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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, 02:30:3088,82013.9-59.0°292.3°13h 59.4m-27° 31'Hydra-31.9°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,33113.7-60.8°296.2°13h 57.3m-27° 21'Hydra-33.7°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,81913.5-62.6°300.7°13h 54.8m-27° 10'Hydra-35.4°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,27913.3-64.4°305.8°13h 51.9m-26° 56'Hydra-37.2°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,70913.1-66.0°311.9°13h 48.5m-26° 39'Hydra-39.0°
Nov 27, 03:20:3056,10312.8-67.5°319.1°13h 44.2m-26° 19'Hydra-40.7°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,45412.5-68.8°327.8°13h 38.8m-25° 52'Hydra-42.5°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,75312.1-69.6°338.5°13h 31.9m-25° 17'Hydra-44.2°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,98811.7-69.7°351.5°13h 22.4m-24° 27'Hydra-45.9°
Nov 27, 04:00:3029,13711.1-68.5°6.7°13h 8.7m-23° 13'Hydra-47.6°
Nov 27, 04:10:3022,16710.4-64.9°23.9°12h 47.1m-21° 7'Corvus-49.2°
Nov 27, 04:20:3015,0099.4-56.3°42.4°12h 7.4m-17° 0'Corvus-50.9°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,717--32.8°64.4°10h 30.4m-6° 59'Sextans-52.5°
Nov 27, 04:40:304,900-42.2°113.4°4h 58.8m15° 12'Orion-54.0°
Nov 27, 04:50:3010,7917.659.6°185.1°1h 58.8m14° 20'Aries-55.6°
Nov 27, 05:00:3017,8168.854.8°208.5°1h 14.1m12° 21'Pisces-57.0°
Nov 27, 05:10:3024,8679.650.9°218.7°0h 54.9m11° 14'Pisces-58.4°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,86510.147.9°225.0°0h 44.2m10° 32'Pisces-59.7°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,80910.645.3°229.8°0h 37.3m10° 4'Pisces-61.0°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,70910.942.9°233.7°0h 32.6m9° 43'Pisces-62.1°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,57511.240.7°237.1°0h 29.1m9° 27'Pisces-63.2°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,41311.538.6°240.1°0h 26.4m9° 15'Pisces-64.1°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,22911.836.6°242.9°0h 24.3m9° 5'Pisces-64.9°
Nov 27, 06:20:3073,02612.034.6°245.5°0h 22.6m8° 56'Pisces-65.5°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,80812.232.7°248.0°0h 21.2m8° 49'Pisces-66.0°