On 12/16/17 at approx. 2100 hr (9:00pm) i called in my dogs from our backyard, i couldn't help but notice, something glowing extremely bright, high in the night sky, far above lit homes, as seen from my backyard. i wanted to think it might be a brightly lit plane or hovering helicopter, as it seemed to be hovering, then moving forward. however, it always remained glowing. when i opened the backyard glass door, it was impossible to to look up, whatever the object was, it was way to bright to be any aircraft, i've ever seen. it moved in my direction but never past my house, i called my wife to have a look, she commented,'' your friends are back,'' (jokingly) as these sightings, are concurrent. i couldn't look out the backyard door, and not be forced to look up, it was a beautiful glowing object, when i first saw it, it was hovering, then flowed forward, effortlessly, almost like it shouldn't have moved so gracefully. i wanted to know more about it and watch it but i was in a tee-shirt & it was almost freezing outside. i honestly didn't want to take my eyes off of it but my wife was hurrying me as we were going to do some late night grocery shopping. i only had my cell phone on me this time so that is what i used to take a digital photo of the glowing object, it is a samsung galaxy amp 2, with a 5 mp forward facing camera. the object was definitely moving forwards but didn't really appear to be going anywhere, hard to put into words. in the single photo i took of the glowing object, you can see the lit houses below the object, as well as stars in different areas of the photo, though much smaller in appearance then the glowing object.