Visual Comets in the Future (Northern Hemisphere)

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Updated on November 14, 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 Nov C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)938 C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)922 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)69
C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1085 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1082 C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)926
22P/Kopff1111 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1324 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1052
10P/Tempel 21115 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1334 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1253
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1234 88P/Howell1365 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1383
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1333 C/2015 F4 (Jacques)1317 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1347
C/2015 F4 (Jacques)1371

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11310

2015 Dec C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)930 C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)910 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)557
C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)990 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)955 C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)939
249P/LINEAR1124 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1038 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1083
22P/Kopff1110 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1329 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1216
10P/Tempel 21116 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko138 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1334
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1217 81P/Wild 21374 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1362
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1336
81P/Wild 2138
81P/Wild 21331
116P/Wild 41335
2016 Jan C/2013 US10 (Catalina)533 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)544 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)577
C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)916 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)957 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)981
C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)968 C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)920 C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)952
10P/Tempel 21215 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)93 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1331
22P/Kopff127 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1317 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1335
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1334 81P/Wild 21374 116P/Wild 41337
81P/Wild 21375 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1312 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1362
2016 Feb C/2013 US10 (Catalina)661 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)644 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)632
P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)825 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)879 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)879
C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)930 C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)940 C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)955
C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)920 81P/Wild 21239 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1338
252P/LINEAR1229 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1313 116P/Wild 41336
81P/Wild 21276 252P/LINEAR138 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1351
10P/Tempel 21212
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1138
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1323

2016 Mar C/2013 US10 (Catalina)860 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)825 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)82
P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)868 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)874 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)822
C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1045 C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1060 252P/LINEAR936
252P/LINEAR1121 81P/Wild 21218 C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1054
81P/Wild 21272 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1322 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1346
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1314 116P/Wild 41314 116P/Wild 41334
9P/Tempel 11339 9P/Tempel 11376 9P/Tempel 11337
10P/Tempel 2134
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11317

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1352
2016 Apr P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)967 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)953 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)87
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1044 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)108 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)91
C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1175 C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1165 C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1136
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 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1159 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1129 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)721
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1123 9P/Tempel 11147 C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1215
81P/Wild 21136 C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1248 9P/Tempel 1124
9P/Tempel 11173 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1355 43P/Wolf- Harrington132
C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1278 116P/Wild 41332 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1353
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1345 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312 116P/Wild 41322
116P/Wild 41324
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329
2016 Jun C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)61 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)69 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)623
9P/Tempel 11157 9P/Tempel 11122 43P/Wolf- Harrington127
81P/Wild 21120 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1310 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)127
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)126 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330
P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1342 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1362 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1347
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1135 C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1323 116P/Wild 4136
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1368 116P/Wild 41332
C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1359

116P/Wild 41330

2016 Jul C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)713 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)77 43P/Wolf- Harrington1113
9P/Tempel 11135 9P/Tempel 1111 144P/Kushida127
81P/Wild 2118 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1226
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 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329 144P/Kushida1113
9P/Tempel 11121 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1314 43P/Wolf- Harrington1118
81P/Wild 2111
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1349
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329

2016 Sep C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)112 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312 43P/Wolf- Harrington1124
9P/Tempel 11115 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1333 144P/Kushida1119
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330 C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)1354 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1324
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)138
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1369
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)133
C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)1332
C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)138

2016 Oct C/2015 V2 (Johnson)125
43P/Wolf- Harrington1130
9P/Tempel 11212
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1235
2016 Nov C/2015 V2 (Johnson)121
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1148
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1312
43P/Wolf- Harrington1235
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11326
9P/Tempel 11312

2016 Dec 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova711 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)115 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1162
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11316
43P/Wolf- Harrington1336

73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31331


C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)134
2017 Jan 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova69 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1013 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1072
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31230

43P/Wolf- Harrington1333
2017 Feb 2P/Encke727 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova684 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova687
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova817 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)923 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)978
41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1043 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1081 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1018

73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31121
2017 Mar 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak558 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak590 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak537
2P/Encke76 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)841 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)881
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)83 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
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)627 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)686 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)685

71P/Clark1127 71P/Clark1139


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11320
2017 May C/2015 V2 (Johnson)659 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)690 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)665
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 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)662 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)666 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)621
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
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1362 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324 217P/LINEAR1214

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1378 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11342

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1358
2017 Jul C/2015 V2 (Johnson)628 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)65 217P/LINEAR1123
71P/Clark1021 71P/Clark1015 213P/Van Ness1215
213P/Van Ness1122 213P/Van Ness1126 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1226
41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1241 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1252 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11342
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11342 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1334
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1379 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1378
2017 Aug C/2015 V2 (Johnson)84 71P/Clark102 217P/LINEAR1135
71P/Clark1017 213P/Van Ness1127 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328
213P/Van Ness1131 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1338
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1376

2017 Sep 71P/Clark1120 213P/Van Ness1210 217P/LINEAR1149
213P/Van Ness1235 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341 24P/Schaumasse1336
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)136
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1355

2017 Oct 213P/Van Ness1238 217P/LINEAR1210 24P/Schaumasse1037
71P/Clark1224 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11318 62P/Tsuchinshan 11249
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1323

2017 Nov 213P/Van Ness1238 217P/LINEAR1327 24P/Schaumasse1037
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341 (3200) Phaethon1361 62P/Tsuchinshan 11153
(3200) Phaethon131
(3200) Phaethon1387
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1321
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)135
2017 Dec (3200) Phaethon1082 (3200) Phaethon1084 (3200) Phaethon1086
213P/Van Ness1338
62P/Tsuchinshan 11156
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11336
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1332
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)133

2018 Jan 185P/Petriew1124 62P/Tsuchinshan 1127 62P/Tsuchinshan 11257
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11321

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1359
2018 Feb 185P/Petriew1129 62P/Tsuchinshan 11320 62P/Tsuchinshan 11357

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1320 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1379
2018 Mar 185P/Petriew1131 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1351 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1382
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1313

2018 Apr C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1349 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1372 66P/du Toit1212

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1374

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11311
2018 May C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1370 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1368 66P/du Toit111
21P/Giacobini- Zinner137 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1342 48P/Johnson1331
P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1329
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1343

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
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1367 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11315 66P/du Toit1214

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1342 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11348

37P/Forbes1311 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1317

2018 Jul 21P/Giacobini- Zinner831 21P/Giacobini- Zinner856 21P/Giacobini- Zinner874
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1345 48P/Johnson1126 48P/Johnson1138

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

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

37P/Forbes1315 64P/Swift- Gehrels1364

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1318 37P/Forbes1348
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
21P/Giacobini- Zinner1325 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1224
78P/Gehrels 21339

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
2020 Feb 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11344

2020 Mar 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11320 88P/Howell1351 88P/Howell1328

2020 Apr 210P/Christensen1118 88P/Howell1253 88P/Howell1227

2020 May 88P/Howell1154 88P/Howell1154 85P/Boethin1211
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1135
2020 Jun 249P/LINEAR1016 88P/Howell1123 85P/Boethin918
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324
2020 Jul 88P/Howell1033 88P/Howell111 85P/Boethin823

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312 249P/LINEAR919

58P/Jackson- Neujmin1319

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354
2020 Aug 88P/Howell920 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11334 85P/Boethin828
58P/Jackson- Neujmin1335

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11381
2020 Sep 88P/Howell915 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11360 85P/Boethin936
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1134
58P/Jackson- Neujmin1350

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11383
2020 Oct 88P/Howell818 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11383 85P/Boethin1242
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11321
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11383
141P/Machholz 21331

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


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