TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: Sri_Lanka - Colombo



Ill is percentage illumination of the Moon
*Indicates a repeat illumination and libration event to within +/- 1 deg for both
A non-* indicates just repeat illumination to within +/-0.5 deg


2018-Jun-01 UT 16:49-17:57 Ill=91% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1897-10-13

     On 1897 Oct 13 at UT 20:00 Pickering (Cambridge, Mass. USA, 15" 
     refractor?) observed in Shroter's valley and the vicinity, "Variations 
     in vapor column" The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=292 and the weight=1. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-01 UT 18:31-20:18 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1976-8-13

     Aristarchus 1976 Aug 13 UT 07:30 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 4.5" reflector 45-225x, S=6=3, T=5) "Nimbus around c.p.=2deg, 
     S.floor=6deg & was red; rest of floor=8deg. This is only tint in 
     Aris.). Tonite saw a pale red glow suffasing the S. region of the 
     crater. Bright blue radiance (gas?) on ENE wall. Viol. radiance on 
     plateau m gone tonite. Red glow on 13th & the region was yellow-
     brown." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1442.


2018-Jun-01 UT 19:10-21:06 Ill=91% Torricelli_B observed by Mobberley_M on 1985-12-29

     On 1985 Dec 29th at UT 23:23-23:58, M. Mobberley (Bury St. Edmunds, 
     Suffolk, UK, seeing II-III) made a video scan of the Moon. P.W. Foley 
     examined the tape and noted something that Mobberley had not seen 
     visually. Two scans of Totticelli B had taken place, one at 23:23 and 
     the other at 23:58UT. In the first a brilliant point appeared briefly, 
     on the western rim, positioned at 3o'clock. In the second video 
     sequence this brilliant spot was present continuously and wandered 
     along the rim. It was possible to monitor frequency of turbulence 
     present, this apparent movement did not ppear to conform, although 
     judgement here was extremelydifficult as the feature was at absolute 
     point of resolution, a little better than 0.5 mile. Also considered was 
     the implication of the equipment effect, this did not seem to fit 
     either as other nerby craters in the same configuration, 30% shadow 
     filled with sunlight on exterior of western walls. A point to watch for 
     in future. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-01 UT 19:43-21:25 Ill=90% Janssen_K observed by Brook_C on 1992-9-14

     Janssen K 1992 Sep 14 UTC 21:30-0025 Observed by Brook (Plymouth, UK, 
     4" reflector, Antoniadi II seeing). "Crater > & similar one was sharp 
     EW wall especially bright. Floor in shadow. No obscuration on floor but 
     no detail in bright part could be seen. At 23:20 had dimmed slightly, 
     continued to do so. At 00:40 was noticeably < Began to see detail 
     00:25, TLP over. G. North (Herstmonceux, 18" reflector) took photos in 
     this time K was grayish, not very bright. C. Brook noticed K very 
     bright condition its rays 1/2 length. L. Harris (UK, 10" Reflector with 
     CCD camera). Cameron 2006 catalog ID=453 and weight=5.


2018-Jun-01 UT 20:11-20:34 Ill=90% Furnerius observed by Jean on 1989-9-18

     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.


2018-Jun-01 UT 20:39-22:13 Ill=90% Messier observed by Hansen on 1972-8-27

     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.


2018-Jun-01 UT 21:02-22:46 Ill=90% W_Limb observed by Pickering_WH on 1897-10-14

     In 1897 Oct 14 at UT 00"50 Pickering (Cambridge, Mass. USA, 15" 
     refractor?) observed "Refractive displacement of lunar atm. at 
     bright limb was 0.4" (time is for occultation of Alctone in 
     Pleiades)" The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=294 and the weight=3. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1. Note this may? refer to an occultation, in 
     which case it will be pointless to observe again for a 
     particular illumination.


2018-Jun-01 UT 22:28-00:20 Ill=90% Grimaldi observed by Firsoff on 1937-9-23

     Grimaldi 1937 Sep 23 UT 05:00 Observed by Firsoff (Glastonbury, 
     England, 6" reflector + filter) "Variations in green. Strong green on 
     this date. Other dates of variation are:
     Date     Time    Color
     4/29/37  0930    slight
     3/23/38  09?30   strong
     7/24/38  0830    gray-green
     NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #424.


2018-Jun-01 UT 22:32-00:24 Ill=90% Plato observed by Wilkins_HP on 1944-3-12

     On 1944 Mar 12 at UT 23:00 H.P. Wilkins (Kent, UK, 8.5" reflector) 
     observed that Plato appeared incomplete - the central crater had it's 
     north wall obscured. cameron comments that maybe this was due to the 
     low altitude of the Moon? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=491 and 
     the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-01 UT 22:59-00:27 Ill=90% Birt observed by Doherty_EG on 1972-9-25

     Birt 1972 Sep 25 UT 23:20-23:45 Observed by Doherty (Stoke-on-Trent, 
     England, 10" reflector x280, S=VG) "All bright areas were similar in 
     intensity (albedo) but 2 larger ones at times seemed brighter. N & S. 
     The E. IAU? wall of the small craterlet showed most prominently & at 
     times suspected a faint pt. of light just W. of its center. This was 
     very suspect however." NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog 
     ID #1345.


2018-Jun-01 UT 23:32-00:27 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Keyes_J on 1989-12-16

     Darling, alerted by Keyes saw Aris >> brighter obj on moon (as
     it normally is) Comet ray & N rim of Herod. >> could see no
     detail - Aris. except two bands, moon was pale yellow (low alt.)
     with halo around it. Nothing unusual elsewhere. Cameron 2006
     catalog extension ID #384 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1,
     just in case there is some merit in this report?


2018-Jun-01 UT 23:32-00:27 Ill=90% Herodotus observed by Keyes_J on 1989-12-16

     Darling, alerted by Keyes saw Aris >> brighter obj on moon (as
     it normally is) Comet ray & N rim of Herod. >> could see no
     detail - Aris. except two bands, moon was pale yellow (low alt.)
     with halo around it. Nothing unusual elsewhere. Cameron 2006
     catalog extension ID #384 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1,
     just in case there is some merit in this report?


2018-Jun-02 UT 19:05-20:59 Ill=84% Kant observed by Brook_C on 1991-8-29

     C.Brook (Plymouth, UK) noticed that the east wall of this crater was 
     brighter than the walls of nearby craters. Cameron comments that Foley 
     says that this is normal and agrees. Cameron 2006 Catalog Extension ID=
     433 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-02 UT 21:14-23:09 Ill=84% Plinius observed by Haas_W on 1937-7-27

     Plinius 1937 Jul 27 UT 04:37 Observed by Haas (Alliance, OH, 
     12"? reflector) "E. end of c.p. varied in intensity at similar 
     lighting conditions. Intensity was low est on this nite, being 
     at I=5.0. Other nites were:
     Date     Time   col.    I
     6/23/37  0600   84      8.5
     7/20/37  0200   58      6.0
     7/22/37  0300   78      6.5
     9/22/37  0700  114      6.0
     9/24/37  0830  142      6.5
     10/17/37 0100   59      8.5
     10/21/37 0500  109      8.5
     NASA catalog weight=4 (good) on this and the nights listed. NASA 
     catalog ID #422. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-02 UT 21:21-22:58 Ill=84% Isidorus_K observed by Darling_D on 1979-4-16

     Something resembling a cigar shaped shiny object seen
     on S rim - hanging over a smaller crater. It looked like a bright
     aluminum can in the sun & cast a shadow onto the rim. The length 
     was 8-10 miles long x 1 mile wide at the central point. 
     It appeared tapered to points at both ends. Observer studied it
     for several hours. S term. ~60-70miles away. Apparently not related 
     to topog. Alt. 8deg. Cameron 2006 Extension catalog weight=3.
     ALPO/BAA catalog weight=1.


2018-Jun-02 UT 21:27-22:25 Ill=84% Ross_D observed by Reneau on 1964-2-2

     On 1964 Feb 02 at UT08:30-09:40 G.Reneau and B.Crowe (2.4" 
     refractor, x90)observed Ross D to be double. This was during a 
     time when observers were looking for a Ranger crash plume. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=799 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-02 UT 21:36-23:26 Ill=84% Aristarchus observed by Kilburn on 1969-12-28

     Aristarchus 1969 Dec 28 UT 00:24 Observed by Kilburn (England, 6" 
     reflector x192) "Blink in same place as #1231. Very faint and large 
     area." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1232.


2018-Jun-02 UT 23:17-00:27 Ill=84% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1954-8-18

     Observed by Bartlett (Baltimire, MD, USA, 5" reflector, x150) "N. half 
     of crater hazy & ill-defined". S=5, T=4. NASA catalog weight=4 (good). 
     NASA catalog ID 571.


2018-Jun-03 UT 18:21-19:08 Ill=77% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1975-6-28

     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.


2018-Jun-03 UT 19:07-20:34 Ill=77% Aristarchus observed by Rule on 1973-11-15

     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.


2018-Jun-03 UT 19:39-21:19 Ill=77% Aristarchus observed by Brook_C on 2004-12-2

     Aristarchus 2004 Dec 02 UT 01:55-02:45 Observed by Brook (Plymouth, 
     England, 60mm OG x120) "Fluctuation in the brightness and definition of 
     A of about 1/4 to 1/2 minute period. Rest of field unaffected. Checked 
     for cloud wih naked eye during fades - negative. Checked for misting 
     and tear salt on eyepiece by shifting A around the field - negative." 
     BAA Lunar Section report.


2018-Jun-03 UT 20:43-22:24 Ill=76% Aristarchus observed by Amato_M on 2004-12-2

     Aristarchus 2004 Dec 02 UT 03:00 Observed bt Michael Amato (West Haven, 
     CT, USA, 127mm Maksutov, x123) "The brightness variation (as seen by 
     Brook earlier) was very apparent. One thing never seen before by Amato 
     was a thin short bright ray that extended out in the opposite direction 
     as Aristarchus bright ray". The higher the Moon climbed in the sky the 
     more obvious this short thin bright ray became. An ALPO report.


2018-Jun-04 UT 00:12-00:27 Ill=76% Aristarchus observed by Morgan_P on 1973-10-16

     Aristarchus 1973 Oct 16/17 UT 22:16-01:00 Observed by Morgan 
     (England) "Invis. of NW wall bands. Seeing by no means 
     perfect" NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1376. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-04 UT 19:04-19:17 Ill=68% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1975-6-29

     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.


2018-Jun-04 UT 19:04-19:29 Ill=68% Aristarchus observed by Beaumont_S on 1989-11-19

     S. Beaumont of Windemere, England noted that the crater appeared 
     to be divided into two. Cameron 2006 Extension catalog ID=381 
     and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-04 UT 19:04-19:20 Ill=68% Aristarchus observed by Brook_C on 2004-12-3

     Aristarchus 2004 Dec 03 UT 00:00-01:00 Observed by Brook (Plymouth, 
     England, 60mm OG x120) "Fluctuation in the brightness in Aristarchus 
     still present but less pronounced than yesterday. Also saw the bright 
     short ray on the opposite side to the main ray in Aristarchus that 
     Amato saw yesterday - but this may be normal?" BAA Lunar Section 
     report.


2018-Jun-04 UT 19:44-21:32 Ill=68% Torricelli_B observed by Foley_PW on 1983-2-3

     P.Foley (Nettlestead, UK, 12" reflector) noticed a translucent bluish 
     glow in Earthshine coming from this crater, despite it being close to 
     the nright terminator. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=200 and 
     weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-04 UT 20:19-21:58 Ill=68% Aristarchus observed by Price_M on 1980-7-3

     Marcus Price (Camberley, Surrey, UK) noted that Aristarchus
     was extremely bright. A 6" reflector was used. The Cameron 
     2006 Catalog ID is #98 and the weight is 1. The ALPO/BAA weight
     is 1 too.


2018-Jun-04 UT 22:37-00:27 Ill=67% Calippus observed by Fox_S on 1997-7-25

     On 1997 Jul 25/26 at UT 23:00-00:00 S. Fox (Dundee Tayside, Scotland, 
     UK, 15cm f/5 reflector with x4 Barlow). A series of photographs were 
     taken that show a glow just beyond the terminator, near to Callipus 
     crater. Almost certainly this is lens flare from the Barlow lens. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-04 UT 23:43-00:27 Ill=67% Montes_Taurus observed by Lahbert on 1955-9-8

     Taurus Mts 1955 Sep 08 UT 01:35 (Sep 08 EDT 07:35) Lahbert (Irenton, 
     Ohio, USA, small telescope x 90) observed: "Attention directed to mts., 
     saw 2 distinct flashes 1/4s apart that came from edge of those mts. 
     (mts. in dark)." Cameron 1978 catalog weight=3 (average) and ID = 611. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-05 UT 19:46-20:56 Ill=59% Unknown observed by Unknown_Observer on 1821-11-16

     On 1821 Nov ? at UT 19:00 an unknown observer (in England) reported 
     "Bright spots on the moon. (if early phase, date would be 26th-29th) 4 
     other instances mentioned. Fixed streaks of light in dark part -- first 
     one stated as moving. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=94 and weight=2. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-05 UT 19:46-20:01 Ill=59% Aristarchus observed by Cook_MC on 1987-11-13

     M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing=III-II) noticed that the crater had a 
     blue/green colour and that this varied, filling a large circular patch, 
     brightly illuminating to the ESE-SSE (IAU?) spilling over the wall and 
     the rim. Shadows inside the crater were large and elongated. The filter 
     response was greater in the blue than through a yellow or red 
     Microfiche. Spurious colour was noticed elsewhere but not in 
     Aristarchus. Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=313 and weight=3. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3


2018-Jun-05 UT 20:22-22:09 Ill=59% Messier_A observed by Robinson_JH on 1976-9-15

     Messier A 1976 Sep 15 UT 21:05 Observed by J.H-Robinson 
     (Teignmouth, UK, 26cm Newtonian, Wratten 25 and 44a filters, 
     x200, seeing very poor). Messier A was fainter than Messier in 
     blue light. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-06 UT 00:01-00:03 Ill=58% Earthshine: (radio) Arietids, (radio) Zeta Perseids: & Ophuchids

2018-Jun-06 UT 19:24-21:48 Ill=49% Plato observed by Hastorf_C on 2012-10-8 *

     On 2012 Oct 08 UT12:00 C. Hastorf (Chuck's Bobcat, AZ, USA, 5" 
     SCT, seeing 3.5-4 out of 5). Strange lightness seen on 
     shadowed floor of Plato. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-06 UT 23:03-00:27 Ill=48% Tycho observed by Darling_D on 1990-12-10

     Tycho 1990 Dec 10 UT 11:03-12:49 Observed by Darling (Sun Prairie, WI, 
     USA, 12.5" Newtonian, x63) "Nebulous patch seen where the central peak 
     should have been in the 90% shadow filled crater. The nebulous patch is 
     seen to vary in size and a star-like point is seen inside it briefly 
     for 1 sec. The nebulous patch was a bit like what one expects from a 
     close-up view of a cometry nucleus. A sketch and an image can be found 
     on the following web site:
     http://www.ltpresearch.org/ltpreports/ltp19901210.htm " An ALPO report.


2018-Jun-06 UT 23:27-00:27 Ill=48% Montes_Spitzbergen observed by Madej_P on 1980-7-6

     Spitzenberg Mountains 1980 Jul 06 UT 02:05-02:26 Observed by Madj 
     (Newsome, Huddersfield, UK, 70mm OG, Seeing started as I and ended up 
     as IV) "Obscuration seen near Spitzenberg Mountains" BAA Lunar Section 
     Report.


2018-Jun-06 UT 20:28-00:03 Ill=48% Earthshine: (radio) Arietids, (radio) Zeta Perseids: & Ophuchids

2018-Jun-07 UT 21:08-21:14 Ill=38% Encke observed by Mineev_A on 2012-9-9

     2012 Sep 09 UT 23:11-23:37 A.Mineev (Russia) observed a bright 
     flash near to Encke. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-07 UT 20:52-00:03 Ill=38% Earthshine: (radio) Arietids, (radio) Zeta Perseids: & Ophuchids

2018-Jun-08 UT 21:18-00:03 Ill=28% Earthshine: (radio) Arietids, (radio) Zeta Perseids: & Ophuchids

2018-Jun-09 UT 21:47-00:03 Ill=19% Earthshine: (radio) Arietids, (radio) Zeta Perseids: & Ophuchids

2018-Jun-10 UT 22:37-23:03 Ill=11% Plinius observed by Hobdell on 1981-5-1 *

     On 1981 May 01 at UT10:05 B. Hobdell (St Petersburg, FL, USA, 2?" 
     refractor) observed a small blue flash in Plinius? The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=134 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-10 UT 22:38-22:58 Ill=11% Lacus_Mortis observed by Hobdell on 1981-5-1 *

     On 1981 May 01 at UT 10:00 B. Hobdell (St Petersburg, FL, USA, 
     2?" refractor) observed in Lacus Mortis, some blue flashes for about 
     two minutes at 10:00UT. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=134 and weight=1. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-10 UT 23:26-00:25 Ill=11% Calippus observed by Worms on 1540-12-6

     A woodcut from Worms, Germany, shows a star between eyes
     of the "Man in the Moon". This is a star like appearance on the
     dark side. Cameron 1978 catalog weight=6. Cameron 1978 TLP
     ID No. 6. It is possible that this was in the region of 
     Calippus. The ALPO/BAA weight is 1. Julian date 1540 Nov 26.
     Gregorian date 1540 Dec 06.


2018-Jun-10 UT 22:21-00:03 Ill=11% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Jun-12 UT 00:19-00:28 Ill=5% Copernicus observed by Gaudibert_CM on 1889-3-30

     On 1889 Mar 30 at 05:00?UT, Gaudibert of France, using a 4" refractor, 
     saw a black spot in the centre of Copernicus (Seen for the first time). 
     Cameron says that the date is wrong? age=28days & Coperncius is in the 
     dark. Cameron 1978 Catalog ID=250 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-12 UT 00:19-00:28 Ill=5% Plinius observed by Gaudibert_CM on 1889-3-30

     On 1889 mar 30 at 05:00UT Gaudibert of France, using a 4" refractor,
     saw black spot in Plinius (seen again on Sep 1889 see ID=265).
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=260 and weight=1, ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-16 UT 12:54-14:07 Ill=10% Aristarchus observed by Amery_GW on 1983-2-15

     On 1983 Feb 15 at UT 18:00? G. Amery (Reading, UK) found that he could 
     not see Aristarchus in Earthshine, despite less normally prominent 
     features being clearly seen. This observation was confirmed. Other 
     observers were: Moore, Cooks, and Foley. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=
     202 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-16 UT 13:27-14:07 Ill=10% Abulfeda observed by Ossola on 1987-2-1

     On 1987 Feb 01 at 18:00?UT Ossola (Muzzano, Switzerland, using a 6" 
     reflector) obtained a clear photograph of the Earthshine of the Moon. 
     Abulfeda was quite bright. Cameron 2006 Catalog Extension ID=293 and 
     weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-16 UT 13:27-14:07 Ill=10% Aristarchus observed by Ossola on 1987-2-1

     On 1987 feb 01 at 18:00?UT Ossola (Muzzano, Switzerland, using a 6" 
     reflector) obtained a clear photograph of the Earthshine of the Moon. 
     Aristarchus was brighter than in Homes photograph of 1988 Apr 29, but 
     the mare areas were darker. Futhermore features in the 1988 photograph 
     looked sharper. Cameron 2006 Catalog Extension ID=293 and weight=2. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-16 UT 13:27-14:07 Ill=10% Copernicus observed by Ossola on 1987-2-1

     On 1987 feb 01 at 18:00?UT Ossola (Muzzano, Switzerland, using a 6" 
     reflector) obtained a clear photograph of the Earthshine of the Moon. 
     Copernicus was brighter than in Homes photograph of 1988 Apr 29, but 
     the mare areas were darker. Futhermore features in the 1988 photograph 
     looked sharper. Cameron 2006 Catalog Extension ID=293 and weight=2. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-16 UT 13:27-14:07 Ill=10% Tycho observed by Ossola on 1987-2-1

     On 1987 feb 01 at 18:00?UT Ossola (Muzzano, Switzerland, using a 6" 
     reflector) obtained a clear photograph of the Earthshine of the Moon. 
     Tycho was quite bright. Cameron 2006 Catalog Extension ID=293 and 
     weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-16 UT 14:03-14:07 Ill=11% Aristarchus observed by Celis on 1969-10-14

     On 1969 Oct 14 at UT 00:00-00:30 Celis et al. (Valparaiso, 
     Chile, seeing=good and transparency=good). observed Aristarchus 
     and found it to be: "Scintillating in irreg. way. Pulses of 1m 
     each time changing with normal & irreg. periods. Best time to 
     see this is 2-3d age. Brightenings comparable to 7.0-7.5 mag. 
     stars, at age 2.2d;7.6-8.0 mag. at age 3.0 & 8.5-9.0 mag. at 
     4.2d. Moon obs. from age 1d to 62d with several refr. & refl. in 
     program of obs. of scintillation in ashen light. 
     (Atmospheric?)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1203 and weight=1. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-16 UT 13:20-14:09 Ill=11% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Jun-17 UT 12:54-14:11 Ill=19% Aristarchus observed by Amery_GW on 1983-2-16

     On 1983 Feb 15 at UT 18:00? G. Amery (Reading, UK) found that he could 
     not see Aristarchus in Earthshine, despite less normally priminent 
     features being clearly seen. This observation was confirmed. Other 
     observers were: Moore, Cooks, and Foley. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=
     203 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-17 UT 13:21-15:08 Ill=19% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Jun-18 UT 12:54-13:47 Ill=29% Moon observed by Day on 1881-9-28

     On 1881 Sep 28 at UT 03:00 Day (Prescott, AZ, USA) observed a comet-
     like object pulling across the Mon. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=225 and 
     the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-18 UT 12:54-14:09 Ill=29% Grimaldi observed by Johnson_LT on 1951-1-13

     1951 Jan 13 UT 00:43 L.T.Johnson (USA) observed a faint flash 
     near W limb in earthshine - just S of Grimaldi. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Jun-18 UT 12:54-13:27 Ill=29% Aristarchus observed by Miles_H on 1990-1-1

     On 1990 Jan 01 at UT 16:55-18:45 H. Miles (Cornwall, UK) observed that 
     Aristarchus was seen in Earthshine at 16:55UT before the limb (was 
     visible in Earthshine?). "1705 Aris>>1723 fading 1727 > again." Then: 
     "1740 Aris << and just visible at 1845". Apparently Foley suspects that 
     Aristarchus had brightened up before 16:55UT (shwen H. Miles started to 
     observe) and then gradually retruned to normal. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=385 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-18 UT 12:54-14:01 Ill=29% Copernicus observed by Miles_H on 1990-1-1

     On 1990 Jan 01 at UT 17:29 H. Miles (Cornwall, UK) observed that 
     Copernicus had a faint glow in it. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=385 and 
     the weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-18 UT 13:24-15:02 Ill=29% Aristarchus observed by Amery_GW on 1983-2-17

     On 1983 Feb 17 at 19:00?UT G. Amery (Reading, UK) noticed that 
     Aristarchus was not visible in Earthshine, despite other less prominent 
     features being seen. The observation was confirmed by other observers. 
     The Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=204 and the weight=2. The 
     ALPo/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-18 UT 13:24-15:02 Ill=29% Messier observed by Amery_GW on 1983-2-17

     On 1983 Feb 17 at 19:00?UT G. Amery (Reading, UK) noticed that 
     Messier was ill-defined. The Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=204 and 
     the weight=2. The ALPo/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-18 UT 13:50-15:38 Ill=29% Aristarchus observed by Celis on 1969-10-16

     On 1969 Oct 16 at UT 00:00-00:30 Celis (Quilpue, Chile, 3" refractor, 
     x60, seeing=very good) observed brilliant points at 8.5 magnitude in 
     Aristarchus. This was not seen the next night or the one after, nor 
     after 5 days age. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1204 and weight=1. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-18 UT 13:21-16:03 Ill=30% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Jun-19 UT 12:54-13:27 Ill=40% Kant observed by Trouvelot on 1873-1-4

     Kant 1873 Jan 04 UT 23:00? Observed by Trouvelot (Cambridge, Mass, 8" 
     refractor) "Luminous puplish vapors" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). 
     NASA catalog ID #180.


2018-Jun-19 UT 13:20-14:53 Ill=40% Mare_Crisium observed by Foley_PW on 1983-2-18

     On 1983 Feb 18 at 19:00?UT P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) noted that the 
     southern Mare Crisium appeared to be obscured by a pale grey haze. 
     Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=205 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-19 UT 13:20-14:53 Ill=40% Torricelli_B observed by Foley_PW on 1983-2-18

     On 1983 Feb 18 at 19:00?UT P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) noted that Toricelli B 
     was steel blue in colour and this spread 10-15 miles outside the 
     crater. This was odd because Torricelli B was only 6 miles in size. 
     Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=205 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-19 UT 13:35-14:29 Ill=40% Aristarchus observed by Stretton on 1794-3-7

     On 1794 Mar 07 at UT 20:00 Stretton and Wilkins (England, UK) 
     observed Aristarchus appearing as a light like a star in 
     Earthsine to the naked eye(independent confirmation according 
     to Cameron?). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=73 and 74 and the 
     weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-19 UT 13:43-15:31 Ill=40% Ross_D observed by Bender on 1964-2-19

     SE of Ross D 1964 Feb 19 UT 03:00 Observed by Bender (Whittier, CA, 
     USA, 19?" reflector) "Variations in the ring" NASA catalog weight=1. 
     NASA catalog ID #800. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-19 UT 13:21-16:54 Ill=41% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Jun-20 UT 12:55-13:01 Ill=51% Menelaus observed by Bartlett on 1976-9-1

     Menelaus 1976 Sep 01 UT 00:40 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 
     4.5" reflector, 45-300x) "Upper 1/2 of W.wall bright white (8deg). 
     Lower 1/2 much duller at 4 deg & distinctly bluish-gray. Same as seen 
     in Aris. & Grimaldi & thinks it is due local agency (gas?)." NASA 
     catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1447.


2018-Jun-20 UT 13:11-14:11 Ill=51% Censorinus observed by Cook_MC on 1987-11-27

     On 1987 Nov 27 at 20:56-21:12 UT M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing 
     IV-V) saw spurious colour on the Proclus floor and also on the 
     rim.  At 20:56UT Censorinus was quite dull and diffuse, spurious 
     colour but no blink. Sketches made. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=314 
     and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight, in view of the poor 
     observing conditions is 2.


2018-Jun-20 UT 13:42-15:05 Ill=51% Censorinus observed by Cook_MC on 1983-4-19

     On 1983 Apr 19 at 21:45UT M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK) reported that 
     Censorinus' exterior white patch was grayish at this time and there was 
     a "momentary glow outisde the crater to the North West. The Crater 
     Extinction Device brightness measurement for Censorinus was 4.0 whereas 
     Proclus was 4.4. Cook was expecting a lower CED brightness measurement. 
     Foley notes that Censorinus is usually brighter than Proclus. On 1983 
     Jan 29 Chapman obtained a very high brightness measurement for this 
     spot. The Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=212 and the weight=3. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-20 UT 14:18-15:43 Ill=51% Torricelli_B observed by Foley_PW on 1983-2-19

     On 1983 Feb 19 at 20:00UT P.W. Foley (Maidstone, Kent, UK, 12" 
     reflector) noticed a deep steel blue colour inside Toricelli B with a 
     lighter colour about 10-15 miles outside. Foley came to the conclusion 
     that this was too visible for its size. Cameron 2006 Catalog extension 
     ID=206 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-20 UT 15:59-17:10 Ill=52% Halley observed by Raden_DJ on 1979-7-1

     On 1979 Jul 01 at 22:00?UT D.J. Raden (Fort Meade, FL, USA, using a 
     10" reflector) detected a flare near to Halley (5E, 9S) visually with 
     the eye and it lasted about 3-4 min - a sketch was made. However it was 
     also found on one photographic slide taken with an exposure of 35 
     seconds. The observer comments that visually the flare was not as 
     bright as it appeared in the photograph. In an area near Halley. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=57 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=4.


2018-Jun-20 UT 16:49-17:39 Ill=52% Unknown observed by Paolo_F on 1997-4-14

     On 1997 Apr 14 at UT 20:00-22:00 F. Paolo (Legnano, Italy) 
     photographed a lunar flare on the lunar limb.


2018-Jun-20 UT 16:54-17:39 Ill=52% Maskelyne observed by Persson on 1969-11-16

     Maskelyne 1969 Nov 16 UTC 16:28-17:10 Observed by Persson (Hvidore, 
     Denmark, 3" refractor) "Brightening & obscur. (Apollo 12 watch)." NASA 
     catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1210.


2018-Jun-20 UT 17:04-17:39 Ill=52% Alphonsus observed by McLaria on 1965-5-8

     Alphonsus 1965 May 08 UTC 05:47-05:59 Observed by McLaria (Huntsville, 
     Alabama, USA, 16" reflector, S=9) "Light flashes on c.p. color detected 
     by Trident M.B." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #
     875.


2018-Jun-20 UT 17:12-17:39 Ill=52% Aristarchus observed by D_All_Ara on 1969-11-16

     On 1969 Nov 16 at UT 16:43-19:22 Dall'Ara (Switzerland, 4"? reflector), 
     Stucchi (Switzerland, 12" reflector) observed in Aristarchus 
     intermittent pulsations - Cameron speculates atmopsheric and also 
     mentions the Apollo 12 watch. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1211 and 
     weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-21 UT 12:55-13:14 Ill=62% Archimedes observed by Hill_EG on 1966-3-29

     Archimedes 1966 Mar 29 UT 21:00 Observed by Hill (England, 24" 
     reflector, x250, S=E) "Brightening of E-W bands across floor. 
     (Obscuration accord. to Moore)" NASA catalog ID #923. NASA 
     catalog weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-21 UT 12:55-13:15 Ill=62% Proclus observed by Mobberley_M on 1987-11-28

     On 1987 Nov 28 UT at 20:14 (possibly earlier)-20:44 M.Mobberley saw the 
     northern rim of Proclus very bright for first quarter. There were 
     streaks half way up the wall and these seemed to vary in brightness and 
     length in seconds. Seeing was at first suspected but became doubtful 
     over this being a cause. There was also another bright streak that 
     changed brightness over 5 minute intervals (Cameron says that this is 
     not atmospheric) Apparently video was taken and confirms the effects. A 
     sketch was also made. M. Cook detected a blink with coloured filters 
     i.e. being brighter in red light (Also apparently confirmed by 
     Louderback). Estimated the north west wall was x3 brighter than 
     Censorinus. Censorinus itself varied in brightness as measured using 
     CED devices. P. Foley decided that the north was was much brighter than 
     Proclus (beyond the limits of the scale. However both Moore and Mason 
     agreed that the north wall of Proclus was very bright but shimmering 
     around in the bad seeing. They did not see any bright spots either. 
     A.C. Cook (20:18-20:44UT) confirmed that the north wall of Proclus was 
     very bright. Towards the end of the observing period the north wall had 
     faded from this maximum brightness - Cameron suspects that this might 
     have been as a result of an eyepiece misting up. The TLP was also 
     observed by Foley (Maidstone, Kent, UK) and he reported: "Bright spot 
     on north wall, Moon blink reaction". A BAA Lunar Section report with 
     extracts from the 2006 Cameron catalog. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=315 and 
     weight=4 (or 5?). ALPO/BAA weight=3. Apart from Louderback, all 
     observers were based in the UK and had a vatiety of telescopes and 
     observings conditions.


2018-Jun-21 UT 12:59-13:45 Ill=62% Censorinus observed by Cook_MC on 1987-11-28

     On 1987 Nov 28 M. Cook (Frimley, UK) found Censorinus varied in 
     brightness as measured using CED devices. P. Foley decided that the 
     north was was much brighter than Proclus (beyond the limits of the 
     scale). However both Moore and Mason agreed that the north wall of 
     Proclus was very bright but shimmering around in the bad seeing. They 
     did not see any bright spots either. A.C. Cook (20:18-20:44UT) 
     confirmed that the north wall of Proclus was very bright. Towards the 
     end of the observing period the north wall had faded from this maximum 
     brightness - Cameron suspects that this might have been as a result of 
     an eyepiece misting up. The TLP was also observed by Foley (Maidstone, 
     Kent, UK) and he reported: "Bright spot on north wall, Moon blink 
     reaction". A BAA Lunar Section report with extracts from the 2006 
     Cameron catalog. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=315 and weight=4 (or 5?). 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2. Apart from Louderback, all observers were based in 
     the UK and had a vatiety of telescopes and observings conditions.


2018-Jun-21 UT 13:12-14:53 Ill=62% Mons_Pico observed by Quinn on 1986-11-9

     On 1986 Nov 09 at UT 23:00 Quinn (Glebview, IL, USA, 8" reflector, x49-
     x305) found īn the vicinity of an unnamed ridge points toward Pico- two 
     bright points about 5 magnitudes brighter than any other part of the 
     Moon. The Alpine valley points directly between these two points. "Came 
     from apparently featureless area. Both points about the same size, but 
     different shapes ~ width of alpine valley" The observer used 4 
     different eyepieces and the points were brightest in the lowest power. 
     Other specks of light could be seen in the darkness wound the N point. 
     The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=289 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Jun-21 UT 13:36-15:32 Ill=62% Archimedes observed by Burnerd on 1922-5-4

     In 1922 May 04 at UT Burnerd (England?) discovered three long mounds in 
     Archimedes crater (rays?). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=385 and weight=
     0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-21 UT 13:50-15:11 Ill=62% Hipparchus_L observed by Coates_J on 1979-5-4

     On 1979 May 04 at 21:30-22:00UT Coates detected a star-like point 
     inside Hipparchus L crater using averted vision. Cameron in her 2006 
     catalog extension comments that Hipparchus L is a highlands impact 
     crater with a rille on the western ejecta blanket. The crater is the 
     smallest one in a chain that are sequenced to be half the size of the 
     previous crater in the chain. Apparently the largest crater in the 
     chain is Hind with a largely landslide covered floor - although on the 
     south is a dome? with a summit crater. Cameron's 2006 catalog extension 
     gives this TLP an ID of 51 and a weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.  


2018-Jun-21 UT 13:55-17:21 Ill=62% Plato observed by Carle on 1952-2-4 *

     On 1952 Feb 04 at UT 02:00? J. Carle (USA, 8" reflector, x180) observed 
     the following in Plato: "A shadow in a depression, or a cloud, or an 
     optical illus.? Oval dark area nr. center, disappeared in 15m clear & 
     prominenet at first then vanished 4 of 14 spots nr. center continuously 
     seen while remaining ones seen only momentarily. (seeing?) Drawing 
     includes sketch on March 7. His sketch shows 18 spots, 13 same as 
     here". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=549 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Jun-21 UT 14:16-15:33 Ill=62% Torricelli_B observed by Foley_PW on 1983-2-20

     On 1983 Feb 20 at 20:00UT P.W. Foley (Maidstone, Kent, UK, 12" 
     reflector) noticed a deep steel blue colour inside Toricelli B with a 
     lighter colour about 10-15 miles outside. Foley came to the conclusion 
     that this was too visible for its size. Cameron 2006 Catalog extension 
     ID=206 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-21 UT 14:42-16:34 Ill=62% Montes_Teneriffe observed by Hart_R on 1854-12-27

     nr. Plato in Teneriffe Mountains 1854 Dec 27 UT 18:00-23:00 
     Observed by Hart & others (Glasgow, Scotland, 10" reflector) "2 
     luminous fiery spots on bright side on either side of a ridge, 
     contrasting color. Seemed to be 2 active volcanoes. Ridge was 
     normal color. Spots were yellow or flame color. Never seen 
     before in 40 yrs. of observing." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). 
     NASA catalog ID #129. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-21 UT 14:51-16:46 Ill=62% Alphonsus observed by Jasmin_G on 2003-4-10

     On 2003 Apr 10 at 00:40UT a GLR observer G. Jasmin (Quebec, Canada, 
     using a 10" F-10 Schmidt Cassegrain) took a photograph of Alphonsus 
     crater on Kodak 400ASA film with an exposure of 1/30th sec. There was a 
     light visible (diameter 10 km) inside Alphonsus and the effect was 
     present for 5 minutes. The observer commented that they have seen a 
     light in this crater many times before, but never as long as 5 minutes.
     This report was submitted to the GLR group in Italy. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Jun-21 UT 15:08-18:02 Ill=62% Proclus observed by Darling_D on 1989-2-14 *

     On 1989 Feb 14 at UT03:45-04:38 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" 
     reflector, 3" refractor, x90, seeing=3/10 and transparancy=5) noted 
     that there was a dark patch of brightness 4.5 on the south east of 
     Proclus - it was not as dark as it was on 1988 Jul 22. Cameon comments 
     that the dark patch is normal. The north rim of Proclus was 9.0 in 
     brightness, the floor had a brightness of 6.0, the west rim and south 
     wall were both 7.5. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=352 and the weight=0. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-21 UT 15:09-17:04 Ill=62% Theaetetus observed by Moore_P on 1952-12-24

     Thaetetus 1952 Dec 24 UT 20:00? Observed by Moore (England?) 
     "Bright spot, hazy line of light" NASA catalog weight=4. NASA 
     catalog ID 556. ALPO/BAA weigh=2.


2018-Jun-21 UT 15:26-18:54 Ill=63% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1988-2-25 *

     On 1988 Feb 25 at UT20:00? P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector) found 
     that Aristarchus was very bright (especially in the UV end of the 
     spectrum) despite other features not being seen in Earthshine. The 
     cameron 2006 catalog ID=318 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-21 UT 15:39-15:52 Ill=63% Vallis_Alpes observed by Madej_P on 1983-6-18 *

     Vallis Alpes 1983 Jun 18 UT 22:01-22:23 P.Madej (Huddersfield, UK,
     77mm refractor, x83,x250, seeing II-III, transparency fair). 
     After studying the whole length of this valley, the observer saw 
     a change in "albedo" and a small change in colour of the valley 
     floor near to the Plato end. This colour was not seen in a 
     yellow Wratten 15 filter but was noted in a purple Wratten 35 
     filter, and was strong in a red filter. Also the crater 
     Trouvelot was not seen at x250 with a x2 Barlow.Wratten 25. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-21 UT 15:43-15:56 Ill=63% Daniell observed by Madej_P on 1983-6-18 *

     Daniell 1983 Jun 18 UT 22:06-22:25) P.Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 
     77mm refractor, x83,x166, seeing II-III, transparency fair). 
     Noted on the inside W eall a faint red rose like glow (with a 
     diameter? about it). The red glow varied in brightness with a 
     period of about 2 minutes. It looked somewhat brighter at x166. 
     The glow was still visible when the observation ended at 22:15
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-21 UT 15:58-17:55 Ill=63% Chacornac observed by Khachatryan_S on 2009-8-28

     On 2009 Aug 28 at UTC 17:00:15-17:00:42 S. Khachatryan (Yerevan, 
     Armenia, 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain, x171, seeing 9 (1=worst and 10-
     best), Transparency 5-6 on a scale of 1 to 6) observed in the Chacornac 
     area a series of fiery sparks (dot like with tiny rays), slightly 
     elongated with the multitudinal rays orientated towards the south west 
     direction. The colour was mostly red, with some yellow. The final flash 
     was the most clear. The TLP was tiny in area, but "was distinctly 
     bright against any other object on the Moon". The positional 
     uncertainty of the location of the spark effect was approximately +/-
     150 km, based upon an examination of an atlas afterwards. Just prior to 
     the spark effect, something dark, small and fuzzy (only just discrnable 
     to the eye, through the eyepiece) was seen to pass from the west across 
     the Moon in a slight curve, round the surface of the Moon to the east 
     (post observation estimate: seen for 3.5 sec and covered roughly 8% of 
     the lunar diameter in that time). The area of the dark object was 
     comparable in size to (or slightly less than?) craters such as 
     Autolycus F (diameter 3km) or le Monnier E (diameter 4km) i.e. on the 
     limits of vision of the scope used. The location of the flash was not 
     exactly at the same location as the dark object passed across, but gave 
     the impression of starting from it? A back of the envelope calculation 
     of the lunar diameter covered in the time quoted gives an approximate 
     speed (at the lunar distance) of 80km/s or on the very high end of 
     typical meteor streams that pass by. At closer distances, and 
     recalculated velocities, it is unlikely to be a satellite in low Earth 
     orbit (20m/sec at 100km distance), but could perhaps be a bird or 
     insect at a few km range? So was this dark object something in our
     atmosphere by chance passing across the field of view close to the time 
     of the TLP flare or was at the lunar distance and related to the TLP? 
     Incidentally, no attempt was made during this observation to move the 
     scope to check that the TLP remained stationary against the Moon. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-21 UT 16:06-17:49 Ill=63% Plato observed by Lade on 1889-6-6

     On 1889 Jun 06 at 22:00 UT Lade of France (8" refractor) saw two 
     extremely bright spots (Plato B & D). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=262 and 
     weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-21 UT 16:31-17:12 Ill=63% Menelaus observed by Azevado on 1969-11-17

     Menelaus 1969 Nov 17 UT 16:00-19:00 Observed by Rubens de 
     Azevedo,A. Monghilhot, E. Leal e Jose Fernandes (Joao Pessoa, 
     Paraiba, Brazil, 8" and 10" reflectors) "Entire crater of 
     Men. illum. by pale greenish light. (Azevedo)" NASA catalog 
     weight=5 NASA catalog ID #1211a. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Jun-21 UT 17:14-17:52 Ill=63% Unknown observed by Fauchier on 1886-5-11

     Fauchier of Marseilles, France, seeing=good - fair and the Moon at a 
     high altitude, saw two lights on the Moon brighter than any others 
     during similar circumstances. They had colour. These had not been seen 
     before and he ruled out cromatic aberation. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=249 
     and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-22 UT 12:55-13:49 Ill=72% Aristarchus observed by Madej_P on 1984-12-31

     Although the crater was on the night side, a small bright spot
     was seen. This was blue, almost UV, and equivalent to a star of
     magnitude 2. It flashed over intervals of about 30 seconds
     and changed in colour from UV to blue. The BAA Lunar Section
     TLP network was alerted. Mobberly and J.Cook did not see much
     although J. Cook may have seen something, but located else where?
     Cameron lists this as a confirmed? observation? The Cameron
     2006 TLP xtension catalog has this TLP with an ID No. of 258
     and a weight of 4. The ALPO/BAA weight is 2.


2018-Jun-22 UT 13:08-13:50 Ill=72% Ross_D observed by Capen_CF on 1964-4-21

     Ross D 1964 Apr 21 UT 04:23-05:01 Observed by the Capens (CA, 
     USA, 16" and 6", seeing 3-5, transparency 5+) "Obscuration of 
     its rim" NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #808. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Jun-22 UT 13:19-14:39 Ill=72% Plato observed by King_N on 1983-4-21

     On 1983 Apr 21 at UT 21:55-22:05 N. King (Winersh, Berkshire, UK, using 
     a 150cm f/8 reflector, with seeing I and transparency good, little 
     spurious colour, just a little in Plato). Although observing since 
     21:25UT the observer noticed  a cery, just detactable faint green 
     colour just after the dark shade around the inner eastern crater rim. 
     The effect faded and by 22:05UT had completely gone. This report is not 
     in the Cameron 2006 catalog. It is a BAA report. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-22 UT 13:42-17:20 Ill=72% Linne observed by Tacchini on 1868-7-28 *

     Linne 1868 Jul 28 UT 20:00? Observed by Tacchini (Palermo, Italy) 
     "Shadow not so marked-had a light penumbra, indicated a feeble cavity. 
     Other craters had a black shad. On 29th appeared completely white. 
     Crater normal on 26th. (letter to Madler Sep. 16, 1868)." NASA 
     catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #159.


2018-Jun-22 UT 13:51-15:35 Ill=72% Plato observed by Moore_P on 1995-9-3

     On 1995 Sep 03 at UR19:40-20:15 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector at 
     x400) observed that the floor of Plato was much darker than he would 
     normally expect and futhermore no interior craterlets were seen. there 
     was however a white patch that was barely visible at the location of 
     the central craterlet should have been. G. North (UK) attempted to 
     observe nut the Moon was too low and seeing terrible. F. Doherty 
     reported Plato normal. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=475 and weight=3. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-22 UT 14:15-14:59 Ill=72% Alphonsus observed by Brook_C on 2004-2-29

     Alphonsus 2004 Feb 29 UT 19:00-19:15 Observed by Brook (Plymouth, 
     England, 60mm OG x120) "Checked central peak of Alphonsus using 60mm OG 
     x120 + right angle prism. Moon at very high elevation, seeing excellent 
     once clouds had dispersed, transparency also excellent. Time of 
     observation 19-00 hrs UT to 19-15 hrs UT. Noticed fluctuation of 
     brightness of A's central peak compared with the peak of Arzachel. 
     Alphonsus' peak generally brighter." BAA Lunar Section report. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Jun-22 UT 14:16-15:21 Ill=72% Torricelli_B observed by Foley_PW on 1983-2-21

     On 1983 Feb 21 at 20:00UT P.W. Foley (Maidstone, Kent, UK, 12" 
     reflector) noticed a deep steel blue colour inside Toricelli B with a 
     lighter colour about 10-15 miles outside. Foley came to the conclusion 
     that this was too visible for its size. Cameron 2006 Catalog extension 
     ID=206 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-22 UT 14:33-17:25 Ill=72% Mare_Humorum observed by Dixon_M on 1989-2-15 *

     On 1989 Feb 15 at UT 03:15-03:30 M. Dixon (Palenque Ruins, Mexico, 7x35 
     binouculars) observed a point of light that was very bright in or near 
     Mare Humorum. It was visible for 5 minutes then vanished. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=353 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Jun-22 UT 14:34-16:23 Ill=72% Tycho observed by Albert_J on 2010-8-19

     On 2010 Aug 19 at UT 00:50-01:02 J.Albert (Lakeworth, FL, USA, 
     C11, Transparency 3, Seeing 7-8, 86F and very humid. Oberver 
     checking out repeat illumination condition appearence for Tycho 
     concerning LTP #468 in the 1978 Cameron catalog. Did not see the 
     effect from the original TLP report, but did see, immediately at 
     looking at Tycho a very faint hint of redness in a pencil thin 
     arc (< 1/4 circumference of the rim) confined to the top of the 
     rim of the well-lit north east wall. Coloured arc similar in 
     thickness to Rupes Recta, but not as sharply defined. The outer 
     (E) edge was perhaps sharper than the inner edge. The redness 
     was more on the inside of the top of the rim. The outside of the 
     rim was bright white. This effect was seen in three different 
     eyepieces, at 311x, 224x and 400x. Checked for the effect on 
     other craters nearby but could not see this effect anywhere 
     else. The colour had dissapeared by 01:02UT. The fade took about 
     1-2 minutes. Observation of Tycho continued until 01:06UT, but 
     all seemed normal. Quick checks were made again on Tycho 
     periodically until 02:50UT but the colour was not seen again. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-22 UT 14:58-16:03 Ill=72% Messier observed by Robinson_JH on 1979-7-3

     On 1979 Jul 03 at UT 20:55-21:20 J-H. Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK, 
     10" reflector, seeing II) observed that Messier was brighter than 
     Messier A. No colour was observed. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID is 58 
     and the weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-22 UT 15:16-17:14 Ill=72% Plato observed by Carle on 1952-2-5 *

     On 1952 Feb 05 at UT 05:10 J.Carle (USA, 8" reflector, x180) 
     observed the following in Plato: "A shadow in a depression, or a 
     cloud, or an optical illus.? Oval dark area nr. center, 
     disappeared in 15m clear & prominenet at first then vanished. 4 
     of 14 spots nr. center continuously seen while remaining ones 
     seen only momentarily. (seeing?) Drawing includes sketch on 
     March 7. His sketch shows 18 spots, 13 same as here". The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=549 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Jun-22 UT 15:32-17:04 Ill=72% Ross_D observed by Harris on 1964-2-22

     On 1964 Feb 22 at UT 05:00 Harris (Whittier, CA, 19" reflector, x100) 
     observed the appearance of a ring to the south east of Ross D. Cameron 
     says that 7 persons have seen this over a 2.5 year period. The Cameron 
     1978 catalog ID=801 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-22 UT 15:35-17:31 Ill=73% Plato observed by Reese_EJ on 1949-3-9

     Plato 1949 Mar 09 UT 02:00-03:00 E.J.Reese (6" reflector x240) 
     and one hour later T.R.Hake (5" refractor x300) both unable to 
     see any detail on the floor of Plato, despite both being able to 
     see a "difficult to see" cleft near to the crater Connon. Reese 
     was able to see detail under similar illumination back in 1948 
     and 1947 and saw the floor craterlets in Plato clearly then. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Jun-22 UT 16:51-18:47 Ill=73% Copernicus observed by Firsoff on 1955-7-28

     Copernicus 1955 Jul 28 UT 20:20 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, England, 
     6.5" reflector x200) "Great brilliance of the terraces in E(IAU?) wall 
     system(?) gets specular refl. (he gave 0820UT, but must have meant 
     2020" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog No. #600.


2018-Jun-22 UT 17:26-19:07 Ill=73% Aristarchus observed by Spencer_S on 1976-6-6

     Aristarchus 1976 Jun 06 UT 21:30-21:40 S.Spencer and R. Hunt 
     (60mm refractor, x150 and x60) both observed red on the SW 
     corner of Aristarchus. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-22 UT 17:35-19:07 Ill=73% Atlas observed by Andre on 1966-12-21

     Atlas 1966 Dec 21 UT 17:10 Observed by Andre (Belgium, 3" refractor) 
     "Bright spot on SE part of floor, not seen in photo on 12/18/66" NASA 
     catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1003.


2018-Jun-22 UT 17:43-19:07 Ill=73% Copernicus observed by Darling_D on 1990-8-30

     On 1990 Aug 30 at UT02:11-02:36 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" 
     refractor, x90, seeing conditions: "at,. boiling") noted a coloured 
     area on the west wall of Copernicus that was unusual in appearance - 
     however other craters along the terminator had a similar effect. There 
     was also a "dazzling bright spot on the E. rim and he witnessed 6 
     flashes from the lighted part of Copernicus over a very short time 
     interval. Cameron comments that the colour may well have been dur to 
     chromatic aberation because a refractor was used. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=408 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-22 UT 17:43-19:07 Ill=73% Proclus observed by Darling_D on 1990-8-30

     On 1990 Aug 30 at UT 02:11-02:36 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" 
     reflector, x90, atmosphereic conditions: boiling) found "N rim of Proc. 
     bright interior uniform gray". The Cameron 2006 catalog report is 
     slight unclear as the description for thnis 1990 Aug 30 TLP also 
     includes Copernicus and Censorinus in the list of TLP craters. So one 
     description which might refere to Copernicus, could possibly have been 
     meant for Proclus, namely: "Dazling bright spot on E rim. Rotated 
     eyepiece but no change. N rim of Proc.......". The Cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=408 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-22 UT 17:58-19:07 Ill=73% Copernicus observed by Horner_E on 2012-9-24

     2012 Sep 24 UT 22:00-23:00 Copernicus. E. Horner (Salisbury, 
     UK, 15cm reflector) observed a prominent red arc where the 
     sunlit part of the interior wall met the shadow. Sometimes the 
     arc was 1/4 the way around the interior, and sometimes half of 
     the way around. Telescope moved, but the red arc stayed where 
     it was. Eyepieces change, but the effect remained. Other parts 
     of the Moon checked, but no red seen. There were however 
     splashes of green e.g. Longomontanus on the terminator, 
     elsewhere further inland from the termionator, and little 
     splashes of green on Mare Frigoras - but lasting a brief time. 
     The red colour was as strong as a red LED and the green similar 
     to that of the northern lights. The observer's husband was asked 
     to independetly check Copernicus and remarked that he could see 
     a little bit of green at the top and some red near the bottom, 
     along the line of the internal shadow. Although there were 
     checks for red elsewhere on the Moon and none were seen, the 
     Moon was starting to get low and it is typical of spurious 
     colour in a few respects. Therefore the ALPO/BAA weight=1 for 
     safety.


2018-Jun-22 UT 18:48-19:07 Ill=73% Mons_La_Hire observed by Geisel_M on 1972-11-15

     Mons la Hire 1972 Nov 15 UT 09:45-10:18 M.Geisel (Brisbane, 
     Australia, 12.5" f/8 reflector, x90) discovered the TLP, P. 
     Anderson (9.5" reflector) independently confirmed that the TLP
     had an effect in his Moon Blink device - but the effect 
     (suspected that the blink was caused by the extreme nrightness 
     of the mountain?) was weak and thought it not worth further 
     investigation. Photographs taken by Anderson. Geisel believes 
     the effect to be real and states that the area remained sharp 
     and clear throughout. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-23 UT 12:55-13:56 Ill=81% Proclus observed by Cook_MC on 1982-2-3

     M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK) got an abnormally low brightness reading for
     Proclus, despite nearby Censorinus being normal. Crater Extinction
     Device used. The Cameron 2006 Extension catalog ID was 163 and the 
     weight was 3. The ALPO/BAA weight was 2 too.


2018-Jun-23 UT 13:27-14:49 Ill=81% Plato observed by Porter on 1976-9-4

     Plato 1976 Sep 04 UT 02:35-03:35 Observed by Porter (Sarragansett?, 
     Rhode Island, USA, 6" reflector x100, S=5, T=?) "At 0235h albedo of 
     floor was est. at 3. At 0325h the pt. was albedo =1, 2 whole steps 
     darker than earlier & noticeable to the obs. 10-15 min later it 
     returned to normal. (the few meas. of albedo for this age were 1.5-2 
     which suggests that the meas. of 3 was the anomalous one. Another pt. 
     did darken -- as reported). NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA 
     catalog ID #1448.


2018-Jun-23 UT 14:09-16:49 Ill=81% Proclus observed by Darling_D on 1989-2-16 *

     On 1989 Feb 16 at UT02:46-03:01 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" 
     refractor, x140, seeing=6/10) found that the brightness of the rim of 
     Proclus was 9.0 (normal?). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=354 and the 
     weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-23 UT 14:29-16:29 Ill=81% Ross_D observed by Cross on 1964-4-22 *

     Ross D vicinity 1964 Apr 22 UT 05:43-0637 Observed by Cross et 
     al. (Whittier, CA, USA, 19" reflector, x800-1200 & filters, S=7-
     8, T=1) "Gas cloud over it & its companion; everywhere else was 
     fine detail" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #809. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-23 UT 14:45-15:47 Ill=81% Daniell observed by Saxton on 1979-7-4

     Daniell 1979 Jul 04 UT 20:40-21:19 Observed by Saxton (UK?, 216mm 
     refractor?, seeing III, transparency: Good) "noticed that the east 
     end of Daniell was bright and fuzzy and had somewhat poorly defined
     edge to the bright part. A sketch was made, and possibly shows
     the same as in past reports" BAA Lunar Section Report. Cameron
     2006 extension catalog ID=59 and weight=3. Observer located in
     Leeds, England and used a 9" reflector x250. Seeing=III and
     transparency=good. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
     
     


2018-Jun-23 UT 15:27-17:15 Ill=81% Plato observed by Davies_H on 1988-10-20

     H. Davies (Llamandel, Swansea, UK, using a 3" refractor,
     detected a short duration reddish hue along the inner NE-NW? 
     rim (4-7 O'Clock location. Sketch supplied to Foley (BAA 
     coordinator). No similar effect seen elsewhere. A.C. Cook 
     (Frimley, UK) detected spurious colour on several craters, 
     including Plato that night. Cameron 2006 Catalog Extension ID=
     337 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-23 UT 15:45-16:24 Ill=81% Bullialdus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-9-15

     Colour seen, mostly blueness on south rim and exterior of south
     rim at Bullialdus crater. Blueness seen too on Plato on inner SSW
     rim, but no colour reported on any other craters. Seeing III,
     12" reflector used x200 and x360.


2018-Jun-23 UT 15:45-16:24 Ill=81% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1975-9-15

     Colour seen, mostly blueness on inner SSW rim. Blueness also seen
     on south rim and exterior of south rim at Bullialdus crater. No colour
     reported on any other craters. Seeing III, 12" reflector used x200 and 
     x360.


2018-Jun-23 UT 15:47-17:39 Ill=81% Mare_Crisium observed by Arsyukhin on 1981-6-12

     Arsyukhin and others (Moscow, USSR), with naked eye and binouculars 
     saw three dark spots suddenly appear on Mare Crisium and disappear 
     approximately 30 minutes later. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=145
     and catalog weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-23 UT 15:47-17:39 Ill=81% Plato observed by Arsyukhin on 1981-6-12

     Arsyukhin and others (Moscow, USSR), with naked eye and binouculars 
     saw TLP activity in Plato that Cameron thinks confirms what UK
     observers saw later. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=145
     and catalog weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-23 UT 16:22-18:06 Ill=81% Alphonsus observed by Jenning on 1966-4-1

     Alphonsus 1966 Apr 01 UT(?) 03:00-03:20 Observed by Jenning, 
     Harris (Coral Estates, CA, USA, 12" reflector) "Red patch from 
     c.p. to W. wall (no confirm. from Corralitos obs. moon blink 
     device & obs. at that time)" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA 
     catalog ID #924. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-23 UT 16:57-18:19 Ill=81% Agrippa observed by Capron on 1878-12-4

     Agrippa and vicinity 1878 Dec 04 UT 20:00? Observed by Capron (France?) 
     "Odd, misty look as if vapor were in or about them" NASA catalog 
     weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #209.


2018-Jun-23 UT 17:39-19:04 Ill=82% Plato observed by North_G on 1980-7-22

     On 1980 Jul 22 at UT20:08-21:50 G.North (Sussex, UK, 8" reflector, x144 
     and x207, seeing III-V and transparency fair) suspected an obscuration 
     on the north and north west wall. The effect came and went. May have 
     been due to seeing and image contrast? Cameron 2006 catalog ID=101 and 
     weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-23 UT 19:05-19:50 Ill=82% Copernicus observed by Johnstone_GH on 1954-11-6

     Observed by G.H. Johnstone of Albuquerque, NM, USA on 1954 Nov 05 UT 
     20:00 (according to Cameron), but 02:00-04:00 according to the
     original observation and at colongitudes 34.7 to 35.7 deg. 4" 
     reflector, x150 used. The obsewrver reported that the western part 
     (about 1/3rd of the interior) was pitch black with shadow. However 
     there was a zone about as wide, or perhaps only a fourth of the total 
     width that was distinctly a lighter bluish shade, almost like twilight. 
     The shadows of the peaks on the western edge of the rim were clearly 
     seen crossing this bluish shadowed area. Then this area ended sharply, 
     and the farside was bathed in light from the rising sun. The shadows of
     the peak were sharply defined across the twilight zone, and the edge of 
     the pitch black shadow was easily defined but not as sharp as the
     darker shadows crossing the the blue twilight zone. The observer 
     checked other craters but did not see this condition in any of them - 
     they all had the abrupt division between black and white that we would
     normally expect to see. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=579 and weight=2.
     Reference 1962 edition of ALPO's Journal: The Stolling Astronomer.
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-23 UT 19:41-19:50 Ill=82% Plato observed by Moore_P on 1981-6-12

     P. Moore at 21:10 found the southern wall (and ontothe southern floor)
     of the crater to be indistinct. Elsewhere in the crater everything was
     sharp. The effect was still seen at 21:42UT, but less strong. A check
     was made for colour with aq Moonblink device, but none was seen. There
     was still a trace of this effect at 21:44UT, although detail was now
     becoming visible. By 21:48UT vertical streaks were seen crossing
     the floor from the obscuration area and these were more visible in the 
     red filter and not in the blue. Cameron comments that undefined patches
     on the floor of Plato are not normal. By 21:55UT some craterlets on the
     floor started to become visible and the TLP for Moore ended by UT22:23.
     P.Foley was alerted by Moore and saw a "amssive dense obsecuration
     on the south wall, south floor and south outer glacis to the Mare".
     Foley noted that by 21:50UT the effect was fading and finished by 
     22:03UT. Foley reported an orange translucent haze covering half of the 
     floor, but floor craterlets could be seen on and off - however his 
     atmospheric seeing conditions were IV. At 22:00 UT Foley reported the 
     floor close to the north wall to be "milky or misty". No detail was 
     visible at 21:15UT and variability in the floor continued until 
     23:10UT. Hedly-Robinson was aleted at 21:35UT and found no difference 
     between red and blue views of the area, however he did find that the 
     south rim was indistinct although this effect had lessened by 22:00 UT 
     and was normal by 22:17UT. M. Mobberly saw a white spot on the floor at 
     21:20 UT, whereas he normally would have expected to see craterlets. 
     Mobberly was alerted at 21:40 UT and took some colour photos. He also 
     made sketches that showed variability in the floor and dark lines and 
     patches in the north west corner. However the altitude of the Moon was 
     low. Cameron mentions that two of the photos show loss of detail at the 
     south wall and beyond.and also a change in the floor markings.The north 
     wall at 21:50UT was strangely reddish (didn't think this was spurious 
     colour). The rest of the wall was sharp at 22:20UT through a yellow 
     filter. Large bright patch in the centre and rest of the floor was 
     apparently of the same shading as Mare Imbrium. The above notes are 
     based upon the Cameron 2006 catalog extension TLP ID 145 and weight=4.
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-24 UT 12:56-14:08 Ill=88% Plato observed by Mobberley_M on 1982-6-2 *

     Plato 1982 Jun 02 UT 22:00. Mobberley could not see the 
     central craterlet on the floor of Plato tonight. Foley notes 
     that he could only just see the central craterlet on nights of 
     2-5th Jun and it was of reduced in brightness from normal. 
     North reported that the floor seemed nearly black, but 
     brighter in a green filter (x144 magnification used). All 
     three observers compared the Plato area to other areas for 
     reference. All the above seems normal, apart from the floor
     being brighter in the green filter. Cameron 2006 extension 
     catalog ID 170 and weight=5. BAA/ALPO weight=3.


2018-Jun-24 UT 12:56-14:06 Ill=88% Torricelli_B observed by Cook_MC on 1983-4-23

     A blue tinge was seen inside and outside the crater
     perimeter. The surrounding halo lost brightness that
     was observed on 1993 Jan 29. Observed on Apr 19, 20 and 28th.
     Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=213 and weight=5.
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-24 UT 14:11-16:06 Ill=88% Torricelli_B observed by North_G on 1990-1-7

     On 1990 Jan 07 at UT 20:20-20:58 G.North (Herstmonceux, UK) thought 
     that he detected dullness in Torricelli B crater - Cameron comments 
     that this cannot be shadow). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=386 and the 
     weight=3. ALPO\/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-24 UT 15:19-15:25 Ill=88% Proclus observed by Firsoff on 1954-9-8

     Brilliant blue color seen at first for seconds, later for min 
     2h later, in blue filter. Cameron 1978 catalog weight=4 (high).
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID 572.


2018-Jun-24 UT 15:33-15:56 Ill=88% Tycho observed by Taylor_DB on 1971-11-28

     Tycho 2971 Nov 28 UT 21:58-22:05 observed by D.B. Taylor (Dundee, 
     UK, darker area inside the crater (NE and SE floor) in a Moon 
     Blink device. However the observer does not report through which 
     filter ir was darker. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-24 UT 15:47-17:03 Ill=89% Plato observed by Watkins_E on 1971-9-30

     Plato 1971 Oct 30 UT 19:35-20:55 E.Watkins (Braintree, UK, 4.5" 
     reflector, x45,x150, x225), thought he saw a faint patch at 
     19:35 and it still was visible at 19:40. At 19:50-19:55 he saw 
     what may have been the remainder. At 20:55 he noticed a shadow 
     in the area. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-24 UT 18:13-19:57 Ill=89% Plato observed by Fauth on 1906-3-6

     Plato 1906 Mar 06 UT 22:00? Observed by Fauth (Germany? 6" refractor) 
     "Color (brightness?) greatly enhanced as it was to be on the next 
     nite" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #324.


2018-Jun-24 UT 18:13-20:08 Ill=89% Swift observed by Wilkins_HP on 1927-5-12

     Peice A (Swift=IAU name?) 1927 May 12 UT 22:03 Observed by Wilkins 
     (England, 15" reflector) "Complete obscuration of crater. Saw no trace 
     of it. It was vis. May 11 & faint on May 13. 3x in 1948 Moore saw whole 
     area misty gray & devoid of detail, whereas surroundings were sharp & 
     clear. Birt also found it invis. at times in late 1800's" NASA catalog 
     weight=4. NASA catalog ID #394. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-24 UT 18:33-21:38 Ill=89% Aristarchus observed by Armitage_J on 2006-2-9 *

     Observer noted a bright spot on the interior west wall that seemed
     brighter than what they would have expected. unfortunately the precise
     time of this observation was not recorded so the moon-rise and 
     midnight UT values are used to place a limit on the time of 
     observation. Images by Shaw taken at UT 1754, 18:45 and 23:13
     do not exhibit the effect.


2018-Jun-24 UT 18:35-20:30 Ill=89% Aristarchus observed by Weier_D on 1990-1-8

     On 1990 Jan 08 at UT00:55 D. Weier (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" 
     reflector, x159) observed an "anomalous black bar across Aris. Nearly 
     digonal to terminator." The nearby crater Prinz had curious shadow 
     patterns, perhaps related to the rising sun projecting shadows from the 
     eastern rim and "reflected down"? "At 0224 W wall had a break in it & a 
     diffuse glow where it should not be. Manske thinks it was Earthshine 
     effect. At 0305 Weier saw Manske's bar - with diffused light and 
     flicker like an aurora - like a gas with electric charge. At 0325 saw a 
     strange glow in Aris. but may be due to atm. though thought it to be a 
     LTP. Darling had never seen such effects before (flickering implies a 
     medium in it)." The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=387 and the weight=3. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-24 UT 18:49-19:03 Ill=89% Hyginus observed by Bradford on 1959-9-13

     Near Hyginus 1959 Sep 13 UT Observed by Bradford (S.Shields, 
     England, 15"? reflector), Feist, Lovas (Hungary), Moore, Wilkins 
     (Kent, England, 7" refractor, x500) "Obliterated by a hovering 
     cloud (Feist disagrees). Budapest obs. saw a cloud at 21:02:30, 
     lasting 5 m. Moore & Wilkins saw burst of light & dust cloud at 
     21:02:35 (confirm.) Drawing by Lovas." NASA catalog weight=5 and 
     catalog ID #722. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-24 UT 18:49-19:03 Ill=89% Littrow observed by Bradford on 1959-9-13

     Littrow, 1959 Sep 13 UT Observed by Bradford (S.Shields, 
     England, 15"? reflector), Feist, Lovas (Hungary), Moore, Wilkins (Kent, 
     England, 7" refractor, x500) "Obliterated by a hovering cloud (Feist 
     disagrees). Budapest obs. saw a cloud at 21:02:30, lasting 5 m. Moore & 
     Wilkins saw burst of light & dust cloud at 21:02:35 (confirm.) Drawing 
     by Lovas." NASA catalog weight=1 and catalog ID #722. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Jun-24 UT 19:29-20:33 Ill=89% Aristarchus observed by Price_M on 1981-6-13

     Aristarchus visible just past terminator. West wall was
     brighter than normal. Bright flash seen in/on NW wall -
     apparently in the same place as Pedler's May 17th sketch.
     Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=146 and weight=4.
     Observed by M. Price of Camberley, Surrey, UK with
     a 6" reflector and a Moon Blink device. Seeing=III.


2018-Jun-24 UT 19:29-20:33 Ill=89% Plato observed by Price_M on 1981-6-13

     Plato 1981 Jun 13 UT 20:48-21:08 Observed by Price (Camberley, England, 
     152mm reflector, seeing III) Possible Moon blink (red) seen
     on north wall. Also the craterlets on the floor could be seen
     despite the observing conditions not being optimal. BAA Lunar Section 
     observation. Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=146 and weight=4.
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-24 UT 19:32-20:33 Ill=89% Aristarchus observed by Amery_GW on 1980-7-23

     On 1980 Jul 23 at UT22:00 G.W. Amery (Reading, UK, 8" reflector, x144 
     and x207, seeing=III-V and transparency=fair) found that the interior 
     shadow was a light grey. BAA TLP coordinator (Foley) suggests that this 
     was light reflecting from the illuminated walls? Cameron 2006 catalog 
     TLP ID=102 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-24 UT 19:48-20:33 Ill=89% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1984-1-14

     On 1984 Jan 14 at UT 20:00 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) observed that 
     Aristarchus was brighter than it normally is at sunrise. No 
     quantitative measurements were made though. The Cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=238 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-24 UT 20:23-20:33 Ill=89% Gassendi observed by Unknown_English_Observer on 1977-4-29

     On 1977 Apr 29 at UT21:40-23:20 an unknown UK observer reported a TLP 
     in Gassendi crater. The following are reports by observers attempting 
     to confirm activity: J.W. Napper (Didcot, UK, 30cm reflector, x287, 
     Wratten 25 and 44a, conditions clear 5+) received a telephone alert 
     call at 22:00 but the sky was cloudy until 22:30. An initial look 
     revealed nothing unusual, then at 22:54 he observed a colour blink just 
     inside the north wall, appearing bright in red and normal in blue or 
     white light. No loss of detail seen and the effect lasted only 2 
     minutes. A sketch was made. However the observer stresses that the very 
     bad seeing casts some doubt on this observation. L. Fitton observed 
     using a 8.5" reflector, with Moon blink device at x200, seeing was I-
     II. All areas negative, including Gassindi from 21:40-21:55 and again 
     22;00-22:25 and finally 22:50-23:30 negative. Mike Brown (Huntington, 
     York, UK, 30cm reflector, x220 and x350, seeing 3-4/5, and transparency 
     5/5) - observed from 22:00-23:25UT no colour seen, nor obsecuration, 
     all filters negative, despite seeing a lot of fine setail inside this 
     crater.


2018-Jun-24 UT 20:28-20:33 Ill=89% Plato observed by Birt_WR on 1870-5-11

     Plato 1870 May 11 UTC 22:00 Observed by Birt (England) "Extraordinary 
     display of lights. Says not effect of sunlight" NASA catalog weight=4 
     (high). NASA catalog ID #167.


2018-Jun-25 UT 12:56-13:48 Ill=94% Herodotus observed by Hill_H on 1966-11-24

     Herodotus 1966 Nov 24 UT 21:50 H.Hill (UK, 7.25" reflector, 
     x240), seeing 4-6/10, transparancy 4/5) sketched a central white 
     diffuse patch inside the floor of the crater, with a size of 
     about 1/7th the diameter of the crater. The eastern edge of the 
     white patch was encroached by the shadow of the eastern rim. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-25 UT 12:56-14:20 Ill=94% Proclus observed by Farrant_M on 1972-12-17

     Proclus 1972 Dec 17 UTC 18:30 Observed by Farrant (Cambridge, England, 
     8.5" reflector) "Crater appeared very bright (Apollo 17 Watch)." NASA 
     catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1359.


2018-Jun-25 UT 12:56-13:25 Ill=94% Aristarchus observed by Baumeister on 1973-8-10

     Aristarchus 1973 Aug 10 UTC 20:14 observed by Baumeister (48.63N, 
     9.25E, 110mm reflector, T=2, S=2) "Orange to red colours at the crater 
     floor dissappeared until 21:04" - Hilbrecht and Kuveler, Earth, Moon & 
     Planets, 30 (1984), p53-61. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-25 UT 12:56-14:01 Ill=94% Plato observed by Robinson_JH on 1973-8-10

     Plato 1973 Aug 10 UT 22:45 observed by Robinson (Devon, UK). 
     Observer noticed that the lighter areas on the floor were more 
     distinct in red than in the blue filter. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-25 UT 12:56-15:18 Ill=94% Proclus observed by Bartlett on 1976-9-6 *

     Proclus 1976 Sep 06 UT 02:00 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 
     4.5" reflector 45-300x, S=3, T=5) "Nothing vis. on floor of 2deg 
     brightness. Usually floor ray & Proc. A are vis. at this col. & c.p. is 
     5 deg bright. (must have been 2 deg tonite)." NASA catalog weight=4. 
     NASA catalog ID #1450.


2018-Jun-25 UT 12:56-14:03 Ill=94% Torricelli_B observed by Cook_MC on 1983-4-24

     All observers saw a blue tinge seen inside and outside the 
     crater. Marshall observed a bright spot in the middle of 
     the crater floor and thought perhaps that it was a central
     peak. No central peak can be found on Lunar Orbiter images.
     Cameron 2006 Catalog extension ID=214 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA
     weight=4.


2018-Jun-25 UT 12:56-14:52 Ill=94% Encke_B observed by Blanco_J on 1990-9-1

     Blanco, J. Vidal, of Gijon, Spain (3" refractor x72)
     noticed an unfamiliar very bright center near to Encke. 
     Cameron suspects that this was Encke B crater
     on the basis that it is a prominent small crater
     near to Encke. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=410
     and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-25 UT 13:07-14:06 Ill=94% Aristarchus observed by Budine on 1964-2-25

     Cobra Head, Aristarchus 1964 Feb 25 UT 02:37-02:38, 02:39-02:42 
     Observed by Budine (Binghamton, New York, USA, 4" refractor, x250, S=6, 
     T=4) "Red flashes" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #
     802.


2018-Jun-25 UT 13:13-13:50 Ill=94% Gassendi observed by Haas_W on 1939-8-27

     Gassendi 1939 Aug 27 UT 02:00 Observed by Haas? (NM? USA, 12" 
     reflector?) "NE part of c.p. was I=6.4, compared with I=9.4 on 9/28/39 
     (see #462) under similar cond.@ NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA 
     catalog ID# 458.


2018-Jun-25 UT 15:25-16:18 Ill=94% Daniell observed by Crick on 1979-7-6

     Crick of Belgium noticed obscuration on a bright spot on
     the south east wall. This spot was quite prominent through a red 
     Wratten 25 filter. The floor was very dark. Other craters
     were checked and were normal. A sketch was supplied and the position 
     was the same as in other earlier reports. Cameron 2006 catalog 
     extension ID=60 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3. 6" reflector 
     used. Seeing=II and transparency=good.


2018-Jun-25 UT 15:28-17:14 Ill=94% Herodotus observed by Bartlett on 1949-11-3

     In 1949 Nov 03 UT 01:06 J.Bartlett (3.5" refractor, x100) noted that 
     the floor of Herodotus was very dark, the east wall was very bright, 
     and the floor contained a central bright peak. The BAA/ALPO weight=3.


2018-Jun-25 UT 15:35-16:51 Ill=94% Plato observed by Cook_MC on 1987-2-10

     M. Cook of Frimley, "NE ray distinct & also floor E of
     it, not distinct as on Dec 13 & Jan 11, while March 10,
     11 & 12 seen by Price, North, Peters, Foley & M Cook, where
     rim was clear and sharp." - quote from the 2006 Cameron Catalog
     extyension - TLP ID=297 and weight=5. Cameron gives the
     observers confirming this TLP as: M. Cook, G. North and Davies..
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-25 UT 16:01-17:39 Ill=94% Aristillus observed by Berger on 1972-12-17

     Aristillus 1972 Dec 17 UTC 21:50-22:20 observed by Berger (51.5N, 9E, 
     60mm refractor, T=2, S=3) "Diffuse bright cloud in the NE corner of the 
     crater" - Hilbrecht and Kuveler, Earth, Moon & Planets, 30 (1984), p53-
     61.


2018-Jun-25 UT 16:15-17:30 Ill=94% Kepler observed by Lugo on 1954-11-7

     Kepler 1954 Nov 07 UTC 23:20 Observed by Lugo (Caracus, Venezula) 
     "Luminous pts. (MBMW say "bright pt.; just outside E.wall).
     NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #580.


2018-Jun-25 UT 17:06-17:54 Ill=94% Aristarchus observed by Lapshin on 1919-6-10

     Aristarchus 1919 Jun 10 UT 19:00-19:30 Observed by Lapshin 
     (Russia) a "Greenish-yellow light shone from inside the crater 
     for 1/2 hr. after which it returned to normal. Violet tint on W. 
     bank & surrounding area & the dark color of the saddle & dark 
     spot were distinct. Term. slightly E. of Herodotus. (Ast. E)=IAU 
     W." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #372. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-Jun-25 UT 18:05-19:54 Ill=94% Plato observed by Fauth on 1906-3-7

     Plato 1906 Mar 07 UT 22:00? Observed by Fauth (Germany? 6" refractor) 
     "Color (brightness?) greatly enhanced as on the previous nite" NASA 
     catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #324.


2018-Jun-25 UT 18:12-21:07 Ill=94% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1981-4-16 *

     Foley, Kent, UK noted that the floor was slate blue-grey
     with no colour seen elsewhere. 12" reflector used, seeing=II.
     Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID 131 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA
     weight=1.


2018-Jun-25 UT 19:42-21:05 Ill=94% Tycho observed by Moore_P on 1980-7-24

     On 1980 Jul 24 at UT22:10-22:55 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, 
     x360 and x400) found an area just south east of the central peak (and 
     upto the wall) to be quite dark in blue light, but normal brightness in 
     red light or in white light. All other features were normal colour-
     wise. At 22:55UT Tycho was normal again. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=103 
     and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-25 UT 19:42-21:17 Ill=94% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1984-1-15

     Foley (Kent, UK) saw the west wall dull and stongly coloured. Moore 
     (Sussex, UK) saw the wall as normal. However Cameron points out that 
     Foley (Kent, UK) is a lot more Blue/UV sensitive than Moore. Mosely 
     (Covington, UK) at 22:10 UT noticed a brightening on the East wall and 
     at 01:10-01:25 UT suspected that the interior had a weak yellow-green 
     cast to it. Cook (Frimley, UK) states that orange colour was within the
     interior crater, but green beyond the east rim at the 9 O'Clock and
     the south east corner to floor blue/mauvre beyond the northern rim 
     NW/WSW. Foley sstates that orange and blue/mauvre might be spurious 
     colour, but green one cannot get this way. Cameon suggests chromatic 
     aberatons as a possibility but thinks that the observers concerned were 
     experienced enough to recognize this if it were the cause. Cameron 2006 
     catalog extension ID=239 and weight=0. Moore used a 15?" refletor and 
     Foley used a 12" refletor. Mosely experienced II seeing and good 
     transparency. Cook had III seeing and also good transparency. P. 
     Grego made an observation this night too. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-25 UT 20:33-20:50 Ill=95% Plato observed by Birt_WR on 1870-5-12

     Plato 1870 May 12 UTC 22:00 Observed by Birt (England) 
     "Extraordinary display of lights. Says not effect of sunlight" 
     However an article by Nigel Logshaw in the Feb 2014 LSC suggests 
     that it was probably just normal fine scale spots and streaks on 
     the floor of the crater. NASA catalog weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=
     1. NASA catalog ID #167.


2018-Jun-25 UT 20:39-21:17 Ill=95% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1981-6-14

     Plato 1981 Jun 14 UT 21:58 Observed by Foley (Kent, England, 
     11.75" Newtonian, Seeing III, Transparency Good) "Obscuration 
     Seen" BAA Lunar Section Observation. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-26 UT 13:05-13:38 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Cross on 1967-11-15

     Aristarchus-Cobra Head, 1967 Nov 15 UT 05:40-06:00 Observed by Cross, 
     Tombaugh (Las Cruces, NM, 12" reflector x800) and Harris (Tucson, AZ), 
     and Dunlap (Organ Pass, NM, 24" reflector with Moonblink). "Obs. 
     reddish color N. & E. of Aris. & more intense color nr. E.(IAU?) rim of 
     Cobra Head. Red color nr.C.H. confirmed by Tombaugh. Obtained 10 photos 
     between 0543-0549h in 3 spectral bands (blue, yellow, red, & integ. 
     light). No change dur. obs. per. but spot got smaller at moments of 
     good seeing. Isodensitometry of photos. At Corralitos 0152-0155 on 24-
     in image intensifier & filter sys. photoos at 0320-0330h. Harris at 
     Tucson got spectra. Neither of latter 2 show anything unusual. Its 
     edges were nebulous even at best seeing. Size @ that of Cobra's Head." 
     NASA catalog weight=5 (very good). NASA catalog ID #1053.


2018-Jun-26 UT 13:05-13:58 Ill=98% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1978-8-16

     Peter Foley (Kent, UK, 8" reflector, seeing=II) noticed that
     the floor beneath the north wall, and the area over the north
     wall were indistinct (almost out of focus). Despite looking
     elsewhere in the crater and surrounds, no other blurring
     (obscuration of detail) could be seen, indeed everywhere else
     was sharp and detailed. Foley tried several eyepieces but this
     made no difference. He used a crater extinction device but
     found no variations in brightness. There was a slight
     darkening when he used a red filter in the Moon Blink device.
     The obscuration effect weakened between UT20:56 and 21:10,
     was difficult to see at 21:13 and had finished by 00:15.
     Patrick Moore (12" reflector, Dublin, Ireland) saw nothing 
     unusual when he started observing at UT 22:00. Cameron says 
     "Photos marked at location of phenomenon". Cameron 2006 
     extension catalog ID=37 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-26 UT 13:23-15:15 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1979-8-6

     Aristarchus normal in red and blue filters however the
     Cobra Head part of Schroter's Valley was brighter in blue.
     Indeed it was very dull in red - Louderback says that this
     was not surprising as the whole areas around Aristarchus is
     brighter in blue. Louderback is an experienced observer
     of the Aristarchus area of more than 10 years. Cameron 2006
     extended catalogID=63 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-26 UT 13:44-14:29 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1985-12-25

     Louderback observed that the south west wall was a creamy deep yellow.
     There was also strong fluorescent blue on the west wall of the Cobra
     Head - Schroter's Valley area and this was similar to the violet glare
     seen on Aristarchus at times. Violet was seen between Aristarchus and
     the Cobra Head. Seeing coditions were poor. Brightening of a point
     near C occurred roughly every 10-15 seconds and lasted 0.5 sec -
     (Cameron concludes that this was not due to the Earth's atmosphere).
     A 0.2 step drop in brightness was seen on point A (twin spots).
     Point C had reduced by 0.6 steps. Elsewhere was stable in brightness.
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=281 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-26 UT 14:36-17:17 Ill=98% Manilius observed by Haas_W on 1939-6-30 *

     Manilius 1939 Jun 30 UT 06:05 Observed by Haas (NM?, USA, 12"? 
     reflector) "Dark area in S. part was I=2.0 but was I=3.7 on 7/30/39. 
     Obs. conditions were very similar." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA 
     catalog ID #449.


2018-Jun-26 UT 15:23-17:20 Ill=98% Plato observed by Schmidt_J on 1873-4-10

     Plato 1873 Apr 10 UTC 21:00? Observed by Schmidt (Athens, Greece, 6" 
     refractor) "Under high sun, 2 faint clouds in E. part of crater."


2018-Jun-26 UT 19:23-22:11 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Mobberley_M on 1981-4-17 *

     Mobberley of Suffolk, UK, and using a 14" reflector and
     seeing=I-II saw yellowish/brown streaks within Aristarchus. A
     sketch indicates that these extended from a region on the east
     floor to the north west corner, and then finally onto the
     bands on the west wall. Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=132
     and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-26 UT 19:36-20:18 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Cook_AC on 1989-10-13

     Aristarchus 1989 Oct 13 UTC 21:00 Observed by Cook (Frimley, Surrey, 
     UK, 20cm reflector (visual and video)) "Aristarchus had what appeared 
     to be a outline of a ghost crater on it's eastern side - quite large 
     and bright". Cameron 2006 extended catalog TLP ID No=378 and weight=5.
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-26 UT 19:49-21:26 Ill=98% Gassendi observed by Moore_P on 1976-10-6

     Gassendi 1976 Oct 04 UT 21:30 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, x400, 
     seeing poor) observed redness in the c.p. area. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Jun-26 UT 20:11-22:02 Ill=98% Plato observed by Amery_GW on 1981-6-15

     Plato 1981 Jun 15 UTC 21:30 Observed by Amery (Reading, England, 25cm 
     reflector, seeing Antoniadi IV-V) At the 4 O'Clock position on the 
     North West corner?, there was a dark smudge which reached from the 
     floor across and over the wall and onto the terrain outside the crater. 
     Foley, alerted by Amery, saw a dark show-like patch in the crater's 
     north west corner, again lying across the rim. 2006 Cameron catalog 
     extension ID=148 and weight=4. Foley used a 12" reflector and seeing 
     was III-V. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-26 UT 21:09-22:02 Ill=98% Unknown observed by Scarfe on 1964-1-27

     On 1964 Jan 27 at 21:00? Scarfe (UK) obtained spactra showing 
     luminescence? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=797 and weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-26 UT 21:12-22:02 Ill=98% Schiaparelli observed by Brierley_P on 2009-1-9

     On 2009 Jan 09 at UT 20:00 P. Brierley (UK) took a CCD image of the 
     Aristarchus area - P.Grego upon examining this comments that he thinks 
     that Schiaparelli crater looked "muted in brightness -- it is normally 
     quite bright to look at". Though Grego comments that it might have 
     something to do with the image processing aplied to the image. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-26 UT 21:52-22:02 Ill=98% Manilius observed by Jean on 1968-11-4

     Manilius 1968 Nov 04 UT 00:15-00:30 Observed by Jean et al. (Montreal, 
     Canada, 4" refractor, 6" reflector) "Extremeley bright flash on Men. & 
     Man. each." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1101.


2018-Jun-26 UT 21:52-22:02 Ill=98% Menelaus observed by Jean on 1968-11-4

     Menelaus 1968 Nov 04 UT 00:15-00:30 Observed by Jean et al. (Montreal, 
     Canada, 4" refractor, 6" reflector) "Extremeley bright flash on Men. & 
     Man. each." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1101.


2018-Jun-27 UT 13:55-14:28 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Weresuik on 1965-5-15

     Aristarchus 1965 May 15 UTC 01:40-02:15 Observed by Weresuik, McClench, 
     Johnson (Pt. Tobacco, MD, USA, 16" reflector x240, S=F, T=G) and Delano 
     (Massachusetts, USA, 12" reflector). "Crater had color(red?) detected 
     by Trident MB & photos were obtained. There were pulsations. Delano saw 
     E. wall of crater unusually bright (confirm. if at same time)." NASA 
     catalog weight=5 (very good). NASA catalog ID #876.


2018-Jun-27 UT 13:55-15:21 Ill=100% Bailly observed by Lord_CJR on 1974-10-29

     Bailly 1974 Oct 29 22:00-23:00 Observed by Lord (St Annes-on-
     Sea, UK), 25cm reflector, x125 & x400,seeing III, transparency 
     5/5. South west floor was darker in a blue filter than in 
     other filters. Observer thought this was due to a natural 
     green colour  here. Had seen this on 3 other occasions under 
     early morning illumination. ALPO/BAA weight=1,


2018-Jun-27 UT 15:16-16:31 Ill=100% Eratosthenes observed by Bartlett on 1976-9-8

     Eratosthenes 1976 Sep 08 UTC 04:29 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 4.5" reflector 45-225x, S=5-4, T=5) "Psuedo-shadow X3 was present 
     but X disappeared from wall(same intensity?) which was rated 4 deg. 
     Disappearance of X so unexpected that he examined inner S wall very 
     carefully & was certain it was free from psuedo-shad. Had vanished 
     within 24h. Other pseudo-shadows showed no change. X reappeared next 
     nite. (X must have been 4deg; &this is much higher than any other 
     meas.). Variability of wall shadows may habe been what Pickering saw, 
     suggests Bartlett." Cameron 1978 TLP catalog weight=4 and catalog ID
     1452. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-27 UT 15:43-17:14 Ill=100% Madler observed by Haas_W on 1940-9-16

     Madler 1940 Sep 16 UT 02:10 Observed by Haas (New Mexico? USA, 
     12"  reflector?) "Bright spot on S. rim was I=5.8 comp. with 8.9 
     on Aug 17 (see #470)." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #
     473. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-27 UT 20:59-22:49 Ill=100% Unknown observed by Scarfe on 1964-1-28

     On 1964 Jan 28 at 21:00? Scarfe (UK) obtained spactra showing 
     luminescence? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=798 and weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-27 UT 21:39-22:08 Ill=100% Ross observed by Azeau on 1969-9-25

     On 1969 Sep 25 at 19:00?UT Azeau (Paris, France, 12" reflector, x100, 
     Seeing = good, altitude=20 deg) observed during an eclipse brilliant 
     points for 30 minutes in Ross. Cameron says that the date given 
     originally (16th Sep) was wrong because the age was 5 days and not full 
     Moon. There was however a peumbral eclipse on Sep 25th at 20:10 (max). 
     The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1201 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-27 UT 22:10-22:49 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Olivarez_J on 1968-3-14

     Aristarchus 1968 Mar 14 UT 01:32-02:06 Observed by Olivarez, Maley, 
     Etheridge (Edinburgh, TX, USA, 17" reflector, x125 + Moon Blink) and 
     Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector, Moon Blink)
     "S=5 (F-G) for the TX observations. "Trident Moon Blink on S. wall 
     creet & c.p. & white spots in crater. No color seen vis. Blink not seen 
     earlier or later. Other craters blinked some but not as strongly.
     Only Aris. areas blinked when Moon blink was moved around. Observers 
     consider blinks real. Alt. of moon was 50 deg. Drawings. Corralitos
     say they did not confirm, but they rep't Copernicus, not Aris." NASA 
     catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #1062.


2018-Jun-27 UT 22:13-22:49 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Gibbs_B on 2009-9-3

     On 2009 Sep 03 at UT23:15-23:17 B.Gibbs took some hand held digital
     SLR images of the Moon (Sky conditions clear). Four images were taken 
     at: 23:14:53, 23:15:59, 23:16:05 and 23:17:23 (uncertainty +/-15 sec 
     offset from actual UT). These showed some apparent variation in the 
     brightness of Aristarchus. However there are ways toexplain this 
     through image motion blur when the images were taken. However we 
     cannot be absoultely sure. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-27 UT 23:30-23:57 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1964-5-26 *

     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.


2018-Jun-28 UT 14:45-15:55 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Coates_J on 1978-8-18

     On 1978 Aug 18 at UT 22:00 Coates (England?, UK, 3" refractor, 
     seeing=II) found that the inner bands of Aristarchus were hard to see, 
     this was odd because the seeing conditions were good and he usually 
     sees them? However he did not believe that there was any obscuration 
     going on. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=37 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Jun-28 UT 15:05-16:33 Ill=100% Moon observed by deMoraes on 1893-4-1

     On 1893 Apr 01 at UT 22:00 deMoraes of the Azores, Portugal, saw a 
     shaft of light projecting from the Moon. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=280 
     and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-28 UT 17:45-19:10 Ill=100% Manilius observed by Firsoff on 1955-8-3

     Manillus 1955 Aug 03 UTC 21:00 Observed by Firsoff (Sommerset, England, 
     6.5" reflector, x200) "Maniluus very bright in all colors, especially 
     blue, extraordinarily so" NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID 
     #602.


2018-Jun-28 UT 17:45-19:10 Ill=100% Timocharis observed by Firsoff on 1955-8-3

     Timocharis 1955 Aug 03 UTC 21:00 Observed by Firsoff (Sommerset, 
     England, 6.5" reflector, x200) "Crater was bright in blue, seemed large 
     & diffused." NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #602.


2018-Jun-28 UT 18:43-20:39 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Porter on 1978-8-19

     On 1978 Aug 19 at UT02:45-04:00 Porter (Naragansetts, RI, USA, using a 
     6" reflector, Seing = 6/10) noticed blue on the north east corner of 
     Aristarchus and an orange glow on the south east wall. They detected no 
     movement or change in brightness. The observer used both eyes, to make 
     sure it was not an eye defect, and three filters: red Wratten 25, blue 
     Wratten 82 and Violet Wratten 47. Porter found that the colours faded 
     for a duration of 5 minutes and then returned. Their right eye gave a 
     good view and using their left eye they suspected that it was 0.5 steps 
     brighter than the remainder of the crater. The suspected colour 
     remained visible, even under moments of good seeing conditions. The 
     colour eventually faded over time and was eventually gone. Porter 
     reportd seein gcolour here on the following night. Apparently other 
     bright spots showed no colour. Fitton suggests that the filters used 
     confirm that the south east wass was definitely red in colour. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=37 and the weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-28 UT 19:53-21:32 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Coates_J on 1973-11-10

     Aristarchus 1973 Nov 10 UTC 20:00? Observed by Coates (England, 8" 
     reflector x200, Moon at gigh altitude above horizon). "Attracted to 
     crater because of an orange hue extending towards Herod. Has seen this 
     at other times. Thinks not a LTP, but actual color on ground."NASA 
     catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1381.


2018-Jun-28 UT 21:07-22:16 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1954-11-11

     Observed by Bartlett (Batimore, MD, USA, S=4, T=5) "E.wall? blue 
     glare. He was uncertain @it. Couln't focus it. Herodotus 
     unaffected." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID 581. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-28 UT 21:25-23:11 Ill=100% Picard observed by Ingall on 1865-9-5

     Conspicuous bright spot seen on 6th. Also seen on 7th, absent on 8th.
     Cloud-like effect where light had been (on 8th). Cameron 1978 catalog
     TLP ID No.=139 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-29 UT 15:32-15:48 Ill=98% Mare_Crisium observed by Wildey on 1962-7-18

     Mare Crisium 1962 Jul 18 UTC 09:54 Observed by Wildey & Pohn (Mt 
     Wilson, CA, USA, 60" reflector + Photometer) "Photometric meas. showed 
     change in brightness of the area of over a mag. during the nite. 
     Recorded at Vmag=3.56 first, & a few min(?) later at 4.62. It was .95 
     mag. brighter (@2.5x) than av. for that age & then returned to 
     normal." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #762.


2018-Jun-29 UT 16:22-18:16 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1992-7-16

     On 1992 Jul 16 at UT 03:32-09:31 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 
     3" refractor, x134) detected yellow on the southern rim of Aristarchus, 
     and the colour looked "darker" through a yellow filter and the region 
     was "duller" than normal. The region was 1 intesnsity step brighter on 
     the 2nd measurement, "on all points in it". The comet tail-like ray had 
     3 sections and was "mottled" in appearance. Finally the Cobra Head 
     region had possible variations in brightness. The cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=451 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.  


2018-Jun-29 UT 16:43-18:13 Ill=98% Gassendi observed by Haas_W on 1940-9-18

     Gassendi 1940 Sep 18 UTC 03:15 Observed by Haas (New Mexico? 12" 
     ? reflector) "Largest bright spot in SE part of floor had I=6.1, 
     but I=6.7 & 8.6 on other nites. (same ph. see #469, 472 & 475)" 
     NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #474. ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2018-Jun-29 UT 16:51-18:19 Ill=98% Picard observed by Ingall on 1864-10-16

     East of Picard 1864 Oct 16/17 UT 23:00-01:00? Observed by 
     Ingall (Camberwell ?, UK) "Remarkable bright spot" NASA 
     catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #135. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-29 UT 18:52-19:59 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1954-11-12

     Aristarchus 1954 Nov 12 UTC 02:20-03:05 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, S=5-6, T=3-4) "Blue-violet glare on EWBS & 
     whole length of E. wall. Suspected viol. tint on VA; uncertain @ 
     m" NASA catalog weight=4. This had faded later by 05:07. NASA 
     catalog ID #582. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-29 UT 20:20-23:08 Ill=98% Picard observed by Ingall on 1865-9-6 *

     Conspicuous bright spot seen on 6th. Also seen on 7th, absent on 8th.
     Cloud-like effect where light had been (on 8th). Cameron 1978 catalog
     TLP ID No.=139 and weight=3.


2018-Jun-29 UT 20:26-22:05 Ill=98% Proclus observed by Savill_AM on 1973-11-11

     Proclus 1973 Nov 11 UT 20:40-23:05 Observed by Savill 
     (Cambridge, England, 12" refractor, x100?), Young (Yorks, 
     England), Pedler (Bristol, England, 6" reflector?), Livesey 
     (Scotland). "At 100x showed a bright spot in S.part of crater. 
     At 300x was vis. but power too high. In 8-in refr. at 170x, at 
     2055h 2 spots present. Confirmed by Young. Seeing was 
     improving. At 2104h in 12-in refr. at 260x the lower spot 
     seemed distinctly enlarged & vaporous. Decided it was due to 
     poor seeing. Later the 2 spots were better defined & separated 
     but lower moved away fr. larger one & they seemed more 
     separated than earlier. Obs. ended at 2305h when they decided 
     it was not an LTP. but was 2 craters instead of humps. There 
     were neg. repts. from others at the same time. (there are no 
     craters in Proclus)." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #
     1382. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-29 UT 21:01-22:17 Ill=98% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Gruithuisen_F on 1824-11-8

     Schroter's Valley: Cobra Head 1824 Nov 08 UTC 00:00? Observed by 
     Gruithuisen (Munich, Germany) "Mingling of all colors in small spots. 
     Described a violet glimmer near Cobra Head & plateau that spreads; 
     starts just after sunrise. Cameron 1978 catalog weight=4 and catalog 
     ID=103. The ALPO/BAA catalog weight=3.


2018-Jun-29 UT 23:04-00:08 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Cook_MC on 1990-12-3

     On 1990 Dec 03 at UT23:00-01:30 M.C. Cook (Frimley, Surrey, UK) noticed 
     that the central peak of Aristarchus was quite bright and extended to a 
     circular region in the east in the crater "sprout" area - Cameron 
     suggests that this is Bartletts self defined EWBS area?. Beyond the rim 
     to the east was very bright. However no colour effect was seen in 
     filters. A sketch was supplied. Cameron notes the coincidence of 
     perigee and full Moon. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID is 416 and the 
     weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-30 UT 00:16-00:27 Ill=97% Plato observed by Grainger on 1961-6-29

     East of Plato 1961 Jun 29/20 23:00?-01:00 Observed by Granger 
     and Ring (both in Italy) "Enhancement of spectrum in UV & Ca I 
     recorded on photoelectric spectrometer scans" NASA catalog 
     weight=5. NASA catalog ID #742. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-30 UT 16:18-17:12 Ill=94% Aristarchus observed by Pedler_J on 1990-1-13

     On 1990 Jan 13 at UT 22:15-23:05 J. Pedler (Bristol, UK, seeing=III and 
     transparency=excellent, no spurious colour) detected a blue region on 
     the north of Aristarchus, varying in sharpness/diffuseness. The crater 
     rim in this region could not be descerned. Eleswhere the crater rim was 
     normal as too were other features. When a Moon blink device was used, 
     no colour blink was detected, however through the blue filter the 
     suspected area was bright and the crater rim indistinct. Whereas 
     through the red filter the area looked perfectly normal. At 22:30UT the 
     effect had vanished and everywhere was normal. The Cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=388 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-30 UT 17:54-19:26 Ill=94% Mare_Crisium observed by Eysenhard on 1774-7-25

     Four bright spots seen in Mare Crisium. There was also peculiar 
     behaviour of the terminator. Source: Midlehurst 1968 catalog TLP ID=16. 
     Ref Web 1962 p62-76. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-30 UT 18:15-20:10 Ill=94% Aristarchus observed by Cook_MC on 1990-1-14

     On 1990 Jan 14 at UT 01:14-01:55 M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing=poor) 
     observed that Aristarchus did not appear normal for this illumination. 
     the northern half of Aristarchus was "2x>" than the southern half of 
     the crater. There were two white patches of apron material near to the 
     crater Herodotus that were 50% of the brightness of the southern half 
     of Aristarchus. Furthermore the southern half of Aristarchus had a 
     circle - "dull patch on inner S wall with a bright point shining 
     through it. (Bartlett's EWBS?)". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=389 and 
     the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jun-30 UT 18:44-20:16 Ill=94% Peirce observed by Darling_D on 1980-3-4

     On 1980 Mar 04 at UT10:30-10:34 D. Darling (Sun Prairie, WI, USA, 
     12.5" reflector, x344) detected a pin-point light in the shadowed area 
     of Mare Crisium that varied in brightness then faded. Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=84 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jun-30 UT 18:51-20:20 Ill=94% Gassendi observed by Haas_W on 1940-9-19

     Gassendi 1940 Sep 19 UTC 06:00 Observed by Haas (New Mexico, 
     12?" reflector) "Largest bright spot in SE part of floor, had I=
     6.7, but 6 for last nite & 5.6 on others (see #'s 469, 472, & 
     474)." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #475. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Jun-30 UT 21:20-23:06 Ill=94% Picard observed by Ingall on 1865-9-7

     Conspicuous bright spot seen on 6th. Also seen on 7th, absent on 8th.
     Cloud-like effect where light had been (on 8th). Cameron 1978 catalog
     TLP ID No.=139 and weight=3.


2018-Jun-30 UT 21:28-23:13 Ill=94% Daniell observed by Krieger on 1894-2-23

     Daniell 1894 Feb 23 UT 00:00? Observed by Krieger (Germany) 
     "Strong, brownish-red coppery hue." NASA catalog weight=4 and 
     catalog ID #281. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jun-30 UT 21:28-23:13 Ill=94% Posidonius observed by Krieger on 1894-2-23

     1894 Feb 23 UT 00:00(?) Posidonius N. Wall observed by 
     Krieger (Germany) "Strong, brownish-red coppery hue." NASA 
     catalog weight=4 and catalog ID #281. ALPO/BAA weight=3.