Descending vertically into night. As the sun sets between layers of cloud, we descend into the top of the clouds, the aerial horizon seemingly rising with every second of descent toward the deck. A temperature inversion exists above the cloud deck and we find colder air below as the rime ice melts on our windscreen. As we emerge from the bottom of the clouds and the last chunks of ice fly away, it is suddenly night and we follow the lights of the city as we find our way to the airport for landing.  

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