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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, 02:30:3089,52913.9-73.9°291.6°14h 2.2m-26° 37'Hydra-45.1°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,99913.8-76.0°297.7°14h 0.5m-26° 24'Hydra-47.2°
Nov 27, 02:50:3076,44113.6-78.0°305.9°13h 58.5m-26° 8'Hydra-49.3°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,85213.4-79.7°317.4°13h 56.2m-25° 50'Hydra-51.3°
Nov 27, 03:10:3063,22813.1-80.9°333.1°13h 53.4m-25° 29'Hydra-53.4°
Nov 27, 03:20:3056,56212.9-81.3°352.8°13h 50.0m-25° 2'Hydra-55.4°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,84812.5-80.5°13.3°13h 45.7m-24° 28'Hydra-57.4°
Nov 27, 03:40:3043,07312.2-78.6°30.5°13h 40.1m-23° 43'Hydra-59.4°
Nov 27, 03:50:3036,22111.8-75.5°43.2°13h 32.5m-22° 40'Hydra-61.4°
Nov 27, 04:00:3029,26311.2-71.1°52.3°13h 21.6m-21° 7'Virgo-63.4°
Nov 27, 04:10:3022,14910.5-64.7°59.0°13h 4.4m-18° 34'Virgo-65.3°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,7659.4-53.9°64.2°12h 33.0m-13° 31'Corvus-67.1°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,002--28.7°68.7°11h 16.2m-0° 1'Leo-68.9°
Nov 27, 04:40:304,020-76.2°86.2°4h 11.7m33° 32'Perseus-70.7°
Nov 27, 04:50:3010,7227.761.6°247.6°1h 24.0m19° 40'Pisces-72.3°
Nov 27, 05:00:3018,0148.951.1°251.3°0h 53.0m15° 16'Pisces-73.7°
Nov 27, 05:10:3025,2199.645.3°253.7°0h 40.0m13° 15'Pisces-75.0°
Nov 27, 05:20:3032,33110.241.2°255.6°0h 32.7m12° 5'Pisces-76.1°
Nov 27, 05:30:3039,37110.637.8°257.4°0h 28.1m11° 18'Pisces-76.9°
Nov 27, 05:40:3046,35811.034.8°259.1°0h 24.9m10° 46'Pisces-77.3°
Nov 27, 05:50:3053,30311.332.0°260.7°0h 22.5m10° 21'Pisces-77.3°
Nov 27, 06:00:3060,21511.629.4°262.3°0h 20.7m10° 2'Pisces-77.0°
Nov 27, 06:10:3067,10111.826.9°263.8°0h 19.3m9° 46'Pisces-76.3°
Nov 27, 06:20:3073,96512.024.5°265.2°0h 18.2m9° 34'Pisces-75.3°
Nov 27, 06:30:3080,81112.222.2°266.7°0h 17.3m9° 23'Pisces-74.1°