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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, 02:30:3088,90513.9-60.4°288.3°13h 59.1m-27° 19'Hydra-32.3°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,42113.7-62.4°292.1°13h 57.0m-27° 7'Hydra-34.2°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,91313.5-64.4°296.4°13h 54.6m-26° 55'Hydra-36.1°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,37713.3-66.3°301.5°13h 51.8m-26° 39'Hydra-37.9°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,81113.1-68.2°307.7°13h 48.3m-26° 21'Hydra-39.8°
Nov 27, 03:20:3056,20812.8-69.9°315.4°13h 44.1m-25° 58'Hydra-41.7°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,56312.5-71.3°324.9°13h 38.8m-25° 29'Hydra-43.5°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,86612.1-72.2°337.0°13h 32.0m-24° 50'Hydra-45.3°
Nov 27, 03:50:3036,10311.7-72.3°351.8°13h 22.6m-23° 55'Hydra-47.2°
Nov 27, 04:00:3029,25611.1-70.9°8.9°13h 9.2m-22° 34'Virgo-49.0°
Nov 27, 04:10:3022,28810.4-66.9°27.0°12h 48.1m-20° 18'Corvus-50.7°
Nov 27, 04:20:3015,1309.4-57.6°44.7°12h 9.6m-15° 51'Corvus-52.5°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,810--33.4°63.8°10h 36.8m-5° 1'Sextans-54.2°
Nov 27, 04:40:304,781-45.0°106.0°5h 5.5m18° 49'Taurus-55.9°
Nov 27, 04:50:3010,6297.664.4°188.0°1h 57.5m16° 0'Aries-57.6°
Nov 27, 05:00:3017,6638.858.1°213.3°1h 12.6m13° 18'Pisces-59.2°
Nov 27, 05:10:3024,7249.653.5°223.2°0h 53.6m11° 54'Pisces-60.7°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,73010.150.0°229.2°0h 43.0m11° 4'Pisces-62.2°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,68410.647.1°233.7°0h 36.3m10° 29'Pisces-63.6°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,59410.944.5°237.4°0h 31.6m10° 4'Pisces-64.9°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,46911.242.1°240.5°0h 28.2m9° 46'Pisces-66.0°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,31711.539.8°243.4°0h 25.6m9° 31'Pisces-67.1°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,14211.837.6°246.0°0h 23.6m9° 19'Pisces-68.0°
Nov 27, 06:20:3072,94912.035.5°248.4°0h 21.9m9° 9'Pisces-68.7°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,74112.233.4°250.7°0h 20.5m9° 1'Pisces-69.2°