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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, 12:30:30
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, 10:30:3077,14413.679.8°305.3°14h 4.2m-25° 32'Hydra67.2°
Nov 27, 10:40:3070,60313.477.1°297.6°14h 0.8m-25° 11'Hydra69.2°
Nov 27, 10:50:3064,06613.274.2°292.3°13h 56.7m-24° 45'Hydra71.1°
Nov 27, 11:00:3057,53412.970.9°288.4°13h 51.7m-24° 12'Hydra72.8°
Nov 27, 11:10:3051,01012.667.3°285.4°13h 45.5m-23° 30'Hydra74.5°
Nov 27, 11:20:3044,50012.263.2°283.0°13h 37.7m-22° 33'Virgo76.0°
Nov 27, 11:30:3038,01611.858.4°281.1°13h 27.3m-21° 15'Virgo77.3°
Nov 27, 11:40:3031,58811.352.4°279.5°13h 13.0m-19° 20'Virgo78.4°
Nov 27, 11:50:3025,27710.744.5°278.3°12h 52.0m-16° 18'Corvus79.0°
Nov 27, 12:00:3019,2489.932.7°277.4°12h 18.7m-11° 2'Virgo79.3°
Nov 27, 12:10:3013,9888.912.8°277.0°11h 19.9m-0° 45'Leo79.0°
Nov 27, 12:20:3010,9688.0-22.9°277.6°9h 26.6m18° 8'Leo78.4°
Nov 27, 12:30:3012,284--67.7°282.5°6h 27.5m33° 58'Auriga77.4°
Nov 27, 12:40:3016,518--79.5°78.2°4h 2.0m33° 23'Perseus76.0°
Nov 27, 12:50:3021,8969.1-61.1°87.6°2h 47.9m28° 35'Aries74.5°
Nov 27, 13:00:3027,7869.7-49.4°88.1°2h 8.6m24° 42'Aries72.9°
Nov 27, 13:10:3033,89810.1-41.2°87.6°1h 44.9m21° 55'Pisces71.1°
Nov 27, 13:20:3040,11110.5-34.8°86.7°1h 29.1m19° 52'Pisces69.2°
Nov 27, 13:30:3046,37010.9-29.7°85.7°1h 17.8m18° 20'Pisces67.3°
Nov 27, 13:40:3052,65111.2-25.2°84.6°1h 9.4m17° 9'Pisces65.3°
Nov 27, 13:50:3058,94011.4-21.3°83.5°1h 2.8m16° 12'Pisces63.3°
Nov 27, 14:00:3065,23111.6-17.7°82.3°0h 57.6m15° 26'Pisces61.2°
Nov 27, 14:10:3071,52111.9-14.3°81.1°0h 53.2m14° 48'Pisces59.2°
Nov 27, 14:20:3077,80912.0-11.2°79.9°0h 49.6m14° 15'Pisces57.1°
Nov 27, 14:30:3084,09212.2-8.2°78.7°0h 46.4m13° 48'Pisces55.0°