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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, 02:30:3088,82413.9-59.0°302.5°14h 0.6m-27° 46'Hydra-34.0°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,31513.7-60.5°306.9°13h 58.5m-27° 38'Hydra-35.6°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,78213.5-62.0°311.8°13h 56.2m-27° 28'Hydra-37.2°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,22213.3-63.3°317.3°13h 53.3m-27° 16'Hydra-38.8°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,63113.1-64.5°323.5°13h 49.9m-27° 2'Hydra-40.4°
Nov 27, 03:20:3056,00212.8-65.5°330.7°13h 45.8m-26° 45'Hydra-42.0°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,33012.5-66.2°338.9°13h 40.5m-26° 22'Hydra-43.5°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,60512.1-66.5°348.4°13h 33.7m-25° 53'Hydra-45.0°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,81111.7-66.1°359.4°13h 24.3m-25° 11'Hydra-46.5°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,92711.1-64.7°12.1°13h 10.8m-24° 7'Hydra-48.0°
Nov 27, 04:10:3021,91410.4-61.2°26.7°12h 49.2m-22° 19'Corvus-49.4°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,6989.3-53.2°44.0°12h 8.9m-18° 45'Corvus-50.8°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,343--30.6°68.1°10h 26.7m-10° 0'Sextans-52.2°
Nov 27, 04:40:304,923-41.6°129.2°4h 38.0m11° 6'Taurus-53.5°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,0847.752.6°191.9°1h 53.9m12° 10'Aries-54.7°
Nov 27, 05:00:3018,1628.948.4°210.8°1h 12.4m11° 1'Pisces-55.9°
Nov 27, 05:10:3025,2349.645.1°219.8°0h 54.2m10° 17'Pisces-57.0°
Nov 27, 05:20:3032,24110.242.4°225.7°0h 43.9m9° 49'Pisces-58.0°
Nov 27, 05:30:3039,19010.640.1°230.2°0h 37.3m9° 28'Pisces-58.9°
Nov 27, 05:40:3046,09211.038.0°234.0°0h 32.7m9° 13'Pisces-59.7°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,95811.336.0°237.3°0h 29.3m9° 1'Pisces-60.4°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,79411.534.1°240.3°0h 26.7m8° 52'Pisces-61.0°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,60711.832.3°243.1°0h 24.6m8° 44'Pisces-61.5°
Nov 27, 06:20:3073,39912.030.5°245.8°0h 22.9m8° 38'Pisces-61.8°
Nov 27, 06:30:3080,17612.228.7°248.3°0h 21.6m8° 32'Pisces-62.0°