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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, 02:30:3088,36613.9-52.2°295.9°13h 59.5m-28° 8'Hydra-27.7°
Nov 27, 02:40:3081,87413.7-53.7°299.6°13h 57.3m-28° 1'Hydra-29.2°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,35913.5-55.2°303.7°13h 54.7m-27° 53'Hydra-30.6°
Nov 27, 03:00:3068,81913.3-56.7°308.2°13h 51.6m-27° 43'Hydra-32.1°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,25113.0-58.0°313.2°13h 47.9m-27° 31'Hydra-33.6°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,64912.8-59.3°318.9°13h 43.3m-27° 16'Hydra-35.1°
Nov 27, 03:30:3049,00712.5-60.5°325.6°13h 37.6m-26° 56'Hydra-36.5°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,31712.1-61.4°333.5°13h 30.0m-26° 30'Hydra-38.0°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,56711.6-61.9°343.1°13h 19.8m-25° 53'Hydra-39.4°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,73911.1-61.7°355.2°13h 4.8m-24° 55'Hydra-40.8°
Nov 27, 04:10:3021,80610.4-59.8°10.9°12h 40.9m-23° 16'Corvus-42.2°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,7299.3-53.5°32.0°11h 56.4m-19° 54'Corvus-43.6°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,702--32.7°63.0°10h 5.2m-11° 43'Hydra-44.9°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,586-29.2°121.5°4h 49.3m6° 46'Orion-46.2°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,3697.746.9°171.7°2h 8.0m10° 22'Cetus-47.4°
Nov 27, 05:00:3018,2888.946.3°191.9°1h 21.8m10° 1'Pisces-48.6°
Nov 27, 05:10:3025,2679.644.6°202.4°1h 1.1m9° 37'Pisces-49.8°
Nov 27, 05:20:3032,20810.142.9°209.4°0h 49.4m9° 18'Pisces-50.9°
Nov 27, 05:30:3039,10210.641.2°214.9°0h 41.8m9° 4'Pisces-51.9°
Nov 27, 05:40:3045,95710.939.7°219.4°0h 36.5m8° 53'Pisces-52.9°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,77911.338.2°223.4°0h 32.5m8° 44'Pisces-53.8°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,57511.536.7°227.0°0h 29.5m8° 37'Pisces-54.7°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,34911.835.2°230.3°0h 27.1m8° 31'Pisces-55.4°
Nov 27, 06:20:3073,10512.033.7°233.4°0h 25.2m8° 26'Pisces-56.1°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,84712.232.2°236.4°0h 23.6m8° 22'Pisces-56.7°
 

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