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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, 02:30:3088,76413.9-58.1°289.9°13h 59.0m-27° 31'Hydra-30.7°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,28113.7-60.0°293.6°13h 56.9m-27° 21'Hydra-32.5°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,77513.5-61.9°297.8°13h 54.4m-27° 9'Hydra-34.3°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,24313.3-63.7°302.7°13h 51.4m-26° 55'Hydra-36.0°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,68013.1-65.5°308.5°13h 47.9m-26° 38'Hydra-37.8°
Nov 27, 03:20:3056,08112.8-67.1°315.4°13h 43.6m-26° 17'Hydra-39.6°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,44112.5-68.5°323.9°13h 38.1m-25° 50'Hydra-41.4°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,75012.1-69.5°334.4°13h 31.1m-25° 14'Hydra-43.1°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,99611.7-69.9°347.5°13h 21.4m-24° 23'Hydra-44.9°
Nov 27, 04:00:3029,16011.1-68.9°3.2°13h 7.6m-23° 7'Hydra-46.6°
Nov 27, 04:10:3022,20710.4-65.6°21.3°12h 45.7m-20° 59'Corvus-48.3°
Nov 27, 04:20:3015,0799.4-57.1°40.7°12h 5.7m-16° 47'Corvus-49.9°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,837--33.5°63.3°10h 28.6m-6° 37'Sextans-51.6°
Nov 27, 04:40:304,980-40.4°110.0°5h 4.5m15° 23'Orion-53.2°
Nov 27, 04:50:3010,7637.660.4°180.5°2h 1.8m14° 35'Aries-54.8°
Nov 27, 05:00:3017,7568.856.1°205.5°1h 15.7m12° 30'Pisces-56.3°
Nov 27, 05:10:3024,7929.652.3°216.3°0h 56.0m11° 21'Pisces-57.7°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,77910.149.2°223.0°0h 45.0m10° 38'Pisces-59.1°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,71510.646.6°228.0°0h 37.9m10° 9'Pisces-60.5°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,61010.944.3°232.1°0h 33.0m9° 47'Pisces-61.7°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,47011.242.1°235.6°0h 29.4m9° 31'Pisces-62.8°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,30411.540.0°238.7°0h 26.7m9° 18'Pisces-63.9°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,11511.838.0°241.6°0h 24.5m9° 8'Pisces-64.8°
Nov 27, 06:20:3072,90912.036.0°244.2°0h 22.8m8° 59'Pisces-65.5°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,68812.234.0°246.7°0h 21.4m8° 52'Pisces-66.1°