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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, 10:30:3077,13913.680.0°310.5°14h 4.5m-25° 30'Hydra66.4°
Nov 27, 10:40:3070,59513.477.5°301.6°14h 1.1m-25° 9'Hydra68.4°
Nov 27, 10:50:3064,05313.274.6°295.5°13h 57.0m-24° 42'Hydra70.2°
Nov 27, 11:00:3057,51712.971.4°291.0°13h 52.1m-24° 10'Hydra72.0°
Nov 27, 11:10:3050,98812.667.9°287.6°13h 45.9m-23° 27'Hydra73.7°
Nov 27, 11:20:3044,47312.263.8°284.9°13h 38.1m-22° 30'Virgo75.2°
Nov 27, 11:30:3037,98411.859.0°282.7°13h 27.8m-21° 12'Virgo76.6°
Nov 27, 11:40:3031,54911.353.1°280.9°13h 13.5m-19° 16'Virgo77.7°
Nov 27, 11:50:3025,23010.745.2°279.5°12h 52.7m-16° 14'Corvus78.4°
Nov 27, 12:00:3019,1929.933.4°278.4°12h 19.5m-10° 56'Virgo78.8°
Nov 27, 12:10:3013,9238.913.5°277.9°11h 20.6m-0° 35'Leo78.7°
Nov 27, 12:20:3010,9068.0-22.5°278.2°9h 26.7m18° 29'Leo78.2°
Nov 27, 12:30:3012,260--67.4°282.3°6h 26.3m34° 18'Auriga77.3°
Nov 27, 12:40:3016,533--79.9°79.8°4h 0.7m33° 32'Perseus76.1°
Nov 27, 12:50:3021,9329.1-61.6°88.5°2h 47.0m28° 40'Aries74.7°
Nov 27, 13:00:3027,8359.7-50.0°88.9°2h 7.9m24° 46'Aries73.1°
Nov 27, 13:10:3033,95610.1-41.8°88.3°1h 44.4m21° 57'Pisces71.4°
Nov 27, 13:20:3040,17410.5-35.5°87.4°1h 28.7m19° 54'Pisces69.6°
Nov 27, 13:30:3046,43810.9-30.3°86.3°1h 17.6m18° 22'Pisces67.7°
Nov 27, 13:40:3052,72211.2-25.9°85.2°1h 9.2m17° 11'Pisces65.8°
Nov 27, 13:50:3059,01511.4-21.9°84.0°1h 2.6m16° 14'Pisces63.8°
Nov 27, 14:00:3065,30811.6-18.4°82.8°0h 57.4m15° 27'Pisces61.8°
Nov 27, 14:10:3071,60011.9-15.0°81.6°0h 53.1m14° 49'Pisces59.7°
Nov 27, 14:20:3077,88912.0-11.9°80.4°0h 49.5m14° 16'Pisces57.7°
Nov 27, 14:30:3084,17512.2-9.0°79.1°0h 46.4m13° 49'Pisces55.6°