SE of Ross D 1967 Oct 10 UT 02:25-03:10 Observers: Harris (Tucson, AZ?) Corralitos Obs (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector) "Bright area moved 80km/hr towards SSE & expanded as contrast reduced. Corralitos MB did not confirm" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1049. Reports in ALPO/BAA archive mention observations from Edmund Arriola & Robert Moody, Jr. 02:40-03:10 (19" Whittier College, x170 & x400, T=4, S=2-3) & Cross 02:25-02:38 (12" f/66 Cass, x400, T=6, S=1.5 to 1") - the latter although seeing low visual activity, apparently according to Harris, took some yellow light photos that showed high activity? ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1981 Feb 10 at UT21:46-21:49 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK) found a 2nd mag star-like point on the north east wall of Aristarchus crater. M. Price (Camberley, UK) at 21:46 and 21:49. North (UK) detected flashes from the central peak. Foley saw Aristarchus as a "translucent glow". Moore, Pedler and Ratcliff could not find Aristarchus. Earlier though Amery (Reading, UK) had found Aristarchus to be sharply defined. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=122 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 25 Jun 1993 at UT 23:30-23:52 Carlos Colesanti (Mairinque, Brazil) obtained two CCD images of Julius Caesar crater and noticed a brilliant fuzzy area on the rim of the crater. This appeared in both images and resembled a fuzzy white blob. Note that this is a REA-Brazil observation. ALPO/BAA weight=1. Cameron (2006) ID=463.
On 1888 Jul 16 at UT 05:35? Holden, at Lick observatory, CA, USA saw a "Lunar Volcano, 1st magnitude star on the dark side. Yellow light tinged with red from refractor's secondary spectrum (facet glint? or peak catching sun before others? Hunt saw similar phenomenon in 1863." Corliss states that it was later revealed to be a mountain ridge near the southern termination of the Alpes. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=357 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1907 Jan 22 UT 20:00 Observed by Fauth (Germany?) "Glow of light in part of crater" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID 327.
Alphonsus 1990 Feb 03 UT 18:00-18:23 Observed by A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, CCD video camera, seeing III-IV). At 18:06 W and SE dark floor patches, equally dark, but at 18:10 and 18:23 the W dark patch was the darker of the two?. Between 18:06 and 18:23 and a bright patch to the north of the central peak brightned slightly wrt the its surroundings. However seeing conditions worsened as the observing session progressed, and in view of this the ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Tycho 2003 May 09 UT 21:04 Observer Brendan Shaw (UK) "CCD image of central peak - Sun's altitude suggested that this should not have been directly illuminated this early - may have been from secandary reflectance off illuminated W wall?" ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus 1990 Feb 03 UTC 20:05-21:22 Observed by Brook (Plymouth, UK, 10" reflector) "Brightness variance noted". The Cameron 2006 catalog does not have an entry for this observation. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Alphonsus 1966 Apr 28 UT 21:58 Observed by Smith (England, 10" reflector) and Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector+Moon Blink) "Reddish patches, (not confirmed at Corralitos with MB tho they give feature as Gassendi in their report)." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #930. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Archimedes 1973 Jan 13 UTC 19:06-19:40 Observed by Theiss (51N, 9.67E, 75mm refractor) "Yellow to green colours at wall of Archimedes, became stronger until 19:09UT, constant brightness until 19:10UT and dissappeared at 19:16UT" Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon & Planets 30, pp53-61.
Proclus 1973 Jan 13 UTC 19:30-19:35 Observed by Krojer (48.25N, 11.5E, 60mm refractor) "North East wall of Proclus extraordinarilly bright, observation interrupted by fog." Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon & Planets 30, pp53-61.
Censorinus 1973 Jan 13 UTC 20:02-20:14 Observed by Leitzinger (48.25N, 11.5E, 60mm refractor) "Censorinus Extraordinarily bright, pure white" Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon & Planets 30, pp53-61.
Gassendi 1966 Apr 30 UT 21:30-23:28 Observed by Sartory, Ringsdore (England, 8.5" reflector, S=E), Moore, Moseley (Armagh, Northern Ireland, 10" refractor, S=VG), Coralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector, Moon Blink) "English moon blink system detected red spots with vis. confirm. Ringsdore says no color but saw obscuration. (LRL 60-in photos showed nothing unusual by my casual inspection). Indep. confirm. (even E. wall was in dark). Corralitos did not confirm by MB." N.B. event had finished by the time Corralitos came on-line. NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #931. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Sinus Iridum 1996 Apr 28 UT 20:00 Observed by Brook (Plymouth, UK, 60mm refractor, x112, seeing III, slight breeze, twilight) "dark shaded area on floor ~1/4 diameter of Sinus Iridum on western interior by rim" BAA Lunar Section Observation. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Gassendi 1966 May 01 UT 19:30-00:21 Observed by Sartory (UK, 8.5" reflector, x500, S=G), Moore, Moseley (Northern Ireland, 12.5" reflector x350, S=E) and by Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector + moon blink) "Eng. moonblink & obscuration, also vis. confirm (Moore & Moseley alerted by Sartory. Corralitos MB did not confirm. - but they may not have been observing at the ame time?)." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #932. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1987 Oct 04 at UT 02:20 D. Darling (sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, x170, S=8, VG, T=5) obtained the brightest measurement he had ever recorded on the northern rim of Proclus. Brightness 9 and adjacent plain was of brightness 6.5. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=308 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1980 Jul 24 at UT02:00 F. Graham (East Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 6" reflector) took some photos (albeit out of focus) that showed a bright spot on the west rim. Cameron comments that this spot was sharp compared to the rest of the photograph, so was probably a photographic artifact. The effect was not seen in the finder scope. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=103 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1966 May 01 UT 21:55-22:45 Observed by Paterson, Brown, Sartory, Ringsdore (England, 12" reflector x252 for the former and 8.5"? reflector for the latter) "Eng. moon blink system detected red spots with vis. by all but Ringsdore. Brown saw intense white spot NW of crater wall" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID 933. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1989 Sep 12 at UT00:58-02:25 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, x159, S=7/10) observed similar light conditions to 1989 Jul 15. At 02:00 he observed pink on the south west wall of Aristarchus crater. At 01:24UT the Aristarchus ray was yellowish, however the entire Moon had a grey-yellow tinge of colour. Chromatic aberation was observed at 01:56UT. By comparison Gassendi was checked and had no colour. At 02:10 the crater wall of Aristarchus was unusual and was quite different in appearance to rims of other craters. The cameron 2006 catalog ID=375 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus-Herodotus 1971 Sep 02 UTC 20:00 Observed by Ayeau (Paris, France, 12" reflector, x100) "Brownish-red or maroon seen on Aris. W.wall ridge to Herod. on S.wall of Herodotus" NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1311. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1989 Aug 20 at UT13:55 M. Lucas (Melbourne, Australia, naked eye) witnessed a "pin-point flash" in the middle of the lower right quadrant of the Full Moon. Foley suspects that this was in the Proclus region? The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=374 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1989 Jan 26 at UT 03:45 De Groof (Belgium) noted a white few second long flash from Copernicus crater. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=347 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1991 Jul 31 at UT 07:50 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 3" refractor) observed that the south floor of Aristarchus was wellow - "almost gold, spilled over S wall on ray toward Herodotus". Cameron comments that Bartlett often reported a yellow floor but not a spill of the colour over to the external ray. Cameron also comments that Louderback's refractor would refract more in blue light than in yellow, therefore she did not think that it was due to chromatic aberation. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=431 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1991 Jul 31 at UT 07:50 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 3" refractor) found that all of Mons Piton was "unusually dark". Points D, C (E and S resp), usually brightest points, but this time were not bright. "Whole mt was as dark as W wall usually is at this time. In violet filter Piton disappeared completely, but was a little brighter in red filter and points D & G showed. Color not seen by eye. No albedo measured. Suggests red event." Cameron rules out chromatic aberation from Louderback's refractor. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=431 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1975 Jun 28/29 UT 23:00-01:20. Foley (Wilmington, UK, 12" reflector, seeing, III, good clarity transparency). At 23:00, 00:30, and 01:15 blue was seen on the inner wall:floor southern boundary, and red on the corresponding northern floor:wall boundary. However by 01:20, blue was now on the S-NW floor:wall boundary, and red on the NE-SE floor:wall boundary. Atmospheric spectral dispersion existed in many regions, but did not change like the colours in Plato. Similar appearance craters such as Grimaldi, Schickard, and Riccioli, were checked for a similar change in colour, but no change was noticed in these. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1975 Jun 29/30 UT 23:05-00:30. Foley (Wilmington, UK, 12" reflector, seeing, III, good clarity transparency). At 23:05, blue was seen on the inner wall:floor southern boundary, and red on the corresponding northern floor:wall boundary. However by 00:30, blue was now on the W floor:wall boundary, and red on the E floor:wall boundary. Atmospheric spectral dispersion existed in many regions, but did not change like the colours in Plato. Similar appearance craters such as Grimaldi, Schickard, and Riccioli, were checked for a similar change in colour, but no change was noticed in these. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1991 Dec 28 at UT 02:10 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) could see no detail on the floor of Plato crater. This report needs to be read in context with the comments by Cameron for A.C. Cook's observation of the floor of Plato on 1992 Jan 18 - Cameron 2006 catalog ID=438.
On 1974 Jun 12 at UT0256 an unknown observer noted a dark blob on the northern edge of the floor of Pitatus crater.
Grimaldi 1998 Mar 22 UT05:15-06:00 S. Beaumont (Windermere, UK, 127mm rich field refractor, seeing III, transparency Good) observed that the northern half of Grimaldi seemed much lighter than the southern half. She comments that she has seen this before in last quarter phases, but it was really quite marked how lighter the northern half was on this occasion. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1964 Jun 28 at UT 08:20-09:10 Schmidling, St Clair, and Platt (Riverdale, New York, USA, 8" reflector, x256) observed in the Aristarchus, Herodotus, Schroter's valley area: two red spot glows, glimmer, looked like ruby gems. Cameron says that the date was predicted by Greenacre and looked for. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=817 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
A faint white pinpoint flash seen and also in the same position a whitish glow around the crater. No futher flashes seen after the first one. From UT2117-2130 the glow was still visible but faded making it more difficult to locate. When Foley observed he found Aristarchus not very visible in Earthshine, despite Plato, Grimaldi, and several other features being visible. Both observers used 12" reflectors. Cameron's 2006 catalog Extension ID=124 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1985 Apr 25 at UT 21:34-22:04 H. Miles (England) observed Aristarchus within Earthshine. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector) had observed it one hour prior to Miles and found it to be both dull and blue - with a bright patch west of the crater on Aristarchus Upsilon Mountain. At 21:45UT 6 star-like flashes seen on the floor. They occurred again a few minutes later and repeated at 22:04UT.By 21:45UT the bright patch had gone though. Smith (England) had also apparently seen the flashes and a further glow, albeit more north of the one seen by Foley. Miles confirmed Smith's glow north of Aristarchus. Peters did not see much, indeed found Aristarchus to be quite faint (2130-2141). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=264 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Almost certainly the following was spurious colour and not a TLP. Proclus was found to be brighter than Censorinus. Red was seen on the northern inner floor and blue on the edge of the external north rim NNE-NW. The rim to the SW could not be seen. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Curious lack of detail, but this may have been related to the seeing. Of greater interest though was a dark blue splodge where the crater should have been. Shadow seen through this splodge, but no crater rim seen.
In 1948 Apr 15 at UT 20:00? Vince (England, UK) observed a bright spot, about magnitude 3, in Earthshine, about 30deg north of Grimaldi., on the west limb (90W, 25N). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=503 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1981 Mar 12 at UT 19:25-20:30 Butler (of Brixton, UK, using a 10" reflector at 32-64x) noticed that Aristarchus was not visible, although the Earthshine was very obvious. Foley (of Kent, UK, and using 12" reflector) noticed that the crater was only just visible but Plato could definitely be seen. Cameron's 2006 TLP extension catalog ID=125 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1789 Sep 26 at UT 03:30 Schroter (Lillienthal, Germany) observed close beneath Mons Blanc at the west foot, in the dark, a small 5th magnitude, speck of light. Its round shadow was sometimes black, sometimes grey. Cameron suspects that this is the same as her TLP report No. 50. the Cameron 1978 catalog ID=62 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.