On 1822 Jun 23 at UT 21:20 Ruppell (Germany?) observed a "lunar volcano" in Aristarchus. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=96 and the weight= 1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1991 Jun 16/17 at UT 20:30-00:30 T. Castro (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24" reflector, x500) observed "Large white spot with a comet-like tail extending eastwards (celestial) on of the shore of Mare Crisium at 52.5E, 21.5N." This was confirmed by several other observers and apparently video recorded. The effect was seen on several nights but had faded completely by 20th June. J. Westfall (San Francisco, CA, USA) also videod the spot but on Jun 21. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=429 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1994 Jan 16 at UT19:30-21:10 D. Strachen (England, UK, 4" refractor, x21 and x143) whist looking at an occultation of ZC3453, saw a bright spot in Earthsine, just north of Aristarchus (47W, 25N) at position angle 30deg-40deg, only a little way in from the limb. It appeared like a star through haze and a few seconds of arc in diameter. It was Visible for more than 1 hour until 20:50UT although had faded somewhat by that time. However J. & M. Cook (Frimley, UK, 12" reflector, x143 and x244) saw nothing in Earthshine from UT 20:02-21:10. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=472 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1970 Apr 11 at UT 22:04-23:00 Claudio Pamplona and Jackson Barbosa(Fortaleza, Brazil, 2" refractor, x160, seeing=fair) observed an obscuration over Peirce, in particular they could not see the crater wall and the crater itself was like a black pit. (Apollo 13 watch). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1238 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1991 Jun 17 at UT 20:30 T. Castro (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24" reflector, x500) observed "Large white spot with tail eastward shore of M. Crisium." The effect was seen on several nights but had faded completely by 20th June. Tonight it varied in brightness from "7.5-9.5 albedo" The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=430 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
near Proclus 1970 Apr 12 UTC 00:15, 00:20 Observed by Loocks (Valparalso, Chile, 12" reflector, x88) "Brilliant in area NW of crater. No change in brightness Contrast to opacity of illuminated fraction of this day Later saw a flash on the moon. (Apollo 13 watch)." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1239.
Theophilus 1970 Apr 12 UTC 00:25 Observed by Collier (Montreal, Canada, 6" relector?, x180) "Sharp E. inside wall flashes; c.p. lighter than floor. Pink on peak & illum. wall. Drawing. (Apollo 13 watch)." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1240.
Theophilus 1971 Mar 02 UT 20:30-22:50 Observed by Ringsdore (Stoneleigh, England, 15" reflector, x360, seeing=good) "Suspected TLP on c.p. 2 other obs. did not confirm. Orange- pink glow. Faded for 10 min then reappeared." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID 1286. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1984 Sep 30 at UT17:30-18:45 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 83x, seeing=I-II, transparency very good and no spurious colour) "Twilight Earthsine at 1732, 83x light-darker blue by 1800. Looked like a star of mag. 3-4 with no variations. Spot moved slightly from side to side, not connected with alignment or optical. Luminescence may have expanded and contracted, but not sure. Other regions in Earthsine not seen. (Mobberley) saw Earthshine with naked eye. Aris seen before clouds came. Earthsine > normal T=E. (Foley) took CED readings which confirm the brilliance of it. No other features could be measured in Earthshine."The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=250 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1970 Apr 12 at UT 22:10-22:40 Censorinus was observed by Jean Nicolini (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12" reflector, x680). The crater had a visible reddish hue--gap in bright area on western slope. Colourless to pink to reddish. Environs also involved. Photographs were taken. (Apollo 13 watch). Cameron 1978 catalog TLP ID 1241 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1991 Jun 18 at UT 21:30? T. Castro (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24" reflector, x500) observed "Large white spot with tail eastward shore of M. Crisium." The effect was seen on several nights but had faded completely by 20th June." The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=430 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Cyrillus 1970 Apr 12 UT 23:46-23:52 Observed by Loocks (Valpareiso, Chile, 12" reflector x88, LION network) "Small crater in Western Cyrillus was much brighter than anything in the area". NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1242.
Mare Numbium 1970 Apr 12 UT 23:46-23:52 Observed by Loocks (Valpareiso, Chile, 12" reflector x88, LION network) "Small crater in Western Cyrillus was much brighter than anything in the area. Earlier he got a blink at 35deg W 15 deg S 10th mag. Drawing (Apollo 13 watch)" NASA catalog weight=2 (poor). NASA catalog ID #1242.
On 1970 Apr 12 at UT 23:56 Loocks (Valparsiso, Chile, 12" reflector, x88) observed a flash of magnitude 10 in Aristarchus - "not as brilliant as usual (obscur. ?). Did not obs. permanent luminosity as in other apportunities. (Apollo 13 watch)" The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 1243 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1964 Jul 16 at 03:55-04:10UT Cragg (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 6" reflector, x180, seeing 7, transparency 6) observed a pseudo hill (700m high) some 3 km in diameter and casting a shadow, south east of Ross D. The Cameron 1978 catalog TLP ID=830 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Hase 1970 Apr 13 UT 01:28 Observed by Dumas (Montreal, Canada) "Intermittent light on S.wall of crater (atm. ?) (Apollo 13 watch). NASA catalog weight=1 (very poor). NASA catalog ID #1244.
Torricelli 2011 Dec 31 UT 16:39-17:00 R.Braga (Milan, Italy, 80mm refractor) found the north rim or Torricelli to be very bright at the start of the observing session but dimmed considerably at around 17:00UT. Observer not sure on the normal appearance of this crater. In view of the seeing conditions and small aperture, this TLP is being given an ALPO/BAA weight of 1.
Madler 1971 Mar 03 UT 21:30-21:45 J Andrews (Christchurch, UK, 8.5" reflector, x240, seeing I) observed a red fan shaped area to the south of Madler - it covered part pf the mountainous area to the south. The colour started fading at 21:45UT and had gone within 5 minutes. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1865 Nov 24 at 20:00? UT Williams and others (England, UK, 4" telescope) saw in Earthshine that Carlini was had a distinct 8th magnitude star-like speck in it. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=140 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Near Theophilus - south of Madler - 1971 Mar 03 UT 21:30-21:35, 21:47 Observed by Hedley-Robinson (England, 3.75" refractor, x164, S=G, steady haze) "Reddening in a fan form on bright area of that formation, but red did not extend fully over it. Blink patrol started at 2005h but no red till 2130h. Definte blink at 2147h" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1287.
Mare Nectaris 1880 Jan 18 UT 20:00? Observed by Gaudibert (France?, seeing poor) "Whole of sea was foggy. Fog extended into Fracastorius. Gruithuissen said seeing was unsatisfactory" NASA catalog weight=0 (very unreliable). NASA catalog ID #216. ALPO/BAA catalog weight=1.
Piton 1970 Apr 13 UT 22:06-01:30 Observed by Cutts (Waverton, UK) "Peak was bright (Apollo 13 watch. Shining in dark?)" NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1247. Similar illumination shown on Hatfield Plate 2E(left). ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1982 Aug 26 at UT 21:00 Arsyukhin (Moscow, Russia, 3" reflector) found that Poisson appeared hazy. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=181 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1994 Apr 18 at UT14:40 C.D. Hua (China) found that the wall of Picard had changed to dark. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
------------ Ptolemeus 1970 Apr 14 UT 00:45-01:30 Observed by Nelson Travnik and Sergio Vianna (Matias Barbosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 4" refractor, x250, x400, - observing onditions very good, Kodak Wratten 15 and 23 filters used) "A kind of glimmering mist lifted and wafted inside the shady hollow of the crater (Apollo 13 watch)" NASA catalog weight=3 NASA catalog ID #1248. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Fracastorius 1975 Apr 19 UT 19:47, 20:40, 20:45 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, UK, 26cm reflector) "Fracastorius had a blink - it was bright in red and darker in blue at these three times, and probably in between. This was possibly natural surface colour being detected?". ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Mare Crisium 1975 Apr 19 UT 19:47-20:37 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, UK, 26cm reflector) "Mare Crisium N. end of floor - blink (red and blue filters) in patches, bright in red. Blink stops at 20:37". ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus 1958 Nov 19 UT 21:00-21:20 Observed by Hole (Brighton, England, 24" reflector x500) and Wilkins, Wall and Brewin (Located in Kent, and other locations in England, and 15", 12" and ?" reflector telescopes) "Reddish patch on c.p. (S. of it) about 3 km in diameter. (indep. confrim)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 706.
Hercules 1970 Apr 14 UT 23:10-23:45 Observed by Jean Nicolini (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12" reflector, x680) "Vis. reddish-brown hue to shaded area. In crater -- different from Atlas. Phenon. stayed after moving telescope. Photos obtained. Not chrom. Abber. (Apollo 13 watch)" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1251. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1975 Apr 19 UT 21:09 P. Foley (Kent, UK), detected blue in Plato on east. Fiton at UT20:45 found blue along the south wall at the east (IAU?) end, which was very bright white. Blueness extended towards the large landslip at the east of the formation. Immediately north of the landslip, where the bright wall curves first westwards, then again northwards, red could be faintly detected, folloowed by a very faint blue. All other parts of the formation were normal. Examination with a Moon blink device revealed no colour blink. J-H Robinson also found blue, with red on the west wall (exterior?). By 21:30UT Fitton found Plato to be normal and so was Proclus, though he did find Epigenes (bright cresecent of east wall only) slightly blue to the N.W and red to the S.E. Mare Crisium was normal. Prominent spurious colour seen on Venus, but it was low in the sky, with blue to the north and red to the south. However J.H. Reading, managed to see the north east floor blurred and slightly blue from 22:45-23:00UT. These reports are BAA observation. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Alpetragius 1958 Nov 19 UT 22:00-22:05 Observed by Stein (Newark, New Jersey, USA, 4" refractor) "Shadow anomaly. Portion of shadow vanished, replaced by lighter shade. At 22:05 gradually darkened & was normal in 20 sec." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #704. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Schroter 1839 Jul 19 UT 22:00? Observed by Gruihuisen (Munich, Germany) "Dark mist" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #119. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1988 Mar 26 at UT20:00 M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, Frimley, UK, 12" reflector, seeing=III) reported Cenosrinus to be "foggy/fuzzy" and this this effect was not seen in other adjacent regions. The cameron 2006 catalog ID=320 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Eratosthenes 1970 Apr 15 UTC 01:25-01:42 Observed by daSilva (Brazil, 10" reflector x200 & 20" refractor x224, Seeing=good, Transparency=Good). "Vis. blink? on lower c.p. Ilum. walls were yellowish-white C.p. diamond brightness with a pt. flashing. Turbulent atms. impeded confirm. Other features were normal (Apollo 13 watch. S-IVB impact at 0109h, took 70 s to reach A12 Alsep." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1252. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
La Hire 1887 Feb 02 UTC 20:00? Observed by Klein (Cologne, Germany, 6" refractor) "Intense yellow streak that cast shadows around neighboring features". NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #255.
On 1968 May 07 at UT 03:00-03:40 Kelsey (Riverside, CA, USA, 8" reflector) observed Messier and Messier A and noted the following: "The ray-tail halo (in N. ray) showed a possible enhancement in blue filter at 1st obs. per. but not seen at 0330. Later enhancement was indicated in red filter but not apparent at 0600h. The red enhancement is very unsual; but has been suspected on a few previous occasions. Not seen vis. (confirm. of Jean?)" The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Near and on Plato 1970 Apr 15 UT 21:45-22:04 Observed by da Silva (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 10" & 20" refractors) "Crater chain W. of Plato -- 3rd crater W. (Plato Y) was brighter than surroundings. Lozenge on W. wall (landslip?) was darker than inner wall. Bright part of wall was yellowish-white. da Silva reports this as neg. (normal aspects) obs (Apollo 13 watch probably normal as Y is a bright halo crater)." NASA catalog weight=0. NASA catalog ID #1255. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Tycho 1970- Apr 15 UTC 22:00-23:00 Observer: Nelson Travnik (Matias Barbosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 4" refractor, x250 & x400, seeing excellent, Wratten 15 and 23 filters used) "Slightly pulsating white glow on W. (IAU?) wall's external slope (Apollo 13 watch). NASA catalog ID #1256, NASA weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Plato 1966 Jun 27 UT 21:40-21:55 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, England, 10.5" reflector) and Sartory (England, 8.5" reflector + Moon blink) "Color (red?) on SE wall detected by Eng. moon blink sys. (confirm)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 949.
On 1968 May 07 at UT 03:00-03:40 Kelsey (Riverside, CA, USA, 8" reflector) observed Messier and Messier A and noted the following: "The ray-tail halo (in N. ray) showed a possible enhancement in blue filter at 1st obs. per. but not seen at 0330. Later enhancement was indicated in red filter but not apparent at 0600h. The red enhancement is very unsual; but has been suspected on a few previous occasions. Not seen vis. (confirm. of Jean?)" The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 May 11 at UT 20:20-21:00 R. Amendsensvej (Esbjerj, Denmark, 10" reflector, x333) noted that Copernicus had "almost no disturbance. Flash was seen between 2236:30 & 2236:40. Thus 10S". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=444 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Plato 1937 Dec 12 UT 16:45-21:00 Observed by Barker (Chestnut, England, 12.5" reflector x420) and Fox (Newark, England, 6.5" reflector, 24?x) "Strong streak of orange-brown on E.wall. Floor nearly clear of shad. composed of many veins & thin streaks interwoven. At 21h irreg. extension seen spreading eastward down wall. Confirmed by Barker's younger son. NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). ALPO/BAA weight=4. NASA catalog ID #428.
1864 May 15-16 UT 23:00-01:00? East of Picard (probably Curtis Observed by Ingall (Camberwell, England?) "Remarkable bright spot" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #134. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1983 Jul 20 at UT 18:50-22:40 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12"reflector, seeing II-III) noted that the south wall of Plato at the 11 o'clock position, at the location of a cleft, was fuzzy on either side of the cleft. There was also a deep red colour along the cleft and the outside wall. The colour had gone by 22:40 though. All other parts of the rim of Plato were clear and distinct. M. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing III) sketched some obscurations at 22:03UT. At 22:08UT the red colour reduced to a red line and vanished by 22:37. The south wall obscuration varied in size and there was a possible obscuration at the 7 o'clock position. J. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing II-III) confirmed Foley's and M.Cook's observations. Detail inside the crater was sharp, but colour oppoiste to what is usual. Price (Camberley, UK, seeing IV-V) a few km away had atmospheric ripples affecting his observations. At 21:36UT G. North described the south wall as odd in appearance and the terrain south of this was lacking in detail - this was odd because elsewhere Plato was nice and sharp. At 21:45UT though the north section of the crater was a hazy red. The cameron 206 catalog ID=224 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Sinus Iridum 2004 May 29 UT 20:44 Observed by Clementelli (Rome, Italy, 102mm diameter Vixen refractor 80-160x, sky conditions: clear, no wind) "A blue/violet streak, lasting ~10 minutes was seen on the floor of Sinus Iridum between crater Bianchini and Promontorium Heraclides. The suspect TLP mybe an effect of instrumental achromatic aberration, but there is the small possibility that the effect was real." A UAI observational report. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1989 Jul 14 at UT 03:28 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA) found a darkening in the crater Proclus, but the shadow seen by Cook and Moore, from a few hours earlier was not seen. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=371 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Archimedes 1979 Oct 01 UT 20:57-21:00 Observed by Cook (Frimley, UK, 13mm Monocentric + Barlow eyepiece, Seeing IV, transparency: thin cloud) "Red seen on east, blue seen on west - almost certainly spurious colour".
Bullialdus 1979 Oct 01 UT 21:04-21:07 Observed by Cook (Frimley, UK, 13mm Monocentric + Barlow eyepiece, Seeing IV, transparency: thin cloud) "Red seen on east, blue seen on west - almost certainly spurious colour". ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus 1959 Feb 18 UT 21:00? Observed by hole (Brighton, England, 24" reflector) "Red patch (Moore in Survey of the Moon says Jan. '59). Moore says, Warner, in Eng. saw it bright red in an 18-in refr. Hedervari & Botha in Hungary saw red patch & several in US (indep. confirm. ?)" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #714. ALPO/BAA weight=5.
On 1978 Oct 23 observing period: UT22:00-22:40 A.C. Cook (Frimley, Surrey, UK, 6" reflector, x144, 6mm Ortho eyepiece, seeing IV, red and blue filters used) saw at 22:10 a secctor on thwe western floor to be mainly bright in the red. The surface was bumpy here. The observer at the time commented that this was probably not a TLP, but no precise explanation given. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Torricelli B 1995 Apr 11 UTC 20:15 Observed by North (UK). "Colour moonblink reaction, and crater dull". BAA Lunar Section report. ALP\BAA weight=3.
On 2017 Feb 08 UT 01:45 A.Martini Jr (10" Schmidt-Cassegrain with ASI 120 MC camera +IR filter, Gain 40, Gamma 36, exposure 0.003 sec) saw on a computer monitor screen a flash to far to the west of Herodotus and Aristarchus at the location 54.53W, 23.5N. It had a duration of 0.5 sec and on a brightness scale of 0 = night side of the Moon to 10 = Aristarchus, ranked 7. Unfortunately they were not recording at the time. As there was no confirmation observation and it could be a cosmic ray air shower detection, the ALPO/BAA weight=1
In 1934 Feb 25 at UT 18:30 Rawstron (USA?, 4" refractor, x250, S=6/12) observed in Pico B: "A large patch of haze appeared & drifted off across the mare in same direction as haze from Pico (white patch). It was obs. on 20 other occasions. Drawing". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 410 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1967 May 20 UTC 20:15 Observed by Darnella (Copenhagen, Denmark, 3.5?" refractor) "Red spots on S.rim. Moon was low." NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1036.
Aristarchus 1989 Jul 15 UT 02:00-04:20 Observed by Manske, Weier, Curtis, Keyes, Yanna, Norman, Knutson, Sullivan, Eichman and Radi (Carl Fosmark Jr. Memorial Observatory, Madison, WI, USA, SCT C11) "Manske initially observed a reddish tinge on the SE rim of Aristarchus. The colour was present in different eyepieces. Two other pinkish tinge areas were seen on the SE and NE rims. 4 of the observers did not see colour. Independent confirmation was made by Don Spain (KY) and Smith in LA. Full details can be found on the following web site: http://www.ltpresearch.org/ltpreports/LTP19890715.htm " An ALPO report.
On 1967 May 20 at UT 21:05-21:20 Kelsey (Riverside, CA, 8" reflector, x300) using an English Moonblink device found colour on the south west part of the floor. Note that for the times given by Cameron, the Moon was below the horizon from California - so possibly these are local times and these times need to be correctly converted into UT? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1037 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 May 13 at UT 20:16-21:29 several observers reported a TLP in Plato mostly concerning the visibility of floor craterlets, however observer seeing varied from III-V. North (UK, 18.25" reflector) reported "Colouration and floor craterlets very prominent. Seeing Antoniadi V, Transparancy Poor.". Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector seeing=III-IV) found the floor to be bright and in the better moment of seeing detected floor craterlets. The WNW spot was misty some of the time. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, seeing V) had very poor seing conditions. J.D. Cook and M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 3.6" reflector, seeing II-III) used a CCD camera at 22:11 UT. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=445 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Gassindi 1966 Oct 25 UTC 22:30-23:10 Observed by Moore and Moseley (Armagh, Northern Ireland, 10" refractor) and Sartory (England, 8.5" ? reflector) "2 faint blinks (Eng.) on NW (IAU ?) wall. (Indep. confirm.?). NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #987. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1980 Dec 18 at UT20:46-23:58 A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 12" reflector, 40-250x, S=IV and transparency good) found the north west wall to be brighter in red than in blue light, however the effect faded during 21:29-21:41UT and was gone by 22:40UT. There was however spurious colour on the north west wall. M. Cook (Frimley, UK) found the central peak to be both bright and diffuse, and brighter in red than in blue light during 20:52-20:57UT, however at "22:53-23:58 c.p. very bright & previous area decreased in size. No detail in white or red, just visible in blue. Sketch (J. Cook) Orange out on NW rim & on NW side of c.p. Similar effects seen on other craters. (madej) c.p. & W. rim wall very sharp. c.p. disappears in yellow but still seen in purple. (pedler) c.p. > red than blue but no obstruction. W wall interior dusky, darker in blue." A.C. Cook's photo depicts the central peak as very bright. Cameron 2006 catalog TLP ID=120 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1983 Jul 21 at UT 21:02-23:18 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, seeing=III) found the region around the cleft on the souther rim to be out of focus - however atmospheric conditions were turbulent until 23:18UT. An unsual dark triangular region (long base against rim) was seen to extend from the inner rim at 12 o'clock onto the floor for 13- 16km. The crater had lots of detail elsewhere. M. Cook (Frimley, UK) found the south east to soth west to be obscured again, but not as badly as she had seen on the 20th July. J. Cook (Frimley, UK) found the dark region had 2 white bands on the side and the south west wall was blurred like it was on the 20th July - this time tough colour was not present. There were also two light patches on the floor. Mosely (Coventry, UK) observed the south wall at x120 and found the wall out of focus at the 11 o'clock location. Through a yellow filter he saw a "white mistiness: on the top of the southern rim and only the south east cleft could be seen (no colour). By 22:40-23:00 the effect had cleared up. No dark triangular patch was seen. When Marshall (Surrey, UK) observed (22:30-03:00) nothing unsual was seen, though a sketch provided shows a light patch on the floor located at 11 o'clock. All observations, made by all observers had some atmospheric turbulence, however trsnparency was good. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=225 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1880 Jan 23 UTC 20:00? Observed by Trouvelot (Meudon, France) "Luminous light like a luminous cable or shining wall". NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #217.
On 1992 May 13 at UT 22:30 R. Turner (Wolverhampton, UK, 3.6" reftactor, x50) noticed that there was a white spot on the WSW rim that he had not seen earlier. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=445 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1971 Mar 08 23:00-23:10 Observed by Lyttle (Northern Ireland, 6" reflector, x98) "Suspicion of white spot W of N-S radial band, slightly brighter than wall. Diam. @5-6km. Area affected by temp. ?Term. passed over it just 5h before. Gradual decline in brightness over the 10m period." NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID 1288.
Plato 1873 Nov 01 UTC 20:00? Observed by Pratt (England?) "Unusual Appearance". NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #182. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1976 Nov 03 at UT20:00-21:40 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) reported a TLP in Gassendi - some obsevers detected colour, others did not. P. Moore did not notice anything unsual earlier at 18:50-19:00, though his seeing was IV-V. Nor did he see anything unsual from 21:53-00:20, but seeing was still IV-V. D. Jewitt, observing 20:34-21:25 and 22:55-23:20 also reported nothing unusual. Amery (Reading, UK, 25cm reflector, x300) did however notice a small reddish spot to west of central ridge, but by 20:30UT the colour was less obvious, but the spot was back again at 20:45, but not easily seen at 21:00 and gone completely by 21:45UT. N.Bryant (Ilfracombe, UK, 25.4cm reflector, x260), observed 3 red patches on the floor between 20:54 and 21:31UT. A BAA Lunar Section report. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1963 Nov 28 at UT 00:30-01:45 Barr, Greenacre, Hall and Dungan (Flagstaff, AZ, USA, 24" refractor, and 69" reflector) observed pink on the outer SW rim and a red spot towards the S of this. A red spot was seen on the eastern side of Vallis Schroteri but only by Barr and Dungan. Other features checked for atmospheric spectral dispersion and chromatic aberation - but the colours in Aristarchus were not due to these. Smaller 12" scope checked but no effects seen - presumably due to resolution and image contrast issues? Pink on the SW rim may have been seen in a 69" scope by Boyce and Ford. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1965 Jun 12 at UT > 00:00 an unknown observer (Porta?) reported that the area of Herodotus and the Cobra Head expanded and the colour went to rose. The next night the floor was normal. In filters, phenomenon accentuated in orange. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=880 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1978 Mar 21 at UT 20:57 an Unknown observer observed a TLP in Aristarchus crater. The details for this report are still being looked up in the archives. In view of the uncertain details this TLP has been given an ALPO/BAA weight of 1.
On 1975 Apr 23 at UT 20:30 J-H Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK, 260mm reflector, x200). Observer was observing since 20:30UT, at 21:00UT though they noticed red on the outside south wall of Aristarchus, a hazy ill defined area that was larger in a red filter than in blue filter, and outside east wall was bright in red. At 21:08UT the outside west wall of Aristarchus no longer gave a colour blink reaction, and at 21:22UT the colour blink on the southern end of the crater ceased, but the image blur remained (in both red and blue filters) despite the rest of the crater being sharp in detail. Observations ceased at UT 21:35 because the blurring at the southern end seemed to be normal and this was confirmed when checked with photographic atlases. Other craters such as Proclus, Pickering, Tycho, Gassendi, Copernicus, Alphonsus, Plato, Menelaus, Manilius, Linne and Theophilus, showed no colour blink reactions. However Picard had a red bright blink from 20:30-20:40 and the permanant blink on the N. Floor of Fracastorius was detectable. Also Plato floor shadings were clearer in red than in blue - intermittently. This is a BAA lunar section observation. No estimation of transparency or seeing is given, nor any comment on whether spurious colour was seen in any craters visually. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Gassendi 1987 Sep 05 UT 20:25 Observed by Moore (Selsey, Sussex, UK, Antoniadi III seeing, 12.5" reflector) "Intensely bright craterlet south of central peak, surrounded by a luminous nimbus. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector)onfirmed the crater was highly luminous at 21:20, and surrounded by a blue halo that had a darker blue band within it. This craterlet faded over time, and by 21:20 Moore considered that it was no longer prominent, by 21:22 Foley confirmed the reduced brilliance, and by 21:30 Moore considered it to be perfectly normal. Moore considers the nimbus effect to be normal. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID= 306 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA catalog weight=3.
On 1987 Sep 05 at 20:55UT A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 90mm questar telescope, x130, seeing III-IV, Moon 16 deg in altitude) observed a dusky dark gray area just north of Herodotus and just south of the Cobra Head. The interior shadow on the east of Herodotus by comparison wad black and distinct. No change was seen when viewed through a rotated polaroid filter. Apparently D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA) was observing at the same time but had better observing conditions and could see detail in this region, suggesting that it was not a TLP. There is no Cameron entry for this report. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1980 Sep 22 at UT05:00? D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 8" reflector, x140 and 2.5" refractor) observed in Promitorium Agarum that one of his pre-designated points, called "A", through to "C and "D" was at least 5 brightness points brighter in red than in blue light. The reverse was true on Sep 25th. Tonight the red seemed to be on a narrow strip on the western edge. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=109 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus and Cobra Head 1966 Oct 27 UTC 02:30-03:00 Observed by Delano (New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA, 12.5" reflector, x360) and Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector, Moonblink). "C.p. of Aris. noticeably less bright thro blue filter but very bright thru red & no filter. Shadow of c.p. faint & grayish whereas wall shad. were normal black. (confirm. of Gordon, even tho 2h later?). Sketch. C.p. rated 10deg in red & no filter, & 8deg in blue. Other features rated same in all 3. Cobra Head had 2 red patches. Sketches. Not confirmed by Corralitos MB." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID 989.
On 1963 Nov 28 at UT 22:30-00:00 Fisher (Colefax, CA, USA, 8" Newtonian reflector)observed a yellow on crater rims adjacent to Anaximander. Yellow colour also seen on Aristarchus that night. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1973 Feb 15 UTC 17:07-19:31 Observed by Theiss (51N, 9.67E, 75mm refractor) "Area 4-5 diameters of Aristarchus were coloured clearly yellow to red" Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon & Planets 30, pp53-61.
Proclus 1973 Jan 17 UTC 21:35 Observed by Coates and Neville (both in England, 8" reflector x240) "Walls brilliant, dull white spot seen just S. of center of floor. Not nearly as bright as walls." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalogue ID #1359.
Aristarchus 1996 Oct 25 UTC 19:05-19:55 Observed by Livesey (Scotland, 65mm reflector x88) "red colour seen along E/SE rim and along S.edge of SW ray - colouration not visible on other craters. Observations terminated by hazy cloud drifting over Moon. Observer remarked that it looked like chromatic aberation, but telescope was a reflector and no colour was seen elswehere on the Moon. Cook (Frimley, Surrey, UK) 19:48-19:55 noted red on E. rim exterior and on SE part of central peak, and blue on N. rim - strongly suspected spurious colour". ALPO/BAA weight=1.
1975 Apr 18?? UT16:05-23:44 R. Billington (6cm refractor, x35 and x56). TLP faded at 17:50 but prominent again later. Intensity 8 at 16:05, 6.5 at 17:50 and 8 at 23:44. This is a BAA Lunar Section report.
1964 Jul 23 UTC 04:45-06:07 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector, x180, S=1-4, T=3) "S.region of floor was granulated & rated 6deg bright, rest of crater 8deg. Floor there was distinctly yellow-brown. Had never seen browns or yellows before June 25, 1964. (seeing true color of ground?)."NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #835.
Bullialdus 1979 Oct 04 UT 20:24-21:25 JH-Robinson (Devon, UK, 260mm Newt. x200 Seeing Antoniadi IV-V, Transp.=haze) observed a two bright points on the south west floor patch to be brighter in red than in blue at 21:12. The effect was still present at 20:36 but back to normal by 20:43-20:48. Amery (Reading, UK) found a possible brownish tinge on the west wall, though spuroius colour was present elsewhere on the Moon. Foley found the WSW corner darkened in blue light. Cook found pink on south rim of Bullialdus and Pedler found Bullialdus to be a confused mass with bright and dusky spots and patches - no colour seen. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=72 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Gassendi 1961 Aug 25 UTC 01:00-02:00 Observed by Cameron (Adelphi, MD, USA, 3.5" reflector x160) "Crater had a capital gamma-shaped string of star-like pts. (only abnormal thing noted)." NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #745.
On 1979 Oct 04 at UT21:05-23:40 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, x360, seeing=II) detected colour in Aristarchus (and also in Bullialdus - there was a TLP alert at this time for Bullialdus) but nowehere else on the Moon. Aristarchus had a CED brightness value of 3.8 at 21:05 (though at this time no colour) and 3.4 at 23:40 and the floor was now slate blue/gray in colour. Other features remained constant in brightness. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=72 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1968 Apr 11 UTC 22:00? Observed by Farrant (Cambridge, England, 8" reflector, Seeing Antonidi I (very good)) "Crater had on NE (ast. ?) wall a very pale blue color & opposite wall a pale red. No other crater showed color. (similar to #1056)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1067.
Bright point seen on the dark part. Cameron 1978 catalog ID is 38 and the weight assigned is 5.
On 1977 Apr 02 at UT22:00-00:00 L. Fitton (Shaw, Lancashire, UK, 8.5" reflector, x200, Wratten 25 and 44A filters, seeing II-III, transparency, good) noticed in Aristarchus, blue to the north west (IAU?) internal wall, also blue observed in other small bright objects against dark backgrounds. Lunar rotational axis and optical normal related such that the normal runs NW-SE (IAU?) through these features. Observer deduced that the coliur was obviously spurious and no blink was seen in any feature. The blue disappeared as the lunar altitude increased and no blue seen by 00:00UT. This is a BAA lunar section observation. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1959 Mar 24 UT 04:35-05:15 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector x180, S=3, T=5) "Strong blue & blue-viol. gl. on E.wall, EWBS, SWBS with intermittent display. At this time he noted in his 5-in L a total disappearance of viol. gl. & reappear. 1 min. later. Altogether, found 4 such occurences in his records, in '54, '57, ' & '59." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #716. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT18:46-21:42 P. Moore, (Selsey, UK) and others found that Aristarchus and Plato changed in brightness and colour during a lunar eclipse. Aristarchus was especially bright during the lunar eclipse. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT 18:46-21:42 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) and other observers noted Censorinus was exceptionally bright. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT18:46-21:42 Henderson, Sykes and Radley saw an obscuration near Le Verrier - a completely circular halo with dark mare showing through it for a duration of 15 minutes. This was during a total eclipse of the Moon. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT21:37 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) observed that Plato underwent brightness and colour changes, during a total lunar eclipse. At 20:07UT Madej observed a "slight anomaly in Plato". Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT 18:46-21:42 M.Mobberley (UK) observed that Schmidt was very bright compared to its surroundings during a total lunar eclipse. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT18:46-21:42 Bouron (UK?) observed that the west limb, during a total lunar eclipse, had dark orange on it. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1963 Dec 30 at UT11:00 many observers reported seeing a red glow on the North East (IAU?) limb of the Moon. This was also captured on a photograph. Cameron suggests eclipse geometry as an explanation. Thye Cameron 1978 catalog ID=792 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 2000 Jan 21 UT04:40 G. Emersen (Golden, CO, USA, 30cm focal length lens with Wratten 25 ref filter) took 43 CCD images of the eclipse of the Moon and on one of them at 04:40UT (exposure 0.3 sec) a relatively bright spot appeared in the southern part of Mare Fecunditatis. The spot looks sharper than the rest of the Moon and so might be a cosmic ray? CCD images taken from Washington D.C. by A.C. Cook at this time, do not show this spot, however exposures were at intervals of 0.25 sec and so might have missed this spot if it happened during image readout. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Schickard 1934 Feb 28 UTC 22:00? Observed by Wollridge (Broomsgrove, England, 6.5" reflector) "Well-known crater form obj. presented anomalous, misty appearance of white spots. Confirmed by Moore in 1939, 1941. NASA catalog ID #411. NASA catalog weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1901? Nov 25/25 at 23:00UT Besanceas (France?) observed: "During lun. ecl. (mid-ecl. at 0118 on 26th) a bright area seen on moon. Another(?) obser. saw an obj. like a fiery comet leave the moon! (Date given by Midllehurst was 1900 but must be wrong-not FM then. FM in 1900 but no ecl. Partial ecl. on 10/27/01 at 0315. Ref. by M is wrong = 157)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=310 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1848 at UT 21:00 Rankin and Chevallier (France?): Luminous pts. seen during an eclipse. Cameron ays that year 1847 given by Middlehurst must be wrong as age is 2.7 days for this date in 1847 and could not be 18- 19 as in Middlehurst because eclipse is on the 19th at 21h (mid) in 1948. aux. data here are for 1848. At 21:12 Forster (England) and Bruges (France) observed rapid changes in red colour. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=126 and 127 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1927 Dec 08 at 20:00 Bogdanovich (Russia) Picard: "Crater, after coming out of shadow after ech. was unsually hazy. next FM it was back to normal". The cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1889 Jul 12 at 20:52-21:00UT, Kruger of Gotha? or Kiel? Germany, using a 6" reflector (x33), saw a brilliant Aristarchus in the surrounding gloom during an eclipse. The brilliance was striking. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=263 and weight=2.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT21:37 P. Moore? (Selsey, UK) observed that Copernicus was brighter than or equal to Aristarchus. However this was during a total eclipse of the Moon. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1966 Oct 29 at UT00:45-01:30 G.Walker observed a red spot in Copernicus crater. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=991 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
East of Picard 1865 Apr 10 UT 22:00-00:00. Ingall (Camberwell, UK) observed a minute point of light glittering like a star. Whole of Mare Crisium intersected with bright veins mixed with bright spots (4h before PM). Cameron 1978 catalog ID 138 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
East of Picard, Ingall (Camberwll, UK) observed a minute point of light glittering like a star. Whole of Mare Crisium intersected with bright veins mixed with bright spots (4h before PM). Cameron 1978 catalog ID 138 and weight=2.
In 1949 Oct 07 UT 01:23-01:40 Chernov (Russia) observed changes in the north dark spot in Atlas during an eclipse (penumbra). It became darker as the shadow approached and sharply distinguishable. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=51 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
In 1902 Apr 22 at UT 22:00 (Cameron estimated UT) Zlatinsky (Russia, 3" refractor?) observed Aristarchus to have some luminescence during a total lunar eclpise. Mid eclipse was at 18:53. The weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1862 Jun 12 at UT 06:19 an unknown observer in France? during an eclipse, on the west side -- dark brick red -- & something seemed to oscillate before it. A mid-eclipse on S. side "a very small meniscus wa seen nearly the colour of the uneclipsed Moon". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=133 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Pico B 1912 Sep 26 UTC 03:00 Observed by Pickering (Mandeville, Jamaca, 6.5" reflector) "Haze spreading from eastern end of crater. (MBMW gives 9/25/12 but it is 26th UT.)" NASA catalogue weight=2 (low). NASA catalogue ID #341.
On 1898 Jul 03 at UT 21:35 Moye (France) noted that 30 minutes after mid eclpise, Proclus shone with a reddish light in shadow. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=301 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1970 Aug 17 at UT 02:40 Pedler (England) noted that the shadow flowed around instead of over Plato. Wondered if shadow matched the gray of the crater. Within minutes the shadow line looked normal again. At 04:41UT Claudio Pamplona (Brazil) saw a pulsation in Plato during a lunar eclipse. He thought that this was due to falling temperatures. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 1274 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1906 Feb 08 after a lunar eclipse, Frost and Stebbins determined that Linne had enlarged by 1" in size.
Aristarchus 1966 Oct 30 UTC 01:32-01:48 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector x79, x142, x194, S=5, T=3) "S.region of floor granulated & 6 deg bright light brownish tone; rest of crater 8deg bright white". NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #992.
On 2012 Jan 09 UT 21:01-21:08 Hahn crater was imaged by N. Hazel (Beverley, Yorkshire, UK, Nikon D7000 with 70-300 zoom at max, with 2x teleconverter, at f9, 1/320 sec, ISO 400 – tripod mounted, mirror up), A series of images were taken. The 21:06 one showed a grey column cutting across the central floor of the crater from the west and then bisecting the eastern rim. All detail inside is completely invisble. Some (but not all) of the other images showed a more blurred view of this feature. It's possible that this was a seeing ripple effect, or just the natural appearance of shadings on the Moon at this time, however for now this will be given an ALPO/BAA weight of 1.
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.
Gassendi 1967 Sep 20 UT 21:11-21:46 Observer: Moore & Moseley (Armagh, N.Ireland, 10" refractor, x254) "Faint blink & red glow SSW of c.p. at 2111h. At 2118 was fading & moving slightly N. Gone at 2110. At 2122h suspected blink close to SW of c.p. Gone at 2123h. At 2143 both obs. suspected a faint blink someway W of c.p. Lasted only 2.5m. Other craters examined with no LTP. Observers are dubious of regularity of phenom". NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1048. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 May 19 at UT 01:00-02:05 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, x260) saw at 01:25UT an unmistakable red-orange glow on the south and south-east rim with the "Spur". Apparently Chapman (Kent, UK) detected it easily. At 01:33UT the colour was barely visible. No TLP alert was issued because the souther edge of Mons Pico also exhibited a hint of colour, and anyway the seeing conditions were poor. Despite this no other features revealed colour. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=446 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 May 19 at UT 01:00-02:05 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, x260) noted that the southern slope of Mons Pico had a tint of colour. No other features revealed colour apart from Aristarcus, where a TLP was going on. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=446 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Lichtenberg area 1940 Oct 18 UT 07:11 Observed by Barcroft (Madera, CA, USA, 6" reflector) "Pronouced reddish-brown or orange color, less marked on next nite, & slight on 22nd, see #'s 477, 478." NASA catalog weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2. NASA catalog ID #476.
Heraclides Point 1948 Oct 19 UTC 22:00 Observed by Moore (England, 12" reflector?) "Blurred, misty -- La Place was sharp. White diffused bright spot in S. Iridum close to Heraclides pt." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #512.
Proclus 1973 Jan 21/22 UTC 23:57-00:25 Observed by Muller (located at 51.42N 8.75E) "Proclus much brighter than Cenorinus" 50mm refractor used. Ref Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon and Planets Vol 30 p53-61.
On 1979 Sep 09 at UT08:00-08:15 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, x75 and photography used, seeing 4/10 and the Moon's altitude was 45deg) photographed Romer crater and recorded two adjacent bright cigar shaped objects - these were the same size as an observation made in 1987. Darling believes that these are ridges. Cameron comments that in LO-IV 192-3,2 a ridge is revealed on the inside wall that matches the description. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=66 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1982 Jul 09 at UT 01:05-01:25 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 12.5"? reflector, seeing III) found that Aristarchus was very bright and slightly blue. Cameron comments that Moore's eyesight is not very blue sensitive. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=175 and weight= 4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Jul 09 at UT01:05-01:25 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 12.5" reflector, seeing=III) found that Grimaldi A was the 2nd brightest feature on the Moon, and that there was colour detected with a Moon blink device on the floor of Grimaldi. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=175 and the weight= 4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1966 Nov 01 UTC 02:47-02:58 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector, x283, S=6, T=4) "S.region of floor granulated, 6 deg bright distinctly yellow-brown; rest of crater 8 deg bright white". NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID 994.
Lictenberg Area 1940 Oct 19 UT 07:11 Observed by Barcroft (Madera, CA, 6" reflector) Pronounced reddish-brown or orange color. Less marked than previous night, & slight on 22nd. See #'s 477; 478". NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #476. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Macrobius 1971 Mar 15 UT 02:07-03:15 Observed by Sparks (Exmouth, UK, 6" reflector x400) "Strong pink color extending whole curve of crater's illum. wall, starting & ending in shadow side. Color grew deeper, then faded & ended at 0315h. Changed eyepieces. No other feature had this tho. looked for. Survived many separate powers of eyepieces." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1289.
Near Aristarchus 1970 Mar 26 UT 17:00 Observed by Sekiguchi, Maisumoto (Tokyo, Japan, 36" reflector) "Pts. N & S of crater were brighter by 0.3 & 0.2 mag. respectively than normal -- far beyond limits of error. Color index (CI) also showed less depend. on phase by 0.1-0.2 mag. Did not show reddening dur. enhancement. Polariz. was less by 1-2%. Photog. photom. showed brightening over whole moon. Resolution = 2,3 km" NASA catalog weight=5 and catalog ID #1236. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
North of Kepler 1970 Mar 26 UT 17:00 Observed by Sekiguchi, Maisumoto (Tokyo, Japan, 36" reflector) "Photog. photom. showed brightening over whole moon. CI N. of Kepler enhanced by 0.5 mag. Resolution = 2,3 km" NASA catalog weight=5 (Very high). NASA catalog ID #1236.
On 1895 Sep 07 an unknown observer (Lewis Swift?) observed a pale blue segment on the upper limb - this was apparently confirmed by Faulkes (Mem. BAA, 1895). Cameron says that this is probably 1895 Sep 08 at UT 06:00 as Sep 07 is local time. She also infers that "upper limb" is the southern limb and that Swift was at the Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ, USA. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=285 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1985 May 09 at UT 22:50-03:10 P. Foley (Kent, UK) observed the whole of Aristarchus to be a strong violet color. No colour was seen elsewhere on the Moon. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID is 272 and the weight is 2. The ALPO/BAA weight is 2.
On 1985 May 09/10 at UT 22:50-03:10 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) found that Torricelli B was very bright in Earthshine and was blue in colour. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=272 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
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.
On 1974 Jun 12 at UT0256 an unknown observer noted a dark blob on the northern edge of the floor of Pitatus crater.
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.
On 1979 Sep 14 at 13:30-14:42 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 8" reflector, x146) found that half of the northern rim was "extinguished) in the violet filter (made the crater look U-shaped), but appeared normal in red and other filters. Cameron 2006 ID=67 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Elger 1970 Aug 22 UTC 02:35-02:43 Observed by Merosi (Pecs?, Hungary, 6" reflector x150). "Brightening in dark beyond term., 3deg size, 1.5x size of Elger. Not variable for 5 min. but decreased & became in-vis. after 0243h. No high peaks there." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASa catalog ID #1275.
Gauss 1968 Sep 18 UT 08:00? Observed by Chilton (Hamilton, Canada, 11" reflector) "Observing thru polaroid filter, E. (IAU?) wall was invis; but became vis. when filter was rotated, indicating refl. of polarized light. Same area examined since, but no such phenomenon." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1090.
In 1909 May 23 at UT 18:00? an unknown English observer observed a bright spot east of Picard. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=330 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
North of Mare Crisium 1958 Oct 16 UT 18:00? Observed by Mayemson (England?) "Bright spot in dark part" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #700.
Heywood of Wheatville, Ohio, USA, using a 2" refractor under fair seeing conditions, saw a misty light on the dark limb (similar to Cameron's 1978 catalog TLP 239). The effect had narrowed down on the 30th. Cameron comments : "old moon in new moon's arms?". Cameron 1978 catalog TLP ID=242 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
1951 Mar 13 UT 01:35:50 L.T.Johnson (USA) observed a faint flash near W limb in earthshine - just S of Grimaldi. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
A lunar aurora on the dark limb was seen by Heywood and others of Westville, Ohio, USA, using a 2" refractor at x60. Observer saw misty like light in dark part, not like earthshine - seen repeatedly by him and others in Nov., Dec, and Mar 29, 30 1884. Displays on Moon similar similar effects on Earth/Aurora? Cameron 1978 catalog ID=239 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.