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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, 02:30:3088,65713.9-56.4°285.3°13h 58.3m-27° 29'Hydra-28.4°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,18613.7-58.4°288.7°13h 56.1m-27° 19'Hydra-30.3°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,69313.5-60.4°292.5°13h 53.5m-27° 6'Hydra-32.1°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,17413.3-62.4°297.0°13h 50.5m-26° 52'Hydra-33.9°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,62513.1-64.4°302.2°13h 46.8m-26° 34'Hydra-35.7°
Nov 27, 03:20:3056,04112.8-66.3°308.6°13h 42.4m-26° 12'Hydra-37.5°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,41812.5-68.0°316.6°13h 36.8m-25° 44'Hydra-39.4°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,74512.1-69.4°326.8°13h 29.5m-25° 6'Hydra-41.2°
Nov 27, 03:50:3036,01311.7-70.2°339.9°13h 19.7m-24° 13'Hydra-43.0°
Nov 27, 04:00:3029,20311.1-69.8°356.6°13h 5.5m-22° 53'Hydra-44.7°
Nov 27, 04:10:3022,28610.4-66.9°16.5°12h 43.2m-20° 39'Corvus-46.5°
Nov 27, 04:20:3015,2129.4-58.5°37.8°12h 2.5m-16° 17'Corvus-48.3°
Nov 27, 04:30:308,064--34.9°61.2°10h 25.6m-5° 48'Sextans-50.0°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,136-37.2°103.8°5h 14.9m15° 56'Orion-51.7°
Nov 27, 04:50:3010,7127.661.9°171.4°2h 7.3m15° 8'Aries-53.3°
Nov 27, 05:00:3017,6448.858.5°199.8°1h 18.7m12° 53'Pisces-55.0°
Nov 27, 05:10:3024,6499.554.9°212.1°0h 57.9m11° 38'Pisces-56.5°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,61710.151.9°219.5°0h 46.3m10° 51'Pisces-58.1°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,53910.649.3°224.9°0h 39.0m10° 20'Pisces-59.5°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,42210.946.9°229.3°0h 33.8m9° 57'Pisces-60.9°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,27311.244.7°233.0°0h 30.1m9° 39'Pisces-62.2°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,09811.542.6°236.4°0h 27.2m9° 25'Pisces-63.5°
Nov 27, 06:10:3065,90311.740.6°239.4°0h 25.0m9° 14'Pisces-64.6°
Nov 27, 06:20:3072,69012.038.6°242.1°0h 23.1m9° 5'Pisces-65.6°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,46412.236.6°244.7°0h 21.6m8° 57'Pisces-66.4°