Visual Comets in the Future (Southern Hemisphere)

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Updated on February 3, 2018
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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
2018 Feb 185P/Petriew1114 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)111 62P/Tsuchinshan 11253
C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1128 62P/Tsuchinshan 11222 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1318
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1317
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)132
2018 Mar C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1114 62P/Tsuchinshan 11335 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1244
C/2017 T1 (Heinze)1222

62P/Tsuchinshan 11352

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11310

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1313
2018 Apr C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)113 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1114 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1164
185P/Petriew1323 66P/du Toit1216 66P/du Toit1270

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)131 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11332

C/2017 T1 (Heinze)1326

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)134
2018 May
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1049 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1077

66P/du Toit1110 66P/du Toit1166

48P/Johnson1315 48P/Johnson1370

21P/Giacobini- Zinner133 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1326

37P/Forbes133 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11350

2018 Jun C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1034 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1090 C/2017 T3 (ATLAS)96
P/2018 A2 (PanSTARRS)1128 66P/du Toit116 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1083

48P/Johnson1233 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1122

21P/Giacobini- Zinner123 66P/du Toit1172

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312 48P/Johnson1271

37P/Forbes1313 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354

2018 Jul C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1074 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1078 C/2017 T3 (ATLAS)813
P/2018 A2 (PanSTARRS)1018 48P/Johnson1158 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1019

66P/du Toit139 21P/Giacobini- Zinner105

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11337 P/2018 A2 (PanSTARRS)1057

64P/Swift- Gehrels1325 48P/Johnson1176

37P/Forbes1317 66P/du Toit1374

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354

64P/Swift- Gehrels1350

2018 Aug C/2017 T3 (ATLAS)915 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1033 21P/Giacobini- Zinner72
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1068 48P/Johnson1182 C/2017 T3 (ATLAS)911
48P/Johnson1127 64P/Swift- Gehrels1136 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)104
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1135 P/2018 A2 (PanSTARRS)1219 48P/Johnson1143

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354 64P/Swift- Gehrels1145

38P/Stephan- Oterma1247

P/2018 A2 (PanSTARRS)1282

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11353
2018 Sep C/2017 T3 (ATLAS)1015 64P/Swift- Gehrels1034 21P/Giacobini- Zinner642
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1150 38P/Stephan- Oterma101 64P/Swift- Gehrels1017
48P/Johnson1184 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1115 38P/Stephan- Oterma1045
46P/Wirtanen1115 48P/Johnson1184 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1111
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11336 46P/Wirtanen1180 48P/Johnson1126

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11355 46P/Wirtanen1177

C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1213

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11317
2018 Oct 46P/Wirtanen847 21P/Giacobini- Zinner727 21P/Giacobini- Zinner769
64P/Swift- Gehrels911 46P/Wirtanen888 46P/Wirtanen851
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1132 38P/Stephan- Oterma96 38P/Stephan- Oterma940
48P/Johnson1184 64P/Swift- Gehrels923 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1119
C/2017 T3 (ATLAS)129 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1113 48P/Johnson1112
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11356 48P/Johnson1161 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1233

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11355
2018 Nov 46P/Wirtanen478 46P/Wirtanen488 46P/Wirtanen440
64P/Swift- Gehrels920 38P/Stephan- Oterma99 38P/Stephan- Oterma934
21P/Giacobini- Zinner1020 21P/Giacobini- Zinner957 21P/Giacobini- Zinner987
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1224 64P/Swift- Gehrels918 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1227
48P/Johnson1380 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1221 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1258
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11356 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1228


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11326
2018 Dec 46P/Wirtanen374 46P/Wirtanen359 46P/Wirtanen323
64P/Swift- Gehrels1024 38P/Stephan- Oterma915 38P/Stephan- Oterma926
21P/Giacobini- Zinner1157 64P/Swift- Gehrels1010 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1186
C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1238 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1188 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1270
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1234 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1273 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1231
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1232
78P/Gehrels 21330 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1133
2019 Jan 64P/Swift- Gehrels1125 38P/Stephan- Oterma1014 38P/Stephan- Oterma1012
C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1277 64P/Swift- Gehrels117 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1252
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1245 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1277 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1231
21P/Giacobini- Zinner1285 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1234 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1248
78P/Gehrels 21315 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1290 123P/West- Hartley1325
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313 123P/West- Hartley1311
2019 Feb 38P/Stephan- Oterma124 46P/Wirtanen78 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1322
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1351 38P/Stephan- Oterma119 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)139
C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1377 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1333 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)138
78P/Gehrels 2135 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1355 123P/West- Hartley1325
64P/Swift- Gehrels1326 64P/Swift- Gehrels131 C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1349

123P/West- Hartley1324
2019 Mar 46P/Wirtanen1019 46P/Wirtanen1016 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)137
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1352 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1325 C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1383
38P/Stephan- Oterma139 C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1329 123P/West- Hartley138
C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1372 38P/Stephan- Oterma134 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)139
123P/West- Hartley134 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1326

123P/West- Hartley1324
2019 Apr C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)137 C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1364 C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1390
46P/Wirtanen1320 46P/Wirtanen1311 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11310
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1350 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)138
2019 May C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1340 C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1388 C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1349

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329
2019 Jun C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1382 C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1382 C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1313

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339
2019 Jul C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1382 260P/McNaught1313 168P/Hergenrother1238

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1137 260P/McNaught1357

C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1338 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340

78P/Gehrels 2133

C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)1322
2019 Aug 68P/Klemola1365 260P/McNaught1214 168P/Hergenrother1129

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328 260P/McNaught1252

68P/Klemola1322 C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)1327

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339

78P/Gehrels 21310
2019 Sep 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1136 260P/McNaught1113 260P/McNaught1133
68P/Klemola1365 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339 168P/Hergenrother1114

68P/Klemola1316 C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)1227

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339

78P/Gehrels 21314
2019 Oct 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340 C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)118 C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)1126
68P/Klemola1358 260P/McNaught1114 260P/McNaught1115

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340 168P/Hergenrother123

68P/Klemola135 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312
2019 Nov 260P/McNaught136 C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)1015 C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)1019
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341 260P/McNaught126
68P/Klemola1343 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11332
2019 Dec C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)92 C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)98 C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)101
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313
260P/McNaught137 260P/McNaught131
2020 Jan 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323

2020 Feb 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1136

2020 Mar 88P/Howell138 88P/Howell1359 88P/Howell1328
2020 Apr 88P/Howell1229 88P/Howell1259 88P/Howell1325

2020 May 88P/Howell1157 88P/Howell1157 85D/Boethin1231
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1138

2020 Jun C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)812 88P/Howell1025 85D/Boethin930
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11322

2020 Jul 2P/Encke739 88P/Howell107 85D/Boethin822
C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)828
58P/Jackson- Neujmin1325

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328
2020 Aug 88P/Howell958 2P/Encke129 85D/Boethin813
C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)930 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1133 58P/Jackson- Neujmin1329
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329
2020 Sep 88P/Howell851 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11320 85D/Boethin99
C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)1026
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328

58P/Jackson- Neujmin1334
2020 Oct 88P/Howell846 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328 85D/Boethin1211
C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)1112
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11327
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1136

2020 Nov 88P/Howell939 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1268 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1252
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1242 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11310
141P/Machholz 21318

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329


2020 Dec 88P/Howell1027 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1267 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1240
141P/Machholz 21116 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11321
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1254

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330


2021 Jan 141P/Machholz 21140 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1246 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1212
88P/Howell1114 141P/Machholz 2122 C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)1328
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1255 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1133
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11327


2021 Feb 88P/Howell123 141P/Machholz 2136 10P/Tempel 2116
141P/Machholz 21345 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1321 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)132
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11315
C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)1345
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1336

2021 Mar 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1136 7P/Pons- Winnecke123 10P/Tempel 21113

246P/NEAT137 7P/Pons- Winnecke1245

C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1314

2021 Apr
7P/Pons- Winnecke910 7P/Pons- Winnecke950

246P/NEAT1326 10P/Tempel 21118

C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1315

2021 May
7P/Pons- Winnecke819 7P/Pons- Winnecke866

C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1212 10P/Tempel 21126

246P/NEAT1352 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1213



2021 Jun 246P/NEAT1316 7P/Pons- Winnecke832 7P/Pons- Winnecke886

C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1212 15P/Finlay1144

246P/NEAT1388 4P/Faye1235

10P/Tempel 21233


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1134
2021 Jul 7P/Pons- Winnecke112 7P/Pons- Winnecke948 7P/Pons- Winnecke990
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1216 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1214 15P/Finlay929
246P/NEAT1347 246P/NEAT1390 4P/Faye1135

67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko139 10P/Tempel 21338


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11315

67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1350
2021 Aug 7P/Pons- Winnecke1124 7P/Pons- Winnecke1173 8P/Tuttle96
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1221 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)122 15P/Finlay918
6P/d'Arrest1267 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1211 4P/Faye1034
246P/NEAT1350 6P/d'Arrest1217 7P/Pons- Winnecke1178

246P/NEAT1390 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1249

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11321

10P/Tempel 21339

2021 Sep 6P/d'Arrest1071 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1011 8P/Tuttle814
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1121 6P/d'Arrest1017 4P/Faye1036
19P/Borrelly1347 19P/Borrelly1367 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1042
7P/Pons- Winnecke1342 7P/Pons- Winnecke1375 15P/Finlay1113


7P/Pons- Winnecke1346

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323
2021 Oct 6P/d'Arrest971 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko96 8P/Tuttle818
19P/Borrelly1173 6P/d'Arrest919 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko934
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1114 4P/Faye1015 4P/Faye1042
104P/Kowal 21363 19P/Borrelly1167 19P/Borrelly1134
132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21358 104P/Kowal 21328 15P/Finlay1314

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11315 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323

132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21358 132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21318
2021 Nov 6P/d'Arrest964 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko85 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko826
19P/Borrelly1076 6P/d'Arrest919 8P/Tuttle1019
104P/Kowal 21160 19P/Borrelly1047 19P/Borrelly1017
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1138 4P/Faye1036 4P/Faye1047
132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21359 104P/Kowal 21118 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323 132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 2135

132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21345
2021 Dec 19P/Borrelly965 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko818 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko827
6P/d'Arrest1052 19P/Borrelly928 4P/Faye1047
104P/Kowal 21043 6P/d'Arrest1014 8P/Tuttle1225
4P/Faye1031 4P/Faye1048 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11310
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324 104P/Kowal 2114 9P/Tempel 1139


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324
2022 Jan 19P/Borrelly840 19P/Borrelly95 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko926
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko911 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko926 22P/Kopff1110
104P/Kowal 21031 4P/Faye1148 4P/Faye1127
4P/Faye1145 6P/d'Arrest122 9P/Tempel 11225
6P/d'Arrest1237 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11316
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324

2022 Feb 19P/Borrelly821 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1028 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1018
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1028 4P/Faye1334 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko105
104P/Kowal 21035 116P/Wild 41336 22P/Kopff1121
9P/Tempel 11239
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323
116P/Wild 41312
116P/Wild 41321

2022 Mar 19P/Borrelly98 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1221 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)938
104P/Kowal 21238 116P/Wild 41336 22P/Kopff1029
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1232
9P/Tempel 11150
116P/Wild 41336

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11317

2022 Apr 19P/Borrelly103 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)812 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)843
116P/Wild 41338 116P/Wild 41319 22P/Kopff1037
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11310 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11331 9P/Tempel 11161
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1332 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1310 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11383
2022 May 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova114 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)736 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)745
19P/Borrelly123 9P/Tempel 1129 22P/Kopff1145
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31330 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11355 9P/Tempel 11272
116P/Wild 41341 116P/Wild 4133 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11384
2022 Jun C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)615 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)652 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)721
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1211 9P/Tempel 11226 22P/Kopff1150
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31233 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11386 169P/NEAT1221
117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11318
9P/Tempel 11276
117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11385
116P/Wild 41342

2022 Jul C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)666 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)656 169P/NEAT1210
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31134 22P/Kopff129 22P/Kopff1251
117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11387 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11387 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11324

9P/Tempel 11346 9P/Tempel 11379
2022 Aug C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)671 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)627 22P/Kopff1252
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31139 22P/Kopff1231 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312
117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11387 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11362
2022 Sep C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)663 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)65 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41334
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31149 22P/Kopff1354 22P/Kopff1353
117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11387 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11338 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11319

2022 Oct C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)538 73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31211 81P/Wild 2113
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31255 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 4122 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41238

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324
2022 Nov C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)519 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41118 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)53
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31355 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11317 81P/Wild 2118

73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31311 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41145

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11326
2022 Dec C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)516 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)510 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)515
118P/Shoemaker- Levy 4117 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41137 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41147
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11326 81P/Wild 21121

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11326
2023 Jan C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)529 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)518 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)518
96P/Machholz 1105 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41146 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41143
118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41124 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11326 81P/Wild 21139
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11326

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11311

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


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