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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, 02:30:3088,32713.9-51.7°273.1°13h 56.2m-27° 18'Hydra-22.1°
Nov 27, 02:40:3081,89213.7-54.0°275.6°13h 53.8m-27° 6'Hydra-24.0°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,43613.5-56.4°278.4°13h 51.0m-26° 52'Hydra-25.9°
Nov 27, 03:00:3068,95613.3-58.8°281.6°13h 47.7m-26° 35'Hydra-27.9°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,44913.0-61.3°285.5°13h 43.8m-26° 14'Hydra-29.8°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,91012.8-63.8°290.3°13h 39.0m-25° 48'Hydra-31.8°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,33612.4-66.3°296.5°13h 33.0m-25° 15'Hydra-33.8°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,71912.1-68.9°305.0°13h 25.3m-24° 31'Hydra-35.7°
Nov 27, 03:50:3036,05111.6-71.1°317.4°13h 14.8m-23° 29'Hydra-37.7°
Nov 27, 04:00:3029,32111.1-72.4°336.1°12h 59.8m-21° 56'Virgo-39.6°
Nov 27, 04:10:3022,51310.4-71.1°2.3°12h 36.3m-19° 21'Corvus-41.6°
Nov 27, 04:20:3015,6059.4-63.1°30.7°11h 54.4m-14° 19'Crater-43.5°
Nov 27, 04:30:308,731--39.0°55.9°10h 19.0m-2° 42'Sextans-45.5°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,641-28.3°87.8°5h 42.5m18° 45'Taurus-47.4°
Nov 27, 04:50:3010,6087.565.1°141.8°2h 23.0m17° 34'Aries-49.3°
Nov 27, 05:00:3017,3448.766.2°181.6°1h 27.0m14° 29'Pisces-51.2°
Nov 27, 05:10:3024,2569.563.3°200.1°1h 3.2m12° 48'Pisces-53.1°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,16610.160.4°210.6°0h 50.1m11° 46'Pisces-55.0°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,04610.557.7°217.8°0h 41.7m11° 5'Pisces-56.8°
Nov 27, 05:40:3044,89610.955.3°223.4°0h 36.0m10° 35'Pisces-58.6°
Nov 27, 05:50:3051,72011.253.0°227.9°0h 31.8m10° 13'Pisces-60.4°
Nov 27, 06:00:3058,52211.550.8°231.8°0h 28.6m9° 55'Pisces-62.1°
Nov 27, 06:10:3065,30811.748.6°235.2°0h 26.0m9° 41'Pisces-63.8°
Nov 27, 06:20:3072,07911.946.5°238.3°0h 24.0m9° 29'Pisces-65.3°
Nov 27, 06:30:3078,83812.144.4°241.2°0h 22.3m9° 19'Pisces-66.8°