TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: New_Zealand - Darfield



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-Nov-01 UT 16:55-17:18 Ill=39% Aristarchus observed by Brook_C on 2007-6-9

     Aristarchus appeared dimmer than normal.
     This report has an ALPO/BAA weight of 1.


2018-Nov-10 UT 07:24-07:48 Ill=7% Unknown observed by Schroter on 1788-3-9

     Bright point on the dark part.
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=37 and weight=3.
     ALPO/BAA catalog weight=1.


2018-Nov-11 UT 07:25-08:43 Ill=13% Aristarchus observed by Todd_LR on 1990-3-29

     On 1990 Mar 29 at UT 19:00 L. Todd (England?) observed that Aristarchus 
     in Earthshine was very clearly seen and appeared to blink occasionally. 
     Foley (Kent, UK) also notcied variations in Aristarchus. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID = 396 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-11 UT 07:25-08:24 Ill=13% Aristarchus observed by Johnson_G on 1992-4-6

     On 1992 Apr 06 at UT00:45-02:03 G. Johnson (Swanton, MD, USA, 3.5" 
     refractor, x36) observed Aristarchus in Earthsine, but at a higher 
     magnification is appeared as a diffuse star. However the crater was not 
     seen later. D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" refractor), D. Weier 
     and F. Graham (Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 7" reflector, photographs), 
     observing at 01:24UT could not see the crater. The cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=443 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-11 UT 07:25-07:38 Ill=13% Picard observed by Gray_R on 2002-9-10 *

     Picard 2002 Sep 10 UT 02:30-03:21 Observed by Gray (Winnemucca, NV, 
     USA, 152mm refractor x248,S=2-3, T=5) "observed in White light and 
     through Wratten Red 25  and Blue #38A filters. The crater through the 
     Red 25 filter looked very similar to the view in White light. Using the 
     Blue 38A filter Picard almost dissapeared - it looked like a dim, 
     faintly observable black spot with the sunlit, east facing west crater
     wall barely visible. Observer had not observed Picard very often, so 
     was not too familiar with it but it seemed odd that it almost vanished 
     through the blue filter." ALPO observational report. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-Nov-11 UT 08:01-08:43 Ill=13% Harpalus observed by Nunes on 1969-5-19

     Harpalus 1969 May 19 UT 21:20-22:00 Observed by Marcomede 
     Rangel Nunes and Julio Dias Nogueira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 
     18" refractor). "Brightening in crater (inexperienced 
     observers). (Apollo 10 watch)." NASA catalog weight=0. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1126.


2018-Nov-11 UT 08:38-08:43 Ill=13% Mare_Crisium observed by Hedervari on 1969-7-17

     SE edge of Mare Crisium 1969 Jul 17 UT 20:00 Observed by 
     Hedervari,  Hegyessy, Geller (Budapest, Hungary, refractor 
     x200 & x300) "Saw a "mediocre" yellow light. Area photographed 
     on 7/19/1969 but no LTP noted (Apollo 11 watch)" NASA catalog 
     weight=4. NASA catalog ID No. 1153. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Nov-11 UT 08:03-08:45 Ill=13% Earthshine: Northern Taurids, ZHR=5 vel=29km/s

2018-Nov-12 UT 07:27-09:16 Ill=20% Plato observed by Hodgson on 1847-12-11

     On 1847 Dec 11 at 18:00UT Hdgson (Eversley, UK, x80 refractor and 40x 
     reflector) observed in Plato (Though it might have been Cape Agassiz or 
     Teneriffe Mts) a bright spot of about a 1/4 the angular diameter of 
     Saturn that varied intermittently and was at all times visible on the 
     night side of the Moon. The following day he glimpsed the same spot 
     rhough clouds. From his drawing the spot was ~5' below the true N. 
     point & near the following limb (IAU E. limb) Cameron comments that 
     Plato fits the angular distance better than the other two candidates 
     unless there was a large northern libration. The Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=125 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.   


2018-Nov-12 UT 07:27-08:58 Ill=20% Mont_Blanc observed by Grover on 1865-1-1

     In 1865 Jan 01 at UT 18:00-18:30? Grover (England? or USA?, seeing = 
     good and transparency = clear) observed south east of Plato at the foot 
     of Mt Blanc a small bright spot like a magnitude 4 star - slightly out 
     of focus. This bright speck remained unchanged for 30 minutes. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=137 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2018-Nov-12 UT 07:27-08:15 Ill=20% Aristarchus observed by Gomez on 1969-5-20

     On 1969 May 20 at UT 19:35-20:30 Gomez (Spain, 12" reflector) observed 
     blue-white pulsating light in Aristarchus that illuminated the inner 
     walls - it was maximum at 19:55UT. This observation was made during the 
     Apollo 10 watch. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1128 and weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-12 UT 07:46-09:34 Ill=21% Aristarchus observed by Bury on 1969-5-20

     On 1969 May 20 at UT 21:00-22:00 Bury (France, 4" refractor) observed 
     Aristarchus to be very bright, as an elliptical bluish spot at 21:00UT. 
     This observation was made during the Apollo 10 watch. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=1128 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-12 UT 07:56-09:34 Ill=21% Harpalus observed by Nunes on 1969-5-20

     On 1969 May 20 at UT 21:10-22:30 Marcomede Rangel Nunes and
     Julio Dias Nogueira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 18" refractor) 
     Harpalus brighter than Bouguer - this was during the Apollo 10 
     watch and Cameron comments that the observers were 
     inexperienced. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1129 and weight=0. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-12 UT 08:07-08:42 Ill=21% Aristarchus observed by Fryback_D on 1988-4-21

     On 1988 Apr 21 at UT 01:28-04:00 D. Fryback (Madison, WI, USA) took a 
     series of photographs - Aristarchus was a luminous patch and in one 
     photograph a red spot (Cameron suspects marks on the film). is seen 
     near Aristarchus. Strangely though when looking through the telescope, 
     the crater was not excessively bright. D. Spain (Fairdale, KY, USA, 
     3.5" reflector?, x60) observed a narrow white streak of mag 5-6 of 
     duration 0.5 sec that covered 160-320km near the centre of the Moon at 
     01:53UT. A similar streak happened but the direction was different. 
     Next 2 small red flashes were seen at 02:00 and 02:01UT of magnitude 7 
     (<1sec) in the vicinity of Aristarchus. The cameron 2006 catalog ID=327 
     and the weight=1.


2018-Nov-12 UT 08:32-09:07 Ill=21% Moon observed by Spain_D on 1988-4-21

     On 1988 Apr 21 at UT 01:53 D. Spain (Fairdale, KY, USA, 3.5" 
     reflector?, x60) observed a narrow white streak of mag 5-6 of duration 
     0.5 sec that covered 160-320km near the centre of the Moon at 01:53UT. 
     A similar streak happened again but the direction was different. Next 2 
     small red flashes were seen at 02:00 and 02:01UT of magnitude 7 (<1sec) 
     in the vicinity of Aristarchus. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=327 and the 
     weight=1.


2018-Nov-12 UT 08:59-09:34 Ill=21% Aristarchus observed by Sancristoforo_G on 2011-4-7

     On 2011 Apr 07 UT 19:45-20:10 Aristarchus was seen to be “very 
     bright” in Earthshine. Giorgio Sancristoforo (Milan, Italy, 
     203mm SCT, atmospheric seeing good) noticed Aristarchus to be 
     exceptionally bright (Sketch supplied) at around 20:00 and was 
     the first to report this. Although he did not record the start 
     and end times, he commented that the effect lasted 20-30 minutes 
     and then was significantly reduced in brightness. Although 
     direct comparison in terms of brightnes could not be made with a 
     star, he thought Aristarchus to be brighter than +0.7 in 
     magnitude (Saturn). Furthermore Aristarchus was visible when 
     daylight was still present, when looking through the telescope, 
     although it could not be seen with the naked eye due to too much 
     extraneous light. Aristarchus was probably white in colour, but 
     the observer was partly colour blind and so was uncertain. Not 
     much detail was seen elsewhere in Earthshine, even when the sky 
     darkened, and he was not able to see Kepler or Copernicus, just 
     the limb. No details were seen in Aristarchus itself, for 
     example no ray to the SW was visible. It later transpired that 
     Lajos Bartha (Budapest, Hungary, 70mm refractor, x83, seeing 
     conditions good) had observed Earthshine even earlier from 
     UT19:45-20:10 and noticed a bright area close to the edge of the 
     Moon that he later confirmed was Aristarchus. When he started 
     observing the sky twilight was still a deep blue, but the dark 
     side of the Moon was seen both with the naked eye and through 
     the telescope. Earthshine was medium in brightness and grey in 
     colour. Copernicus and Kepler were weak in brightness but 
     certainly visible. There was some scattered light from the 
     sunlit side of the Moon noticed, but not enough to obscure 
     Copernicus and Kepler from visibility. As a test he moved the 
     telescope around and the bright spot moved with the Moon and so 
     was not a glare problem. The following day he checked Earthshine 
     again but found that the bright spot was not so conspicuous. As 
     a footnote, Tim Haynes (UK) had been observing an occultation of 
     37 Tauri, much earlier at 19:14UT, through 10x50 binoculars. He 
     commented that Earthshine was visible, but that he hadn't 
     noticed Aristarchus - though he was not looking at the Moon 
     specifically to see this crater. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Nov-12 UT 09:17-09:34 Ill=21% Grimaldi observed by Schroter on 1789-3-30

     On 1789 Mar 30 at UT 20:00? Schroter (Lillienthal, Germany) observed 
     two flickering spots on the eastern edge of Grimaldi and near Riccioli.  
     This was on the Earthlit side of the Moon. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=
     57 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Nov-12 UT 09:17-09:34 Ill=21% Riccioli observed by Schroter on 1789-3-30

     On 1789 Mar 30 at UT 20:00? Schroter (Lillienthal, Germany) observed 
     two flickering spots near Riccioloi and on the eastern edge of 
     Grimaldi. This was on the Earthlit side of the Moon. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=57 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Nov-12 UT 09:20-09:34 Ill=21% Unknown observed by Cook_J on 2002-8-12

     On 2002 Aug 12 at UT 19:27 James Cook (Chelmsford, UK) detected a flash 
     on the Moon. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-12 UT 08:04-09:36 Ill=21% Earthshine: Northern Taurids, ZHR=5 vel=29km/s

2018-Nov-13 UT 07:28-08:46 Ill=29% Aristarchus observed by Brandli on 1969-5-21

     On 1969 May 21 at UT 20:00-21:00 Brandli and Germann (Switzerland, 6" 
     refractor) observed a slow orange-red blinking on the surrounding area 
     of Aristarchus. It was seen less markedly the next night. Wald (Zurich, 
     Switzerland) noted at 20:30UT that the crater was pink (Confirmation 
     says Cameron) - this was during the Apollo 10 watch. The cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=1131-1132 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Nov-13 UT 07:28-08:38 Ill=29% S_Pole observed by Dzapiashvili on 1969-7-19

     South Cusp 1969 Jul 19 UT 17:55-19:10 Observed by Dzapiashvili 
     (Georgia, Soviet Union) "Saw an abnormally bright spot at end of 
     S.cusp. Polariz. meas. at 8.3% at 1845-1847h (Apollo 11 watch?)"
     NASA catalog weight=5 (very good). NASA catalog ID #1164.


2018-Nov-13 UT 07:28-09:18 Ill=29% Fracastorius observed by Robinson_JH on 1973-3-9

     Fracastorius 1973 Mar 09 UT ~19:57 Robinson (Devon, UK) saw a 
     Moon Blink (colour) in this crater. This crater is long 
     suspected of giving permanent blinks due to natural colour. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-13 UT 07:28-07:45 Ill=29% Aristarchus observed by Reiland on 1975-3-18

     On 1975 Mar 18 at UT 00:57-04:00 Reiland, Brown and Lojeck (Pittsburgh, 
     Pennsylvania, 6" reflector x45 and 8" reflector x200, photos taken) 
     observed the following at Aristarchus: "While obs. Earthshine on moon, 
     saw it glowing -- a bright steady star-like glow, est. at 5-8th mag. 
     First noted at 0057h. Obs. other obj. then came back to it. It was 
     still there -- till moonset (@0500h). Saw it in other telscopes & 
     Lojeck took photos. (photo shows Aris. prominent, but also LaLande, 
     Pytheas & Timocharis. 2 prs. in Aris. but there are other pts on the 
     print, it may be grain)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1404 and 
     weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-13 UT 07:36-09:28 Ill=29% Aristarchus observed by Pruss on 1969-7-19

     On 1969 Jul 19 at UT 1845-18:47 Pruss and Witte (Bochum, Germany, 6" 
     refractor x36 and binoculars) saw brightenings in the north west wall 
     of Aristarchus for 3-7 seconds of about 1 magnitude over the 
     background. From orbit at UT 18:46 the Apollo 11 crew Armstrong, 
     Aldrin, and Collins (in orbit around the Moon and using the naked eye) 
     were asked to take a look at Aristarchus after Earth-based reports of 
     TLP activity. Armstrong reported (after the solar corona had set, on 
     the night side) that probably Aristarchus "to be considerably more 
     illuminated than the surrounding area. It just has - seem to have, a 
     slight amount of flourescence to it". Collins reported a moment later: 
     "Looking out on the same area now. Well at least there is one wall of 
     the crater that seems to be more illuminated than the others. I am not 
     sure that I am actually identifying any phosporesecence, but that 
     definitely is lighter than anything else in the neighborhood". Houston 
     then asked if the crew could detect any colour and if the inner wall 
     was the inner or outer part? Aldrim  commnted that it was the inner 
     wall and Collins mentioned thatno colour was incolved. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=1165 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Nov-13 UT 08:21-10:13 Ill=29% Aristarchus observed by Gervais on 1969-7-19

     On 1969 Jul 19 at UT 19:30-21:30 Gervais (Lodure, France, 4.5" 
     refractor?) saw the whole region of Aristarchus and its environs 
     as brighter than normal. Two photographs were obtained. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1156 and weight=5. At UT 20:30-20:55 
     Oliver (Spain, using a reflector) found the Aristarchus to have 
     brightened by about 1 magnitude. From UT 20:12-20:30 the crater 
     had been normal. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1167 and the 
     weight=2. At UT 21:00-00:35 P. Mourilhe Silva (Rio de Janeiro, 
     Brazil, 19.5" refractor) saw Aristarchus as a very bright 
     elliptical shape which extended to the north like a bridge 
     between two points. Jose M. L. da Silva and Ronaldo Mourao (Rio 
     de Janeiro, Brazil, 13" refractor) saw a brightening on the 
     north west wall from 21:24-23:22UT intermittently but cont'd. 
     Wall was extraordinarilly bright, along NW wall brighter. 
     Moseley (Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK, 10" refractor) detected 
     an unusual bright, along north west wall, brighter than normal 
     in Earthshine and brighter than crater. It was not constant, but 
     pulsated irregularly with frequency of 20 seconds and amplitude 
     0.75-1.0 magnitudes. No colour seen or obscuration though lokked 
     for. Clouds interrupted observations. Vasquez (Valparaiso, 
     Chile, 12" reflector) saw it as a very luminous point of 
     magnitude 1. Wairy Cardoso (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12" 
     reflector and 18" refractor) noted a bright. 1s??? The Cameron 
     catalog ID=1168 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Nov-13 UT 08:21-10:13 Ill=29% Theophilus observed by Fox_WE on 1969-7-19

     Theophilus 1969 Jul 19 UT 19:30-21:30 Observed by Fox (Notts. 
     England, 6.5" reflector) and Ringsdore (England, 15" 
     reflector). Fox saw intermittent glow in Theoph. for > 2h
     (time not given). Ringsdore confirmed. (Apollo 11 watch)" 
     Confirmed by Baum 21:00-21:20UT. NASA catalog weight=5. NASA 
     catalog ID No. 1166. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Nov-13 UT 08:41-10:20 Ill=29% Grimaldi observed by ASTRONET on 1966-9-20

     On 1966 Sep 20 at UT 03:22 Three Astronet observers (Phoenix, AZ, and 
     Los Angeles, CA, USA) (independently?) reported flashes in Grimaldi 
     crater. One observer was in Phoenix AZ, and another in Losa Angeles, 
     CA, so probably not due to the atmosphere. Cameron comments that the 
     astronaut Schmidt on Apollo 17 saw a flash in it while orbiting the 
     Moon. the Cameron 1978 catalog ID=977 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=4.


2018-Nov-13 UT 08:47-10:20 Ill=29% S_Pole observed by Kemp_A on 2011-4-8

     South Pole 2011 Apr 08 UT 19:30-20:00 A.Kemp (Mold, Flintshire, UK) observed that the 
     Leibnitz peaks at the southern pole stood out sharply. However one of the peaks was “shining 
     like a spot light. So bright that I couldn’t make out its shape”. – image clear and steady with 
     excellent transparency and seeing in the 70mm f/13 refractor (25mm and 10mm eyepieces). 
     Inspections during the above time period revealed no changes in brightness. Previous 
     observations of this area had never shown such an unusual brightness, and Arthur likened the 
     brightness to “a maximum brightness of Venus shining amongst 2nd magnitude stars”. The 
     observer was an experienced observer. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-13 UT 09:25-10:20 Ill=29% Mare_Crisium observed by Emmett on 1826-4-12

     Mare Crisium 1826 Apr 12 UT 20:00 Observed by Emmett (England?) "Black 
     moving haze or cloud". NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID 
     109. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-13 UT 09:29-10:20 Ill=29% Grimaldi observed by Thinon on 1969-7-19

     Grimaldi 1969 Jul 19 UT 20:39-20:45 Delaye (France, 25cm 
     refractor) saw a bright bluish spot near Grimaldi. 20:43 a 
     flash was seen by Thinon. Delaye saw flashes at 20:44 and 
     20:45. Between 21:00 and 23:00 (J. M. L.) da Silva (Rio de 
     Janeiro, Brazil, 19.5" refractor) saw a bright spot on the W 
     (IAU??) of Grimaldi. However there is a bright spot near 
     Grimaldi, so this maybe normal. NASA ID = 1167. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Nov-13 UT 09:45-10:20 Ill=29% Gassendi observed by Jackson_L on 1990-3-31

     On 1990 Mar 31 at UT 21:30 L. Jackson (England, UK?) observed a red 
     glow in Earthshine in Gassendi as shown in a sketch. Apparently 
     Gassendi can often show up red colours (according to Cameron) but 
     rarely is this seen in Earthshine. Foley saw the sketch and suspects 
     that the location was Gassendi. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=397 and 
     weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Nov-13 UT 08:06-10:22 Ill=30% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Nov-14 UT 07:29-08:52 Ill=38% Helicon observed by Novet on 1788-3-13

     Lunar volcano, seen on the dark side, as bright as a 
     6th magnitude star,


2018-Nov-14 UT 07:29-08:52 Ill=38% Riccioli observed by Schroter on 1788-3-13

     A bright spot was seen. Cameron 1978 catalog
     ID=40 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA catalog weight=2.


2018-Nov-14 UT 07:37-09:29 Ill=38% Theophilus observed by Delaye on 1969-7-20

     Theophilus 1969 Jul 20 UT 18:40 Observed by Delaye, Thinon, Donas, ?
     ourdan (Marseilles, France, 10" refractor x60) "Saw a flash on the c.p. 
     of mag 1.0, duration 0.1s, no color. (meteor?) (Apollo 11 watch)".
     NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1174.


2018-Nov-14 UT 07:41-09:37 Ill=38% Aristarchus observed by Wald on 1969-5-22

     On 1969 May22 at UT2045-2105 Wald (Zurich, Switzerland) observed the 
     pinkish colour in Aristarchus was less marked tonight. The astronauts 
     were alerted and at 22:12 reported no activity but could see the crater 
     and Earthshine was strong near the terminator. Apollo 10 watch, 
     spacecraft far from the terminator. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1134 
     and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-14 UT 08:16-10:12 Ill=38% Atlas observed by Germann on 1969-5-22

     Atlas 1969 May 22 UT 21:20-21:40 Observed by Germann, Wild, Vieli 
     (Zurich, Switzerland, 6" reflector) "Rim towards the sun was bright. 
     Part of time was interrupted. (Apollo 10 watch)" NASA catalog weight=3 
     (average). NASA catalog ID #1135.


2018-Nov-14 UT 08:53-10:44 Ill=38% Aristarchus observed by Delaye on 1969-7-20

     On 1969 Jul 20 at UT 19:55-20:10 Delaye, Thinon, Donas, and Jourdran 
     (Marseilles, France, 10" refractor, x60) saw between 19:55-20:04UT 
     Aristarchus to be bright and in it pulsations with 10 sec duration. At 
     20:05UT it's spot brightened, at 20:08:50-20:35:50UT brightening and 
     pulsations of variable duration. At 20:55:50UT just a feeble flash. 
     Cameron comments that this is probably not atmpsheric effects as the 
     period is too long - also it was during the Apollo 11 watch. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1175 and th weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Nov-14 UT 08:56-09:19 Ill=38% Censorinus observed by Marshall_KP on 1984-7-5

     On 1984 Jul 05 at UT 00:00-01:25 Marshall (Medelin, Columbia, 
     seeing=II) observed that Censorinus was much less bright than Proclus 
     (confirmed by CED readings). Cameron 2006 catalog ID=247 and weight=3. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-14 UT 08:56-09:19 Ill=38% Proclus observed by Marshall on 1984-7-5

     On 1984 Jul 05 at UT 00:00-01:25 Marshall (Medelin, Columbia) found 
     Proclus to be much brighter than Censorinus (which of the two was 
     abnormal is a question) - though he thought that Censorinus looked 
     dull. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=247 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Nov-14 UT 09:30-10:39 Ill=38% Mare_Crisium observed by Emmett on 1826-4-13

     Mare Crisium 1826 Apr 13 UT 20:00 Observed by Emmett (England?) "Black 
     moving haze or cloud" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID =
     109. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-14 UT 10:16-11:01 Ill=39% Aristarchus observed by Unknown_Observer on 1969-5-22

     On 1969 May 22 at UT23:20 an unknown observer reported some 
     brightenings with pulsations in Aristarchus crater, Cameron suspects 
     atmospheric aberrations. This was during the Apollo 10 watch. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1136 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-14 UT 08:07-11:03 Ill=39% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Nov-15 UT 07:31-08:10 Ill=47% Rimae_Triesnecker observed by Gordeenko on 1912-5-23

     Triesnecker Rille 1912 May 23 UT 18:00? Observed by Gordeenko 
     (Russia) "Change in shape from representation by Brenner and 
     Krieger not accountable by lighting conditions" NASA catalog 
     weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1. NASA catalog ID #339.


2018-Nov-15 UT 07:31-08:14 Ill=47% Mons_Piton observed by Darling_D on 1987-6-4

     On 1987 Jun 04 at UT02:26-03:26 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, S=G 
     and T=4) observed that Mons Piton was the brightest object on the Moon 
     that he had ever noted before. Variations seen gave the mountain a 
     "silvery" shine. The abnormal brightness was confirmed by another 
     independent observer. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=302 and the weight=5. 
     the ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-15 UT 07:31-08:50 Ill=47% Mons_Piton observed by Cook_MC on 2001-9-24

     Mt Piton 2001 Sep 24 UTC 19:25-19:55 Observed by Marie & Jeremy Cook 
     (Frimley, Surrey, UK) described Mt as the brightest point on the 
     terminator flaring seen on the southern end and red in colour.
     Observers really thought it was normal (not a TLP) to be this bright 
     and the flaring was spurious colour. Worth checking out just in case, 
     and also because it looks spectacular. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-15 UT 08:34-10:25 Ill=47% Theophilus observed by Fox_WE on 1969-7-21

     Theophilus 1969 Jul 21 UT 19:30-21:45 and 21:00-22:00 Observed by Fox 
     (Newark, England, 6.5" reflector,) and Baum (Chester, England, 4.5" 
     refractor) (S=6, T=4) "At wall, adjacent to Cyrillus was a redish glow,
     then obscur. (Fox). Baum  saw intermittant white-blue shimmering as if 
     glowing thru dust glowing & upsurge in brightness on c.p. Gradually 
     faded to normal at 21:20. 1st time ever seen by him tho. obs. since 
     1947. Image sharp, no haziness. (indep. confirm. of activity, but 
     details differ, but same time, Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog 
     weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1180. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Nov-15 UT 08:42-10:30 Ill=47% Promontorium_Agassiz observed by Green_J on 1991-5-21

     On 1991 May 21 at UT05:30-06:15 J. Green (Orangevale, CA, USA, 11" 
     reflector) photgrapphed a broad bright band stretching east and north 
     of Cassini crater in 3 exposures taken 10 minutes apart. This 
     photographic sequence shows a gradual widening towards Cassini and by 
     the 3rd exposure the band is touching (and then obscuring) Cassini. A 
     "fan" was visible in the north east and WSW directions, later this was 
     seen as rays and this was even seen in the view finder of the camera. 
     Cameron comments that this might be lens flare but suspects that it 
     would not have been seen in the view finder. The Cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=427 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-15 UT 09:04-11:01 Ill=48% Hyginus observed by Kelsey on 1966-7-25

     Hyginius Cleft 1966 Jul 25 UT 04:40 observed by Kelsey (Riverside, CA, 
     USA, 8" reflector, x300) "Points at opposite ends of cleft were very 
     brilliant in red Wratten 25 filter & very dull in blue Wratten 47 
     filter. Richer uncertain if real LTP." NASA catalog weight=1. NASA
     catalog ID #957.


2018-Nov-15 UT 09:55-11:37 Ill=48% Bessel observed by Travnik on 1969-5-23

     North of Bessel 1969 May 1969 May 23 UT 22:54. Nelson Travnik 
     (Observatorio Flammarion, located at 45.58W, 21.87S, f/15 
     10cm refractor, Kodak Tri-X, 1/15 sec exposure, sky 
     conditions excellent). Dark spot photographed just north of 
     Bessel - could be a photographic defect?. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-15 UT 08:09-11:39 Ill=48% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Nov-16 UT 07:32-09:19 Ill=57% Plato observed by Brenner on 1895-5-2

     Plato 1895 May 02 UT 20:45, 23:45 Observed by Brenner and Fauth 
     (Germany?) "Streaks of light (Brenner) bright parallel bands in 
     center Fauth (indep. confirmation?)." NASA catalog weight=5. 
     NASA catalog ID #284. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-16 UT 07:32-09:26 Ill=57% Ross_D observed by Harris on 1965-9-4

     On 1965 Sep 03 UT03:00-05:00 D.Harris (Located near Whittier 
     College, Whittier, CA, USA, using a 10" f/8.2 Newtonian 
     reflector, x78 & x208, seeing 5-6, transparency 2-0) observed a 
     ridge obscured SSW of Ross D. No drawing was made, only a 
     written description. "Ridge not visible near crater; possible 
     white patch 1/3 Ross D diameter" The ridge is the wrinkle ridge 
     extending NNE from Ross D, a well established often visible 
     feature. Harris comments that this was not one of the better TLPs 
     seen near Ross D, and there were no independent observers, 
     neverless he was ceratin of this being a TLP, and it was 
     consistant with other activity seen near this crater between 1964 
     and 1970. Cameron 1978 catalog ID 891 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Nov-16 UT 07:32-09:15 Ill=57% Mare_Anguis observed by Louderback_D on 1979-12-27

     On 1979 Dec 27 at UT 05:32 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 6" 
     reflector x240, seeing=3-6/10 and T=4) noticed "2 small high-sun areas 
     nr. Eimmart - brightening around Mare Crisium, except for interior of 
     Proclus - in blue light. They were brighter than 2 spots on Cap. 
     Agarum rated 8.5 & Proc. 9. Not as bright next night. Probably a real 
     blue light brightening". Cameron 2006 catalog ID=79, location on Moon: 
     (70E, 23N) and weight=4. 


2018-Nov-16 UT 07:52-09:49 Ill=57% Plato observed by de_Speissens on 1887-11-23

     Plato 1887 Nov 23 UT 20:00? Observed by de Speissens (France?) 
     "Luminous triangle on floor. Klein says it was sunlight affect. (but 
     similar to Klein's own obs., #190. Fort says never seen before nor 
     since)." NASA catalog weight=0 (very unlikely). NASA catalog ID #256.
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-16 UT 08:16-10:14 Ill=57% Censorinus observed by Nicolini on 1969-5-24

     Censorinus 1969 May 24 UTC 21:10-22:15 Observed by Jean 
     Nicolini (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12" reflector) "It was brighter 
     than Proclus between 2130-2145h. A very tiny cirrus veil 
     present & Censor. appeared less bright & Proc. continued to 
     look normal. Weather worsened at 2215h. (Apollo 10 watch)." 
     NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1144. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Nov-16 UT 08:51-10:45 Ill=57% Mons_Piton observed by Schneller on 1960-11-27

     Piton 1960 Nov 27 ? UT 00:00? Observed by Schneller (Cleveland, OH, 
     USA, 8" Reflector, x53), "Red obscuration concealing peak, @10m2 (if 
     near SR, date is 27th; ancillary data given for 27th -- date not 
     given)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #731.


2018-Nov-16 UT 09:39-11:25 Ill=57% Theophilus observed by Cook_JD on 1978-11-8

     Theophilus 1978 Nov 08 UT 20:49-22:00 Observed by J.D. Cook 
     (Frimley, 12" reflector, 6mm Ortho eyepiece, seeing III-IV) 
     Orange discolouration seen on ESE crater floor. Moon blink 
     tried, but no blink detected. By 21:10 the effect had lessened, 
     but was still orange. By 21:50-21:58 the effect was smaller and 
     perhaps more on the SE of the floor. Colour confirmed by Foley. 
     Fitton may also have been observing. At 22:00 A.C. Cook observed 
     and commented that a darkish, perhaps brown-orange colour seen - 
     but suspected it was probably spurious colour - but by now the 
     seeing was V. J.H. Robinson, whilst doing a Moon Blink sweep of 
     several features, including Theophilus, had not noticed anything 
     unusual 18:50-19:10. By 22:30-22:35UT, he still could not detect 
     a blink, but noticed intermittent darkining on the shaded area 
     on the E. floor, but seeing was now IV. The darkening was more 
     noticeable in blue than red light. BAA Lunar Section 
     observation. 2006 Cameron catalog ID #40 weight=3. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Nov-16 UT 11:23-12:09 Ill=58% Alpetragius observed by Barnard on 1889-10-3

     Alpetragius 1889 Aug 03 UT 03:00-03:45 observed by E.E. Barnard (Lick 
     Observatory, CA, USA, 36" refractor, x150, x700) "Shadow of CP diffused 
     & pale.  Entire inside of crater seemed filled with haze or smoke. 
     Shad. of E. wall was black & sharp. CP & floor seen thru haze. No other 
     craters showed this appear. (date & time rep't Sep 3, 1830L T)" NASA 
     catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #264.


2018-Nov-16 UT 08:10-11:48 Ill=58% Earthshine: Leonids: ZHR=15 vel=71km/s

2018-Nov-17 UT 07:33-08:49 Ill=66% Tycho observed by Abel_P on 2009-5-3

     On 2009 May 03/10 UT23:20-00:11 P. Abel (Leicester, UK, 20cm reflector, 
     x312, seeing III-IV) observed that the north east wall was slightly 
     brighter than would have been expected, slightly blurred (not seeing 
     related blurring) and had a strong orange-brown colour. No spurious 
     colour seen elsewhere. A change in eyepieces showed the same effect. No 
     luck in alerting other observers. A drawing was made at 23:20UT and 
     finished at 00:12UT. At 23:12UT part of the inner NW floor had a dull 
     brown colour, whereas before it was grey.By 00:11UT the colour effect 
     was fading and by 00:18 seeing condirions were too bad to continue. M. 
     Cook (Mundesley, UK, 9cm Questar telescope, x80, x130, seeing III, 
     transparency moderate to good) had observed Tycho earlier in the 
     evening at 22:15UT, but had seen no signs of colour. W. Leatherbarrow 
     (Sheffield, UK, 8cm scope, high cloud interuptions and bad seeing) had 
     taken monochrome images at UT 20:07 and 20:10, but these showed nothing 
     unusual, and he checked the crater visually at 00:00-00:30, but 
     detected no colour, although the Moon's low altitude contibuted to poor 
     seeing conditions and some spurious colour was seen. CCD images from M. 
     Collins (Palmerston North, New Zealand) taken at 00:46UT showed 
     nocolour apart from spurious colour on contrasty edges, in no way 
     reflecting what was seen early by P. Abel. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-17 UT 08:32-10:28 Ill=66% Copernicus observed by Burt_G on 2006-6-5

     Observer made a drawing over a period of 30 minutes. Upon
     examining drawing, and comparing with photos made under
     similar illumination was struck by the abnormality of a
     a small white blob in the north east corner of the shadowed
     floor. There should be no raised topography between the wall
     and the central peaks that could give rise to this. The making
     of the sketch overlapped with an earlier drawing made by Rony
     de Laet (Belgium) which did not show this blob. Subsequent attempts
     to find sketches/images at very similar illumination angles have
     failed to show the blob in the north east corner of the chadowed
     floor. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Nov-17 UT 09:34-11:28 Ill=67% Birt observed by Capen_CF on 1955-4-2

     Birt 1955 Apr 15 UT 03:20-05:00 Observed by Capen (California 
     Seeing=Excellent) "Small craters between Birt & wall were invis. at 
     times under excellent seeing, while craterlets on w.side were 
     continually obs." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #586.


2018-Nov-17 UT 09:51-11:48 Ill=67% Copernicus observed by LeFranc_B on 1990-4-4

     On 1990 Apr 04 at UT 21:30-21:50 B. LeFranc (France?) reported 
     observing a white flame effect in Copernicus crater (sketch made) - 
     though Foley comments that the actual location was east of the crater. 
     The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=398 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Nov-17 UT 11:06-12:37 Ill=67% Posidonius observed by Nazareth on 1970-4-15

     Posidonius 1970 Apr 15 UT 21:05-22:10 Observed by Wanderley 
     Nazareth (Sao Paulo, Brazil, reflector) "Intermittant 
     pulsation. Drawing 20S interval for pulsations. (too long for 
     atmospheric aberration? Apollo 13 watch)." NASA catalog 
     weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1254. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Nov-17 UT 11:26-12:38 Ill=67% Alpetragius observed by Barnard on 1889-10-4

     Alpetragius 1889 Aug 04 UT 03:00-03:45 observed by E.E. Barnard (Lick 
     Observatory, CA, USA, 36" refractor, x150, x700) "Shadow of CP diffused 
     & pale. Entire inside of crater seemed filled with haze or smoke. Shad. 
     of E. wall was black & sharp. CP & floor seen thru haze. No other 
     craters showed this appear. (date & time rep't Sep 3, 1830L T)" NASA 
     catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #264.


2018-Nov-17 UT 11:46-12:38 Ill=67% Plato observed by daSilva on 1970-4-15

     Near and on Plato 1970 Apr 15 UT 21:45-22:04 Observed by da 
     Silva (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 10" & 20" refractors) "Crater chain W. 
     of Plato -- 3rd crater W. (Plato Y) was brighter than 
     surroundings. Lozenge on W. wall (landslip?) was darker than 
     inner wall. Bright part of wall was yellowish-white. da Silva 
     reports this as neg. (normal aspects) obs (Apollo 13 watch 
     probably normal as Y is a bright halo crater)." NASA catalog 
     weight=0. NASA catalog ID #1255. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-17 UT 11:52-12:38 Ill=67% Picard observed by Madej_P on 1982-10-26

     On 1982 Oct 26 at UT 20:41-22:22 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK, seeing=II 
     and transparency=good) found that a blurring effect on the crater 
     Yerkes had spread to Picard (~3.5 deg brightness). The effect was not 
     detected in yellow light from the Wratten 15 filter, but a brightness 
     change was picked up in red Wratten 25 light. J.D. Cook found dark 
     surrounding Picard bright illumination. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=188 
     and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Nov-17 UT 11:52-12:38 Ill=67% Yerkes observed by Madej_P on 1982-10-26

     Yerkes-Picard 1982 Oct 26 UT 20:41-22:22 and 21:31 Observed by Madej 
     (Yorkshire, England, Seeing II, Transparency Good) and Cook (Frimley, 
     England, Seeing=II, Transparency Good) "(Madej) could not focus Yerkes
     as well as could Peirce. By 2041 effect extended to Picard (~3.5 deg). 
     In W15 filter not apparent, but albedo change was very marked in W25 
     red filter. (M. Cook) at 2222 noted faint orange around Yerkes E. 
     Spurious color seen in other areas. Color around Yerkes intermittent. 
     In blue filter it was still orange. (J. Cook) at 2131 noted S rim
     of moon was orange & seeing was such that it was fizzing. Around Yerkes 
     only orange tint - tending intermittent" Cameron (2006) catalog ID #188 
     & weight=5 (very good). ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-17 UT 12:00-12:38 Ill=67% Tycho observed by Travnik on 1970-4-15

     Tycho 1970- Apr 15 UTC 22:00-23:00 Observer: Nelson Travnik 
     (Matias Barbosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 4" refractor, x250 & 
     x400, seeing excellent, Wratten 15 and 23 filters used) 
     "Slightly pulsating white glow on W. (IAU?) wall's external 
     slope (Apollo 13 watch). NASA catalog ID #1256, NASA weight=2. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-17 UT 12:02-12:38 Ill=67% Manilius observed by Mansfield on 1971-5-4

     Manilius 1970 May 04 UTC 19:20 Observer: Mansfield (Cape Town, 
     S.Africa), distinct pink colour noticed. NASA catalog ID No. #1294. 
     Weight assigned to this observation by the NASA catalog was 3 
     (average).


2018-Nov-17 UT 12:36-12:38 Ill=68% Proclus observed by Hopp on 1972-3-24

     Proclus 1972 Mar 24 UTC 16:29-19:22 observed by Hopp (52.5N, 13.25E, 
     75mm refractor) "Enormous brightening, vanished until 1922. Pattern 
     changed from oval to circular several times."Hilbrecht and Kuveler, 
     Earth, Moon & Planets, 30 (1984), p53-61


2018-Nov-18 UT 07:34-07:35 Ill=75% Eudoxus observed by Unknown_Observer on 1882-1-29

     On 1882 Jan 29 at UT 17:00-17:30 an unknown observer noted an unusual 
     shadow in Eudoxus crater. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=227 and the 
     weight=2. Reference: Sirius Vol 15, 167, 1882. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-18 UT 07:48-09:45 Ill=75% Plato observed by Farrant_M on 1969-5-26

     Plato 1969 May 26 UT 20:30-21:05 Observed by Farrant (Cambridge, 
     England, 8" reflector, x160, S=G) "Had misty portion of SW(ast. 
     ?) floor from 2030-2105h at which time it was gone. Clearly 
     seen, had ill-defined boundaries & was an easy obj. to see. Alt.
     =33 deg. (Apollo 10 watch)." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog 
     ID No. 1148. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-18 UT 09:04-09:41 Ill=76% Proclus observed by Cook_MC on 1989-7-13

     Proclus 1989 Jul 13 UT  21:04-21:13 Observed by M.Cook (Frimley, UK, 
     90mm Quastar Cat., Seeing III, transoparency hazy) and by Moore 
     (Selsey, England) "Following an alert call by Miles concerning the 
     crater Proclus looking different, Cook observed a circular dark patch 
     that filled about half of the eastern half of the crater floor. To cut 
     down the glare a blue filter was then used and a slightly less dark 
     area was seen extending from this in a southerly direction. 8 rays were 
     seen. The dark patch was confirmed by Patrick Moore. However David 
     Darling (USA) who observed a few hours later on 1989 Jul 14 at 03:28 UT 
     could not see this dark patch." BAA Lunar Section observation. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=370 and weight=?. The ALPO/BAA weight=2


2018-Nov-18 UT 10:53-11:47 Ill=76% Hevelius observed by Emmett on 1826-4-17

     Scarcely a trace of nebulae tonight. As long as to June 10 at
     2000UT? A little blackness remained. (P. Moore thinks it
     was a LTP, WSC it was a permanent feature?) Drawing. Seen
     by Nevelius Emmett, J. Boroughbridge, England. The 2006
     Extension catalog by Cameron assigns an ID No. of 4 and a
     weight of 1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-19 UT 07:36-07:55 Ill=83% Posidonius observed by Dzaplashvili on 1952-7-3

     Posidonius 1952 Jul 03 UT 19:13-19:27 Observed by Dzaplashvili, 
     Ksanforalif, Negrelishvili (Georgia, Soviet Union, 13" reflector, 
     polarimeter, S=clear) "Making polariz. mess. of it. Aristotles. 
     Eudoxus. & Aristillus. only Pos. gave higher rdgs. & oscillated while 
     others gave repeatedly same results. 40 other times Pos. was normal. 
     Never had seen such behavior Table gives deflections. Obs. repeated 2X 
     Obs. from 1843-1947h." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog 
     ID #552. ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2018-Nov-19 UT 08:29-10:24 Ill=84% Aristarchus observed by Simmons on 1966-7-29

     Aristrachus 1966 Jul 29 UT 03:40 Observed by Simmons (Jacksonville, FL, 
     USA, 6" reflector x192, S=7, T=4-5) and Corralitos Observatory (Organ 
     Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector + Moonblink) "Spot on S.wall vis. only in 
     red filter, brightness 8deg. Slightly brighter than surrounding wall. 
     No confirm. Says it might be part that reflected better. Not confirmed 
     by Corralitos Obs. MB."  NASA catalog ID #968. NASA catalog weight=1 
     (very low).


2018-Nov-19 UT 09:26-11:23 Ill=84% Plato observed by Barker_R on 1938-3-13

     On 1938 Mar 13 at UT 04:00-06:00 Barker (Chestnut, England, UK) noted a 
     slight reddish colour in Plato. However Fox (Newark, UK, 6.5" 
     reflector, x240) saw none on the south east wall, but instead saw a 
     yellowish glow on the southern floor at the same time (confirmation?). 
     Appearently Fox saw the same effect on Apr 10, 11, and May 8-11, then 
     on June 8-10. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=432 and the weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Nov-19 UT 10:10-12:01 Ill=84% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1982-9-29

     On 1982 Sep 29 at UT 05:52UT D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 8" 
     reflector, x240) saw approximately 7-8 diameters from Aristarchus (72W, 
     15N) a star-like point on the dark side - uncertain if this weas on the 
     limb or inside the disk of the Moon. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=185 and 
     weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-19 UT 11:05-12:56 Ill=84% Herodotus observed by Fabian on 1989-5-17

     On 1989 May 17 at UT Fabian (Chicago, IL, USA, 4" reflector, x35-x50 
     and 8" reflector) noted a pale blue colouration in the ridges situated 
     west of Aristarchus and north of Herodotus craters, in the vicinity of 
     the terminator (and on the night side). Aristarchus itself did not have 
     any colour. Ït was only area with such color though there were numerous 
     others of similar elevation and relation to term. The colour was seen 
     in a 4" Cassegrain telescope, but when an 8" reflector was used at 
     02:30UT, even with the same eyepieces. Cameron comments that maybe the 
     larger telescope spread the colour out? The sketch that Fabian 
     suplied, suggested to Cameron that the TLP was located at Herodotus, 
     and the ridge was part of Schroter's valley - Cobra Head. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=364 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2018-Nov-19 UT 12:38-14:55 Ill=84% Aristarchus observed by Fitton on 1975-2-22 *

     On 1975 Feb 22 at 19:00-22:50 Fitton (Lancashire, UK, 8" reflector, 
     seeing=II-III-I) saw Aristarchus (at 19:00UT) blue, with no obscuration 
     visible in white, red or blue filters. This was not a telescopic 
     effect. "Obs. 4.5h. Says it & next 5 nites obs. were due to high 
     pressure system W. of obs.". Foley found nothing unsual in Aristarchus 
     in his observing session, which overlapped Fittons. The 1978 catalog 
     ID=1396 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-19 UT 12:38-14:55 Ill=84% Prinz observed by Foley_PW on 1975-2-22 *

     On 1975 Feb 22 at 20:04-22:50 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, 
     seeing=good) observed Prinz to have a diffuse white obsecuration. There 
     were pulsations of 30-50sec intervals. Effect ceased at 22:50UT and 
     indeed was fading earlier from 22:35UT. Photgraphs were taken but 
     showed nothing unusual and no colour. Aristarchus was also negative.
     The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1396 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-19 UT 13:05-13:28 Ill=85% Gassendi observed by Foley_PW on 1978-1-20

     On 1978 Jan 20 at UT19:10 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector) observed 
     a red spot at the southern edge of Gassendi C. P. Moore (Slesey, UK, 
     15" reflector, S=II-III) reported nothing unusual 17:00-17:50. Turner 
     and others reported negative at 22:01. Pedler (UK, 12.5" reflector, 
     S=III-IV) though detected a yellow-orange tint on the east floor of 
     Gassendi A but the effect faded during poor seeing moments. Cameron 
     2005 catalog ID=24 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Nov-20 UT 07:37-08:07 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Herschel_W on 1783-5-13

     Two small conical mountains, near last 4th May eruption,
     close to the third one that he had seen before, but not
     these two. They were not on any map.


2018-Nov-20 UT 07:37-09:03 Ill=90% Langrenus observed by Baum_R on 1947-8-28

     SE of Langrenous 1947 Aug 28 UT 21:00? Observed by Baum 
     (Chester, England) A long mountain mass, on limb to the SE of 
     Langrenus crater, had a decidedly bluish cast. To the north, on 
     the limb,  were several ordinary peaks appearing in profile and 
     some were sharp and pointed. NASA catalog ID=498. NASA catalog 
     weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-20 UT 07:37-10:15 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Brook_C on 2006-6-8 *

     On 2006 Jun 08 at UT 20:30-20:45 C.Brook (Plymouth, UK, 60mm refractor 
     x75) found that Aristarchus was "shining exceptionally bright during 
     daylight on a gibous moon". The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-20 UT 09:00-10:57 Ill=91% Proclus observed by Bartlett on 1950-7-27

     Proclus 1950 Jul 27 UT 02:56 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA) described in the NASA catalog as: "C.p. of Proc. 
     disappeared)" 5" reflector used at x100, NASA catalog weight=4. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-20 UT 09:20-11:13 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Gray_R on 2002-9-19

     On 2002 Sep 19 at UT 06:31-07:22 R. Gray (Winnemucca, NV, USA) found 
     that the bright areas of the crater floor, and the east facing part of 
     the west rim, were brighter noticeably in red (Wratten 25) or white 
     light, than in blue (Wratten 38A). The observer suspects that the 
     apparent TLP was more to do with the relative densities of the filters 
     and the contrast in Aristarchus than a real event. This was partly 
     confirmed after checks on other craters, though it did not work 
     everywhere. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-20 UT 09:35-11:32 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Greenacre on 1963-10-30

     Aristarchus 1963 Oct 30 UT 01:50-02:15 Observed by Greenacre and 
     Barr (Flagstaff, AZ, USA, 24" Clark Refractor) observed 2 ruby 
     red spots - one just to the SW of the cobra's Head and the other 
     on a highland area east of Vallis Schroteri. A pink colour 
     formed coverting the SW rim of Aristarchus. Effects present with 
     or without Yellow Wratten 15 filer. Similar effects checked for 
     elsewhere on other craters but not seen. So presumed not to have 
     been due to chromatic aberation or astmospheric dispersion. 
     Effecta not seen in 12" refractor, but this may have been a 
     resolution issue. The NASA catalog ID No. is #778. The NASA 
     catalog weight is 5 (highly reliable). ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Nov-20 UT 09:42-11:22 Ill=91% Oceanus_Procellarum observed by Wildey on 1962-12-9

     In 1962 Dec 09 at UT 07:36 Wildey and Pohn (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" 
     reflector) observed that Oceanus Procellarum was 1.13 magnitudes 
     brighter than normal. Observation at sunrise and is abnormal if area 
     measured was mare. If it were an east facing wall it would be normal. 
     The Cameron 1978 catalog weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-20 UT 09:48-11:28 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Wildey on 1962-12-9

     In 1962 Dec 09 at UT 07:42 Wildey and Pohn (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" 
     reflector) observed that Aristarchus was 0.80 magnitudes (x2) fainter 
     than average for this age (photometric measurement) Vmag=3.80, average=
     3.0. The Cameron 1978 catalog weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-20 UT 09:58-11:45 Ill=91% Langrenus observed by Moore_P on 1992-2-16

     On 1992 Feb 16 at UT 01:05-01:35 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 12.5" 
     reflector, seeing=III) found the north rim area to be both very 
     bright and misty - though he did not think it to be a TLP but 
     wanted it to be recorded, just in case. The Cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=440 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-20 UT 10:00-11:57 Ill=91% Herodotus observed by Bartlett on 1950-7-27

     Herodotus 1950 Jul 27 UT 03:56 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA) described in the NASA catalog as: "Pseudo 
     c.p. in Herod. Drawings. (Similar to NASA catalog event #523)" 
     5" reflector used at x100, NASA catalog weight=4. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-Nov-20 UT 10:18-12:05 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by MacKenzie on 1970-4-18

     Aristarchus-Herodotus 1970 Apr 18 UT 20:14 Observed by MacKenzie 
     (UK,2.5" refractor x45, seeing Antoniadi I) "Fairly strong blink 
     in a spot 1/2 way between the 2 craters. Drawing (Apollo 13 
     watch). NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1257. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Nov-20 UT 10:26-12:18 Ill=91% Prinz observed by Gray_R on 2002-9-19

     On 2002 Sep 19 at UT07:36-08:06 R. Gray (Winnemucca, NV, USA) found 
     that Prinz was more difficlut to see through a blue Wratten 38A filter 
     than through a red Wratten 25 filter. However he suspects that it might 
     have something to do with the unequal (to his eyes) transmission 
     density differences between either filter. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-20 UT 11:27-13:08 Ill=91% Torricelli_B observed by North_G on 2002-10-18

     Torricelli B 2002 Oct 18 UTC 20:56-21:59 Observer: G.North (UK, 8" 
     reflector, x134, Seeing Antoniadi IV, Transparency good) - thought that 
     Torricelli B was perhaps a little brighter than expected, especially 
     when compared to Moltke and Censorinus based upon past recollection of 
     relative brightnesses at this colongitude). Slight bluish tint seen as 
     well. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-20 UT 11:31-13:25 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Arriola on 1966-7-30

     Aristarchus and Cobra Head 1966 Jul 30 UT 06:35-07:29 Observers Ariola 
     and Cross (Whittier, CA, USA). NASA catalog states: "S. part of Cobra 
     Head nr. Herodotus was a red spot; also nr. Aris. & the fork of 
     Schroter's Valley. Variations in phenom. color, 1st on S. rim of Aris., 
     later on N. rim. Drawings". 19" x390 reflector used. NASA catalog 
     weight=5. NASA catalog TLP ID No. #959. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Nov-20 UT 12:14-15:21 Ill=91% Plato observed by Hobdell on 1981-10-11 *

     On 1981 Oct 11 at UT 00:05-02:00 B.Hobdell (St Petersberg, FL, USA, 4" 
     refractor, S=3 and T=5) observed a brightening on the floor of Plato. 4 
     bright spots appeared and vanished and there was a fith one in the 
     centre that was very bright at times. At UT 00:14 the central spot 
     became bright then was "followed by a haze permeating entire floor, 
     heaviest in the northern quadrant. Came from 2 S peaks or white spots, 
     shaped like a boomerang extending to presumed c.p. (c.c ?). White 
     flashed at 0052 from it cloud changed shape - spread N. At 0136 
     brightening from c.c. area 0419 dissipated. All white spots seen at 
     0200. Its outer flanks seen clearly the whole time". The above is 
     quoted from the Cameron 2006 catalog ID=155 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3. 


2018-Nov-20 UT 12:40-13:51 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-2-23

     On 1975 Feb 23 at UT 18:00-00:24 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12 inch 
     reflector, seeing Good), noticed that Aristarchus was a slate-grey 
     tinged with blue, and abnormally bright, fading at UT 18:47, and 
     decreased activity at UT20:45 after a cloudy period. Blue was seen on 
     the northern wall at UT19:00, but at 19:10 no colour, but instead an 
     obscuration. All normal from UT 21:04-21:46 according to Foley. At 
     UT19:00 G. Amery (Reading, UK, 10 inch reflector) noted shadowy grey 
     near the shadow under the south wall, indistinct small area, no colour. 
     At UT 20:00 activity increased. Colour negative fr. 150-300x till 21:10 
     (Hunt, Cambridge, UK, 2.5" refractor, seeing Poor-Very good). Negative 
     fr. 20:20-21:00 in bad seeing, and very good seeing at 200x all 
     negative (colour blink filters). From 23:45-00:20UT (Fitton, 
     Lancashire, UK, 8" reflector). Turner of Sussex, UK with an 8" 
     reflector, observed as well. (confirm. of activity earlier & neg. 
     later). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1397 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2018-Nov-20 UT 12:45-13:51 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Greenacre on 1963-10-30

     Aristarchus 1963 Oct 30 UT 05:00-08:00 Observed by Greenacre and 
     Barr (Flagstaff, AZ, USA, 24" Clark Refractor) a violet or 
     purple-blue colour formed beyond the NW of Aristarchus. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2. This followed an earlier observation that night of two 
     red spots and a pink glow.


2018-Nov-21 UT 07:38-08:40 Ill=96% Unknown observed by Seyffer on 1789-1-10

     On 1789 Jan 10 at UT 00:00 Seyffer (Germany) observed "a lunar 
     volcano". Cameron comments that this must have been bright as it was 
     near full Moon. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=56 and weight=4. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-21 UT 07:38-07:42 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Scarfe on 1963-10-30

     Aristarchus 1963 Oct 30 UTC 22:00? Scarfe (Cambridge, UK) 
     observed a 30% enhancement at 540nm in the spectra of 
     Aristarchus. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID No. is 778 and weight 
     is 5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1 because Oct 30 is not mentioned in 
     Cameron's refernce.


2018-Nov-21 UT 07:38-07:42 Ill=96% Copernicus observed by Scarfe on 1963-10-30

     In 1963 Oct 30 UT 22:00? Scarfe (Cambridge, UK) observed a
     30% enhancement at 540nm in the spectra of Copernicus. The
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID No. is 778 and weight is 5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1 because Oct 30 is not mentioned in the ref 
     that Cameron give's to Scarfe's paper.


2018-Nov-21 UT 07:38-09:32 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1981-11-10

     On 1981 Nov 10 at UT 07:54-08:22 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 
     3" refractor and filters, seeing=2-3 and transparency=5) observed a 
     blue light at the Cobra's Head, near Aristarchus, that fell back down 
     to a normal brightness of 7. although the west wall (his point D) went 
     down to 6.5 (this was 8 back on Oct 5). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=158 
     and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-21 UT 09:33-10:11 Ill=96% Gassendi observed by Kemp_A on 1972-2-27

     Gassendi 1972 Feb 27 UT 23:15-00:10 Observed by A.Kemp (Cheshire, 
     UK, 8.5" reflector x286) "Suspicion of blink between Gass. c.p. & 
     Gass A. Clouds prevented confirm. Hedley-Robinson didn't see 
     anything unusual earlier (20:00-20:20)." Note that the duration 
     of the event, or indeed precise UT at which it was seen is not 
     given. NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1324. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Nov-21 UT 09:49-11:45 Ill=96% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1891-9-16

     On 1891 Sep 16 at UT 19:00? Pickering, based at Arequipa, Peru, and 
     using a 12" reflector, saw in Schroter's Valley and the vicinity 
     "Dense clouds of vapor apparently rising from its bottom and pouring 
     over its SW wall torrds Herodotus. He says no activity till day after 
     sunrise & ceases a few days before sunset. (Part of an extensive 
     observing of only a few features under all aspects of lighting. 
     Drawings and Phtos obtained." Cameron 1978 catalog ID=269 and weight=1. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-21 UT 10:32-11:29 Ill=96% Torricelli_B observed by Mobberley_M on 1985-9-27

     On 1985 Sep 27 at UT 20:55 M. Mobberley (Suffolk, UK) found that the 
     brightness of Torricelli B varied and starlike points seen in the 
     crater. There is no Cameron 2006 catalog entry for this TLP report. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-21 UT 12:12-15:50 Ill=96% Mons_Pico observed by Chapman_BW on 1981-10-12 *

     On 1981 Oct 12 at UT 00:00?(?) B.W. Chapman (12cm refractor, 
     Seeing II, transparency poor, Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK) found 
     that Mons Pico was brighter in red light than in blue. 
     Aristarchus for comparison was the same brightness in both 
     filters. ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Nov-21 UT 12:41-14:14 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-2-24

     Aristarchus 1975 Feb 24 UTC 18:00-23:30 Observers (all in UK): Foley 
     (Kent, 12" reflector), Gannon (Middlesex, 6" reflector), Peters (Kent, 
     8" reflector), Farrant (Cambridge, 8" reflector), Turner (Sussex, 8" 
     reflector), Fitton (Lancashire, 8" reflector) - "(Foley) 1800h -- slate 
     gray bluish on all of crater; blue at 1816h, fading at 1835h, no color 
     on floor. At 1949h brillinance reduced, eyepiece tested at 1959h with 
     result of elong. gray blur & afterward activity at reduced light level. 
     Blue again at 2013h. (Gannon) at 1851h saw red tint on S.rim (instru.), 
     neg. in white & filter lite till 2000h, (Peters) at S=P had impression 
     of large faint blink on S.side, diffuse till 2000h, then seeing 
     improved & saw darkish patch on S.wall -- darker in blue than red. 
     Craters on limb were normal to 2017h, neg. at 2058h & 2130h, (Farrant) 
     at 2000h, normal. At 2053h color in small area to W. of W. wall. 
     (Turner) at 2230h-2300h got neg. (Fitton) at 2330h got neg. in white, 
     seeing too poor for filters. Fitton & Farrant think obs. due to atm. 
     effects. (activity earlier & none later confirmed)." NASA catalog 
     weight= 5 (very good). NASA catalog ID #1398.


2018-Nov-21 UT 12:43-14:14 Ill=96% Darwin observed by Moore_P on 1945-10-19

     Darwin 1945 Oct 19 UT 23:23 - P.Moore (UK) saw 3 brilliant 
     points of light on wall. 12" reflector used. NASA catalog ID #
     495, NASA weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Nov-21 UT 12:43-14:14 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Cook_MC on 2007-4-30

     Interior bands were faint at 22:40 but sharper at 23:20.
     Observer noted some blue spurious colour to the north of
     Aristarchus but this had gone by 23:50.


2018-Nov-21 UT 12:43-14:14 Ill=96% Moltke observed by Cook_MC on 2007-4-30

     Observer noted some variability in the brightness of Moltke 
     and Torricelli B. This observation has an ALPO/BAA weight of 3.


2018-Nov-21 UT 12:43-14:14 Ill=96% Torricelli_B observed by Cook_MC on 2007-4-30

     Observer noted some variability in the brightness of 
     Torricelli B and Moltke. This observation has an
     ALPO/BAA TLP weight of 3.


2018-Nov-21 UT 12:59-14:14 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1983-8-22

     On 1983 Aug 22 at UT 05:44-06:33 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 
     3"refractor, x150) found the brightness of Aristarchus (diffuse white 
     patch) to be 7 to 7.5 but apparently it is normally 8-8.5, so fainter 
     than normal. Another brightness reading found "brightening then nearly 
     extinction at S. wall similar to changes seen on Eimmart before. 
     Watched fluctuation compared to Cobra Head, they were similar but more 
     pronounced at Aristarchus" especially in blue light compared to red 
     (although there was a little brightness in red). Timings of these 
     fluctuations were 7sec, 7sec, 9-10sec and 9-10sec. The latter two might 
     have been seeing related as the crater enlarged up at these times. The 
     observer felt that the Cobra Head appeared fainter than the previous 
     year and had faded during the second set of brightness measurements. 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=227 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-21 UT 12:59-14:14 Ill=96% Mons_Piton observed by Louderback_D on 1983-8-22

     On 1983 Aug 22 at UT05:44-06:33 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 3" 
     refractor, x150) found that Mons Piton was still brighter in red light 
     than in blue - the opposite was found in his July observations. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=227 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-22 UT 07:40-09:18 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1983-10-20 *

     On 1983 Oct 20 at UT23:40 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) observed that 
     Aristarchus was brighter than normal (as measured with a CED) and much 
     more so that Censorinus, Menelaus, and Proclus craters (in turn). 
     Cameron comments that Moore is a very experienced observer. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=231 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-22 UT 07:59-11:45 Ill=99% Copernicus observed by Robinson_JH on 1977-3-4 *

     On 1977 Mar 04 at UT 20:55-21:18 JH Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK,
     26cm reflector, x200, Wratten 25 and 44a filters, seeing steady, 
     transparency varies from fair to very poor and cloud eventually halted 
     observations). Copernicus was very indistinct. All other features 
     examined were normal. This is a BAA Lunar Section observation. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Nov-22 UT 07:59-11:45 Ill=99% Fracastorius observed by Robinson_JH on 1977-3-4 *

     On 1977 Mar 04 at UT 20:55-21:18 JH Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK,
     26cm reflector, x200, Wratten 25 and 44a filters, seeing steady, 
     transparency varies from fair to very poor and cloud eventually halted 
     observations). The floor of Fracastorius is significantly brighter in a 
     red filter than in a blue filter. This is a BAA Lunar Section 
     observation. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-22 UT 08:41-08:58 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1965-9-10

     Aristarchus 1965 Sep 10 UT 04:08-04:38 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA, 5" reflector x130, x180, S=4, T=3) "S.region of floor 
     granulated, 7 deg bright, very faint brownish tinge; rest of crater 8 
     deg bright white (confirm. of Presson?)." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). 
     NASA catalog ID #892.


2018-Nov-22 UT 08:52-10:49 Ill=99% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1891-9-17

     On 1891 Sep 17 at UT 18:00? Pickering, based at Arequipa, Peru, and 
     using a 12" reflector, saw in Schroter's Valley and the vicinity 
     "Varitions in vapor column. Crater D covered. (there are rays here -- 
     high sun effect on them?) Drawings. Time estimated from given 
     colongitude)." Cameron 1978 catalog ID=270 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Nov-22 UT 09:00-10:47 Ill=99% Promontorium_Agarum observed by Louderback_D on 1990-5-9

     On 1990 May 09 at UT08:24-08:28 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 3" 
     reflector, x150, Clears sky) noticeed in Promontorium Agarum (Cape 
     Agarum), that at 08:24UT the west point (C) dimmed to a brightness of 
     6.5 before ragaining its normal brightness at 7. Cameron comments that 
     these are wedge measurements equivalent to 0.5 steps in Elger's 
     brightness scale. No other effects noticed elsewhere. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=404 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-22 UT 09:08-10:59 Ill=99% Moon observed by Kozyrev on 1977-1-4

     On 1977 Jan 04 at 16:25-17:30 Kozyrev (Pulkovo Observatory, Crimea, 
     Ukraine, Soview Union) "Observed unusual processes on moon. Activity in 
     progress at beginning of obs. Still vis. at 1710, gone at 1730h. 
     Latharn & colleagues found no seismic activity at that timeunder a 
     quick look". The Cameron 1978 catalog weight=4 and ID=1460. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2018-Nov-22 UT 09:46-11:40 Ill=99% Plato observed by Barker_R on 1938-1-16

     On 1938 Jan 16 at UT 00:00 Barker (Chestnut, England, UK, 12.5" 
     reflector) noticed that Plato crater had a brownish-gold veined 
     surface, colour irregular - laid on a smooth floor. The Cameron 
     1978 catalog ID=430 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-22 UT 09:57-11:45 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by LeCroy on 1976-2-14

     On 1976 Feb 14 at UT23:35-0053 LeCroy (Springfield, VA, USA, 4.5" 
     reflector, x75, S=6 and T=4.5). A blue haze was seen on the east side 
     of Aristarchus and red haze on the west side. At 00:00UT details were 
     more clear and at 00:24UT Aristarchus and Herodotus, were seperated. At 
     00:34UT colours were gone. At 00:35UT blue was on Aristarchus and the 
     area was bright, but was black in a red filter. At 00:53UT the features 
     were clear and the colour gone and the brightness had decreased to 9. 
     Cameron comments that the colour was not due to temp. inversion because 
     of being dark in the red filter, implying a medium). The Cameron 1978 
     catalog TLP ID is 1428 and the weight=1. This is an ALPO report. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-22 UT 10:19-12:05 Ill=99% Mons_Pico observed by Moore_P on 1996-12-24

     On 1996 Dec 24/25 at 18:12-00:02UT P. Moore (Selsey, UK, using a 15" 
     reflector x250-360, and seeing III) saw a strong orange colour on the 
     south wall and floor of Aristarchus. He suspected it to be spurious 
     colour but could not detect colours on any other craters. The colour
     remained but at 18:12 UT he suspected a trace on colour on Mons Pico 
     but was not sure. However he reported it to the TLP coordinator of the 
     BAA Lunar Section. The orange in Aristarchus gradually faded and had 
     almost vanished by 00:20UT when seeing was too bad to continue 
     observing. At 02:30UT he was able to re-observe again and there was 
     still a very very slight hint of orange in Aristarchus - but he 
     comments that if he had not been looking for it he might not have 
     noticed. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-22 UT 10:37-11:29 Ill=99% Torricelli_B observed by Foley_PW on 1985-9-28

     On 1985 Sep 28 UTC 20:54-23:52 P.W. Foley (Suffolk, UK) found (actually 
     before 20:54 UT) brightness variance in Torricelli B. J.D. Cook 
     (Frimley, UK) observed a brief blue coloured patch somewhere in the 
     Torricelli B region, but could not pin it down precisely. At 22:50UT 
     M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 30cm reflector, seeing III - occasionally V, 
     transparency moderate to good) Found the crater to have an elongated 
     appearance (in SSW-NNE direction) in white light, similar to the 
     previous night. A bright elongated spot was seen on the NNE floor, 
     close to where the wall should be. Not able to define the rim. There 
     was a very dark surrounding area to the crater, similar to what it was 
     on the previous night (roughly 1/4 brightness of Censorinus). 23:04UT 
     brighter in yellow, then red, then blue. At 23:10 it was seen that blue 
     filter dulled the crater - this was odd because both Censorinus and 
     Proclus were brighter in blue, which is what he would normally expect. 
     At23:15 UT Censorinus was brighter in blue, then yellow then red 
     filters and some orange spurious colour seen to the south of 
     Censorinus. At 23:23UT no spurious colour seen on Proclus or 
     Censorinus. 23:46UT Torricelli B elongated as before, but a very faint 
     ray might have been seen to the south west of the rim. This report is 
     not in the 2006 Cameron catalog. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Nov-22 UT 11:26-13:16 Ill=99% Plato observed by Kelsey on 1966-8-1

     Plato 1966 Aug 01 UT 06:14 Observed by Kelsey (Riverside, CA, 
     USA, 8" reflector x300) The wall from the S to the NNE wouldn't 
     focus well though at least 4 craterlets on the floor were 
     clearly seen (Ricker uncertain if real TLP. Cameron thinks it 
     probably was -- similar to Bartlett's experience on Aris. NASA 
     catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #961. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-23 UT 10:04-11:40 Ill=100% Plato observed by Barker_R on 1938-1-17

     On 1938 Jan 17 Barker (Chestnut, England, UK, 12.5" reflector) 
     noticed that Plato crater had a brownish-gold veined surface, 
     colour irregular - laid on a smooth floor. It had extended 
     further E than on the previous night. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-23 UT 10:04-00:00 Ill=100% Kepler observed by Manchester_University on 1963-11-2

     On 1963 Nov 01 at UT 00:20-00:35 Kopal and Rackham (Pic du 
     Midi, France, 24" reflector) observed in Kepler an 
     enhancement in red light at 672.5nm and 545.0nm. Luminescence 
     ~86% +/-3% of background. The Cameron catalog says that Moore 
     saw something between 23:30 and 03:00, but it is not clear 
     what exactly, or whether it was Copernicus, Kepler, or 
     Aristarchus? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=779 and weight=5. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2018-Nov-23 UT 10:04-11:52 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1978-11-15

     Aristarchus 1978 Nov 15 UTC 19:10-22:15 Observed by Foley (UK) - 
     Colouration seen - violet spot on north west interior. There was no 
     colour on the crater floor from 19:10-20:05, but suddenly the floor 
     colour changed to a slate blue-grey colour from 20:05-21:45UT. Colour 
     was not detected elsewhere. CED brightness measurements taken - these 
     were normal for Proclus, Mons Pico, Mons Piton and Tycho, but for 
     showed that Aristarchus varied in brightness. Crater Extinction Device 
     (CED) used. Seeing Antoniadi III, Transparancy Fair.


2018-Nov-23 UT 10:04-10:10 Ill=100% Fracastorius observed by Robinson_JH on 1980-9-24

     On 1980 Sep 24 at UT21:34 J-J. Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK, 10" 
     reflector, x200, seeing=III) found, using a Moon Blink device, that 
     Fracastorius blinked on the northern side in the red filter. Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=110 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Nov-23 UT 10:04-10:54 Ill=100% Plato observed by Titford_R on 1993-3-8

     On 1993 Mar 08 at UT 22:30 R. Titford (England, UK, 8.5" reflector, 
     seeing=III) found a very bright white area on the northern wall, "floor 
     < Mare Imbrium". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=456 and weight=3. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-23 UT 10:24-12:12 Ill=100% Mare_Crisium observed by Moore_P on 1948-7-21

     Mare Crisium 1948 Jul 21/22 UT 22:00?-01:00? Observed by Moore 
     (England, 12" reflector) "Almost featureless except for Peirce & 
     Picard" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #506. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Nov-23 UT 10:30-11:20 Ill=100% Mons_Pico observed by Madej_P on 1981-12-12

     On 1981 Dec 12 at UT 00:31 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK) saw some flashes 
     between Plato and Mons Pico. The cameron 2006 catalog ID=160 and 
     weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2018-Nov-23 UT 11:13-13:00 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Cross on 1965-9-11

     Aristarchus 1965 Sep 11 UT 08:08-08:15 Observed by Cross,Rasor (Parlos 
     Verdes, CA, USA, 22" reflector x133, S=F-P) "Red glows,. Photos 
     obtained but do not show phenom. Haze terminated obs." NASA catalog 
     weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #894.


2018-Nov-23 UT 11:45-13:33 Ill=100% Plato observed by Kelsey on 1966-8-2

     Plato 1966 Aug 02 UT 06:26 Observed by Kelsey (Riverside, CA, USA, 8" 
     reflector x300) "Again E(IAU?) wall would not focus" NASA catalog 
     weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #962.


2018-Nov-23 UT 11:56-13:53 Ill=100% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1891-9-18

     On 1891 Sep 18 at UT 21:00 Pickering, based at Arequipa, Peru, and 
     using a 12" reflector, saw in Schroter's Valley and the vicinity 
     "Varitions in vapor column. Drawings. Time estimated from given 
     colongitude)." Cameron 1978 catalog ID=271 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Nov-23 UT 12:42-15:07 Ill=100% Plato observed by Chernov on 1921-11-15 *

     Plato 1921 Nov 15? UT 20:00? Observed by Chernov (Russia, 2" refractor 
     x94) "Temporary increase in brightness of the light band at bottom 
     noted close to FM. Crater actively noted in Oct. 10." NASA catalog 
     weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #384.


2018-Nov-24 UT 11:28-12:04 Ill=98% Mons_Pico observed by Foley_PW on 1975-12-19

     On 1975 Dec ?? at 19:00UT P.W.Foley (Kent, UK), and possibly P. Moore? 
     (Selsey, UK) - unusual events were reported which might have been due 
     to minor structral changes. Albedo=76% (=7.6?). Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=1425 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-24 UT 11:28-12:23 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Kidger_M on 1978-11-16

     Aristarchus 1978 Nov 16 UTC 19:40-19:45. Observer: Mark Kidger (UK, 6" 
     refractor x40, x133, x200, seeing poor-boiling) - saw the north wall of 
     Aristarchus to be an electric blue. No spurious colour was seen in 
     other craters (despite the conditions). No other observers were able to 
     confirm this due to the weather. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-24 UT 11:48-13:10 Ill=98% Alphonsus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-12-19

     Aristarchus 1975 Dec 19 UT 22:45 Observed by Foley (Kent, England) 
     "Suspected anomaly in it", NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA 
     catalog ID #1424.


2018-Nov-24 UT 14:27-15:37 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-12-19

     On 1975 Dec 19 at UT22:45 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) suspected an anomaly in 
     Aristarchus. Cameron 1978 catalog weight=1424 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Nov-24 UT 15:11-15:35 Ill=97% Kepler observed by Fisher_YWI on 1942-2-2

     In 1942 Feb 02 at UT 18:20-19:15 Y.W.I. Fisher (Brussels, 
     Belgium) a whitish glow near the Earthlit limb, near to 
     Kepler (37W, 7N). The duration of the event was 55 min. 
     The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=488 and weight=2. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1. Ref. p220-221 IAU Symposium 
     No. 14 - The Moon.


2018-Nov-24 UT 15:35-15:37 Ill=97% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1975-2-27

     On 1975 Feb 27 at UT21:26-23:32 P.W. Foley (Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, 
     U.K., 12" reflector) picked up a colour Moonblink blink (brighter in 
     blue) in Plato crater at 21:36, 22:15 and 23:32UT extended from 11 - 3 
     o'clock along entire area inside the crater - the effect was 
     particularly diffuse and obscure, despite the surrounding localities 
     being sharp. The effect was seen visually and was continuous. A check 
     was made on star images and these were found to be very sharp and not 
     pulsating, thuis indicating good atmospheric conditions. This is a BAA 
     Lunar Section report. The ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2018-Nov-25 UT 12:46-14:02 Ill=93% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1898-4-9

     Schroter's Valley 1898 Apr 09 UT 04:00 Observed by Pickering 
     (Cambridge, Mass. USA, 15" refractor) "Variations in vapr col. Break in 
     main col. Similar to earlier. time est. fr. given col. Date given is 
     8th LT =9th UT?."NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #300.


2018-Nov-25 UT 12:46-13:46 Ill=93% Janssen_K observed by Brook_C on 1992-2-21

     On 1992 Feb 21 at 03:00-03:55UT C. Brook (Plymouth, UK, 3" refractor 
     x116, seeing II) found that Janssen K was very bright. Cameron 2006 
     catalog extension ID=441 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-25 UT 12:46-13:44 Ill=93% Cleomedes observed by Beaumont_S on 1993-12-31

     On 1993 Dec 31 at UT 05:00-07:40 S. Beaumont (Cambridge, UK, 12" 
     reflector) "saw a patch of hazy light to NW (from c.p. alpha) at 0550 
     craters B & J shadow of alpha had not reached E wall yet, but at 0536 
     it did. Alpha > at 0550. Craters B & J to SE had faded, vanished at 
     0630. Hazy patch remained around peak, alpha low mainly to NE like a 
     comet's tail. Slightly reddish fringe to E wall. (shown in sketch)". 
     The above has been quoted in full from the Cmeron catalog because the 
     catalog desription is slightly ambiguous and any attempted summary 
     might make the description more unreliable. The cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=470 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.   


2018-Nov-25 UT 12:55-14:38 Ill=93% Cassini observed by Livesey_R on 1995-1-19

     Cassini/Tycho 1995 Jan 19 UTC 04:35 Observer: R.Livesey (UK) - Tycho 
     appears brighter than Cassini bright spot in red filter. In violet 
     filter Tycho and Cassini bright spot appear equally bright. (Tycho and 
     Cassini bright spot in Deslandres - added at bottom of report?). 2.5" 
     refractor x48 (indoors), seeing Antoniadi II-IV. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-25 UT 12:55-14:38 Ill=93% Tycho observed by Livesey_R on 1995-1-19

     Tycho/Cassini 1995 Jan 19 UTC 04:35 Observer: R.Livesey (UK) - Tycho 
     appears brighter than Cassini bright spot in red filter. In violet 
     filter Tycho and Cassini bright spot appear equally bright. (Tycho and 
     Cassini bright spot in Deslandres - added at bottom of report?). 2.5" 
     refractor x48 (indoors), seeing Antoniadi II-IV. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-25 UT 13:54-15:30 Ill=93% Torricelli_B observed by Brook_C on 2002-10-23

     Torricelli B 2002 Oct 23/24 UT 23:25-23:52 Observed by Clive Brook 
     (Plymouth, UK, 60 mm OG x120 + prism) "Observed that Torricelli was 
     very diffuse and Tor B showing shadow ? observer considered a shadow 
     perhaps a little surprising this far from the terminator. Nothing 
     unusual seen by M.Cook at 23:52UT or by A Cook at 00:40-00:52 and 
     indeed other craters did appear to have shadows this far from the 
     terminator ? so perhaps only unusual aspect of the original observation 
     that could not be checked due to poor seeing by the latter observer was 
     the fuzziness. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-25 UT 16:06-16:21 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by Wilkins on 1790-3-3

     In 1790 Mar 03 at 22:00 UT Wilkins (England?) observed Herschel's 1787 
     lumninous point (Aristarchus) in the same place. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=67 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Nov-26 UT 13:47-15:31 Ill=86% Alphonsus observed by Wilkins_HP on 1958-11-29

     Alphonsus 1958 Nov 29 UTC 22:00? Observed by Wilkins (Kent, UK, 
     15" reflector) "Near site of Kozyrev's outbreak saw a circular 
     patch, black pit center, & red, round masses all around it." 
     NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #708.ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Nov-26 UT 15:59-16:53 Ill=85% Mouchez observed by Steed_W on 1980-9-28

     On 1980 Sep 28 at UT05:00-07:00 W. Steed (Ocean City, MD, USA, 3" 
     refractor, x45 and x220) detected a "tower-like" feature on the east 
     rim of Mouchez crater, and appeared about 2-3x higher than other 
     mountains nearby. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=112 and the weight=1. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Nov-27 UT 14:30-14:38 Ill=76% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1971-6-13

     Aristarchus 1971 Jun 13 UT 08:21 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 4" reflector x51, x93, x121) "S. part of floor was brownish & 
     granulated" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1296.


2018-Nov-27 UT 14:30-15:39 Ill=76% Gassendi observed by daSilva on 1971-6-13

     Gassendi 1971 Jun 13 UT 07:22-08:05 Observed by Raimundo Nonato 
     da Silva (Parnaiba, Brazil, 9.5" reflector, x180) "At 0755h 
     variation on W.(IAU?) edge of crater "brightness seemed to 
     become a little darker" as it was gugacious (foggy?), Was not 
     sure it was a LTP. Other features & it were normal from 0658-
     0755h". NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID 1295. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Nov-27 UT 14:30-15:22 Ill=76% Aristarchus observed by Pedler_J on 1978-11-19

     Aristarchus 1978 Nov 19 UT 22:40-23:05 Observed by Pedler 
     (UK, 12.5" reflector, x200, seeing fair) Blue colour seen and 
     could not focus on this part, where as other craters were 
     nice and sharp in this filter. Aristarchus darker in red 
     light. all other craters were normal in red. Attempts to 
     change the eyepiece did not make any difference to the blue 
     colour. Cameron 2005 catalog ID=43 and weight=4.
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Nov-28 UT 15:02-15:13 Ill=66% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1891-9-23

     On 1891 Sep 23 at UT 22:00 Pickering, based at Arequipa, Peru, and 
     using a 12" reflector, saw in Schroter's Valley and the vicinity 
     "Varitions in vapor column. Drawings. Time estimated from given 
     colongitude)." Cameron 1978 catalog ID=272 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Nov-28 UT 15:09-16:39 Ill=66% Promontorium_Heraclides observed by Doherty_EG on 1948-7-27

     Heraclides Point 1948 Jul 27 UT 02:00? Observed by Doherty (Stoke-on-
     Trent, England, 3" refractor? or 6" reflector or 10" reflector) 
     "Strangeley blurred & misty; La Place Prom was perfectly sharp." 
     NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #507.


2018-Nov-29 UT 16:32-16:51 Ill=54% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Unknown_Observer on 1994-4-3

     On 1995 Apr 03 at UT 03:30 Unknown Observer (Transparency good) saw a 
     darkening in the Cobra Head, Schroter's valley area of Aristarchus - 
     the best example that he had ever seen. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=474 
     and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=. Reference - BAA Lunar Section 
     circular 1995 Oct, p125 and personal communication from David Darling 
     to the BAA on 6/6/1995. Note it is uncertain whether this refers to the 
     Clementine mission or to somebody who observed during the Clementine 
     mission, or somebody with that surname. Anyway if it is the Clementine 
     mission then the date is wrong - possibly the year should have been 
     1994? The Cameron catalogue does actually mention a TIFF on Clementine 
     mission? The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=474 and the weight=3. I am 
     assuming that the year should be 1994 and not 1995? The ALPO/BAA 
     catalog weight=1 until we can find out what the correct date is?


2018-Nov-30 UT 15:52-16:13 Ill=43% Earthshine: sporadic meteors