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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, 02:30:3088,86213.9-59.7°295.7°13h 59.9m-27° 34'Hydra-33.1°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,36613.7-61.4°299.9°13h 57.8m-27° 24'Hydra-34.8°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,84513.5-63.1°304.6°13h 55.4m-27° 13'Hydra-36.6°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,29813.3-64.7°310.0°13h 52.5m-27° 0'Hydra-38.3°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,71913.1-66.2°316.3°13h 49.1m-26° 44'Hydra-40.0°
Nov 27, 03:20:3056,10312.8-67.5°323.7°13h 44.9m-26° 24'Hydra-41.7°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,44412.5-68.6°332.5°13h 39.6m-25° 58'Hydra-43.4°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,73312.1-69.1°343.1°13h 32.7m-25° 24'Hydra-45.1°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,95511.7-69.0°355.6°13h 23.4m-24° 37'Hydra-46.8°
Nov 27, 04:00:3029,08911.1-67.6°10.0°13h 9.9m-23° 25'Hydra-48.4°
Nov 27, 04:10:3022,09910.4-63.9°26.1°12h 48.5m-21° 24'Corvus-50.0°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,9119.4-55.3°43.8°12h 9.0m-17° 26'Corvus-51.6°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,572--32.0°65.8°10h 31.3m-7° 43'Sextans-53.1°
Nov 27, 04:40:304,843-43.5°118.6°4h 51.3m14° 26'Orion-54.6°
Nov 27, 04:50:3010,8567.657.9°189.5°1h 55.9m13° 50'Aries-56.0°
Nov 27, 05:00:3017,9128.852.9°211.0°1h 12.7m12° 1'Pisces-57.4°
Nov 27, 05:10:3024,9789.649.1°220.5°0h 54.0m11° 0'Pisces-58.7°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,98410.146.1°226.5°0h 43.6m10° 22'Pisces-59.9°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,93510.643.5°231.1°0h 36.9m9° 55'Pisces-61.1°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,84010.941.2°234.9°0h 32.3m9° 36'Pisces-62.1°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,71011.339.0°238.2°0h 28.8m9° 21'Pisces-63.0°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,55111.537.0°241.2°0h 26.2m9° 9'Pisces-63.8°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,36911.835.0°243.9°0h 24.1m9° 0'Pisces-64.4°
Nov 27, 06:20:3073,16812.033.0°246.5°0h 22.5m8° 52'Pisces-64.9°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,95212.231.1°248.9°0h 21.1m8° 45'Pisces-65.3°