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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, 02:30:3089,49414.0-72.8°334.0°14h 4.8m-27° 12'Hydra-50.2°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,92013.8-73.5°342.7°14h 3.2m-27° 3'Hydra-51.9°
Nov 27, 02:50:3076,31813.6-73.8°352.0°14h 1.4m-26° 52'Hydra-53.6°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,68413.4-73.7°1.7°13h 59.2m-26° 39'Hydra-55.2°
Nov 27, 03:10:3063,01413.1-73.1°11.5°13h 56.6m-26° 23'Hydra-56.8°
Nov 27, 03:20:3056,30112.9-72.2°21.0°13h 53.4m-26° 4'Hydra-58.3°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,53712.6-70.7°29.9°13h 49.3m-25° 39'Hydra-59.8°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,70812.2-68.6°38.1°13h 44.0m-25° 7'Hydra-61.2°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,79511.8-65.9°45.6°13h 36.7m-24° 22'Hydra-62.5°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,76611.2-62.1°52.7°13h 26.0m-23° 15'Hydra-63.7°
Nov 27, 04:10:3021,55810.5-56.6°59.5°13h 9.0m-21° 23'Virgo-64.8°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,0369.4-47.1°67.0°12h 37.1m-17° 40'Corvus-65.7°
Nov 27, 04:30:306,057--23.3°78.5°11h 10.7m-7° 41'Crater-66.6°
Nov 27, 04:40:304,162-66.4°193.8°3h 18.3m19° 52'Aries-67.2°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,4097.846.2°240.9°1h 17.3m14° 13'Pisces-67.7°
Nov 27, 05:00:3018,7979.038.7°247.8°0h 51.2m12° 5'Pisces-68.0°
Nov 27, 05:10:3026,0389.734.2°251.6°0h 39.6m11° 1'Pisces-68.1°
Nov 27, 05:20:3033,16610.230.8°254.4°0h 32.9m10° 21'Pisces-68.0°
Nov 27, 05:30:3040,21410.728.0°256.9°0h 28.6m9° 54'Pisces-67.7°
Nov 27, 05:40:3047,20111.025.4°259.1°0h 25.6m9° 34'Pisces-67.2°
Nov 27, 05:50:3054,14211.323.1°261.1°0h 23.4m9° 19'Pisces-66.6°
Nov 27, 06:00:3061,04711.620.8°263.1°0h 21.7m9° 7'Pisces-65.7°
Nov 27, 06:10:3067,92311.818.6°265.0°0h 20.4m8° 58'Pisces-64.8°
Nov 27, 06:20:3074,77412.016.5°266.8°0h 19.3m8° 50'Pisces-63.7°
Nov 27, 06:30:3081,60412.214.5°268.6°0h 18.4m8° 43'Pisces-62.5°
 

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