On 1979 Oct 04 at UT21:05-23:40 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, x360, seeing=II) detected colour in Aristarchus (and also in Bullialdus - there was a TLP alert at this time for Bullialdus) but nowehere else on the Moon. Aristarchus had a CED brightness value of 3.8 at 21:05 (though at this time no colour) and 3.4 at 23:40 and the floor was now slate blue/gray in colour. Other features remained constant in brightness. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=72 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Bullialdus 1979 Oct 04 UT 20:24-21:25 JH-Robinson (Devon, UK, 260mm Newt. x200 Seeing Antoniadi IV-V, Transp.=haze) observed a two bright points on the south west floor patch to be brighter in red than in blue at 21:12. The effect was still present at 20:36 but back to normal by 20:43-20:48. Amery (Reading, UK) found a possible brownish tinge on the west wall, though spuroius colour was present elsewhere on the Moon. Foley found the WSW corner darkened in blue light. Cook found pink on south rim of Bullialdus and Pedler found Bullialdus to be a confused mass with bright and dusky spots and patches - no colour seen. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=72 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Near Aristarchus 1788 Apr 19 UT 20:00? Observed by Schroter (Lilienthal, Germany) Event described as: "Small area very brilliant & other bright spots". No additional references given. NASA Catalog Event #44, NASA Weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Gassendi 1968 Jun 09 UT 21:35-21:45 Observer: Miles (UK, 5" refractor x120) "Blink inside NW wall. Trees stopped obs. at 2145h. At 2155h no blink vis. (Moore has date as June 6th, 1958 =misprint? as there weren't blink sys. then. Moon at low alt 7deg)." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1077. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1988 Apr 01 atUT01:15-03:20 H.Hill (Lancaster, UK, 10" reflector, x286) observed that east of Lichtenberg were ëxtensive rosy areas" around the northern edge of the lava sheet. Hill believes that it may have been the same effect as seen by Madler (Germany), Barcroft (USA) and Baum's (UK) 1951 observation. The colour was "ünmistakable" and nothing to do with the atmospheric spurious colour. Other features were checked. the cameron 2006 catalog ID=322 and the weight=3. THe ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1976 Jan 15 UT 19:30-20:50 Observed by P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector) - Aristarchus was abnormally bright (Cameron suspects that this is a confirmation an explosion effect seen earlier by Greenland: "On 1976 Jan 15 at 19:45Ut Greenland (Crawley, UK, 7x50 binooculars) thought that they saw an "explosion" on the Moon (in the general region of Aristarchus) for a fraction of a second, followed by a bright spot in the same position (not an astronomer). After discussions with others, decided it was a moment of transition to greater intensity (better seeing?). Moore thinks it was atmospheric but says it should be on record. Cmeron's 1978 catalog ID=1425 and weight=5". For the Foley report: Cameron 1978 catalog TLP ID=1427 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 Jan 18 at UT 22:34-23:48 A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 8" reflector, seeing=III) was able to see 4 craterlets and two rays on the floor of Plato. This was suprising because Moore, using a larger telescope and magnification, was unable to see any detail here on 1991 Dec 12th at 02:10 - according to Cameron. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=438 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1982 Nov 29 UT 21:47 Observed by P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK) flashes seen to NW. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1901? Nov 25/25 at 23:00UT Besanceas (France?) observed: "During lun. ecl. (mid-ecl. at 0118 on 26th) a bright area seen on moon. Another(?) obser. saw an obj. like a fiery comet leave the moon! (Date given by Midllehurst was 1900 but must be wrong-not FM then. FM in 1900 but no ecl. Partial ecl. on 10/27/01 at 0315. Ref. by M is wrong = 157)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=310 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1897 Jun 14 at UT 23:00 Pickering (Cambridge, Mass. USA) observed in "Schroter's valley and the vicinity variations in vapor colum. Break in col. toward F and eruption of crater D. 3.4 d after sunrise". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=389 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Schickard 1934 Feb 28 UTC 22:00? Observed by Wollridge (Broomsgrove, England, 6.5" reflector) "Well-known crater form obj. presented anomalous, misty appearance of white spots. Confirmed by Moore in 1939, 1941. NASA catalog ID #411. NASA catalog weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Cauchy 1969 Jul 29 UT 06:00-06:22 Observed by Claudio Pamplona and Jackson Barbosa (Fortaleza, Brazil, 2" refractor) "very bright and clear(?) pulsating 3,3s,3s with crater illum. then 3s area illum. red & no filter area pulsated for 22m. Confirmed by Jackson (Apollo 11 watch)". NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1193. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1993 Apr 06 at UT23:00 M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK) observed a TLP in Torricelli B - "Noted that it was > yellow but only visible in mauve + yellow combined". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=460 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Gauss 1967 Sep 19 UT 02:33 Observer: Chilton (Hamilton, ON, Canada, 12.5" Gregorian, 200x and a 4" refractor). In a polaroid filter the west wall was missing. Effect seen in large scope and also in 4-in finder. His conclusion was that W. wall reflected polarized light. Cameron 1978 catalog weight=3 (good) and TLP ID #1047. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1982 Aug 04 at UT19:25 Arkhipov (Ukraine). found that for 3 minutes Aristarchus brightened. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=180 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1982 Aug 04 at UT19:25 Arkhipov (Ukraine). found that for 5 minutes Copernicus flashes. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=180 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1973 Feb 17 UTC 22:15-22:45 Observed by Rose, Hunt, Robinson, Coleman (UK) described in the NASA catalog as: "Rose tho't W.rampart was diffuse over 1/3 its length. Alerted Hunt who tho't there was a dark patch (in poor seeing) but the diffuse effect was neg. Robinson tho't things norm. also Coleman(Seeing=poor). Moore thinks not real phenom. Rose used a 14", hunt a 6" and Robinson (and? Coleman) a 10" reflector. NASA catalog weight=1 (low). NASA catalog TLP ID No. 1363
Aristarchus 1974 Jan 08/09 UT i18:15-00:00 Observed by Billington (England), Robinson (Devon, England), Amery (REading, England), Moore (Selsey, England) "Orange & viol. hue in crater seen by Billington. Robinson, Amery & Moore reported neg. blink results at this time. (Prob. chrom. aberr., Moore concurs)." NASA catalog weight=0. NASA catalog ID #1386. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
"Proclus D. (Bartlett's designation) appeared as a dark spot, conformable to lts appear. at col. 111.15 deg in '55. Proc. A (Bartlett's designation) completely invisible the ordinarily easy to see. Conspic. a' col.103.78deg in 55' & st 110.1 deg in '55, but also invis. at col. 30.78deg in '56". Cameron 1978 catalog ID 665 and weight=4. Observer based in Baltimore, MD, USA and used a 5" reflectore x180 and S=4 and T=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 2012 Jan 09 UT 21:01-21:08 Hahn crater was imaged by N. Hazel (Beverley, Yorkshire, UK, Nikon D7000 with 70-300 zoom at max, with 2x teleconverter, at f9, 1/320 sec, ISO 400 – tripod mounted, mirror up), A series of images were taken. The 21:06 one showed a grey column cutting across the central floor of the crater from the west and then bisecting the eastern rim. All detail inside is completely invisble. Some (but not all) of the other images showed a more blurred view of this feature. It's possible that this was a seeing ripple effect, or just the natural appearance of shadings on the Moon at this time, however for now this will be given an ALPO/BAA weight of 1.
Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA) described in NASA catalog as: "Strong viol. gl. on EWBS, whole length of E. wall. Dark viol. on nimbus pale viol. on plateau m. Area was hazy -- couldn't focus it. Brilliantly clear nite.3.5(?) reflector x180 used. NASA catalog wight=4, NASA catalog ID #665. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Mare Crisium 1965 Oct 11 UTC 05:15 Observed by McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, 100" reflector + spectrogram) "Line depth ratios a/b (H),, c/d (K) abnormally high compared with 23 other areas (including Aristarchus?)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 902.
Aristarchus 1970 Apr 22 UT 07:00 Observed by Thomas.
On 1988 Apr 03 at UT02:25-02:30 Culver (Harker Heights, X, USA, Meade 2045 reflector, x40, seeing=turbulent) detected flashes coming from just north of the centre of Mare Tranquilitatis. Some of these flashes were of a duration of seconds whilst others were several minutes. Altogether ~20 flashes were seen, and not in the same place. "5 small star-like points could be located - and there were lots of craterlets". The spots were "lined up E-W at N of 10 deg latitude." Colour was not visible on these nor variations. Apparently the observer had seen this type of TLP before but had not reported them. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=323 and weight=2. the ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Plato 1869 Sep 21-22? UTC 00:00? Observed by Gledhill (Halifax, UK, 9" refractor) "Group I craters-notable illum. accomp. by a single light on a distinct spot. (similar to Aug. obs. & if same phase as Ap 1870, date =22nd.). NASA catalog weight=2 (poor). NASA catalog ID #164.
On 1970 Aug 12 at UT21:00? an unknown observer commented about Plato: "Light #22, remarkable increase in brightness. #32 subsided & #14 shone out then faded & #16 brightened. (Fort says that till Apr. 1871 selenog recorded 1600 obs. of fluctuations of lights in Plato & had drawn 37 graphs of indiv. lights. These were deposited in the library of the Royal Astronomical Society by Birt)." The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=169 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Mare Crisium 1965 Oct 11 UTC 07:32 Observed by McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, 100" reflector + spectrogram) "Line depth ratios a/b (H),, c/d (K) abnormally high compared with 23 other areas (including Aristarchus?)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 902.
Aristarchus 1966 Jul 04 UTC 06:15-06:35 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector x142) & by Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector). "S.region of floor was granulated & dull est. at 6 & pale yellow-brown tint. Rest of crater est. 8 bright white. Not confirmed by Corralitos MB" S=5, T=4. NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #955. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1992 Jan 20/21 at UT 23:49-00:15 M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 3" Questar telescope, x130, seeing=III) managed to see the central craterlet in Plato and an unnamed one north west of Mons Pico. Cameron comments - "were this & No. 429 LTP or just good seeing?)." Note it is possible that she mean LTP 439 in which case it would refer to the previous nights TLP. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=439 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
In 1962 Sep 16 at UT08:05 Wildey, Pohn (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" reflector) Taruntius faded from Vmag-3.21 to 4.04, a 0.82 difference in magnitude in 2.5 hours - a photometric measurement. The average magnitude for this age is 4.03, so therefore the crater had brightened by two times above normal. The Cameron 1978 catalogID=769 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Mare Crisium 1965 Oct 11 UTC 10:10 Observed by McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, 100" reflector + spectrogram) "Line depth ratios a/b (H),, c/d (K) abnormally high compared with 23 other areas (including Aristarchus?)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 902.
On 1992 May 19 at UT 01:00-02:05 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, x260) saw at 01:25UT an unmistakable red-orange glow on the south and south-east rim with the "Spur". Apparently Chapman (Kent, UK) detected it easily. At 01:33UT the colour was barely visible. No TLP alert was issued because the souther edge of Mons Pico also exhibited a hint of colour, and anyway the seeing conditions were poor. Despite this no other features revealed colour. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=446 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 May 19 at UT 01:00-02:05 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, x260) noted that the southern slope of Mons Pico had a tint of colour. No other features revealed colour apart from Aristarcus, where a TLP was going on. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=446 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Lichtenberg area 1940 Oct 18 UT 07:11 Observed by Barcroft (Madera, CA, USA, 6" reflector) "Pronouced reddish-brown or orange color, less marked on next nite, & slight on 22nd, see #'s 477, 478." NASA catalog weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2. NASA catalog ID #476.
Aristarchus 1970 Apr 23 UTC 07:00 Observed by Thomas
Aristarchus 1983 Oct 23 UT 19:00-01:30 Observer: Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, seeing=II) noiced at 19:00UT an extended bright spot on E wall and extending beyond. This was brighter than other areas of the crater. There was also occasional star-like glistening. Foley comments that the inside of Aristarchus was slightly obscured. The TLP started fading from UT20:30 and finished by 01:30UT. six out of nine independent observers confirmed the effects seen. In total 14 observers observed, 9 reported back and 6 found abnormalities in Aristarcus though all encountered variable seeing conditions - some had spurious colour. Cameron comments that this was one of the best recorded/confirmed TLP events. All CED brightness measurements obtained were very high. Moore, Nicolson and Clarke (5" refractor and 15" reflector, 230-350xseeing III) found the crater to be very bright at 19:11UT through a 5" refractor and there was a blob on the east rim (Bartlet's EWBS?) at 19:14UT. Nicolson also saw a very bright star-like area on the eastern wall but this was not defined as it usually is. The crater was also very bright at 22:43UT using the 15" reflector available to these observers. At 01:07UT they used a Moon blink and discovered that the bright region was bright in blue light and less bright in red - although this was not a detactable blink when switching rapidly between filters. They found that the crater had returned to normal by 01:15UT. M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing III-IV) observed a large diffuse spot on the east of the crater that was brighter in blue than in red light and the CED device gave a high reading. J.D. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing III-IV) made a skecth that showed the bright spot extended on the east wall - again the CED reading was high and a lot of detail was visible on the floor. A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing III-IV) also noted remarkable detail and the bright (as confirmed by CED) blob on the eastern rim. G. North (Sussex, UK, seeing III-II) also confirmed the bright blob on the eastern wall. Wooller found the north west wall was a dirty yellow colour - though no colour was seen elsewhere in or outside the crater. Mosely found the crater to be bright and his sketch revealed the extension of the bright blob on the eastern rim and again a great deal of interior detail. Amery (Reading, UK, seeing III) found Aristarchus to be "a brilliant splash against dulled background in violet filter, especially polarizing filter. CED + polarizer readings high, but not as high as previous night". Mobberley (Suffolk, UK, seeing III-IV) remarked that "spurious colour a total mess around Aristarchus & nothing abnormal seen". A photograph was taken at 20:50UT reveals the bright blob and entire detail. Peters (Kent, UK, seeingIII-II) observed Aristarchus with a UV screen from 20:15-21:23UT and comented that althogh being very bright, there was no variation between white and UV. It was checked with a Moon Blink device and the radial bands were clearly seen in white light, < in blue. The Cameron 2008 catalog ID=233 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Macrobius 1971 Mar 15 UT 02:07-03:15 Observed by Sparks (Exmouth, UK, 6" reflector x400) "Strong pink color extending whole curve of crater's illum. wall, starting & ending in shadow side. Color grew deeper, then faded & ended at 0315h. Changed eyepieces. No other feature had this tho. looked for. Survived many separate powers of eyepieces." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1289.
Lictenberg Area 1940 Oct 19 UT 07:11 Observed by Barcroft (Madera, CA, 6" reflector) Pronounced reddish-brown or orange color. Less marked than previous night, & slight on 22nd. See #'s 477; 478". NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #476. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1970 Apr 24 UTC 07:00 Observed by Thomas
On 2009 Jun 11 at UT01:00-01:15 C. Brook (Plymouth, UK, 2" refractor, x25, seeing excellent and no cloud or haze) obsrved fluctuations in the brightness of Aristarchus crater. No brightness fluctuations were seen elsewhere. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Posidonius 1849 Feb 11 UT 02:00? Observed by Schmidt (Athens, Greece, 7" refractor) "Bright little crater in it was shadowless. Schroter saw repeated changes in it & others & once saw this crater's shadow replaced by a gray veil. Gruithuisen saw the same thing as Schroter in 1821." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #128. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Near Aristarchus 1970 Mar 26 UT 17:00 Observed by Sekiguchi, Maisumoto (Tokyo, Japan, 36" reflector) "Pts. N & S of crater were brighter by 0.3 & 0.2 mag. respectively than normal -- far beyond limits of error. Color index (CI) also showed less depend. on phase by 0.1-0.2 mag. Did not show reddening dur. enhancement. Polariz. was less by 1-2%. Photog. photom. showed brightening over whole moon. Resolution = 2,3 km" NASA catalog weight=5 and catalog ID #1236. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
North of Kepler 1970 Mar 26 UT 17:00 Observed by Sekiguchi, Maisumoto (Tokyo, Japan, 36" reflector) "Photog. photom. showed brightening over whole moon. CI N. of Kepler enhanced by 0.5 mag. Resolution = 2,3 km" NASA catalog weight=5 (Very high). NASA catalog ID #1236.
Plato 1915 Apr 03 UTC 23:00? Observed by Markov (Russia) NASA catalog describes observation: "Appearance of bright spots that could even be seen in a 43mm (2-in) tube" 2" refractor used. NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog TLP ID NO. #350. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
1886 Oct 16 UTC 22:00 Observed by Lihou (France?) "Unusual phenomena ? (drawing)" Ref Sirius, Vol 20, 45 p69 (1887). NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #252. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Copernicus 1955 May 12 UTC 03:40 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, UK, 6.5" reflector x70) "Pico was invis. in violet filter. Copernicus was bright in it." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #591.
Mt Pico 1955 May 12 UTC 03:40 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, UK, 6.5" reflector x70) "Pico was invis. in violet filter. Copernicus was bright in it." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #591. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus-Herodotus 1967 May 29 UT 06:40-07:25 Observed by Anderson (Manchester, N.Hampshire, 10" reflector, x212, S=G, T=E) "After timing sunset on Theophilus & Cyrillus turned to Aris.-Herod. At 0640 saw red- brown color centered at ?=.685, eta=+.390. Glow strongest at largest area at 0640. Decreased in area but not in intensity to 1/2 its size at 0648. At 0650 color gone. Seen again at 0658 but not so pronounced. Faded out at 0700, obs. terminated at 0725. (Haas thinks it might have been atm. dispersion at such low alt. of 12-17 deg)." NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1038. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Lichtenberg area 1940 Oct 22 UT 07:12 Observed by Barcroft (Madera, CA, USA, 6" reflector) "Only slightly redish color this nite, comp. with previous nites (see #'s 467 & 477)" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #478. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1958 Dec 02 at UT 06:00 an unknown observer detected a TLP on the Moon. The reference for this is from Palm, 1967 Icarus. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=709 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
1965 Oct 16 UTC 08:05-10:00 Observed by McLarin (Huntsville, AL, 20" reflector), Bates, Hall (Prt. Tobacco, MD, 16" reflector), Hardie (Nashville, TE, 30" reflector) "Color flashing pulsations intermittently detected by Trident MB device in Huntsville but not seen in Md, or vis. by Hardie when alerted. Pulsations in Cassini different from atmosphere" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #906.
Alphonsus 1959 Oct 23 UT 02:10-02:35 Observed by Kozyrev (Crimea, Soviet Union, 50" reflector) "Red glows, emiss. spect. got C2, C3 (Moore obs. 0100-0300 & saw nothing unusual in an 8.5" reflector)" NASA catalog ID=723. NASA catalog weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Near Calippus 1973 Jan 25 UT 19:20-19:30 Observed by Frank (E.Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA, 6" reflector, x100, S=G) "Bright spot nr. Calippus. Sketch (Calippus alpha, or unnamed peak N. of it?). Est. albedo=8.5 & surroundings at 0.5 at 1015h. Obj. not noticeable at all during 1st 1/2 cycle thru FM in Dec. & Jan. (ALPO-LTP prog.)" NASA catalog weight=0 (very unreliable). NASA catalog ID #1360.
White spot in Walter 1973 Jan 25 UT 19:20-19:39 Observed by Frank (E.Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA, 6" reflector, x100, S=G) "White spot in Walter barely distinct fr. surroundings & crater rim. It's albedo=8, surroundings=7 (ALPO-LTP prog.)" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1360. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
In 1930 Sep 15 at UT00:00 Vasilev (Russia) observed the following in Alphonsus crater: "During SS there was a triangular spot nr. W. wall until merging with shad. of wall (normal?) (date wrong as age is 3.2d & should be @ 23d. 9/15/30 would be correct: aux. data for 15th". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=0. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=398 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1994 Apr 03 at 11:23UT D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA) noticed that Copernicus crater had a red spot on the west wall (found using Moon Blink filters Wratten 29 and Wratten 38). The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Copernicus 1955 May 15 UTC 03:30 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, UK, 6.5" reflector x70) "Almost as bright in violet filter as Aristarchus" NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #592.
Aristarchus 1965 Oct 18 UTC 07:30-07:36 Observed by George, Dervas (Huntsville, Alabama, 20" reflector x125) "Color with intermittent displays, detected with Trident MB device. Observers dubious. NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #907.
On 1979 Sep 14 at 13:30-14:42 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 8" reflector, x146) found that half of the northern rim was "extinguished) in the violet filter (made the crater look U-shaped), but appeared normal in red and other filters. Cameron 2006 ID=67 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 2009 Jun 16 at UT 03:20-03:40 P. Morgan (UK, 30.5cm reflector, x400, seeing=6/10 and transparency=5/5) observed a large diffuse ashen-like effect over the shadow filled floor of Plato. The effect was lighter towards the south. Observer checked the effect with both left and right eyes and it remained the same. Unusually no shadow spires from rim moutain peaks were seen. A check for colour in the region effected revealed none. As time progressed, terrestrial twilight encroached. A sketch was made. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1788 May 01 at UT 01:00? Schroter (Lilienthal, Germany, reflector used) observed a small depression near Aristarchus, 1, that had a strong glimmer. The Cameron 1978 catalog weight=4 and ID=45. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1981 Jan 09 at UT 00:30-00:45 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, seeing=8/10, transparency clear, but Moon low at 7 deg above the horizon) found that despite Aristarchus being seen to be bright in Earthshine, it was not as bright as Menelaus and Manilius. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=121 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1981 Jan 09 at UT 00:30-00:45 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, seeing=8/10 and the sky was clear - the Moon was at 7deg altitude though) saw that Manilius outshone Aristarchus - or was it that Aristarchus was especially faint tonight? Manilius could be seen even when the illuminated part of the Moon was in the eyepiece. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=121 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1981 Jan 09 at UT 00:30-00:45 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, seeing=8/10 and the sky was clear - the Moon was at 7 deg altitude though) saw that Menelaus outshone Aristarchus - or was it that Aristarchus was especially faint tonight? Menelaus could be seen even when the illuminated part of the Moon was in the eyepiece. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=121 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Heywood of Wheatville, Ohio, USA, using a 2" refractor under fair seeing conditions, saw a misty light on the dark limb (similar to Cameron's 1978 catalog TLP 239). The effect had narrowed down on the 30th. Cameron comments : "old moon in new moon's arms?". Cameron 1978 catalog TLP ID=242 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Proclus 1955 May 25 UT 19:30 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, England, 6.5" reflector x240, seing=very good) "E. (IAU?) wall equally bright in red and green filters, dull in blue, invisible in violet. (in p.c. time given is 0730UT, but must have been 7:30PM loc. time." NASA catalog weight=4 (good). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=594 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1991 Jan 29 at UT17:34-17:52 A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 20cm reflector + image intensified CCD camera, transparency moderate to very poor) observed that Aristarchus was fainter than a nearby magnitude 7.3 star (SAO 146315) and may have varied in brightness and size. However the image intensifier output was quite grainy. No obvious signs of impact flashes or cosmic rays seen during a visual inspection of the video tape recorded. Foley commented that from UT 18:53-19:10 the Earthshine was strong with the naked eye and Aristarchus was bright as expected. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=418 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1991 Jan 29 at UT17:56-18:01 A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 20cm reflector + image intensified CCD camera, transparency moderate to very poor) observed that Aristarchus was fainter than a nearby magnitude 7.3 star (SAO 146315) and may have varied in brightness and size. However the image intensifier output was quite grainy. No obvious signs of impact flashes or cosmic rays seen during a visual inspection of the video tape recorded. Foley commented that from UT 18:53-19:10 the Earthshine was strong with the naked eye and Aristarchus was bright as expected. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=418 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1991 Jan 29 at UT17:34-17:52 A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 20cm reflector + image intensified CCD camera, transparency moderate to very poor) observed that a bright spot near Griomaldi appeared to vary in brightness - however a possible explanation was found because the image intensifier was found to vary in sensitivity across its imaging surface. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=418 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1991 Jan 29 at UT17:56-18:01 A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 20cm reflector + image intensified CCD camera, transparency moderate to very poor) observed that a bright spot near Griomaldi appeared to vary in brightness - however a possible explanation was found because the image intensifier was found to vary in sensitivity across its imaging surface. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=418 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1788 Dec 02 at UT 04:35 Schroter (Lillienthal, Germany) noted that Aristarchus was extraordinarily bright, like a star. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=51 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Om 1990 Mar 01 at UT 00:59-02:20 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" refractor, x36) observed that Aristarchus could barely be seen, but at 02:15 UT it brightened by about two times. Note that brightening might refer to Lambert - it is worded in an ambiguous way in Cameron's catalog). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=392 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Om 1990 Mar 01 at UT 00:59-02:20 D. Fryback (Madison, WI, USA, 8" reflector) observed that Lambert was a star-like point, but later saw it brighten up (02:15UT) by two times (note that this brightening might refer to Aristarchus - it is worded in an ambiguous way in Cameron's catalog). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=392 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
A lunar aurora on the dark limb was seen by Heywood and others of Westville, Ohio, USA, using a 2" refractor at x60. Observer saw misty like light in dark part, not like earthshine - seen repeatedly by him and others in Nov., Dec, and Mar 29, 30 1884. Displays on Moon similar similar effects on Earth/Aurora? Cameron 1978 catalog ID=239 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
------------ On 1971 Jul 27 at UT 18:30 Miranda (Piaui, Brazil, 4" refractor, Moon at 70deg altitude) observed Beaumont to have a curious brilliance in its interior: suspected a change (Apollo 15 watch?). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1301 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
McClure vicinity 1976 Apr 04 UT 19:36-2009 Observed by McKay (England, 3" refractor, x160), Savill (England, 10x50 binoculars), Moore (Sussex, England, 15" reflector, x360, seeing II), Buss (England, 6" reflector), Brady (England, 8" reflector), Ross (England), Foley (Kent, England, 12" reflector) "Noted a fuzzy, glowing spot at 1936h at 160x. 2 min later, spot grew larger & flashed up to very bright. Changed power to 106x, & 80x, still vis. Spot faded 10 m later, then suddenly flashed up again. 5 m later it faded again & disappeared at 1959h. At 2006h returned to fuzzy, glowing spot then disappeared at 2009h, never to reappear. Some obs. confirmed, others did not. Photos afterward don't show anything, nor did blink aftwerward." Moore though nothing unusual. NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID # 1431. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1965 Oct 30 at 23:30-23:50UT Fehring and Garris (Parasmus, NJ, USA, using a 2.4" refractor x88, seeing very good) saw a fuzzy area -- variations in shape and distinctness, seen in an area east of Atlas crater. A drawing was made. It was noted that no other area had a similar effect. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=909 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1994 Apr 17 at UT02:00 R. Zit (Madison, WI, USA) whilst observing a grazing lunar occultation, found that Aristarchus (and the surrounding region) was glowing in Earthshine. This was confirmed by D. Weier (Madison, WI, USA) at 02:00 UT also. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 2012 May 26 UT21:21 J. Moeller (Syracuse, NY, USA, using a Konica Minolta DIMAGE Z5 digital camera, f/7.1, 1/250 sec exposure, ISO-50, 69mm focal length, digital zoom x3) captured a hand held image of the Moon in daylight. On the SW limb of the dark side of the Moon a bright spot can be seen. This has a brightness comparable to that of Mare Serenitatis. There is also a fainter dark blurred marking further inside the dark side. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Proclus 1877 May 27 UTC 20:00? Observed by Barrett (England?) described in NASA catalog as: "Brilliant illum. -- not from sun". NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog event ID=#188.
Alphonsus 1931 Apr 25 UT 18:00 Observed by Vasilev (Russia) "The triang. dark spot close to the w.bank was not vis. after SR & appeared along the length of the term. , 8-9 deg" NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #401. ALPO/BAA weight=1
Proclus 1970 Jul 11 UT 20:35-20:45 Observed by Dean, Jamieson, Sparks (Ruislip, ------, England, 6" relector x156) "Dean saw something in Proclus, alerted Jamieson who saw nothing unusual at 2043h, but tho't Secchi was quite bright. At 2035 Sparks saw Proc. fluctuate. Red & blue filters showed some reduction in brightness. E. edge showed darkening, but not as dark as in shadows. 10 min later, returned to normal. (Sparks confirmed Dean)." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1267. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
1970 Jul 11 UT 20:35-20:45 During a TLP alert for Proclus, Jamieson saw nothing unusual, but found instead that Secchi was quite bright. NASA catalog weight=5 (very good). NASA catalog ID #1267. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1975 May 18 at UT2115-2145 C. Lord (St Annes-on-sea, Lancashire, UK, 76mm f/16 refractor, x170, Wratten 25, and 44a Moon blink filters used, Transparency 4.5/5, no wind, S=F). The west flank of Maginus, and the interior, appeared to be partly obscured. No other features in a similar position along the terminator were obscured. No colour blink was detected with the filters, though a pronounced red/white light blink was noted; the device employed a N.D. x4 filter. By 21:45UT the floor was no longer obscured and only Magninus G was masked in a white haze; however immediately adjacent to the terminator was an ill defined misty patch lying where the outer flank of maginus would have been visible. The rest of the terminator was sharp. The obscuration was only seen to advantage in blue and int. light, and the blue/int blink was only very slight. Findlay and McDonnell observed 21:30-23:00 using a 25cm refractor (Seeing II- III) but failed to see anything unsual. NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1407. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
SW of Pico 1844 Apr 25 UT 20:00? Observed by Schmidt (Athens, Greece, ? refractor) "A bluish glimmering patch of light not quite within the dark side" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #123. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Vallis Alpes 1983 Jun 18 UT 22:01-22:23 P.Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 77mm refractor, x83,x250, seeing II-III, transparency fair). After studying the whole length of this valley, the observer saw a change in "albedo" and a small change in colour of the valley floor near to the Plato end. This colour was not seen in a yellow Wratten 15 filter but was noted in a purple Wratten 35 filter, and was strong in a red filter. Also the crater Trouvelot was not seen at x250 with a x2 Barlow.Wratten 25. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Daniell 1983 Jun 18 UT 22:06-22:25) P.Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 77mm refractor, x83,x166, seeing II-III, transparency fair). Noted on the inside W eall a faint red rose like glow (with a diameter? about it). The red glow varied in brightness with a period of about 2 minutes. It looked somewhat brighter at x166. The glow was still visible when the observation ended at 22:15 ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus 1968 May 05 UTC 20:00 Observed by Farrant (Cambridge, England, 8" reflector, x220, Seeing: Good). "Did not see gray patch SE (ast. ?) of c.p. Noted W. (ast. ?) dark patch was invis. while S. one was seen easily, emerging from shadow. On 7th all seen easily, emerging from shadow. On 7th all 3 clearly vis. with the darkest one the invos. one on 5th." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1071.
Alphonsus 1966 May 28 UT 23:00-01:00 Observed by Smith (England, 10" reflector) Birney (VA?, USA, 8" refactor + Moonblink) Corralitos Obs. (NM, USA, 24" reflector + Moonblink) "Red patches (Smith), Trident Moon Blink device suspected(?? log)earlier at 22:40. Birney observed at 2300-0100?, and gave indep. confirm? Corralitos did not confirm MB (however they report Gassendi-- misident. ?)" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #938. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1992 Jun 09 at UT 18:52 G. Kolovos, Thessaloniki, 40.63111N, 22.9597W, height 28m, Greece) photographed two blue spots on the terminator region of the Moon in one of a series of Ektachrome film pictures. The rest of the Moon was a white-yellow colour. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1994 Apr 20 at UT 01:31 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA) found that Picard crater was surrounded by a dark nebulous patch - it was impossible to resolve detail inside this dark zone. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1952 Jul 31 at UT 03:45-05:30 J.Carle (USA) and J. Supinger (USA, 6" reflector) observed the floor of Plato was almost blank, only two spots could be seen, despite other areas having plenty of detail. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1971 Jul 31 at UT 21:40 (18:40 local time?) Miranda (Plaui, Brazil, 4" Refractor, 80x, 160x, Moon 70deg in altitude) observed an intermittent and curious brilliance on top of a peak (with irregular reflection) north of Mons Hadley (5E, 27N). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1302 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Alphonsus 1966 May 29 UT 21:45-22:45 Observed by Wise (England, 4.5" reflector, x125). and Corralitos Observatory (NM, USA). "Glint lasting 1.5s. (onset of Smith's anomaly? Specular reflection should last longer). Not confirmed by Corralitos MB, (however they report Gassendi? misident., or did they obs. another feature?). At UT 22:45 Smith and Brown (England, UK, 10" reflector) observed reddish patches in Alphonsus. Negative results from Brown though at 21:21Ut and 22:25UT). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=939 and 940 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1974 Jan 03 at UT 18:30 a Norwegian amateur astronomer, (Hoydalsvik (Hakonsgate, in West Norway, 60mm refractor) photographed the Moon using High Speed Ektacrome (400ASA) film with good focus. The TLP was located on the southern slope of Sasserides H and was pink in colour with some buish in it. The coloured area was circular with a diameter of 0.5 minutes of arc. Only one exposure was taken. The photograph was checked by the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo. This report was received by the BAA Lunar Section.
On 1984 Jun 09 at UT 04:55-05:14 P. Jean (Outremont, Canada) detected in the dark side of the Moon, a few km east of Kies crater, a bright point that should not be poking out of the shadow (according to Foley). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=244 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Tycho 1998 Feb 06 UT 22:48-22:54 R. Braga (Corsica (MI), Italy, 102mm f8.8 refractor, x180, with diagonal, Wratten 23A, 80A and an OR5 filter, seeing II, Transparency good). Observer noticed that the floor darkened towards the NW (IAU), particularly with the blue Wratten 80A filter. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
127mm f/12 GoTo scope, x62-x154, seeing: best and transparency= 6) observed that an unoficially named mountain (Lambert Gamma or Mons Undest), near Lambert, had a "very strong glow", especially the part that was facing the line of the terminator and this was brighter than the side facing away. The No other object nearby was casting as much light, even Mons La Hire. The effect was seen for 40 minutes and the glow was present throughout. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1989 Feb 16 at UT02:46-03:01 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" refractor, x140, seeing=6/10) found that the brightness of the rim of Proclus was 9.0 (normal?). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=354 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Gassendi 1967 Oct 13 UTC 19:17-20:00 Observers: Henshaw (Mansfield, UK, 8.5" reflector x112) and Corralitos Observator (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector) "Phenomenon (brightening ?) nr. NW (ast. ?) lasting for 3s. Cont'd for 45m but nothing else unusual, (nr. Gass or in it?). Corralitos MB did not confirm." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1050.
Archimedes 1971 Aug 01 UT 22:00(?) (19:00 originally given probably local time) Miranda (Plaui, Brazil, 4" refractor, x80) observed two grooves going from east to west, broadening towards the west, across Archimedes. A drawing was supplied. Apparently this was the first time that this was ever seen. Cameron suggests rays? and also says that in fact a similar phenomenon reported before in neasrly the same position (Apollo 15 watch?). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1303 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1882 May 27 ay UT 20:00 an unknown observer (10" reflector) saw a bright luminous ray near west (astronomical?) wall on floor of Plato. Cameron suggests sunlight between peaks?. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 233 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1955 Jan 05 at 01:00-01:30 UT D.A. Logue (Larchment, PA, USA, 15cm reflector at x340, seeing Good) saw a strange blue light above the surface of the Moon where the night and the day meet. He observed this light for more than 30 min and it did not appear to move. It appeared like a star in that the rays of light came from it. The observer adds that he first thought thst the objects was a star, but later decided that it had to be on the Moon itself. A drawing shows the blue spot near the rugged south west (IAU?) limb of the Moon. The editor of the Strolling Astronomer (Vol 8, No. 11-12, Nov-Dec 1954, p146) was unable to identify the craters drawn. The editor speculates that the observer saw a high mountain peak with its summit in sunlight and detached from the illuminated regions - however this would not explain the blue colour. Note this is an ALPO observation and does not apear in the Cameron catalogs. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1964 Jun 21 at UT 03:43-05:44 Harris, Cross and Helland (Whittier, CA, USA, 19" reflector) observed south of Ross D: "Moving dark area". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=819 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1989 Feb 17 at UT00:55 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, x248) found that the brightness of the rim of Proclus was 9.0, the north west wall to be 9.5, the west wall to be 5.2, and the east wall 8.2 (normal?). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=355 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Aug 01 at 00:00-01:00 K. Marshall (Medellin, Columbia, 12" reflector, seeing I-II) noted shading on the east floor of Plato that was apparently lighter than the rest of the floor and this was seen at both low and high magnifications. Foley notes that this was unusual. There were three craterlets visible on the floor - the central one was the brightest. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=178 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1976 Apr 10 at 21:15-21:49UT S.Spencer (60mm refractor x60, seeing quite good) noticed a faint red glow at the south west wall of Gassendi covering a span of about 35 deg arc. The observer had some doubts about this because they were using a small telescope, but thought that they ought to report it, just in case. A BAA Lunar Section report. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1985 May 30 at UT 20:10-23:54 P.Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector) and at the same time Doherty (Sussex, UK, 15" reflector) observed a strangely bright and pink/red north rim of Aristarchus crater during UT20:20 and 20:36UT. The effect reduced between ~20:39 and 20:44UT. M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK) found the northern wall to have a red/purple colour but the effect vanished after 50 minutes. Cook also saw a "V"- like notch in the NW crater shadow and this appeared to be bigger than normal. G. North (Sussex, UK) saw a tinge of pink colour on the northern rim and a bit later a "ruby red" colour on the north-west wall - again this effect lasted 50 minutes. Moseley verified the colour. Finally M. Hather (Yorkshire, UK) suspected the north wall of Aristarchus to be blue in colour. Cameron suspects that this TLP is not spurious colour because it is in the wrong place. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=276 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1993 Jun 02 at Ut 04:30-05:45 S. Beaumont (Cambridge, UK) saw that the shadow of the Cobra's Head in Schroter's Valley was lighter and more diffuse seen at user defined locations of C or B rim (these were black versus medium gray for Cobra's Head). The TLP had vanished by 05:45UT. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=462 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1 because the date or time is wrong.
Herodotus 1966 Nov 24 UT 21:50 H.Hill (UK, 7.25" reflector, x240), seeing 4-6/10, transparancy 4/5) sketched a central white diffuse patch inside the floor of the crater, with a size of about 1/7th the diameter of the crater. The eastern edge of the white patch was encroached by the shadow of the eastern rim. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1984 Nov 05 at UT18:00 Marshall (England) noted that there was no normal brightening on the floor just next to the southern most craterlet. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=251 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1994 Apr 23 at UT02:41 D. Fryback (Madison, WI, USA) observed a starlike flash in Alphonsus crater. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 2004 May 01 at UT 22:20 R. Lena (GLR, Italy) received an image from one of his observers showing possible blue colour in Aristarchus crater and part of the ray towards Herodotus. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1994 Apr 23 at UT 03:30 the US Navy Clementine Spacecraft, in orbit around the Moon, obtained images of the Cobra Head region of Aristarchus crater that suggested a ~15x colour ratio increase (0.4 microns / 1.0 microns) in comparison with images obtained on 1994 Mar 03. This was presented as a poster paper 18.04 at AAS 31st DPS meeting. However it was later suggested that this was due to incorrect radimetric calibration procedures being followed. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus, Schroter's Valley 1963 Dec 28 UTC 01:15-02:00 Observed by Olivarez, Edinburgh?, TX?, USA, 17" reflector) "In poorer moments of seeing, red on Aris. rim & Sch. Valley. Spurious seeing effects?". NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #788.
Aristarchus 1965 Nov 06 UTC 03:20-03:50, 05:50 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3" refractor x300, S=6, T=5) "Strong blue-viol. glare on E. & NE wall; dark viol. hue in nimbus. (absent at 0320-0350. Listed as 11/8/55 in both ref. 210 & MBMW, but should be 1965). NASA catalog weight=4, NASA catalog ID #911.
On 1985 May 31 at UT 20:23-22:00 G. North (Sussex, UK, turbulent seeing) found Torricelli B at 20:23 to be mauve in colour and to be very bright. However the colul had gone by 20:29UT. "Varied in albedo 2s then image blurred at 5-10s (atm) at 2034 became pink). At 21:35UT M. Mobberley (Suffolk, UK) found a white patch in the crater centre and a mag 8 flash was seen (confirmed independently by a 2nd observer ~ 113km away)- there was no shadow. At UT 20:30 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12"reflector, seeing excellent) found no colour, but the brightness was changiong and he confirmed the bright patch on the crater's floor, variable 22:15-22:25UT, "then expanded over rim". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=277 and weight=5. the ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Aristarchus-herodotus 1967 Apr 22 UT 20:20 Observed by Schobel (Hirschfelde, Germany, 5"? refractor) "Interference filter. (indep. confirm. of Darnella?)" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1032. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1967 Apr 22 UT 21:00? Observed by Classen (Pulsnitz Obs., E. Germany) & by Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, New Mexicoo, 24" reflector+Moonblink). "Crater was so bright it could be seen with the naked eye (indep. confirm. of Darnella & Schobel of activity here?). Corralitos M.B. did not confirm." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1034. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1975 May 23 P.W. Foley (Wilmington, UK, 12" reflector, x200, x360, x624, atmospheric clarity good, seeing III from 20:15-22:30, but the clouded out at 22:30, and from 23:15-01:15 seeing was IV-V with poor transparency) observed (22:20-20:45 UT) variation in the SE corner of the Aristarchus, namely the usual dark bands were alternating light to dark, not in keeping with otyher crater features. This effect was not linked to atmospheric turbulence. Also projected image of bands beyond the crater W. wall were repeatedly noted. The observer broke away from observing at 20:45UT to make a telephonealert call. At 20:55UT they noted that the area between Vallis Schroteri and Herodotus seemed very light/bright, also the E. exterior of the crater wall of Herodotus. From 21:01-21:11 A slight blueness was seen to extend from the NE corner of Aristarchus, along the exterior rim, acrossand beyond Herodotus to the SW. A tgorough search was made of many bright areas, both near the terminator and to the E., but no blueness could be detected elsewhere. A slight orange hue was noted along the E. limb of theMoon (Spurious colour). From 21:18;22:30 Aristarchus seemed normal again, and likewise the head of Vallis Schoteri too. The observer was clouded out from 22:30-23:15and from 23:15-01:30 the seeing was so appaling that no colour or projection of the bands could be seen. A Moon Blink was used during the session, but no colour was detected in this? Another observer, R.W. Rose (Devon, UK) observed 21:20-21:30 but had IV seeing, and saw nothing unusual, but commented that if TLP wactivity had been taking place, then they would probably not have seen it. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1964 Jun 23 at UT 04:45-05:05 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector, x180, S=4-1 and T=3) observed a blue-violet glare on the north east rim and a strong violet tinge in the nimbus. The effect was absent 1 hour earlier. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=821 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus, Schroter's Valley, Herodotus 1967 Apr 22 UT 21:45 Observed by Darnella (Copenhagen, Danemark, 3.5" refractor) & Coralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, New Mexico, USA (24" reflector + Moonblink). "Red pts. suspected in same areas as in #1030, but seeing was bad. (confirm by Schobel?). Corralitos MB did not confirm" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1033. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Colour seen between Aristarchus and Herodotus by P. Moore and G. North. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1994 Apr 24 at UT 03:50 R. Manske (Waunakee, WI, USA) found that the Cobra Head appeared to have an obscuration on the top eastern half. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Aug 02 at UT 22:59-23:10 M.Price (Frimley, Surrey, UK, seeing=II-III) found that the north point of this mountain appeared poorly defined and merged into the surroundings - however suspected that this might be normal for this colongitude? The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=179 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Lichtenberg 1966 Jun 02 UTC 03:05-03:35 Observed by Schneller (Cleveland, Ohio, 8" reflector, slit spectrascope) "Red glow on W. wall (Schnller thinks this is "normal" reddening at SR; however, these vary according to Ricker), (This rep't is the only positive one from alert sent out to observe for J.Green's tidal predictions, See list of neg. obs.)" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #944
LeCroy Jr. and Sr. (Springfield, VA, 4.5" reflector, x75, x300, S=3, T= 4) observed the following in the Aristarchus and Herodotus region: "Both were fused together as an oval & had a bluish cast on the E.rim. In W#25 filter it was white. At 0100h albedo decreased from 10+ to 9.5 & more detail could be seen. Separation of the 2 craters began to be seen at 0007h, details much brighter, incl. c.p. in Aris. @ 0110h main brightness & blue tint shifted to N. rim. At 0116h the SW rim was brightest & no color. At 0122h ray was brightest & no color. At 0122h ray had decreased in length & more details seen in oval. At 0123h ray was broken & smaller, becoming very small at 0125h & at 0126. The knob was gone & the edges not bright any more. Albedo=9. Sketches. (Seeing variations meas. were 1/2s in length so LTP variations not due to local atm. cond. Alt. = 65 deg". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1416 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1966 Jun 02 UTC 04:06-04:20 Observed by Jaeger (Hammond, Indianna, 6" reflector) "Brownish-yellow edge on ? rim. 2 other obs. this site saw nothing unusual." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #945.
Vieta 1923 Sep 23 UTC 19:00? Observed by Cernov (Russia, 2 refractors? x94?) "Both dark spots merged together even with 94x magnification. (due to libration &/or seeing?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (low). NASA catalog ID #389.
Madler 2005 Oct 17 UT 04:14-05:28 Observed by Robin Gray (Winnemucca, NV, USA, 152mm refractor, x228, x343, S=5-8 and T=5-6) "Very bright pinpoint spot seen towards end of observing period on east crater wall, lasting 1 min in duration. Brighter than other spots, possibly 8.5-9 on the Elger scale. The spot was not seen earlier during the long observing session." An ALPO report. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1966 Jun 03 UT 01:00-01:45 Observed by Gordon (2), Delano (Ackerman, PR?, 5" reflector / Massachussets, 3" (x92) & 10" reflector T=4) "Deep blue color on N. wall. S.part of crater was brownish, (not on alert). Delano saw E.wall bright spot unusually bright, confirm, ?" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #947. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1980 Aug 25 at UT06:55-07:10 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4.5" reflector, x40-150, seeing=4 and transparency=4) found the west wall bands of Aristarchus to be faint initially and at 07:00 a pale red colour appeared suddenly (and lasted for 2 minutes) on the inner south east wall, and then into south west BS to the west BS. "BS" meaning in Bartlett's notation a bright spot. There was no violet glare this time. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=106 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Timocharis 1955 Jun 4-5 UT 23:30-00:00 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, England, 5" reflector x70, seeing=poor) "Bright in red filter" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #595.
Aristarchus 1969 Apr 01 UT 18:35 Observed by Kozyrev (Crimea, Ukraine, 40" reflector). "Spectrograms of an unusual red spot on W. slope at ?=.405, eta=.680. Spot = 1-2 km in diam. Molecules identified were N2 & C2. Later thru clouds crater was bluer in Corralitos (New Mexico) MB (confirm. of activity at Ariz. ?)." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1119. ALPO/BAA weight=5.
Aristarchus 1973 Jun 15 UT 06:12-06:21 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3" refractor x54, x100, x300, x360, S=3, T=3) "Pinkinsh-red glow on F., wall -- weher he usually sees the violet glare. (TLP albedo=7?, normal=5?, nearby plain=1?). All along rim nr. crest & went over EWBS. Wanted to compare a bright spot on Lyell with Aris. wall brighteness. At 0612h pink glow changed to a rust-brown, fading rapidly & gone at 0615h. First time he had ever obs. a red glow. (in 20 yrs)." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1369.
On 1984 ??? ?? at UT11:00-12:00 Jean Nicolini (Campinas, Brazil) saw a daylight TLP in Aristarchus crater. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1967 Apr 24 UT 02:50 K.Simmons (Jacksonville, FL, USA, 10" reflector) observed a large bright (intensity 6.5) oval area on near the central floor. According to Ricker and Kelsey (ALPO selected area coordinators) this is unusual. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1972 Jun 25 UTC 22:42-22:51 Observed by Quindeau (8deg 35' E, 51deg 25' N, 60mm refractor) "Bright point at NE wall of crater". Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler, Earth Moon & Planets, Vol 30, pp53-61 (1984).
Aristarchus 1959 Mar 24 UT 02:24-02:35 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector x180, S=3, T=5) "Strong blue & blue-viol. gl. on E.wall, EWBS, SWBS with intermittent display. At this time he noted in his 5-in L a total disappearance of viol. gl. & reappear. 1 min. later. Altogether, found 4 such occurences in his records, in '54, '57, ' & '59."NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #716. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
eclipse an unconfirmed impact flash on the Moon. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1938 May 14 at UT 05:00-09:25 deWitt (Nashville, Tennessee, 12" reflector) observed during an eclipse the fading of the dark spot in Riccioli to be pronounced. Cameron says that the mid eclipse was at 03:39, photos?. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=436 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1893 Apr 01 at UT 22:00 deMoraes of the Azores, Portugal, saw a shaft of light projecting from the Moon. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=280 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1978 Aug 18 at UT 22:00 Coates (England?, UK, 3" refractor, seeing=II) found that the inner bands of Aristarchus were hard to see, this was odd because the seeing conditions were good and he usually sees them? However he did not believe that there was any obscuration going on. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=37 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.