LUNAR OBSERVING SCHEDULE

 

 

Aim:

            In order to help coordinate targeted observing of the Moon for lunar groups of astronomical societies (e.g. ALPO, BAA, UAI), this web site contains a set of dates and UTs for observing lunar features on the Moon, under specific illumination (and sometimes viewing/libration) conditions.

 

            The purpose of this is four fold:

 

1) To aid existing topological and geological lunar studies of specific lunar craters, mountains, rilles, domes etc.

2) To aid planetary scientists in providing wide angle context images of the Moon for them to compare against higher resolution spacecraft images

3) To solve past historical observational puzzles – some of which have been referred to as Transient Lunar Phenomenon (TLP) – those especially interested in TLP work should click here (http://users.aber.ac.uk/atc/tlp/tlp.htm) if they want additional lunar features to observe.

4) To search for impact flashes on the Moon’s earthlit portion.

 

Please just select your closest location below to which you are situated, click on it, and away you go!

 

Additional Information:

·         If you wish your specific geographical observing location to be added to the scheduler, please send me an email on my email address below.

·         If you are an observing program coordinator of an astronomical society, and want a specific feature observed for you, again please send me the details, and in particular the selenographic colongitude range required.

·         For last month’s observing schedule, click here .

·         For next month’s observing schedule, click here .

·         Not enough targets to observe? Click here (http://users.aber.ac.uk/atc/tlp/tlp.htm to find more repeat illumination/libration events from the ALPO/BAA TLP program.

·         If you ever think that you have spotted a TLP, here is a checklist to go through before, before contacting me.

·         Need a good lunar atlas to help you find your way around the Moon? Try one of these: The Hatfield Lunar Atlas, SCT Lunar Atlas, 21st Century Atlas of the Moon, Hamlyn Atlas of the Moon, The Cambridge Photographic Lunar Atlas, The Clementine Atlas of the Moon.

 

 

The information provided on this and other pages by me, Tony Cook (a t c @ a b e r . a c  . u k), is under my own personal responsibility and not that of Aberystwyth University. Similarly, any opinions expressed are my own and are in no way to be taken as those of A.U.

 

Now to get started, Please Select a geographical location from below......

  

AFRICA & MIDDLE-EAST

ALGERIA – ALGIERS

EGYPT - CAIRO

IRAN - TEHRAN

ISRAEL - JERUSALEM

KENYA - NAIROBI

LIBYA - TRIPOLI

MOROCCO - CASABLANCA

NAMIBIA - WINDHOEK

NIGERIA - LAGOS

SAUDI ARABIA:

- RIYADH

- TABUK

SOUTH AFRICA – CAPE TOWN

TANZANIA – DAE ES SALAAM

 

 

ASIA

CHINA:

-         BEIJING

-         HONG KONG

INDIA - MUMBAI

INDONESIA - JAKARTA

JAPAN - TOKYO

MALAYSIA – SINGAPORE

NEPAL - KATHMANDU

PAKISTAN - KARACHI

PHILIPPINES - MANILA

SRI LANKA - COLOMBO

SOUTH KOREA - SEOUL

TAIWAN - TAIPEI

 

 

EUROPE

ARMENIA – Yerevan

AUSTRIA - VIENNA

BELGIUM - BRUSSELS

CZECH REPUBLIC - PRAGUE

CYPRUS - NICOSIA

DENMARK - COPENHAGEN

ESTONIA - TALLINN

FINLAND - HELSINKI

FRANCE:

          - CHALLENS

          - METZ

- PARIS

- PIC-DU-MIDI

GERMANY – BERLIN

GREECE – ATHENS

GREENLAND - NUUK

HUNGARY - BUDAPEST

ICELAND - REYKJAVIK

IRELAND - DUBLIN

ITALY:

          - GRAVINA

- MILAN

- ROME

- STAGNO

LATVIA - RIGA

LITHUANIA - VILNIUS

MALTA - VALLETTA

NETHERLANDS - AMSTERDAM

NORWAY - OSLO

POLAND - WARSAW

PORTUGAL - LISBON

ROMANIA - BUCHAREST

RUSSIA:

-         MOSCOW

-         NOVOKUZNETSK

-         SERGIEV_POSAD

-         ST PETERBURG

-         VELIKY NOVGOROD

-         VLADIVOSTOCK

SLOVAKIA - BRATISLAVA

SPAIN:

          - ISLA DE LA PALMA

- MADRID

- SEVILLE

- TOLEDO

SWEDEN - STOCKHOLM

SWITZERLAND - ZURICH

TURKEY - ISTANBUL

UKRAINE - KIEV

UNITED KINGDOM:

ABERYSTWTH

ARMAGH

BIRMINGHAM

BORDON

CARDIFF

CHADDERTON

EDINBURGH

HARROGATE

LEICESTER

LONDON

MAIDENHEAD

MUNDESLEY

NARBOROUGH

NEWTOWN

OAKLEY

PLYMOUTH

READING

SCARBOROUGH

SHEFFIELD

ST_DENNIS

SWINDON

 

 

NORTH/CENTRAL AMERICA

BELIZE – BELIZE CITY

CANADA:

          BC – VANCOUVER

ON – TORONTO

QC - QUEBEC

NS - HALIFAX

COSTA RICA – SAN JOSE

CUBA – HAVANA

GUATEMALA – GUATEMALA CITY

HONDURAS - TEGUCIGALPA

JAMAICA - KINGSTON

MEXICO – MEXICO CITY

NICARAGUA – MANAGUA

PANAMA – PANAMA CITY

SALVADOR – SAN SALVADOR

UNITED STATES:

AL – MONTGOMERY

AK - ANCHORAGE

AR – LITTLE ROCK

AS – PAGO PAGO

AZ – KITT PEAK

CA – LOS ANGELES

CO - DENVER

CT – WEST HAVEN

DC - WASHINGTON

DE - DOVER

FL:

 – LAKE_WORTH

- GAINESVILLE

- PEMBROKE PINES

FM - PALIKIR

GA - ATLANTA

GU - HAGATNA

HI - HONOLULU

IA – DES MOINES

ID - BOISE

IL - SPRINGFIELD

IN:

          - INDIANAPOLIS

          - MT_VERNON

KS - TOPEKA

KY – HILL VIEW

LA – BATON ROUGE

MA - BOSTON

MD - ANNAPOLIS

ME - AUGUSTA

MH - MAJURO

MI - LANSING

MN – SAINT PAUL

MO:

– JEFFERSON CITY

- ST LOUIS

MS - JACKSON

MT - HELENA

NC - RALEIGH

ND - BISMARCK

NE - LINCOLN

NH - CONCORD

NJ - SEWELL

NM:

– CARRIZOZO

- LAS CRUCES

NP - SAIPAN

NV – WINNEMUCCA

NY – COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

OH - COLUMBUS

OK – OKLAHOMA CITY

OR - SALEM

PA - HARRISBURG

PR – AGUADILLA

PW - MELEKEOK

RI - PROVIDENCE

SC - COLUMBIA

SD - PIERRE

TN - NASHVILLE

TX – AUSTIN

UT – SALT LAKE CITY

VA - RICHMOND

VI – CHARLOTTE AMALIE

VT - MONTPELIER

WA - OLYMPIA

WI – MADISON

WV – CHARLESTON

WY - CHEYENNE

 

 

SOUTH AMERICA

ARGENTINA:

-         BUENOS AIRES

-         CIPOLLETTI

-         ORO VERDE

BOLIVIA:

          - COCHABAMA CITY

- LA PAZ

BRAZIL:

-         BELO HORIZONTE

-         FLORIANOPOLIS

-         SAO PAULO

CHILE – CERRO TOLOLO

COLOMBIA – BOGOTA

ECUADOR - QUITO

FALKLAND ISLANDS – PORT STANLEY

FRENCH GUIANA - CAYENNE

GUYANA – GEORGE TOWN

PARAGUAY - ASUNCION

PERU - LIMA

SURINAME – PARAMARIBO

URUGUAY:

- MONTEVIDEO

- SALTO

VENEZUELA - CARACUS

 

 

PACIFIC REGION

AUSTRALIA:

NSW - SYDNEY

NT - DARWIN

QLD – BRISBANE

SA – ADELAIDE

TAS - HOBART

VIC – MELBOURNE

WA - PERTH

 

 

NEW ZEALAND:

          - DARFIELD

- LEVIN

– PALMERSTON NORTH

- STANLEY BAY