I’m confused about what happens when I look at stars with my telescope. Can anybody explain what’s going on?

So, the other day I was out in the field, no light pollution, the night sky was beautiful with so many stars. I set up my telescope to look at this one star, and it was twinkling, gorgeous. Then, I sneezed, and I moved my telescope an inch, and suddenly, I couldn't see the star through the telescope again. Why though? The earth is spinning at around 1,000 miles per hour and spinning around the sun at about 66,600 miles per hour, and that movement did not affect my vision of the star. However, moving my telescope just a smidge DID. I just don't get it> Do you think my telescope might have a problem with it?

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