Went to check back door and observed 2 straight lines of orange light with about 4 bright lights equally spaced on the lines of light, all orange, like knots on a horizontal string. forward movement, to the south, was a new segment added to the front and one in the back disappearing. a segment being a line with a bright light at the front. the two strings were close, at an angle to each other, and the far one appeared to be a few degrees off of horizontal.. after first observing the lights, i went out to the back deck and watched for about 5 seconds and quickly returned to the house to get camera. was gone about 5 seconds and the lights were gone when i returned. the lights appeared over elephant butte lake about 8:45pm.