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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, 02:30:3088,42813.9-53.0°288.0°13h 58.4m-27° 50'Hydra-26.4°
Nov 27, 02:40:3081,95513.7-54.9°291.4°13h 56.1m-27° 41'Hydra-28.1°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,46013.5-56.7°295.2°13h 53.4m-27° 31'Hydra-29.7°
Nov 27, 03:00:3068,94013.3-58.5°299.5°13h 50.3m-27° 18'Hydra-31.4°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,39113.0-60.3°304.4°13h 46.5m-27° 3'Hydra-33.1°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,80912.8-62.0°310.2°13h 41.9m-26° 44'Hydra-34.8°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,18812.5-63.6°317.2°13h 36.1m-26° 20'Hydra-36.4°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,52112.1-64.9°325.8°13h 28.6m-25° 48'Hydra-38.1°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,79511.6-65.8°336.8°13h 18.3m-25° 2'Hydra-39.7°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,99511.1-65.9°351.0°13h 3.4m-23° 51'Hydra-41.3°
Nov 27, 04:10:3022,09610.4-63.9°9.2°12h 39.9m-21° 52'Corvus-43.0°
Nov 27, 04:20:3015,0609.3-56.8°31.8°11h 56.8m-17° 55'Corvus-44.6°
Nov 27, 04:30:308,037--34.7°60.2°10h 12.7m-8° 28'Sextans-46.1°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,465-31.2°109.7°5h 8.0m10° 59'Orion-47.7°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,0127.754.2°165.5°2h 11.9m12° 45'Aries-49.2°
Nov 27, 05:00:3017,8918.853.3°190.2°1h 22.8m11° 30'Pisces-50.6°
Nov 27, 05:10:3024,8609.651.0°202.3°1h 1.2m10° 40'Pisces-52.1°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,79910.148.9°210.2°0h 49.1m10° 7'Pisces-53.5°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,69510.646.9°216.0°0h 41.3m9° 44'Pisces-54.8°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,55410.945.0°220.8°0h 35.9m9° 27'Pisces-56.0°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,38211.243.2°224.9°0h 31.9m9° 13'Pisces-57.2°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,18511.541.5°228.6°0h 28.9m9° 3'Pisces-58.4°
Nov 27, 06:10:3065,96711.739.8°232.0°0h 26.5m8° 54'Pisces-59.4°
Nov 27, 06:20:3072,73312.038.0°235.1°0h 24.5m8° 47'Pisces-60.3°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,48512.236.3°238.0°0h 22.9m8° 41'Pisces-61.1°