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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, 02:30:3088,57513.9-55.2°287.7°13h 58.5m-27° 40'Hydra-27.9°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,10113.7-57.1°291.1°13h 56.2m-27° 30'Hydra-29.7°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,60413.5-59.0°295.0°13h 53.6m-27° 19'Hydra-31.4°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,08213.3-60.9°299.5°13h 50.6m-27° 5'Hydra-33.2°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,53113.0-62.7°304.7°13h 46.9m-26° 49'Hydra-34.9°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,94512.8-64.4°310.9°13h 42.4m-26° 29'Hydra-36.7°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,31912.5-66.0°318.5°13h 36.7m-26° 2'Hydra-38.4°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,64612.1-67.3°327.9°13h 29.4m-25° 28'Hydra-40.1°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,91211.7-68.1°339.9°13h 19.4m-24° 38'Hydra-41.8°
Nov 27, 04:00:3029,10111.1-67.8°355.1°13h 4.9m-23° 24'Hydra-43.5°
Nov 27, 04:10:3022,18510.4-65.2°13.9°12h 42.1m-21° 18'Corvus-45.2°
Nov 27, 04:20:3015,1169.3-57.5°35.6°12h 0.5m-17° 10'Corvus-46.9°
Nov 27, 04:30:308,005--34.5°61.2°10h 20.2m-7° 16'Sextans-48.5°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,252-35.0°108.2°5h 9.7m13° 20'Orion-50.1°
Nov 27, 04:50:3010,8547.658.0°170.2°2h 8.5m13° 51'Aries-51.7°
Nov 27, 05:00:3017,7758.855.7°196.2°1h 20.0m12° 8'Pisces-53.2°
Nov 27, 05:10:3024,7709.552.6°208.2°0h 59.1m11° 6'Pisces-54.7°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,72910.150.0°215.8°0h 47.4m10° 27'Pisces-56.1°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,64210.647.7°221.3°0h 39.9m10° 0'Pisces-57.5°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,51610.945.6°225.9°0h 34.7m9° 40'Pisces-58.8°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,35811.243.6°229.8°0h 30.8m9° 25'Pisces-60.0°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,17511.541.6°233.2°0h 27.9m9° 13'Pisces-61.1°
Nov 27, 06:10:3065,97011.739.7°236.4°0h 25.6m9° 3'Pisces-62.2°
Nov 27, 06:20:3072,74912.037.9°239.3°0h 23.7m8° 55'Pisces-63.1°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,51412.236.0°242.0°0h 22.2m8° 48'Pisces-63.9°