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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, 02:30:3088,55313.9-54.8°296.8°13h 59.7m-27° 57'Hydra-29.7°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,05913.7-56.4°300.6°13h 57.5m-27° 49'Hydra-31.3°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,54213.5-58.0°304.9°13h 55.0m-27° 40'Hydra-32.8°
Nov 27, 03:00:3068,99813.3-59.5°309.7°13h 52.0m-27° 29'Hydra-34.4°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,42613.1-60.9°315.1°13h 48.4m-27° 16'Hydra-36.0°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,81812.8-62.1°321.3°13h 43.9m-26° 59'Hydra-37.5°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,16912.5-63.2°328.6°13h 38.3m-26° 38'Hydra-39.0°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,47112.1-64.0°337.2°13h 31.0m-26° 9'Hydra-40.5°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,71011.7-64.3°347.6°13h 21.1m-25° 28'Hydra-42.0°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,86711.1-63.7°0.4°13h 6.7m-24° 26'Hydra-43.5°
Nov 27, 04:10:3021,91110.4-61.2°16.3°12h 43.7m-22° 40'Corvus-45.0°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,7899.3-54.1°36.4°12h 1.0m-19° 8'Corvus-46.4°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,639--32.4°64.4°10h 14.4m-10° 33'Sextans-47.8°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,308-33.9°121.9°4h 49.6m8° 57'Orion-49.1°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,1787.750.6°177.6°2h 3.8m11° 25'Aries-50.4°
Nov 27, 05:00:3018,1498.848.6°198.4°1h 18.6m10° 38'Pisces-51.7°
Nov 27, 05:10:3025,1629.646.2°208.7°0h 58.6m10° 2'Pisces-52.9°
Nov 27, 05:20:3032,12710.144.0°215.5°0h 47.3m9° 37'Pisces-54.0°
Nov 27, 05:30:3039,04210.642.0°220.7°0h 40.1m9° 19'Pisces-55.1°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,91510.940.2°225.0°0h 35.0m9° 6'Pisces-56.0°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,75411.338.5°228.8°0h 31.2m8° 55'Pisces-56.9°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,56711.536.8°232.2°0h 28.4m8° 47'Pisces-57.8°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,35711.835.1°235.4°0h 26.1m8° 40'Pisces-58.5°
Nov 27, 06:20:3073,12812.033.5°238.3°0h 24.2m8° 34'Pisces-59.1°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,88512.231.8°241.1°0h 22.7m8° 29'Pisces-59.6°