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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, 02:30:3088,61713.9-55.8°297.6°13h 59.8m-27° 54'Hydra-30.5°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,12013.7-57.4°301.5°13h 57.7m-27° 46'Hydra-32.1°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,60113.5-58.9°305.9°13h 55.1m-27° 36'Hydra-33.7°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,05513.3-60.4°310.8°13h 52.2m-27° 25'Hydra-35.3°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,47913.1-61.8°316.4°13h 48.6m-27° 12'Hydra-36.9°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,86812.8-63.0°322.8°13h 44.2m-26° 55'Hydra-38.4°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,21612.5-64.1°330.3°13h 38.7m-26° 33'Hydra-40.0°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,51212.1-64.8°339.1°13h 31.5m-26° 4'Hydra-41.5°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,74511.7-64.9°349.8°13h 21.7m-25° 22'Hydra-43.0°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,89511.1-64.2°2.7°13h 7.5m-24° 19'Hydra-44.5°
Nov 27, 04:10:3021,92810.4-61.4°18.5°12h 44.8m-22° 32'Corvus-46.0°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,7879.3-54.0°38.1°12h 2.7m-18° 58'Corvus-47.4°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,593--32.1°65.1°10h 17.4m-10° 18'Sextans-48.8°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,215-35.6°122.8°4h 48.3m9° 34'Orion-50.1°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,1367.751.5°180.4°2h 1.9m11° 41'Aries-51.4°
Nov 27, 05:00:3018,1298.849.0°201.1°1h 17.3m10° 47'Pisces-52.7°
Nov 27, 05:10:3025,1549.646.3°211.2°0h 57.6m10° 8'Pisces-53.9°
Nov 27, 05:20:3032,12810.144.0°217.8°0h 46.6m9° 42'Pisces-55.0°
Nov 27, 05:30:3039,05110.641.9°222.9°0h 39.4m9° 23'Pisces-56.0°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,93110.940.0°227.1°0h 34.4m9° 9'Pisces-57.0°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,77611.338.2°230.8°0h 30.8m8° 58'Pisces-57.9°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,59411.536.4°234.1°0h 28.0m8° 49'Pisces-58.7°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,38911.834.7°237.2°0h 25.7m8° 42'Pisces-59.3°
Nov 27, 06:20:3073,16612.033.0°240.0°0h 23.9m8° 36'Pisces-59.9°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,92812.231.3°242.7°0h 22.4m8° 30'Pisces-60.4°