A sight of an object, with 5 orange lights lined up horizontally, was seen hovering quietly between 500 to 1000 feet above houses.The event started at approximately 12:30AM. I was driving on Stony Point Road from Rohnert Park to Santa Rosa. Near the intersection of Stony Point and Todd Road was when I saw an aircraft-like object quietly hovering in the sky.The object had 5 orange lights lined up horizontally: OOOOO. The lights alternated in brightness and in color (from orange to yellow).My initial thought was why an aircraft would be flying so close to houses. I would estimate the object to be flying between 500 to 1000 feet above houses, at a speed of 60mph, and was a quarter of a mile ahead of me. I continued to follow it for 3 minutes until my sight of it was blocked by trees and then the object completely disappeared (possibly landing).I followed and saw the object starting from the intersection of Stony Point Road and Todd Road until the intersection of Stony Point Road and Dutton Ave. It was after that that I lost sight of the object.