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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, 02:30:3089,61514.0-76.7°334.7°14h 5.2m-26° 56'Hydra-53.0°
Nov 27, 02:40:3083,03613.8-77.3°345.9°14h 3.7m-26° 45'Hydra-54.8°
Nov 27, 02:50:3076,42713.6-77.4°357.9°14h 2.0m-26° 33'Hydra-56.6°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,78713.4-77.0°10.1°13h 59.9m-26° 19'Hydra-58.4°
Nov 27, 03:10:3063,10913.1-76.1°21.5°13h 57.4m-26° 1'Hydra-60.1°
Nov 27, 03:20:3056,38812.9-74.6°31.7°13h 54.4m-25° 39'Hydra-61.8°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,61412.6-72.6°40.5°13h 50.5m-25° 12'Hydra-63.4°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,77512.2-70.1°48.0°13h 45.4m-24° 36'Hydra-64.9°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,85011.8-66.9°54.4°13h 38.5m-23° 46'Hydra-66.3°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,80611.2-62.7°60.0°13h 28.5m-22° 31'Virgo-67.6°
Nov 27, 04:10:3021,57910.5-56.9°65.1°13h 12.5m-20° 27'Virgo-68.8°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,0279.4-47.0°70.1°12h 42.5m-16° 18'Corvus-69.9°
Nov 27, 04:30:305,978--22.8°76.9°11h 23.3m-4° 42'Leo-70.7°
Nov 27, 04:40:304,054-73.2°217.9°3h 5.0m25° 20'Aries-71.4°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,4017.846.4°250.1°1h 10.6m15° 54'Pisces-71.8°
Nov 27, 05:00:3018,8239.038.4°254.3°0h 47.1m13° 4'Pisces-71.9°
Nov 27, 05:10:3026,0869.733.6°257.0°0h 36.6m11° 42'Pisces-71.8°
Nov 27, 05:20:3033,23410.230.1°259.2°0h 30.6m10° 53'Pisces-71.5°
Nov 27, 05:30:3040,29910.727.1°261.1°0h 26.7m10° 20'Pisces-70.9°
Nov 27, 05:40:3047,30211.024.4°263.0°0h 24.0m9° 57'Pisces-70.1°
Nov 27, 05:50:3054,25911.321.9°264.7°0h 22.0m9° 39'Pisces-69.2°
Nov 27, 06:00:3061,17911.619.5°266.4°0h 20.5m9° 24'Pisces-68.0°
Nov 27, 06:10:3068,06911.817.2°268.1°0h 19.3m9° 13'Pisces-66.7°
Nov 27, 06:20:3074,93512.015.0°269.7°0h 18.3m9° 3'Pisces-65.3°
Nov 27, 06:30:3081,78012.212.8°271.3°0h 17.5m8° 56'Pisces-63.8°