Three bright red lights hovering in Eastern sky. Lights formed an equilateral triangle and then shifted sidewaysI live in La Mesa, CA ( East county suburb of San Diego) I awoke at 1:20 am last night (2-24-09) after hearing a thump. When I looked out the window to the east, I saw three bright red lights in the sky. They appeared to be stationary They created an equilateral triangle. I awakened my husband. As we watched the lights; they shifted sideways, losing the equilateral shape. He went to awaken our son. As the three of us continued watching the three lights continued to shift. Then they became dimmer. Two disappeared with the third disappearing a few seconds later. About 8 minutes lapsed from the time I first saw the lights until they disappeared..I also saw a similar single bright red light in the same eastern sky on New Year’s Eve (1/31/08). My Mom and Neighbor also saw this. This light appeared closer than last nights lights. At first we thought it was a flare, however it never dropped. It was a bit more North (left) in the sky as it hovered. After a few minutes, it shifted to the right (south) after several minutes it shifted even more to the right. We never saw it move. The next thing we knew it had disappeared. I would say that about 12-15 minutes lapsed from the first time we saw it until it disappeared. My 16 year old son was at a home in Fletcher Hills, a part of El Cajon (the town just north of La Mesa). He and his friends also saw the same light. He said that it appeared to the south of his location.