9 white lights in a circular shape over the Lakeville/Burnsville areaMy boyfriend and I were sitting on the tailgate of his truck smoking a cigarette at approximately 9:30 p.m. We started sky watching and noticed a large light through the clouds in a round formation. This light did not appear to move. We walked into the backyard to get a better view, to see if a spotlight was causing it, but we couldn't find anything. At that point the lights seemed to be slowly spreading apart and you could tell there were at least 9 separate lights to make up this shape. The two of us kept watching for a little while longer and decided to run inside to get our three next door neighbors to make sure we weren't crazy. After only a few minutes of our neighbors joining us a plane started flying toward the cloudy looking lights. The plane passed underneath the formation and the lights separated into different directions, kind of changing the shape and getting dimmer. Two out our three neighbors agreed the lights were strange. Our age ranges are from 26-50.