Visual Comets in the Future (Northern Hemisphere)

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Updated on May 16, 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 May C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)735 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)736 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)736
C/2015 F3 (SWAN)1169 C/2015 F3 (SWAN)1144 88P/Howell812
C/2015 F5 (SWAN- Xingming)1239 C/2015 F5 (SWAN- Xingming)127 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)115
22P/Kopff1260 22P/Kopff1249 C/2015 F3 (SWAN)1132

C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1330 C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1347

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323

C/2015 F4 (Jacques)133 22P/Kopff137

C/2015 C2 (SWAN)1314

C/2015 F4 (Jacques)1326
2015 Jun C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)851 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)843 C/2014 Q1 (PanSTARRS)61
22P/Kopff1255 22P/Kopff1223 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)836
C/2015 F4 (Jacques)1210 C/2015 F4 (Jacques)1242 88P/Howell926
C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1321 C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1347 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)912
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11318 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324 C/2015 F4 (Jacques)1253
C/2015 F3 (SWAN)1368 C/2015 F3 (SWAN)1334 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko129

C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1347

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11317

C/2015 F3 (SWAN)135

2015 Jul C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)959 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)943 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)812
22P/Kopff1135 88P/Howell115 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)929
C/2015 F4 (Jacques)1258 C/2015 F4 (Jacques)1283 88P/Howell1047
C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1337 141P/Machholz 21213 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1118
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324 22P/Kopff121 C/2015 F4 (Jacques)1253

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

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

51P/Harrington1312 51P/Harrington1349

2015 Aug C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1059 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1033 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1010
22P/Kopff1122 88P/Howell1125 141P/Machholz 21136
C/2015 F4 (Jacques)1289 C/2015 F4 (Jacques)1289 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1124
10P/Tempel 21330 C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1345 88P/Howell1167
C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1344 51P/Harrington1329 C/2015 F4 (Jacques)1232
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1139 19P/Borrelly123

C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)137 C/2015 G2 (MASTER)138

C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)136


C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1350
2015 Sep C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1056 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1015 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1030
22P/Kopff1116 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1230 141P/Machholz 21124
10P/Tempel 21123 88P/Howell1250 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1280
C/2015 F4 (Jacques)1283 C/2015 F4 (Jacques)1246 88P/Howell1268
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323 51P/Harrington1348 C/2015 F4 (Jacques)126
C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1343 C/2012 F3 (PanSTARRS)1322 19P/Borrelly1312


C/2015 G2 (MASTER)1329
2015 Oct 22P/Kopff1013 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1180 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1041
C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1113 51P/Harrington1359 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1183
10P/Tempel 21118 C/2015 F4 (Jacques)1328 141P/Machholz 21226
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1147 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1334 51P/Harrington1341
C/2015 F4 (Jacques)1376
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1349
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11318

C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1322

2015 Nov C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1086 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1083 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)411
22P/Kopff1111 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1225 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1049
249P/LINEAR111 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1334 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1154
10P/Tempel 21115 230P/LINEAR1350 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1283
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1233 51P/Harrington1359 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1347
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1334
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1139

2015 Dec C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)989 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)952 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)455
249P/LINEAR1123 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1038 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1083
22P/Kopff1110 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko127 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1262
10P/Tempel 21116 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1329 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1215
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1216 230P/LINEAR1362 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1333
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1336 81P/Wild 21374 230P/LINEAR1311
81P/Wild 2139
81P/Wild 21330
116P/Wild 41335
2016 Jan C/2013 US10 (Catalina)531 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)543 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)576
C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)969 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)957 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)981
10P/Tempel 21215 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)95 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1363
22P/Kopff127 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1330 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1334
81P/Wild 21375 81P/Wild 21374 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1331
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1334 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1318 116P/Wild 41337
2016 Feb C/2013 US10 (Catalina)661 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)644 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)633
P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)824 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)878 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)879
C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)931 81P/Wild 21240 116P/Wild 41336
252P/LINEAR1230 252P/LINEAR139 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1338
81P/Wild 21276 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1312 C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1350
10P/Tempel 21212 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1336 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1364
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1324
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1138
2016 Mar P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)852 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)875 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)823
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)861 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)825 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)83
252P/LINEAR1121 81P/Wild 21219 252P/LINEAR1032
81P/Wild 21273 116P/Wild 41313 116P/Wild 41334
9P/Tempel 11338 9P/Tempel 11376 9P/Tempel 11336
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1314 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1322 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1346
10P/Tempel 2134
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11317

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)1353
2016 Apr P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)967 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)953 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)86
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1044 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)109 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)91
81P/Wild 21254 252P/LINEAR1135 252P/LINEAR1162
9P/Tempel 11275 81P/Wild 2124 9P/Tempel 11224
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1323 9P/Tempel 11276 116P/Wild 41332

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

C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1338 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324
2016 May P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1159 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1130 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)722
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1124 9P/Tempel 11148 9P/Tempel 1124
81P/Wild 21136 116P/Wild 41332 43P/Wolf- Harrington133
9P/Tempel 11174 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313 116P/Wild 41323
116P/Wild 41326 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1356 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1347
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1353
2016 Jun C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)74 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)67 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)623
9P/Tempel 11156 9P/Tempel 11121 43P/Wolf- Harrington127
81P/Wild 21119 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)128
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)125 P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)138 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1136 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1362 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1347
P/2010 V1 (Ikeya- Murakami)1341 116P/Wild 41332 116P/Wild 4135
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1369

116P/Wild 41330

2016 Jul C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)713 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)73 43P/Wolf- Harrington1113
9P/Tempel 11134 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329 144P/Kushida126
81P/Wild 2117 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1350 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11322
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11322 53P/Van Biesbroeck1343 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1326
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1371
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1324
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)1312 43P/Wolf- Harrington1118
81P/Wild 2111
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1346
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329

2016 Sep C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)112 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313 43P/Wolf- Harrington1124
9P/Tempel 11115 C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)1354 144P/Kushida1119
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330
C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)1333
C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)137

2016 Oct 9P/Tempel 11212
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330
43P/Wolf- Harrington1131
2016 Nov 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1212
43P/Wolf- Harrington1236
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11325
2016 Dec 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova711
43P/Wolf- Harrington1336
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11315

73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31331

C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)133
2017 Jan 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova69
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31230
43P/Wolf- Harrington1333
2017 Feb 2P/Encke727 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova683 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova687
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova821 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak983 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak917
41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak945
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31121
2017 Mar 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak558 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak589 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak535
2P/Encke61 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1081 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1031
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1051 71P/Clark1316 73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 3119


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1139
2017 Apr 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak545 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak559 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak577

71P/Clark1127 71P/Clark1139


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11320
2017 May 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak623 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak674 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak690
71P/Clark1012 71P/Clark1034 71P/Clark1035

213P/Van Ness139 213P/Van Ness1322

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1131 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11332


2017 Jun 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak839 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak872 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak864
71P/Clark1020 71P/Clark1028 71P/Clark1014
213P/Van Ness124 213P/Van Ness1223 213P/Van Ness1222

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323 217P/LINEAR1214

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11342
2017 Jul 71P/Clark1021 71P/Clark1015 217P/LINEAR1124
213P/Van Ness1123 213P/Van Ness1126 213P/Van Ness1115
41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1241 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1252 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1227
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 11326
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11327 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 Ness1237 217P/LINEAR129 24P/Schaumasse1037
71P/Clark1224 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11319 62P/Tsuchinshan 11249
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341
2017 Nov 213P/Van Ness1238 217P/LINEAR1326 24P/Schaumasse1037
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341 (3200) Phaethon1360 62P/Tsuchinshan 11153

(3200) Phaethon1387
2017 Dec (3200) Phaethon1088 (3200) Phaethon1085 (3200) Phaethon1086
213P/Van Ness1338
62P/Tsuchinshan 11156
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11336

2018 Jan 185P/Petriew1123 62P/Tsuchinshan 1126 62P/Tsuchinshan 11257
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11319
2018 Feb 185P/Petriew1129 62P/Tsuchinshan 11321 62P/Tsuchinshan 11357
2018 Mar 185P/Petriew1131
66P/du Toit1312
2018 Apr

66P/du Toit1211

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312
2018 May 21P/Giacobini- Zinner136 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1341 66P/du Toit111


21P/Giacobini- Zinner1379

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328

2018 Jun 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1127 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1155 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1183
P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1127 48P/Johnson1213 66P/du Toit1114

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11314 48P/Johnson1237

37P/Forbes1310 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11347

2018 Jul 21P/Giacobini- Zinner931 21P/Giacobini- Zinner956 21P/Giacobini- Zinner974

48P/Johnson1125 48P/Johnson1138

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11338 66P/du Toit1319

64P/Swift- Gehrels1336 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11357

37P/Forbes1317 64P/Swift- Gehrels1363

2018 Aug 21P/Giacobini- Zinner728 21P/Giacobini- Zinner648 21P/Giacobini- Zinner661
48P/Johnson116 48P/Johnson1133 48P/Johnson1134
64P/Swift- Gehrels1115 64P/Swift- Gehrels1175 64P/Swift- Gehrels1173
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11319 38P/Stephan- Oterma123 38P/Stephan- Oterma1250

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11357 P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1211

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11357
2018 Sep 64P/Swift- Gehrels1032 21P/Giacobini- Zinner620 21P/Giacobini- Zinner662
48P/Johnson1126 64P/Swift- Gehrels1087 64P/Swift- Gehrels1054
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11334 38P/Stephan- Oterma1015 38P/Stephan- Oterma1064

48P/Johnson1128 48P/Johnson113

46P/Wirtanen1132 46P/Wirtanen1136

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11356 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11327
2018 Oct 64P/Swift- Gehrels946 46P/Wirtanen828 21P/Giacobini- Zinner746
48P/Johnson1229 38P/Stephan- Oterma927 38P/Stephan- Oterma973
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11355 64P/Swift- Gehrels990 46P/Wirtanen912

48P/Johnson1219 64P/Swift- Gehrels932

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11355
2018 Nov 46P/Wirtanen433 46P/Wirtanen430 38P/Stephan- Oterma983
64P/Swift- Gehrels990 38P/Stephan- Oterma944 21P/Giacobini- Zinner926
48P/Johnson1333 64P/Swift- Gehrels988 64P/Swift- Gehrels912
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354 21P/Giacobini- Zinner98


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324
2018 Dec 46P/Wirtanen350 46P/Wirtanen389 46P/Wirtanen330
38P/Stephan- Oterma96 38P/Stephan- Oterma964 38P/Stephan- Oterma990
64P/Swift- Gehrels1090 64P/Swift- Gehrels1055 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1116
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1117
78P/Gehrels 21344 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1131
2019 Jan 46P/Wirtanen430 46P/Wirtanen470 46P/Wirtanen441
38P/Stephan- Oterma1035 38P/Stephan- Oterma1084 38P/Stephan- Oterma1047
64P/Swift- Gehrels1185 64P/Swift- Gehrels1144
21P/Giacobini- Zinner1310 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1224
78P/Gehrels 21339

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11344

2019 Feb 46P/Wirtanen745 46P/Wirtanen779 46P/Wirtanen737
38P/Stephan- Oterma1157 38P/Stephan- Oterma1179 38P/Stephan- Oterma1126
78P/Gehrels 21326 64P/Swift- Gehrels1332
64P/Swift- Gehrels1382

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11320

2019 Mar 46P/Wirtanen1089 46P/Wirtanen1086 46P/Wirtanen1024
78P/Gehrels 21315 38P/Stephan- Oterma1364 38P/Stephan- Oterma1314
38P/Stephan- Oterma1379

2019 Apr 78P/Gehrels 2132 46P/Wirtanen1359 46P/Wirtanen1310
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1132
2019 May

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11318
2019 Jun
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1133 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340
2019 Jul
168P/Hergenrother124 168P/Hergenrother1246

260P/McNaught1316 260P/McNaught1352

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11326 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11366

78P/Gehrels 2132
2019 Aug 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1134 168P/Hergenrother1117 168P/Hergenrother1162
68P/Klemola1345 260P/McNaught1238 260P/McNaught1274

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11351 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11371

68P/Klemola1312 78P/Gehrels 21318
2019 Sep 260P/McNaught119 260P/McNaught1161 260P/McNaught1189
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11320 168P/Hergenrother1126 168P/Hergenrother1170
68P/Klemola1343 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11371 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11371

68P/Klemola136 78P/Gehrels 21327
2019 Oct 260P/McNaught1130 260P/McNaught1183 260P/McNaught1186
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11370 168P/Hergenrother1234 168P/Hergenrother1271
68P/Klemola1337 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11371 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329

2019 Nov 260P/McNaught1276 260P/McNaught1276 260P/McNaught1234
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11369 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11353

2019 Dec 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11368 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328 260P/McNaught1311
260P/McNaught1377 260P/McNaught1361
2020 Jan 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11366 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1135
2020 Feb 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11345

2020 Mar 88P/Howell136 88P/Howell1351 88P/Howell1332
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11321

2020 Apr 210P/Christensen1117 88P/Howell1253 88P/Howell1227

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


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