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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, 02:30:3087,01114.0-36.1°91.5°14h 17.8m-28° 35'Hydra-46.8°
Nov 27, 02:40:3080,24413.8-34.4°93.6°14h 16.8m-28° 37'Hydra-45.4°
Nov 27, 02:50:3073,45313.6-32.7°95.8°14h 15.5m-28° 38'Hydra-44.1°
Nov 27, 03:00:3066,63213.4-31.0°98.0°14h 14.0m-28° 40'Hydra-42.7°
Nov 27, 03:10:3059,77713.1-29.2°100.2°14h 12.1m-28° 43'Hydra-41.3°
Nov 27, 03:20:3052,88012.9-27.4°102.5°14h 9.7m-28° 47'Hydra-39.9°
Nov 27, 03:30:3045,93112.5-25.5°105.0°14h 6.6m-28° 51'Hydra-38.4°
Nov 27, 03:40:3038,91612.1-23.5°107.6°14h 2.3m-28° 58'Hydra-37.0°
Nov 27, 03:50:3031,80911.6-21.3°110.6°13h 56.1m-29° 8'Hydra-35.5°
Nov 27, 04:00:3024,57111.0-18.8°114.3°13h 46.4m-29° 26'Hydra-34.0°
Nov 27, 04:10:3017,13010.1-15.6°119.6°13h 28.9m-30° 3'Hydra-32.5°
Nov 27, 04:20:309,3658.6-10.6°130.4°12h 45.5m-32° 7'Centaurus-31.0°
Nov 27, 04:30:302,646--1.6°203.4°6h 50.4m-35° 21'Puppis-29.5°
Nov 27, 04:40:308,890--6.6°286.4°1h 48.4m4° 28'Pisces-28.0°
Nov 27, 04:50:3016,6298.7-11.1°298.1°1h 9.9m7° 11'Pisces-26.4°
Nov 27, 05:00:3024,0459.5-14.0°303.9°0h 54.3m7° 41'Pisces-24.9°
Nov 27, 05:10:3031,25210.1-16.2°308.1°0h 45.8m7° 49'Pisces-23.4°
Nov 27, 05:20:3038,32210.5-18.0°311.6°0h 40.3m7° 51'Pisces-21.9°
Nov 27, 05:30:3045,29610.9-19.5°314.9°0h 36.6m7° 51'Pisces-20.4°
Nov 27, 05:40:3052,19811.2-20.9°317.9°0h 33.8m7° 51'Pisces-18.9°
Nov 27, 05:50:3059,04311.5-22.1°320.9°0h 31.7m7° 50'Pisces-17.4°
Nov 27, 06:00:3065,84111.7-23.2°323.8°0h 30.0m7° 49'Pisces-15.9°
Nov 27, 06:10:3072,60112.0-24.2°326.6°0h 28.7m7° 48'Pisces-14.5°
Nov 27, 06:20:3079,32712.1-25.1°329.5°0h 27.6m7° 48'Pisces-13.0°
Nov 27, 06:30:3086,02312.3-25.9°332.4°0h 26.7m7° 47'Pisces-11.6°
 

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