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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, 02:30:3086,73014.0-33.1°98.3°14h 19.7m-28° 19'Hydra-47.6°
Nov 27, 02:40:3079,93613.8-31.2°100.1°14h 18.8m-28° 19'Hydra-45.9°
Nov 27, 02:50:3073,11713.6-29.4°101.9°14h 17.8m-28° 20'Hydra-44.3°
Nov 27, 03:00:3066,26913.4-27.4°103.7°14h 16.5m-28° 21'Hydra-42.6°
Nov 27, 03:10:3059,38513.2-25.5°105.5°14h 14.8m-28° 23'Hydra-40.9°
Nov 27, 03:20:3052,45912.9-23.5°107.5°14h 12.7m-28° 24'Hydra-39.2°
Nov 27, 03:30:3045,48112.5-21.4°109.5°14h 10.0m-28° 27'Hydra-37.4°
Nov 27, 03:40:3038,43312.1-19.2°111.7°14h 6.2m-28° 31'Hydra-35.7°
Nov 27, 03:50:3031,29111.6-16.7°114.2°14h 0.7m-28° 37'Hydra-34.0°
Nov 27, 04:00:3024,01211.0-14.0°117.3°13h 52.1m-28° 49'Hydra-32.2°
Nov 27, 04:10:3016,51710.1-10.4°121.8°13h 36.5m-29° 17'Hydra-30.5°
Nov 27, 04:20:308,6628.4-4.8°131.2°12h 56.9m-31° 9'Centaurus-28.7°
Nov 27, 04:30:302,144-3.1°221.9°5h 44.2m-28° 43'Columba-27.0°
Nov 27, 04:40:309,400--10.7°292.4°1h 37.2m7° 18'Pisces-25.3°
Nov 27, 04:50:3017,2328.8-16.2°301.6°1h 5.1m8° 37'Pisces-23.5°
Nov 27, 05:00:3024,6849.6-19.6°306.6°0h 51.6m8° 40'Pisces-21.8°
Nov 27, 05:10:3031,91210.1-22.1°310.4°0h 44.0m8° 34'Pisces-20.1°
Nov 27, 05:20:3038,99710.6-24.1°313.8°0h 39.1m8° 28'Pisces-18.4°
Nov 27, 05:30:3045,98210.9-25.8°316.9°0h 35.7m8° 22'Pisces-16.7°
Nov 27, 05:40:3052,89111.3-27.3°319.9°0h 33.2m8° 17'Pisces-15.0°
Nov 27, 05:50:3059,74211.5-28.7°322.9°0h 31.3m8° 14'Pisces-13.3°
Nov 27, 06:00:3066,54411.8-29.9°325.9°0h 29.8m8° 10'Pisces-11.6°
Nov 27, 06:10:3073,30612.0-31.0°328.8°0h 28.6m8° 8'Pisces-10.0°
Nov 27, 06:20:3080,03212.2-32.0°331.8°0h 27.6m8° 5'Pisces-8.3°
Nov 27, 06:30:3086,72812.3-32.9°334.8°0h 26.7m8° 3'Pisces-6.7°