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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, 02:30:3088,44613.9-53.3°289.8°13h 58.7m-27° 53'Hydra-27.0°
Nov 27, 02:40:3081,96913.7-55.1°293.3°13h 56.4m-27° 44'Hydra-28.7°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,46913.5-56.8°297.2°13h 53.8m-27° 34'Hydra-30.3°
Nov 27, 03:00:3068,94413.3-58.6°301.6°13h 50.7m-27° 22'Hydra-32.0°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,39013.0-60.3°306.7°13h 46.9m-27° 7'Hydra-33.6°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,80312.8-61.9°312.5°13h 42.3m-26° 49'Hydra-35.2°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,17612.5-63.4°319.6°13h 36.6m-26° 26'Hydra-36.9°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,50212.1-64.6°328.2°13h 29.1m-25° 54'Hydra-38.5°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,76911.6-65.4°339.0°13h 18.8m-25° 9'Hydra-40.1°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,96011.1-65.3°352.8°13h 4.0m-24° 1'Hydra-41.7°
Nov 27, 04:10:3022,05010.4-63.2°10.4°12h 40.6m-22° 6'Corvus-43.3°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,9979.3-56.2°32.5°11h 57.4m-18° 15'Corvus-44.8°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,952--34.2°61.0°10h 12.5m-9° 1'Sextans-46.3°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,443-31.6°112.3°5h 3.9m10° 21'Orion-47.8°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,0577.753.2°168.0°2h 10.4m12° 21'Aries-49.3°
Nov 27, 05:00:3017,9558.852.1°191.6°1h 22.0m11° 15'Pisces-50.7°
Nov 27, 05:10:3024,9329.649.8°203.3°1h 0.8m10° 29'Pisces-52.1°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,87510.147.7°210.9°0h 48.8m9° 59'Pisces-53.4°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,77410.645.7°216.6°0h 41.2m9° 37'Pisces-54.7°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,63510.943.9°221.3°0h 35.8m9° 21'Pisces-55.9°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,46511.242.1°225.4°0h 31.9m9° 8'Pisces-57.0°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,26911.540.4°229.0°0h 28.8m8° 58'Pisces-58.1°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,05211.838.7°232.3°0h 26.5m8° 50'Pisces-59.0°
Nov 27, 06:20:3072,81812.037.0°235.4°0h 24.5m8° 43'Pisces-59.9°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,57112.235.4°238.3°0h 23.0m8° 38'Pisces-60.6°