Visual Comets in the Future (Northern Hemisphere)

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Updated on July 8, 2020
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
2020 Jul C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)229 C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)822 C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)12
C/2019 U6 (Lemmon)635 88P/Howell111 249P/LINEAR917
C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)852 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312 58P/Jackson- Neujmin1120
88P/Howell1033 C/2020 K8 (Catalina- ATLAS)1315 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354
C/2019 N1 (ATLAS)1336 C/2019 N1 (ATLAS)137 C/2020 K8 (Catalina- ATLAS)1356

C/2020 F8 (SWAN)134
2020 Aug C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)530 C/2020 K8 (Catalina- ATLAS)1212 C/2020 K8 (Catalina- ATLAS)1154
88P/Howell920 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11334 58P/Jackson- Neujmin1235
C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)935
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11381
C/2019 U6 (Lemmon)943


C/2019 N1 (ATLAS)1329

2020 Sep 88P/Howell815 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11360 C/2020 K8 (Catalina- ATLAS)109
C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)1019
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11383
C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)1021

C/2019 U6 (Lemmon)1245

C/2019 N1 (ATLAS)1312

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1134

2020 Oct 88P/Howell819 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11383 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11383
C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)118 C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)1328 C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)1338
C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)127

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11321

2020 Nov 88P/Howell924 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1242 C/2019 N1 (ATLAS)1210
141P/Machholz 21329 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11382 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1315
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11381 C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)1361 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11326
C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)1344
2020 Dec 88P/Howell1026 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1255 C/2019 N1 (ATLAS)1211
141P/Machholz 21135 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11359 C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)131
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1229

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11381


2021 Jan 141P/Machholz 21149 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1247 C/2019 N1 (ATLAS)126
88P/Howell1125 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11331 C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)1311
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1272

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11379


2021 Feb 88P/Howell1219 141P/Machholz 2136 C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)1315
141P/Machholz 21253 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1346 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1356
17P/Holmes133 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1138
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1376 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)131
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11368

2021 Mar 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11345 7P/Pons- Winnecke1214 7P/Pons- Winnecke1262
88P/Howell139 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1322 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1371

C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)1316

2021 Apr C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)139 7P/Pons- Winnecke916 7P/Pons- Winnecke961
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1314 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1345 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1383
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11318 C/2020 J1 (SONEAR)1320 246P/NEAT1327

C/2020 J1 (SONEAR)1320

C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)134

C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)1315
2021 May C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1237 7P/Pons- Winnecke815 7P/Pons- Winnecke853
C/2020 J1 (SONEAR)1327 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1282 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1283
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1312 246P/NEAT1313 4P/Faye1316

C/2020 J1 (SONEAR)1331 15P/Finlay1313


C/2020 J1 (SONEAR)1315

C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)136
2021 Jun C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1266 7P/Pons- Winnecke86 7P/Pons- Winnecke836
246P/NEAT135 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1282 15P/Finlay1118
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)132 246P/NEAT1324 4P/Faye1228
C/2020 J1 (SONEAR)1337 C/2020 J1 (SONEAR)1326 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1268

10P/Tempel 21211



C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1312

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1139
2021 Jul C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1286 4P/Faye111 7P/Pons- Winnecke919
246P/NEAT1316 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1284 15P/Finlay926

246P/NEAT1322 8P/Tuttle104

67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1314 4P/Faye1143

C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1241

10P/Tempel 21330

C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1324


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11332

67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1353
2021 Aug C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1286 4P/Faye109 8P/Tuttle92
6P/d'Arrest1251 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1249 15P/Finlay937
246P/NEAT1320 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1227 4P/Faye1058

6P/d'Arrest1217 7P/Pons- Winnecke118

7P/Pons- Winnecke124 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1267

C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)135 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1211

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11314 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1341

246P/NEAT1320 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11362

10P/Tempel 21336
2021 Sep 6P/d'Arrest1036 4P/Faye1016 4P/Faye1068
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1168 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1032 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1076

C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1120 15P/Finlay1150

C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1214 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1261

7P/Pons- Winnecke135 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11387

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11336
2021 Oct 6P/d'Arrest925 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko932 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko981
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1152 4P/Faye1029 4P/Faye1069
19P/Borrelly113 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1230 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1283
104P/Kowal 21347 104P/Kowal 21319 15P/Finlay1357
132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21352 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11361 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11387

15P/Finlay132 132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 2139

132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21354
2021 Nov 6P/d'Arrest927 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko836 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko882
19P/Borrelly1016 4P/Faye1047 4P/Faye1066
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1135 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1252 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1287
104P/Kowal 21145 104P/Kowal 2127 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11387
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11320 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11387
132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21352 132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21340
2021 Dec 19P/Borrelly934 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko857 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko883
6P/d'Arrest1033 4P/Faye1063 4P/Faye1063
104P/Kowal 21047 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1190 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1110
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1115 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11387 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1189
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1115
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11386
9P/Tempel 11322

C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1326
2022 Jan 19P/Borrelly847 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko984 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko984
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko928 4P/Faye1164 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1029
104P/Kowal 21055 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1188 22P/Kopff118
4P/Faye1165 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11361 4P/Faye117
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1149 C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)139 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1128
9P/Tempel 11222
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11386
C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1325
2022 Feb 19P/Borrelly848 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1084 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1042
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1082 104P/Kowal 21010 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1017
104P/Kowal 21063 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1161 22P/Kopff118
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1181 C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1328 9P/Tempel 11221
4P/Faye1367 4P/Faye1348 C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1327
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11385 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11333 116P/Wild 41318
116P/Wild 41337 116P/Wild 41374
2022 Mar 19P/Borrelly947 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)91 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)954
104P/Kowal 21265 104P/Kowal 21215 22P/Kopff108
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1276 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1236 9P/Tempel 11118
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1282 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1260 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko121
C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1212 C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1233 C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)139
116P/Wild 41374 116P/Wild 41374 116P/Wild 41310
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11368 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313
2022 Apr 19P/Borrelly1042 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)825 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)864
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1261 19P/Borrelly113 22P/Kopff1010
C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1240 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1211 9P/Tempel 11115
116P/Wild 41374 C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1237 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11326
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11342 116P/Wild 41345
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1378 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1339
2022 May C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)718 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)765 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)766
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova106 19P/Borrelly123 22P/Kopff1118
19P/Borrelly1237 C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1326 9P/Tempel 11220
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1234 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11316 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11326
C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1343 73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31316
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31356 116P/Wild 41323
116P/Wild 41365

2022 Jun C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)648 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)664 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)657
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31243 73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 3126 22P/Kopff1132
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova127 C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)138 169P/NEAT1212
C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1339 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11325 9P/Tempel 11229
117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 1139 9P/Tempel 1133 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11325
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)134 19P/Borrelly131
19P/Borrelly1329 116P/Wild 4132
116P/Wild 41339

2022 Jul C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)654 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)656 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)620
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31123 22P/Kopff1214 169P/NEAT122
117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11323 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11323 22P/Kopff1252
C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1324 9P/Tempel 11314 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11311

9P/Tempel 11332
2022 Aug C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)642 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)614 22P/Kopff1259
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31112 22P/Kopff1235 81P/Wild 2134
117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11323 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11316 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11338
C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1312

2022 Sep C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)621 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 4132 81P/Wild 21214
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 3119 22P/Kopff1357 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41355
117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11323 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 1131 22P/Kopff1358
C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)133 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11311 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11364
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)136
2022 Oct C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)63 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41214 81P/Wild 21124
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31218 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11335 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41264

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11384
2022 Nov 73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31319 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41129 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41164
C/2020 K1 (PanSTARRS)1315 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11360 81P/Wild 21130

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11384
2022 Dec 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11321 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41149 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41163

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11384 81P/Wild 21133

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11384
2023 Jan 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41118 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41168 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41164
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11384 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11384 81P/Wild 21133

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11319
2023 Feb 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41274 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41273 96P/Machholz 1813
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11384 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11360 81P/Wild 21133

118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41211

C/2020 K1 (PanSTARRS)131

2023 Mar 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11383 364P/PanSTARRS1345 81P/Wild 21235
118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41374 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11335 237P/LINEAR1227

118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41356 C/2020 K1 (PanSTARRS)121

96P/Machholz 11316

2023 Apr 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11362 237P/LINEAR111 237P/LINEAR1135

364P/PanSTARRS1131 364P/PanSTARRS1184

81P/Wild 21217 81P/Wild 21237

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313 71P/Clark131
2023 May 81P/Wild 2129 237P/LINEAR1023 237P/LINEAR1046

81P/Wild 21237 81P/Wild 21237

2023 Jun 237P/LINEAR1018 237P/LINEAR1053 237P/LINEAR1052
81P/Wild 21332 81P/Wild 21337 185P/Petriew1113


81P/Wild 21329
2023 Jul 237P/LINEAR1043 237P/LINEAR1056 237P/LINEAR1046
103P/Hartley 2127 103P/Hartley 21244 185P/Petriew1110
81P/Wild 21334 126P/IRAS1315 103P/Hartley 21284

81P/Wild 21336 126P/IRAS1357

81P/Wild 2136
2023 Aug 103P/Hartley 298 103P/Hartley 2947 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)916
237P/LINEAR1156 237P/LINEAR1156 103P/Hartley 2990
126P/IRAS135 2P/Encke131 2P/Encke1042
12P/Pons- Brooks1370 126P/IRAS1341 237P/LINEAR1116

12P/Pons- Brooks1340 185P/Petriew1111


12P/Pons- Brooks139
2023 Sep 103P/Hartley 294 103P/Hartley 2742 103P/Hartley 2782
237P/LINEAR1254 237P/LINEAR1233 2P/Encke837
12P/Pons- Brooks1368 12P/Pons- Brooks1333 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)939
126P/IRAS1321 126P/IRAS1355 185P/Petriew1313

12P/Pons- Brooks133

2023 Oct 12P/Pons- Brooks1260 103P/Hartley 2717 103P/Hartley 2772
237P/LINEAR1353 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)916 2P/Encke76

62P/Tsuchinshan 11222 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)947

12P/Pons- Brooks1213 62P/Tsuchinshan 11276

237P/LINEAR1313 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11367

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1139
2023 Nov 12P/Pons- Brooks1149 103P/Hartley 2711 103P/Hartley 2758
144P/Kushida1333 62P/Tsuchinshan 1822 62P/Tsuchinshan 1876

C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)948 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)948

144P/Kushida1373 144P/Kushida139

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11332 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11375
2023 Dec 12P/Pons- Brooks1037 62P/Tsuchinshan 1721 62P/Tsuchinshan 1773
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1016 103P/Hartley 2831 103P/Hartley 2846
144P/Kushida1071 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1052 12P/Pons- Brooks107
13P/Olbers1340 144P/Kushida1072 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1023
P/2016 J3 (STEREO)1327 13P/Olbers1335 26P/Grigg- Skjellerup139

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11360 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11376
2024 Jan 12P/Pons- Brooks825 62P/Tsuchinshan 1730 62P/Tsuchinshan 1768
144P/Kushida871 144P/Kushida837 12P/Pons- Brooks810
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1056 103P/Hartley 21044 103P/Hartley 21018
P/2016 J3 (STEREO)1023 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1054 26P/Grigg- Skjellerup1211
103P/Hartley 2119 13P/Olbers1217 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11338
13P/Olbers1248 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11376
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11325


2024 Feb 12P/Pons- Brooks618 62P/Tsuchinshan 1752 12P/Pons- Brooks69
144P/Kushida872 144P/Kushida827 62P/Tsuchinshan 1765
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1160 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1131 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312
13P/Olbers1148 103P/Hartley 21250
103P/Hartley 21233 207P/NEAT121
P/2001 Q6 (NEAT)1231 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11376

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11376

2024 Mar 12P/Pons- Brooks417 144P/Kushida922 62P/Tsuchinshan 1940
144P/Kushida972 62P/Tsuchinshan 1965 P/2001 Q6 (NEAT)134
62P/Tsuchinshan 1931 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)118
13P/Olbers1039 207P/NEAT1229
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1158 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354
P/2001 Q6 (NEAT)1221


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11376

2024 Apr 12P/Pons- Brooks49 144P/Kushida1116 62P/Tsuchinshan 11120
13P/Olbers923 62P/Tsuchinshan 11164 P/2001 Q6 (NEAT)138
144P/Kushida1165 P/2001 Q6 (NEAT)131
62P/Tsuchinshan 11162 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1238

P/2001 Q6 (NEAT)1320

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11375

2024 May 13P/Olbers811 144P/Kushida137 154P/Brewington114
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1211 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1136

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11350

2024 Jun 13P/Olbers711
2024 Jul 13P/Olbers719

C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)138
2024 Aug 13P/Olbers820

C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1337
2024 Sep 13P/Olbers919 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1311 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1364

2024 Oct 13P/Olbers1013 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1337 333P/LINEAR1333
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1374
2024 Nov 13P/Olbers123 333P/LINEAR102 333P/LINEAR1062

C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1375 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1375

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1138 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11363
2024 Dec 333P/LINEAR947 333P/LINEAR912 333P/LINEAR962
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1329 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1376 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1337

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11334 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11364
2025 Jan 333P/LINEAR1246 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11364 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11364
2025 Feb 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11365 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11326
2025 Mar 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11366 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11365 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1137
2025 Apr 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11366 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341
2025 May 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11358 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11317
2025 Jun

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


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