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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, 02:30:3088,79413.9-58.5°291.8°13h 59.3m-27° 32'Hydra-31.4°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,30713.7-60.4°295.6°13h 57.2m-27° 22'Hydra-33.2°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,79613.5-62.2°300.0°13h 54.7m-27° 11'Hydra-35.0°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,25913.3-64.0°305.1°13h 51.8m-26° 57'Hydra-36.8°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,69013.1-65.7°311.0°13h 48.3m-26° 40'Hydra-38.5°
Nov 27, 03:20:3056,08612.8-67.2°318.1°13h 44.0m-26° 20'Hydra-40.3°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,44012.5-68.5°326.7°13h 38.6m-25° 53'Hydra-42.0°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,74312.1-69.4°337.3°13h 31.6m-25° 18'Hydra-43.7°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,98111.7-69.5°350.1°13h 22.1m-24° 29'Hydra-45.4°
Nov 27, 04:00:3029,13511.1-68.4°5.4°13h 8.3m-23° 14'Hydra-47.1°
Nov 27, 04:10:3022,17010.4-65.0°22.8°12h 46.6m-21° 8'Corvus-48.8°
Nov 27, 04:20:3015,0229.4-56.5°41.6°12h 6.7m-17° 1'Corvus-50.4°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,750--33.0°64.1°10h 29.3m-7° 1'Sextans-52.0°
Nov 27, 04:40:304,937-41.3°112.8°5h 0.1m14° 59'Orion-53.6°
Nov 27, 04:50:3010,7957.659.5°183.4°1h 59.9m14° 17'Aries-55.1°
Nov 27, 05:00:3017,8098.855.0°207.2°1h 14.8m12° 19'Pisces-56.6°
Nov 27, 05:10:3024,8549.651.2°217.6°0h 55.4m11° 13'Pisces-58.0°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,84710.148.1°224.0°0h 44.5m10° 32'Pisces-59.3°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,78810.645.6°228.9°0h 37.6m10° 4'Pisces-60.6°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,68610.943.2°232.9°0h 32.8m9° 43'Pisces-61.8°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,54911.241.1°236.3°0h 29.3m9° 27'Pisces-62.8°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,38511.539.0°239.4°0h 26.6m9° 15'Pisces-63.8°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,19811.837.0°242.2°0h 24.4m9° 5'Pisces-64.6°
Nov 27, 06:20:3072,99412.035.0°244.9°0h 22.7m8° 56'Pisces-65.3°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,77412.233.1°247.3°0h 21.3m8° 49'Pisces-65.8°