TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: Falkland_Islands - Port_Stanley



Ill is percentage illumination of the Moon
*Indicates a repeat illumination and libration event to within +/- 1 deg for both
A non-* indicates just repeat illumination to within +/-0.5 deg


2019-Dec-01 UT 00:00-01:07 Ill=20% Proclus observed by Firsoff on 1955-5-25

     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.


2019-Dec-01 UT 00:32-01:07 Ill=20% W_Limb observed by Haywood_J on 1884-3-30

     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.


2019-Dec-01 UT 00:57-01:07 Ill=20% Aristarchus observed by Celis on 1970-7-7

     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.


2019-Dec-01 UT 00:57-01:07 Ill=20% Aristarchus observed by Darling_D on 1990-3-1

     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. 


2019-Dec-01 UT 00:57-01:07 Ill=20% Lambert observed by Fryback_D on 1990-3-1

     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. 


2019-Dec-01 UT 00:34-01:09 Ill=20% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2019-Dec-02 UT 00:36-01:05 Ill=29% Beaumont observed by Miranda on 1971-7-27

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     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.


2019-Dec-02 UT 00:51-01:45 Ill=29% Hercules observed by Gray on 1885-2-19

     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.


2019-Dec-02 UT 01:05-01:45 Ill=29% Aristarchus observed by Celis on 1970-7-8

     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.


2019-Dec-02 UT 01:11-01:45 Ill=29% McClure observed by McKay_R on 1976-4-4

     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.


2019-Dec-02 UT 01:31-01:45 Ill=29% Aristarchus observed by Eastman on 1965-10-30

     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.


2019-Dec-02 UT 00:36-01:47 Ill=29% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2019-Dec-02 UT 23:45-00:07 Ill=38% W_Limb observed by Webb_TW on 1855-6-20

     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. 


2019-Dec-02 UT 23:45-01:00 Ill=38% Atlas observed by Fehring on 1965-10-30

     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.


2019-Dec-03 UT 00:02-01:59 Ill=38% Aristarchus observed by Zit_R on 1994-4-17

     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.  


2019-Dec-03 UT 00:10-02:03 Ill=38% Eudoxus observed by Trouvelot on 1881-5-4

     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. 


2019-Dec-03 UT 00:49-01:23 Ill=38% Censorinus observed by Cook_MC on 1991-5-19

     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. 


2019-Dec-03 UT 00:37-02:17 Ill=39% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2019-Dec-04 UT 00:52-02:23 Ill=48% Pitiscus observed by Slayton_G on 1981-9-6

     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.


2019-Dec-04 UT 01:10-02:39 Ill=48% Proclus observed by Barrett on 1877-3-21

     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.


2019-Dec-04 UT 02:21-02:39 Ill=48% Albategnius observed by Schnuchel on 1972-6-18

     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.


2019-Dec-04 UT 00:39-02:41 Ill=48% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2019-Dec-04 UT 23:47-00:10 Ill=57% Linne observed by Schmidt_J on 1866-10-16

     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.


2019-Dec-04 UT 23:47-00:28 Ill=57% Plato observed by Markov on 1918-5-18

     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.


2019-Dec-04 UT 23:47-00:14 Ill=57% Proclus observed by Dean on 1970-7-11

     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.


2019-Dec-04 UT 23:47-00:14 Ill=57% Secchi observed by Dean on 1970-7-11

     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.


2019-Dec-04 UT 23:47-00:20 Ill=57% Alphonsus observed by Cook_AC on 1982-7-28

     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.


2019-Dec-04 UT 23:47-00:08 Ill=57% Picard observed by Kursewicz_P on 1994-4-19

     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.


2019-Dec-05 UT 00:18-02:08 Ill=57% Alphonsus observed by Vasilev on 1931-4-25

     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


2019-Dec-05 UT 00:24-01:59 Ill=57% Mons_Pico observed by Schmidt_J on 1844-4-25

     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.


2019-Dec-05 UT 00:29-01:53 Ill=57% Purbach observed by Osawa on 1970-4-14

     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.


2019-Dec-05 UT 01:56-02:58 Ill=57% Swift observed by Wilkins_HP on 1934-3-23

     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!


2019-Dec-05 UT 02:10-02:58 Ill=57% Mons_Piton observed by Schneller on 1961-1-25

     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.


2019-Dec-05 UT 02:20-02:58 Ill=58% Alphonsus observed by Farrant_M on 1968-5-5

     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.


2019-Dec-05 UT 23:49-00:13 Ill=66% Plato observed by Cragg on 1952-4-4

     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.


2019-Dec-05 UT 23:49-01:44 Ill=66% Picard observed by Darling_D on 1994-4-20

     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.


2019-Dec-05 UT 23:59-01:15 Ill=66% Alphonsus observed by Smith_S on 1966-5-28

     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.


2019-Dec-06 UT 00:07-00:45 Ill=66% Pico_B observed by Sartory on 1966-9-23

     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.


2019-Dec-06 UT 00:23-01:46 Ill=66% Dorsa_Stille observed by Kolovos_G on 1992-6-9

     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.


2019-Dec-06 UT 00:31-02:23 Ill=66% Grimaldi observed by Azevado on 1965-7-8

     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.


2019-Dec-06 UT 01:02-02:33 Ill=66% Aristarchus observed by Morozov on 1960-2-6

     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.


2019-Dec-06 UT 01:06-02:58 Ill=66% Copernicus observed by Wilkins_HP on 1939-3-29

     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.


2019-Dec-06 UT 01:12-02:56 Ill=66% Plato observed by Flynn_T on 1976-11-30

     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.


2019-Dec-06 UT 01:37-03:14 Ill=67% Copernicus observed by Flynn_T on 1976-11-30

     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.


2019-Dec-06 UT 01:37-03:14 Ill=67% Purbach observed by Flynn_T on 1976-11-30

     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.


2019-Dec-06 UT 23:50-00:32 Ill=75% Alphonsus observed by Wise on 1966-5-29

     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.


2019-Dec-06 UT 23:50-00:05 Ill=75% Dawes observed by Porter on 1973-2-12

     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.


2019-Dec-06 UT 23:50-00:33 Ill=75% Kies observed by Jean on 1984-6-9

     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.


2019-Dec-06 UT 23:53-01:30 Ill=75% Sasserides_H observed by Haydalsvik on 1974-1-3

     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.


2019-Dec-07 UT 00:04-02:02 Ill=75% Tycho observed by Braga_R on 1998-2-6

     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.


2019-Dec-07 UT 02:13-03:15 Ill=75% Gassendi observed by Henshaw_W on 1967-10-13

     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.


2019-Dec-07 UT 03:21-03:25 Ill=76% Plato observed by Farrant_M on 1968-5-7

     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.


2019-Dec-07 UT 03:45-05:10 Ill=76% Plato observed by Unknown_Observer on 1882-5-27 *

     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.


2019-Dec-07 UT 23:51-00:46 Ill=83% Calippus observed by Frank on 1973-2-13

     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.


2019-Dec-07 UT 23:51-00:05 Ill=83% Proclus observed by Davis_H on 1988-7-25

     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.


2019-Dec-08 UT 00:08-01:12 Ill=83% SW_Limb observed by Logue_DA on 1955-1-5

     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.


2019-Dec-08 UT 01:09-01:34 Ill=83% Gassendi observed by Moore_P on 1966-9-25

     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.


2019-Dec-08 UT 01:49-03:26 Ill=83% Unknown observed by Dewitt_R on 2004-7-28 *

     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.


2019-Dec-08 UT 02:03-03:01 Ill=83% Plato observed by Pratt_H on 1872-7-16

     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.


2019-Dec-08 UT 02:08-03:33 Ill=83% Plato observed by Marshall_KP on 1982-8-1

     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.


2019-Dec-08 UT 02:10-03:33 Ill=83% Mare_Crisium observed by Williams_AS on 1881-5-9

     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.


2019-Dec-08 UT 03:14-03:33 Ill=83% Gassendi observed by Spencer_S on 1976-4-10

     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.


2019-Dec-08 UT 23:52-01:01 Ill=89% Laplace_A observed by Mobberley_M on 1982-8-1

     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.


2019-Dec-09 UT 00:24-02:08 Ill=90% Proclus observed by Cook_MC on 1990-3-9

     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.


2019-Dec-09 UT 01:11-03:08 Ill=90% Alphonsus observed by Fryback_D on 1994-4-23

     On 1994 Apr 23 at UT02:41 D. Fryback (Madison, WI, USA) observed a 
     starlike flash in Alphonsus crater. The ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2019-Dec-09 UT 01:16-03:03 Ill=90% Plato observed by Marshall on 1984-11-5

     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.


2019-Dec-09 UT 02:00-03:36 Ill=90% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Clementine on 1994-4-23

     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.


2019-Dec-09 UT 03:02-03:36 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1965-11-6

     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.


2019-Dec-09 UT 03:34-03:36 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Olivarez_J on 1963-12-28

     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.


2019-Dec-10 UT 00:24-01:19 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1982-11-28

     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.


2019-Dec-10 UT 01:09-02:59 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Shaw_B on 2015-3-3

     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.


2019-Dec-10 UT 01:24-03:16 Ill=95% Mons_Piton observed by Price_M on 1982-8-2

     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. 


2019-Dec-10 UT 01:40-03:28 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1995-11-5

     Colour seen between Aristarchus and Herodotus by P. Moore
     and G. North. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2019-Dec-10 UT 02:25-03:28 Ill=95% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Manske_R on 1994-4-24

     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.


2019-Dec-12 UT 00:21-02:47 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Moore on 1975-11-18 *

     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.


2019-Dec-12 UT 00:21-03:06 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Kolovos_G on 1989-8-17 *

     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.


2019-Dec-12 UT 01:38-05:17 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Genin on 1921-10-16 *

     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. 


2019-Dec-12 UT 02:19-04:14 Ill=100% Riccioli observed by Chernov on 1971-8-6 *

     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.


2019-Dec-12 UT 02:49-04:26 Ill=100% Atlas observed by Chernov on 1971-8-6 *

     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.


2019-Dec-12 UT 03:48-06:57 Ill=100% Lunar_Eclipse observed by Dyer on 1888-1-28 *

     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.


2019-Dec-12 UT 04:02-06:57 Ill=100% Censorinus observed by Anderson on 1978-3-24 *

     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.


2019-Dec-12 UT 04:02-06:57 Ill=100% Dionysius observed by Anderson on 1978-3-24 *

     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.


2019-Dec-12 UT 04:11-06:57 Ill=100% Unknown observed by Messier on 1783-3-18 *

     Moving glows seen around the middle of the
     disk during a lunar eclipse.


2019-Dec-12 UT 06:34-06:57 Ill=100% Unknown observed by Unknown_Observer on 1096-8-12 *

     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.


2019-Dec-13 UT 01:36-03:33 Ill=99% Mare_Crisium observed by Wildey on 1962-7-18 *

     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.


2019-Dec-14 UT 02:35-05:28 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Moseley_R on 1984-11-10 *

     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. 


2019-Dec-18 UT 06:57-07:34 Ill=61% Aristarchus observed by Hall on 1965-11-15

     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.


2019-Dec-18 UT 07:20-07:34 Ill=60% Alphonsus observed by Kozyrev on 1958-11-3

     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.


2019-Dec-22 UT 06:11-07:08 Ill=18% Aristarchus observed by Gruithuisen_F on 1821-7-25 *

     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.


2019-Dec-31 UT 00:05-00:42 Ill=21% Macrobius observed by McLeod on 1938-6-2

     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.


2019-Dec-31 UT 00:05-00:42 Ill=21% Brenner_F observed by Collins_M on 2012-5-25

     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.


2019-Dec-31 UT 00:41-00:42 Ill=22% S_Pole observed by Masini_R on 2009-1-30

     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.