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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, 02:30:3086,16214.0-27.4°103.2°14h 19.3m-28° 44'Hydra-40.0°
Nov 27, 02:40:3079,37413.8-25.7°105.1°14h 18.3m-28° 47'Hydra-38.4°
Nov 27, 02:50:3072,56313.6-24.0°107.1°14h 17.1m-28° 50'Hydra-36.8°
Nov 27, 03:00:3065,72513.4-22.3°109.1°14h 15.5m-28° 54'Hydra-35.2°
Nov 27, 03:10:3058,85413.1-20.5°111.2°14h 13.6m-28° 59'Hydra-33.6°
Nov 27, 03:20:3051,94312.8-18.7°113.3°14h 11.1m-29° 5'Hydra-32.0°
Nov 27, 03:30:3044,98212.5-16.9°115.7°14h 7.9m-29° 14'Hydra-30.4°
Nov 27, 03:40:3037,95612.1-14.9°118.3°14h 3.4m-29° 25'Hydra-28.8°
Nov 27, 03:50:3030,84311.6-12.8°121.3°13h 56.9m-29° 42'Hydra-27.1°
Nov 27, 04:00:3023,60310.9-10.4°125.1°13h 46.5m-30° 11'Centaurus-25.5°
Nov 27, 04:10:3016,17310.0-7.5°130.9°13h 27.0m-31° 11'Centaurus-23.9°
Nov 27, 04:20:308,4758.3-3.3°143.8°12h 34.4m-34° 18'Centaurus-22.3°
Nov 27, 04:30:302,994--4.3°233.4°5h 29.3m-26° 17'Lepus-20.7°
Nov 27, 04:40:309,890--14.6°297.0°1h 52.1m5° 13'Pisces-19.1°
Nov 27, 04:50:3017,5808.8-19.1°308.6°1h 14.6m7° 28'Pisces-17.5°
Nov 27, 05:00:3024,9529.6-21.9°314.8°0h 58.6m7° 53'Pisces-15.9°
Nov 27, 05:10:3032,11910.1-23.9°319.4°0h 49.6m7° 59'Pisces-14.4°
Nov 27, 05:20:3039,15210.6-25.5°323.4°0h 43.8m7° 59'Pisces-12.8°
Nov 27, 05:30:3046,09010.9-26.8°327.0°0h 39.8m7° 59'Pisces-11.3°
Nov 27, 05:40:3052,95511.3-27.9°330.4°0h 36.8m7° 58'Pisces-9.8°
Nov 27, 05:50:3059,76311.5-28.9°333.7°0h 34.5m7° 56'Pisces-8.3°
Nov 27, 06:00:3066,52411.8-29.7°336.9°0h 32.7m7° 55'Pisces-6.8°
Nov 27, 06:10:3073,24612.0-30.4°340.1°0h 31.2m7° 54'Pisces-5.3°
Nov 27, 06:20:3079,93412.2-31.0°343.3°0h 29.9m7° 53'Pisces-3.9°
Nov 27, 06:30:3086,59112.3-31.5°346.4°0h 28.9m7° 52'Pisces-2.5°