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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, 02:30:3088,39213.9-52.5°295.5°13h 59.5m-28° 6'Hydra-27.8°
Nov 27, 02:40:3081,90113.7-54.1°299.2°13h 57.2m-27° 59'Hydra-29.3°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,38713.5-55.6°303.2°13h 54.6m-27° 50'Hydra-30.8°
Nov 27, 03:00:3068,84913.3-57.1°307.7°13h 51.6m-27° 40'Hydra-32.3°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,28113.0-58.5°312.8°13h 47.8m-27° 28'Hydra-33.8°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,68012.8-59.8°318.6°13h 43.3m-27° 12'Hydra-35.3°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,03912.5-61.0°325.4°13h 37.5m-26° 52'Hydra-36.8°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,34912.1-61.9°333.4°13h 30.0m-26° 25'Hydra-38.3°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,59911.6-62.5°343.2°13h 19.8m-25° 47'Hydra-39.7°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,77211.1-62.2°355.5°13h 4.9m-24° 48'Hydra-41.1°
Nov 27, 04:10:3021,83910.4-60.2°11.4°12h 41.2m-23° 7'Corvus-42.6°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,7599.3-53.8°32.5°11h 56.9m-19° 41'Corvus-43.9°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,718--32.8°62.9°10h 6.7m-11° 23'Sextans-45.3°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,545-29.9°120.7°4h 50.6m7° 15'Orion-46.6°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,3217.747.8°171.9°2h 7.8m10° 38'Aries-47.9°
Nov 27, 05:00:3018,2438.847.1°192.4°1h 21.5m10° 11'Pisces-49.1°
Nov 27, 05:10:3025,2269.645.2°203.0°1h 0.9m9° 43'Pisces-50.3°
Nov 27, 05:20:3032,16910.143.4°210.1°0h 49.1m9° 23'Pisces-51.4°
Nov 27, 05:30:3039,06610.641.7°215.5°0h 41.6m9° 8'Pisces-52.5°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,92310.940.1°220.1°0h 36.3m8° 56'Pisces-53.5°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,74711.238.6°224.1°0h 32.4m8° 47'Pisces-54.4°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,54511.537.0°227.7°0h 29.4m8° 40'Pisces-55.3°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,32211.835.5°231.0°0h 27.0m8° 33'Pisces-56.0°
Nov 27, 06:20:3073,08012.034.0°234.0°0h 25.1m8° 28'Pisces-56.7°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,82412.232.5°237.0°0h 23.5m8° 24'Pisces-57.3°