TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: Greenland - Nuuk



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-Sep-01 UT 04:49-08:17 Ill=70% Lichtenberg observed by Barcroft on 1940-10-22 *

     Lichtenberg area 1940 Oct 22 UT 07:12 Observed by Barcroft 
     (Madera, CA, USA, 6" reflector) "Only slightly redish color this 
     nite, comp. with previous nites (see #'s 467 & 477)" NASA 
     catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #478. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-01 UT 05:32-08:17 Ill=70% Alphonsus observed by Unknown_Observer on 1958-12-2 *

     On 1958 Dec 02 at UT 06:00 an unknown observer detected a TLP on the 
     Moon. The reference for this is from Palm, 1967 Icarus. The Cameron 
     1978 catalog ID=709 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-01 UT 07:49-08:17 Ill=69% Cassini observed by McLarin on 1965-10-16

     1965 Oct 16 UTC 08:05-10:00 Observed by McLarin (Huntsville, AL, 20" 
     reflector), Bates, Hall (Prt. Tobacco, MD, 16" reflector), Hardie 
     (Nashville, TE, 30" reflector) "Color flashing pulsations 
     intermittently detected by Trident MB device in Huntsville but not seen 
     in Md, or vis. by Hardie when alerted. Pulsations in Cassini different 
     from atmosphere" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #906.


2018-Sep-01 UT 08:09-08:17 Ill=69% Alphonsus observed by Kozyrev on 1959-10-23

     Alphonsus 1959 Oct 23 UT 02:10-02:35 Observed by Kozyrev 
     (Crimea, Soviet Union, 50" reflector) "Red glows, emiss. 
     spect. got C2, C3 (Moore obs. 0100-0300 & saw nothing unusual 
     in an 8.5" reflector)" NASA catalog ID=723. NASA catalog 
     weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Sep-02 UT 01:15-04:52 Ill=61% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1964-7-31 *

     Aristarchus 1964 Jul 31 UT 02:00-02:23 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector x180) "Deep ravine on E.glacis 
     interrupted midway of its length by apparent break just below 
     rim of craterlet assoc. with EWBS. Normally, ravine is seen 
     continuous. Probable obscuration at pt, of break." S=7, T=5. 
     NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #834. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-02 UT 03:59-05:21 Ill=60% Triesnecker observed by Allen_DA on 1966-7-10

     Triesnecker 1966 Jul 10 UTC 02:00-02:15 Observed by Allen (Cambridge, 
     England) and other observations by Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, 
     NM, USA). Described in NASA catalog as: "Faint illum. of a ridge in 
     shadow; faded quickly (in BAA judged dubious). Not confirmed by 
     Corralitos MB." 12?" refractor (x280) used at Cambridge and at 
     Corralitos 24" reflector. NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA 
     catalog TLP ID No. #956.


2018-Sep-02 UT 06:07-08:03 Ill=59% Alphonsus observed by Vasilev on 1930-9-15

     In 1930 Sep 15 at UT00:00 Vasilev (Russia) observed the following in 
     Alphonsus crater: "During SS there was a triangular spot nr. W. wall 
     until merging with shad. of wall (normal?) (date wrong as age is 3.2d & 
     should be @ 23d. 9/15/30 would be correct: aux. data for 15th". The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=0. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=398 and 
     weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-03 UT 04:04-04:20 Ill=49% Plato observed by Wilkins_HP on 1944-8-12

     On 1944 Aug 12 at UT 04:00 H.P. Wilkins (Kent, UK, 8.52" 
     reflector) observed that central craterlet in Plato was 
     unusually bright and shows up as a bright white spot on his 
     sketch - though this might have been artistic license in his 
     sketch. His written notes refer to the unusual lack of a rim 
     (especially the northern part) to this craterlet. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-03 UT 05:00-06:51 Ill=49% Aristarchus observed by Sekiyuchi on 1970-7-26

     Aristarchus 1970 Jul 26 UT 15:00? Observed by Sekiyuchi (Tokyo, Japan, 
     36" reflector) "Polarimetric and photoeletric anomalies on Moon" NASA 
     catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1268. ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2018-Sep-03 UT 07:06-08:22 Ill=48% Aristarchus observed by George on 1965-10-18

     Aristarchus 1965 Oct 18 UTC 07:30-07:36 Observed by George, Dervas 
     (Huntsville, Alabama, 20" reflector x125) "Color with intermittent 
     displays, detected with Trident MB device. Observers dubious. NASA 
     catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #907.


2018-Sep-03 UT 07:15-08:22 Ill=48% Copernicus observed by Firsoff on 1955-5-15

     Copernicus 1955 May 15 UTC 03:30 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, UK, 
     6.5" reflector x70) "Almost as bright in violet filter as Aristarchus" 
     NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #592.


2018-Sep-03 UT 04:04-07:24 Ill=48% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Sep-04 UT 07:19-08:25 Ill=37% Aristarchus observed by Moseley_R on 1983-8-3

     Aristarchus 1983 Aug 03 UT 0305-0400 Observed by R,Moseley 
     (Coventry, UK, 6" reflector, seeing II, Transparency very good). 
     At the start of the observation, the NE wall and immediate 
     exterior was the brightest area visible (this is normal) and 
     seemed tinged with a faint blue/violet. At 03:45 the impression 
     of colour was fading in the brightening sky, but by 03:55 the 
     colour was back again with a faint violet/purple surrounding the 
     whole formation from E clockwise to N. The observer found it 
     difficult to decide whether it was really a colour on the Moon, 
     or an optical illusion. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-04 UT 04:43-07:27 Ill=37% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Sep-05 UT 05:36-07:30 Ill=26% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Sep-06 UT 06:42-07:34 Ill=16% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Sep-13 UT 21:53-22:05 Ill=21% Aristarchus observed by Darling_D on 1989-4-10 *

     On 1989 Apr 10 at UT01:30-02:00 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" 
     reflector, x64, seeing excellent) observed that Earthshine was not as 
     good as the previous night "~1/4


2018-Sep-21 UT 00:43-02:10 Ill=85% Bullialdus observed by Amery_GW on 1979-10-31 *

     Bullialdus 1979 Oct 31 UT 20:20-20:30 G.W. Amery (Reading, UK) 
     observed a plateau area to be dark and distinct in blue light 
     (Wratten 44a), but only just visibly in red (Wratten 25) and 
     yellow light. Observer wonders if this is natural surface 
     colour? ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-23 UT 22:45-23:02 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Madej_P on 1982-11-29 *

     Aristarchus 1982 Nov 29 UT 21:47 Observed by P. Madej 
     (Huddersfield, UK) flashes seen to NW. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-24 UT 02:46-06:40 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-Sep-24 UT 05:21-06:53 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-Sep-24 UT 05:21-06:53 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-Sep-24 UT 22:48-23:01 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1976-1-16 *

     Aristarchus 1976 Jan 16 UT 22:00-23:15 Observed by P.W. Foley 
     (Wilmington, Kent, UK, seeing II) - Aristarchus was tremendously 
     bright. No colour seen. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-25 UT 02:04-02:51 Ill=100% Hyginus_N observed by Klein_HJ on 1877-5-27

     Hyginus Nova 1877 May 27 UT 20:37 Observed by Klein (Cologne, 
     Germany) NASA Catalog Event #190, NASA Weight=1 (Very Low). Event 
     described as: "New crater 3mi.diam Didn't see anything there 12 yrs. 
     previously in studies. (Schmidt showed it sometimes dark, sometimes 
     light, sometimes not at all. Neison studied region minutely 20x from 
     July 1870-Aug,1875 & did not record it. Gauth says it's not new 
     (changes there?) "References: Neison, E. The Moon, Longmans, Green and 
     Co., London, 1876; Astron. Reg. 17, 204, 1877?


2018-Sep-25 UT 02:04-02:55 Ill=100% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1975-3-27

     On 1975 Mar 27 at UT22:30-01:45 P.W. Foley (Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, 
     UK, 30cm Newtownian) observed blueness along the inner southern wall of 
     Plato, though the centre of the activity was offset on one side. This 
     is a BAA report. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-25 UT 02:47-04:31 Ill=100% Plato observed by Mount_AW on 1944-9-3

     Plato 1944 Sep 03 UTC 03:40 - A.W. Mount (Fort Worth, TX, USA, 
     Conditions good, seeing 6/10) saw a small white bright point of 
     light appear suddenly close to the W. wall of Plato glowed 
     briefly as by far the most conspicuous object in the lunar field 
     of view and vanished quickly after approximately 2 sec. It was 
     star-like in appearance and was stationary on the Moon's surface 
     - about magnitude 6? Angular diameter of the flash was <= 1". 
     Observing conditions good enough to see the central craterlet in 
     Plato. 20cm reflector used. Ref. DJALPO Vol 45, p28 Spring 2003.


2018-Sep-25 UT 03:36-05:02 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1963-11-1

     On 1963 Nov 01/12 at UT 22:30-03:00 P. Moore (UK, 12" reflector) 
     observed something unusual in Aristarchus/Copernicus/Kepler - 
     the Cameron catalog is not very clear which. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=779 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-25 UT 03:41-05:02 Ill=100% Kepler observed by Manchester_University on 1963-11-1

     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. According to the Cameron catalog, 
     Moore(12" reflector, UK) noted somehting unsual between 22:30 
     and 03:00 but this might apply to Kepler, Coperncius, and/or 
     Aristarchus and that was seen 23:30-03:00? - the catalog is not 
     very clear. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=779 and weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2018-Sep-25 UT 04:30-05:02 Ill=100% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1898-4-6

     On 1898 Apr 06 atUT 23:00 Pickering (Cambridge, Mass, USA, 15" 
     refractor?) observed in Schroter's valley and it's vicinity "Variations 
     in vapor col. Crater E now most conspicuous instead of C which is now 
     least conspic., but not covered with vapor. (in drawing 2 gaps show, 
     time est. fr. given ol. ". The cameron 1978 catalog ID=298 and weight=
     3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-25 UT 04:36-05:02 Ill=100% Copernicus observed by Moore_P on 1963-11-1

     On 1963 Nov 01/12 at UT 22:30-03:00 P. Moore (UK, 12" reflector) 
     observed something unusual in Aristarchus/Copernicus/Kepler - 
     the Cameron catalog is not very clear which. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=779 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-26 UT 01:31-02:53 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-3-28

     On 1975 Mar 28 at UT22:30-23:42 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) observed 
     orange/red in Aristarchus. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-26 UT 01:31-02:23 Ill=99% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1975-3-28

     On 1975 Mar 27 at UT22:30-01:45 P.W. Foley (Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, 
     UK, 30cm Newtownian) observed blueness along the inner southern wall of 
     Plato. This is a BAA report. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-26 UT 02:35-04:32 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Manske_R on 1989-6-20

     On 1989 Jun 20 UT 0628-06:58 R. Manske (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 1" 
     refractor) discovered blue on the north west inner wall and red on the 
     south east outer wall. At 05:39 he could see the blue but not the red. 
     No colour was detected on Tycho, but he thought that he could detect a 
     pinkish colouration over the whole Moon. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=
     367 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-26 UT 03:05-04:54 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Amery_GW on 1983-10-22

     Aristarchus 1983 Oct 22 UT 22:00 G.W. Amery, (Reading, UK, Seeing 
     III-IV) found Aristrachus so bright that the CED was unable to 
     give a reading. The crater's interior was also diffuse in 
     appearance. The Cameron 2008 catalog ID=232 and weight=4. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Sep-26 UT 03:43-05:23 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Gallivan on 1969-5-3

     Aristarchus 1969 May 03 UTC 07:00? Observed by Smith, Gallivan 
     (Corralitos Observatory, Organ Pass, NM, 24" reflector, photos) "Bluing 
     around crater. Visible on monitor, but immeasurable in photos" NASA 
     catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1125


2018-Sep-26 UT 03:58-05:46 Ill=99% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1898-4-7

     On 1898 Apr 07 at UT 22:30 Pickering (Cambridge, Mass, USA, 15" 
     refractor?) observed in Schroter's valley and it's vicinity "Variations 
     in vapor col. Lge. gap in main column near edge of C. Gap not 
     previously seen, but fine lines crossing it had. E is still most 
     conspic. (time est. fr. col. given)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=298 
     and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-26 UT 04:31-06:13 Ill=99% Mons_Pico observed by Moore_P on 1980-9-25

     On 1980 Sep 25 atUT 20:20-22:14 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15"? reflector, 
     seeing=III) found that Mons Pico was bright and had a reddish glow to 
     its south west. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=111 and weight=0. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-26 UT 04:31-06:13 Ill=99% Plato observed by Moore_P on 1980-9-25

     On 1980 Sep 25 at UT20:20-22:14 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) noticed that the 
     central craterlet was more visible in red than in blue. There was also 
     a streak on the floor that was "shifted to S & W." The floor was dark 
     and Mons Pico was bright. Peters found Plato's floor (and central 
     craterlet) to be dark, and darker in blue than in red, however he was 
     suffereing from spurious colour at his observing site. Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=111 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-26 UT 04:31-06:13 Ill=99% Proclus observed by Peters_FW on 1980-9-25

     On 1980 Sep 25 at UT 20:20-22:14 Peters (Kent,UK, x240 and x120, 
     seeing=III) observed Proclus to have an orange tint, however there was 
     a lot of spurious colour in the area. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=111 
     and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-26 UT 04:36-06:33 Ill=99% Gassendi observed by Brook_C on 2004-8-31

     2004 Aug 31 UT 22:30-22:35 C. Brook (Plymouth, UK) looked at Gassendi 
     and noted a slight chestnut brown colouration in the dark area on the 
     crater floor to the north of the central mountain leading to Gassendi 
     A. It lasted for about two minutes during 22-30 hrs UT to about 22-35 
     hrs UT (observer unable be more precise). Used 60mm OG x120. Seeing 
     quite steady trans good. Checked Gassendi again at 23hrs UT to 23-05. 
     No sign of colour. Also area mentioned earlier seemed lighter now. No 
     colour on Aristarchus. Plato floor dark -no sign of craterlets. Seeing 
     good with just slight tremor. Trans good 60mm OG x120 used. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-26 UT 05:00-06:48 Ill=99% Picard observed by Unknown_English_Observer on 1877-5-29

     East of Picard (56E, 15N) 1877 May 29 UT 00:30 Observed by an unknown 
     observer (in England?) "Bright spot. (nr. sunset, should normally be 
     faint? as in Kuiper atlas where it is invisible.)" NASA catalog weight=
     3. NASA catalog ID #191.


2018-Sep-26 UT 05:25-07:05 Ill=99% Plato observed by McCord on 1965-9-12

     Plato 1965 Sep 12 UT 05:00 Observed by McCord (Mt Wilson 
     Observatort, CA, USA, 60" reflector+spectrometer) "line depth 
     ratios in spectra a/b (H), c/d (K) were abnormally high compared 
     with 23 other areas, but not quite as pronounced as other areas 
     on other dates." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). 
     NASA catalog ID 895. ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2018-Sep-26 UT 06:52-07:05 Ill=98% Mare_Crisium observed by Robinson_JH on 1973-3-20

     Mare Crisium 1973 Mar 20 UT ~19:55 Robinson (Devon, UK) patches 
     clearer in a red filter than in a blue filter. This is 
     unlikely to be a TLP, more likley something to do with effects 
     in our atmosphere, but is worth checking out, just in case. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-27 UT 01:24-01:32 Ill=96% Moon observed by Spinrad on 1962-9-16

     In 1962 Sep 16 at UT08:05 Spirad (Victoria, B.C., Canada, 48" 
     reflector) obtained a spectrum with a UV emission, in H & K lines 
     compared to Jupiter and Mars. II-AO plates, 6A/mm dispersion. 
     Fraunhofer lines much shallower than planetary ones. (whole
     Moon). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=770 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=4.


2018-Sep-27 UT 01:49-03:43 Ill=96% Geminus observed by Longshaw_N on 2013-12-19

     On 2013 Dec 19 N. Longshaw (Oldham, UK, Seeing III, TAK FS 78 
     APO Refracror) observed a diffuse area east of the central 
     peak of Geminus, to be sepia/brownish tint. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-Sep-27 UT 02:20-03:21 Ill=96% Proclus observed by Darling_D on 1988-7-31

     On 1988 Jul 31 at UT 07:09-08:10 D. Darling (Sun Prairie, WI, USA, 
     12.5"reflector, seeing=7/10 and T=3) did not detect the dark region on 
     the south east floor of Proclus (the TLP from a few days earlier), but 
     did see 2 "linear mounds". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=335 and the 
     weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-27 UT 02:30-04:24 Ill=96% Plato observed by Unknown_Observer on 1959-11-17

     On 1959 Nov 17 at Ut 22:00 an unnamed observer saw a light in Plato. 
     The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=725 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-27 UT 03:13-05:10 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Manske_R on 1989-6-21

     On 1989 Jun 21 at UT07:03-07:27, R. Manske (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 1 
     "refractor) found the colours pink and blue on Aristarchus, like the 
     previous day, however this time there was also an orange tinge on the 
     "back"" (North?) rim of Sinus Iridum and the same too on mare Crisium, 
     all the way past Plato, in the direction of Cassini. This colour was 
     not seen at higher magnifications. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=368 and 
     the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-27 UT 03:13-05:10 Ill=96% Cassini observed by Manske_R on 1989-6-21

     On 1989 Jun 21 at UT 07:03-07:27 R. Manske (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 1" 
     refractor) saw orange on Cassini all the way past Mare Imbrium edge,
     Plato etc - maybe atm. At high power (8mm eyepiece) & no filter. Saw no 
     hint of color (due to smearing at high power?)." The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=368 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-27 UT 03:13-05:10 Ill=96% Mare_Imbrium observed by Manske_R on 1989-6-21

     On 1989 Jun 21 at UT 07:03-07:27 R. Manske (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 1" 
     refractor) saw orange on Mare Imbrium edge all the way past Plato upto 
     Cassini - maybe atm. At high power (8mm eyepiece) & no filter. Saw no 
     hint of color (due to smearing at high power?)." The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=368 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-27 UT 03:13-05:10 Ill=96% Plato observed by Manske_R on 1989-6-21

     On 1989 Jun 21 at UT 07:03-07:27 R. Manske (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 1" 
     refractor) saw orange on Plato all the way past Mare Imbrium edge upto 
     Cassini - maybe atm. At high power (8mm eyepiece) & no filter. Saw no 
     hint of color (due to smearing at high power?)." The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=368 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-27 UT 03:13-05:10 Ill=96% Promontorium_Laplace observed by Manske_R on 1989-6-21

     On 1989 Jun 21 at UT 07:03-07:27 R. Manske (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 1" 
     refractor) saw orange on the north? wall of Sinus Iridum and over a 
     large part of the north of Mare Imbrium - "maybe atm. At high power 
     (8mm eyepiece) & no filter. Saw no hint of color (due to smearing at 
     high power?)." The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=368 and the weight=0. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-27 UT 05:00-06:57 Ill=95% Unknown observed by Scarfe on 1963-11-4

     On 1963 Nov 04 at UT 00:00? Scarfe (Cambridge, UK) observed a spectral 
     line dpeth anomaly? The cameron 1978 catalog ID=781 and weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Sep-27 UT 06:00-07:58 Ill=95% Plato observed by Cameron_W on 1971-4-13

     Plato 1971 Apr 13 UT 03:30-04:30  W. Cameron (Greenbelt, MD, 
     USA, 36" reflector & 6" grating) "spectrum obtained showed an 
     extra absorption line at 4908+/-4A & possibly another. No other 
     of 6 spectra of other features on the plate show it. No other of 
     20 spectra of Plato, including another on the same nite show it. 
     Further reduction & analysis remain to be done." NASA weight=5. 
     NASA catalog ID=#1291. ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2018-Sep-27 UT 06:05-07:57 Ill=95% Plato observed by McCord on 1965-9-13

     Plato 1965 Sep 13 UTC 05:40   McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" 
     reflector with spectragraph) - "Line depth ratio in spectra a/b (H), 
     c/d (K) were abnormally high compared with 23 other areas, but not 
     quite as pronounced as other areas on other dates." NASA catalog 
     weight=5 (very high), NASA catalog ID #895.


2018-Sep-27 UT 06:49-08:42 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Curtis on 1987-6-14

     Aristarchus 1987 June 14 UT 04:43-08:00 Observed by Curtis, Jacobs, and 
     Manske (Yanna Research Station, Carl A. Fosmark Jr. Memorial 
     Observatory, Madison Astronomical Society, WI, USA, 17" f4.5 Dobsonian 
     and the 8" f10 SCT Celestron) "On the night 13/14  June  11:42 P.M. to 
     3:00 A.M. local time or 14 June 04:43 to 8:00 UT. Three people 
     witnessed this event and all three of them observed with three 
     different telescopes to rule out instrumental aberration. These three 
     pople were members of the Madison Astronomical. The three observers 
     involved are Keith Curtis, Tom Jacobs and Robert Manske. Keith Curtis 
     took detailed notes of the event as he observed it. The observations 
     were made at the Yanna Research Station, Carl A. Fosmark Jr.
     Memorial Observatory of the Madison Astronomical Society following the 
     annual picnic. This is MAS dark sky site and is located near Brooklyn, 
     Wisconsin. As they were observing the night sky they saw the Moon 
     rising and noted a strong orange color due to atmospheric effects. 
     Approximately 1/2 hour after the Moon rise they decided to turn one of 
     the telescopes on it. It was at 04:43 UT, it was noted by Keith Curtis 
     that as the Moon rose it began to loose the horizon color effect and 
     return to its normal color, but he found that the red color was not 
     leaving the crater Aristarchus. At first they all thought this was an 
     atmospheric effect but decided it was a real event since they detected  
     a second crater (Euler) showing red color on its rim. Keith Curtis
     said that the red color was very strong on the Western rim of 
     Aristarchus with a strong blue/green or aqua green on the Eastern rim. 
     Keith also reported that the glow opaque enough to prevent viewing of 
     the interior of crater Aristarchus. He said they observed until 3:00 
     A.M. daylight saving time or 8:00 UT. and the red glow was still 
     visible when they ended  their observing session. Robert Manske 
     description of the event was that he saw two craters glowing a strong 
     red and blue giving it a rainbow effect. He said that the red glow was 
     so strong he was unable to see the craters underneath during the entire 
     observing session. Concerning the orientation of the red and blue was 
     on the crater he stated that  he did not remember since he failed to 
     take any notes. Concerning whether there was any difference in 
     appearance when they observed it with the 17" f4.5 Dobsonian and the 
     8" f10 SCT Celestron. He said that he could not detect any difference 
     to the lunar formation or the color on it regardless of which telescope 
     he used. He did mention that as the Moon was rising it had the 
     appearance of one large Maria in the center of the disk. This illusion 
     disappeared as the Moon rose higher into the sky. When talking to Tom 
     Jacobs he said that he remembered that he did not see anything on the 
     Moon until 1/2 hour after Moon rise. He said that he remembered that 
     the entire Aristarchus region had a strong reddish or pinkish color. 
     All three witness all reported variations in the type of color they 
     were seeing. This would indicate that individuals color perception is a 
     major factor during a color event. Keith Curtis saw a very strong 
     coloration around the rim of the craters, where Robert Manske saw the 
     entire region covered by this red and blue coloration and he could not 
     see the interior of the craters underneath. Tom Jacobs reported that 
     the glow covered the entire crater but he could see the crater 
     underneath it. The Moon never achieved a height greater than 21 degrees 
     so it could be that what the observers saw was caused by the Earths 
     atmosphere. Further details can be found on the following web site: 
     http://www.ltpresearch.org/ltpreports/ltp19870614.htm " ALPO 
     observational report. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=303 and 
     weight 5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Sep-27 UT 07:45-08:45 Ill=95% Plato observed by McCord on 1965-9-13

     Plato 1965 Sep 13 UTC 07:20   McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" 
     reflector with spectragraph) - "Line depth ratio in spectra a/b (H), 
     c/d (K) were abnormally high compared with 23 other areas, but not 
     quite as pronounced as other areas on other dates." NASA catalog 
     weight=5 (very high), NASA catalog ID #895.


2018-Sep-27 UT 08:20-09:31 Ill=95% 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-Sep-27 UT 08:59-09:31 Ill=95% 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-Sep-27 UT 08:59-09:31 Ill=95% 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-Sep-27 UT 23:07-02:18 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Gennatt on 1964-8-26 *

     Aristarchus 1964 Aug 26 UT 02:00-03:00 Observed by Genatt, Reid,
     (Greenbelt, MD, 16" reflector, x360, S=P-G), and Lindenblad 
     (Washington, DC, USA, 26" refractor) "Red and Blue bands. Grew 
     thinner & shorter. Alerted Naval Obs. One obs. tho't he saw 
     Phenom. but not sure. (confirmation ?). (prof. astronomers, but 
     not lunar observers)" NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA 
     catalog ID #844. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Sep-28 UT 01:28-03:20 Ill=91% Atlas observed by Delmotte on 1954-3-23

     Atlas 1954 Mar 23 UTC 00:00? Observed by Delmotte (France?) "Violet 
     tint in crater" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #562.


2018-Sep-28 UT 01:28-01:49 Ill=91% Unknown observed by Unknown_Observer on 1957-2-18

     In 1957 Feb 10 at UT 22:00 an unnamed observer repirted a TLP somewhere 
     on the Moon. The reference for this comes from: Palm, A. 1967, Icarus,&
     (2), p188-192. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=662 and weight=0. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-28 UT 02:42-04:37 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Ricketts_GH on 1979-11-7

     Aristarchus 1979 Nov 07/08 UT 23:10-00:00 Observed by R.H. 
     Ricketts (Lewis, Sussex, UK, 10" reflector, x300, Seeing 
     Antoniadi II) - obscuration and colouration seen. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Sep-28 UT 03:05-04:47 Ill=90% Proclus observed by Gray_R on 2001-11-4

     Proclus 2001 Nov 04 UTC 07:00-07:43 "Robin Gray of Winneucca, Nevada, 
     U.S.A. reported a contrast effect and brightening in the crater 
     Proclus. Using a 15.2 cm refractor he conducted a Moon blink search 
     with Wratten 25a and 38a blue filters. His report goes as follows: 
     Moon Blink carried out. In Red 25 Proclus looked nearly the 
     same as in white light. Through the Blue 38a filter, however, only the 
     brilliant lit south east wall was clearly visible. The northeast wall 
     was very dim with this filter. With no filters the NE and SE wall were 
     brilliantly lit, the SE wall was almost as bright as Aristarchus. A 
     thread like strip along the NW wall, possibly the rim of the crater, 
     was also brilliantly illuminated. The interior of the crater was a 
     featureless stygian black with the exception of a brilliant (intensity 
     9) thread of light that ran parallel  to the illuminated east wall. 
     Whether this was an L.T.P. or an optical  effect of atmospheric 
     turbulence is unknown, did not see anything similar elsewhere along the 
     terminator though" ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Sep-28 UT 03:48-05:43 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Madej_P on 1979-11-8

     On 1979 Nov 08 at 00:16UT P.Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 6" reflector, x48 
     and x110, seeing II and transparency very good) detected a small faint 
     orange spot, close to the centre, but not at the centre. Spurious 
     colour was visible on the northern flank of Aristarchus. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=74 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.  


2018-Sep-28 UT 05:14-07:06 Ill=90% Plato observed by Lihou on 1886-11-14

     Plato 1886 Nov 14 UT UT 21:45 Observed by Lihou (France?) "Brilliant 
     band N-S, area marked G in NE was only slightly visible, poorly 
     defined. Drawing (there were rays on the floor)." NASA catalog weight=3 
     (average). NASA catalog ID #253.


2018-Sep-28 UT 07:05-08:56 Ill=89% Theophilus observed by Mobberley_M on 1981-10-16

     On 1981 Oct 26 UT 20:44-21:14 M. Mobberley (Bury St Edmunds, UK, 
     14" Cassegrain, seeing III) noticed an ~100deg wide fan on the 
     floor of Theophius, radiating on the central peak upto the 
     surrounding base of the wall next to Cyrillus crater. This fan 
     had a hint of yellow/red. The observer did not consider this to 
     be abnormal - there was certainly no loss of focus here as far 
     as the observer was concerned, and no mention is made of this 
     effect in later observations that night. Plenty of spurious 
     colour was reported. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-28 UT 08:05-09:34 Ill=89% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1966-8-5

     Aristarchus 1966 Aug 05 UT 05:22-05:38 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA, 4" reflector x93, x125, x281, S=4, T=5), "S. part of floor was 
     granulated & est. at 6 deg bright; faint yellow-brownish tint. Rest of 
     crater 8 deg bright white."NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog 
     ID 963.


2018-Sep-28 UT 09:05-09:34 Ill=89% Grimaldi observed by Firsoff on 1937-4-29

     In 1937 Apr 29 at UT 09:30 Firsoff (Glastonbury, UK, 6" reflector and 
     filters) observed a slight greenish colour (Cameron says colour of 
     ground? no TLP?). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=420 and Weight=4. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Sep-29 UT 02:22-04:14 Ill=83% Plato observed by Corvan_P on 1966-8-5

     Plato 1966 Aug 05/06 UT 23:37-02:58 Observers: Corvan, Moseley 
     (Armagh, N.Ireland, 10" refractor, x280) and Ringsdore (England, 
     8.5" reflector) "Several red glows at different places at 
     different times. Each lasted a few min. (not confirmed by 
     Ringsdore. Given as 8/4 in MBMW) NASA catalog weight=4, NASA 
     catalog ID=#964. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-29 UT 02:54-04:19 Ill=83% Unknown observed by Unknown_Observer on 1958-11-1 *

     On 1958 Nov 01 at UT 00:00 a TLP was seen on the Moon (location and 
     observer not given). The Reference for this is Palm, 1967. The Cameron 
     1978 catalog ID=702 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-29 UT 04:49-06:42 Ill=83% Kepler observed by Classen on 1968-7-14

     On 1958 Jul 14 at UT 21:00 Classen (Pulsnitz Observatory, East Germany, 
     8" refractor) observed Kepler to be 0.5 magnitudes brighter than 
     Aristarchus, normally it is the other way around with Aristarchus being 
     0.3 brighter than Kepler. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1084 and weight=
     3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-29 UT 07:11-09:37 Ill=82% Theophilus observed by Cross on 1965-7-18 *

     Theophilus 1965 Jul 18 UTC 08:52-09:01 Observed by Cross, Ariola 
     (Whittler, CA, USA, 19" reflector, x450, S=4, T=3) "Red spots; 
     ruby red within a pink area on c.p." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA 
     catalog ID #885. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Sep-29 UT 08:39-09:25 Ill=82% Mons_Piton observed by Brook_C on 1999-1-7

     1999 Jan 07 UT 01:57 C. Brook (Plymouth UK, 65mm refractor, 
     x125, seeing good) found this mountain unusually dull. In 
     contrast, Mons Pico, Montes Teneriffe, Montes Spitzenberg, 
     were all normal. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-29 UT 09:15-09:37 Ill=81% Plato observed by Gruithuisen_F on 1825-4-8

     Plato 1825 Apr 08 UT 01:00 Observed by Gruithuisen (Munich, 
     Germany) "West part of crater brighter than east part". NASA 
     catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #106. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-30 UT 02:06-03:53 Ill=75% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1964-8-28

     Aristarchus 1964 Aug 28 UT 04:30-04:50 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector x240) "Faint blue-viol. 
     radiance on EWBS; dark viol. on nimbus. S.floor dull, 6, 
     granulated, distinct yellow-brown; rest of crater 8 bright. 
     NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #847. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Sep-30 UT 02:06-02:16 Ill=75% Alphonsus observed by Brook_C on 2002-9-27

     Alphonsus 2002 Sep 27 UT 00:00-02:15 Observed by Clive Brook (Plymouth, 
     UK) "Central peak was bright 00:00 UT but had faded by at least 2 deg 
     on the Schroter scale - no colour seen. Observer continued observing
     until 02:15 UT but central peak had dimmed considerably by then"


2018-Sep-30 UT 05:23-07:20 Ill=73% Plato observed by Darling_D on 1989-4-26

     On 1989 Apr 26 at UT 10:22-10:44 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" 
     refractor, x36-x140) found that the eastern half of Plato crater was 
     dark - and he checked this using several eyepieces. moderate 
     magnification resolved the dark region into bands, but too high a 
     magnification (x140) made the bands dissappear. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=362 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Sep-30 UT 05:59-07:52 Ill=73% Aristarchus observed by Cameron_W on 1982-10-8

     On 1982 Oct 08 at UT 04:15-04:30 W. Cameron (Silverspring, MD, USA, 
     3.5" reflector, x160, Seeing-very good) suspected blue tinge on north 
     west rim and brown/red on south east rim of Aristarchus crater + focus 
     was slightly difficult. No similar colour effect seen on other craters. 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=186 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-30 UT 05:59-07:52 Ill=73% Clavius observed by Cameron_W on 1982-10-8

     On 1982 Oct 08 at UT 04:15-04:30 W. Cameron (Silverspring, MD, USA, 
     3.5" reflector, x160) found that Clavius had a "D" shaped crater on its 
     outskirts that made it appear to have a ridge crossing through it. 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=186 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-30 UT 08:41-09:40 Ill=72% Plato observed by Mobberley_M on 1981-10-18

     On 1981 Oct 18 UT 22:14022:16 M.Mobberley (Bury St Edmunds, UK, 
     14" Cassegrain, seeing variable, transparency misty) found that 
     the central craterlet on the floor of Plato was not visible, 
     despite it being visible under similar colongitudes on other 
     nights. Might be due to observing conditions, but observer 
     suspicous. At 02:08 the observer comments that the central 
     craterlet was ellusive, and at 02:42, though it is uncertain 
     whether they regarded it as suspicous still at this stage? 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Sep-30 UT 09:06-09:40 Ill=72% Rimae_Triesnecker observed by Markov on 1915-7-3

     Triensecker Rille 1915 Jul 03 UTC 00:00? Observed by Markov (Russia) 
     "Several spots changed their shapes compared with Gordeenko's depiction 
     on 5/23/12 see #339; which cannot be explained by light variations." 
     NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #356.