Proclus 1955 May 25 UT 19:30 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, England, 6.5" reflector x240, seing=very good) "E. (IAU?) wall equally bright in red and green filters, dull in blue, invisible in violet. (in p.c. time given is 0730UT, but must have been 7:30PM loc. time." NASA catalog weight=4 (good). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=594 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
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.
On 1970 Jul 07 at UT 23:00-23:30 Celis (Paso Hondo, Chile, 3" refractor, x60, x100, x135, seeing=good) observed the following in Aristarchus: "Similar conditions as last night (#1264) but diminished in brightness to 40% (to 6deg bright. Real phenom. in the dimming?)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1265 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Om 1990 Mar 01 at UT 00:59-02:20 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" refractor, x36) observed that Aristarchus could barely be seen, but at 02:15 UT it brightened by about two times. Note that brightening might refer to Lambert - it is worded in an ambiguous way in Cameron's catalog). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=392 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Om 1990 Mar 01 at UT 00:59-02:20 D. Fryback (Madison, WI, USA, 8" reflector) observed that Lambert was a star-like point, but later saw it brighten up (02:15UT) by two times (note that this brightening might refer to Aristarchus - it is worded in an ambiguous way in Cameron's catalog). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=392 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
------------ On 1971 Jul 27 at UT 18:30 Miranda (Piaui, Brazil, 4" refractor, Moon at 70deg altitude) observed Beaumont to have a curious brilliance in its interior: suspected a change (Apollo 15 watch?). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1301 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1885 Feb 19 at UT 19:00-20:00, Gray of England?, saw a small crater (in it?) that was dull red with vivid contrast. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID is 247 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1970 Jul 08 at UT 23:00-23:30 Celis (Paso Hondo, Chile, 3" refractor, x60, x100, x135, seeing=excellent) observed the following at Aristarchus: "Conditions again similar (to #1264). Brighter tonite(8 deg) than last nite. but not as bright as on the 6th. Pin pts. of light very accentuated. The radial open hand extended fingers form not so frequently, perhaps because of the larger crescent illum. now.". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1266 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
McClure vicinity 1976 Apr 04 UT 19:36-2009 Observed by McKay (England, 3" refractor, x160), Savill (England, 10x50 binoculars), Moore (Sussex, England, 15" reflector, x360, seeing II), Buss (England, 6" reflector), Brady (England, 8" reflector), Ross (England), Foley (Kent, England, 12" reflector) "Noted a fuzzy, glowing spot at 1936h at 160x. 2 min later, spot grew larger & flashed up to very bright. Changed power to 106x, & 80x, still vis. Spot faded 10 m later, then suddenly flashed up again. 5 m later it faded again & disappeared at 1959h. At 2006h returned to fuzzy, glowing spot then disappeared at 2009h, never to reappear. Some obs. confirmed, others did not. Photos afterward don't show anything, nor did blink aftwerward." Moore though nothing unusual. NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID # 1431. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1965 Oct 30 at UT 0200 Eastman (Palos Verdes, CA, USA, 12" reflector) observed a brightening in Aristarchus in ashen light. The photographs that were taken show it. The phenomenon was seen each lunation since July. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=908 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
In 1855 Jun 20 at UT 21:00 T.W. Webb (England) observed a trace of twilight (Cameron says also seen by Gruithuisen, Henry and others at times). Webb gives a low weight to his own observation, saying "for want of better optical means". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=130 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1965 Oct 30 at 23:30-23:50UT Fehring and Garris (Parasmus, NJ, USA, using a 2.4" refractor x88, seeing very good) saw a fuzzy area -- variations in shape and distinctness, seen in an area east of Atlas crater. A drawing was made. It was noted that no other area had a similar effect. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=909 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1994 Apr 17 at UT02:00 R. Zit (Madison, WI, USA) whilst observing a grazing lunar occultation, found that Aristarchus (and the surrounding region) was glowing in Earthshine. This was confirmed by D. Weier (Madison, WI, USA) at 02:00 UT also. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1881 May 04 at UT 20:00? Trouvelot (Meudon, France) observed an unexplained light inside Eudoxus crater. The cameron 1978 catalog ID= 222 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1991 May 19 at UT 22:59 M. Cook (Frimley, UK, 12"? reflector, seeing III-IV) noted that Censorinus was a dull greyish white in colour and the apron was not diffuse. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=426 and the weight=1.
Pitiscus 1981 Sep 05 UT ??:?? but assumed to be AM? which would make it 00:00-03:00UTC. Observed by Slayton (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, 8" reflector, ASA 64EK7 f/170, Kodak Kodachrome) photographed a bright glow in the crater that appeared to move. Observer also reported seeing it visually noting that it looked gray with a tinge of red. For further information see p266 of Sky & Telescope (1991, March). Note that Cameron gives the date and UT at 1981 Sep 06 UT 01:00-01:30, or one day later. I will use this date and time from now on. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=152 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Proclus 1877 Mar 21 UT 20:00? Observed by Barrett (England?) described in NASA catalog as: "Brilliant illum. -- not from sun". NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog event ID=#188. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Albategnius 1972 Jun 18 UTC 19:20-19:25 Observed by Schnuchel (13.25E, 52.5N, 20x60 binoculars?) "Bright area at the inner N wall, diminution of brightness well observable" S=4 T=4. Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler Moon & Planets (1984) Vol 30, pp53-61.
In 1866 Oct 16 at UT 23:00 Schmidt (Athens, Greece, 7"refractor) observed that Linne crater had disappeared and been replaced by a white patch with a small hill or craterlet. White part seems to increase in size. Cameron says probably not a TLP. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=145 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1918 May 20 UT 18:00? Observed by Markov (Russia) "Brightness in shadow of the light sector & 1 spot" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #369. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Proclus 1970 Jul 11 UT 20:35-20:45 Observed by Dean, Jamieson, Sparks (Ruislip, ------, England, 6" relector x156) "Dean saw something in Proclus, alerted Jamieson who saw nothing unusual at 2043h, but tho't Secchi was quite bright. At 2035 Sparks saw Proc. fluctuate. Red & blue filters showed some reduction in brightness. E. edge showed darkening, but not as dark as in shadows. 10 min later, returned to normal. (Sparks confirmed Dean)." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1267. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
1970 Jul 11 UT 20:35-20:45 During a TLP alert for Proclus, Jamieson saw nothing unusual, but found instead that Secchi was quite bright. NASA catalog weight=5 (very good). NASA catalog ID #1267. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1982 Jul 28 at UT20:38-20:48UT A.C. Cook (Frimley, Surrey, UK, 12" reflector, seeing IV-V, some spurious colour prsent) observed that the central peak of Alphonsus was brighter in red light than in blue, so much so that at the start of the session the peak could hardly be seen in blue light. The central peak varied in brightness in red light but not in white light. The central peak of arzachel was brighter than that of Alphonsus in white light but had no colour - Arzachel's central peak did however appear to fade in brightness over time (or was it Alphonsus getting brighter?). Cameron 2006 catalog ID=177 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1994 Apr 19 at UT 00:00 P. Kursewicz (Epping, NH, USA) observed a dark patch surrounding Picard crater. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus 1931 Apr 25 UT 18:00 Observed by Vasilev (Russia) "The triang. dark spot close to the w.bank was not vis. after SR & appeared along the length of the term. , 8-9 deg" NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #401. ALPO/BAA weight=1
SW of Pico 1844 Apr 25 UT 20:00? Observed by Schmidt (Athens, Greece, ? refractor) "A bluish glimmering patch of light not quite within the dark side" NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #123. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Purbach 1970 Apr 14 UT 12:00-14:00 Observed by Osawa (Awajt-Shima, Japan, 8" reflector, x288) "Photos in blue and orange taken. Ill- defined obscur. in blue photo in S. part of crater compared with orange. (neg. is so faint it is doubtful. Apollo 13 watch. Similar to Alter's findings in Alphonsus)." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1250.
Peirce A (Swift=IAU name) 1937 Mar? 23? UTC 22:00 Observed by Wilkins (England, UK, 12.5" reflector) "Obscuration on floor if crater. Crater invis. (similar to #394, 396)." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #412. Note this is almost certainly supposed to be 1934 Dec 23!
Piton 1961 Jan 25? UTC 00:00? Observed by Schneller (Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 8" x53) "Red obscuration concealing peak, @10mi sq (if near SR, date is 27th; ancilary data given for 27th -- date not given)" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #731.
Alphonsus 1968 May 05 UTC 20:00 Observed by Farrant (Cambridge, England, 8" reflector, x220, Seeing: Good). "Did not see gray patch SE (ast. ?) of c.p. Noted W. (ast. ?) dark patch was invis. while S. one was seen easily, emerging from shadow. On 7th all seen easily, emerging from shadow. On 7th all 3 clearly vis. with the darkest one the invos. one on 5th." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1071.
Plato 1952 Apr 04 UT 02:45 Observer: T.A.Cragg (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 31cm reflector, x420, seeing fairly good, transparency fair) - Obscur. of floor (seen a few hours after Wilkins & Moore obs. confirm.?) " - indeed Haas in Stolling Astronomer 2002 Vol 45, p29 states that Cragg was amazed to see Plato's floor with absolutely nothing on it! He was able to draw details elsewhere in other features. NASA catalog weight=5. NASA TLP ID No. #551. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1994 Apr 20 at UT 01:31 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA) found that Picard crater was surrounded by a dark nebulous patch - it was impossible to resolve detail inside this dark zone. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus 1966 May 28 UT 23:00-01:00 Observed by Smith (England, 10" reflector) Birney (VA?, USA, 8" refactor + Moonblink) Corralitos Obs. (NM, USA, 24" reflector + Moonblink) "Red patches (Smith), Trident Moon Blink device suspected(?? log)earlier at 22:40. Birney observed at 2300-0100?, and gave indep. confirm? Corralitos did not confirm MB (however they report Gassendi-- misident. ?)" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #938. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Haas (Pico E) ? 1966 Sep 23 UT 19:33-20:00 Observer: Sartory (UK, 8.5" reflector) "Strong blink (Eng. sys.) on moon blink (red)." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #978. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1992 Jun 09 at UT 18:52 G. Kolovos, Thessaloniki, 40.63111N, 22.9597W, height 28m, Greece) photographed two blue spots on the terminator region of the Moon in one of a series of Ektachrome film pictures. The rest of the Moon was a white-yellow colour. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1965 Jul 08 at 01:00?UT a white streak was seen in Grimaldi, extended towards the limb. This was observed by Rubens de Azevedo, et. al., Brazil. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=884 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1960 Feb 06 at UT14:30 Morozov (Moscow, Russia) saw with the naked eye a bright point inmovable but with brightness variations in dark part of Moon, 3days past first quarter, 2days before SR! (says Cameron). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=728 and weight=3.
Copernicus 1939 Mar 29 UT 19:00-19:15 Observed by Wilkins (Kent, England, 6" reflector) "C.P. diffuse light spot, faint glow s as tho in a luminous mist (3h before SR) Some indication of E.terraces, then vanished." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #447. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Plato 1976 Nov 30 UT 19:15 T. Flynn (Edinburgh, UK, 29cm reflector, Wratten 25 and 44a filters) observed that there were two whitish semi-circular tide like marks enclosing two dark patches adjoining the interior west wall The observer was puzzled because if these were two masses of spawning foot hills, then why would the cental areas, presumably the higher parts, be dark - when the contrary is usually the case? ALPO.BAA weight=1.
Copernicus 1976 Nov 30 UT 19:40 T. Flynn (Edinburgh, UK, 29cm reflector, Wratten 25 and 44a filters) observed that the Copernicus craterlet chains werebetter seen through a red filter than a blue. ALPO.BAA weight=1.
Purbach 1976 Nov 30 UT 19:40 T. Flynn (Edinburgh, UK, 29cm reflector, Wratten 25 and 44a filters) observed that the crater interior was better see through a red filter than a blue. ALPO.BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus 1966 May 29 UT 21:45-22:45 Observed by Wise (England, 4.5" reflector, x125). and Corralitos Observatory (NM, USA). "Glint lasting 1.5s. (onset of Smith's anomaly? Specular reflection should last longer). Not confirmed by Corralitos MB, (however they report Gassendi? misident., or did they obs. another feature?). At UT 22:45 Smith and Brown (England, UK, 10" reflector) observed reddish patches in Alphonsus. Negative results from Brown though at 21:21Ut and 22:25UT). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=939 and 940 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Dawes 1973 Feb 12-23 UT 22:30-01:20 Observed by Porter (Narragansett?, RI, USA, 6" reflector x96, S=9, T=0-4, alt=55-75deg?) "Brightening of some of permanent pts. monitored while others stayed steady & normal brightness. (Other nites' obs. suggest that he saw end of dimming event & return to normal). Distinct fluctuations." NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #1361.
On 1984 Jun 09 at UT 04:55-05:14 P. Jean (Outremont, Canada) detected in the dark side of the Moon, a few km east of Kies crater, a bright point that should not be poking out of the shadow (according to Foley). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=244 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1974 Jan 03 at UT 18:30 a Norwegian amateur astronomer, (Hoydalsvik (Hakonsgate, in West Norway, 60mm refractor) photographed the Moon using High Speed Ektacrome (400ASA) film with good focus. The TLP was located on the southern slope of Sasserides H and was pink in colour with some buish in it. The coloured area was circular with a diameter of 0.5 minutes of arc. Only one exposure was taken. The photograph was checked by the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo. This report was received by the BAA Lunar Section.
Tycho 1998 Feb 06 UT 22:48-22:54 R. Braga (Corsica (MI), Italy, 102mm f8.8 refractor, x180, with diagonal, Wratten 23A, 80A and an OR5 filter, seeing II, Transparency good). Observer noticed that the floor darkened towards the NW (IAU), particularly with the blue Wratten 80A filter. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Gassendi 1967 Oct 13 UTC 19:17-20:00 Observers: Henshaw (Mansfield, UK, 8.5" reflector x112) and Corralitos Observator (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector) "Phenomenon (brightening ?) nr. NW (ast. ?) lasting for 3s. Cont'd for 45m but nothing else unusual, (nr. Gass or in it?). Corralitos MB did not confirm." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1050.
Plato 1968 May 07 UTC 20:48-21:05 Observed by Farrant (Cambridge, England, 8" reflector x220) "Red color No. of landslip in W. wall seen in blink & vis. Vanished by 2105h. Had not returned at 2125. (Moore has wrong date in his extended catalog.)." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1074.
On 1882 May 27 ay UT 20:00 an unknown observer (10" reflector) saw a bright luminous ray near west (astronomical?) wall on floor of Plato. Cameron suggests sunlight between peaks?. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 233 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Callipus and vicinity 1973 Feb 13 UT 23:16-23:50 Observed by Frank (E.Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA, 6" reflector x100, Seeing=good, altitude=45 deg). "Large dark patch, albedo=3 present E. of Calippus. Drawing. (Shows it into Callippus also). Never seen before or since. Albedo normal (4.5) at 2350h. (obs. monitors Callippus in ALPO-LTP program)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1362.
On 1988 Jul 25 at UT03:15 H. Davis (Madison, WI, USA) stated that Proclus was normal apart from a "slightly darker area in SW (Ast) SE (IUE) corner." The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=334 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1955 Jan 05 at 01:00-01:30 UT D.A. Logue (Larchment, PA, USA, 15cm reflector at x340, seeing Good) saw a strange blue light above the surface of the Moon where the night and the day meet. He observed this light for more than 30 min and it did not appear to move. It appeared like a star in that the rays of light came from it. The observer adds that he first thought thst the objects was a star, but later decided that it had to be on the Moon itself. A drawing shows the blue spot near the rugged south west (IAU?) limb of the Moon. The editor of the Strolling Astronomer (Vol 8, No. 11-12, Nov-Dec 1954, p146) was unable to identify the craters drawn. The editor speculates that the observer saw a high mountain peak with its summit in sunlight and detached from the illuminated regions - however this would not explain the blue colour. Note this is an ALPO observation and does not apear in the Cameron catalogs. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Gassendi - 1966 Sep 25 UT 20:20-20:50 observed by Moore and Moseley(Armagh, N.Ireland, 10" refracfor x140) "Reddish patches, regarded dubious, owing to low altitude of the Moon". NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #981. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
2004 Jul 28 UT 07:25-07:31 R. Dewitt (Transparancy very poor due to forest fire pollution - Moon looks red, USA, location: Mill Creek, WA) observed several pin point-like orange flashes of light occur (2-5 sec duration each and static wrt the Moon's surface) across the bright illuminated side of the Moon with the naked eye. Other much fainter, almost instantaneous sparkles were seen. The brightest flash seen was of 5 sec duration. Switching to binoculars (15x45, another fainter one was seen too. Binouculars were handed to wife, who also confirmed similar flashes. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Plato 1872 Jul 16 UTC 21:00? Observed by Pratt (England?) "NW portion of floor was hazy" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID # 179.
On 1982 Aug 01 at 00:00-01:00 K. Marshall (Medellin, Columbia, 12" reflector, seeing I-II) noted shading on the east floor of Plato that was apparently lighter than the rest of the floor and this was seen at both low and high magnifications. Foley notes that this was unusual. There were three craterlets visible on the floor - the central one was the brightest. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=178 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
A.S.Williams of West Brighton, UK, using a 5.25" Calver, x150 and definition fairly good. Observer noticed that the Mare seemed covered with a close network of innumerable streaks, and spotted with countless numbers of light specks, so that it would hardly be possible to delineate them all in one night. The spots and streaks together must have numbered ~1000. The observer had never seen anything like the number of spots and streaks. Peirce A, was not at all easy to se and neighboring spots almost as bright made it difficult to distinguish which one was Peirce A. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1976 Apr 10 at 21:15-21:49UT S.Spencer (60mm refractor x60, seeing quite good) noticed a faint red glow at the south west wall of Gassendi covering a span of about 35 deg arc. The observer had some doubts about this because they were using a small telescope, but thought that they ought to report it, just in case. A BAA Lunar Section report. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1982 Aug 01 at UT20:50 M. Mobberley (Suffolk, UK, 14" reflector, seeing III-IV) found that LaPlace A was significantly more prominent than usual - comparisons were made with photographs in books. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=178 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Proclus 1990 Mar 09 UT 00:12-00:13 Observed by Marie Cook (Frimley, UK, 3.5" Questar telescope) observed a "long plume of light" the brightness was the same as the wall region. It went from the southern rim about half of the way across to the centre in the "northerly". The plume feature was not seen at higher magnifications. Change in brightness also noted. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=394 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1994 Apr 23 at UT02:41 D. Fryback (Madison, WI, USA) observed a starlike flash in Alphonsus crater. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1984 Nov 05 at UT18:00 Marshall (England) noted that there was no normal brightening on the floor just next to the southern most craterlet. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=251 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1994 Apr 23 at UT 03:30 the US Navy Clementine Spacecraft, in orbit around the Moon, obtained images of the Cobra Head region of Aristarchus crater that suggested a ~15x colour ratio increase (0.4 microns / 1.0 microns) in comparison with images obtained on 1994 Mar 03. This was presented as a poster paper 18.04 at AAS 31st DPS meeting. However it was later suggested that this was due to incorrect radimetric calibration procedures being followed. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1965 Nov 06 UTC 03:20-03:50, 05:50 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3" refractor x300, S=6, T=5) "Strong blue-viol. glare on E. & NE wall; dark viol. hue in nimbus. (absent at 0320-0350. Listed as 11/8/55 in both ref. 210 & MBMW, but should be 1965). NASA catalog weight=4, NASA catalog ID #911.
Aristarchus, Schroter's Valley 1963 Dec 28 UTC 01:15-02:00 Observed by Olivarez, Edinburgh?, TX?, USA, 17" reflector) "In poorer moments of seeing, red on Aris. rim & Sch. Valley. Spurious seeing effects?". NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #788.
Aristarchus 1982 Nov 28 UTC 23:35-23:55 Observed by Foley (Kent, UK, Antionadi III, Transparency Moderate) - Colouration Seen - Ref: BAA Lunar Section Circular. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 2015 Mar 03 UT 23:58 Brendan Shaw (UK) saw a flash on the NW rim of Aristarchus on his computer screen - the camera was working in the near IR. Seeing was not very good at the time. Unfortunately this flash occurred in between imaging sessions. No other flashes seen, despite looking. The observer considerd the possibility that it might have been a cosmic ray detection, but cannot say for sure. The ALPO/BAA TLP weight=1.
On 1982 Aug 02 at UT 22:59-23:10 M.Price (Frimley, Surrey, UK, seeing=II-III) found that the north point of this mountain appeared poorly defined and merged into the surroundings - however suspected that this might be normal for this colongitude? The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=179 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Colour seen between Aristarchus and Herodotus by P. Moore and G. North. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1994 Apr 24 at UT 03:50 R. Manske (Waunakee, WI, USA) found that the Cobra Head appeared to have an obscuration on the top eastern half. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1975 Nov 18 at UT 19:38-23:34 Moore (Johannesburg, South Africa, 2" refractor, S=II), Peters (Kent, UK, 8.5" reflector, x120, S=IV), Good (Guilford, UK, binoculars), Foley (Dartford, Kent, UK, 12" reflector and photographs), and McKay (Kingston, England, UK, 6" reflector, x48) observed the following in Aristarchus during a lunar eclipse: "It appeared much fainter than ever before seen in ecl. by Moore. Fainter than Proc., Cop., & Tycho. Others rated brightness in order-- Hell, Stevinus, Furnerius, proc.; & Proc., Tycho, Hell, Aris. Photos confirmed dimness of it. For some observers it became invis. at S=II (good). Good ranked at least 4 other craters brighter than Aris. & that at 2035h it dimmed. Earthshine cond. extraordinarily good. Peters, at S=IV (fair?) rated Aris. brightest". At 23:50UT LeCroy Jr and Sr (Springfield, VA, 4.5" reflector, S=7) observed four glowing spots on the Moon during a lunar eclipse (including Aristarchus). At 23:50UT Aristarchus was an oval shape with no details seen. It had a ray extending from the south west rim (normal). The north rim was slightly blue and the south west rim very very slightly red. At 23:55UT it was clearing and details showed. At 00:02UT it was clear. Sketches were provided. Cameron comments that the colours fit Fitton's predictions on spectral dispersion in our atmosphere from atmospheric inversions. The brightness measued was 10+ and normal should be 9, and the plain is 4.5. The Moon's altitude at the LeCroy site was 45 deg. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1418-1420 and weight=5 (1-0 for LeCroy report). The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1989 Aug 17 at UT 01:02-04:20 G. Kolvos (Thesaloniki, Greece, 4"reflector) measured (using photometry) that although there was a gradual fade over the Moon as the eclipse progressed, there was a 2"% rise in brightness of Aristarchus.Graphs were submitted and photos. A.C. Cook supplied CCD images and CCD photometry. A photograph by Conway (Sun Prarie, WI, USA) at the start of the eclipse reveal a bright colourless spot (aparently confirmed). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=373 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
In 1921 Oct 16 at UT 22:00-00:00 Genin and others (Russia) observed during a partial eclipse that different parts of Aristarchus crater had brightness of phosphorecence. Cameron says that this is independent confirmation. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=383 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1971 Aug 06 at UT 20:30 Chernov (Crimea?, Ukraine, Soviet Union) observed a dark spot in Riccioli that was very dark for 3 minutes, before coming out of shadow - however the dimensions were normal. This was during the lunar eclipse. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1305 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1971 Aug 06 at UT 21:00 Chernov (Crimea?, Ukraine, Soviet Union) observed that two large spots in Atlas were not visible in the penumbra after totality (brighter than normal?). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 1306 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1888 Jan 28 ~UT 23:20 Dyer observed that in this fairly bright lunar eclipse was a dark isosceles triangle, with the base to the north. Other observers noted this effect.
On 1978 Mar 24 UT16:10-17:45 Anderson (England?, 8" reflector, x55 and x155). Censorinus seemed brighter than normal. Cameron 2005 catalog report ID=26 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1978 Mar 24 UT16:10-17:45 Anderson (England?, 8" reflector, x55 and x155). noticed a faint twinkling star like point in Dionyius - remained constant but when changed to x155 at 16:25 the effect was at the limits of visibilty. - suspected that this was due to the atmospheric conditions. However this effect was not seen in Aristarchus. By 16:45 the twinkling area got brighter, but went back to normal at 17:45. Cameron 2005 catalog report ID=26 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Moving glows seen around the middle of the disk during a lunar eclipse.
Bright light seen during eclipse. Date given as 8th but the Full Moon was on 6th according to Goldatine's "New & Full Moon's"). ALPO/BAA catalog weight=1. Cameron catalog weight=3. Cameron Catalog ID: 4. Julian date 1096 Aug 06. Gregorian date 1096 Aug 12.
Mare Crisium 1962 Jul 18 UTC 09:54 Observed by Wildey & Pohn (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" reflector + Photometer) "Photometric meas. showed change in brightness of the area of over a mag. during the nite. Recorded at Vmag=3.56 first, & a few min(?) later at 4.62. It was .95 mag. brighter (@2.5x) than av. for that age & then returned to normal." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #762.
On 1984 Nov 10 at UT19:15-19:50 R. Moseley (Coventry, UK, the Moon's altitude was low) noticed that the region from the central peak and over and onto the east wall looked unusual. 8 bands were visible, "two on E. wall of c.p. strongest, surrounding collar grey increasing intensely outward. Band at 2 o'clock position was very dark. Bright spot on W. wall at 4 o'clock position." A sketch was made that illustrates bands on either side with bright patch. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=252 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1965 Nov 15 UTC 05:55-10:00 Observed by Hall, Johnson, Nordling (Pt. Tobacco, MD, USA, 16" reflector x400), Genatt (Greenbelt, MD, USA, 6" refractor, x50 & 20" reflector x400), Wagmann (Pittsburgh, PA, 30" refractor). "Color on c.p. detected with Trident MB, not seen vis. at Port Tobacco. Network alerted & 6 responded. 4 did not see anything unusual; 2 others did & saw red on c.p. in 6-in refr.. but not in 20-in refl. at 400x; other saw indistinctness. Port Tobacco obs. took 5 rolls of film in blue & red & neutral. Phenom. not detectable on them, but focus was poor. Blue image had most detail, whereas would expect red or neutral to. Phenom. still present at dawn in Moon Blink device." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #914. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Alphonsus 1958 Nov 03 UT 02:30-03:30 Observed by Kozyrev, Ezerski (Pulkova Observatory, Crimea, Ukraine, 50" reflector, 23A/mm spectrograph) UT03:00-03:30 "C.p. redder than rest; emiss. spect. in 4756A, 4100, 3950A (C3), 5165, 5130A (Swann bands) 3 spect. over 3.5 h. Image of c.p. weakened in viol. light on spect. Noted visual decrease in brightness & reddish glow. Decrease in bright, & unnusual white color(at 0300h- 0330h). Sudden decrease in vis. bright. Spect. started -- gave norm. Spect. (0330-0340h), conditions almost identical to Alter's on Oct. 26, 1956. Nothing seen on Nov. 2-3" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #703. ALPO/BAA weight=5.
On 1821 July 25 at UT 03:30 Gruithuisen (Munich, Germany) observed, near Aristarchus, some brilliant flashing spots on the Earthlit side of the Moon. These disappeared after a short while then re-appeared. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=90 and weight=4. The ALPo/BAA weight=3.
Macrobius 1938 Jun 02 UTC 18:00? Observed by McLeod (England? 5" ? reflector) "Changes in dark areas. (near Proclus where Green saw phenomenom. see #443)" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID # 444.
On 2012 May 25 UT 05:35 Brenner F crater was recorded in a larger area image by M. Collins (Palmerstone North, New Zealand, ETX-90 with LPI imager (monochrome mode) - seeing not good). He took a sequence of 108 images from 05:35-05:40UT, and in the 65th frame, a light spot, approximately 4 pixels wide can be seen just outside the western illuminated rim of Brenner F. It is not visible in any other frames. The exposure time was 0.125 Sec. Because the western edge of the spot is very sharp, and the rest of the Moon is slightly blurred due to seeing, it is thought that this was most likely a cosmic ray event in the CCD camera - the 4 pixel width was perhaps contributed to by the image compression. It could also be some bright surface spot that was made invisible most of the time by poor seeing, and then during a brief period the atmosphere is sharp enough at that locality to make it visible. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 2009 Jan 30 ay 22:35:20UT +/-2 min R. Masini (Perth, Australia) saw a bright clound just west the south pole and along of the southern limb. The effect lasted a few seconds and faded. It was seen with the naked eye. There was a grazing occultation of a 6th magnitude star from this site, however the star would have been in the wrong place at the time of the TLP. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.