Standing outside , Sky watching, looking east. Saw a red flickering light, it looked like a helicopter. I waited to see Flashing lights like I usually do. The object stopped behind a thin cloud, it looked dimmer.I turned around to check something. looked back and found the light in the same spot. it stayed stationary for a few minutes. then reversed direction eastward much dimmer and increasing speed the further it went, very fast then out of site.