I've tracked hundreds of satellites over the years but last night I saw a satellite occult a star for the first time. I picked up a satellite in Hercules by chance and followed it southward, where, for a split second, it occulted Rasalgethi at approximately 9:22 p.m. EDT. The object may have been the Cosmos 1025 rocket body. One would think that satellite occultations happen all the time but they are quite rare.
Dave, the evening of Sept 17 about 11:00PM I was observing Jupiter and its Galilean moons with my 10 inch Zhumell when I noticed a dim satellite enter the field of view. I watched as it closed in on Callisto and just missed occulting it by the barest of margins. It was really neat and enjoyable to watch.