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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, 02:30:3088,43813.9-53.2°295.3°13h 59.4m-28° 2'Hydra-28.2°
Nov 27, 02:40:3081,94813.7-54.8°299.0°13h 57.2m-27° 55'Hydra-29.7°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,43513.5-56.3°303.1°13h 54.6m-27° 46'Hydra-31.3°
Nov 27, 03:00:3068,89613.3-57.8°307.7°13h 51.6m-27° 36'Hydra-32.8°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,32913.0-59.3°312.8°13h 47.9m-27° 23'Hydra-34.3°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,72712.8-60.6°318.7°13h 43.4m-27° 7'Hydra-35.9°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,08612.5-61.8°325.6°13h 37.6m-26° 46'Hydra-37.4°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,39512.1-62.7°333.8°13h 30.2m-26° 18'Hydra-38.9°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,64511.6-63.2°343.8°13h 20.0m-25° 39'Hydra-40.3°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,81511.1-62.9°356.4°13h 5.3m-24° 38'Hydra-41.8°
Nov 27, 04:10:3021,87810.4-60.7°12.5°12h 41.7m-22° 54'Hydra-43.2°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,7919.3-54.1°33.4°11h 58.0m-19° 25'Corvus-44.6°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,722--32.9°63.1°10h 9.2m-10° 57'Sextans-46.0°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,474-31.0°120.2°4h 51.7m7° 56'Orion-47.3°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,2587.749.1°172.9°2h 7.1m10° 59'Aries-48.6°
Nov 27, 05:00:3018,1908.848.0°193.8°1h 20.9m10° 23'Pisces-49.9°
Nov 27, 05:10:3025,1799.645.9°204.4°1h 0.3m9° 52'Pisces-51.1°
Nov 27, 05:20:3032,12810.144.0°211.5°0h 48.7m9° 30'Pisces-52.2°
Nov 27, 05:30:3039,03010.642.2°216.9°0h 41.2m9° 13'Pisces-53.3°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,89110.940.5°221.4°0h 35.9m9° 1'Pisces-54.4°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,72011.238.9°225.4°0h 32.0m8° 51'Pisces-55.3°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,52211.537.3°228.9°0h 29.1m8° 43'Pisces-56.2°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,30211.835.7°232.2°0h 26.7m8° 37'Pisces-56.9°
Nov 27, 06:20:3073,06512.034.2°235.2°0h 24.8m8° 31'Pisces-57.6°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,81312.232.6°238.1°0h 23.2m8° 26'Pisces-58.2°