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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, 02:30:3088,51613.9-54.3°296.9°13h 59.7m-28° 0'Hydra-29.3°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,02213.7-55.9°300.7°13h 57.5m-27° 52'Hydra-30.9°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,50513.5-57.4°305.0°13h 54.9m-27° 43'Hydra-32.4°
Nov 27, 03:00:3068,96213.3-58.9°309.7°13h 51.9m-27° 32'Hydra-34.0°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,38913.1-60.3°315.0°13h 48.3m-27° 19'Hydra-35.5°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,78212.8-61.5°321.1°13h 43.8m-27° 3'Hydra-37.0°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,13412.5-62.6°328.2°13h 38.2m-26° 42'Hydra-38.6°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,43612.1-63.4°336.7°13h 30.9m-26° 14'Hydra-40.1°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,67711.7-63.8°346.9°13h 20.9m-25° 34'Hydra-41.5°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,83611.1-63.2°359.5°13h 6.4m-24° 34'Hydra-43.0°
Nov 27, 04:10:3021,88310.4-60.8°15.3°12h 43.2m-22° 50'Hydra-44.4°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,7689.3-53.9°35.6°12h 0.1m-19° 21'Corvus-45.8°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,642--32.4°64.3°10h 12.4m-10° 53'Sextans-47.2°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,364-32.9°122.2°4h 49.0m8° 23'Orion-48.5°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,2237.749.7°176.6°2h 4.5m11° 9'Aries-49.8°
Nov 27, 05:00:3018,1868.848.0°197.2°1h 19.2m10° 28'Pisces-51.0°
Nov 27, 05:10:3025,1929.645.7°207.5°0h 59.1m9° 55'Pisces-52.2°
Nov 27, 05:20:3032,15210.143.6°214.4°0h 47.7m9° 32'Pisces-53.3°
Nov 27, 05:30:3039,06410.641.7°219.6°0h 40.4m9° 15'Pisces-54.4°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,93310.940.0°224.0°0h 35.3m9° 2'Pisces-55.3°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,76911.338.3°227.8°0h 31.5m8° 52'Pisces-56.2°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,57811.536.6°231.2°0h 28.6m8° 44'Pisces-57.1°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,36511.835.0°234.4°0h 26.3m8° 37'Pisces-57.8°
Nov 27, 06:20:3073,13312.033.4°237.4°0h 24.4m8° 32'Pisces-58.4°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,88712.231.8°240.2°0h 22.9m8° 27'Pisces-58.9°