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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, 05:30:30
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, 03:30:3087,15214.0-37.6°88.3°14h 17.2m-28° 37'Hydra-47.2°
Nov 27, 03:40:3080,39313.8-36.0°90.6°14h 16.1m-28° 38'Hydra-46.0°
Nov 27, 03:50:3073,61013.6-34.3°92.9°14h 14.8m-28° 40'Hydra-44.7°
Nov 27, 04:00:3066,79813.4-32.7°95.2°14h 13.3m-28° 42'Hydra-43.5°
Nov 27, 04:10:3059,95113.1-30.9°97.5°14h 11.3m-28° 45'Hydra-42.1°
Nov 27, 04:20:3053,06212.9-29.2°99.9°14h 8.9m-28° 48'Hydra-40.8°
Nov 27, 04:30:3046,12212.5-27.3°102.5°14h 5.6m-28° 53'Hydra-39.4°
Nov 27, 04:40:3039,11512.1-25.4°105.2°14h 1.2m-28° 59'Hydra-38.1°
Nov 27, 04:50:3032,01711.6-23.2°108.3°13h 54.9m-29° 9'Hydra-36.7°
Nov 27, 05:00:3024,78911.0-20.7°112.1°13h 45.1m-29° 26'Hydra-35.2°
Nov 27, 05:10:3017,36010.1-17.5°117.6°13h 27.4m-30° 1'Hydra-33.8°
Nov 27, 05:20:309,6098.6-12.5°128.4°12h 44.2m-31° 57'Centaurus-32.4°
Nov 27, 05:30:302,752--2.4°196.6°7h 13.4m-36° 29'Puppis-30.9°
Nov 27, 05:40:308,675--4.8°283.6°1h 50.8m3° 53'Pisces-29.5°
Nov 27, 05:50:3016,3958.6-9.2°295.8°1h 10.5m6° 55'Pisces-28.0°
Nov 27, 06:00:3023,8079.5-12.0°301.7°0h 54.5m7° 31'Pisces-26.5°
Nov 27, 06:10:3031,01310.1-14.1°306.0°0h 45.8m7° 41'Pisces-25.1°
Nov 27, 06:20:3038,08410.5-15.9°309.5°0h 40.2m7° 45'Pisces-23.6°
Nov 27, 06:30:3045,06010.9-17.4°312.8°0h 36.4m7° 46'Pisces-22.2°
Nov 27, 06:40:3051,96311.2-18.7°315.8°0h 33.6m7° 46'Pisces-20.7°
Nov 27, 06:50:3058,81111.5-19.9°318.7°0h 31.5m7° 46'Pisces-19.3°
Nov 27, 07:00:3065,61211.7-21.0°321.6°0h 29.8m7° 45'Pisces-17.8°
Nov 27, 07:10:3072,37511.9-22.0°324.4°0h 28.5m7° 45'Pisces-16.4°
Nov 27, 07:20:3079,10512.1-23.0°327.2°0h 27.3m7° 44'Pisces-15.0°
Nov 27, 07:30:3085,80612.3-23.8°330.0°0h 26.4m7° 44'Pisces-13.6°