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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, 02:30:3086,86514.0-34.5°94.1°14h 18.3m-28° 35'Hydra-46.0°
Nov 27, 02:40:3080,09113.8-32.8°96.2°14h 17.3m-28° 36'Hydra-44.6°
Nov 27, 02:50:3073,29313.6-31.1°98.3°14h 16.0m-28° 38'Hydra-43.2°
Nov 27, 03:00:3066,46613.4-29.4°100.4°14h 14.6m-28° 40'Hydra-41.7°
Nov 27, 03:10:3059,60513.1-27.6°102.6°14h 12.7m-28° 43'Hydra-40.2°
Nov 27, 03:20:3052,70212.9-25.7°104.8°14h 10.3m-28° 47'Hydra-38.8°
Nov 27, 03:30:3045,74712.5-23.8°107.2°14h 7.2m-28° 52'Hydra-37.2°
Nov 27, 03:40:3038,72512.1-21.8°109.8°14h 3.0m-28° 59'Hydra-35.7°
Nov 27, 03:50:3031,61311.6-19.6°112.7°13h 56.8m-29° 10'Hydra-34.2°
Nov 27, 04:00:3024,36911.0-17.0°116.3°13h 47.2m-29° 29'Hydra-32.6°
Nov 27, 04:10:3016,92210.1-13.8°121.6°13h 29.7m-30° 9'Hydra-31.1°
Nov 27, 04:20:309,1528.5-8.9°132.5°12h 45.8m-32° 22'Centaurus-29.5°
Nov 27, 04:30:302,606--1.2°210.0°6h 29.0m-33° 49'Columba-28.0°
Nov 27, 04:40:309,093--8.2°288.8°1h 47.3m4° 53'Pisces-26.4°
Nov 27, 04:50:3016,8398.7-12.9°300.1°1h 9.8m7° 23'Pisces-24.9°
Nov 27, 05:00:3024,2549.5-15.9°305.9°0h 54.5m7° 49'Pisces-23.3°
Nov 27, 05:10:3031,46010.1-18.0°310.1°0h 46.0m7° 55'Pisces-21.8°
Nov 27, 05:20:3038,52710.6-19.8°313.7°0h 40.6m7° 56'Pisces-20.2°
Nov 27, 05:30:3045,49810.9-21.3°316.9°0h 36.9m7° 56'Pisces-18.7°
Nov 27, 05:40:3052,39611.2-22.7°320.0°0h 34.1m7° 54'Pisces-17.1°
Nov 27, 05:50:3059,23711.5-23.9°323.0°0h 32.0m7° 53'Pisces-15.6°
Nov 27, 06:00:3066,03111.7-25.0°326.0°0h 30.4m7° 52'Pisces-14.1°
Nov 27, 06:10:3072,78512.0-25.9°328.9°0h 29.0m7° 51'Pisces-12.6°
Nov 27, 06:20:3079,50612.2-26.8°331.8°0h 27.9m7° 50'Pisces-11.2°
Nov 27, 06:30:3086,19812.3-27.6°334.7°0h 27.0m7° 49'Pisces-9.7°
 

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