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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, 02:30:3088,42413.9-53.0°292.4°13h 59.0m-27° 59'Hydra-27.4°
Nov 27, 02:40:3081,94013.7-54.7°296.1°13h 56.8m-27° 51'Hydra-29.0°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,43413.5-56.3°300.1°13h 54.2m-27° 41'Hydra-30.6°
Nov 27, 03:00:3068,90313.3-57.9°304.5°13h 51.1m-27° 30'Hydra-32.2°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,34313.0-59.5°309.6°13h 47.3m-27° 17'Hydra-33.7°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,74912.8-61.0°315.4°13h 42.8m-27° 0'Hydra-35.3°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,11612.5-62.3°322.4°13h 37.0m-26° 38'Hydra-36.9°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,43412.1-63.4°330.7°13h 29.5m-26° 9'Hydra-38.4°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,69311.6-64.0°341.0°13h 19.3m-25° 27'Hydra-40.0°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,87611.1-63.8°354.1°13h 4.4m-24° 23'Hydra-41.5°
Nov 27, 04:10:3021,95510.4-61.8°10.9°12h 40.9m-22° 34'Corvus-43.0°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,8889.3-55.1°32.5°11h 57.2m-18° 55'Corvus-44.4°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,843--33.6°61.9°10h 10.0m-10° 7'Sextans-45.9°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,483-30.9°116.3°4h 57.7m8° 53'Orion-47.3°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,1757.750.7°169.9°2h 9.1m11° 32'Aries-48.7°
Nov 27, 05:00:3018,0858.849.8°192.0°1h 21.8m10° 44'Pisces-50.0°
Nov 27, 05:10:3025,0659.647.7°203.1°1h 0.8m10° 7'Pisces-51.3°
Nov 27, 05:20:3032,00810.145.7°210.5°0h 49.0m9° 42'Pisces-52.5°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,90710.643.9°216.1°0h 41.3m9° 23'Pisces-53.7°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,76610.942.1°220.7°0h 36.0m9° 9'Pisces-54.8°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,59311.240.5°224.7°0h 32.1m8° 58'Pisces-55.8°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,39511.538.8°228.3°0h 29.1m8° 50'Pisces-56.8°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,17511.837.2°231.6°0h 26.7m8° 42'Pisces-57.7°
Nov 27, 06:20:3072,93812.035.6°234.7°0h 24.8m8° 36'Pisces-58.4°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,68612.234.0°237.6°0h 23.2m8° 31'Pisces-59.1°