Visual Comets in the Future (Northern Hemisphere)

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Updated on April 29, 2016
Southern Hemisphere

Please see the "Weekly Information about Bright Comets" and "Comet Catalog in order of Day of Perihelion" for more information.

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Month Evening Midnight Morning
Comet Mag h Comet Mag h Comet Mag h
2016 May 252P/LINEAR737 252P/LINEAR764 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)622
C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1078 C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1049 252P/LINEAR764
81P/Wild 21136 9P/Tempel 11148 C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1016
9P/Tempel 11174 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1256 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1253
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1224 116P/Wild 41332 9P/Tempel 1124
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1247 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313 43P/Wolf- Harrington133
116P/Wild 41326 C/2015 WZ (PanSTARRS)1321 116P/Wild 41323
333P/LINEAR134
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330


C/2015 WZ (PanSTARRS)1354
2016 Jun C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)64 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)57 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)523
252P/LINEAR1053 252P/LINEAR1061 252P/LINEAR1039
C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1157 C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1122 43P/Wolf- Harrington127
9P/Tempel 11156 9P/Tempel 11121 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1247
81P/Wild 21119 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1262 C/2013 US10 (Catalina)138
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1269 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)135 116P/Wild 41332 116P/Wild 4135
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1136

116P/Wild 41330

2016 Jul C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)613 C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)63 43P/Wolf- Harrington1113
9P/Tempel 11134 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1250 144P/Kushida126
81P/Wild 2117 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1224
C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1131 53P/Van Biesbroeck1343 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11322
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1271
C/2013 US10 (Catalina)1320
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11322
53P/Van Biesbroeck1344
53P/Van Biesbroeck1314

2016 Aug C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)811 C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1326 144P/Kushida1113
9P/Tempel 11121 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329 43P/Wolf- Harrington1118
81P/Wild 2111

C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1212

C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1363

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329

2016 Sep C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)102 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313 43P/Wolf- Harrington1124
9P/Tempel 11115 C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)1354 144P/Kushida1119
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1324
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)137
C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)1333
C/2014 W2 (PanSTARRS)1347

C/2011 KP36 (Spacewatch)137

2016 Oct C/2015 V2 (Johnson)125
144P/Kushida1127
9P/Tempel 11212
43P/Wolf- Harrington1131
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1237


C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)137
2016 Nov C/2015 V2 (Johnson)121 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)121 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1250
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1212
43P/Wolf- Harrington1236
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11325
144P/Kushida1235


C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1312


C/2014 S2 (PanSTARRS)1324
2016 Dec 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova711 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)117 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1162
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11315
C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1222


43P/Wolf- Harrington1336


144P/Kushida1338


73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31331


C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS)1310
2017 Jan 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova69 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1015 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1072
2P/Encke1044
C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1024


73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31230


43P/Wolf- Harrington1333
2017 Feb 2P/Encke727 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova683 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova687
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova821 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)927 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)924
41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak945 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak983 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)977


41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak917


73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31121
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


71P/Clark1342


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


71P/Clark1139


2P/Encke125


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


2P/Encke136


217P/LINEAR1310
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)1360 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)740 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)714 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 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11342
C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1312 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11342 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1369
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1379 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1351 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1335

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1378
2017 Aug C/2015 V2 (Johnson)810 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)920 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)969
71P/Clark1017 71P/Clark101 217P/LINEAR1135
213P/Van Ness1131 213P/Van Ness1127 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1358
C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1342 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1366 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11326
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11327 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341
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 213P/Van Ness1210 217P/LINEAR1149
C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1353 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1355 24P/Schaumasse1336
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1355 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)137
2017 Oct C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)118 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1176 24P/Schaumasse1037
213P/Van Ness1237 217P/LINEAR129 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1177
71P/Clark1224 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11319 62P/Tsuchinshan 11249
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)135 217P/LINEAR1263
C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1344

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1324

2017 Nov C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1233 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1275 24P/Schaumasse1037
213P/Van Ness1238 217P/LINEAR1326 62P/Tsuchinshan 11153
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341 (3200) Phaethon1360 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1233
71P/Clark1325
217P/LINEAR1365
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1322
(3200) Phaethon1387


C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)134
2017 Dec (3200) Phaethon1087 (3200) Phaethon1085 (3200) Phaethon1086
C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1372 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1372 24P/Schaumasse1038
185P/Petriew1321
62P/Tsuchinshan 11156
213P/Van Ness1338
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1333
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11336

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)134

2018 Jan 185P/Petriew1123 62P/Tsuchinshan 1126 62P/Tsuchinshan 11257
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11319
24P/Schaumasse1239


C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1358
2018 Feb 185P/Petriew1129 62P/Tsuchinshan 11321 62P/Tsuchinshan 11357

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1320 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1378
2018 Mar 185P/Petriew1131 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1353 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1382
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1316
66P/du Toit1312
2018 Apr 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/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1370 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1368 66P/du Toit111
21P/Giacobini- Zinner136 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1341 48P/Johnson1330


C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1341


21P/Giacobini- Zinner1379


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328


37P/Forbes1325
2018 Jun 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1127 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1155 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1183
P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1127 48P/Johnson1213 66P/du Toit1114
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1368 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11314 48P/Johnson1237

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1343 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11347

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


37P/Forbes1343
2018 Jul 21P/Giacobini- Zinner931 21P/Giacobini- Zinner956 21P/Giacobini- Zinner974
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1346 48P/Johnson1125 48P/Johnson1138

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

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

37P/Forbes1317 64P/Swift- Gehrels1363

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1318 37P/Forbes1349
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

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- 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
46P/Wirtanen1390
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
168P/Hergenrother131

2019 Nov 260P/McNaught1276 260P/McNaught1276 260P/McNaught1234
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11369 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11353
68P/Klemola1334

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

2020 Apr 210P/Christensen1117 88P/Howell1253 88P/Howell1227
88P/Howell1242

2020 May 88P/Howell1154 88P/Howell1154 85P/Boethin1212
249P/LINEAR1233
88P/Howell128
210P/Christensen1320
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1136
2020 Jun 88P/Howell1150 88P/Howell1122 85P/Boethin918
249P/LINEAR1113
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11326
2020 Jul 88P/Howell1032 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11311 85P/Boethin823


249P/LINEAR918


58P/Jackson- Neujmin1319


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11353
2020 Aug 88P/Howell920 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11334 85P/Boethin828
2P/Encke1112
58P/Jackson- Neujmin1334


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11381
2020 Sep 88P/Howell915 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
141P/Machholz 21330
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11383
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11322

2020 Nov 88P/Howell923 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1342 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324
141P/Machholz 2929 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11382 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)136
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)135

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11381

17P/Holmes1321

2020 Dec 141P/Machholz 2821 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1249
88P/Howell1025 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11357
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1253

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11381

17P/Holmes1320

2021 Jan 141P/Machholz 2841 141P/Machholz 2937
88P/Howell1125 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1241
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1270 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11331
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11379

17P/Holmes1314

2021 Feb 88P/Howell1218 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1139
17P/Holmes133 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1340
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11369 141P/Machholz 21334
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1373

141P/Machholz 21343

2021 Mar 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11344 7P/Pons- Winnecke1214 7P/Pons- Winnecke1263
88P/Howell137
246P/2010 V2 (NEAT)1325
2021 Apr 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11319 7P/Pons- Winnecke916 7P/Pons- Winnecke961


246P/2010 V2 (NEAT)1327

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

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