South Shore, Lake Ontario
This video material was all recorded from the end of my garden down on the shore of Lake Ontario in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
The light balls were descending in very similar fashion to those of 11th August 2001.
I set up the camera on the south shore in Niagara-on-the-Lake at 20.45 hrs. The wind was strong but not causing problems with tripod or camera stability. Visibility along the horizon was excellent and buildings on the north shore of the lake were very easy to identify.
Aircraft activity was moderate with east-west runways in action at Pearson International Airport. The aircraft were plainly visible before dark and were moving left to right and vice versa from my perspective. After dark the aircraft strobe lights were plainly visible showing as bright, white and intermittent light sources. On several occasions there were aircraft visible on the camera monitor at the same time as the light balls and the quality of the illumination is significantly different.
We are also hoping some day to obtain good spectra of the light balls. This should prove easier with the strings of descending light balls as they seem to move very slowly and may allow us time to use the Rainbow Optics Star Spectroscope to gather some data.
This is just a small sample of events from that night. Aircraft were seen throughout the evening/night but were very faint lights in comparison with these bright illuminations.