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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, 02:30:3086,79214.0-33.8°98.9°14h 20.2m-28° 8'Hydra-49.5°
Nov 27, 02:40:3079,99213.8-31.8°100.5°14h 19.3m-28° 8'Hydra-47.7°
Nov 27, 02:50:3073,16613.6-29.8°102.1°14h 18.4m-28° 8'Hydra-46.0°
Nov 27, 03:00:3066,31013.4-27.8°103.8°14h 17.1m-28° 8'Hydra-44.2°
Nov 27, 03:10:3059,41913.2-25.8°105.5°14h 15.6m-28° 8'Hydra-42.4°
Nov 27, 03:20:3052,48412.9-23.7°107.3°14h 13.6m-28° 8'Hydra-40.6°
Nov 27, 03:30:3045,49612.5-21.5°109.1°14h 11.1m-28° 9'Hydra-38.8°
Nov 27, 03:40:3038,43712.1-19.2°111.2°14h 7.5m-28° 10'Hydra-37.0°
Nov 27, 03:50:3031,28311.7-16.7°113.4°14h 2.5m-28° 12'Hydra-35.2°
Nov 27, 04:00:3023,98911.0-13.8°116.2°13h 54.5m-28° 17'Hydra-33.4°
Nov 27, 04:10:3016,47210.1-10.0°120.1°13h 40.1m-28° 33'Hydra-31.5°
Nov 27, 04:20:308,5698.5-4.1°128.4°13h 4.1m-29° 55'Hydra-29.7°
Nov 27, 04:30:301,855-6.4°224.1°5h 34.1m-26° 26'Lepus-27.9°
Nov 27, 04:40:309,402--10.7°292.8°1h 31.5m8° 33'Pisces-26.1°
Nov 27, 04:50:3017,2788.8-16.6°300.8°1h 2.0m9° 17'Pisces-24.3°
Nov 27, 05:00:3024,7539.6-20.2°305.3°0h 49.4m9° 7'Pisces-22.5°
Nov 27, 05:10:3031,99810.1-22.8°308.9°0h 42.3m8° 55'Pisces-20.7°
Nov 27, 05:20:3039,09610.6-25.0°312.0°0h 37.8m8° 45'Pisces-18.9°
Nov 27, 05:30:3046,09311.0-26.9°315.0°0h 34.6m8° 36'Pisces-17.1°
Nov 27, 05:40:3053,01411.3-28.5°317.9°0h 32.3m8° 30'Pisces-15.3°
Nov 27, 05:50:3059,87511.5-30.0°320.8°0h 30.5m8° 24'Pisces-13.6°
Nov 27, 06:00:3066,68711.8-31.4°323.7°0h 29.1m8° 20'Pisces-11.8°
Nov 27, 06:10:3073,45812.0-32.6°326.6°0h 28.0m8° 16'Pisces-10.1°
Nov 27, 06:20:3080,19412.2-33.7°329.6°0h 27.0m8° 13'Pisces-8.4°
Nov 27, 06:30:3086,89912.3-34.7°332.6°0h 26.2m8° 10'Pisces-6.7°
 

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