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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, 02:30:3088,76313.9-58.0°307.4°14h 1.1m-27° 56'Hydra-34.2°
Nov 27, 02:40:3082,24613.7-59.4°311.8°13h 59.1m-27° 49'Hydra-35.8°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,70413.5-60.6°316.7°13h 56.7m-27° 40'Hydra-37.3°
Nov 27, 03:00:3069,13513.3-61.8°322.1°13h 53.9m-27° 30'Hydra-38.8°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,53513.1-62.7°328.2°13h 50.5m-27° 17'Hydra-40.2°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,89812.8-63.5°334.9°13h 46.4m-27° 2'Hydra-41.7°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,21712.5-64.1°342.6°13h 41.1m-26° 42'Hydra-43.1°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,48312.1-64.2°351.3°13h 34.2m-26° 15'Hydra-44.5°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,67911.7-63.8°1.4°13h 24.9m-25° 38'Hydra-45.9°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,78511.1-62.4°13.0°13h 11.2m-24° 41'Hydra-47.2°
Nov 27, 04:10:3021,75910.4-59.1°26.8°12h 49.3m-23° 3'Hydra-48.5°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,5299.3-51.5°44.0°12h 8.2m-19° 49'Corvus-49.8°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,186--29.7°70.0°10h 21.8m-11° 50'Hydra-51.0°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,042-39.1°136.4°4h 28.8m8° 33'Taurus-52.1°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,2877.748.5°192.9°1h 53.0m10° 55'Aries-53.2°
Nov 27, 05:00:3018,3738.945.0°210.3°1h 12.5m10° 16'Pisces-54.2°
Nov 27, 05:10:3025,4439.642.0°219.0°0h 54.6m9° 45'Pisces-55.2°
Nov 27, 05:20:3032,44710.239.6°224.8°0h 44.4m9° 23'Pisces-56.0°
Nov 27, 05:30:3039,39210.637.5°229.3°0h 37.8m9° 8'Pisces-56.8°
Nov 27, 05:40:3046,28911.035.6°233.1°0h 33.2m8° 56'Pisces-57.5°
Nov 27, 05:50:3053,15011.333.8°236.5°0h 29.8m8° 46'Pisces-58.1°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,98011.532.0°239.5°0h 27.1m8° 39'Pisces-58.5°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,78611.830.3°242.4°0h 25.1m8° 32'Pisces-58.9°
Nov 27, 06:20:3073,57212.028.6°245.1°0h 23.4m8° 27'Pisces-59.1°
Nov 27, 06:30:3080,34212.226.9°247.7°0h 22.0m8° 23'Pisces-59.2°