Visual Comets in the Future (Southern Hemisphere)

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Updated on March 18, 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 Mar 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak713 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak626 2P/Encke620
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1021 45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1035 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)748
C/2016 VZ18 (PanSTARRS)121 C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)126 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)88

71P/Clark1336 C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)1051

45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova1010

73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31126

C/2017 E1 (Borisov)1228


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11334
2017 Apr
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)711 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak514

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

C/2015 V2 (Johnson)79


C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy)910


73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31225

C/2017 E1 (Borisov)1221

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11357
2017 May C/2015 V2 (Johnson)610 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)631 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak639
71P/Clark1019 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak631 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)734

71P/Clark1082 71P/Clark1045

213P/Van Ness1353 213P/Van Ness1388

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11317 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11369

C/2017 E1 (Borisov)1318


73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31326


C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)135
2017 Jun C/2015 V2 (Johnson)663 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)629 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)728
71P/Clark1089 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak957 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak918
41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1111 71P/Clark1088 71P/Clark1020
213P/Van Ness1214 213P/Van Ness1288 213P/Van Ness1288
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)133 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)133
2017 Jul C/2015 V2 (Johnson)680 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)625 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)829
71P/Clark1090 71P/Clark1063 71P/Clark101
213P/Van Ness1143 213P/Van Ness1187 217P/LINEAR1135
41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1228 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak1264 213P/Van Ness1129
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1134 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1230 41P/Tuttle- Giacobini- Kresak121
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1332 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11369 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1242

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1332 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1338

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11368
2017 Aug C/2015 V2 (Johnson)778 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)716 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)931
71P/Clark1088 71P/Clark1047 217P/LINEAR1130
213P/Van Ness1183 213P/Van Ness1183 213P/Van Ness113
C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1233 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1255 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1243
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11338 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11369 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1249
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1332 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)139 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11325
2017 Sep C/2015 V2 (Johnson)958 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)911 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1032
71P/Clark1188 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1115 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1155
96P/Machholz 11239 71P/Clark1135 217P/LINEAR1130
213P/Van Ness1279 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1113 96P/Machholz 11210
C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1264 213P/Van Ness1239 24P/Schaumasse1311
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11370 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1246 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1133
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1328 96P/Machholz 11211

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11369
2017 Oct 96P/Machholz 1820 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1011 96P/Machholz 194
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1046 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1135 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)101
C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)122 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1135 24P/Schaumasse109
213P/Van Ness1271 213P/Van Ness1220 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1156
71P/Clark1278 71P/Clark1225 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1134
C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1363 C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1316 62P/Tsuchinshan 11215
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11370 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11337 217P/LINEAR1235
2017 Nov C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1022 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)1233 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1238 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)102
213P/Van Ness1251 213P/Van Ness124 62P/Tsuchinshan 11115
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11359 217P/LINEAR1315 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1222
71P/Clark1360 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313 217P/LINEAR1341
C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon- Yeung- PanSTARRS)1337 71P/Clark1314 (3200) Phaethon1317

(3200) Phaethon139
2017 Dec C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1042 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1049 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1035
(3200) Phaethon1021 (3200) Phaethon1014 24P/Schaumasse1014
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1130 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)119 62P/Tsuchinshan 11126
C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1339 C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)1338 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)112
(3200) Phaethon1116
213P/Van Ness1328
C/2015 ER61 (PanSTARRS)135
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330

2018 Jan C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1041 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1031 62P/Tsuchinshan 11245
185P/Petriew115 C/2015 V2 (Johnson)125 24P/Schaumasse1225
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1222 62P/Tsuchinshan 1125 C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)132
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1134

2018 Feb C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1027 62P/Tsuchinshan 11317 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1218
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)134
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1317
62P/Tsuchinshan 11353

C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1313
2018 Mar C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1014
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1143
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)1313
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1313
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1315

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1139
2018 Apr C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)103 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1013 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1063
C/2015 V2 (Johnson)139 66P/du Toit1216 66P/du Toit1270

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

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11332

C/2015 V2 (Johnson)1320
2018 May C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)131 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)952 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)979
P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1327 66P/du Toit1110 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)937 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)990 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)983
P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1028 48P/Johnson1134 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1121
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)136 66P/du Toit126 48P/Johnson1171

21P/Giacobini- Zinner123 66P/du Toit1273

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

37P/Forbes1313 37P/Forbes1363
2018 Jul C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)974 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)977 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)917
P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1015 48P/Johnson1157 21P/Giacobini- Zinner104
C/2015 O1 (PanSTARRS)136 66P/du Toit139 P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1054

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11336 48P/Johnson1176

64P/Swift- Gehrels1325 66P/du Toit1374

37P/Forbes1316 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354

64P/Swift- Gehrels1349

2018 Aug C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)969 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)934 21P/Giacobini- Zinner71
48P/Johnson1126 48P/Johnson1182 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)94
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1134 64P/Swift- Gehrels1137 48P/Johnson1176

P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1217 64P/Swift- Gehrels1145

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

P/2013 CU129 (PanSTARRS)1280

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11353
2018 Sep C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1050 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1015 21P/Giacobini- Zinner641
48P/Johnson1157 64P/Swift- Gehrels1035 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1010
46P/Wirtanen1114 38P/Stephan- Oterma101 64P/Swift- Gehrels1017
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11335 48P/Johnson1184 38P/Stephan- Oterma1045

46P/Wirtanen1180 48P/Johnson1127

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11355 46P/Wirtanen1177

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11318
2018 Oct 46P/Wirtanen849 21P/Giacobini- Zinner729 21P/Giacobini- Zinner771
64P/Swift- Gehrels912 46P/Wirtanen888 46P/Wirtanen851
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1033 38P/Stephan- Oterma96 38P/Stephan- Oterma941
48P/Johnson1184 64P/Swift- Gehrels923 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1019
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11356 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1013 48P/Johnson1112

48P/Johnson1162 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1131

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11355 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1335
2018 Nov 46P/Wirtanen479 46P/Wirtanen488 46P/Wirtanen439
64P/Swift- Gehrels920 38P/Stephan- Oterma99 38P/Stephan- Oterma934
21P/Giacobini- Zinner1023 21P/Giacobini- Zinner959 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)1360
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11356 48P/Johnson1338

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324

C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1331
2018 Dec 46P/Wirtanen371 46P/Wirtanen356 46P/Wirtanen321
64P/Swift- Gehrels1024 38P/Stephan- Oterma910 38P/Stephan- Oterma925
21P/Giacobini- Zinner1156 64P/Swift- Gehrels109 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1186
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1134 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1187 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1131
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1131 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1369
78P/Gehrels 21331 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1131
C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1337 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1373
2019 Jan 64P/Swift- Gehrels1125 38P/Stephan- Oterma1014 38P/Stephan- Oterma1012
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1144 64P/Swift- Gehrels117 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1131
21P/Giacobini- Zinner1285 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1134 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1249
78P/Gehrels 21316 21P/Giacobini- Zinner1290 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1353
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11314 C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1374
C/2016 N6 (PanSTARRS)1341

2019 Feb C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1251 46P/Wirtanen79 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1222
38P/Stephan- Oterma129 38P/Stephan- Oterma118 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)128
64P/Swift- Gehrels1326 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1234
78P/Gehrels 2135 64P/Swift- Gehrels131
2019 Mar 46P/Wirtanen1019 46P/Wirtanen1015 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)126
C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1252 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1224 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)129
38P/Stephan- Oterma139 38P/Stephan- Oterma134
2019 Apr C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1350 C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)138 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)137
46P/Wirtanen1321 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)137 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1139

2019 May C/2016 M1 (PanSTARRS)1341 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1310 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328
2019 Jun C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1312 C/2016 R2 (PanSTARRS)1311 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339
2019 Jul
260P/McNaught1313 168P/Hergenrother1238

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1138 260P/McNaught1357

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340

78P/Gehrels 2133
2019 Aug 68P/Klemola1365 260P/McNaught1214 168P/Hergenrother1128

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328 260P/McNaught1251

68P/Klemola1323 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339

78P/Gehrels 21310
2019 Sep 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1135 260P/McNaught1113 260P/McNaught1133
68P/Klemola1365 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339 168P/Hergenrother1114

68P/Klemola1317 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339

78P/Gehrels 21313
2019 Oct 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11332 260P/McNaught1113 260P/McNaught1115
68P/Klemola1358 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340 168P/Hergenrother123

68P/Klemola135 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313
2019 Nov 260P/McNaught136 260P/McNaught126
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11341 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11332

2019 Dec 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11314
260P/McNaught137 260P/McNaught131
2020 Jan 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11322

2020 Feb 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1136

2020 Mar 88P/Howell137 88P/Howell1359 88P/Howell1330
2020 Apr 210P/Christensen123 88P/Howell1259 88P/Howell1326

2020 May 88P/Howell1157 88P/Howell1157 85P/Boethin1231
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1137

2020 Jun 249P/LINEAR1019 88P/Howell1126 85P/Boethin930
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11322
2020 Jul 2P/Encke742 88P/Howell108 85P/Boethin823

58P/Jackson- Neujmin1325

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11328
2020 Aug 88P/Howell958 2P/Encke1210 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 1135
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11327
2020 Nov 88P/Howell939 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1268 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1252
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1241 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11310
141P/Machholz 21317

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329


2020 Dec 88P/Howell1028 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1267 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1241
141P/Machholz 21117 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11321
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1254

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11330


2021 Jan 141P/Machholz 21140 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1244 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1210
88P/Howell1113 141P/Machholz 2122
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1254 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1132
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11326

2021 Feb 88P/Howell124 141P/Machholz 2127 10P/Tempel 2127
141P/Machholz 21245 P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1321
P/2009 Q4 (Boattini)1337

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11316

2021 Mar 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1137 7P/Pons- Winnecke124 10P/Tempel 21114

246P/NEAT138 7P/Pons- Winnecke1245

2021 Apr
7P/Pons- Winnecke910 7P/Pons- Winnecke951

246P/NEAT1327 10P/Tempel 21120

2021 May
7P/Pons- Winnecke819 7P/Pons- Winnecke865

246P/NEAT1351 10P/Tempel 21126



2021 Jun 246P/NEAT1315 7P/Pons- Winnecke831 7P/Pons- Winnecke885

246P/NEAT1387 15P/Finlay1145


10P/Tempel 21233


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1134
2021 Jul 252P/LINEAR1117 7P/Pons- Winnecke947 7P/Pons- Winnecke989
7P/Pons- Winnecke111 246P/NEAT1390 15P/Finlay930

10P/Tempel 21339


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11315
2021 Aug 252P/LINEAR1121 7P/Pons- Winnecke1174 8P/Tuttle97
7P/Pons- Winnecke1126 6P/d'Arrest1217 15P/Finlay918
6P/d'Arrest1267 246P/NEAT1390 4P/Faye1034
7P/Pons- Winnecke1178

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11321

10P/Tempel 21341

2021 Sep 6P/d'Arrest1071 6P/d'Arrest1017 8P/Tuttle815
252P/LINEAR1221 19P/Borrelly1367 4P/Faye1036
19P/Borrelly1349 7P/Pons- Winnecke1375 15P/Finlay1113
7P/Pons- Winnecke1341

7P/Pons- Winnecke1345

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323
2021 Oct 6P/d'Arrest971 6P/d'Arrest919 8P/Tuttle818
19P/Borrelly1173 4P/Faye1014 4P/Faye1042
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1380 19P/Borrelly1167 19P/Borrelly1133
132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21358 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11315 15P/Finlay1314

67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1351 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323

132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21358 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko132

132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21317
2021 Nov 6P/d'Arrest965 6P/d'Arrest919 8P/Tuttle1019
19P/Borrelly1076 19P/Borrelly1048 19P/Borrelly1018
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1272 4P/Faye1035 4P/Faye1047
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1137 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1226 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323
132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21359 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11323 132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 2136

132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21345
2021 Dec 19P/Borrelly966 19P/Borrelly929 4P/Faye1047
6P/d'Arrest1052 6P/d'Arrest1014 8P/Tuttle1225
4P/Faye1030 4P/Faye1048 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11311
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1146 8P/Tuttle125 9P/Tempel 1138
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko127

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324
2022 Jan 19P/Borrelly841 19P/Borrelly96 22P/Kopff1111
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1126 4P/Faye1148 4P/Faye1128
4P/Faye1145 6P/d'Arrest123 9P/Tempel 11225
6P/d'Arrest1237 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11316
104P/Kowal 21315

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324

2022 Feb 19P/Borrelly820 4P/Faye1332 22P/Kopff1121
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1115 116P/Wild 41337 9P/Tempel 11237
104P/Kowal 21217
116P/Wild 41317

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11322

116P/Wild 41321

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


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