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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, 02:30:3088,47113.9-53.7°292.8°13h 59.1m-27° 56'Hydra-28.0°
Nov 27, 02:40:3081,98613.7-55.3°296.5°13h 56.9m-27° 48'Hydra-29.6°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,47913.5-57.0°300.5°13h 54.3m-27° 39'Hydra-31.2°
Nov 27, 03:00:3068,94613.3-58.6°305.1°13h 51.2m-27° 27'Hydra-32.8°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,38513.0-60.2°310.2°13h 47.5m-27° 13'Hydra-34.4°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,78912.8-61.6°316.2°13h 43.0m-26° 56'Hydra-35.9°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,15312.5-62.9°323.3°13h 37.3m-26° 34'Hydra-37.5°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,46912.1-64.0°331.8°13h 29.8m-26° 4'Hydra-39.1°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,72411.7-64.6°342.3°13h 19.7m-25° 22'Hydra-40.6°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,90211.1-64.3°355.5°13h 5.0m-24° 17'Hydra-42.2°
Nov 27, 04:10:3021,97410.4-62.1°12.4°12h 41.6m-22° 27'Corvus-43.7°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,8959.3-55.1°33.6°11h 58.4m-18° 46'Corvus-45.1°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,819--33.4°62.3°10h 12.1m-9° 53'Sextans-46.6°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,415-32.0°116.6°4h 57.4m9° 22'Orion-48.0°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,1357.751.5°171.6°2h 7.9m11° 46'Aries-49.4°
Nov 27, 05:00:3018,0598.850.2°193.8°1h 20.9m10° 52'Pisces-50.7°
Nov 27, 05:10:3025,0489.647.9°204.9°1h 0.1m10° 13'Pisces-52.0°
Nov 27, 05:20:3031,99810.145.9°212.1°0h 48.4m9° 46'Pisces-53.3°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,90210.643.9°217.6°0h 40.9m9° 26'Pisces-54.4°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,76610.942.2°222.2°0h 35.6m9° 12'Pisces-55.5°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,59811.240.4°226.1°0h 31.8m9° 1'Pisces-56.6°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,40311.538.7°229.7°0h 28.8m8° 51'Pisces-57.5°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,18711.837.1°232.9°0h 26.4m8° 44'Pisces-58.4°
Nov 27, 06:20:3072,95412.035.4°236.0°0h 24.5m8° 38'Pisces-59.1°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,70612.233.8°238.8°0h 23.0m8° 32'Pisces-59.8°