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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, 02:30:3088,46013.9-53.5°294.4°13h 59.3m-28° 0'Hydra-28.2°
Nov 27, 02:40:3081,97213.7-55.1°298.2°13h 57.1m-27° 52'Hydra-29.8°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,46113.5-56.7°302.3°13h 54.5m-27° 43'Hydra-31.4°
Nov 27, 03:00:3068,92413.3-58.3°306.8°13h 51.5m-27° 32'Hydra-32.9°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,35813.0-59.7°312.0°13h 47.8m-27° 19'Hydra-34.5°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,75812.8-61.1°318.0°13h 43.3m-27° 2'Hydra-36.0°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,11912.5-62.3°325.0°13h 37.6m-26° 41'Hydra-37.6°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,43012.1-63.3°333.3°13h 30.1m-26° 12'Hydra-39.1°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,68111.6-63.8°343.6°13h 20.0m-25° 31'Hydra-40.6°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,85311.1-63.5°356.4°13h 5.3m-24° 29'Hydra-42.1°
Nov 27, 04:10:3021,91810.4-61.3°12.7°12h 41.8m-22° 43'Hydra-43.5°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,8319.3-54.5°33.7°11h 58.4m-19° 9'Corvus-45.0°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,752--33.0°62.9°10h 10.7m-10° 31'Sextans-46.4°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,437-31.6°119.0°4h 53.7m8° 33'Orion-47.7°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,2047.750.1°172.8°2h 7.1m11° 18'Aries-49.1°
Nov 27, 05:00:3018,1368.848.9°194.1°1h 20.7m10° 35'Pisces-50.4°
Nov 27, 05:10:3025,1279.646.7°204.9°1h 0.1m10° 1'Pisces-51.6°
Nov 27, 05:20:3032,07810.144.7°212.0°0h 48.5m9° 36'Pisces-52.8°
Nov 27, 05:30:3038,98110.642.9°217.5°0h 41.0m9° 19'Pisces-53.9°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,84510.941.1°222.0°0h 35.7m9° 5'Pisces-54.9°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,67511.239.4°225.9°0h 31.9m8° 55'Pisces-55.9°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,48011.537.8°229.5°0h 28.9m8° 47'Pisces-56.8°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,26211.836.2°232.7°0h 26.6m8° 40'Pisces-57.6°
Nov 27, 06:20:3073,02712.034.6°235.7°0h 24.7m8° 34'Pisces-58.3°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,77712.233.0°238.6°0h 23.1m8° 29'Pisces-58.9°
 

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