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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, 02:30:3089,53614.0-74.1°327.8°14h 4.4m-27° 4'Hydra-50.0°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,96713.8-74.9°336.9°14h 2.9m-26° 54'Hydra-51.8°
Nov 27, 02:50:3076,37113.6-75.4°347.1°14h 1.0m-26° 42'Hydra-53.6°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,74313.4-75.5°358.1°13h 58.9m-26° 28'Hydra-55.3°
Nov 27, 03:10:3063,07913.1-75.1°9.1°13h 56.2m-26° 11'Hydra-57.0°
Nov 27, 03:20:3056,37212.9-74.1°19.8°13h 53.0m-25° 50'Hydra-58.6°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,61312.6-72.6°29.7°13h 48.9m-25° 24'Hydra-60.2°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,79012.2-70.4°38.5°13h 43.6m-24° 49'Hydra-61.8°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,88411.8-67.6°46.4°13h 36.3m-24° 1'Hydra-63.2°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,86211.2-63.6°53.5°13h 25.8m-22° 48'Hydra-64.6°
Nov 27, 04:10:3021,66410.5-57.9°60.1°13h 8.9m-20° 48'Virgo-65.8°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,1559.4-48.1°66.8°12h 37.4m-16° 49'Corvus-67.0°
Nov 27, 04:30:306,188--24.0°76.4°11h 14.1m-5° 59'Leo-68.0°
Nov 27, 04:40:304,076-71.6°189.9°3h 23.4m22° 48'Aries-68.8°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,2807.848.6°242.7°1h 17.0m15° 15'Pisces-69.4°
Nov 27, 05:00:3018,6648.940.6°248.9°0h 50.6m12° 42'Pisces-69.9°
Nov 27, 05:10:3025,9069.735.9°252.4°0h 39.0m11° 26'Pisces-70.1°
Nov 27, 05:20:3033,03610.232.4°255.1°0h 32.4m10° 41'Pisces-70.1°
Nov 27, 05:30:3040,08710.729.4°257.3°0h 28.2m10° 10'Pisces-69.8°
Nov 27, 05:40:3047,07811.026.8°259.4°0h 25.2m9° 48'Pisces-69.4°
Nov 27, 05:50:3054,02311.324.3°261.4°0h 23.0m9° 31'Pisces-68.7°
Nov 27, 06:00:3060,93211.622.0°263.3°0h 21.3m9° 18'Pisces-67.9°
Nov 27, 06:10:3067,81211.819.7°265.1°0h 20.0m9° 7'Pisces-66.9°
Nov 27, 06:20:3074,66912.017.5°266.8°0h 18.9m8° 58'Pisces-65.8°
Nov 27, 06:30:3081,50512.215.4°268.5°0h 18.1m8° 51'Pisces-64.5°
 

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