Visual Comets in the Future (Southern Hemisphere)

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Updated on September 1, 2017
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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
2017 Sep C/2015 V2 (Johnson)959 C/2017 O1 (ASASSN)77 C/2017 O1 (ASASSN)746
71P/Clark1188 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)911 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1032
96P/Machholz 11238 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1114 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1155
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11370 71P/Clark1135 217P/LINEAR1130
213P/Van Ness1379 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1111 96P/Machholz 11210
C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1364 96P/Machholz 11211 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1134

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11370 24P/Schaumasse1311

213P/Van Ness1341

C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1355
2017 Oct 96P/Machholz 1822 C/2017 O1 (ASASSN)72 C/2017 O1 (ASASSN)720
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1047 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1011 96P/Machholz 194
C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)123 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1136 24P/Schaumasse109
71P/Clark1279 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1135 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1156
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11370 71P/Clark1226 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1134
213P/Van Ness1372 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11338 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)111
240P/NEAT1389 213P/Van Ness1321 62P/Tsuchinshan 11115

240P/NEAT1360 217P/LINEAR1236

2017 Nov C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1023 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1053 24P/Schaumasse104
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1137 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1110 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1054
C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1233 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1238 62P/Tsuchinshan 11115
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11358 217P/LINEAR1313 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)112
240P/NEAT1389 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1222
71P/Clark1359 240P/NEAT1354 217P/LINEAR1341

(3200) Phaethon1310 (3200) Phaethon1317

71P/Clark1314 240P/NEAT1315
2017 Dec C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1041 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1049 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1034
(3200) Phaethon1021 (3200) Phaethon1015 24P/Schaumasse1015
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1229 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)129 62P/Tsuchinshan 11126
C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1339 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1338 (3200) Phaethon1114
240P/NEAT1368 240P/NEAT1329 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)122
C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)134
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329

2018 Jan C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1040 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1030 62P/Tsuchinshan 11244
185P/Petriew115 62P/Tsuchinshan 1124 24P/Schaumasse1224
240P/NEAT1241 240P/NEAT136
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1322 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)135
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1134

2018 Feb C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1028 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)101 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1318
185P/Petriew1114 62P/Tsuchinshan 11318 62P/Tsuchinshan 11353
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)132
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1317

2018 Mar C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1014
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1244
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11310
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1313
2018 Apr C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)103 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1114 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1164
240P/NEAT123 66P/du Toit1216 66P/du Toit1270

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

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)134
2018 May C/2017 O1 (ASASSN)131 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/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1083
P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1128 66P/du Toit116 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1122

48P/Johnson1233 66P/du Toit1172

21P/Giacobini- Zinner123 48P/Johnson1271

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354

37P/Forbes1313 37P/Forbes1364
2018 Jul C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1074 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1078 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1019
P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1018 48P/Johnson1158 21P/Giacobini- Zinner105

66P/du Toit139 P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1057

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11337 48P/Johnson1176

64P/Swift- Gehrels1325 66P/du Toit1374

37P/Forbes1317 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354

64P/Swift- Gehrels1350

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

P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1219 64P/Swift- Gehrels1145

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

P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1282

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

46P/Wirtanen1180 48P/Johnson1126

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11355 46P/Wirtanen1177

C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1113

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
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11356 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1113 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1133

48P/Johnson1161 48P/Johnson1112

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11355 240P/NEAT132
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 N6 (PanSTARRS)1158
48P/Johnson1380 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1128 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1227
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11356 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1221


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)1138 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1188 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1170
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1234 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1173 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)1177 64P/Swift- Gehrels117 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1152
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1245 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1177 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1231
21P/Giacobini- Zinner1285 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1234 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1248
78P/Gehrels 21315 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1290
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313

2019 Feb 38P/Stephan- Oterma124 46P/Wirtanen78 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)128
C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1277 38P/Stephan- Oterma119 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)129
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1351 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1255 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1322
78P/Gehrels 2135 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1333 C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1349
64P/Swift- Gehrels1326 64P/Swift- Gehrels131
2019 Mar 46P/Wirtanen1019 46P/Wirtanen1016 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)129
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1352 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1325 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)137
C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1372 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1326 C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1383
38P/Stephan- Oterma139 C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1329

38P/Stephan- Oterma134
2019 Apr C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)137 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)137 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)137
46P/Wirtanen1320 C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1364 C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1390
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1350 46P/Wirtanen1311 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11310

C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)138
2019 May C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1340 C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1388 C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1349

C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1310 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329
2019 Jun C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1382 C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1382 C/2017 M4 (ATLAS)1313
C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1312 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1311 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
2019 Aug 68P/Klemola1365 260P/McNaught1214 168P/Hergenrother1129

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328 260P/McNaught1252

68P/Klemola1322 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 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339

78P/Gehrels 21314
2019 Oct 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340 260P/McNaught1114 260P/McNaught1115
68P/Klemola1358 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340 168P/Hergenrother123

68P/Klemola135 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312
2019 Nov 260P/McNaught136 260P/McNaught126
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11332

2019 Dec 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 88P/Howell1060 88P/Howell1025 85D/Boethin930
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11322
2020 Jul 2P/Encke739 88P/Howell107 85D/Boethin822

58P/Jackson- Neujmin1325

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328
2020 Aug 88P/Howell958 2P/Encke129 85D/Boethin813
2P/Encke1067 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1133 58P/Jackson- Neujmin1329

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329
2020 Sep 88P/Howell851 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11320 85D/Boethin99

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328

58P/Jackson- Neujmin1334
2020 Oct 88P/Howell846 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328 85D/Boethin1211
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1136
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11327
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
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1255 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1133
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11327


2021 Feb 88P/Howell123 141P/Machholz 2136 10P/Tempel 2127
141P/Machholz 21345 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1321 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)132
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11315

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 21119

C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1315

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

C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1212 10P/Tempel 21127

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

10P/Tempel 21339


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11315
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 6P/d'Arrest1217 4P/Faye1034
246P/NEAT1350 246P/NEAT1390 7P/Pons- Winnecke1178

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11321

10P/Tempel 21341

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

7P/Pons- Winnecke1346

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323
2021 Oct 6P/d'Arrest971 6P/d'Arrest919 8P/Tuttle818
19P/Borrelly1173 4P/Faye1015 4P/Faye1042
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1114 19P/Borrelly1167 19P/Borrelly1134
104P/Kowal 21363 104P/Kowal 21328 15P/Finlay1314
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1381 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11315 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323
132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21358 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1353 132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21318

132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21358 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko134
2021 Nov 6P/d'Arrest964 6P/d'Arrest919 8P/Tuttle1019
19P/Borrelly1076 19P/Borrelly1047 19P/Borrelly1017
104P/Kowal 21160 4P/Faye1036 4P/Faye1047
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1271 104P/Kowal 21118 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1138 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1225 132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 2135
132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21359 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323

132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21345
2021 Dec 19P/Borrelly965 19P/Borrelly928 4P/Faye1047
6P/d'Arrest1052 6P/d'Arrest1014 8P/Tuttle1225
104P/Kowal 21043 4P/Faye1048 9P/Tempel 1138
4P/Faye1031 104P/Kowal 2114 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11310
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1145 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko126
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324 8P/Tuttle125

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324
2022 Jan 19P/Borrelly840 19P/Borrelly95 22P/Kopff1110
104P/Kowal 21031 4P/Faye1148 4P/Faye1127
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1125 6P/d'Arrest122 9P/Tempel 11224
4P/Faye1145 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11316

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324

2022 Feb 19P/Borrelly821 4P/Faye1334 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1018
104P/Kowal 21035 116P/Wild 41337 22P/Kopff1121
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1116
9P/Tempel 11238
116P/Wild 41316
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323

116P/Wild 41321

2022 Mar 19P/Borrelly98 116P/Wild 41336 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)938
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1115
104P/Kowal 21238
9P/Tempel 11149
116P/Wild 41336

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11317

2022 Apr 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova102 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)812 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)843
19P/Borrelly103 116P/Wild 41320 22P/Kopff1038
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1218 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11331 9P/Tempel 11260
116P/Wild 41338
117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11383
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11310

2022 May 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1016 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)736 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)745
19P/Borrelly123 9P/Tempel 1128 22P/Kopff1145
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1320 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11355 9P/Tempel 11272
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31330 116P/Wild 4134 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11384
116P/Wild 41342

2022 Jun C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)615 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)652 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)721
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31233 9P/Tempel 11225 22P/Kopff1151
117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11318 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11386 169P/NEAT1221
9P/Tempel 11275
116P/Wild 41342
117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11385
2022 Jul C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)665 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)655 169P/NEAT1210
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31135 22P/Kopff1210 22P/Kopff1251
117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11387 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11387 43P/Wolf- Harrington1219
116P/Wild 41339 9P/Tempel 11339 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11324

9P/Tempel 11377
2022 Aug C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)671 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)627 43P/Wolf- Harrington1117
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31141 22P/Kopff1232 22P/Kopff1252
117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11387 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11362 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312

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


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