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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, 02:30:3086,80314.0-33.9°98.8°14h 20.2m-28° 7'Hydra-49.6°
Nov 27, 02:40:3080,00213.8-31.9°100.5°14h 19.4m-28° 7'Hydra-47.9°
Nov 27, 02:50:3073,17613.6-29.9°102.1°14h 18.4m-28° 7'Hydra-46.1°
Nov 27, 03:00:3066,32013.4-27.9°103.8°14h 17.2m-28° 7'Hydra-44.4°
Nov 27, 03:10:3059,42813.2-25.9°105.5°14h 15.7m-28° 7'Hydra-42.6°
Nov 27, 03:20:3052,49312.9-23.8°107.2°14h 13.7m-28° 7'Hydra-40.8°
Nov 27, 03:30:3045,50412.5-21.6°109.1°14h 11.2m-28° 8'Hydra-39.0°
Nov 27, 03:40:3038,44512.1-19.3°111.1°14h 7.6m-28° 8'Hydra-37.1°
Nov 27, 03:50:3031,28911.7-16.7°113.3°14h 2.6m-28° 10'Hydra-35.3°
Nov 27, 04:00:3023,99411.0-13.8°116.1°13h 54.7m-28° 15'Hydra-33.5°
Nov 27, 04:10:3016,47510.1-10.0°120.0°13h 40.4m-28° 30'Hydra-31.7°
Nov 27, 04:20:308,5698.5-4.1°128.1°13h 4.7m-29° 50'Hydra-29.8°
Nov 27, 04:30:301,831-6.6°224.0°5h 33.8m-26° 23'Lepus-28.0°
Nov 27, 04:40:309,396--10.7°292.8°1h 31.0m8° 38'Pisces-26.2°
Nov 27, 04:50:3017,2768.8-16.6°300.7°1h 1.7m9° 19'Pisces-24.4°
Nov 27, 05:00:3024,7539.6-20.2°305.2°0h 49.2m9° 9'Pisces-22.6°
Nov 27, 05:10:3031,99910.1-22.9°308.7°0h 42.2m8° 56'Pisces-20.8°
Nov 27, 05:20:3039,09910.6-25.0°311.9°0h 37.7m8° 46'Pisces-19.0°
Nov 27, 05:30:3046,09711.0-26.9°314.8°0h 34.5m8° 37'Pisces-17.2°
Nov 27, 05:40:3053,01911.3-28.6°317.7°0h 32.2m8° 30'Pisces-15.4°
Nov 27, 05:50:3059,88111.5-30.1°320.6°0h 30.4m8° 25'Pisces-13.6°
Nov 27, 06:00:3066,69411.8-31.4°323.5°0h 29.0m8° 20'Pisces-11.9°
Nov 27, 06:10:3073,46612.0-32.6°326.4°0h 27.9m8° 17'Pisces-10.2°
Nov 27, 06:20:3080,20312.2-33.8°329.4°0h 27.0m8° 14'Pisces-8.4°
Nov 27, 06:30:3086,90912.3-34.8°332.4°0h 26.2m8° 11'Pisces-6.7°