First, I'm quite sure it was a satellite: no blinking lights, no lights of different colors, it wasn't moving too quickly, etc.
At 10:15pm EDT last night (the 16th) I observed it moving downward on a path from Merak to Pherkad. It came extremely close to Pherkad at 10:16pm EDT. This was observed in the area of Raleigh, NC.
Does anyone know which one it was?