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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, 02:30:3087,02614.0-36.2°93.1°14h 18.5m-28° 25'Hydra-48.6°
Nov 27, 02:40:3080,25013.8-34.4°95.1°14h 17.5m-28° 26'Hydra-47.1°
Nov 27, 02:50:3073,44713.6-32.7°97.1°14h 16.4m-28° 27'Hydra-45.7°
Nov 27, 03:00:3066,61513.4-30.8°99.1°14h 15.0m-28° 28'Hydra-44.2°
Nov 27, 03:10:3059,74913.1-29.0°101.2°14h 13.2m-28° 30'Hydra-42.7°
Nov 27, 03:20:3052,84012.9-27.0°103.3°14h 11.0m-28° 32'Hydra-41.1°
Nov 27, 03:30:3045,87812.5-25.0°105.6°14h 8.1m-28° 35'Hydra-39.5°
Nov 27, 03:40:3038,84712.1-22.9°108.0°14h 4.1m-28° 40'Hydra-38.0°
Nov 27, 03:50:3031,72311.7-20.6°110.8°13h 58.3m-28° 47'Hydra-36.4°
Nov 27, 04:00:3024,46511.0-17.9°114.1°13h 49.3m-28° 59'Hydra-34.8°
Nov 27, 04:10:3016,99510.1-14.4°118.9°13h 33.0m-29° 28'Hydra-33.2°
Nov 27, 04:20:309,1748.6-9.1°128.7°12h 52.9m-31° 17'Centaurus-31.5°
Nov 27, 04:30:302,318-1.4°205.7°6h 38.2m-34° 32'Columba-29.9°
Nov 27, 04:40:308,960--7.1°287.9°1h 41.6m5° 50'Pisces-28.3°
Nov 27, 04:50:3016,7608.7-12.3°298.2°1h 6.4m7° 53'Pisces-26.7°
Nov 27, 05:00:3024,2049.5-15.4°303.5°0h 52.0m8° 9'Pisces-25.0°
Nov 27, 05:10:3031,42910.1-17.8°307.5°0h 44.1m8° 11'Pisces-23.4°
Nov 27, 05:20:3038,51410.6-19.7°310.9°0h 39.0m8° 8'Pisces-21.8°
Nov 27, 05:30:3045,50110.9-21.4°314.0°0h 35.5m8° 6'Pisces-20.2°
Nov 27, 05:40:3052,41311.2-22.8°316.9°0h 32.9m8° 3'Pisces-18.6°
Nov 27, 05:50:3059,26811.5-24.2°319.8°0h 31.0m8° 1'Pisces-17.0°
Nov 27, 06:00:3066,07511.7-25.4°322.7°0h 29.4m7° 59'Pisces-15.5°
Nov 27, 06:10:3072,84312.0-26.5°325.5°0h 28.2m7° 57'Pisces-13.9°
Nov 27, 06:20:3079,57712.2-27.5°328.4°0h 27.1m7° 56'Pisces-12.3°
Nov 27, 06:30:3086,28012.3-28.4°331.3°0h 26.3m7° 54'Pisces-10.8°