On 25 sep, '19, at 19:40 est while looking sw from lat. 36.601620, long. -80.812810 at an elevation of approximately 20 degrees, i noted what i first thought was a star out of the corner of my eye, however, the 'light' was changing, which caught my gaze. the white/yellow round light intensified from nothing to about 5x the brightness of jupiter, which was also noted further to my right in the sky, then dissipated back to nothing. as it intensified, then dimmed it drifted to my left, and down for a track of apx. 3/4" at arms' length. this solitary object may have been above, over or near mount airy nc, however the distance away from my location could not be determined definitively. there was no sound, no sparks, no smoke trail or odd path/path changes. it almost appeared to be a meteor coming toward my location, with a slight northerly drift, and decent before extinguishing / disappearing. the entire account listed apx. 2 or 3 seconds.