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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, 02:30:3087,02714.0-36.2°91.5°14h 17.9m-28° 33'Hydra-47.2°
Nov 27, 02:40:3080,25913.8-34.6°93.6°14h 16.9m-28° 35'Hydra-45.8°
Nov 27, 02:50:3073,46613.6-32.8°95.8°14h 15.6m-28° 36'Hydra-44.5°
Nov 27, 03:00:3066,64413.4-31.1°98.0°14h 14.1m-28° 38'Hydra-43.1°
Nov 27, 03:10:3059,78713.1-29.3°100.2°14h 12.3m-28° 41'Hydra-41.7°
Nov 27, 03:20:3052,88912.9-27.5°102.5°14h 9.9m-28° 44'Hydra-40.2°
Nov 27, 03:30:3045,93812.5-25.6°104.9°14h 6.8m-28° 49'Hydra-38.8°
Nov 27, 03:40:3038,92012.1-23.6°107.5°14h 2.5m-28° 55'Hydra-37.3°
Nov 27, 03:50:3031,81111.6-21.4°110.5°13h 56.4m-29° 4'Hydra-35.8°
Nov 27, 04:00:3024,57011.0-18.8°114.1°13h 46.8m-29° 21'Hydra-34.3°
Nov 27, 04:10:3017,12510.1-15.5°119.3°13h 29.6m-29° 57'Hydra-32.8°
Nov 27, 04:20:309,3508.6-10.5°129.9°12h 46.9m-31° 58'Centaurus-31.2°
Nov 27, 04:30:302,591--1.1°203.2°6h 50.3m-35° 23'Puppis-29.7°
Nov 27, 04:40:308,884--6.5°286.5°1h 47.3m4° 40'Pisces-28.2°
Nov 27, 04:50:3016,6338.7-11.2°297.9°1h 9.2m7° 18'Pisces-26.6°
Nov 27, 05:00:3024,0549.5-14.1°303.6°0h 53.9m7° 46'Pisces-25.1°
Nov 27, 05:10:3031,26510.1-16.3°307.8°0h 45.4m7° 52'Pisces-23.6°
Nov 27, 05:20:3038,33910.5-18.1°311.3°0h 40.1m7° 54'Pisces-22.0°
Nov 27, 05:30:3045,31510.9-19.7°314.5°0h 36.4m7° 54'Pisces-20.5°
Nov 27, 05:40:3052,21911.2-21.1°317.6°0h 33.6m7° 53'Pisces-19.0°
Nov 27, 05:50:3059,06611.5-22.3°320.5°0h 31.5m7° 52'Pisces-17.5°
Nov 27, 06:00:3065,86711.7-23.4°323.4°0h 29.9m7° 51'Pisces-16.0°
Nov 27, 06:10:3072,62812.0-24.4°326.3°0h 28.6m7° 50'Pisces-14.5°
Nov 27, 06:20:3079,35612.1-25.3°329.1°0h 27.5m7° 49'Pisces-13.1°
Nov 27, 06:30:3086,05412.3-26.2°332.0°0h 26.6m7° 48'Pisces-11.6°