Visual Comets in the Future (Northern Hemisphere)

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Updated on February 1, 2015
Southern Hemisphere

Please see the "Weekly Information about Bright Comets" and "Comet Catalog in order of Day of Perihelion" for more information.


Month Evening Midnight Morning
Comet Mag h Comet Mag h Comet Mag h
2015 Feb C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)573 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)517 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)64
15P/Finlay1035 17P/Holmes1337 88P/Howell910
C/2012 K1 (PanSTARRS)1112 32P/Comas Sola1358 C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1158
C/2014 R1 (Borisov)1236

C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1328

32P/Comas Sola1374

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11318
2015 Mar C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)640 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)611 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)618
15P/Finlay1235 C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1135 88P/Howell87

C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1180

C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1335


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11322

C/2014 R1 (Borisov)1336
2015 Apr C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)826 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)821 88P/Howell86
C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1239 C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1270 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)829
22P/Kopff1351 C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)137 C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1279

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1137 218P/LINEAR1334

22P/Kopff1360 C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1342

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323

2015 May C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1034 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1035 88P/Howell811
C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1371 C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1369 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)104
22P/Kopff1360 22P/Kopff1348 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1036

C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1328 C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1353

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323 C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1347

218P/LINEAR136 22P/Kopff136


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323
2015 Jun C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1250 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1243 C/2014 Q1 (PanSTARRS)61
22P/Kopff1256 22P/Kopff1225 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)812
C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1320 C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1347 88P/Howell925
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11318 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1236
C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1371 C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1352 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko129

C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1347

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11318

C/2012 K1 (PanSTARRS)1317

C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1325
2015 Jul 22P/Kopff1137 88P/Howell116 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)712
C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1337 141P/Machholz 21212 88P/Howell1048
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324 22P/Kopff123 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1118
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1356 C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1346 141P/Machholz 21249

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324 C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1336

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1343 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1132

51P/Harrington1313 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1330



C/2012 K1 (PanSTARRS)1319
2015 Aug 22P/Kopff1122 88P/Howell1126 141P/Machholz 21135
10P/Tempel 21330 C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1345 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1124
C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1344 51P/Harrington1329 88P/Howell1167
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1139 19P/Borrelly123

C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)138 C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)135


C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1351
2015 Sep 22P/Kopff1116 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1231 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1031
10P/Tempel 21123 88P/Howell1251 141P/Machholz 21124
C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1343 51P/Harrington1358 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1281
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323 C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1321 88P/Howell1268


2015 Oct 22P/Kopff1013 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1164 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1040
10P/Tempel 21118 51P/Harrington1359 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1183
C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1111 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1334 141P/Machholz 21227
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11318
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1321
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1350
2015 Nov C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1085 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1082 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)39
22P/Kopff1111 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1324 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1052
10P/Tempel 21115 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1334 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1153
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1333 230P/LINEAR1349 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1383
51P/Harrington1318 51P/Harrington1359 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1348
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11310

2015 Dec C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)990 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)955 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)357
249P/LINEAR1124 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1038 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1083
10P/Tempel 21116 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko128 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1262
22P/Kopff1110 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1329 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1334
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1336 230P/LINEAR1361 230P/LINEAR1313
230P/LINEAR1322 81P/Wild 21374 116P/Wild 41335
81P/Wild 21331
81P/Wild 2138
2016 Jan C/2013 US10 (Catalina)433 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)444 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)477
C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)968 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)957 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)981
10P/Tempel 21215 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)93 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1363
22P/Kopff127 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1331 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1331
81P/Wild 21375 81P/Wild 21374 116P/Wild 41337
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1334 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1317
2016 Feb C/2013 US10 (Catalina)561 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)544 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)532
P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)825 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)879 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)879
C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)930 81P/Wild 21239 116P/Wild 41336
252P/LINEAR1229 252P/LINEAR138 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1338
81P/Wild 21276 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1313 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1364
10P/Tempel 21212 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1337 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1138
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1323

2016 Mar C/2013 US10 (Catalina)760 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)725 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)72
P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)868 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)874 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)822
252P/LINEAR1120 81P/Wild 21218 252P/LINEAR1036
81P/Wild 21272 116P/Wild 41314 116P/Wild 41334
9P/Tempel 11339 9P/Tempel 11376 9P/Tempel 11337
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1314 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1322 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1346
10P/Tempel 2134
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11317
2016 Apr C/2013 US10 (Catalina)944 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)98 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)87
P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)967 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)953 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)91
81P/Wild 21254 252P/LINEAR1133 252P/LINEAR1161
9P/Tempel 11275 81P/Wild 2124 9P/Tempel 11223
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1323 9P/Tempel 11276 116P/Wild 41332

116P/Wild 41332 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1352

C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1339 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11325
2016 May C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1023 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1129 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)721
P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1159 9P/Tempel 11147 9P/Tempel 1124
81P/Wild 21136 116P/Wild 41332 43P/Wolf- Harrington132
9P/Tempel 11173 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312 116P/Wild 41322
116P/Wild 41324 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1355 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1345
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1353
2016 Jun C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)61 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)69 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)623
9P/Tempel 11157 9P/Tempel 11122 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)117
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)116 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1310 43P/Wolf- Harrington127
81P/Wild 21120 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330
P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1342 116P/Wild 41332 116P/Wild 4136
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1135 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1362 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1347
116P/Wild 41332

C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1368

2016 Jul C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)713 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)77 43P/Wolf- Harrington1113
9P/Tempel 11135 9P/Tempel 1111 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1226
81P/Wild 2118 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329 144P/Kushida127
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11322 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1351 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1371 53P/Van Biesbroeck1343 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1326
53P/Van Biesbroeck1314
53P/Van Biesbroeck1344
2016 Aug C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)911 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1214 144P/Kushida1113
9P/Tempel 11121 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329 43P/Wolf- Harrington1118
81P/Wild 2111
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1249
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329

2016 Sep C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)112 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1233 43P/Wolf- Harrington1124
9P/Tempel 11115 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312 144P/Kushida1119
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)133 C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)1354 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1269
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330
C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)1332
C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)138

2016 Oct 9P/Tempel 11212 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1355 43P/Wolf- Harrington1130
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1315
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1370
2016 Nov 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1312 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1369 43P/Wolf- Harrington1235
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1334
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11326
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1368
9P/Tempel 11312

2016 Dec 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova711 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1370 43P/Wolf- Harrington1336
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1371
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31331
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11316

C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1328

C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)134
2017 Jan 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova69
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31230
43P/Wolf- Harrington1333
2017 Feb 2P/Encke727 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova684 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova687
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova817 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1081 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1018
41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1043
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31121
2017 Mar 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak558 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak590 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak537
2P/Encke75 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1082 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1034
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1052 71P/Clark1316 73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31110


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1139
2017 Apr 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak543 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak559 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak578

71P/Clark1127 71P/Clark1139


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11320
2017 May 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak624 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak676 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak689
71P/Clark1013 71P/Clark1034 71P/Clark1035

213P/Van Ness1310 213P/Van Ness1322

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1132 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11333


2017 Jun 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak939 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak971 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak962
71P/Clark1021 71P/Clark1027 71P/Clark1013
213P/Van Ness125 213P/Van Ness1223 213P/Van Ness1222

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324 217P/LINEAR1214

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11342
2017 Jul 71P/Clark1021 71P/Clark1015 217P/LINEAR1123
213P/Van Ness1122 213P/Van Ness1126 213P/Van Ness1215
41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1241 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1252 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1226
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11342 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11342
2017 Aug 71P/Clark1017 71P/Clark102 217P/LINEAR1135
213P/Van Ness1131 213P/Van Ness1127 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341
2017 Sep 71P/Clark1120 213P/Van Ness1210 217P/LINEAR1149
213P/Van Ness1235 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341 24P/Schaumasse1336
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340

2017 Oct 213P/Van Ness1238 217P/LINEAR1210 24P/Schaumasse1037
71P/Clark1224 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11318 62P/Tsuchinshan 11249
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341
2017 Nov 213P/Van Ness1238 217P/LINEAR1327 24P/Schaumasse1037
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341 (3200) Phaethon1361 62P/Tsuchinshan 11153
(3200) Phaethon131
(3200) Phaethon1387
2017 Dec (3200) Phaethon1082 (3200) Phaethon1084 (3200) Phaethon1086
213P/Van Ness1338
62P/Tsuchinshan 11156
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11336

2018 Jan 185P/Petriew1124 62P/Tsuchinshan 1127 62P/Tsuchinshan 11257
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11321
2018 Feb 185P/Petriew1129 62P/Tsuchinshan 11320 62P/Tsuchinshan 11357
2018 Mar 185P/Petriew1131

2018 Apr

66P/du Toit1212

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11311
2018 May 21P/Giacobini- Zinner137 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1342 66P/du Toit111
P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1329

21P/Giacobini- Zinner1379

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328

2018 Jun 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1128 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1155 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1183
P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1126 48P/Johnson1114 48P/Johnson1137

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11315 66P/du Toit1214

37P/Forbes1311 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11348

2018 Jul 21P/Giacobini- Zinner831 21P/Giacobini- Zinner856 21P/Giacobini- Zinner874

48P/Johnson1126 48P/Johnson1138

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11338 66P/du Toit1318

64P/Swift- Gehrels1337 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11357

37P/Forbes1315 64P/Swift- Gehrels1364

2018 Aug 21P/Giacobini- Zinner727 21P/Giacobini- Zinner747 21P/Giacobini- Zinner761
48P/Johnson115 48P/Johnson1133 48P/Johnson1134
64P/Swift- Gehrels1114 64P/Swift- Gehrels1174 64P/Swift- Gehrels1172
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11317 38P/Stephan- Oterma122 38P/Stephan- Oterma1249

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11357 P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1312

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11357
2018 Sep 64P/Swift- Gehrels1031 21P/Giacobini- Zinner622 21P/Giacobini- Zinner662
48P/Johnson1115 64P/Swift- Gehrels1086 64P/Swift- Gehrels1055
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11333 38P/Stephan- Oterma1014 38P/Stephan- Oterma1063

48P/Johnson1128 48P/Johnson115

46P/Wirtanen1132 46P/Wirtanen1136

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11356 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329
2018 Oct 64P/Swift- Gehrels946 46P/Wirtanen829 21P/Giacobini- Zinner748
48P/Johnson1130 38P/Stephan- Oterma928 38P/Stephan- Oterma973
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11355 64P/Swift- Gehrels990 64P/Swift- Gehrels933

48P/Johnson1120 46P/Wirtanen1014

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11355
2018 Nov 46P/Wirtanen435 46P/Wirtanen428 38P/Stephan- Oterma983
64P/Swift- Gehrels990 38P/Stephan- Oterma944 21P/Giacobini- Zinner926
48P/Johnson1333 64P/Swift- Gehrels988 64P/Swift- Gehrels911
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354 21P/Giacobini- Zinner108


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323
2018 Dec 46P/Wirtanen353 46P/Wirtanen385 46P/Wirtanen332
38P/Stephan- Oterma97 38P/Stephan- Oterma965 38P/Stephan- Oterma990
64P/Swift- Gehrels1089 64P/Swift- Gehrels1054 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1116
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1117
78P/Gehrels 21344

2019 Jan 46P/Wirtanen430 46P/Wirtanen469 46P/Wirtanen441
38P/Stephan- Oterma1033 38P/Stephan- Oterma1084 38P/Stephan- Oterma1046
64P/Swift- Gehrels1185 64P/Swift- Gehrels1144
78P/Gehrels 21339 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1224
21P/Giacobini- Zinner1325

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11343

2019 Feb 46P/Wirtanen746 46P/Wirtanen779 46P/Wirtanen738
38P/Stephan- Oterma1179 38P/Stephan- Oterma1178 38P/Stephan- Oterma1127
78P/Gehrels 21327 64P/Swift- Gehrels1333
64P/Swift- Gehrels1382

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11321

2019 Mar 46P/Wirtanen1089 46P/Wirtanen1085 46P/Wirtanen1023
78P/Gehrels 21314 38P/Stephan- Oterma1364 38P/Stephan- Oterma1313
38P/Stephan- Oterma1379

2019 Apr 78P/Gehrels 2132 46P/Wirtanen1358 46P/Wirtanen139
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1132
2019 May

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11317
2019 Jun
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1131 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11338
2019 Jul
168P/Hergenrother125 168P/Hergenrother1247

260P/McNaught1316 260P/McNaught1353

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11327 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11367

78P/Gehrels 2132
2019 Aug 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1134 168P/Hergenrother1117 168P/Hergenrother1163
68P/Klemola1345 260P/McNaught1238 260P/McNaught1275

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11352 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11371

68P/Klemola1313 78P/Gehrels 21319
2019 Sep 260P/McNaught1110 260P/McNaught1161 260P/McNaught1190
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11320 168P/Hergenrother1126 168P/Hergenrother1170
68P/Klemola1343 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11371 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11371

68P/Klemola135 78P/Gehrels 21327
2019 Oct 260P/McNaught1129 260P/McNaught1183 260P/McNaught1185
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339 168P/Hergenrother1234 168P/Hergenrother1271
68P/Klemola1337 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11371 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328

2019 Nov 260P/McNaught1276 260P/McNaught1276 260P/McNaught1236
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11369 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11355

2019 Dec 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11368 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330 260P/McNaught1313
260P/McNaught1377 260P/McNaught1362
2020 Jan 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11365 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1134

The h means the highest altitude in that month at lat. 35 deg in the Northern Hemisphere.


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