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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, 02:30:3088,38913.9-52.5°298.4°13h 59.9m-28° 10'Hydra-28.5°
Nov 27, 02:40:3081,89113.7-53.9°302.2°13h 57.7m-28° 4'Hydra-29.9°
Nov 27, 02:50:3075,37013.5-55.4°306.4°13h 55.1m-27° 56'Hydra-31.4°
Nov 27, 03:00:3068,82413.3-56.7°310.9°13h 52.1m-27° 46'Hydra-32.8°
Nov 27, 03:10:3062,24913.0-58.0°316.0°13h 48.4m-27° 35'Hydra-34.3°
Nov 27, 03:20:3055,64012.8-59.2°321.8°13h 43.9m-27° 20'Hydra-35.7°
Nov 27, 03:30:3048,99112.5-60.2°328.5°13h 38.2m-27° 2'Hydra-37.1°
Nov 27, 03:40:3042,29212.1-61.0°336.3°13h 30.7m-26° 37'Hydra-38.5°
Nov 27, 03:50:3035,53311.6-61.4°345.8°13h 20.5m-26° 1'Hydra-39.9°
Nov 27, 04:00:3028,69411.1-61.0°357.5°13h 5.7m-25° 5'Hydra-41.2°
Nov 27, 04:10:3021,74710.4-59.0°12.8°12h 41.9m-23° 30'Hydra-42.6°
Nov 27, 04:20:3014,6499.3-52.7°33.3°11h 57.4m-20° 16'Corvus-43.9°
Nov 27, 04:30:307,595--32.1°64.2°10h 5.1m-12° 21'Hydra-45.1°
Nov 27, 04:40:305,566-29.5°124.8°4h 44.3m6° 11'Orion-46.4°
Nov 27, 04:50:3011,4297.845.8°174.6°2h 6.0m10° 1'Pisces-47.6°
Nov 27, 05:00:3018,3698.945.0°193.9°1h 20.8m9° 48'Pisces-48.7°
Nov 27, 05:10:3025,3599.643.2°204.1°1h 0.5m9° 27'Pisces-49.8°
Nov 27, 05:20:3032,30610.241.5°210.9°0h 49.0m9° 10'Pisces-50.9°
Nov 27, 05:30:3039,20410.639.9°216.2°0h 41.5m8° 57'Pisces-51.8°
Nov 27, 05:40:3046,06210.938.4°220.6°0h 36.3m8° 47'Pisces-52.7°
Nov 27, 05:50:3052,88611.336.9°224.5°0h 32.4m8° 39'Pisces-53.6°
Nov 27, 06:00:3059,68411.535.4°228.1°0h 29.4m8° 33'Pisces-54.3°
Nov 27, 06:10:3066,45911.833.9°231.3°0h 27.1m8° 27'Pisces-55.0°
Nov 27, 06:20:3073,21712.032.5°234.4°0h 25.2m8° 23'Pisces-55.6°
Nov 27, 06:30:3079,95912.231.0°237.3°0h 23.6m8° 19'Pisces-56.1°
 

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