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(28.2088°N, 81.3686°W)
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Solar Orbiter Flyby

On November 26 2021, the interplanetary probe Solar Orbiter will fly past the Earth. The Earth will give it a "gravity assist" and put it on a trajectory to reach Venus where it will receive a further assist. If you know where to look and live in the right part of the world, you will have a chance to see it through binoculars or a telescope.

Flyby data
Time of closest approachNov 26, 23:30:30
Distance of closest approach6,833 km
Speed at closest approach15.139 km/s
Speed at infinity (rel. to Earth)10.607 km/s

Flyby Overview

Ground Track

Position Table

Click on a table row to load a finder chart corresponding to that time, or alternatively, you can go straight to a finder chart for a time near closest approach by clicking here.

Time Distance (km) Brightness Altitude Azimuth Right ascension Declination Constellation Sun altitude
Nov 26, 21:30:3089,72914.0-81.9°281.7°14h 4.2m-26° 10'Hydra-52.6°
Nov 26, 21:40:3083,16913.8-84.2°290.8°14h 2.8m-25° 56'Hydra-54.8°
Nov 26, 21:50:3076,57913.6-86.3°311.3°14h 1.0m-25° 39'Hydra-57.0°
Nov 26, 22:00:3069,95713.4-87.2°359.0°13h 59.0m-25° 19'Hydra-59.2°
Nov 26, 22:10:3063,29813.1-85.8°41.3°13h 56.6m-24° 55'Hydra-61.4°
Nov 26, 22:20:3056,59512.9-83.3°58.4°13h 53.6m-24° 25'Hydra-63.5°
Nov 26, 22:30:3049,84112.6-80.2°66.1°13h 49.9m-23° 48'Hydra-65.7°
Nov 26, 22:40:3043,02312.2-76.8°70.2°13h 45.0m-22° 58'Hydra-67.9°
Nov 26, 22:50:3036,12211.8-72.8°72.5°13h 38.4m-21° 50'Virgo-70.0°
Nov 26, 23:00:3029,10911.2-68.0°73.8°13h 28.8m-20° 7'Virgo-72.1°
Nov 26, 23:10:3021,92510.5-61.4°74.1°13h 13.8m-17° 18'Virgo-74.2°
Nov 26, 23:20:3014,4449.4-50.8°73.1°12h 46.5m-11° 40'Virgo-76.1°
Nov 26, 23:30:306,534--26.0°68.8°11h 40.4m4° 38'Virgo-78.0°
Nov 26, 23:40:304,039-74.5°343.9°3h 15.5m42° 56'Perseus-79.8°
Nov 26, 23:50:3011,0917.852.5°270.0°1h 5.0m21° 55'Pisces-81.3°
Nov 27, 00:00:3018,4738.943.5°266.6°0h 42.6m16° 36'Pisces-82.4°
Nov 27, 00:10:3025,7329.738.1°266.3°0h 32.9m14° 12'Pisces-82.9°
Nov 27, 00:20:3032,88710.234.1°266.7°0h 27.4m12° 49'Pisces-82.8°
Nov 27, 00:30:3039,96510.730.8°267.5°0h 23.9m11° 55'Pisces-81.9°
Nov 27, 00:40:3046,98511.027.7°268.3°0h 21.5m11° 16'Pisces-80.6°
Nov 27, 00:50:3053,96111.324.9°269.3°0h 19.7m10° 48'Pisces-79.0°
Nov 27, 01:00:3060,90311.622.3°270.3°0h 18.3m10° 25'Pisces-77.1°
Nov 27, 01:10:3067,81611.819.7°271.3°0h 17.3m10° 7'Pisces-75.2°
Nov 27, 01:20:3074,70512.017.2°272.3°0h 16.4m9° 53'Pisces-73.2°
Nov 27, 01:30:3081,57512.214.7°273.3°0h 15.8m9° 40'Pisces-71.1°