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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, 02:30:3088,69913.9-57.0°283.8°13h 58.2m-27° 23'Hydra-28.7°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,23013.7-59.1°287.1°13h 56.0m-27° 12'Hydra-30.6°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,73913.5-61.2°290.9°13h 53.4m-26° 59'Hydra-32.4°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,22113.3-63.3°295.3°13h 50.4m-26° 44'Hydra-34.3°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,67413.1-65.3°300.5°13h 46.8m-26° 26'Hydra-36.2°
Nov 27, 03:20:3056,09212.8-67.3°307.0°13h 42.4m-26° 2'Hydra-38.0°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,46912.5-69.1°315.2°13h 36.8m-25° 33'Hydra-39.9°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,79812.1-70.6°325.9°13h 29.6m-24° 54'Hydra-41.7°
Nov 27, 03:50:3036,06611.7-71.4°339.8°13h 19.8m-23° 59'Hydra-43.6°
Nov 27, 04:00:3029,25711.1-71.0°357.5°13h 5.8m-22° 36'Virgo-45.4°
Nov 27, 04:10:3022,34110.4-67.8°18.0°12h 43.7m-20° 17'Corvus-47.2°
Nov 27, 04:20:3015,2659.4-59.1°39.1°12h 3.6m-15° 46'Corvus-49.0°
Nov 27, 04:30:308,100--35.1°61.1°10h 28.5m-4° 56'Sextans-50.8°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,080-38.3°101.0°5h 17.9m17° 30'Taurus-52.5°
Nov 27, 04:50:3010,6387.664.1°172.2°2h 6.6m15° 54'Aries-54.2°
Nov 27, 05:00:3017,5758.860.1°202.1°1h 17.9m13° 20'Pisces-55.9°
Nov 27, 05:10:3024,5859.556.1°214.4°0h 57.2m11° 56'Pisces-57.6°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,55810.152.9°221.8°0h 45.7m11° 6'Pisces-59.2°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,48510.550.1°227.1°0h 38.4m10° 31'Pisces-60.7°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,37310.947.6°231.3°0h 33.4m10° 6'Pisces-62.1°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,22911.245.3°234.9°0h 29.7m9° 47'Pisces-63.5°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,05811.543.1°238.2°0h 26.8m9° 33'Pisces-64.8°
Nov 27, 06:10:3065,86811.741.0°241.1°0h 24.6m9° 21'Pisces-65.9°
Nov 27, 06:20:3072,66012.038.9°243.7°0h 22.8m9° 11'Pisces-67.0°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,43812.236.9°246.2°0h 21.3m9° 2'Pisces-67.8°