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Location: High Meadows Obseravatory
(40.7417°N, 111.5713°W)
Time: 00:14:09

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, 21:30:30
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, 19:30:3088,66813.9-56.5°281.6°13h 57.9m-27° 20'Hydra-27.9°
Nov 26, 19:40:3082,20613.7-58.7°284.7°13h 55.6m-27° 9'Hydra-29.8°
Nov 26, 19:50:3075,72013.5-60.9°288.3°13h 53.0m-26° 56'Hydra-31.6°
Nov 26, 20:00:3069,20813.3-63.0°292.5°13h 50.0m-26° 40'Hydra-33.5°
Nov 26, 20:10:3062,66713.0-65.2°297.5°13h 46.4m-26° 21'Hydra-35.4°
Nov 26, 20:20:3056,09112.8-67.3°303.8°13h 41.9m-25° 57'Hydra-37.3°
Nov 26, 20:30:3049,47612.5-69.2°311.8°13h 36.3m-25° 26'Hydra-39.2°
Nov 26, 20:40:3042,81312.1-70.9°322.3°13h 29.0m-24° 46'Hydra-41.1°
Nov 26, 20:50:3036,09011.7-72.0°336.5°13h 19.2m-23° 49'Hydra-43.0°
Nov 26, 21:00:3029,29211.1-71.7°355.0°13h 5.1m-22° 24'Virgo-44.8°
Nov 26, 21:10:3022,39110.4-68.7°16.6°12h 42.9m-20° 1'Corvus-46.7°
Nov 26, 21:20:3015,3379.4-59.9°38.5°12h 2.8m-15° 22'Corvus-48.5°
Nov 26, 21:30:308,205--35.8°60.3°10h 28.3m-4° 18'Sextans-50.4°
Nov 26, 21:40:305,131-37.2°97.7°5h 23.0m18° 16'Taurus-52.2°
Nov 26, 21:50:3010,5967.665.4°168.3°2h 8.6m16° 26'Aries-53.9°
Nov 26, 22:00:3017,5088.861.7°200.6°1h 18.9m13° 39'Pisces-55.7°
Nov 26, 22:10:3024,5089.557.6°213.6°0h 57.8m12° 10'Pisces-57.4°
Nov 26, 22:20:3031,47410.154.3°221.2°0h 46.1m11° 16'Pisces-59.0°
Nov 26, 22:30:3038,39710.551.5°226.7°0h 38.7m10° 40'Pisces-60.6°
Nov 26, 22:40:3045,28210.949.0°231.0°0h 33.6m10° 14'Pisces-62.2°
Nov 26, 22:50:3052,13511.246.6°234.7°0h 29.8m9° 54'Pisces-63.6°
Nov 26, 23:00:3058,96311.544.4°238.0°0h 26.9m9° 38'Pisces-65.0°
Nov 26, 23:10:3065,77111.742.2°240.9°0h 24.7m9° 26'Pisces-66.3°
Nov 26, 23:20:3072,56212.040.1°243.6°0h 22.8m9° 15'Pisces-67.4°
Nov 26, 23:30:3079,34012.238.0°246.1°0h 21.3m9° 7'Pisces-68.4°