You can now buy the recently released book, Fall of a Thousand Suns: How Near Misses and Comet Impacts affected the Religious Beliefs of our Ancestors. It is available through iBooks and Amazon.
This website only lists information on modern-day comets and meteor showers. The book, however, thoroughly investigates how specific ancient impacts and near misses changed religious beliefs around the world.
Brightest Comets in 21st Century
A List of The Brightest Comets in the 21st century
The International Comet Quarterly (ICQ) "is a non-profit scientific journal [ISSN 0736-6922] devoted to the observation, news, and study of comets; it serves as a link between amateur and professional astronomers in the exchange of useful observations (following a standardized format) and news regarding all comets." Recently, it compiled a list of the brightest comets since 1935. The brightest comets in the 21st century, from 2000 to 2013, are ranked below in order of apparent magnitude.
|-5.5||C/2006 P1||Comet McNaught|
|-0.5||C/2002 V1||Comet NEAT|
|1.0||C/2011 L4||Comet PANSTARRS|
|2.2||C/2002 T7||Comet LINEAR|
|2.5||C/2000 WM1||Comet LINEAR|
|2.8||C/2001 Q4||Comet NEAT|
|2.9||153P C/2002 C1||Comet Ikeya-Zhang|
|3.0||C/2001 A2||Comet LINEAR|
|3.3||C/2004 F4||Comet Bradfield|
|3.5||C/2004 Q2||Comet Machholz|
- Comets in 2013
- Comets in 2014
- Comets in 2015
- Comets in 2016
- Comets in 2017
- List of Periodic Comets
- List of Non-Periodic Comets
- Brightest Comets in 20th Century
- Brightest Comets in History