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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, 02:30:3086,73714.0-33.2°96.9°14h 19.0m-28° 30'Hydra-46.0°
Nov 27, 02:40:3079,95413.8-31.4°98.8°14h 18.0m-28° 31'Hydra-44.5°
Nov 27, 02:50:3073,14613.6-29.6°100.7°14h 16.9m-28° 33'Hydra-42.9°
Nov 27, 03:00:3066,30813.4-27.8°102.7°14h 15.5m-28° 35'Hydra-41.4°
Nov 27, 03:10:3059,43713.1-26.0°104.7°14h 13.7m-28° 37'Hydra-39.8°
Nov 27, 03:20:3052,52312.9-24.1°106.9°14h 11.4m-28° 41'Hydra-38.2°
Nov 27, 03:30:3045,55812.5-22.1°109.1°14h 8.4m-28° 45'Hydra-36.6°
Nov 27, 03:40:3038,52512.1-20.0°111.5°14h 4.3m-28° 52'Hydra-35.0°
Nov 27, 03:50:3031,39911.6-17.7°114.3°13h 58.4m-29° 2'Hydra-33.3°
Nov 27, 04:00:3024,14111.0-15.1°117.7°13h 49.2m-29° 19'Hydra-31.7°
Nov 27, 04:10:3016,67610.1-11.7°122.7°13h 32.2m-29° 57'Hydra-30.1°
Nov 27, 04:20:308,8778.5-6.7°133.3°12h 49.1m-32° 11'Centaurus-28.4°
Nov 27, 04:30:302,452-0.1°217.2°6h 3.9m-31° 25'Columba-26.8°
Nov 27, 04:40:309,303--9.9°291.2°1h 43.6m5° 50'Pisces-25.2°
Nov 27, 04:50:3017,0808.7-14.9°301.7°1h 8.4m7° 51'Pisces-23.5°
Nov 27, 05:00:3024,5069.5-18.0°307.2°0h 53.7m8° 8'Pisces-21.9°
Nov 27, 05:10:3031,71710.1-20.3°311.3°0h 45.6m8° 10'Pisces-20.3°
Nov 27, 05:20:3038,78810.6-22.2°314.8°0h 40.4m8° 8'Pisces-18.7°
Nov 27, 05:30:3045,76110.9-23.8°318.1°0h 36.7m8° 6'Pisces-17.1°
Nov 27, 05:40:3052,66111.2-25.2°321.2°0h 34.1m8° 3'Pisces-15.5°
Nov 27, 05:50:3059,50211.5-26.4°324.2°0h 32.0m8° 1'Pisces-13.9°
Nov 27, 06:00:3066,29611.8-27.5°327.2°0h 30.4m7° 59'Pisces-12.3°
Nov 27, 06:10:3073,05012.0-28.5°330.2°0h 29.1m7° 58'Pisces-10.8°
Nov 27, 06:20:3079,76912.2-29.4°333.1°0h 28.0m7° 56'Pisces-9.2°
Nov 27, 06:30:3086,45912.3-30.2°336.1°0h 27.1m7° 55'Pisces-7.7°
 

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