Location of Sighting: Wilmington, North Carolina
Date of Sighting: August 5, 2016
Time of Sighting: 4:30 AM EDT
Description: This morning around 4:30 AM I noticed a dim orange light moving across the sky. I first saw it when I walked onto my back patio and followed it as it moved far left, past my shed and the big pine tree in my backyard. The light moved at a very rapid pace until it came to the far left side of the yard where it then moved only slightly. Intrigued by this, I watched it until I could no longer see it. At first I thought it was a plane, but it moved rather quickly, almost skipping across the sky. Maybe it was a meteor, but the light eventually became more dim and seemed to move further into the night sky until it disappeared. I am not sure, but I thought meteors became more visible as they begin to fall rather than disappear. Has anyone else seen something like this before? 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.