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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, 02:30:3088,90913.9-60.5°293.3°13h 59.7m-27° 27'Hydra-33.3°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,41613.7-62.3°297.4°13h 57.6m-27° 17'Hydra-35.1°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,89913.5-64.1°302.1°13h 55.2m-27° 5'Hydra-36.9°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,35413.3-65.8°307.5°13h 52.4m-26° 51'Hydra-38.7°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,77813.1-67.5°313.9°13h 49.0m-26° 34'Hydra-40.5°
Nov 27, 03:20:3056,16512.8-68.9°321.6°13h 44.8m-26° 12'Hydra-42.2°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,50912.5-70.0°331.0°13h 39.6m-25° 45'Hydra-44.0°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,80012.1-70.6°342.2°13h 32.7m-25° 9'Hydra-45.7°
Nov 27, 03:50:3036,02411.7-70.5°355.7°13h 23.5m-24° 19'Hydra-47.5°
Nov 27, 04:00:3029,16111.1-69.0°11.0°13h 10.1m-23° 3'Hydra-49.2°
Nov 27, 04:10:3022,17310.4-65.0°27.6°12h 48.9m-20° 56'Corvus-50.8°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,9869.4-56.1°44.9°12h 10.1m-16° 46'Corvus-52.5°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,632--32.3°65.3°10h 34.9m-6° 35'Sextans-54.1°
Nov 27, 04:40:304,772-45.2°114.3°4h 55.4m16° 26'Taurus-55.6°
Nov 27, 04:50:3010,7577.660.6°190.8°1h 55.4m14° 45'Aries-57.2°
Nov 27, 05:00:3017,8178.854.8°213.2°1h 12.0m12° 33'Pisces-58.6°
Nov 27, 05:10:3024,8879.650.6°222.6°0h 53.4m11° 23'Pisces-60.0°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,89810.147.4°228.5°0h 43.0m10° 39'Pisces-61.3°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,85410.644.6°233.0°0h 36.4m10° 9'Pisces-62.5°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,76410.942.2°236.6°0h 31.8m9° 48'Pisces-63.6°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,63911.339.9°239.9°0h 28.4m9° 31'Pisces-64.6°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,48611.537.8°242.7°0h 25.8m9° 18'Pisces-65.5°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,30911.835.7°245.4°0h 23.8m9° 8'Pisces-66.2°
Nov 27, 06:20:3073,11312.033.6°247.9°0h 22.1m8° 59'Pisces-66.7°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,90212.231.6°250.2°0h 20.8m8° 52'Pisces-67.1°