At 5;40 am i was at work and went outside to get some air. i was looking south when a moving light to my right west caught my attention. i observed 23 lights moving in a straight line with various gaps between them and out of those 2 or 3 of them pulsed a few times. as they moved across an almost over head, they blinked out as they went ne towards the sunrise. it all took maybe minute or two at the most. never seen anything like that,i was in the navy and was a look out on board ship i know what planes look like an they were not.