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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, 02:30:3086,42514.0-30.0°101.0°14h 19.8m-28° 29'Hydra-44.0°
Nov 27, 02:40:3079,63113.8-28.2°102.8°14h 18.9m-28° 31'Hydra-42.3°
Nov 27, 02:50:3072,81213.6-26.4°104.7°14h 17.7m-28° 33'Hydra-40.7°
Nov 27, 03:00:3065,96413.4-24.5°106.5°14h 16.3m-28° 35'Hydra-39.0°
Nov 27, 03:10:3059,08313.1-22.6°108.5°14h 14.6m-28° 38'Hydra-37.3°
Nov 27, 03:20:3052,16012.8-20.7°110.5°14h 12.4m-28° 42'Hydra-35.6°
Nov 27, 03:30:3045,18612.5-18.7°112.6°14h 9.4m-28° 47'Hydra-33.9°
Nov 27, 03:40:3038,14412.1-16.6°115.0°14h 5.4m-28° 54'Hydra-32.2°
Nov 27, 03:50:3031,01011.6-14.3°117.7°13h 59.5m-29° 5'Hydra-30.5°
Nov 27, 04:00:3023,74411.0-11.6°121.0°13h 50.2m-29° 25'Hydra-28.8°
Nov 27, 04:10:3016,27110.0-8.3°126.0°13h 33.1m-30° 7'Hydra-27.1°
Nov 27, 04:20:308,4738.4-3.2°137.0°12h 48.0m-32° 37'Centaurus-25.4°
Nov 27, 04:30:302,508--0.4°229.9°5h 27.3m-26° 28'Lepus-23.7°
Nov 27, 04:40:309,696--13.1°294.9°1h 43.1m6° 33'Pisces-22.0°
Nov 27, 04:50:3017,4748.8-18.2°305.0°1h 9.1m8° 12'Pisces-20.3°
Nov 27, 05:00:3024,8939.6-21.4°310.5°0h 54.6m8° 23'Pisces-18.6°
Nov 27, 05:10:3032,09510.1-23.7°314.7°0h 46.5m8° 22'Pisces-16.9°
Nov 27, 05:20:3039,15810.6-25.6°318.3°0h 41.2m8° 18'Pisces-15.3°
Nov 27, 05:30:3046,12110.9-27.1°321.7°0h 37.6m8° 14'Pisces-13.6°
Nov 27, 05:40:3053,01111.3-28.5°324.9°0h 34.9m8° 11'Pisces-12.0°
Nov 27, 05:50:3059,84211.5-29.7°328.0°0h 32.8m8° 8'Pisces-10.4°
Nov 27, 06:00:3066,62511.8-30.7°331.2°0h 31.1m8° 5'Pisces-8.8°
Nov 27, 06:10:3073,36812.0-31.6°334.3°0h 29.8m8° 3'Pisces-7.2°
Nov 27, 06:20:3080,07612.2-32.5°337.4°0h 28.7m8° 1'Pisces-5.6°
Nov 27, 06:30:3086,75412.3-33.2°340.5°0h 27.8m8° 0'Pisces-4.1°