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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, 05:30:30
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, 03:30:3086,31814.0-29.0°101.0°14h 18.8m-28° 47'Hydra-40.6°
Nov 27, 03:40:3079,53813.8-27.3°103.0°14h 17.7m-28° 50'Hydra-39.1°
Nov 27, 03:50:3072,73513.6-25.6°105.1°14h 16.4m-28° 53'Hydra-37.6°
Nov 27, 04:00:3065,90413.4-24.0°107.1°14h 14.8m-28° 57'Hydra-36.1°
Nov 27, 04:10:3059,04113.1-22.3°109.3°14h 12.9m-29° 2'Hydra-34.5°
Nov 27, 04:20:3052,13712.8-20.5°111.6°14h 10.3m-29° 8'Hydra-33.0°
Nov 27, 04:30:3045,18412.5-18.7°114.0°14h 7.0m-29° 17'Hydra-31.5°
Nov 27, 04:40:3038,16612.1-16.8°116.7°14h 2.4m-29° 28'Hydra-29.9°
Nov 27, 04:50:3031,06111.6-14.7°119.8°13h 55.8m-29° 46'Hydra-28.3°
Nov 27, 05:00:3023,83110.9-12.4°123.7°13h 45.3m-30° 15'Centaurus-26.8°
Nov 27, 05:10:3016,41210.0-9.5°129.6°13h 25.6m-31° 14'Centaurus-25.2°
Nov 27, 05:20:308,7268.3-5.4°142.4°12h 33.6m-34° 15'Centaurus-23.7°
Nov 27, 05:30:303,026--4.6°227.3°5h 47.4m-28° 52'Columba-22.1°
Nov 27, 05:40:309,682--12.9°295.0°1h 54.0m4° 31'Pisces-20.6°
Nov 27, 05:50:3017,3558.8-17.2°307.1°1h 15.1m7° 7'Pisces-19.1°
Nov 27, 06:00:3024,7239.6-19.9°313.4°0h 58.7m7° 38'Pisces-17.6°
Nov 27, 06:10:3031,89010.1-21.9°318.0°0h 49.6m7° 47'Pisces-16.0°
Nov 27, 06:20:3038,92310.6-23.4°322.0°0h 43.7m7° 50'Pisces-14.5°
Nov 27, 06:30:3045,86310.9-24.7°325.5°0h 39.6m7° 51'Pisces-13.0°
Nov 27, 06:40:3052,73011.2-25.8°328.9°0h 36.6m7° 51'Pisces-11.6°
Nov 27, 06:50:3059,54111.5-26.8°332.1°0h 34.3m7° 50'Pisces-10.1°
Nov 27, 07:00:3066,30511.7-27.6°335.3°0h 32.4m7° 50'Pisces-8.7°
Nov 27, 07:10:3073,03012.0-28.3°338.4°0h 30.9m7° 49'Pisces-7.3°
Nov 27, 07:20:3079,72212.2-28.9°341.5°0h 29.7m7° 48'Pisces-5.9°
Nov 27, 07:30:3086,38412.3-29.4°344.6°0h 28.6m7° 48'Pisces-4.5°
 

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