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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, 02:30:3088,84313.9-59.3°290.6°13h 59.2m-27° 27'Hydra-31.9°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,35713.7-61.3°294.4°13h 57.1m-27° 16'Hydra-33.7°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,84713.5-63.1°298.8°13h 54.7m-27° 4'Hydra-35.5°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,31013.3-65.0°303.9°13h 51.8m-26° 50'Hydra-37.3°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,74213.1-66.7°310.0°13h 48.3m-26° 33'Hydra-39.1°
Nov 27, 03:20:3056,13812.8-68.3°317.3°13h 44.1m-26° 11'Hydra-40.9°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,49212.5-69.6°326.3°13h 38.7m-25° 44'Hydra-42.7°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,79412.1-70.5°337.4°13h 31.8m-25° 7'Hydra-44.4°
Nov 27, 03:50:3036,03211.7-70.6°350.9°13h 22.3m-24° 16'Hydra-46.2°
Nov 27, 04:00:3029,18411.1-69.4°6.9°13h 8.7m-22° 58'Hydra-47.9°
Nov 27, 04:10:3022,21710.4-65.8°24.5°12h 47.3m-20° 49'Corvus-49.6°
Nov 27, 04:20:3015,0649.4-56.9°42.9°12h 7.9m-16° 34'Corvus-51.3°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,768--33.1°64.0°10h 32.4m-6° 15'Sextans-53.0°
Nov 27, 04:40:304,867-42.9°110.4°5h 2.1m16° 28'Taurus-54.6°
Nov 27, 04:50:3010,7267.661.4°185.3°1h 58.8m14° 57'Aries-56.2°
Nov 27, 05:00:3017,7508.856.2°209.6°1h 13.9m12° 42'Pisces-57.7°
Nov 27, 05:10:3024,8029.652.1°219.8°0h 54.6m11° 29'Pisces-59.1°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,80210.148.9°226.2°0h 43.9m10° 44'Pisces-60.5°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,74810.646.1°230.9°0h 37.1m10° 13'Pisces-61.8°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,65110.943.7°234.7°0h 32.3m9° 51'Pisces-63.0°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,51911.241.4°238.1°0h 28.8m9° 34'Pisces-64.1°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,36011.539.3°241.0°0h 26.2m9° 21'Pisces-65.1°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,17911.837.2°243.8°0h 24.1m9° 10'Pisces-66.0°
Nov 27, 06:20:3072,97912.035.2°246.3°0h 22.4m9° 1'Pisces-66.6°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,76412.233.2°248.7°0h 21.0m8° 54'Pisces-67.2°