2 askew orange lights in the east. i watched them fade. i call my friend out to see them. i tell him, they will come back. they did, but were level this time. they were clearly coming toward us and slightly to the right (wsw). after going behind a palm tree, if their path continued, we would have seen them come out to the right of the palm tree. they didn't. i told my friend to wait. they'll come back. they did. first 1. then a 2nd on top of it. then it was 1 again.. then 2. then 1. then 2. then 1. then 2. no movement and just disappeared. i told my friend to wait. another one came back coming toward us and slightly to the right (wsw) after going behind the palm tree, we didn't see it again. then, another appeared. same path. it too disappeared after going behind the palm. these orange lights were at least 30-50 miles away. the helicopter lights, within 1-2 miles, were smaller than the orange lights. my friend also noticed that all the air traffic was headed in the direction of the orange lights.