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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, 02:30:3088,73113.9-57.5°289.3°13h 58.9m-27° 32'Hydra-30.2°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,25013.7-59.5°293.0°13h 56.7m-27° 22'Hydra-31.9°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,74613.5-61.3°297.1°13h 54.2m-27° 10'Hydra-33.7°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,21613.3-63.2°301.9°13h 51.2m-26° 56'Hydra-35.5°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,65513.1-65.0°307.6°13h 47.7m-26° 40'Hydra-37.3°
Nov 27, 03:20:3056,05912.8-66.6°314.4°13h 43.3m-26° 19'Hydra-39.1°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,42212.5-68.1°322.7°13h 37.8m-25° 52'Hydra-40.8°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,73512.1-69.2°333.0°13h 30.7m-25° 16'Hydra-42.6°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,98511.7-69.6°345.9°13h 21.0m-24° 25'Hydra-44.3°
Nov 27, 04:00:3029,15311.1-68.8°1.7°13h 7.1m-23° 9'Hydra-46.0°
Nov 27, 04:10:3022,20810.4-65.6°19.9°12h 45.0m-21° 1'Corvus-47.7°
Nov 27, 04:20:3015,0919.4-57.2°39.8°12h 4.7m-16° 49'Corvus-49.4°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,873--33.8°62.9°10h 27.2m-6° 42'Sextans-51.0°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,028-39.4°109.5°5h 5.8m15° 3'Orion-52.6°
Nov 27, 04:50:3010,7737.660.1°178.4°2h 3.1m14° 29'Aries-54.2°
Nov 27, 05:00:3017,7538.856.1°203.8°1h 16.5m12° 28'Pisces-55.7°
Nov 27, 05:10:3024,7819.652.4°214.9°0h 56.5m11° 19'Pisces-57.2°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,76210.149.5°221.8°0h 45.4m10° 37'Pisces-58.6°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,69510.646.9°226.9°0h 38.3m10° 8'Pisces-60.0°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,58610.944.6°231.0°0h 33.3m9° 47'Pisces-61.2°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,44311.242.4°234.6°0h 29.7m9° 30'Pisces-62.4°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,27311.540.4°237.8°0h 26.9m9° 18'Pisces-63.4°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,08211.838.4°240.7°0h 24.7m9° 7'Pisces-64.4°
Nov 27, 06:20:3072,87312.036.4°243.4°0h 22.9m8° 59'Pisces-65.2°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,65012.234.4°245.9°0h 21.5m8° 51'Pisces-65.8°