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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, 02:30:3088,71013.9-57.2°292.7°13h 59.3m-27° 40'Hydra-30.6°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,22313.7-59.0°296.6°13h 57.1m-27° 30'Hydra-32.3°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,71213.5-60.8°300.9°13h 54.6m-27° 20'Hydra-34.0°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,17513.3-62.5°305.8°13h 51.7m-27° 7'Hydra-35.7°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,60813.1-64.1°311.5°13h 48.1m-26° 51'Hydra-37.4°
Nov 27, 03:20:3056,00512.8-65.6°318.3°13h 43.8m-26° 31'Hydra-39.1°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,36112.5-66.8°326.3°13h 38.3m-26° 6'Hydra-40.8°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,66612.1-67.7°336.2°13h 31.2m-25° 33'Hydra-42.5°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,90811.7-68.0°348.2°13h 21.5m-24° 46'Hydra-44.1°
Nov 27, 04:00:3029,06611.1-67.1°2.8°13h 7.5m-23° 34'Hydra-45.8°
Nov 27, 04:10:3022,10910.4-64.1°19.9°12h 45.3m-21° 34'Corvus-47.4°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,9779.3-56.0°39.5°12h 4.5m-17° 36'Corvus-49.0°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,751--33.0°63.8°10h 24.4m-8° 0'Sextans-50.5°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,061-38.7°115.0°4h 58.6m13° 4'Orion-52.0°
Nov 27, 04:50:3010,8927.657.0°180.1°2h 2.0m13° 27'Aries-53.5°
Nov 27, 05:00:3017,8858.853.5°203.4°1h 16.4m11° 50'Pisces-54.9°
Nov 27, 05:10:3024,9169.650.1°214.0°0h 56.7m10° 53'Pisces-56.3°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,89810.147.4°220.7°0h 45.6m10° 16'Pisces-57.6°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,82910.645.0°225.8°0h 38.5m9° 51'Pisces-58.8°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,71810.942.8°229.9°0h 33.6m9° 33'Pisces-59.9°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,57311.240.7°233.5°0h 30.0m9° 18'Pisces-61.0°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,40011.538.8°236.8°0h 27.2m9° 7'Pisces-61.9°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,20611.836.9°239.7°0h 25.0m8° 58'Pisces-62.7°
Nov 27, 06:20:3072,99312.035.0°242.5°0h 23.2m8° 50'Pisces-63.4°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,76512.233.1°245.1°0h 21.8m8° 44'Pisces-64.0°