Visual Comets in the Future (Northern Hemisphere)

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Updated on September 23, 2020
Southern 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
2020 Sep C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)820 C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)104 C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)1022
88P/Howell815 C/2020 Q1 (Borisov)1257 C/2020 K8 (Catalina- ATLAS)1010
C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)1021 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11359 C/2020 Q1 (Borisov)1269
C/2019 U6 (Lemmon)1245
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11383
C/2020 Q1 (Borisov)1261

C/2019 N1 (ATLAS)1312

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1133

2020 Oct 88P/Howell819 C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)929 C/2020 P1 (NEOWISE)95
C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)118 C/2020 Q1 (Borisov)1352 C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)942
C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)119 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11383 C/2020 Q1 (Borisov)1319
C/2020 Q1 (Borisov)1386
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11383
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11322
C/2020 S3 (Erasmus)1332
2020 Nov 88P/Howell924 C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)979 C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)956
C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)98 P/2020 P2 (Boattini)1243 C/2020 S3 (Erasmus)1030
141P/Machholz 21329 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11382 C/2020 P1 (NEOWISE)1110
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11381
C/2019 N1 (ATLAS)1210

P/2020 P2 (Boattini)1216

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324
2020 Dec C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)1042 C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)1089 C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)1030
88P/Howell1026 P/2020 P2 (Boattini)1254 C/2020 S3 (Erasmus)102
141P/Machholz 21134 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11357 C/2019 N1 (ATLAS)1211
P/2020 P2 (Boattini)1227
C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)131
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11381

2021 Jan 141P/Machholz 21149 C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)1179 C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)1114
88P/Howell1125 P/2020 P2 (Boattini)1247 C/2019 N1 (ATLAS)127
C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)1177 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11331 C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)1311
P/2020 P2 (Boattini)1272

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11379

2021 Feb 88P/Howell1219 141P/Machholz 2134 C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)135
141P/Machholz 21253 P/2020 P2 (Boattini)1347 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1357
P/2020 P2 (Boattini)1376 C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)1353 C/2017 T2 (PanSTARRS)1313
C/2020 M3 (ATLAS)1376 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1139
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11369 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)132
C/2020 N1 (PanSTARRS)1360 C/2020 N1 (PanSTARRS)132
2021 Mar C/2020 N1 (PanSTARRS)1352 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1321 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1371
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11344
C/2020 R4 (ATLAS)1333

2021 Apr C/2020 R4 (ATLAS)1248 C/2020 R4 (ATLAS)1288 C/2020 R4 (ATLAS)1283
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)138 7P/Pons- Winnecke1216 7P/Pons- Winnecke1260
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11319 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1344 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1382

C/2020 J1 (SONEAR)1320 246P/NEAT1326

C/2020 J1 (SONEAR)1320
2021 May C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1236 7P/Pons- Winnecke1115 7P/Pons- Winnecke1154
C/2020 R4 (ATLAS)1387 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1282 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1283
C/2020 J1 (SONEAR)1326 C/2020 R4 (ATLAS)1388 4P/Faye1315
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1313 246P/NEAT1313 C/2020 R4 (ATLAS)1332

C/2020 J1 (SONEAR)1330 246P/NEAT1327

C/2020 J1 (SONEAR)1315


C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)136
2021 Jun C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1265 7P/Pons- Winnecke117 15P/Finlay1118
246P/NEAT135 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1282 7P/Pons- Winnecke1137
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)133 246P/NEAT1324 4P/Faye1227
C/2020 J1 (SONEAR)1337 C/2020 J1 (SONEAR)1332 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1269

10P/Tempel 21211



C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1312

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1138
2021 Jul C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1286 4P/Faye111 15P/Finlay927
246P/NEAT1317 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1283 8P/Tuttle105

246P/NEAT1322 4P/Faye1144

67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1315 7P/Pons- Winnecke1119

C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1242

10P/Tempel 21331

C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1325


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11334

67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1354
2021 Aug C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1285 4P/Faye108 15P/Finlay936
6P/d'Arrest1249 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1247 8P/Tuttle92
246P/NEAT1317 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1227 4P/Faye1057

6P/d'Arrest1215 7P/Pons- Winnecke118

7P/Pons- Winnecke123 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)129

C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)134 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1267

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11314 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1341

246P/NEAT1320 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11361

10P/Tempel 21335
2021 Sep 6P/d'Arrest1036 4P/Faye1016 4P/Faye1068
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1169 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1032 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1076

C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1120 15P/Finlay1150

C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1214 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1260

7P/Pons- Winnecke135 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11387

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11335
2021 Oct 6P/d'Arrest925 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko932 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko981
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1152 4P/Faye1028 4P/Faye1069
19P/Borrelly112 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1229 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1282
104P/Kowal 21347 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11360 15P/Finlay1357
132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21352 104P/Kowal 21320 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11387

15P/Finlay132 132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21311

132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21354
2021 Nov 6P/d'Arrest927 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko836 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko882
19P/Borrelly1016 4P/Faye1046 4P/Faye1067
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1136 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1251 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1287
104P/Kowal 21146 104P/Kowal 2128 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11387
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11319 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11387
132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21352 132P/Helin- Roman- Alu 21340
2021 Dec 19P/Borrelly935 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko859 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko883
6P/d'Arrest1033 4P/Faye1062 4P/Faye1063
104P/Kowal 21047 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1190 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1111
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1116 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11387 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1189
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1117
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11325
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11386
9P/Tempel 11322

C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1326
2022 Jan 19P/Borrelly846 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko984 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko984
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko927 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1188 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1029
104P/Kowal 21054 4P/Faye1164 22P/Kopff118
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1148 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11359 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1126
4P/Faye1165 C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)138 4P/Faye115
9P/Tempel 11222
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11386
C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1325
2022 Feb 19P/Borrelly848 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1084 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1041
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1082 104P/Kowal 21010 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1018
104P/Kowal 21063 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1162 22P/Kopff118
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1181 C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1327 9P/Tempel 11221
4P/Faye1367 4P/Faye1348 C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1327
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11385 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11334 116P/Wild 41319
116P/Wild 41335 116P/Wild 41374
2022 Mar 19P/Borrelly947 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)92 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)954
104P/Kowal 21265 104P/Kowal 21215 22P/Kopff108
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1276 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1237 9P/Tempel 11118
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1282 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1261 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko121
C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1214 C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1233 C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1210
116P/Wild 41374 116P/Wild 41374 116P/Wild 41310
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11369 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11314
2022 Apr 19P/Borrelly1142 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)827 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)865
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1259 19P/Borrelly113 22P/Kopff1010
C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1240 C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1210 9P/Tempel 11116
116P/Wild 41374 C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1237 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11326
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11340 116P/Wild 41344
67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1378 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko1338
2022 May C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)717 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)765 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)766
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova106 19P/Borrelly123 22P/Kopff1117
19P/Borrelly1237 C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1325 9P/Tempel 11220
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)1232 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11315 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11326
C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1343 73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31317
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31357 116P/Wild 41322
116P/Wild 41364

2022 Jun C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)648 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)664 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)658
45P/Honda- Mrkos- Pajdusakova127 73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 3127 22P/Kopff1132
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31244 C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)139 169P/NEAT1211
C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1340 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11325 9P/Tempel 11229
117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 1139 9P/Tempel 1132 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11325
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)135 19P/Borrelly131
19P/Borrelly1329 116P/Wild 4133
116P/Wild 41340

2022 Jul C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)653 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)656 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)621
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31124 22P/Kopff1213 169P/NEAT122
117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11320 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11323 22P/Kopff1252
C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1325 9P/Tempel 11314 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11312

9P/Tempel 11332
2022 Aug C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)642 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)615 22P/Kopff1259
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31112 22P/Kopff1237 81P/Wild 2135
117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11323 117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11316 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339
C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)1312

2022 Sep C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)620 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 4133 81P/Wild 21215
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 3119 22P/Kopff1357 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41356
117P/Helin- Roman- Alu 11323 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11312 22P/Kopff1358
C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)132
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11366
C/2019 L3 (ATLAS)136
2022 Oct C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)62 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41214 81P/Wild 21123
73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31218 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11334 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41264

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11384
2022 Nov 73P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 31320 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41128 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41164
C/2020 K1 (PanSTARRS)1315 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11359 81P/Wild 21130

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11384
2022 Dec 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11320 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41149 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41163

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11384 81P/Wild 21133

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11384
2023 Jan 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41121 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41169 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41164
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11384 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11384 81P/Wild 21133

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11320
2023 Feb 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41274 118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41273 96P/Machholz 1712
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11384 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11358 81P/Wild 21133

118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41210

C/2020 K1 (PanSTARRS)131

2023 Mar 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11383 364P/PanSTARRS1342 81P/Wild 21235
118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41374 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11336 237P/LINEAR1227

118P/Shoemaker- Levy 41357 C/2020 K1 (PanSTARRS)121

96P/Machholz 11316

2023 Apr 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11363 364P/PanSTARRS1134 237P/LINEAR1135

81P/Wild 21217 364P/PanSTARRS1187

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313 81P/Wild 21237

2023 May 81P/Wild 21211 237P/LINEAR1025 237P/LINEAR1047

81P/Wild 21237 364P/PanSTARRS111

81P/Wild 21237


2023 Jun 237P/LINEAR1019 237P/LINEAR1053 237P/LINEAR1052
81P/Wild 21333 81P/Wild 21337 185P/Petriew1113

81P/Wild 21328


2023 Jul 237P/LINEAR1043 237P/LINEAR1056 237P/LINEAR1045
103P/Hartley 2127 103P/Hartley 21244 185P/Petriew1110
81P/Wild 21334 126P/IRAS1314 103P/Hartley 21283

81P/Wild 21336 126P/IRAS1356

81P/Wild 2134
2023 Aug 103P/Hartley 298 103P/Hartley 2947 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)916
237P/LINEAR1156 237P/LINEAR1156 103P/Hartley 2989
126P/IRAS134 2P/Encke121 2P/Encke1042
12P/Pons- Brooks1370 126P/IRAS1341 237P/LINEAR1117

12P/Pons- Brooks1338 185P/Petriew1110


12P/Pons- Brooks138
2023 Sep 103P/Hartley 294 103P/Hartley 2743 103P/Hartley 2782
237P/LINEAR1255 237P/LINEAR1234 2P/Encke838
12P/Pons- Brooks1369 12P/Pons- Brooks1334 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)938
126P/IRAS1320 126P/IRAS1355 185P/Petriew1312

12P/Pons- Brooks134

2023 Oct 12P/Pons- Brooks1260 103P/Hartley 2718 103P/Hartley 2772
237P/LINEAR1353 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)918 2P/Encke77

62P/Tsuchinshan 11222 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)947

12P/Pons- Brooks1214 62P/Tsuchinshan 11276

237P/LINEAR1314 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11369

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11310
2023 Nov 12P/Pons- Brooks1148 103P/Hartley 2712 103P/Hartley 2758
144P/Kushida1335 62P/Tsuchinshan 1822 62P/Tsuchinshan 1876

C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)948 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)948

144P/Kushida1373 144P/Kushida137

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11333 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11375
2023 Dec 12P/Pons- Brooks1036 62P/Tsuchinshan 1721 62P/Tsuchinshan 1773
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1015 103P/Hartley 2830 103P/Hartley 2845
144P/Kushida1071 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1052 12P/Pons- Brooks107
13P/Olbers1339 144P/Kushida1072 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1021
P/2016 J3 (STEREO)1328 13P/Olbers1336 26P/Grigg- Skjellerup139

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11359 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11376
2024 Jan 12P/Pons- Brooks825 62P/Tsuchinshan 1730 62P/Tsuchinshan 1768
144P/Kushida871 144P/Kushida838 12P/Pons- Brooks810
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1056 103P/Hartley 21044 103P/Hartley 21040
P/2016 J3 (STEREO)1023 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1054 26P/Grigg- Skjellerup1211
103P/Hartley 2128 13P/Olbers1218 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11339
13P/Olbers1248 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11376
29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11324


2024 Feb 12P/Pons- Brooks619 62P/Tsuchinshan 1751 12P/Pons- Brooks69
144P/Kushida872 144P/Kushida827 62P/Tsuchinshan 1765
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1160 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1132 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11313
13P/Olbers1148 103P/Hartley 21249 26P/Grigg- Skjellerup1311
103P/Hartley 21250 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11376
P/2001 Q6 (NEAT)1232


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11376

2024 Mar 12P/Pons- Brooks417 144P/Kushida922 62P/Tsuchinshan 1941
144P/Kushida972 62P/Tsuchinshan 1965 P/2001 Q6 (NEAT)133
62P/Tsuchinshan 1930 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)119
13P/Olbers1039 207P/NEAT1231
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1158 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11354
P/2001 Q6 (NEAT)1222


29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11376

2024 Apr 12P/Pons- Brooks410 144P/Kushida1117 62P/Tsuchinshan 11120
13P/Olbers924 62P/Tsuchinshan 11165 P/2001 Q6 (NEAT)139
144P/Kushida1165 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11329
62P/Tsuchinshan 11162 P/2001 Q6 (NEAT)132
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1239

P/2001 Q6 (NEAT)1321

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11375

2024 May 13P/Olbers812 144P/Kushida138 154P/Brewington114
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1212 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1137

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11351

2024 Jun 13P/Olbers712
2024 Jul 13P/Olbers718

C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)137
2024 Aug 13P/Olbers820

C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1336
2024 Sep 13P/Olbers919 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1310 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1364

2024 Oct 13P/Olbers1013 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1338 333P/LINEAR1334
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1374
2024 Nov 13P/Olbers123 333P/LINEAR95 333P/LINEAR962

C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1375 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1375

29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11310 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11364
2024 Dec 333P/LINEAR947 333P/LINEAR912 333P/LINEAR960
C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1328 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11334 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11364

C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1376 C/2017 K2 (PanSTARRS)1334
2025 Jan 333P/LINEAR1146 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11364 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11364
2025 Feb 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11331 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11365 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11327
2025 Mar 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11366 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11365 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 1136
2025 Apr 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11366 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11342
2025 May 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11359 29P/Schwassmann- Wachmann 11318
2025 Jun

2025 Jul

2025 Aug

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


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