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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, 02:30:3088,46213.9-53.5°292.0°13h 59.0m-27° 55'Hydra-27.7°
Nov 27, 02:40:3081,97913.7-55.2°295.6°13h 56.7m-27° 47'Hydra-29.3°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,47313.5-56.9°299.6°13h 54.1m-27° 38'Hydra-30.9°
Nov 27, 03:00:3068,94313.3-58.6°304.1°13h 51.0m-27° 26'Hydra-32.5°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,38313.0-60.2°309.3°13h 47.3m-27° 12'Hydra-34.1°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,79012.8-61.7°315.2°13h 42.8m-26° 55'Hydra-35.7°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,15712.5-63.0°322.2°13h 37.1m-26° 32'Hydra-37.3°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,47512.1-64.1°330.8°13h 29.6m-26° 2'Hydra-38.9°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,73411.6-64.7°341.3°13h 19.4m-25° 19'Hydra-40.4°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,91611.1-64.5°354.7°13h 4.7m-24° 13'Hydra-42.0°
Nov 27, 04:10:3021,99310.4-62.3°11.7°12h 41.3m-22° 22'Corvus-43.5°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,9219.3-55.4°33.2°11h 58.0m-18° 39'Corvus-45.0°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,855--33.6°61.9°10h 12.1m-9° 41'Sextans-46.5°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,426-31.8°115.4°4h 59.2m9° 35'Orion-47.9°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,1177.751.9°170.5°2h 8.6m11° 54'Aries-49.3°
Nov 27, 05:00:3018,0348.850.7°193.1°1h 21.3m10° 57'Pisces-50.7°
Nov 27, 05:10:3025,0199.648.4°204.3°1h 0.3m10° 17'Pisces-52.0°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,96710.146.3°211.7°0h 48.6m9° 49'Pisces-53.3°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,86910.644.4°217.2°0h 41.0m9° 29'Pisces-54.5°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,73210.942.6°221.8°0h 35.7m9° 14'Pisces-55.6°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,56311.240.9°225.8°0h 31.8m9° 2'Pisces-56.6°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,36711.539.2°229.4°0h 28.8m8° 53'Pisces-57.6°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,15111.837.5°232.7°0h 26.5m8° 45'Pisces-58.5°
Nov 27, 06:20:3072,91712.035.9°235.7°0h 24.6m8° 39'Pisces-59.3°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,66912.234.2°238.6°0h 23.0m8° 34'Pisces-59.9°