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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, 21:30:3089,44714.0-71.5°338.7°14h 5.1m-27° 20'Hydra-50.2°
Nov 26, 21:40:3082,86813.8-72.0°346.8°14h 3.5m-27° 11'Hydra-51.8°
Nov 26, 21:50:3076,26113.6-72.2°355.4°14h 1.7m-27° 0'Hydra-53.4°
Nov 26, 22:00:3069,62313.4-72.0°4.3°13h 59.5m-26° 48'Hydra-54.9°
Nov 26, 22:10:3062,94913.1-71.4°13.1°13h 56.9m-26° 34'Hydra-56.4°
Nov 26, 22:20:3056,23112.9-70.4°21.7°13h 53.7m-26° 16'Hydra-57.8°
Nov 26, 22:30:3049,46212.6-69.0°29.9°13h 49.6m-25° 53'Hydra-59.1°
Nov 26, 22:40:3042,62912.2-67.0°37.6°13h 44.2m-25° 23'Hydra-60.4°
Nov 26, 22:50:3035,71111.8-64.4°44.9°13h 36.9m-24° 41'Hydra-61.6°
Nov 26, 23:00:3028,67611.2-60.8°52.0°13h 26.2m-23° 39'Hydra-62.6°
Nov 26, 23:10:3021,46110.5-55.4°59.1°13h 9.0m-21° 54'Virgo-63.6°
Nov 26, 23:20:3013,9309.3-46.2°67.1°12h 36.5m-18° 26'Corvus-64.4°
Nov 26, 23:30:305,949--22.7°80.4°11h 6.9m-9° 15'Crater-65.1°
Nov 26, 23:40:304,256-61.7°195.8°3h 14.7m17° 19'Aries-65.7°
Nov 26, 23:50:3011,5307.844.1°239.4°1h 17.8m13° 19'Pisces-66.0°
Nov 27, 00:00:3018,9189.037.0°246.8°0h 51.8m11° 34'Pisces-66.2°
Nov 27, 00:10:3026,1569.732.8°250.8°0h 40.2m10° 38'Pisces-66.2°
Nov 27, 00:20:3033,28110.229.5°253.9°0h 33.5m10° 3'Pisces-66.1°
Nov 27, 00:30:3040,32510.726.8°256.4°0h 29.1m9° 40'Pisces-65.8°
Nov 27, 00:40:3047,30811.024.3°258.8°0h 26.1m9° 22'Pisces-65.3°
Nov 27, 00:50:3054,24511.322.0°260.9°0h 23.8m9° 9'Pisces-64.6°
Nov 27, 01:00:3061,14511.619.8°263.0°0h 22.1m8° 58'Pisces-63.8°
Nov 27, 01:10:3068,01611.817.7°264.9°0h 20.7m8° 49'Pisces-62.9°
Nov 27, 01:20:3074,86212.015.7°266.9°0h 19.7m8° 42'Pisces-61.8°
Nov 27, 01:30:3081,68712.213.7°268.7°0h 18.8m8° 36'Pisces-60.6°