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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, 02:30:3088,60113.9-55.6°293.1°13h 59.2m-27° 48'Hydra-29.4°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,11513.7-57.3°296.8°13h 57.0m-27° 39'Hydra-31.1°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,60613.5-59.0°301.0°13h 54.5m-27° 29'Hydra-32.7°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,07013.3-60.6°305.8°13h 51.5m-27° 17'Hydra-34.4°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,50513.1-62.2°311.2°13h 47.8m-27° 2'Hydra-36.0°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,90512.8-63.7°317.6°13h 43.4m-26° 43'Hydra-37.7°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,26512.5-65.0°325.1°13h 37.8m-26° 20'Hydra-39.3°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,57412.1-65.9°334.3°13h 30.6m-25° 48'Hydra-40.9°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,82211.7-66.4°345.5°13h 20.7m-25° 3'Hydra-42.5°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,98911.1-65.8°359.4°13h 6.3m-23° 55'Hydra-44.1°
Nov 27, 04:10:3022,04410.4-63.1°16.4°12h 43.6m-22° 0'Corvus-45.7°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,9359.3-55.5°36.8°12h 1.7m-18° 11'Corvus-47.2°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,776--33.2°63.3°10h 18.6m-8° 58'Sextans-48.7°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,223-35.5°116.2°4h 57.8m11° 10'Orion-50.1°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,0057.754.4°176.1°2h 4.8m12° 36'Aries-51.6°
Nov 27, 05:00:3017,9688.851.9°198.8°1h 18.5m11° 21'Pisces-52.9°
Nov 27, 05:10:3024,9809.649.1°209.7°0h 58.3m10° 33'Pisces-54.3°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,94710.146.6°216.7°0h 46.9m10° 1'Pisces-55.5°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,86610.644.5°222.0°0h 39.6m9° 39'Pisces-56.7°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,74310.942.5°226.3°0h 34.5m9° 22'Pisces-57.8°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,58711.240.6°230.1°0h 30.8m9° 9'Pisces-58.9°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,40411.538.7°233.5°0h 27.9m8° 59'Pisces-59.8°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,20011.836.9°236.6°0h 25.7m8° 51'Pisces-60.6°
Nov 27, 06:20:3072,97812.035.2°239.5°0h 23.8m8° 44'Pisces-61.3°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,74112.233.4°242.2°0h 22.3m8° 38'Pisces-61.9°
 

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