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Solar Orbiter Flyby

On November 27 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 27, 04:30:30
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 27, 02:30:3089,04614.0-62.8°169.2°14h 8.7m-24° 3'Hydra-55.8°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,43213.8-62.5°163.6°14h 7.7m-23° 40'Hydra-57.5°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,78913.6-62.0°158.1°14h 6.5m-23° 13'Hydra-59.1°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,11313.4-61.3°152.7°14h 5.1m-22° 40'Hydra-60.6°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,40213.2-60.4°147.3°14h 3.4m-22° 1'Virgo-62.0°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,64812.9-59.3°141.9°14h 1.3m-21° 12'Virgo-63.2°
Nov 27, 03:30:3048,84612.6-57.9°136.4°13h 58.7m-20° 9'Virgo-64.3°
Nov 27, 03:40:3041,98712.2-56.4°130.7°13h 55.2m-18° 46'Virgo-65.1°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,05511.8-54.5°124.4°13h 50.5m-16° 50'Virgo-65.7°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,03311.2-52.2°117.0°13h 43.7m-13° 54'Virgo-66.1°
Nov 27, 04:10:3020,89110.5-49.1°106.9°13h 33.1m-8° 56'Virgo-66.3°
Nov 27, 04:20:3013,6069.3-43.4°90.5°13h 14.4m1° 30'Virgo-66.2°
Nov 27, 04:30:306,714--27.1°52.2°12h 37.0m34° 31'Canes Venatici-65.8°
Nov 27, 04:40:306,800-13.0°337.2°1h 1.0m62° 26'Cassiopeia-65.2°
Nov 27, 04:50:3013,3788.219.2°307.2°0h 31.6m33° 40'Andromeda-64.4°
Nov 27, 05:00:3020,5749.217.7°296.9°0h 24.2m24° 34'Andromeda-63.4°
Nov 27, 05:10:3027,7669.915.3°291.9°0h 20.4m20° 12'Pisces-62.2°
Nov 27, 05:20:3034,90110.412.8°288.9°0h 18.2m17° 38'Pisces-60.9°
Nov 27, 05:30:3041,98110.810.3°286.8°0h 16.7m15° 56'Pisces-59.4°
Nov 27, 05:40:3049,01511.17.7°285.4°0h 15.7m14° 44'Pisces-57.8°
Nov 27, 05:50:3056,01111.45.2°284.3°0h 14.9m13° 49'Pegasus-56.1°
Nov 27, 06:00:3062,97511.72.7°283.4°0h 14.4m13° 7'Pisces-54.3°
Nov 27, 06:10:3069,91311.90.1°282.7°0h 13.9m12° 33'Pisces-52.4°
Nov 27, 06:20:3076,82712.1-2.4°282.1°0h 13.6m12° 5'Pisces-50.5°
Nov 27, 06:30:3083,72112.3-4.9°281.7°0h 13.4m11° 42'Pisces-48.5°