Visual Comets in the Future (Northern Hemisphere)

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Updated on March 22, 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 Mar C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)542 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)511 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)518
C/2015 D1 (SOHO)835 C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1136 88P/Howell88
C/2015 C2 (SWAN)95 C/2015 D1 (SOHO)123 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)725 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)722 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)729
C/2015 C2 (SWAN)101 C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1270 88P/Howell86
C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1240 C/2015 D1 (SOHO)135 C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1279
C/2015 D1 (SOHO)1336 C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)138 C/2015 C2 (SWAN)1211
22P/Kopff1360 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1137 218P/LINEAR1334

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

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323

2015 May C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)835 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)835 88P/Howell811
C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1371 C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1369 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)836
22P/Kopff1360 22P/Kopff1347 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)104

C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1329 C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1352

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

218P/LINEAR136 218P/LINEAR1339

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323


C/2015 C2 (SWAN)1315
2015 Jun C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1050 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1043 C/2014 Q1 (PanSTARRS)61
22P/Kopff1255 22P/Kopff1224 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)1036
C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1371 C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1351 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko129

C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1347

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11318


C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring)1325
2015 Jul C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1159 88P/Howell115 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)712
22P/Kopff1136 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1143 88P/Howell1046
C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1337 22P/Kopff122 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1130
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324 141P/Machholz 21212 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1118

C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1346 141P/Machholz 21249

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324 C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1335

51P/Harrington1312 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1131


2015 Aug 22P/Kopff1123 88P/Howell1127 141P/Machholz 21136
10P/Tempel 21330 C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1345 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1125
C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1344 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1334 88P/Howell1167
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1359 51P/Harrington1330 19P/Borrelly124
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11310 C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)137

C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)138 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1310


C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1352
2015 Sep 22P/Kopff1115 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1232 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1031
10P/Tempel 21123 88P/Howell1252 141P/Machholz 21124
C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1342 51P/Harrington1358 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1281
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11322 C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1321 88P/Howell1268


2015 Oct 22P/Kopff1012 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1180 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1041
C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1112 51P/Harrington1359 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1183
10P/Tempel 21117 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1334 141P/Machholz 21327
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11317
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1321
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1350
2015 Nov C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1085 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1083 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)310
22P/Kopff1111 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1325 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1050
249P/LINEAR111 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1334 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1154
10P/Tempel 21115 230P/LINEAR1350 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1383
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1333 51P/Harrington1359 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1347
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11310
2015 Dec C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)990 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)953 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)353
249P/LINEAR1125 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1037 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1083
10P/Tempel 21116 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko126 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1262
22P/Kopff1110 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1329 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1334
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1336 230P/LINEAR1361 230P/LINEAR1312
230P/LINEAR1323 81P/Wild 21374 116P/Wild 41335
81P/Wild 21329
81P/Wild 21310
2016 Jan C/2013 US10 (Catalina)435 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)444 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)476
C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)971 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)958 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)981
10P/Tempel 21216 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)96 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1363
22P/Kopff127 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1332 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1332
81P/Wild 21375 81P/Wild 21374 116P/Wild 41337
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1334 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1318 81P/Wild 2131
2016 Feb C/2013 US10 (Catalina)561 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)543 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)530
P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)823 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)879 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)879
C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)929 81P/Wild 21238 116P/Wild 41336
81P/Wild 21276 252P/LINEAR1310 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1338
252P/LINEAR1230 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1312 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1138
10P/Tempel 21312 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1338 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1364
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1323

2016 Mar C/2013 US10 (Catalina)761 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)726 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)73
P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)867 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)875 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)823
252P/LINEAR1122 252P/LINEAR113 252P/LINEAR1039
81P/Wild 21273 81P/Wild 21219 116P/Wild 41335
9P/Tempel 11340 116P/Wild 41314 9P/Tempel 11336
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1314 9P/Tempel 11376 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1346
10P/Tempel 2135 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1323 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11317
2016 Apr C/2013 US10 (Catalina)943 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)98 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)77
P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)966 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)952 252P/LINEAR1161
81P/Wild 21253 252P/LINEAR1134 9P/Tempel 11223
9P/Tempel 11275 81P/Wild 2124 116P/Wild 41332
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1324 9P/Tempel 11276 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1352

116P/Wild 41332 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11325

C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1339
2016 May C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1022 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1129 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)721
P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1158 9P/Tempel 11146 9P/Tempel 1123
81P/Wild 21135 116P/Wild 41332 43P/Wolf- Harrington132
9P/Tempel 11173 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313 116P/Wild 41322
116P/Wild 41325 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1356 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1346
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1353
2016 Jun C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)62 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)68 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)623
9P/Tempel 11156 9P/Tempel 11121 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)117
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)115 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330 43P/Wolf- Harrington127
81P/Wild 21119 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)139 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1136 116P/Wild 41332 116P/Wild 4136
P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1342 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1361 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1347
116P/Wild 41332

C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1369

2016 Jul C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)713 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)77 43P/Wolf- Harrington1113
9P/Tempel 11134 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1225
81P/Wild 2117 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1351 144P/Kushida126
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11321 53P/Van Biesbroeck1343 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1371
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1325
53P/Van Biesbroeck1313
53P/Van Biesbroeck1344
2016 Aug C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)911 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1215 144P/Kushida1113
9P/Tempel 11121 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329 43P/Wolf- Harrington1118
81P/Wild 2111
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1250
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329

2016 Sep C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)111 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1234 43P/Wolf- Harrington1124
9P/Tempel 11214 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11311 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)1334
C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)138

2016 Oct 9P/Tempel 11212 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1356 144P/Kushida1127
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1315
43P/Wolf- Harrington1131
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1370
2016 Nov 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1312 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1369 43P/Wolf- Harrington1235
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1335
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
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11316
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31331

C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1327

C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)134
2017 Jan 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova69
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31230
43P/Wolf- Harrington1333
2017 Feb 2P/Encke726 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova684 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova687
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova819 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1082 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1017
41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1044
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31121
2017 Mar 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak658 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak689 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak634
2P/Encke63 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1081 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1032
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1053 71P/Clark1316 73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 3119


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1139
2017 Apr 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak546 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak560 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak576

71P/Clark1126 71P/Clark1140


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11320
2017 May 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak625 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak675 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- Kresak940 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak970 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak961
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/Clark1014 217P/LINEAR1123
213P/Van Ness1122 213P/Van Ness1126 213P/Van Ness1114
41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1241 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1251 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1224
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11342 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11342
2017 Aug 71P/Clark1017 71P/Clark101 217P/LINEAR1135
213P/Van Ness1131 213P/Van Ness1127 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11327
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11327 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341
2017 Sep 71P/Clark1120 213P/Van Ness1211 217P/LINEAR1148
213P/Van Ness1234 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341 24P/Schaumasse1336
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340

2017 Oct 213P/Van Ness1238 217P/LINEAR1210 24P/Schaumasse1037
71P/Clark1224 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11319 62P/Tsuchinshan 11149
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341
2017 Nov 213P/Van Ness1238 217P/LINEAR1326 24P/Schaumasse1037
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341 (3200) Phaethon1362 62P/Tsuchinshan 11153
(3200) Phaethon132
(3200) Phaethon1387
2017 Dec (3200) Phaethon1086 (3200) Phaethon1085 (3200) Phaethon1049
213P/Van Ness1338
62P/Tsuchinshan 11156
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11335

2018 Jan 185P/Petriew1123 62P/Tsuchinshan 1126 62P/Tsuchinshan 11257
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11320
2018 Feb 185P/Petriew1129 62P/Tsuchinshan 11320 62P/Tsuchinshan 11357
2018 Mar 185P/Petriew1231

2018 Apr

66P/du Toit1211

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312
2018 May 21P/Giacobini- Zinner136 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1340 66P/du Toit111


21P/Giacobini- Zinner1378

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11327

2018 Jun 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1127 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1155 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1183
P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1128 48P/Johnson1213 66P/du Toit1113

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313 48P/Johnson1237

37P/Forbes139 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11347

2018 Jul 21P/Giacobini- Zinner831 21P/Giacobini- Zinner856 21P/Giacobini- Zinner875
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1131 48P/Johnson1126 48P/Johnson1138

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339 66P/du Toit1319

64P/Swift- Gehrels1338 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11357

37P/Forbes1316 64P/Swift- Gehrels1364

2018 Aug 21P/Giacobini- Zinner727 21P/Giacobini- Zinner746 21P/Giacobini- Zinner761
48P/Johnson115 48P/Johnson1133 48P/Johnson1129
64P/Swift- Gehrels1114 64P/Swift- Gehrels1175 64P/Swift- Gehrels1172
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11318 38P/Stephan- Oterma122 38P/Stephan- Oterma1250

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11357 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11357

P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1313
2018 Sep 64P/Swift- Gehrels1031 21P/Giacobini- Zinner621 21P/Giacobini- Zinner662
48P/Johnson1126 64P/Swift- Gehrels1086 64P/Swift- Gehrels1054
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11334 38P/Stephan- Oterma1014 38P/Stephan- Oterma1064

48P/Johnson1128 48P/Johnson114

46P/Wirtanen1132 46P/Wirtanen1136

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11356 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328
2018 Oct 64P/Swift- Gehrels946 46P/Wirtanen829 21P/Giacobini- Zinner747
48P/Johnson1129 38P/Stephan- Oterma927 38P/Stephan- Oterma973
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11355 64P/Swift- Gehrels990 64P/Swift- Gehrels932

48P/Johnson1119 46P/Wirtanen1013

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11355
2018 Nov 46P/Wirtanen432 46P/Wirtanen429 38P/Stephan- Oterma982
64P/Swift- Gehrels990 38P/Stephan- Oterma943 21P/Giacobini- Zinner927
48P/Johnson1334 64P/Swift- Gehrels988 64P/Swift- Gehrels913
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354 21P/Giacobini- Zinner107


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11325
2018 Dec 46P/Wirtanen356 46P/Wirtanen388 46P/Wirtanen333
38P/Stephan- Oterma98 38P/Stephan- Oterma985 38P/Stephan- Oterma989
64P/Swift- Gehrels1090 64P/Swift- Gehrels1055 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1116
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1118
78P/Gehrels 21344 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1132
2019 Jan 46P/Wirtanen429 46P/Wirtanen469 46P/Wirtanen441
38P/Stephan- Oterma1034 38P/Stephan- Oterma1084 38P/Stephan- Oterma1045
64P/Swift- Gehrels1185 64P/Swift- Gehrels1143
78P/Gehrels 21338 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1224
21P/Giacobini- Zinner1325

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11342

2019 Feb 46P/Wirtanen745 46P/Wirtanen778 46P/Wirtanen737
38P/Stephan- Oterma1156 38P/Stephan- Oterma1179 38P/Stephan- Oterma1126
78P/Gehrels 21327 64P/Swift- Gehrels1332
64P/Swift- Gehrels1382

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11320

2019 Mar 46P/Wirtanen1089 46P/Wirtanen1086 46P/Wirtanen1024
78P/Gehrels 21315 38P/Stephan- Oterma1365 38P/Stephan- Oterma1314
38P/Stephan- Oterma1379

2019 Apr 78P/Gehrels 2131 46P/Wirtanen1357 46P/Wirtanen139
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1132
2019 May

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11317
2019 Jun
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1132 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339
2019 Jul
168P/Hergenrother124 168P/Hergenrother1245

260P/McNaught1315 260P/McNaught1352

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11326 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11365

78P/Gehrels 2131
2019 Aug 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1135 168P/Hergenrother1118 168P/Hergenrother1163
68P/Klemola1345 260P/McNaught1239 260P/McNaught1275

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11353 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11371

68P/Klemola1312 78P/Gehrels 21319
2019 Sep 260P/McNaught1110 260P/McNaught1162 260P/McNaught1190
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11321 168P/Hergenrother1127 168P/Hergenrother1170
68P/Klemola1342 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11371 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11371

68P/Klemola134 78P/Gehrels 21328
2019 Oct 260P/McNaught1130 260P/McNaught1184 260P/McNaught1185
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11370 168P/Hergenrother1234 168P/Hergenrother1271
68P/Klemola1337 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11371 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11327

2019 Nov 260P/McNaught1276 260P/McNaught1276 260P/McNaught1235
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11369 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354

2019 Dec 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11368 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329 260P/McNaught1312
260P/McNaught1377 260P/McNaught1362
2020 Jan 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11366 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1136
2020 Feb 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11344

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


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