Location of Sighting: Port Charlotte, North Carolina
Date of Sighting: July 4, 2017
Time of Sighting: 10:15 PM EDT
Description: I was watching fireworks from the back porch and saw a bright red fireball, but it wasn’t a firework. It moved from the south to the east and was a little slower than when we watch the International Space Station (ISS) go overhead. It had a bright fire to it, like a red match. I was similar to what we see from Atlas and Dragon launches at the Cape. After almost two minutes, it started flickering and faded very slowly. I wondered if it was the Dragon returning (the launch on July 3rd was scrubbed at the last second), but Space X did not launch tonight. Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory.