On 1984 Nov 28 at UT 17:30-18:05 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK) found that the crater Hubble had a cream white oval patch for short while that was 2x brighter than it's surroundsings. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=254 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
SE of Ross D 1967 Oct 10 UT 02:25-03:10 Observers: Harris (Tucson, AZ?) Corralitos Obs (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector) "Bright area moved 80km/hr towards SSE & expanded as contrast reduced. Corralitos MB did not confirm" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1049. Reports in ALPO/BAA archive mention observations from Edmund Arriola & Robert Moody, Jr. 02:40-03:10 (19" Whittier College, x170 & x400, T=4, S=2-3) & Cross 02:25-02:38 (12" f/66 Cass, x400, T=6, S=1.5 to 1") - the latter although seeing low visual activity, apparently according to Harris, took some yellow light photos that showed high activity? ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1981 Feb 10 at UT21:46-21:49 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK) found a 2nd mag star-like point on the north east wall of Aristarchus crater. M. Price (Camberley, UK) at 21:46 and 21:49. North (UK) detected flashes from the central peak. Foley saw Aristarchus as a "translucent glow". Moore, Pedler and Ratcliff could not find Aristarchus. Earlier though Amery (Reading, UK) had found Aristarchus to be sharply defined. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=122 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 25 Jun 1993 at UT 23:30-23:52 Carlos Colesanti (Mairinque, Brazil) obtained two CCD images of Julius Caesar crater and noticed a brilliant fuzzy area on the rim of the crater. This appeared in both images and resembled a fuzzy white blob. Note that this is a REA-Brazil observation. ALPO/BAA weight=1. Cameron (2006) ID=463.
On 1888 Jul 16 at UT 05:35? Holden, at Lick observatory, CA, USA saw a "Lunar Volcano, 1st magnitude star on the dark side. Yellow light tinged with red from refractor's secondary spectrum (facet glint? or peak catching sun before others? Hunt saw similar phenomenon in 1863." Corliss states that it was later revealed to be a mountain ridge near the southern termination of the Alpes. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=357 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1907 Jan 22 UT 20:00 Observed by Fauth (Germany?) "Glow of light in part of crater" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID 327.
Alphonsus 1990 Feb 03 UT 18:00-18:23 Observed by A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, CCD video camera, seeing III-IV). At 18:06 W and SE dark floor patches, equally dark, but at 18:10 and 18:23 the W dark patch was the darker of the two?. Between 18:06 and 18:23 and a bright patch to the north of the central peak brightned slightly wrt the its surroundings. However seeing conditions worsened as the observing session progressed, and in view of this the ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Tycho 2003 May 09 UT 21:04 Observer Brendan Shaw (UK) "CCD image of central peak - Sun's altitude suggested that this should not have been directly illuminated this early - may have been from secandary reflectance off illuminated W wall?" ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus 1990 Feb 03 UTC 20:05-21:22 Observed by Brook (Plymouth, UK, 10" reflector) "Brightness variance noted". The Cameron 2006 catalog does not have an entry for this observation. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Alphonsus 1966 Apr 28 UT 21:58 Observed by Smith (England, 10" reflector) and Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector+Moon Blink) "Reddish patches, (not confirmed at Corralitos with MB tho they give feature as Gassendi in their report)." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #930. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Archimedes 1973 Jan 13 UTC 19:06-19:40 Observed by Theiss (51N, 9.67E, 75mm refractor) "Yellow to green colours at wall of Archimedes, became stronger until 19:09UT, constant brightness until 19:10UT and dissappeared at 19:16UT" Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon & Planets 30, pp53-61.
Proclus 1973 Jan 13 UTC 19:30-19:35 Observed by Krojer (48.25N, 11.5E, 60mm refractor) "North East wall of Proclus extraordinarilly bright, observation interrupted by fog." Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon & Planets 30, pp53-61.
Censorinus 1973 Jan 13 UTC 20:02-20:14 Observed by Leitzinger (48.25N, 11.5E, 60mm refractor) "Censorinus Extraordinarily bright, pure white" Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon & Planets 30, pp53-61.
Alphonsus 1966 Apr 20 UT 22:28 Observed by Smith (Nottingham, England, 10" reflector) Reddish patch possibly detected on SE flank of central peaks, but more dubious than that from 28th Apr. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Proclus 1973 Jan 13 UTC 20:50 Observed by Schnuchel (13.25E, 52.5N, 7x50 binoculars?) "Proclus Brighter than Langrenus". Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler Moon & Planets (1984) Vol 30, pp53-61.
On 1987 Mar 09 at UT20:00 M. Mobberley (Sussex, UK) obtained some video of Mons Pico - apparently these show the mountain with a puzzling appearance (not sure whether it was the observer who claimed this or some one who analyzed the tape). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=300 and the weight=5. ALPO/BAA=1.
Gassendi 1966 Apr 30 UT 21:30-23:28 Observed by Sartory, Ringsdore (England, 8.5" reflector, S=E), Moore, Moseley (Armagh, Northern Ireland, 10" refractor, S=VG), Coralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector, Moon Blink) "English moon blink system detected red spots with vis. confirm. Ringsdore says no color but saw obscuration. (LRL 60-in photos showed nothing unusual by my casual inspection). Indep. confirm. (even E. wall was in dark). Corralitos did not confirm by MB." N.B. event had finished by the time Corralitos came on-line. NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #931. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Sinus Iridum 1996 Apr 28 UT 20:00 Observed by Brook (Plymouth, UK, 60mm refractor, x112, seeing III, slight breeze, twilight) "dark shaded area on floor ~1/4 diameter of Sinus Iridum on western interior by rim" BAA Lunar Section Observation. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Gassendi 1966 May 01 UT 19:30-00:21 Observed by Sartory (UK, 8.5" reflector, x500, S=G), Moore, Moseley (Northern Ireland, 12.5" reflector x350, S=E) and by Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector + moon blink) "Eng. moonblink & obscuration, also vis. confirm (Moore & Moseley alerted by Sartory. Corralitos MB did not confirm. - but they may not have been observing at the ame time?)." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #932. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1987 Oct 04 at UT 02:20 D. Darling (sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, x170, S=8, VG, T=5) obtained the brightest measurement he had ever recorded on the northern rim of Proclus. Brightness 9 and adjacent plain was of brightness 6.5. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=308 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1980 Jul 24 at UT02:00 F. Graham (East Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 6" reflector) took some photos (albeit out of focus) that showed a bright spot on the west rim. Cameron comments that this spot was sharp compared to the rest of the photograph, so was probably a photographic artifact. The effect was not seen in the finder scope. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=103 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1966 May 01 UT 21:55-22:45 Observed by Paterson, Brown, Sartory, Ringsdore (England, 12" reflector x252 for the former and 8.5"? reflector for the latter) "Eng. moon blink system detected red spots with vis. by all but Ringsdore. Brown saw intense white spot NW of crater wall" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID 933. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1989 Sep 12 at UT00:58-02:25 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, x159, S=7/10) observed similar light conditions to 1989 Jul 15. At 02:00 he observed pink on the south west wall of Aristarchus crater. At 01:24UT the Aristarchus ray was yellowish, however the entire Moon had a grey-yellow tinge of colour. Chromatic aberation was observed at 01:56UT. By comparison Gassendi was checked and had no colour. At 02:10 the crater wall of Aristarchus was unusual and was quite different in appearance to rims of other craters. The cameron 2006 catalog ID=375 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1971 Sep 01 UT 20:45-21:05 Observed by Neville, Cunnington (Nottingham, UK, 4" refractor x180, altitude, low) "Saw a bright glow, especially in E. wall (Confirm. but not indep.?)" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1310. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Herodotus 1965 Jun 11 UTC 21:35-21:40 Observed by Porta, Garau (Mallorca, Baleares, 4" refractor x250) "Red glow in crater at 2140, then clouds stopped obs. After clouds, floor was abnormal rose color" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #879. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Cobra Head 1966 May 02 UT 20:05 Observed by Sartory (England, 8.5" reflector x400) "Eng. moon blink detected red spots, seen visually also". NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #934.
Gassendi 1966 May 02 UT 20:18-20:19 Observed by Sartory (England, 8.5" reflector x400) "Eng. moon blink detected red spots, seen visually also." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #935.
On 1978 Mar 21 at UT 20:57 an Unknown observer observed a TLP in Aristarchus crater. The details for this report are still being looked up in the archives. In view of the uncertain details this TLP has been given an ALPO/BAA weight of 1.
Aristarchus 1982 Jul 03/04 UTC 20:55-01:08 Observed by Foley (Kent, UK, Seeing Antoniadi III) "Brightness variance" - CED 3.6-4.1-4.9. When the crater was dark it had a slate-blue-grey interior. Moore found the crater to be exceptionally bright and this was confirmed by J.D. Cook (CED 3.8-4.1). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=174 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Jul 03/04 at UT 20:45-01:08 J.D. Cook (Frimley, Surrey, UK) found the Mare Frogoris area, north of Plato was pink at 20:45UT. Saxton found flashes in Mare Frigoris and near thye Alps. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=174 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Interior craterlets could not be seen and some of the walls and exterior features were fuzzy. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
S. of Aristarchus 1951 Sep 13 UTC 14:00? Observed by Osawa (Japan, 6" reflector) "Bownish-red color, blue on NW rim of A." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #546.
On 1965 Jun 12 at UT > 00:00 an unknown observer (Porta?) reported that the area of Herodotus and the Cobra Head expanded and the colour went to rose. The next night the floor was normal. In filters, phenomenon accentuated in orange. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=880 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus-Herodotus 1971 Sep 02 UTC 20:00 Observed by Ayeau (Paris, France, 12" reflector, x100) "Brownish-red or maroon seen on Aris. W.wall ridge to Herod. on S.wall of Herodotus" NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1311. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1995 October 6 at UT 21:30 R. Lena (Rome, Italy - a UAI observer, 11.4cm reflector) saw 4 or 5 flashes from Herodotus crater. Light intensities (mag?) ranged from 9 to 8 and they were brighter through a red filter. There is no 2006 Cameron catalog entry for this observation - it has come from the UAI web site. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Eratothenes 1954 Jul 14 UT 04:18-05:00 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector, x150, S=4, T=3) "Violet glare on E. wall bright spot (EWBS)" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #565. ALPO /BAA catalog weight=3.
Alphonsus 1966 May 03 UTC 21:30 Observed by Smith (England, 10" reflector) and Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector, Moonblink) "Reddish patches. Not confirmed by Corralitos MB (but in their report they give the feature as Gassendi)." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #936. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1987 Mar 13 at UT 20:52 M. Mobberley (Suffolk, UK, S=VG) obtained some video that shows variation in Aristarchus crater e.g. ä visual oddity in the SE corner" (Foley was interpreting the video). H.Hatfield took some film of the TLP (Unstudied yet). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID= 301 and the weight=5.
On 1987 Mar 13 at UT 20:52 M. Mobberley (Sussex, UK) found that Mons Pico varied in its north east section. This was recorded on video tape. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=301 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Godin UT 02:15-03:05 Observed by Porter (Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA, 6" refletor, 45, 90x, S=P?, T=2) "Albedo change in some pts. yellow-orange color on rim. Wondered if it were atmos. LTP albedo= 7,7,7,6.5. Normal albedos=7,7.5,6.5,6.5 for same pts. Nearby plain albedos =6. LTP from 0250-0300h. Intensity normal at first;pts in W. decreased & N.pt increased. No difference in intensity in red filter till suddenly it jumped out & became vis. above the high background albedo. Sketch. He thinks it was atm. seeing" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1370.
Aristarchus 1975 Oct 18 UTC 20:00? Observed by Foley (Kent, England, 12" reflector) "Deep blue-viol. spot in NW (IAU?) interior corner." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1415.
Moving glows seen around the middle of the disk during a lunar eclipse. It is possible that the TLP referred to might have been from the 1783 Mar 18 eclipse instead?
On 1910 Apr 01 at UT 22:00-23:00 LeRoy (France?) during an eclipse, observed Tycho to be visible as a very bright spot standing out in the slate grey shadow. Apparently only Tycho was seen during the elipse. The mid eclipse point was at 22:14UT. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=236 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
1924 Aug 14 UT 20:00 Herodotus observed by Chernov (Russia, 2" refractor?). Weak luminescence seen in mid lunar eclipe. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=390 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1942 Aug 26 at UT 04:00 Haas (New Mexico?, USA, 12" reflector?, very clear sky and good seeing) observed (during an lunar eclipse) found an unmistakable lightening of a dark albedo area in Atlas. This area returned to normal darkness during the 4 houres after Atlas re-entered sunlight. Cameron says that the mid eclipse was at 04:00. The Cameron 198 catalog ID=489 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1954 Jan 18 at UT 23:30-03:30 Dubois (Floira, France) observed in Oceanus_Procellarum and East Mare Fecunditatis, during a lunar eclpise (mid eclipse at 03:00) a spectrographic excess luminescence: 1) waxing totality max. sready near 445nm at 50' from centre of umbra; 2) waning tolatity, 470-505nm, max near 490nm, 25% at 50' from centre of umbra. Other observers noted a thin sliver of white on the edge of the Moon, despite it being in totality. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=560 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.
Aristarchus 1971 Aug 06 UTC 03:45 Observed by Nelson Travnik (Matias Barbosa, Minas, Brazil, 6" refractor) "Color photo showing crater very bright comp. with all other features. Says glare at Aris. (seen vis. ? Apollo 15 watch? Date typed 06-08-71. European format? if date = June 8, aux. data are same except solar 3-.14+ & fates & times of Perigee, apogee, & FM differ)." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1304. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1978 Sep 16 at UT19:30 R. McKin (Colchester, Essex, UK, 216mm reflector and binoculars) observed that Aristarchus, in the lighter region, during the lunar eclipse, was duller than usual but no less conspicuous than expected. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=38 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1978 Sep 16 at UT 18:28-18:57 G.Searle (Concord, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 8" reflector, x100, x160, S=III) observed a bright star-like point on the western (IAU) edge of Mare Tranquilitatis (x100) that appeared unlike any other crater and a check of the location revealed no suitably bright crater in that region (from a map?). Changed to a higher power (x160) and it was still there, but not as conspicuous. Observer thinks that this may have been due to the Moon's low altitiude (16 deg) and the seeing. At 18:35 he compared it to the brilliant crater Proclus and found the star-like point to be 75% of the brightness of Proclus. Ken Wallace (Australia) had been taking photos and observed the object at 17:37.5UT. The object gradually faded over the next 15 minutes and by 18:52UT could only be seen in averted vision at x100. By 18:57UT it was gone. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=38 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1984 Dec 07 at UT 19:30-23:30 M. Mobberley (St Edmunds, UK, seeing=IV-V, transparency=good, spurious colour seen) found 2 bright pathces on the east rim on alternate sides of a bright region. The band from the central 16km wide region was dark on the east side. Foley (Kent, UK, 12"reflector, seeing=II-III) found Aristarchus to be not as bright as normal, apart from the band that Mobberley found (1 hour later). The dark regions were a murky green colour (bright through green, blue and yellow filters and dark through red and orange filters). Cook (Frimley, UK, transparency=excellent, CCD camera used) found a bright "bulge"on the eastern side. Apparently data suggests that the band was brighter in red than in near IR light. Cook's calibrated brightness measurements suggest that there was no change in brightness over the crater with time. Two other bright points were seen: one at the Cobra's Head and another half way between the east rim of Aristarchus and passes Herodotus. Wratten 29 (deep red), Wratten 87 (near IR) and combined Wratten 29 and Wratten 87 were used. In the red Wratten 29 filter the brightness falls at22:20 at Shroters valley and then rises in the bright ray. They return to normal at 22:30UT. There was however a lot of measurement noise from the brightness readings of points B and D. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=256 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1964 May 26 UT 04:10-04:35 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, S=5, T=5). observed that Aristarchus had a strong blue-violet glow on the east wall and EWBS, with a strong violet tinge on the nimbus. Crater was hazy, could not focus it in red, green or blue light. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT18:46-21:42 P. Moore, (Selsey, UK) and others found that Aristarchus and Plato changed in brightness and colour during a lunar eclipse. Aristarchus was especially bright during the lunar eclipse. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT 18:46-21:42 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) and other observers noted Censorinus was exceptionally bright. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT18:46-21:42 Henderson, Sykes and Radley saw an obscuration near Le Verrier - a completely circular halo with dark mare showing through it for a duration of 15 minutes. This was during a total eclipse of the Moon. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT21:37 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) observed that Plato underwent brightness and colour changes, during a total lunar eclipse. At 20:07UT Madej observed a "slight anomaly in Plato". Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT 18:46-21:42 M.Mobberley (UK) observed that Schmidt was very bright compared to its surroundings during a total lunar eclipse. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT18:46-21:42 Bouron (UK?) observed that the west limb, during a total lunar eclipse, had dark orange on it. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1963 Dec 30 at UT11:00 many observers reported seeing a red glow on the North East (IAU?) limb of the Moon. This was also captured on a photograph. Cameron suggests eclipse geometry as an explanation. Thye Cameron 1978 catalog ID=792 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1953 Jan 29/30 UT 23:00?, 01:00? Dubois (Floirae, France) observed excess luminescence, in Mare Fecunditatis, between 420nm and 470nm (maximum at 435nm) and between 480nm and 520nm (maximum near 505nm). 20-60% during eclipse at 50' from the centre of the umbra, during a lunar eclipse. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=557 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 2000 Jan 21 UT04:40 G. Emersen (Golden, CO, USA, 30cm focal length lens with Wratten 25 ref filter) took 43 CCD images of the eclipse of the Moon and on one of them at 04:40UT (exposure 0.3 sec) a relatively bright spot appeared in the southern part of Mare Fecunditatis. The spot looks sharper than the rest of the Moon and so might be a cosmic ray? CCD images taken from Washington D.C. by A.C. Cook at this time, do not show this spot, however exposures were at intervals of 0.25 sec and so might have missed this spot if it happened during image readout. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1953 Jan 29-30 UT 23:05-01:40 G. Brown (UK?) observed a white patch of light of low brightness was seen to move around the north polar area. Coloured bands were also seen on the Moon.
On 1877 Feb 27 at UT19:19 Prof. Dorna (Turin, Italy) observed a flickering light on the lunar surface during a lunar eclipse. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=186 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1848 at UT 21:00 Rankin and Chevallier (France?): Luminous pts. seen during an eclipse. Cameron ays that year 1847 given by Middlehurst must be wrong as age is 2.7 days for this date in 1847 and could not be 18- 19 as in Middlehurst because eclipse is on the 19th at 21h (mid) in 1948. aux. data here are for 1848. At 21:12 Forster (England) and Bruges (France) observed rapid changes in red colour. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=126 and 127 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1915 Mar 22 at UT 11:30-12:30 Jackson (France?) observed Aristarchus during a total lunar eclipse: "Dur. totality there remained vis. to the NW a red luminous pt. not much larger than Mars & of the same color". (date & time is old system and has been converted by Cameron). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=343 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 2000 Jun 15 UT 20:37 C. Brook (Plymouth, UK, 60mm refractor, x117 & x40, seeing good, transparency excellent) observed abright spot on the north rim of Mare Crisium (57E, 25N). It was comparable to the illuminated rim of Proclus in brightness. No colour seen. The spot was not visible the next night. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1895 Mar 10 L. Swift et. al (Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ, USA) and Elger et al. (England), observed during a total lunar eclipse that Aristarchus was glowing with brilliance never seen before. This attracted everyones attantion. It extended its radiance to adjecent craters (e.g. Herodotus) all throughout totality. At the subsequent eclipse in September 1895 it was seen to be inconspicuous. the Cameron 1978 catalog ID=283 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1927 Dec 08 at 20:00 Bogdanovich (Russia) Picard: "Crater, after coming out of shadow after ech. was unsually hazy. next FM it was back to normal". The cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1898 Dec 27 at UT 23:00-00:00 Stuyvaert (France?) found that Aristarchus was brilliant during an eclipse. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=302 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Thaetetus 1902 Oct 16 UT 18:10? Observed by Cherboneaux (Meudon, France, 33" refractor) "Unmistakable white cloud formed close to it." NASA catalogue weight=3. NASA catalogue ID #313. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1917 Jan 08 at UT 07:30-08:30 Ellison (England?) observed a point on the rim of Dionysius that shone like a star for some time after entering the shadow during an eclipse (mid eclipse at 07:42. date given as 1/7/17 19:30-20:30 local time). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=366 and the weight=2, The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT21:37 P. Moore? (Selsey, UK) observed that Copernicus was brighter than or equal to Aristarchus. However this was during a total eclipse of the Moon. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1989 Feb 20 at UT 16:55 G. Kolovos (Thessolonki, Greece) photographed in one photograph (out of 3) during a lunar eclipse, some bright patches below (south?) of the crater that were not in the other photographs (UT16:56:32 or 16:58:56). Foley commented that the photographs were grainy so cannot tell for sure. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=356 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1967 Nov 17 UTC 18:36-18:50 Observed by Moore, Moseley (Armagh, Northern Ireland, 10" refractor x260) "Faint blink under SW wall. Nothing seen vis. Gone by 1839h. Reappeared at 1841, then gone by 1850h. Checks till 0200h were neg. Obs. dubious of reality of phen." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1054. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Kepler 1967 Oct 19 UTC 05:00 Observed by Classen (Pulnitz Obs. East Germany, 8" reflector) and Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector + moonblink) "It was 1 mag brighter than aristarchus when normally Aris. is 0.3mag. brighter than Kep. Corralitos MB did not confirm." NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalogue ID #1052.
On 1906 Feb 08 after a lunar eclipse, Frost and Stebbins determined that Linne had enlarged by 1" in size.
In 1954 Jul 17 at UT06:50-07:15 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, S= 5, T=5-1) observed near Aristarchus: "Pale violet tint on surface NE of crater, no color elsewhere". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=568 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
LaLande 1973 Jul 17 UT 03:30-03:45 Observed by Galgoey (Washington, NJ, USA, 2" refractor x46, x117), S=VG, T=5) "Star-like pt., variations, 1- 2s, seen only at 40x, not at higher powers. LTP albedo =10, normal=8, nearby plain =6 (geom, instrum. & atm. & refl. material at site effects?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1371.
(Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector x180) "Strong violet glare on E. rim, changing to brown. At 0220 dark viol. in nimbus, at 0235 viol. changed to brown. At 0255 viol. suddenly reappeared, but faded to invis. at 0300. Again at 0308 reapp. Only time he ever saw such color changes." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID 583. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1986 Oct 20 at UT 03:30 Slager (Grand Rapids, MI, USA) detected colour in Aristarchus, red on the south wall and a blue "washed out gun metal colour on the "whole"inner north wall. A 2nd observer confirmed the observation. Cameron suspects that this is simply spectral dispersion. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=288 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
1824 Dec 08 UTC 00:00? Observed by Gruithuisen (Munich, Germany) "Bright fleck in SE part of crater" NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #104. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1947 Nov 30 UTC 00:00? Observed by Favarger (France?) "3 bright points on inner w. slopes." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #499. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Peirce A (Swift=IAU name?) 1937 Dec 23 UTC 22:00 Observed by Wilkins (England, UK, 12.5" reflector) "Obscuration on floor if crater. Crater invis. (similar to #394, 396)." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #412.
Area of darkness overlapping NW rim. It was visible through this area of obscuration. Sketch. Cameron 2006 extended catalog ID=376 and Cameron weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Messier & A 1972 Aug 27 UT 08:51-09:21 Observed by Hansen (LeMoore, CA, USA, 6" reflector, x200) "Perculiar thread of shadow connecting the 2 craters. Sun's elev. @ 6deg. Drawing (possibly a high peak on E.wall of A casting a shadow?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1342.
On 1989 Aug 20 at UT13:55 M. Lucas (Melbourne, Australia, naked eye) witnessed a "pin-point flash" in the middle of the lower right quadrant of the Full Moon. Foley suspects that this was in the Proclus region? The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=374 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1989 Jan 26 at UT 03:45 De Groof (Belgium) noted a white few second long flash from Copernicus crater. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=347 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1969 Sep 30 UT 04:46-05:10 Observed by Maley, Saulietis (Houston, TX, USA, 16" reflector, x130) "Intermittent blue color on SE wall, verified by others. At 0500h, taking 10s to reach max. then slowly disappeared. Gap appeared after 1st event. Drawing." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #1202. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1991 Jul 31 at UT 07:50 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 3" refractor) observed that the south floor of Aristarchus was wellow - "almost gold, spilled over S wall on ray toward Herodotus". Cameron comments that Bartlett often reported a yellow floor but not a spill of the colour over to the external ray. Cameron also comments that Louderback's refractor would refract more in blue light than in yellow, therefore she did not think that it was due to chromatic aberation. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=431 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1991 Jul 31 at UT 07:50 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 3" refractor) found that all of Mons Piton was "unusually dark". Points D, C (E and S resp), usually brightest points, but this time were not bright. "Whole mt was as dark as W wall usually is at this time. In violet filter Piton disappeared completely, but was a little brighter in red filter and points D & G showed. Color not seen by eye. No albedo measured. Suggests red event." Cameron rules out chromatic aberation from Louderback's refractor. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=431 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1975 Jun 28/29 UT 23:00-01:20. Foley (Wilmington, UK, 12" reflector, seeing, III, good clarity transparency). At 23:00, 00:30, and 01:15 blue was seen on the inner wall:floor southern boundary, and red on the corresponding northern floor:wall boundary. However by 01:20, blue was now on the S-NW floor:wall boundary, and red on the NE-SE floor:wall boundary. Atmospheric spectral dispersion existed in many regions, but did not change like the colours in Plato. Similar appearance craters such as Grimaldi, Schickard, and Riccioli, were checked for a similar change in colour, but no change was noticed in these. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1975 Nov 15 UT 06:34 Observed by Rule (Edinburgh, Scotland, 4" reflector x36) "Blue patch in crater (similar to many of Bartlett's obs.?)" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1383.
Plato 1975 Jun 29/30 UT 23:05-00:30. Foley (Wilmington, UK, 12" reflector, seeing, III, good clarity transparency). At 23:05, blue was seen on the inner wall:floor southern boundary, and red on the corresponding northern floor:wall boundary. However by 00:30, blue was now on the W floor:wall boundary, and red on the E floor:wall boundary. Atmospheric spectral dispersion existed in many regions, but did not change like the colours in Plato. Similar appearance craters such as Grimaldi, Schickard, and Riccioli, were checked for a similar change in colour, but no change was noticed in these. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1991 Dec 28 at UT 02:10 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) could see no detail on the floor of Plato crater. This report needs to be read in context with the comments by Cameron for A.C. Cook's observation of the floor of Plato on 1992 Jan 18 - Cameron 2006 catalog ID=438.
On 1974 Jun 12 at UT0256 an unknown observer noted a dark blob on the northern edge of the floor of Pitatus crater.
Grimaldi 1998 Mar 22 UT05:15-06:00 S. Beaumont (Windermere, UK, 127mm rich field refractor, seeing III, transparency Good) observed that the northern half of Grimaldi seemed much lighter than the southern half. She comments that she has seen this before in last quarter phases, but it was really quite marked how lighter the northern half was on this occasion. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1976 Oct 18 UT 07:42 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4.5" reflector and 3" refractor, S=3, T=5) "Inner E. wall 6 deg with very large EWBS at 8deg. No viol. color anywhere & floor was gray at 4 deg (very low). C.p. is only 8 deg. At base of c.p. between peak & advancing shadow a very faint but definite red glow was seen. It was also seen later in the 3" refr. Was confined to W.base of peak & no color on E. base tho. carefully searched for. This red glow was unique in his experience of 28 yrs. His obs. thru. col. 223deg saw nothing more unusual." Cameron 1978 catalog weight=4 and ID #1455.
On 1964 Jun 28 at UT 08:20-09:10 Schmidling, St Clair, and Platt (Riverdale, New York, USA, 8" reflector, x256) observed in the Aristarchus, Herodotus, Schroter's valley area: two red spot glows, glimmer, looked like ruby gems. Cameron says that the date was predicted by Greenacre and looked for. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=817 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
In about 557AD (Month, Day and UT unknown), Gregory of Tours observed a light on the Moon near the centre. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. Note some say this was during the Dec 11 lunar eclipse.
In 1835 Dec 22 at UT17:00-18:30 Piazzi-Smyth (Edinburgh, UK) at 18:30UT observed near Aristarchus a bright spot of magnitude 9-10 and at 17:00UT Baily (England) observed a star-like point, in Aristarchus. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=113-114 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1969 Dec 12 at UT 00:00-01:50 Celis et al. (Paso Hondo, Santiago, Chile, 10" refractor, x90, 3" refractor, x135, seeing=very turbulent and altitude low) observed star-like points on Aristarchus - these were much brighter than points seen in Herodotus. Formed irregularly and doubled for 1-2 sec duration. Cameron suspects atmospheric abberation? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1229 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1969 Dec 12 at UT 00:00-01:50 Celis et al. (Paso Hondo, Santiago, Chile, 10" refractor, x90, 3" refractor, x135, seeing=very turbulent and altitude low) observed star-like points on Herodotus - these were not as bright as those seen in Aristarchus. Formed irregularly and doubled for 1-2 sec duration. Cameron suspects atmospheric abberation? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1229 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1989 Feb 10 at UT 19:00? D. Holmes and Wooler (Lancashire, UK) found area near Prinz to be bright, but so too was Aristarchus crater. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=350 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1989 Feb 10 at UT 19:00? Edmonds (England) observed a "bright red coppery" colour in the northwestern part of Proclus crater. He checked and found that there was no colour elsewhere, though he still suspects that the effect was spurious colour. Cameron comments that usually blue is seen in the north and red in the south if due to spurious colour. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=350 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1986 Mar 15 UT 19:51-19:55 A. Cook (Frimley, UK, Naked Eye and 12" reflector, x60, seeing IV, transparancy poor) observed a naked eye flash at 19:50.5 UT in the Mare Nubium area. The flash was white in colour and lasted not longer than 0.5 sec and was about magnitude 2 at most in brightness. There was no rise or fade associated with this flash. Upon checking the area with the telescope, the observer reproted seeing a faint fuzzy small patch that came and went over several seconds in the same general area - but this may have been due to the seeing conditions and/or glare from the bright side of the Moon. The patch area was about the same size as Aristarchus, i.e. approx 40 km across. Note however that observing conditons were too poor that night to see Aristarchus. At later observing sessions from 20:30UT onwards, the patch was not seen. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
A faint white pinpoint flash seen and also in the same position a whitish glow around the crater. No futher flashes seen after the first one. From UT2117-2130 the glow was still visible but faded making it more difficult to locate. When Foley observed he found Aristarchus not very visible in Earthshine, despite Plato, Grimaldi, and several other features being visible. Both observers used 12" reflectors. Cameron's 2006 catalog Extension ID=124 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Almost certainly the following was spurious colour and not a TLP. Proclus was found to be brighter than Censorinus. Red was seen on the northern inner floor and blue on the edge of the external north rim NNE-NW. The rim to the SW could not be seen. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1789 Sep 26 at UT 03:30 Schroter (Lillienthal, Germany) observed close beneath Mons Blanc at the west foot, in the dark, a small 5th magnitude, speck of light. Its round shadow was sometimes black, sometimes grey. Cameron suspects that this is the same as her TLP report No. 50. the Cameron 1978 catalog ID=62 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
In 1948 Apr 15 at UT 20:00? Vince (England, UK) observed a bright spot, about magnitude 3, in Earthshine, about 30deg north of Grimaldi., on the west limb (90W, 25N). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=503 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.