I live in a very rural part of el dorado county in northern california's gold country, so it is very dark in the evening, even with an almost 3/4 moon out. just over an hour ago i went out on our back deck which faces directly west, to watch the night sky, which is one of my favorite things to do to relax. i watch for satellites and unusual lights all the time. i saw a few satellites and planes in the first few minutes i was outside. then my fiancã© came out to join me along with my five year old niece. i was showing my niece different constellations and a satellite or two, when i noticed what i thought was an unusually fast moving satellite going south-west to north-east. i pointed it out to my fiancã©, and he noticed they there were two more 'satellites' evenly spaced, coming up right in line behind the first one i saw. so we watched the three lights go across the sky and disappear into a darkish patch right above us. well more lights started to appear right in line behind the first three, all evenly spaced and all going the same speed in a perfect straight path. i ran inside and got my mom, who also saw them. the four of us watched this go on for about 10 minutes, then my mom went inside. (i think it freaked her out.) so my fiancã©, niece and i continued to watch the continuous line of lights for another 35 minutes until they stopped. i tried to film them with my iphone, but the lights were too small and far up in the sky for them to register on the screen.