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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, 02:30:3088,76113.9-58.0°299.2°14h 0.1m-27° 46'Hydra-32.5°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,25913.7-59.6°303.4°13h 58.0m-27° 38'Hydra-34.2°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,73413.5-61.1°308.1°13h 55.6m-27° 28'Hydra-35.8°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,18213.3-62.6°313.3°13h 52.7m-27° 16'Hydra-37.4°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,59913.1-63.9°319.3°13h 49.3m-27° 2'Hydra-39.0°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,98012.8-65.1°326.2°13h 45.0m-26° 44'Hydra-40.6°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,31812.5-66.0°334.3°13h 39.7m-26° 21'Hydra-42.2°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,60412.1-66.5°343.8°13h 32.7m-25° 50'Hydra-43.8°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,82411.7-66.4°355.0°13h 23.2m-25° 7'Hydra-45.3°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,95611.1-65.2°8.1°13h 9.4m-24° 2'Hydra-46.8°
Nov 27, 04:10:3021,96510.4-61.9°23.6°12h 47.4m-22° 12'Corvus-48.3°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,7819.3-54.0°41.8°12h 6.7m-18° 32'Corvus-49.8°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,487--31.5°66.5°10h 24.4m-9° 37'Sextans-51.2°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,005-39.8°124.5°4h 45.0m11° 13'Orion-52.5°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,0447.753.5°187.0°1h 57.3m12° 21'Aries-53.8°
Nov 27, 05:00:3018,0888.849.7°207.2°1h 14.3m11° 9'Pisces-55.1°
Nov 27, 05:10:3025,1419.646.5°216.8°0h 55.4m10° 23'Pisces-56.2°
Nov 27, 05:20:3032,13610.143.9°223.0°0h 44.8m9° 53'Pisces-57.3°
Nov 27, 05:30:3039,07610.641.6°227.7°0h 38.0m9° 32'Pisces-58.4°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,97110.939.5°231.7°0h 33.2m9° 16'Pisces-59.3°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,83111.337.5°235.1°0h 29.7m9° 4'Pisces-60.1°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,66111.535.7°238.3°0h 27.0m8° 55'Pisces-60.8°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,46911.833.8°241.2°0h 24.9m8° 47'Pisces-61.4°
Nov 27, 06:20:3073,25812.032.0°243.9°0h 23.2m8° 40'Pisces-61.8°
Nov 27, 06:30:3080,03012.230.2°246.4°0h 21.8m8° 34'Pisces-62.2°