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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, 02:30:3088,35913.9-52.1°272.0°13h 56.1m-27° 13'Hydra-22.2°
Nov 27, 02:40:3081,92613.7-54.5°274.3°13h 53.7m-27° 0'Hydra-24.2°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,47113.5-56.9°277.0°13h 50.9m-26° 45'Hydra-26.2°
Nov 27, 03:00:3068,99313.3-59.4°280.1°13h 47.7m-26° 28'Hydra-28.1°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,48713.0-61.9°283.9°13h 43.8m-26° 6'Hydra-30.1°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,95012.8-64.5°288.6°13h 39.0m-25° 39'Hydra-32.1°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,37612.4-67.2°294.8°13h 33.1m-25° 5'Hydra-34.1°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,76112.1-69.8°303.4°13h 25.3m-24° 20'Hydra-36.1°
Nov 27, 03:50:3036,09411.6-72.1°316.3°13h 14.9m-23° 16'Hydra-38.1°
Nov 27, 04:00:3029,36511.1-73.5°336.0°13h 0.0m-21° 40'Virgo-40.1°
Nov 27, 04:10:3022,55810.4-72.0°3.6°12h 36.8m-19° 0'Corvus-42.1°
Nov 27, 04:20:3015,6509.4-63.7°32.2°11h 55.4m-13° 51'Crater-44.1°
Nov 27, 04:30:308,765--39.2°56.1°10h 21.4m-1° 56'Sextans-46.1°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,609-28.8°85.7°5h 45.3m20° 6'Taurus-48.0°
Nov 27, 04:50:3010,5507.567.0°140.2°2h 22.6m18° 19'Aries-50.0°
Nov 27, 05:00:3017,2888.767.9°183.4°1h 26.4m14° 55'Pisces-51.9°
Nov 27, 05:10:3024,2049.564.6°202.7°1h 2.6m13° 6'Pisces-53.9°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,11710.161.4°213.2°0h 49.6m12° 0'Pisces-55.8°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,00110.558.6°220.3°0h 41.3m11° 16'Pisces-57.7°
Nov 27, 05:40:3044,85510.956.0°225.7°0h 35.6m10° 45'Pisces-59.5°
Nov 27, 05:50:3051,68311.253.6°230.1°0h 31.4m10° 21'Pisces-61.3°
Nov 27, 06:00:3058,49011.551.3°233.9°0h 28.2m10° 2'Pisces-63.1°
Nov 27, 06:10:3065,27911.749.0°237.2°0h 25.7m9° 47'Pisces-64.8°
Nov 27, 06:20:3072,05411.946.8°240.2°0h 23.7m9° 35'Pisces-66.4°
Nov 27, 06:30:3078,81812.144.7°242.9°0h 22.1m9° 24'Pisces-68.0°
 

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