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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, 02:30:3086,39814.0-29.8°100.3°14h 19.0m-28° 42'Hydra-41.9°
Nov 27, 02:40:3079,61513.8-28.1°102.3°14h 17.9m-28° 44'Hydra-40.4°
Nov 27, 02:50:3072,80913.6-26.4°104.3°14h 16.7m-28° 47'Hydra-38.8°
Nov 27, 03:00:3065,97413.4-24.6°106.3°14h 15.2m-28° 51'Hydra-37.3°
Nov 27, 03:10:3059,10713.1-22.9°108.4°14h 13.3m-28° 55'Hydra-35.7°
Nov 27, 03:20:3052,19912.8-21.1°110.6°14h 10.8m-29° 1'Hydra-34.2°
Nov 27, 03:30:3045,24012.5-19.2°113.0°14h 7.6m-29° 8'Hydra-32.6°
Nov 27, 03:40:3038,21612.1-17.2°115.6°14h 3.2m-29° 18'Hydra-31.0°
Nov 27, 03:50:3031,10411.6-15.1°118.6°13h 56.8m-29° 34'Hydra-29.4°
Nov 27, 04:00:3023,86310.9-12.7°122.4°13h 46.6m-30° 0'Hydra-27.8°
Nov 27, 04:10:3016,42910.0-9.6°128.0°13h 27.8m-30° 54'Centaurus-26.2°
Nov 27, 04:20:308,7078.4-5.2°140.2°12h 38.1m-33° 45'Centaurus-24.6°
Nov 27, 04:30:302,863--3.3°226.2°5h 46.5m-28° 59'Columba-23.1°
Nov 27, 04:40:309,626--12.5°294.3°1h 50.8m4° 59'Pisces-21.5°
Nov 27, 04:50:3017,3328.8-17.1°305.9°1h 13.2m7° 22'Pisces-19.9°
Nov 27, 05:00:3024,7179.6-19.9°312.0°0h 57.4m7° 49'Pisces-18.4°
Nov 27, 05:10:3031,89610.1-21.9°316.5°0h 48.5m7° 55'Pisces-16.8°
Nov 27, 05:20:3038,94010.6-23.6°320.3°0h 42.8m7° 57'Pisces-15.3°
Nov 27, 05:30:3045,88810.9-24.9°323.8°0h 38.9m7° 56'Pisces-13.7°
Nov 27, 05:40:3052,76311.2-26.1°327.1°0h 35.9m7° 55'Pisces-12.2°
Nov 27, 05:50:3059,58211.5-27.1°330.3°0h 33.7m7° 54'Pisces-10.7°
Nov 27, 06:00:3066,35311.8-28.1°333.4°0h 31.9m7° 53'Pisces-9.2°
Nov 27, 06:10:3073,08612.0-28.8°336.5°0h 30.5m7° 52'Pisces-7.8°
Nov 27, 06:20:3079,78412.2-29.5°339.6°0h 29.3m7° 51'Pisces-6.3°
Nov 27, 06:30:3086,45212.3-30.1°342.7°0h 28.3m7° 50'Pisces-4.9°