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 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.
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.
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.
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.
SE of Ross D 1966 Oct 25 UT 03:46 Observed by Cross (Whittier, CA, USA, 19" reflector, x300, S=2-4 (sometimes 5), T=3-4) "Large bright area obscuring 1/2 of Ross D crater wall. Not present Oct 24" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID 986. Actually some activity was observed the fay before according to the original notes. ALPO/NAA weight=2.
Archimedes 1973 Jun 11 UTC 21:05-21:15 observed by Pasternak (53deg 20'N, 7deg 30'E, 75mm reflector) "Faint red area at the E of Archmedes, diminution from 21.10-21.15UT" - Hilbrecht and Kuveler, Earth, Moon & Planets, 30 (1984), p53-61
Om 1987 Sep 04 at UT 03:00 J. Caruso (Middletown, CT, USA, 3" refractor, x155, S=6/10 and T=8/10) found that Bianchini G was not visible, however Heraclides E, Helicon G, and indeed many other smaller craters could be seen. There were two small mountains in the general area of Bianchini G. and a mare ridge - all these were clearly seen. Caruso states that Bianchini G should normally be much more clearly seen than the other features mentioned and is the same size as Heraclides E. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=305 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Gassendi 1966 May 30 UT 20:32-20:59 Observed by Sartory (England, 8.5" reflector + filters) "Orange patch & obscuration -- detected by Eng. moon blink system. Color seen visually."NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #941.
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 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.
A.S.Williams of West Brighton, UK, using a 5.25" Calver, x150 and definition fairly good. Observer noticed that the Mare seemed covered with a close network of innumerable streaks, and spotted with countless numbers of light specks, so that it would hardly be possible to delineate them all in one night. The spots and streaks together must have numbered ~1000. The observer had never seen anything like the number of spots and streaks. Peirce A, was not at all easy to se and neighboring spots almost as bright made it difficult to distinguish which one was Peirce A. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
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 1891 Oct 14 at UT 18:00 Pickering, based at Arequipa, Peru, and using a 12" reflector, saw is Schroter's Valley and the vicinity "Varitions in vapor column and visibility of craterlets A, C and F (Plate B) in early period at Peru. Directional vaporjet towards F varied but was always continuous. Later, in Musa. There was a break in it. D was quiescent in early period. (due to change in telescope & atmosphere ? Time estimated from given colongitude)." Cameron 1978 catalog ID=273 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Gassendi 1973 Jun 12 UT 20:50-21:15 observed by Baumeister (48.83N, 9.25E, 240mm reflector, T=2, S=3) "Bright point at the NNE slope of the central peak" - Hilbrecht and Kuveler, Earth, Moon & Planets, 30 (1984), p53-61. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1825 Jan 01 UT17:00? an unknown Russian observer noticed a cloud in Mersenius.
Aristarchus 1982 Nov 27 UT 20:13-01:00 J-H Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK) found that the bands of Aristarchus were clearer in red than in blue light. North found that the sunlit part of the crater was very bright. M. Cook described the crater as a "kaleidoscope of colour. Foley observed UT 23:05-01:00 (Kent, UK, Antionadi III, Transparency Moderate) - Colouration Seen - Ref: BAA Lunar Section Circular. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=190 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
nr Fra Mauro 1970 Aug 14 UT 05:00? Observed by Bell (Californina). "Bright blue-white flare (meteor?)(call for obs. at Fra Mauro at perigee because of moonquakes there -- therefore biased to tidal hypothesis. That was the original location given for the A1 moonquake site, but it is located elsewhere now. Ancill. data given for 1970)." NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1273. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Herodotus 1971 Jul 05 UT 03:48 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA) described in the NASA catalog as: Pseudo-c.p. I= 4(albdeo) appeared to cast a distinct shadow. 1st time seen. (Apollo 15 photo shows an apparent slight elev. nr. center -- very very low hills? 5" refelctor x79,283x, NASA catalog weight=1 (low). ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1997 Oct 13 at UT11:09-11:21 D. Rodway (Oamaru, South Island, New Zealand, 8.5" reflector, x270) saw a deep salmon-pink colouration in the south east corner interior of the crater Aristarchus. This colour was confirmed by the observers wife. By 11:21 UT the colour had faded completely. Rodway had been a lunar observer since 1958, using a wide range of instruments from 3 inch refractors to 12 inch reflectors and had observed a TLP in Gassendi back in 1966 (from L'ondon, UK), and so was an experienced observer. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Herodotus 1950 Mar 30 UT 19:00? Observed by Wilkins (Kent, UK, 15" reflector) "Transient c.p. (similar phen. to Bartlett's in later yrs.? see #532). NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #523. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Aug 01 at UT20:50 M. Mobberley (Suffolk, UK, 14" reflector, seeing III-IV) found that LaPlace A was significantly more prominent than usual - comparisons were made with photographs in books. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=178 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Proclus 1990 Mar 09 UT 00:12-00:13 Observed by Marie Cook (Frimley, UK, 3.5" Questar telescope) observed a "long plume of light" the brightness was the same as the wall region. It went from the southern rim about half of the way across to the centre in the "northerly". The plume feature was not seen at higher magnifications. Change in brightness also noted. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=394 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
In 1950 Aug 25 at UT 10:55 T.Saheki (Osaka, Japan) observed a stationary yellow-white flash on the Moon of duration 0.2 sec and mag 6.5. Cameron suggests that this was a meteor. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=536 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Near Furnerius 1920 Nov 23 UTC 20:00? Observed by an unknown observer (England?) "Shaft of light projecting from Moon, or spot so bright it appeared to (strong ray?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #378
Aristarchus, Herodotus - 1967 Sep 16 UTC 23:50-23:55 observed by Seeliger (Dresden, Germany, 30" reflector, 90, 140x) "Dark streaks on E.(ast. ?) outside walls of both craters. No shadow from Herod. wall. Drawings (wall < 18 deg slope if no shadow normally)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID=#1044.
On 1977 Apr 01 at UT 20:40-21:10 D.Sims (Devon Valley, Dawlish, Devon, UK, 25.4cm reflector, Wratten 25 and 44a filters, x300, seeing II) found Schroter's valley clearer in red than in blue. No colour filter reactions seen on other features. This is a BAA Lunar Section observation. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Sirsalis 1999 Jan 30 UTC 01:00-01:20 Observed by Giuseppe Sorrentino (Italy) described as: "A temporary change in appearance to sunlit floor of crater" for further references including images please see: http://digilander.libero.it/gibbidomine/sirsalis.htm and http://digilander.libero.it/gibbidomine/tlp.htm and http://digilander.libero.it/gibbidomine/fotometriasirsalis.htm and http://www.uai.it/sez_lun/sirsalis.htm
On 1915 Jul 24 at UT 22:00? Barabashovihi (Russia) observed a TLP on the west limb: "When phi Strettsa (?) approached the edge but still separated, the star began to stretch in a belt 3X its own length & then instantly disappeared. Probably no significant atm. or vapors. (similar to other reports of fading occult. Gives limb as E. but that is in ast. convention)". The 1978 Cameon catalog ID= 357 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Oenopides-Selecucus 1951 Aug 15 UT 13:11 T,Osawa (Japan) observed a brownish tinge to the terminator region in the vicinity of these two craters. ALPO/BAA weight=1,
Aristarchus 1967 Sep 17 UTC 02:05-02:21 Observers: Delano (Fall River, MA, USA) and Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA). The former used a 12.5" reflector at 400x and the latter a 24" reflector. The NASA catalog states the following: "A rimtop cratelet on SW rim appeared almost as bright as c.p. thru a Wratten 25 filter (red) but no brighter than a lower central wall & rim thru a Wratten 48 (blue) filter. Inner W. slope of craterlet displayed a bright red color which became less & less noticeable until 0212h It was no longer brighter than other parts. At 0217 it flared again brighter red for 1m. (indep. confirm. of Seeliger for activity in Aris. ?) Corralitos MB did not confirm. NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog TLP ID No. #1045. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1982 Nov 28 UTC 23:35-23:55 Observed by Foley (Kent, UK, Antionadi III, Transparency Moderate) - Colouration Seen - Ref: BAA Lunar Section Circular. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 2015 Mar 03 UT 23:58 Brendan Shaw (UK) saw a flash on the NW rim of Aristarchus on his computer screen - the camera was working in the near IR. Seeing was not very good at the time. Unfortunately this flash occurred in between imaging sessions. No other flashes seen, despite looking. The observer considerd the possibility that it might have been a cosmic ray detection, but cannot say for sure. The ALPO/BAA TLP weight=1.
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.
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.
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
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.
On 1977 Apr 02 at UT22:00-00:00 L. Fitton (Shaw, Lancashire, UK, 8.5" reflector, x200, Wratten 25 and 44A filters, seeing II-III, transparency, good) noticed in Aristarchus, blue to the north west (IAU?) internal wall, also blue observed in other small bright objects against dark backgrounds. Lunar rotational axis and optical normal related such that the normal runs NW-SE (IAU?) through these features. Observer deduced that the coliur was obviously spurious and no blink was seen in any feature. The blue disappeared as the lunar altitude increased and no blue seen by 00:00UT. This is a BAA lunar section observation. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
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.
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.
On 1892 May 10th at 19:00UT? Pickering, based at Arequipa. Peru, using a 12" reflector, saw varitions in vapor col. Drawings were made. Time calculated from the given colongitude. Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1982 Nov 29 UT 21:47 Observed by P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK) flashes seen to NW. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Riccioli 1974 Jan 07 UT 16:30-17:00 Observed by McKay (South Downs, England, 3" refractor, x135, S=IV boiling) "Bright spot and dark patch changing in size (atmos. aberr. ?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1385.
1969 Aug 26 UT 22:15-23:30 Observer: Whippey (Middlesex, UK, 6" reflector x177) "Small dark spot in oval whitish patch typoical under high sun for it." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1200. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1969 Aug 26 UTC 22:15-23:30 Observed by Whippey "Plato's defuse white patch in center flanked by two radial diffused bands diverging to S. wall. Later E. band disappeared under better seeing. NASA catalog weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=1."
1963Dec29/30 UT 22:00-03:00. Doherty (Small Thorne, UK) 8.5" reflector, x110, x200 & x274, S=8-8.5, T=8, Moon 57 deg in alt) and 3 others, using the same instrument, saw a bright purple- blue patch in Aristarchus. Other areas checked for colour and none sen elsewhere. Attempts were made to contact observers elsewhere but with no success. Sketch made and shows the patch covering the floor area of Aristarchus and extending out beyond the east rim. Patch was elliptical in shape and the semi-major diameter was approximately 2/3rds of the diameter of Aristarchus, or about 27 km. The event lasted 5 hours and gradually faded. NASA catalog weight=5 (very high quality)". ALPO/BAA weight=4.
1982 Mar 08 Daniell UT 22:49-22:57 P.Madej (Hudersfield, UK) - A colour and brightness anomaly was seen a TLP alert was put out. Cameron 2006 catalog extension weight=165 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
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.
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.
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 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.
Pico B 1912 Sep 26 UTC 03:00 Observed by Pickering (Mandeville, Jamaca, 6.5" reflector) "Haze spreading from eastern end of crater. (MBMW gives 9/25/12 but it is 26th UT.)" NASA catalogue weight=2 (low). NASA catalogue ID #341.
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.
In 1950 Apr 02 at UT 20:00 Chernov (Russia) observed two dark spots in Atlas during a penumbral phase of a lunar eclipse to quickly darken and become sharp in detail. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=524 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1975 Nov 18 at UT 19:38-23:34 Moore (Johannesburg, South Africa, 2" refractor, S=II), Peters (Kent, UK, 8.5" reflector, x120, S=IV), Good (Guilford, UK, binoculars), Foley (Dartford, Kent, UK, 12" reflector and photographs), and McKay (Kingston, England, UK, 6" reflector, x48) observed the following in Aristarchus during a lunar eclipse: "It appeared much fainter than ever before seen in ecl. by Moore. Fainter than Proc., Cop., & Tycho. Others rated brightness in order-- Hell, Stevinus, Furnerius, proc.; & Proc., Tycho, Hell, Aris. Photos confirmed dimness of it. For some observers it became invis. at S=II (good). Good ranked at least 4 other craters brighter than Aris. & that at 2035h it dimmed. Earthshine cond. extraordinarily good. Peters, at S=IV (fair?) rated Aris. brightest". At 23:50UT LeCroy Jr and Sr (Springfield, VA, 4.5" reflector, S=7) observed four glowing spots on the Moon during a lunar eclipse (including Aristarchus). At 23:50UT Aristarchus was an oval shape with no details seen. It had a ray extending from the south west rim (normal). The north rim was slightly blue and the south west rim very very slightly red. At 23:55UT it was clearing and details showed. At 00:02UT it was clear. Sketches were provided. Cameron comments that the colours fit Fitton's predictions on spectral dispersion in our atmosphere from atmospheric inversions. The brightness measued was 10+ and normal should be 9, and the plain is 4.5. The Moon's altitude at the LeCroy site was 45 deg. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1418-1420 and weight=5 (1-0 for LeCroy report). The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1905 at Feb 19 at UT 18:00-19:03 Moye (Montpelier, France) observed Aristarchus shining as a star in the dark, during a lunar eclipse. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=320 and he weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1989 Aug 17 at UT 01:02-04:20 G. Kolvos (Thesaloniki, Greece, 4"reflector) measured (using photometry) that although there was a gradual fade over the Moon as the eclipse progressed, there was a 2"% rise in brightness of Aristarchus.Graphs were submitted and photos. A.C. Cook supplied CCD images and CCD photometry. A photograph by Conway (Sun Prarie, WI, USA) at the start of the eclipse reveal a bright colourless spot (aparently confirmed). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=373 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1959 Mar 24 at UT 1851 Chernov (Russia) observed the follwing in Oceanus Procellarum during a lunar eclipse: "During penumbra of ecl. separate light pts. were sharply g?listing?. Possibly connected with transparancy of the penumbra. (time given was 0851 UT but must have been loc. time p.m. penum. phase started at 1756UT & umbral at 1916UT)". The cameron 1978 catalog ID=717 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1968 Apr 13 at UT05:00-05:45 Cameron and Laczo (Greenbelt, MD, USA, 6" refractor, x50, 36" reflector x400, 12" reflector x80, seeing= excellent) observed for the folliwing craters: Aristarchus, Pytheas, Euler?, Censorinus, Plinius?, Proclus, Menelaus, Manilius: "Star-like pts. in the craters. Only Aris. identified certainly, rest fairly certain except Euler & Plinius. Seen in 6-in refr. at 50x but not in 36-in refl. at 400x where they were bright, but not star-lie pts. Seen later in 12-in refl. at 80x. In another bldg. Seen 1st @ 1/2h before totality ended, but not earlier dur. tot. tho't by author (WSC) to be geom. & instrumental = power effect". Chilton, K.E. reports in RASCJ that another observer did not report any of what the Greenbelt observers saw at all?The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1065 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
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.
On 1892 May 11 at 22:53UT an Unknown observer, during a partial eclipse noticed an extension of the Earth;s shadow beyond the north cusp. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=278 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1892 May 11 at 22:53UT an Unknown observer, during a partial eclipse noticed an extension of the Earth's shadow beyond the south cusp. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=278 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
In 1921 Oct 16 at UT 22:00-00:00 Genin and others (Russia) observed during a partial eclipse that different parts of Aristarchus crater had brightness of phosphorecence. Cameron says that this is independent confirmation. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=383 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
nr. Littrow 1919 Dec 07 UTC 04:00? Observed by West (Gosport, UK?) "Conspicuous ink-black mark. (N. of C. Argaeus of S. of Littrow." NASA catalog weight=1 (poor). NASA catalog ID #374.
On 1978 Mar 24 UT16:10-17:45 Anderson (England?, 8" reflector, x55 and x155). Censorinus seemed brighter than normal. Cameron 2005 catalog report ID=26 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1978 Mar 24 UT16:10-17:45 Anderson (England?, 8" reflector, x55 and x155). noticed a faint twinkling star like point in Dionyius - remained constant but when changed to x155 at 16:25 the effect was at the limits of visibilty. - suspected that this was due to the atmospheric conditions. However this effect was not seen in Aristarchus. By 16:45 the twinkling area got brighter, but went back to normal at 17:45. Cameron 2005 catalog report ID=26 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1975 Nov 18/19 at UT 23:15-0005 LeCroy Jr and Sr (Springfield, VA, 4.5" reflector, S=7) observed that Delambra was one of four glowing spots on the Moon during a lunar eclipse (including Aristarchus). At 23:50UT 3 of these patches emerged from the dark and appeared as bright spots compared to other craters "Älbedo=10+". The Albedos of Manilius and Delambre were 8.5 at 00:05UT. Details became apparent in all 3 features. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1419 abd weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1975 Nov 18/19 at UT 23:15-0005 LeCroy Jr and Sr (Springfield, VA, 4.5" reflector, S=7) observed that Manilius was one of four glowing spots on the Moon during a lunar eclipse (including Aristarchus). At 23:50UT 3 of these patches emerged from the dark and appeared as bright spots compared to other craters "Älbedo=10+". The Albedos of Manilius and Delambre were 8.5 at 00:05UT. Details became apparent in all 3 features. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1419 abd weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1975 Nov 18/19 at UT 23:15-0005 LeCroy Jr and Sr (Springfield, VA, 4.5" reflector, S=7) observed that Menelaus was one of four glowing spots on the Moon during a lunar eclipse (including Aristarchus). At 23:50UT 3 of these patches emerged from the dark and appeared as bright spots compared to other craters "Älbedo=10+". At 23:55UT a ray appeared out of the north east rim of menelaus (Normal?). It appeared just before the artea emerged and increased in brightness. At 23:58UT it decreased and continued to do so. The north east edge of Menelaus appeared very dark at the point that the ray was extending from SW edge (a ridge there) and apperared to obscure features along its path (Albedo=9). The Albedos of Manilius and Delambre were 8.5 at 00:05UT. At 00:05UT the rays were still apparent but seemed to have returned to normal. Details became apparent in all 3 features. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1419 abd weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1893 Sep 25 at UT 21:00? Gaboreau (Paris, France), saw a shaft of light projecting from the Moon. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=281 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
40.5W, 45.7N 1965 Nov 09 UTC 04:59 Observed by McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" reflector + spectrograph) "Line depth anomaly, low compared with 23 other areas". NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #912.
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.
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.
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.
Aristarchus & A 1965 Nov 10 UTC 01:25-01:57 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector, S=6, T=6) "Viol. tinge & radiance around nimbus; used red filter. Aris. A became larger." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #913.
On 1956 Dec 19 at UT 00:00? an unknown observer apparently saw a TLP somewhere on the Moon. Cameron gives the reference for this as an unnamed AGU meeting. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=659 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1977 Oct 28 UT 19:25 V.M. Chernov (Soviet Union) observed that Copernicus was brighter than normal i.e. brighter than Kepler but less bright than Aristarchus. In January and February 1977 both Copernicus and Kepler were of the same brightness. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1988 Aug 28 at UT22:00 P.Moore (Selsey, UK, 5" refractor, x260) detected a red glow along the outer wst rim and 99% it was not a TLP as there had been a fire nearby so was probably atmospheric. However colour if present, is normally seen on the south rim. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=336 and the weight=1. 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 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.
On 1984 Nov 10 at UT19:15-19:50 R. Moseley (Coventry, UK, the Moon's altitude was low) noticed that the region from the central peak and over and onto the east wall looked unusual. 8 bands were visible, "two on E. wall of c.p. strongest, surrounding collar grey increasing intensely outward. Band at 2 o'clock position was very dark. Bright spot on W. wall at 4 o'clock position." A sketch was made that illustrates bands on either side with bright patch. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=252 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1988 Jul 31 at UT 07:09-08:10 D. Darling (Sun Prairie, WI, USA, 12.5"reflector, seeing=7/10 and T=3) did not detect the dark region on the south east floor of Proclus (the TLP from a few days earlier), but did see 2 "linear mounds". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=335 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 2011 Jan 21 at 22:30UT N.Longshaw (UK, 4" Achromatic refractor, x128 & x160, Seeing III, transparancy average) suspected on the eastern edge of Geminus, on the border of the crater filled shadow and the eastern illuminated rim, a brownish, almost speia hue. This extended for a short distance from the floor shadow into the illuminated rim width and spanned from the north to the south of the crater. For a comparison, Cleomedes was checked but nothing unusual was noticed in its shadow. The observer notes that Elger also saw a warm brown or sepia tone. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1989 Jun 21 at UT07:03-07:27, R. Manske (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 1 "refractor) found the colours pink and blue on Aristarchus, like the previous day, however this time there was also an orange tinge on the "back"" (North?) rim of Sinus Iridum and the same too on mare Crisium, all the way past Plato, in the direction of Cassini. This colour was not seen at higher magnifications. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=368 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1989 Jun 21 at UT 07:03-07:27 R. Manske (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 1" refractor) saw orange on Cassini all the way past Mare Imbrium edge, Plato etc - maybe atm. At high power (8mm eyepiece) & no filter. Saw no hint of color (due to smearing at high power?)." The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=368 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1989 Jun 21 at UT 07:03-07:27 R. Manske (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 1" refractor) saw orange on Mare Imbrium edge all the way past Plato upto Cassini - maybe atm. At high power (8mm eyepiece) & no filter. Saw no hint of color (due to smearing at high power?)." The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=368 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1989 Jun 21 at UT 07:03-07:27 R. Manske (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 1" refractor) saw orange on Plato all the way past Mare Imbrium edge upto Cassini - maybe atm. At high power (8mm eyepiece) & no filter. Saw no hint of color (due to smearing at high power?)." The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=368 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1989 Jun 21 at UT 07:03-07:27 R. Manske (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 1" refractor) saw orange on the north? wall of Sinus Iridum and over a large part of the north of Mare Imbrium - "maybe atm. At high power (8mm eyepiece) & no filter. Saw no hint of color (due to smearing at high power?)." The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=368 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1966 Nov 11 at UT05:55-1000 Hall and Johnson (Port Tabacoo, MD, 16" x400, S=VG), Nordling (MD, USA), Genatt (Greenbelt, MD, USA, 6" refractor, x50, 20" reflector x400) and Wagman (Pittsburgh, PA, 30" refractor) observed the folloowing on Aristarchus: "Color ob c.p. detected with Trident MB, not seen vis. at Port Tobacoo. Network alerted & 6 responded. 4 did not see anything unusual; 2 others did & saw red on c.p. in 6-in refr., but not in 20-in refl. at 400x; other saw indistinctness. Port Taboacoo obs. took 5 rolls of film in blue & red & neutral. Phenom. not detectable on them, but focus poor. Blue images had most detail, whereas would expect red or neutral to. Phenom. still present at dawn in Moon Blink device". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=914 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.
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.
Aristarchus 1975 Nov 18-19 UT 23:30-00:30? Observed by Foley (Kent, England, 12" reflector) "Deep blue-viol. spot in NW (IAU ?) interior corner. (seen occasionally with obscur. but dates not given)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1421."
On 1992 May 20 at UT 11:15 D. Weier (Sun Prairie, WI, USA, naked eye and 7x50 binouculars, sky conditions excellent) noted that Aristarchus and, an area, were very bright to the eye. In binouculars the feature was quire sharp and distinct, "> anything else on the Moon". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=447 and the weight=2. The ALPO/bAA weight=1.
On 1984 Nov 11 at UT21:00? Marshall (England) noted that there was no normal brightness on the floor to most southernmost craterlet. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=253 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1980 Aug 29 at UT07:32 D. Loudernack (South Bend, WA, USA, 8" reflector, x140) found the south wall to have a broad dark band (only visible in red light) at its base that covered nearly all of the southern half of the crater. The brightness reading was 8.4 (in blue light) and 4 (in red light). Cameron 2006 catalog ID=107 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Plato 1966 Aug 05/06 UT 23:37-02:58 Observers: Corvan, Moseley (Armagh, N.Ireland, 10" refractor, x280) and Ringsdore (England, 8.5" reflector) "Several red glows at different places at different times. Each lasted a few min. (not confirmed by Ringsdore. Given as 8/4 in MBMW) NASA catalog weight=4, NASA catalog ID=#964. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1958 Nov 01 at UT 00:00 a TLP was seen on the Moon (location and observer not given). The Reference for this is Palm, 1967. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=702 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1964 Jun 29 at UT 07:05-07:33 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector x240, S=5, T=4) suspected a violet glare? on the EWBS of Aristarchus, but was too faint to be certain. The bright art of the floor was granulated and had a ceppery tint. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=827 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1980 Aug 30? at UT 08:00? D. Louderback (South bend, WA, USA, 8" refletor x140) found the north wall to be very bright in red light (this is not normal as it is usually bright in blue - according to Cameron). The brightness was 9.7 (red) and 9 (blue no filter)compared to Eimmart's 8.7. Louderback thought that they observed an oranfe- yellow tinge. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=108 and weight=3.
On 1981 Dec 16 at UT 17:45 B.W. Chapman, Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK, 11.5cm refractor, seeing II, trasnparency Fair) found the east outer ridge brighter in red - inclined to blue. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1981 Dec 16 at UT 17:45 B.W. Chapman, Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK, 11.5cm refractor, seeing II, trasnparency Fair) found the west inner ridge lighter in red, and so to the east and south- west floor. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1964 Jun 30 at UT 05:50-06:10 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA) observed the following in Aristarchus: "Nimbus only -- dark viol. hue. S. part of Aris. floor was granualated & a brown tinge -- changed to yellow & a brown tinge at 0500. First time he ever saw such a change in color. (this obs.listed in 210 & MBMW as June 20, but is a misprint)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=828 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Alphonsus 1964 Oct 27 UTC 05:18-06:10 Observed by Hall, Johnson, Weresulk (Pt. Tobacco, MD, USA, 16" reflector x400, S=5-7). "Red spot. Pink glow detected with Trident MB & seen visually too." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #863.
Aristarchus 1965 Nov 15 UTC 05:55-10:00 Observed by Hall, Johnson, Nordling (Pt. Tobacco, MD, USA, 16" reflector x400), Genatt (Greenbelt, MD, USA, 6" refractor, x50 & 20" reflector x400), Wagmann (Pittsburgh, PA, 30" refractor). "Color on c.p. detected with Trident MB, not seen vis. at Port Tobacco. Network alerted & 6 responded. 4 did not see anything unusual; 2 others did & saw red on c.p. in 6-in refr.. but not in 20-in refl. at 400x; other saw indistinctness. Port Tobacco obs. took 5 rolls of film in blue & red & neutral. Phenom. not detectable on them, but focus was poor. Blue image had most detail, whereas would expect red or neutral to. Phenom. still present at dawn in Moon Blink device." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #914. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1982 Aug 11 at UT03:30-04:15 Mobberley (Suffolk, UK) obtained a photograph and made a sketch that revealed a needle-like shadow from the west wall to near by the central craterlet - the latter was quite clearly visible. What were not visible were the other four craterlets. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=183 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Alphonsus 1958 Nov 03 UT 02:30-03:30 Observed by Kozyrev, Ezerski (Pulkova Observatory, Crimea, Ukraine, 50" reflector, 23A/mm spectrograph) UT03:00-03:30 "C.p. redder than rest; emiss. spect. in 4756A, 4100, 3950A (C3), 5165, 5130A (Swann bands) 3 spect. over 3.5 h. Image of c.p. weakened in viol. light on spect. Noted visual decrease in brightness & reddish glow. Decrease in bright, & unnusual white color(at 0300h- 0330h). Sudden decrease in vis. bright. Spect. started -- gave norm. Spect. (0330-0340h), conditions almost identical to Alter's on Oct. 26, 1956. Nothing seen on Nov. 2-3" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #703. ALPO/BAA weight=5.
On 1994 Jan 04 at UT21:00 J. Nibbering (Rosendaal, Netherlands) obtained a photograph that shows a large crescent of light centred on Tycho crater, but includes also: Lilius, but not to Clavius. Cameron suspects strongly that it was caused by camera lens flare. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=471 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1981 Dec 19 at UT 01:00-05:00 E.V. Arsyukhin (Moscow, Russia, 3" reflector) observed that Plato was consdierably brighter than Aristarchus by several times. The image quality was very clear. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=161 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1882 Apr 11 at UT 21:00 Williams (England, 6.5" reflector) observed Plato at sunset (date Cameron gives is calculated from #229) and saw a curious phosphorescent glimmer in the crater where he had seen a luminous milky appearance before. at sunrise. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=230 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1989 Jun 28 at UT 08:39-09:00 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" refractor, x36) discovered that at this time Mons La Hire was the brightest feature on the Moon. LaPrice was also very bright. Cameron quotes that Darling recorded that LaHire had a brightness of 7.0 and LaPlace=7.5. Darling did not think that this was a TLP. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=369 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1989 Jun 28 at UT 08:39--9:00 D. Darling (Sunpraire, WI, USA, 3" refractor, x36) noted that promontorium LaPlace was very bright. LaHire brigtness was 7.0 and LaPlace was 7.5. Darling suspects that this was not a TLP because "as did not have mother-of-perl appearance as seen on Piton at times"The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=369 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Grimaldi 1971 Jun 18 UTC 02:12-02:31 Observed by Jorgensen (Denmark, 36" refractor, 60, 200x, seeing good) "Dark reddish spot in SW part of crater. At 60x. Became clearer at 200x & seen in midwest also. At 0331h phenom. clearest in west, while S. region had faded. Air turb. & dawn ended obs. at 0331h. Seen best in yellow filter, well in red, invis. in green & blue." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1298. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Nov 11 at UT 17:00-17:30 E.V. Arsyukhin (Moscow, Russia, 3" reflector) saw three stationary dark spots suddenly appear in Mare Crisium. There was one on the north and the other two in the south west to south. They lasted approximately 30 minutes and then promptly vanished. Cameron says that it cannot be this date because the Moon was not visible at 17:00UT Suggests 05:00-05:30UT? The Cameron 2006 catalog ID ID=189 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1988 Apr 19 at UT 01:15-04:00 J. Horne (Steadman, NC, USA, 8" reflector, S=4/10) took photographs of the Moon's Earthshine (appeared in the Aug 1988 Sky and telescope magazine). Aristarchus was bright. In addition several members of the Madison Astronomical Society also found the crater to be bright and one of them saw streaks and flashes from the crater. Manske (8" reflector, x97, + binoculars, S=E) found the crater to be "abnornormally bright" where as other craters in Earthshine were just normal. Fryback's (Madison, WI, USA, 8" reflector, S=VG) photographs confirm that the crater was very bright - the Moon was only 4deg in altitude though. The Camweron 2006 catalog ID=325 and the weight="confirmed". the ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Harpalus 1969 May 19 UT 21:20-22:00 Observed by Marcomede Rangel Nunes and Julio Dias Nogueira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 18" refractor). "Brightening in crater (inexperienced observers). (Apollo 10 watch)." NASA catalog weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1126.
On 1988 Apr 20 at UT02:06-03:00 D. Fryback (Madison, WI, USA, 8" reflector, S=3-4) commented that Aristarchus crater looked like a "city from high above "glowing under a cloud". Spain (Fairfield, KY, USA, 8" reflector, S=VG) detected a streak and flashes but reports that the crater was not "glowing", though it was the brightest feature in the Earthshine, but Kepler and Copernicus were bright too. Aristarchus was brighter in shorter exposures than in longer exposures. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=326 and weight="confirmed". The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1990 Mar 29 at UT 19:00 L. Todd (England?) observed that Aristarchus in Earthshine was very clearly seen and appeared to blink occasionally. Foley (Kent, UK) also notcied variations in Aristarchus. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID = 396 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 Jun 04 at 01:28UT whilst driving home K.Jenks (NASA JSC) observed with the naked eye a bright flash near to and slighly south east of the middle of the Moon. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
SE edge of Mare Crisium 1969 Jul 17 UT 20:00 Observed by Hedervari, Hegyessy, Geller (Budapest, Hungary, refractor x200 & x300) "Saw a "mediocre" yellow light. Area photographed on 7/19/1969 but no LTP noted (Apollo 11 watch)" NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID No. 1153.
On 1912 May 19 at UT 20:50-21:00 Valier (France?, 4" refractor) observed a small red glowing area near to Promontorium LaPlace (25W 46N). The Caemron 1978 catalog ID=337 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
near Baillaud (60E, 60N) 1969 Jul 17 UT 20:13-20:25 Observed by Delaye Marseilles, France, 6" refractor) and Donas (Gama, France, 10" refractor). "Noted pulsations nr. crater on NE limb. Duration of pulses were 2s. Saw again at 2015h & 2019h. Duration then @ 4s. No color seen. mag of brightening @ 4 mag. Donas noted at 2016h at crater more brightening than at limb. After 2019h nothing. (atm. ? these periods are similar to those between blow-ups & excursions od star images in seeing, but puzzling why it stopped. Apollo 11 watch). (indep. confirmation)" NASA catalog weight=2 (poor). NASA catalog ID #1154.
Bright point on dark part. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=38 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA catalog weight=4.
1951 Apr 11 UT 02:39:30+/-15s L.T.Johnson (USA) observed a mag 7 flash S ofGrimaldi. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1969 May 20 at UT 21:00-22:00 Bury (France, 4" refractor) observed Aristarchus to be very bright, as an elliptical bluish spot at 21:00UT. This observation was made during the Apollo 10 watch. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1128 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1969 May 20 at UT 21:10-22:30 Marcomede Rangel Nunes and Julio Dias Nogueira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 18" refractor) Harpalus brighter than Bouguer - this was during the Apollo 10 watch and Cameron comments that the observers were inexperienced. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1129 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1988 Apr 21 at UT 01:28-04:00 D. Fryback (Madison, WI, USA) took a series of photographs - Aristarchus was a luminous patch and in one photograph a red spot (Cameron suspects marks on the film). is seen near Aristarchus. Strangely though when looking through the telescope, the crater was not excessively bright. D. Spain (Fairdale, KY, USA, 3.5" reflector?, x60) observed a narrow white streak of mag 5-6 of duration 0.5 sec that covered 160-320km near the centre of the Moon at 01:53UT. A similar streak happened but the direction was different. Next 2 small red flashes were seen at 02:00 and 02:01UT of magnitude 7 (<1sec) in the vicinity of Aristarchus. The cameron 2006 catalog ID=327 and the weight=1.
On 1988 Apr 21 at UT 01:53 D. Spain (Fairdale, KY, USA, 3.5" reflector?, x60) observed a narrow white streak of mag 5-6 of duration 0.5 sec that covered 160-320km near the centre of the Moon at 01:53UT. A similar streak happened again but the direction was different. Next 2 small red flashes were seen at 02:00 and 02:01UT of magnitude 7 (<1sec) in the vicinity of Aristarchus. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=327 and the weight=1.
On 1968 May 02 at UT 01:20-02:14 Doughty (Red Bank, New Jersey, USA, 8" reflector, x120) observed a bright area in Aristarchus, surrounded by a faint glow. May have been atmospheric dispersion. Glow fainter at 01:56UT and imperceptible at 02:14UT. Kelsey and Ricker consider the observation abnormal. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1070 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1789 Mar 30 at UT 20:00? Schroter (Lillienthal, Germany) observed two flickering spots on the eastern edge of Grimaldi and near Riccioli. This was on the Earthlit side of the Moon. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 57 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1789 Mar 30 at UT 20:00? Schroter (Lillienthal, Germany) observed two flickering spots near Riccioloi and on the eastern edge of Grimaldi. This was on the Earthlit side of the Moon. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=57 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1912 May 20 at UT 21:00 Franks (6" refractor) observed the Leibnitz Mountains? (South Pole area) to have a small red glowing area on the dark part of the Moon. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=338 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 2011 Apr 07 UT 19:45-20:10 Aristarchus was seen to be “very bright” in Earthshine. Giorgio Sancristoforo (Milan, Italy, 203mm SCT, atmospheric seeing good) noticed Aristarchus to be exceptionally bright (Sketch supplied) at around 20:00 and was the first to report this. Although he did not record the start and end times, he commented that the effect lasted 20-30 minutes and then was significantly reduced in brightness. Although direct comparison in terms of brightnes could not be made with a star, he thought Aristarchus to be brighter than +0.7 in magnitude (Saturn). Furthermore Aristarchus was visible when daylight was still present, when looking through the telescope, although it could not be seen with the naked eye due to too much extraneous light. Aristarchus was probably white in colour, but the observer was partly colour blind and so was uncertain. Not much detail was seen elsewhere in Earthshine, even when the sky darkened, and he was not able to see Kepler or Copernicus, just the limb. No details were seen in Aristarchus itself, for example no ray to the SW was visible. It later transpired that Lajos Bartha (Budapest, Hungary, 70mm refractor, x83, seeing conditions good) had observed Earthshine even earlier from UT19:45-20:10 and noticed a bright area close to the edge of the Moon that he later confirmed was Aristarchus. When he started observing the sky twilight was still a deep blue, but the dark side of the Moon was seen both with the naked eye and through the telescope. Earthshine was medium in brightness and grey in colour. Copernicus and Kepler were weak in brightness but certainly visible. There was some scattered light from the sunlit side of the Moon noticed, but not enough to obscure Copernicus and Kepler from visibility. As a test he moved the telescope around and the bright spot moved with the Moon and so was not a glare problem. The following day he checked Earthshine again but found that the bright spot was not so conspicuous. As a footnote, Tim Haynes (UK) had been observing an occultation of 37 Tauri, much earlier at 19:14UT, through 10x50 binoculars. He commented that Earthshine was visible, but that he hadn't noticed Aristarchus - though he was not looking at the Moon specifically to see this crater. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
In 1933 Mar 30 at UT 20:00 Douillet (France?) observed in the Aristarchus region: "White. (in the dark part)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=404 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 2002 Aug 12 at UT 19:27 James Cook (Chelmsford, UK) detected a flash on the Moon. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1981 Oct 02 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 77mm refractor, seeing I to II) noticed that at 20:48 UT Aristarchus had a 2nd magnitude star-like point on the NE rim (x38). At x83 he could see a small disc of around 3-6 arc sec in diameter, and at x111 it looked the ame but bluish-white in colour. He was able to see Aristarchus, Herodotus, and Vallis Schroteri. Observations ceased at 21:27 UT due to trees blocking the view. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1966 Sep 20 at UT 03:22 Three Astronet observers (Phoenix, AZ, and Los Angeles, CA, USA) (independently?) reported flashes in Grimaldi crater. One observer was in Phoenix AZ, and another in Losa Angeles, CA, so probably not due to the atmosphere. Cameron comments that the astronaut Schmidt on Apollo 17 saw a flash in it while orbiting the Moon. the Cameron 1978 catalog ID=977 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1969 Jul 19 at UT 1845-18:47 Pruss and Witte (Bochum, Germany, 6" refractor x36 and binoculars) saw brightenings in the north west wall of Aristarchus for 3-7 seconds of about 1 magnitude over the background. From orbit at UT 18:46 the Apollo 11 crew Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins (in orbit around the Moon and using the naked eye) were asked to take a look at Aristarchus after Earth-based reports of TLP activity. Armstrong reported (after the solar corona had set, on the night side) that probably Aristarchus "to be considerably more illuminated than the surrounding area. It just has - seem to have, a slight amount of flourescence to it". Collins reported a moment later: "Looking out on the same area now. Well at least there is one wall of the crater that seems to be more illuminated than the others. I am not sure that I am actually identifying any phosporesecence, but that definitely is lighter than anything else in the neighborhood". Houston then asked if the crew could detect any colour and if the inner wall was the inner or outer part? Aldrim commnted that it was the inner wall and Collins mentioned thatno colour was incolved. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1165 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1969 Jul 19 at UT 19:30-21:30 Gervais (Lodure, France, 4.5" refractor?) saw the whole region of Aristarchus and its environs as brighter than normal. Two photographs were obtained. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1156 and weight=5. At UT 20:30-20:55 Oliver (Spain, using a reflector) found the Aristarchus to have brightened by about 1 magnitude. From UT 20:12-20:30 the crater had been normal. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1167 and the weight=2. At UT 21:00-00:35 P. Mourilhe Silva (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19.5" refractor) saw Aristarchus as a very bright elliptical shape which extended to the north like a bridge between two points. Jose M. L. da Silva and Ronaldo Mourao (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13" refractor) saw a brightening on the north west wall from 21:24-23:22UT intermittently but cont'd. Wall was extraordinarilly bright, along NW wall brighter. Moseley (Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK, 10" refractor) detected an unusual bright, along north west wall, brighter than normal in Earthshine and brighter than crater. It was not constant, but pulsated irregularly with frequency of 20 seconds and amplitude 0.75-1.0 magnitudes. No colour seen or obscuration though lokked for. Clouds interrupted observations. Vasquez (Valparaiso, Chile, 12" reflector) saw it as a very luminous point of magnitude 1. Wairy Cardoso (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12" reflector and 18" refractor) noted a bright. 1s??? The Cameron catalog ID=1168 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Theophilus 1969 Jul 19 UT 19:30-21:30 Observed by Fox (Notts. England, 6.5" reflector) and Ringsdore (England, 15" reflector). Fox saw intermittent glow in Theoph. for > 2h (time not given). Ringsdore confirmed. (Apollo 11 watch)" Confirmed by Baum 21:00-21:20UT. NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID No. 1166. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Fracastorius 1973 Mar 09 UT ~19:57 Robinson (Devon, UK) saw a Moon Blink (colour) in this crater. This crater is long suspected of giving permanent blinks due to natural colour. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Mare Crisium 1826 Apr 12 UT 20:00 Observed by Emmett (England?) "Black moving haze or cloud". NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID 109. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
South Pole 2011 Apr 08 UT 19:30-20:00 A.Kemp (Mold, Flintshire, UK) observed that the Leibnitz peaks at the southern pole stood out sharply. However one of the peaks was “shining like a spot light. So bright that I couldn’t make out its shape”. – image clear and steady with excellent transparency and seeing in the 70mm f/13 refractor (25mm and 10mm eyepieces). Inspections during the above time period revealed no changes in brightness. Previous observations of this area had never shown such an unusual brightness, and Arthur likened the brightness to “a maximum brightness of Venus shining amongst 2nd magnitude stars”. The observer was an experienced observer. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Grimaldi 1969 Jul 19 UT 20:39-20:45 Delaye (France, 25cm refractor) saw a bright bluish spot near Grimaldi. 20:43 a flash was seen by Thinon. Delaye saw flashes at 20:44 and 20:45. Between 21:00 and 23:00 (J. M. L.) da Silva (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19.5" refractor) saw a bright spot on the W (IAU??) of Grimaldi. However there is a bright spot near Grimaldi, so this maybe normal. NASA ID = 1167. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1975 Dec 08 at UT18:00-20:40 P.W. Foley (Wilmington, Kent, UK, 12" reflector, x60-x624, seeing II, slight mist) found Aristarchus to be less well visible than features such as: Grimaldi, Reiner, Darwin/Byrgius, Kepler, Plato and Sinus Iridum. Earthshine was exceptionally good tonight and was orange/red in colour. Photographs were taken and these confirmed the apparent dullness of Aristarchus. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1990 Mar 31 at UT 21:30 L. Jackson (England, UK?) observed a red glow in Earthshine in Gassendi as shown in a sketch. Apparently Gassendi can often show up red colours (according to Cameron) but rarely is this seen in Earthshine. Foley saw the sketch and suspects that the location was Gassendi. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=397 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Alphonsus area? 1949 Jun 01 UT 22:06 H.P. Wilkins (Kent, UK, 6" reflector x200) observed a bright white 1 sec stationary (mag 3?) flash in Earthhsine, close to the central meridian, and due E of Theophilus (potentially in the general area of Alphonsus?). The flash was approximately 6 km in diameter. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1970 Apr 11 at UT 22:04-23:00 Claudio Pamplona and Jackson Barbosa(Fortaleza, Brazil, 2" refractor, x160, seeing=fair) observed an obscuration over Peirce, in particular they could not see the crater wall and the crater itself was like a black pit. (Apollo 13 watch). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1238 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1969 May22 at UT2045-2105 Wald (Zurich, Switzerland) observed the pinkish colour in Aristarchus was less marked tonight. The astronauts were alerted and at 22:12 reported no activity but could see the crater and Earthshine was strong near the terminator. Apollo 10 watch, spacecraft far from the terminator. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1134 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Atlas 1969 May 22 UT 21:20-21:40 Observed by Germann, Wild, Vieli (Zurich, Switzerland, 6" reflector) "Rim towards the sun was bright. Part of time was interrupted. (Apollo 10 watch)" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1135.
Theophilus 1969 Jul 20 UT 18:40 Observed by Delaye, Thinon, Donas, ? ourdan (Marseilles, France, 10" refractor x60) "Saw a flash on the c.p. of mag 1.0, duration 0.1s, no color. (meteor?) (Apollo 11 watch)". NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1174.
On 1984 Jul 05 at UT 00:00-01:25 Marshall (Medelin, Columbia, seeing=II) observed that Censorinus was much less bright than Proclus (confirmed by CED readings). Cameron 2006 catalog ID=247 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1984 Jul 05 at UT 00:00-01:25 Marshall (Medelin, Columbia) found Proclus to be much brighter than Censorinus (which of the two was abnormal is a question) - though he thought that Censorinus looked dull. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=247 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1969 Jul 20 at UT 19:55-20:10 Delaye, Thinon, Donas, and Jourdran (Marseilles, France, 10" refractor, x60) saw between 19:55-20:04UT Aristarchus to be bright and in it pulsations with 10 sec duration. At 20:05UT it's spot brightened, at 20:08:50-20:35:50UT brightening and pulsations of variable duration. At 20:55:50UT just a feeble flash. Cameron comments that this is probably not atmpsheric effects as the period is too long - also it was during the Apollo 11 watch. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1175 and th weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Mare Crisium 1826 Apr 13 UT 20:00 Observed by Emmett (England?) "Black moving haze or cloud" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID = 109. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1969 May 22 at UT23:20 an unknown observer reported some brightenings with pulsations in Aristarchus crater, Cameron suspects atmospheric aberrations. This was during the Apollo 10 watch. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1136 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1970 Apr 12 at UT 22:10-22:40 Censorinus was observed by Jean Nicolini (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12" reflector, x680). The crater had a visible reddish hue--gap in bright area on western slope. Colourless to pink to reddish. Environs also involved. Photographs were taken. (Apollo 13 watch). Cameron 1978 catalog TLP ID 1241 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1969 Jul 20 at 22:50-23:15UT Jean Nicolini (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12" reflector x430, S=II.5-III.5) saw a weak reddish area on the north west(east?) wall of Eudoxus crater. An English Moon Blink device showed it dark in blue and opaque in red. Reddening remained unchanged while comparing it to adjacent region and Aristotles. Colour index was toward dirty orange. Colour most apparent in the good moments of seeing and disappeared in the poorer moments of seeing, Cameron says that this is opposite to what was expected if the effect was atmospheric in origin and no colour was seen in Aristotles. Apollo 11 watch. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1177 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Proclus 2005 Jun 13 UT 16:00-17:10 Observed by Julio Lobo (Campinas, Brazil, 500mm telescope + finder scope) "Glow and reddishness (pink) seen on circular rim. Also crater was intensely bright all over. After 16:30 the brightness fades, returning to normal. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Theophilus 1969 Jul 21 UT 19:30-21:45 and 21:00-22:00 Observed by Fox (Newark, England, 6.5" reflector,) and Baum (Chester, England, 4.5" refractor) (S=6, T=4) "At wall, adjacent to Cyrillus was a redish glow, then obscur. (Fox). Baum saw intermittant white-blue shimmering as if glowing thru dust glowing & upsurge in brightness on c.p. Gradually faded to normal at 21:20. 1st time ever seen by him tho. obs. since 1947. Image sharp, no haziness. (indep. confirm. of activity, but details differ, but same time, Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1180. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1991 May 21 at UT05:30-06:15 J. Green (Orangevale, CA, USA, 11" reflector) photgrapphed a broad bright band stretching east and north of Cassini crater in 3 exposures taken 10 minutes apart. This photographic sequence shows a gradual widening towards Cassini and by the 3rd exposure the band is touching (and then obscuring) Cassini. A "fan" was visible in the north east and WSW directions, later this was seen as rays and this was even seen in the view finder of the camera. Cameron comments that this might be lens flare but suspects that it would not have been seen in the view finder. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=427 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Hyginius Cleft 1966 Jul 25 UT 04:40 observed by Kelsey (Riverside, CA, USA, 8" reflector, x300) "Points at opposite ends of cleft were very brilliant in red Wratten 25 filter & very dull in blue Wratten 47 filter. Richer uncertain if real LTP." NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #957.
Messier 1968 May 05 UT 01:35-03:35 Observed by Delano (USA). No oclour noticed with Moon blink device, but Messier A's W. wall did brighten slightly over the 2 hours of observations compared to Messier's W wall. The ffect was less marked in the 2nd hour. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
North of Bessel 1969 May 1969 May 23 UT 22:54. Nelson Travnik (Observatorio Flammarion, located at 45.58W, 21.87S, f/15 10cm refractor, Kodak Tri-X, 1/15 sec exposure, sky conditions excellent). Dark spot photographed just north of Bessel - could be a photographic defect?. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Piton 1970 Apr 13 UT 22:06-01:30 Observed by Cutts (Waverton, UK) "Peak was bright (Apollo 13 watch. Shining in dark?)" NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1247. Similar illumination shown on Hatfield Plate 2E(left). ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1982 Aug 26 at UT 21:00 Arsyukhin (Moscow, Russia, 3" reflector) found that Poisson appeared hazy. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=181 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Proclus 1969 Jul 22 UT 00:30? 01:15-01:25 observed by Classen (Pulsnitz, E.Germany, 8" reflector), Leroy (Pittsburgh, 21.5" reflector x310) and Cutter (Pennyslyvania) "Brightening of crater (Classen). Alternatate brighening of S.part of crater at 15s intervals (too long interval for atm.) while N. half remained constant. Leroy confirmed Cutter. (Both confirmed Classen Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog weight= 5. NASA catalog weight=1151. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1969 May 24 at UT 02:40 Ricker (Marquette, MI, USA, 10" reflector) and Kelsey (Riverside, CA, USA, 8"? reflector). Ricker saw pulsations in Aristarchus, partly confirmed by Kelsey. Cameron comments that it is suprising that Aristarchus could be seen at first quarter - Apollo 10 watch. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1142 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Plato 1887 Nov 23 UT 20:00? Observed by de Speissens (France?) "Luminous triangle on floor. Klein says it was sunlight affect. (but similar to Klein's own obs., #190. Fort says never seen before nor since)." NASA catalog weight=0 (very unlikely). NASA catalog ID #256. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1895 May 02 UT 20:45, 23:45 Observed by Brenner and Fauth (Germany?) "Streaks of light (Brenner) bright parallel bands in center Fauth (indep. confirmation?)." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #284. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Censorinus 1969 May 24 UTC 21:10-22:15 Observed by Jean Nicolini (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12" reflector) "It was brighter than Proclus between 2130-2145h. A very tiny cirrus veil present & Censor. appeared less bright & Proc. continued to look normal. Weather worsened at 2215h. (Apollo 10 watch)." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1144. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1979 Dec 27 at UT 05:32 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 6" reflector x240, seeing=3-6/10 and T=4) noticed "2 small high-sun areas nr. Eimmart - brightening around Mare Crisium, except for interior of Proclus - in blue light. They were brighter than 2 spots on Cap. Agarum rated 8.5 & Proc. 9. Not as bright next night. Probably a real blue light brightening". Cameron 2006 catalog ID=79, location on Moon: (70E, 23N) and weight=4.
Piton 1960 Nov 27 ? UT 00:00? Observed by Schneller (Cleveland, OH, USA, 8" Reflector, x53), "Red obscuration concealing peak, @10m2 (if near SR, date is 27th; ancillary data given for 27th -- date not given)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #731.
Theophilus 1978 Nov 08 UT 20:49-22:00 Observed by J.D. Cook (Frimley, 12" reflector, 6mm Ortho eyepiece, seeing III-IV) Orange discolouration seen on ESE crater floor. Moon blink tried, but no blink detected. By 21:10 the effect had lessened, but was still orange. By 21:50-21:58 the effect was smaller and perhaps more on the SE of the floor. Colour confirmed by Foley. Fitton may also have been observing. At 22:00 A.C. Cook observed and commented that a darkish, perhaps brown-orange colour seen - but suspected it was probably spurious colour - but by now the seeing was V. J.H. Robinson, whilst doing a Moon Blink sweep of several features, including Theophilus, had not noticed anything unusual 18:50-19:10. By 22:30-22:35UT, he still could not detect a blink, but noticed intermittent darkining on the shaded area on the E. floor, but seeing was now IV. The darkening was more noticeable in blue than red light. BAA Lunar Section observation. 2006 Cameron catalog ID #40 weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1972 Feb 23 at UT0010-0035 Fornarucci (Garfield, NJ, USA, 6" reflector, x250, seeing=fair and transparency=3.5). Shading usually visible west of it was not seen. Cameon comments that the albedo must have been at 5, where normally it is 4.5 and the nearby plain is 5). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1322 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Alpetragius 1889 Aug 03 UT 03:00-03:45 observed by E.E. Barnard (Lick Observatory, CA, USA, 36" refractor, x150, x700) "Shadow of CP diffused & pale. Entire inside of crater seemed filled with haze or smoke. Shad. of E. wall was black & sharp. CP & floor seen thru haze. No other craters showed this appear. (date & time rep't Sep 3, 1830L T)" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #264.
Fracastorius 1975 Apr 19 UT 19:47, 20:40, 20:45 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, UK, 26cm reflector) "Fracastorius had a blink - it was bright in red and darker in blue at these three times, and probably in between. This was possibly natural surface colour being detected?". ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Mare Crisium 1975 Apr 19 UT 19:47-20:37 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, UK, 26cm reflector) "Mare Crisium N. end of floor - blink (red and blue filters) in patches, bright in red. Blink stops at 20:37". ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus 1958 Nov 19 UT 21:00-21:20 Observed by Hole (Brighton, England, 24" reflector x500) and Wilkins, Wall and Brewin (Located in Kent, and other locations in England, and 15", 12" and ?" reflector telescopes) "Reddish patch on c.p. (S. of it) about 3 km in diameter. (indep. confrim)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 706.
2 deg S of Maskelyne (29E, 1N) 1969 May 25 UT 01:15-01:56 Observed by Jean, Barry, Bernie, (2) Madison (Montreal, Canada, USA, 4" refractor) "Very vis. pink patch red as seen thru a yellow filter. Photo of bright red spot nr. Mask. (confirm. -- Apollo 10 watch)" NASA catalog weight=5 and 5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #1145.
Hercules 1970 Apr 14 UT 23:10-23:45 Observed by Jean Nicolini (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12" reflector, x680) "Vis. reddish-brown hue to shaded area. In crater -- different from Atlas. Phenon. stayed after moving telescope. Photos obtained. Not chrom. Abber. (Apollo 13 watch)" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1251. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1975 Apr 19 UT 21:09 P. Foley (Kent, UK), detected blue in Plato on east. Fiton at UT20:45 found blue along the south wall at the east (IAU?) end, which was very bright white. Blueness extended towards the large landslip at the east of the formation. Immediately north of the landslip, where the bright wall curves first westwards, then again northwards, red could be faintly detected, folloowed by a very faint blue. All other parts of the formation were normal. Examination with a Moon blink device revealed no colour blink. J-H Robinson also found blue, with red on the west wall (exterior?). By 21:30UT Fitton found Plato to be normal and so was Proclus, though he did find Epigenes (bright cresecent of east wall only) slightly blue to the N.W and red to the S.E. Mare Crisium was normal. Prominent spurious colour seen on Venus, but it was low in the sky, with blue to the north and red to the south. However J.H. Reading, managed to see the north east floor blurred and slightly blue from 22:45-23:00UT. These reports are BAA observation. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Albatragius 1958 Nov 19 UTC 22:00-22:05 Observed by Stein (Newark, New Jersey, USA, 4" refractor) "Shadow anomaly. Portion of shadow vanished, replaced by lighter shade. At 22:05 gradually darkened & was normal in 20 sec." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #704.
Mare Crisium 1969 Jul 23 UT 00:45-00:55, 01:23-01:34 Observed by Jean (Montreal, Canada, 4" refractor) and Chilton and Speck (Hamilton, Canada, 10" reflector) "Bright area, radial rays in Cris. (nr. Yerkes?, if so confirm. fr. Chilton & Speck). Chilton (confirmed by Speck) saw reddening in Yerkes. Phenom. ended at 0134h. It recurred at times thereafter, but never as strong (Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog weight=2 (poor). NASA catalog ID #1152.
Yerkes 1969 Jul 23 UT 00:45-00:55, 01:23-01:34 Observed by Jean (Montreal, Canada, 4" refractor) and Chilton and Speck (Hamilton, Canada, 10" reflector) "Bright area, radial rays in Cris. (nr. Yerkes?, if so confirm. fr. Chilton & Speck). Chilton (confirmed by Speck) saw reddening in Yerkes. Phenom. ended at 0134h. It recurred at times thereafter, but never as strong (Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #1152.
Observer made a drawing over a period of 30 minutes. Upon examining drawing, and comparing with photos made under similar illumination was struck by the abnormality of a a small white blob in the north east corner of the shadowed floor. There should be no raised topography between the wall and the central peaks that could give rise to this. The making of the sketch overlapped with an earlier drawing made by Rony de Laet (Belgium) which did not show this blob. Subsequent attempts to find sketches/images at very similar illumination angles have failed to show the blob in the north east corner of the chadowed floor. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1980 Jan 26 at UT21:35-22:25 Blair (Refrewshire, Scotland, 10" reflector, 83-276x, seeing=III-IV and transparency poor) discovered a bright spot on the north rim and through filters it "flashed" green, red and blue. Clouds interupted observing, but when they cleared the effect was still present. Other craters did not show this effect. Cameron catalog ID=83 and weight=4.
On 1990 Apr 04 at UT 21:30-21:50 B. LeFranc (France?) reported observing a white flame effect in Copernicus crater (sketch made) - though Foley comments that the actual location was east of the crater. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=398 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Birt 1955 Apr 15 UT 03:20-05:00 Observed by Capen (California Seeing=Excellent) "Small craters between Birt & wall were invis. at times under excellent seeing, while craterlets on w.side were continually obs." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #586.
Plato 1964 Nov 14 UT 01:00? Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" refractor?) "Peak on E. wall brilliant white, strong blue band at inner base; on S. wall was a small, bright red spot." NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #864.
Posidonius 1970 Apr 15 UT 21:05-22:10 Observed by Wanderley Nazareth (Sao Paulo, Brazil, reflector) "Intermittant pulsation. Drawing 20S interval for pulsations. (too long for atmospheric aberration? Apollo 13 watch)." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1254. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1968 May 07 at UT 03:00-03:40 Kelsey (Riverside, CA, USA, 8" reflector) observed Messier and Messier A and noted the following: "The ray-tail halo (in N. ray) showed a possible enhancement in blue filter at 1st obs. per. but not seen at 0330. Later enhancement was indicated in red filter but not apparent at 0600h. The red enhancement is very unsual; but has been suspected on a few previous occasions. Not seen vis. (confirm. of Jean?)" The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Near and on Plato 1970 Apr 15 UT 21:45-22:04 Observed by da Silva (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 10" & 20" refractors) "Crater chain W. of Plato -- 3rd crater W. (Plato Y) was brighter than surroundings. Lozenge on W. wall (landslip?) was darker than inner wall. Bright part of wall was yellowish-white. da Silva reports this as neg. (normal aspects) obs (Apollo 13 watch probably normal as Y is a bright halo crater)." NASA catalog weight=0. NASA catalog ID #1255. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Tycho 1970- Apr 15 UTC 22:00-23:00 Observer: Nelson Travnik (Matias Barbosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 4" refractor, x250 & x400, seeing excellent, Wratten 15 and 23 filters used) "Slightly pulsating white glow on W. (IAU?) wall's external slope (Apollo 13 watch). NASA catalog ID #1256, NASA weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Alpetragius 1889 Aug 04 UT 03:00-03:45 observed by E.E. Barnard (Lick Observatory, CA, USA, 36" refractor, x150, x700) "Shadow of CP diffused & pale. Entire inside of crater seemed filled with haze or smoke. Shad. of E. wall was black & sharp. CP & floor seen thru haze. No other craters showed this appear. (date & time rep't Sep 3, 1830L T)" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #264.
On 1982 Oct 26 at UT 20:41-22:22 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK, seeing=II and transparency=good) found that a blurring effect on the crater Yerkes had spread to Picard (~3.5 deg brightness). The effect was not detected in yellow light from the Wratten 15 filter, but a brightness change was picked up in red Wratten 25 light. J.D. Cook found dark surrounding Picard bright illumination. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=188 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Yerkes-Picard 1982 Oct 26 UT 20:41-22:22 and 21:31 Observed by Madej (Yorkshire, England, Seeing II, Transparency Good) and Cook (Frimley, England, Seeing=II, Transparency Good) "(Madej) could not focus Yerkes as well as could Peirce. By 2041 effect extended to Picard (~3.5 deg). In W15 filter not apparent, but albedo change was very marked in W25 red filter. (M. Cook) at 2222 noted faint orange around Yerkes E. Spurious color seen in other areas. Color around Yerkes intermittent. In blue filter it was still orange. (J. Cook) at 2131 noted S rim of moon was orange & seeing was such that it was fizzing. Around Yerkes only orange tint - tending intermittent" Cameron (2006) catalog ID #188 & weight=5 (very good). ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Manilius 1970 May 04 UTC 19:20 Observer: Mansfield (Cape Town, S.Africa), distinct pink colour noticed. NASA catalog ID No. #1294. Weight assigned to this observation by the NASA catalog was 3 (average).
Proclus 1972 Mar 24 UTC 16:29-19:22 observed by Hopp (52.5N, 13.25E, 75mm refractor) "Enormous brightening, vanished until 1922. Pattern changed from oval to circular several times."Hilbrecht and Kuveler, Earth, Moon & Planets, 30 (1984), p53-61
Plato 1966 Jun 27 UT 21:40-21:55 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, England, 10.5" reflector) and Sartory (England, 8.5" reflector + Moon blink) "Color (red?) on SE wall detected by Eng. moon blink sys. (confirm)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 949.
On 1990 Apr 05 at UT 00:43-01:46 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" refractor, x90) observed that Bullialdus (the crater was in shadow) was pink in colour on the edge of its wall. The effect lasted from 01:15- 01:44UT and he could discern the terrace on the western wall. Comparisons were made to Tycho and Copernicus - all of which were normal. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=399 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Tycho 1940 Dec 09 UTC 04:00? Observer Barcroft (Madera, CA, USA). The NASA catalog states: "Some luminosity on W. rim of outer slope". 6" reflector used. NASA TLP catalog assigns a weight of 3 (average). NASA catalog TLP ID No. #481.
On 1968 May 07 at UT 03:00-03:40 Kelsey (Riverside, CA, USA, 8" reflector) observed Messier and Messier A and noted the following: "The ray-tail halo (in N. ray) showed a possible enhancement in blue filter at 1st obs. per. but not seen at 0330. Later enhancement was indicated in red filter but not apparent at 0600h. The red enhancement is very unsual; but has been suspected on a few previous occasions. Not seen vis. (confirm. of Jean?)" The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus 1969 Jul 24 UT 01:00-02:35 Observed by Fournier (Lowell, 6" reflector x158) and Dillon (Massachuchusets, USA) "Fournier saw obscur. & red in crater. 1 of the dark halos (NE) was very difficult to detect -- seemed to be a whitish mist. Detail best seen in blue & green filters. Dillon found halo much lighter than usual, with sharp boundary washed out. Halo was darker thru blue filter, indicating red when it's normally bluisg-green. Next nite it was normal. Worsening weather stopped obs. (confirmation. Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very good). NASA catalog ID #1185.
On 1992 May 11 at UT 20:20-21:00 R. Amendsensvej (Esbjerj, Denmark, 10" reflector, x333) noted that Copernicus had "almost no disturbance. Flash was seen between 2236:30 & 2236:40. Thus 10S". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=444 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1987 Jul 05 at UT 21:18-21:38 H. Miles (Cornwall, UK, Moon's altitude 19 deg) found the north west rim of Proclus was very bright and when he alternated between red and blue filters got a colour blink reaction. There is no Cameron 2006 catalog entry for this TLP report. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Plato 1969 May 26 UT 20:30-21:05 Observed by Farrant (Cambridge, England, 8" reflector, x160, S=G) "Had misty portion of SW(ast. ?) floor from 2030-2105h at which time it was gone. Clearly seen, had ill-defined boundaries & was an easy obj. to see. Alt. =33 deg. (Apollo 10 watch)." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID No. 1148. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Proclus 1989 Jul 13 UT 21:04-21:13 Observed by M.Cook (Frimley, UK, 90mm Quastar Cat., Seeing III, transoparency hazy) and by Moore (Selsey, England) "Following an alert call by Miles concerning the crater Proclus looking different, Cook observed a circular dark patch that filled about half of the eastern half of the crater floor. To cut down the glare a blue filter was then used and a slightly less dark area was seen extending from this in a southerly direction. 8 rays were seen. The dark patch was confirmed by Patrick Moore. However David Darling (USA) who observed a few hours later on 1989 Jul 14 at 03:28 UT could not see this dark patch." BAA Lunar Section observation. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=370 and weight=?. The ALPO/BAA weight=2
Scarcely a trace of nebulae tonight. As long as to June 10 at 2000UT? A little blackness remained. (P. Moore thinks it was a LTP, WSC it was a permanent feature?) Drawing. Seen by Nevelius Emmett, J. Boroughbridge, England. The 2006 Extension catalog by Cameron assigns an ID No. of 4 and a weight of 1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.