seen in relation to the planet (I believe Jupiter) in the photo. The leftmost light was more to the south east, seeming directly east of the right from my view. The apex of the isoceles triangle it made was about 45 deg or so in elevation and between the two, but higher inclination. We saw the lights through the leaf bare trees mostly.
These lights never moved, either in relation to each other, nor in relation to the tree branches we were looking through. They looked liked planes in sky, but never moving and without noise. It was too large across the sky for a blimp, and again, no propeller noise. Helicopters in wide formation didn’t make sense either, and why would the lights fade out? We looked for solid material between the lights and could see none. The stars were not bright enough to pass through the sky, which was a couple hours past sunset. The sky seemed clear, but must have been a bit hazy as I don’t recall stars that night, although Jupiter was bright.
The lights faded out almost simultaneously after about 10 or 15 minutes. Given the time posted, my location on my patio was on the west bank of the Fox River in Batavia.
Thanks to MUFON case files. This case was reported on 4-2-11.