Visual Comets in the Future (Southern Hemisphere)

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Updated on February 3, 2017
Northern 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
2017 Feb 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak918 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova828 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova625
C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)115 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak943 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)97

C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)947

41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1025

73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31126

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1138
2017 Mar 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak712 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak624 2P/Encke719
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1021 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1034 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)748
C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)136 71P/Clark1335 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)88

45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova107

73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31126


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11333
2017 Apr
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)710 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak513

71P/Clark1157 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)745

C/2015 V2 (Johnson)79



73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31224

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11357
2017 May C/2015 V2 (Johnson)68 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)630 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak638
71P/Clark1018 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak630 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)735

71P/Clark1081 71P/Clark1075

213P/Van Ness1352 213P/Van Ness1388

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11316 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11369

73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31326



C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)134
2017 Jun C/2015 V2 (Johnson)662 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)633 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)728
71P/Clark1046 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak957 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak918
41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak119 71P/Clark1088 71P/Clark1021
213P/Van Ness1213 213P/Van Ness1288 213P/Van Ness1288
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)132 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341 217P/LINEAR1238

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1335 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11368

C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1339

C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1323

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)134
2017 Jul C/2015 V2 (Johnson)680 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)626 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)829
71P/Clark1090 71P/Clark1064 71P/Clark101
213P/Van Ness1145 213P/Van Ness1187 217P/LINEAR1135
41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1227 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1263 213P/Van Ness1129
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1136 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1233 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak122
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1332 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11369 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1243

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1332 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1339

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11368
2017 Aug C/2015 V2 (Johnson)776 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)716 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)931
71P/Clark1088 71P/Clark1046 217P/LINEAR1130
213P/Van Ness1183 213P/Van Ness1183 213P/Van Ness111
C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1231 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1254 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1222
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11337 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11369 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1249
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1332 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)138 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323
2017 Sep C/2015 V2 (Johnson)959 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)911 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1032
71P/Clark1188 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1115 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1155
213P/Van Ness1279 71P/Clark1135 217P/LINEAR1130
96P/Machholz 11238 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1112 96P/Machholz 11210
C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1264 213P/Van Ness1240 24P/Schaumasse1310
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11370 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1255 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1133
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1329 96P/Machholz 11210

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11370
2017 Oct 96P/Machholz 1921 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1011 96P/Machholz 1104
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1047 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1134 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)101
C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)121 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1135 24P/Schaumasse109
213P/Van Ness1272 213P/Van Ness1220 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1156
71P/Clark1279 71P/Clark1226 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1133
C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1364 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1317 62P/Tsuchinshan 11215
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11370 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11338 217P/LINEAR1235
2017 Nov C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1021 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1053 24P/Schaumasse104
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1038 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1011 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1054
C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1232 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1238 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)102
213P/Van Ness1251 213P/Van Ness124 62P/Tsuchinshan 11115
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11360 217P/LINEAR1314 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1223
71P/Clark1361 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11314 217P/LINEAR1341
C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1338 71P/Clark1314 (3200) Phaethon1317

(3200) Phaethon139
2017 Dec C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1041 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1049 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1036
(3200) Phaethon1020 (3200) Phaethon1015 24P/Schaumasse1015
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1130 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)119 (3200) Phaethon1116
C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1339 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1338 62P/Tsuchinshan 11127
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)112
213P/Van Ness1328
C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)135
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11331

2018 Jan C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1040 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1029 62P/Tsuchinshan 11245
185P/Petriew115 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)124 24P/Schaumasse1224
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1222 62P/Tsuchinshan 1124 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)131
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1133

2018 Feb C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1027 62P/Tsuchinshan 11319 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1217
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)134
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1317
62P/Tsuchinshan 11353

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1313
2018 Mar C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1015 66P/du Toit1316 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1145
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1313
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1313
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1316

66P/du Toit1370

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11310
2018 Apr C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)102 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1015 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1064
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)138 66P/du Toit1216 66P/du Toit1270

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)131 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)134

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11333

C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1320
2018 May C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)131 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)951 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)978

66P/du Toit119 66P/du Toit1167

48P/Johnson1316 48P/Johnson1370

21P/Giacobini- Zinner133 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1327

37P/Forbes133 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11351

2018 Jun C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)936 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)989 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)982
P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1128 66P/du Toit116 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1121
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)136 48P/Johnson1233 66P/du Toit1173

21P/Giacobini- Zinner123 48P/Johnson1271

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354

37P/Forbes1313 37P/Forbes1363
2018 Jul C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)974 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)978 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)918
P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1017 48P/Johnson1156 21P/Giacobini- Zinner104
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)136 66P/du Toit139 P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1052

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11335 48P/Johnson1176

64P/Swift- Gehrels1325 66P/du Toit1374

37P/Forbes1317 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354

64P/Swift- Gehrels1349

2018 Aug C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)969 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)935 21P/Giacobini- Zinner63
48P/Johnson1128 48P/Johnson1182 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)94
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1137 64P/Swift- Gehrels1136 48P/Johnson1176

P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1216 64P/Swift- Gehrels1146

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354 38P/Stephan- Oterma1247

P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1278

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11353
2018 Sep C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1049 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1014 21P/Giacobini- Zinner643
48P/Johnson1184 64P/Swift- Gehrels1034 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1011
46P/Wirtanen1116 38P/Stephan- Oterma101 64P/Swift- Gehrels1016
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11337 48P/Johnson1184 38P/Stephan- Oterma1045

46P/Wirtanen1181 48P/Johnson1126

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11355 46P/Wirtanen1177

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11317
2018 Oct 46P/Wirtanen848 21P/Giacobini- Zinner728 21P/Giacobini- Zinner770
64P/Swift- Gehrels912 46P/Wirtanen888 46P/Wirtanen851
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1032 38P/Stephan- Oterma96 38P/Stephan- Oterma940
48P/Johnson1283 64P/Swift- Gehrels923 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1019
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11356 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1013 48P/Johnson1211

48P/Johnson1261 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1334

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11355
2018 Nov 46P/Wirtanen477 46P/Wirtanen488 46P/Wirtanen439
64P/Swift- Gehrels920 38P/Stephan- Oterma99 38P/Stephan- Oterma934
21P/Giacobini- Zinner1021 21P/Giacobini- Zinner958 21P/Giacobini- Zinner987
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1124 64P/Swift- Gehrels918 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1127
48P/Johnson1380 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1122 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1359
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11356 48P/Johnson1338

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11325

C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1329
2018 Dec 46P/Wirtanen372 46P/Wirtanen358 46P/Wirtanen322
64P/Swift- Gehrels1024 38P/Stephan- Oterma910 38P/Stephan- Oterma926
21P/Giacobini- Zinner1155 64P/Swift- Gehrels109 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1186
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1133 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1187 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1131
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1131 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1369
78P/Gehrels 21332 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1132
C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1335 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1373
2019 Jan 64P/Swift- Gehrels1126 38P/Stephan- Oterma1014 38P/Stephan- Oterma1013
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1145 64P/Swift- Gehrels117 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1131
21P/Giacobini- Zinner1285 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1134 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1250
78P/Gehrels 21316 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1290 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1355
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11315 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1374
C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1344

2019 Feb C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1251 46P/Wirtanen79 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1221
38P/Stephan- Oterma125 38P/Stephan- Oterma119 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)128
78P/Gehrels 2134 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1233
64P/Swift- Gehrels1326 64P/Swift- Gehrels131
2019 Mar 46P/Wirtanen1019 46P/Wirtanen1016 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)127
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1252 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1225 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)129
38P/Stephan- Oterma139 38P/Stephan- Oterma134
2019 Apr C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1350 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)139 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)137
46P/Wirtanen1321 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)137 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1138

2019 May C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1341 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1310 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329
2019 Jun C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1312 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1311 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339
2019 Jul
260P/McNaught1313 168P/Hergenrother1239

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1138 260P/McNaught1357

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340

78P/Gehrels 2133
2019 Aug 68P/Klemola1364 260P/McNaught1214 168P/Hergenrother1129

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11327 260P/McNaught1251

68P/Klemola1322 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339

78P/Gehrels 21310
2019 Sep 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1134 260P/McNaught1113 260P/McNaught1134
68P/Klemola1365 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339 168P/Hergenrother1114

68P/Klemola1317 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339

78P/Gehrels 21313
2019 Oct 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340 260P/McNaught1113 260P/McNaught1116
68P/Klemola1358 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340 168P/Hergenrother124

68P/Klemola135 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313
2019 Nov 260P/McNaught136 260P/McNaught126
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11331

2019 Dec 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312
260P/McNaught137 260P/McNaught131
2020 Jan 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323

2020 Feb 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1137

2020 Mar 88P/Howell136 88P/Howell1359 88P/Howell1331
2020 Apr 88P/Howell1228 88P/Howell1259 88P/Howell1227

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

2020 Jun 249P/LINEAR1016 88P/Howell1024 85P/Boethin930
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11322
2020 Jul 2P/Encke740 88P/Howell107 85P/Boethin822

58P/Jackson- Neujmin1325

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328
2020 Aug 88P/Howell958 2P/Encke129 85P/Boethin813
2P/Encke1067 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1132 58P/Jackson- Neujmin1329

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329
2020 Sep 88P/Howell851 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11319 85P/Boethin99

58P/Jackson- Neujmin1334

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328
2020 Oct 88P/Howell846 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328 85P/Boethin1211
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1137
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11327
2020 Nov 88P/Howell939 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1268 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1252
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1243 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1139
141P/Machholz 21217

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329


2020 Dec 88P/Howell1027 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1267 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1240
141P/Machholz 21117 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11320
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1254

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330


2021 Jan 141P/Machholz 21139 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1245 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1211
88P/Howell1113 141P/Machholz 2121
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1254 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1133
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11326


2021 Feb 88P/Howell124 141P/Machholz 2126 10P/Tempel 2127
141P/Machholz 21245 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1322
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1337

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11316

2021 Mar 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1136 7P/Pons- Winnecke124 10P/Tempel 21114

246P/NEAT138 7P/Pons- Winnecke1245

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

246P/NEAT1327 10P/Tempel 21119

2021 May
7P/Pons- Winnecke819 7P/Pons- Winnecke864

246P/NEAT1350 10P/Tempel 21126



2021 Jun 246P/NEAT1314 7P/Pons- Winnecke831 7P/Pons- Winnecke885

246P/NEAT1387 15P/Finlay1145


10P/Tempel 21233


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1133
2021 Jul 252P/LINEAR1117 7P/Pons- Winnecke949 7P/Pons- Winnecke990
7P/Pons- Winnecke112 246P/NEAT1390 15P/Finlay930

10P/Tempel 21339


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11316
2021 Aug 252P/LINEAR1121 7P/Pons- Winnecke1173 8P/Tuttle96
7P/Pons- Winnecke1125 6P/d'Arrest1217 15P/Finlay917
6P/d'Arrest1267 246P/NEAT1390 4P/Faye1034
7P/Pons- Winnecke1178

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11321

10P/Tempel 21340

2021 Sep 6P/d'Arrest1071 6P/d'Arrest1017 8P/Tuttle815
252P/LINEAR1221 19P/Borrelly1367 4P/Faye1036
19P/Borrelly1348 7P/Pons- Winnecke1375 15P/Finlay1113
7P/Pons- Winnecke1341

7P/Pons- Winnecke1346

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323
2021 Oct 6P/d'Arrest971 6P/d'Arrest919 8P/Tuttle818
19P/Borrelly1172 4P/Faye1013 4P/Faye1042
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1381 19P/Borrelly1167 19P/Borrelly1134
132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21358 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11315 15P/Finlay1314

67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1352 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323

132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21358 132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21318

67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko133
2021 Nov 6P/d'Arrest965 6P/d'Arrest919 8P/Tuttle1019
19P/Borrelly1076 19P/Borrelly1049 19P/Borrelly1018
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1272 4P/Faye1034 4P/Faye1047
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1137 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1227 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323
132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21359 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323 132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 2136

132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21346
2021 Dec 19P/Borrelly966 19P/Borrelly929 19P/Borrelly101
6P/d'Arrest1053 6P/d'Arrest1014 4P/Faye1047
4P/Faye1032 4P/Faye1048 8P/Tuttle1224
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1147 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko127 9P/Tempel 1139
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324 8P/Tuttle124 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11311

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324
2022 Jan 19P/Borrelly839 19P/Borrelly94 22P/Kopff1111
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1125 4P/Faye1147 4P/Faye1126
4P/Faye1145 6P/d'Arrest122 9P/Tempel 11224
6P/d'Arrest1236 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11316
104P/Kowal 21315

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324

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


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