I was stargazing looking at different astronomical bodies and taking photographs of the moon when i just happened to notice a very bright star like object to the left of me. i knew that it could not be a star because it was moving. i also ruled it out as being an aircraft as there were no beacon lights and it was just to bright. the star like object then got so bright that it reminded me of magnesium metal burning. it was so bright and very intense. i turned my camera around on the tripod and quickly fixed it into position looking in the direction of the object. i zoomed in on the bright object which then to my surprise started to move anticlockwise in a semi circle. the bright object then shot towards my direction and then just disappeared. i fell back onto the grass with surprise by the extreme speed of the object. the object was miles away but because of the cameras high magnification it looked very close and like it was going to collide with me and that gave me quite a fright. it was exhilarating and quite an experience in fact. fortunately i had my camera set to burst mode and i had just pressed the shoot button and managed to capture the objects movement and incredible speed. to have witnessed this was phenomenal. the photographs were taken on the ‎13 of ‎january ‎2017 at 7:10 pm gmt, newton abbot devon england.