Visual Comets in the Future (Northern Hemisphere)

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Updated on October 9, 2016
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
2016 Oct 237P/LINEAR1215 C/2016 A8 (LINEAR)135 144P/Kushida1127
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)125 226P/Pigott- LINEAR- Kowalski1342 43P/Wolf- Harrington1231
9P/Tempel 11212
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1237
C/2016 A8 (LINEAR)1353
C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)137
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330
226P/Pigott- LINEAR- Kowalski1382
2016 Nov C/2015 V2 (Johnson)121 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)111 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1150
C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1312
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1212
43P/Wolf- Harrington1335
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11325
C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1324
2016 Dec 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova711 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)107 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1062
C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1222
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11315
C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1311

73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31331
2017 Jan 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova69 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1015 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1072
C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1024

73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31230

C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1320
2017 Feb 2P/Encke727 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova683 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova687
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova821 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)927 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)977
41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak945 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak983 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)924

41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak917

73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31121

C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1320
2017 Mar 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak558 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak589 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak535
2P/Encke62 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)844 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)722
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)87 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1081 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)878
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1051 71P/Clark1316 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1031

73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 3119


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1139
2017 Apr 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak545 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak559 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak577
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)732 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)780 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)718

71P/Clark1127 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)779



29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11320
2017 May 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak623 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak674 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak690
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)668 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)690 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)662
71P/Clark1012 71P/Clark1034 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)715

213P/Van Ness139 71P/Clark1035

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1131 213P/Van Ness1322

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11332


2017 Jun C/2015 V2 (Johnson)674 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)677 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)625
41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak839 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak872 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)724
71P/Clark1020 71P/Clark1028 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak864
213P/Van Ness124 213P/Van Ness1223 71P/Clark1014
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1361 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323 213P/Van Ness1222

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1378 217P/LINEAR1214

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11342

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1359
2017 Jul C/2015 V2 (Johnson)640 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)614 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)845
71P/Clark1021 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)93 217P/LINEAR1124
213P/Van Ness1123 71P/Clark1015 213P/Van Ness1115
41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1241 213P/Van Ness1126 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1227
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1252 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1310
C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1312 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11342 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11342
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1379 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1351 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1369

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1378 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1335
2017 Aug C/2015 V2 (Johnson)710 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)920 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)969
71P/Clark1017 71P/Clark101 217P/LINEAR1135
213P/Van Ness1131 213P/Van Ness1127 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1235
C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1342 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1366 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1358
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11327 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11326
C/2016 N4 (MASTER)1337 C/2016 N4 (MASTER)1361 C/2016 N4 (MASTER)1367
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1375 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1336
2017 Sep 71P/Clark1120 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1044 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1078
213P/Van Ness1235 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1210 217P/LINEAR1149
C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1353 213P/Van Ness1210 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1252
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1355 24P/Schaumasse1336
C/2016 N4 (MASTER)1354 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341 C/2016 N4 (MASTER)1347
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1355 C/2016 N4 (MASTER)1358

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)137
2017 Oct C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)117 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1135 24P/Schaumasse1037
213P/Van Ness1237 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1176 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1155
71P/Clark1224 217P/LINEAR129 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1177
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11319 62P/Tsuchinshan 11249
C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1344 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)135 217P/LINEAR1263
C/2016 N4 (MASTER)1357 C/2016 N4 (MASTER)1345 C/2016 N4 (MASTER)1324
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1324

C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1339

2017 Nov C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1233 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1059 24P/Schaumasse1037
213P/Van Ness1238 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1275 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1056
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341 217P/LINEAR1326 62P/Tsuchinshan 11153
71P/Clark1325 (3200) Phaethon1360 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1233
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1338 C/2016 N4 (MASTER)1328 217P/LINEAR1365
C/2016 N4 (MASTER)1357
(3200) Phaethon1387
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1322
C/2016 N4 (MASTER)1312

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)134
2017 Dec C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1068 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1066 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1016
(3200) Phaethon1087 (3200) Phaethon1085 (3200) Phaethon1086
C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1372 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1372 24P/Schaumasse1038
62P/Tsuchinshan 11156
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1318
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)134
213P/Van Ness1338
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1333
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11336

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)134

2018 Jan C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1076 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1050 62P/Tsuchinshan 11257
185P/Petriew1123 62P/Tsuchinshan 1126 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1219
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11319

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1358
2018 Feb C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1078 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1027 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1229
185P/Petriew1129 62P/Tsuchinshan 11321 62P/Tsuchinshan 11357

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1320 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1378
2018 Mar C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1066 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1011 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1137
185P/Petriew1131 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1353 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1382
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1316
66P/du Toit1312
2018 Apr C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1042 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)104 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1041
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1352 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1371 66P/du Toit1211

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1374

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312
2018 May C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1025 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)919 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)941
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1370 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1368 66P/du Toit111
21P/Giacobini- Zinner137 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1341 48P/Johnson1330

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1341

21P/Giacobini- Zinner1379

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328

2018 Jun C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)94 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)926 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)930
C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1014 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1155 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1183
21P/Giacobini- Zinner1127 48P/Johnson1213 66P/du Toit1114
P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1127 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11314 48P/Johnson1237
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1368 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1343 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11347

37P/Forbes1310 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1318

2018 Jul 21P/Giacobini- Zinner931 21P/Giacobini- Zinner956 21P/Giacobini- Zinner974
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)94 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)97 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)115
C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1110 48P/Johnson1125 48P/Johnson1138
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1345 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11338 66P/du Toit1319

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

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1318 64P/Swift- Gehrels1363

37P/Forbes1317 37P/Forbes1349
2018 Aug 21P/Giacobini- Zinner728 21P/Giacobini- Zinner648 21P/Giacobini- Zinner661
48P/Johnson116 48P/Johnson1133 48P/Johnson1134
C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1112 64P/Swift- Gehrels1175 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1110
64P/Swift- Gehrels1115 38P/Stephan- Oterma123 64P/Swift- Gehrels1173
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11319 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11357 38P/Stephan- Oterma1250

P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1211

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11357
2018 Sep 64P/Swift- Gehrels1032 21P/Giacobini- Zinner620 21P/Giacobini- Zinner662
48P/Johnson1126 64P/Swift- Gehrels1086 64P/Swift- Gehrels1054
C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1112 38P/Stephan- Oterma1015 38P/Stephan- Oterma1064
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11334 48P/Johnson1128 48P/Johnson113

46P/Wirtanen1132 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1116

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11356 46P/Wirtanen1136

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11327
2018 Oct 64P/Swift- Gehrels946 46P/Wirtanen828 21P/Giacobini- Zinner746
C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1111 38P/Stephan- Oterma927 38P/Stephan- Oterma973
48P/Johnson1229 64P/Swift- Gehrels990 46P/Wirtanen912
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11355 48P/Johnson1219 64P/Swift- Gehrels931

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11355 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1124
2018 Nov 46P/Wirtanen433 46P/Wirtanen430 38P/Stephan- Oterma983
64P/Swift- Gehrels990 38P/Stephan- Oterma944 21P/Giacobini- Zinner926
C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)118 64P/Swift- Gehrels988 64P/Swift- Gehrels912
48P/Johnson1333 21P/Giacobini- Zinner98 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1137
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354 48P/Johnson138

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324
2018 Dec 46P/Wirtanen350 46P/Wirtanen389 46P/Wirtanen330
38P/Stephan- Oterma96 38P/Stephan- Oterma964 38P/Stephan- Oterma990
64P/Swift- Gehrels1089 64P/Swift- Gehrels1054 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1116
C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)121 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1117 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1253
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1131
78P/Gehrels 21344

2019 Jan 46P/Wirtanen430 46P/Wirtanen470 46P/Wirtanen441
38P/Stephan- Oterma1035 38P/Stephan- Oterma1084 38P/Stephan- Oterma1047
64P/Swift- Gehrels1185 64P/Swift- Gehrels1144 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1269
78P/Gehrels 21339 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1212
21P/Giacobini- Zinner1325 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1224
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11344

2019 Feb 46P/Wirtanen745 46P/Wirtanen779 46P/Wirtanen737
38P/Stephan- Oterma1157 38P/Stephan- Oterma1179 38P/Stephan- Oterma1126
78P/Gehrels 21326 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1228 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1277
64P/Swift- Gehrels1382 64P/Swift- Gehrels1332
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11320

2019 Mar 46P/Wirtanen1089 46P/Wirtanen1086 46P/Wirtanen1024
C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1212 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1250 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1277
78P/Gehrels 21315 38P/Stephan- Oterma1364 38P/Stephan- Oterma1314
38P/Stephan- Oterma1379

2019 Apr C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1338 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1375 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1375
78P/Gehrels 2132 46P/Wirtanen1359 46P/Wirtanen1310
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1132
2019 May C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1370 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1379 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1356

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11318
2019 Jun C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1382 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1133 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340

C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1379 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1334
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 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11321 88P/Howell1351 88P/Howell1329

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

2020 May 88P/Howell1154 88P/Howell1153 85P/Boethin1212
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1136
2020 Jun 249P/LINEAR1010 88P/Howell1022 85P/Boethin918

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11326
2020 Jul 88P/Howell1032 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11311 85P/Boethin823


58P/Jackson- Neujmin1319

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11353
2020 Aug 88P/Howell920 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11334 85P/Boethin828
58P/Jackson- Neujmin1334

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11381
2020 Sep 88P/Howell815 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11359 85P/Boethin936
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1133
58P/Jackson- Neujmin1349

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11383
2020 Oct 88P/Howell819 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11383 85P/Boethin1243
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11322
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11383
2020 Nov 88P/Howell924 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1243 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1216
141P/Machholz 21229 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11382 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11381


2020 Dec 88P/Howell1026 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1254
141P/Machholz 21134 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11357
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1228

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11381


2021 Jan 141P/Machholz 21149 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1247
88P/Howell1125 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11331
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1271

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11379


2021 Feb 88P/Howell1219 141P/Machholz 2135
141P/Machholz 21253 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1346
17P/Holmes133 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1139
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1375

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11369

2021 Mar 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11344 7P/Pons- Winnecke1214 7P/Pons- Winnecke1262

2021 Apr 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11319 7P/Pons- Winnecke916 7P/Pons- Winnecke961

2021 May
7P/Pons- Winnecke815 7P/Pons- Winnecke854

246P/NEAT1313 4P/Faye1315


2021 Jun 246P/NEAT135 7P/Pons- Winnecke87 7P/Pons- Winnecke837

246P/NEAT1324 15P/Finlay1118


10P/Tempel 21211



29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1138
2021 Jul 252P/LINEAR112 4P/Faye111 7P/Pons- Winnecke919
246P/NEAT1317 246P/NEAT1322 15P/Finlay927



10P/Tempel 21331


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11334
2021 Aug 252P/LINEAR117 4P/Faye108 15P/Finlay936
6P/d'Arrest1249 6P/d'Arrest1215 8P/Tuttle92
246P/NEAT1317 7P/Pons- Winnecke123 4P/Faye1057

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11314 7P/Pons- Winnecke118

246P/NEAT1320 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11361

10P/Tempel 21338
2021 Sep 6P/d'Arrest1036 4P/Faye1016 4P/Faye1068
252P/LINEAR1210 7P/Pons- Winnecke135 15P/Finlay1150

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11335 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11387

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


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