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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, 02:30:3088,67913.9-56.7°286.1°13h 58.4m-27° 29'Hydra-28.9°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,20713.7-58.7°289.5°13h 56.2m-27° 19'Hydra-30.7°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,71113.5-60.7°293.4°13h 53.7m-27° 7'Hydra-32.5°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,18913.3-62.7°297.9°13h 50.6m-26° 52'Hydra-34.3°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,63813.1-64.6°303.3°13h 47.0m-26° 35'Hydra-36.1°
Nov 27, 03:20:3056,05212.8-66.5°309.8°13h 42.6m-26° 13'Hydra-38.0°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,42512.5-68.2°317.9°13h 37.0m-25° 45'Hydra-39.8°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,74912.1-69.5°328.2°13h 29.8m-25° 7'Hydra-41.6°
Nov 27, 03:50:3036,01311.7-70.2°341.4°13h 20.0m-24° 15'Hydra-43.3°
Nov 27, 04:00:3029,19711.1-69.7°357.9°13h 5.9m-22° 55'Hydra-45.1°
Nov 27, 04:10:3022,27410.4-66.7°17.4°12h 43.7m-20° 42'Corvus-46.9°
Nov 27, 04:20:3015,1899.4-58.3°38.4°12h 3.1m-16° 21'Corvus-48.6°
Nov 27, 04:30:308,023--34.6°61.6°10h 26.3m-5° 55'Sextans-50.3°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,103-37.8°104.8°5h 13.1m15° 53'Orion-52.0°
Nov 27, 04:50:3010,7177.661.7°173.2°2h 6.2m15° 4'Aries-53.6°
Nov 27, 05:00:3017,6618.858.1°201.0°1h 18.1m12° 50'Pisces-55.3°
Nov 27, 05:10:3024,6739.554.4°213.0°0h 57.5m11° 35'Pisces-56.8°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,64410.151.4°220.3°0h 46.0m10° 49'Pisces-58.3°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,57010.648.8°225.6°0h 38.7m10° 18'Pisces-59.8°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,45510.946.4°229.9°0h 33.7m9° 55'Pisces-61.1°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,30811.244.2°233.6°0h 29.9m9° 38'Pisces-62.4°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,13511.542.1°236.9°0h 27.1m9° 24'Pisces-63.6°
Nov 27, 06:10:3065,94111.740.1°239.8°0h 24.9m9° 13'Pisces-64.7°
Nov 27, 06:20:3072,73012.038.1°242.6°0h 23.1m9° 4'Pisces-65.6°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,50512.236.1°245.1°0h 21.6m8° 56'Pisces-66.4°