A couple nights ago I went out into the cool of the evening to stare at the starry night. A satellite appeared. (I live in the Future!) It is still amazing to me to see these tiny points of light making their progress across the sky. I watched it until...
Huh. It's gone. I must have taken my eye off it. Maybe it went behind a bit of cloud haze. Hey, there's another one and... Gone. Huh.
Silly me. I forgot that satellites are not "lights" like stars. I can see them because they are high enough up to reflect sunlight back to me. These satellites were traveling west-to-east, and had blinked out when they entered the earth's shadow. That explains it!
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