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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, 02:30:3088,54513.9-54.7°297.8°13h 59.8m-27° 59'Hydra-29.8°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,04813.7-56.3°301.7°13h 57.6m-27° 51'Hydra-31.4°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,52913.5-57.8°306.0°13h 55.1m-27° 42'Hydra-32.9°
Nov 27, 03:00:3068,98413.3-59.2°310.8°13h 52.1m-27° 32'Hydra-34.5°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,40813.1-60.6°316.2°13h 48.5m-27° 19'Hydra-36.0°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,79912.8-61.8°322.3°13h 44.1m-27° 3'Hydra-37.5°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,14812.5-62.8°329.5°13h 38.5m-26° 42'Hydra-39.0°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,44712.1-63.6°338.0°13h 31.2m-26° 14'Hydra-40.5°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,68311.7-63.9°348.3°13h 21.3m-25° 34'Hydra-42.0°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,83611.1-63.2°0.8°13h 6.8m-24° 33'Hydra-43.4°
Nov 27, 04:10:3021,87710.4-60.7°16.5°12h 43.8m-22° 50'Hydra-44.9°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,7509.3-53.7°36.5°12h 0.9m-19° 22'Corvus-46.2°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,601--32.1°64.8°10h 13.5m-10° 56'Sextans-47.6°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,325-33.6°123.4°4h 47.4m8° 27'Orion-48.9°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,2217.749.8°178.2°2h 3.4m11° 9'Aries-50.2°
Nov 27, 05:00:3018,1968.847.9°198.6°1h 18.5m10° 28'Pisces-51.4°
Nov 27, 05:10:3025,2099.645.5°208.7°0h 58.6m9° 55'Pisces-52.6°
Nov 27, 05:20:3032,17410.143.3°215.5°0h 47.4m9° 32'Pisces-53.7°
Nov 27, 05:30:3039,08910.641.4°220.6°0h 40.1m9° 15'Pisces-54.7°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,96210.939.6°224.9°0h 35.0m9° 2'Pisces-55.7°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,80011.337.9°228.7°0h 31.3m8° 52'Pisces-56.5°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,61211.536.2°232.1°0h 28.4m8° 44'Pisces-57.3°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,40111.834.6°235.3°0h 26.2m8° 37'Pisces-58.0°
Nov 27, 06:20:3073,17112.033.0°238.2°0h 24.3m8° 32'Pisces-58.6°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,92712.231.4°241.0°0h 22.8m8° 27'Pisces-59.0°