Comet Holmes (Perihelion Mar 27, 2014)
Over the course of 42 hours in October of 2007, Comet Holmes (17P/Holmes) became a half million times brighter on its way to becoming the largest
object in the solar system - larger than the Sun, or Brad Pitt's ego, if only for a brief time. Holmes is one of the more prominent comets in 2014.
Comet Faye (Mar 29, 2014)
Comey Faye (4P/Faye) was discovered in 1844 by a French astronomer. It was the first periodic comet to be named after its discoverer and not the
individual who determined its orbit. This comet will reach perihelion a couple days after Comet Holmes in 2014.
Comet 209P / Linear (May 6, 2014)
Russian astronomer, Mikhail Maslov, believes Earth will pass through the tail of Comet 209P / LINEAR between 7:00 and 8:00 UT on May 24, 2014. It
could result in a meteor storm producing between 100 and 400 meteors an hour. Viewing conditions will be particular good in Canada and the United
States. Circle this date on your calendar.
THIS ONE CAN GIVE US QUITE A SHOW
Comet Siding Spring (Oct 25, 2014)
There is currently a 1 and 120,000 chance that Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) will hit Mars on October 19, 2014. Based on Leonid Elenin's recent
observations, Comet Siding Spring will pass 0.000276 AU (41,300 km, 25,700 miles) from the surface of Mars. For comparison, the average distance
between the Earth and Moon is .00257 AU (384,400 km, 238,900 miles).
SOHO Comets (Various, 2014)
Dozens of tiny, sungrazing comets are expected to return to tightly orbit the Sun in 2014 or end their lives in its corona. These comets will probably
only be observable from space observatories like SOHO and LASCO. The general public can comb through movies and images captured by SOHO, attempting to
discover comets in 2014.
Asteroid 2003 QQ47
....So, me thinks Cheesy will continue very busy in the coming months