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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, 11:30:30
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, 09:30:3078,22313.753.3°167.8°14h 9.6m-28° 34'Hydra42.6°
Nov 27, 09:40:3071,58513.553.9°172.6°14h 6.5m-28° 32'Hydra44.6°
Nov 27, 09:50:3064,94513.254.2°177.7°14h 2.7m-28° 29'Hydra46.5°
Nov 27, 10:00:3058,30413.054.2°183.2°13h 58.1m-28° 24'Hydra48.3°
Nov 27, 10:10:3051,66112.753.9°189.1°13h 52.3m-28° 17'Hydra50.1°
Nov 27, 10:20:3045,01812.353.2°195.5°13h 44.8m-28° 7'Hydra51.7°
Nov 27, 10:30:3038,37911.951.8°202.5°13h 34.7m-27° 51'Hydra53.3°
Nov 27, 10:40:3031,75811.449.5°210.1°13h 20.6m-27° 23'Hydra54.8°
Nov 27, 10:50:3025,18810.845.7°219.0°12h 59.2m-26° 31'Hydra56.2°
Nov 27, 11:00:3018,77210.039.0°229.8°12h 23.7m-24° 39'Corvus57.5°
Nov 27, 11:10:3012,8778.824.9°244.2°11h 16.2m-19° 40'Crater58.6°
Nov 27, 11:20:309,0237.6-7.8°266.2°8h 58.0m-4° 40'Hydra59.6°
Nov 27, 11:30:3010,520--51.2°305.0°5h 45.3m14° 58'Taurus60.4°
Nov 27, 11:40:3015,691--64.3°5.0°3h 37.8m18° 21'Taurus61.0°
Nov 27, 11:50:3021,7129.1-58.5°39.5°2h 35.8m16° 57'Aries61.4°
Nov 27, 12:00:3027,9829.7-51.6°53.5°2h 2.2m15° 28'Aries61.6°
Nov 27, 12:10:3034,32910.2-45.8°60.7°1h 41.5m14° 20'Pisces61.6°
Nov 27, 12:20:3040,69510.6-40.8°65.0°1h 27.4m13° 29'Pisces61.4°
Nov 27, 12:30:3047,05710.9-36.4°68.1°1h 17.3m12° 49'Pisces61.0°
Nov 27, 12:40:3053,40811.2-32.5°70.3°1h 9.6m12° 18'Pisces60.3°
Nov 27, 12:50:3059,74311.5-28.8°72.0°1h 3.5m11° 53'Pisces59.5°
Nov 27, 13:00:3066,06311.7-25.4°73.4°0h 58.6m11° 32'Pisces58.6°
Nov 27, 13:10:3072,36811.9-22.1°74.6°0h 54.5m11° 15'Pisces57.4°
Nov 27, 13:20:3078,65912.1-18.9°75.6°0h 51.1m11° 0'Pisces56.1°
Nov 27, 13:30:3084,93712.2-15.8°76.5°0h 48.2m10° 48'Pisces54.7°
 

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