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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