I was in my backyard at sunset when i noticed the first star in the sky. then i realized it was the wrong star that is always first visible in the sky. i grabbed a video camera and zoomed in on the star-like object and noticed it was slowly moving, too fast though to be a star. i kept the video camera on the ufo and it suddenly split into three ufos, ejected two smaller and less visible ufos. one of the objects left a small emission trail. the main object kept moving but now increased in speed. the smaller objects seemed to slow and move in a different direction. about a minute later the main star-like ufo ejected two ufos approximately the same size, but also slowed and began moving in a different direction. i then followed these two ufos until they eventually disappeared. the main ufo also was gone.