On 1990 Apr 28 at UT 01:19-01:25 F. Graham (Marshall TWP, OH, USA, 6" reflector) during a failed attempt to observe the occultation of X6493 that was thwarted by clouds, noticed that Gassendi was "Gass,>>,>Aris or anything else". The crater had a "milky lustre". It is possible that another occultation observing group may have a video of the Earthshine at this time. Darling (Sun prairem WI, USA, 20x50 binoculars) could not see Earthsine, though the sky was bright at the time. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=402 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1944 Sep 03 UTC 03:40 - A.W. Mount (Fort Worth, TX, USA, Conditions good, seeing 6/10) saw a small white bright point of light appear suddenly close to the W. wall of Plato glowed briefly as by far the most conspicuous object in the lunar field of view and vanished quickly after approximately 2 sec. It was star-like in appearance and was stationary on the Moon's surface - about magnitude 6? Angular diameter of the flash was <= 1". Observing conditions good enough to see the central craterlet in Plato. 20cm reflector used. Ref. DJALPO Vol 45, p28 Spring 2003.
On 1963 Nov 01 at UT 00:20-00:35 Kopal and Rackham (Pic du Midi, France, 24" reflector) observed in Kepler an enhancement in red light at 672.5nm and 545.0nm. Luminescence ~86% +/-3% of background. The Cameron catalog says that Moore saw something between 23:30 and 03:00, but it is not clear what exactly, or whether it was Copernicus, Kepler, or Aristarchus? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=779 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.
On 1963 Nov 02 at UT 00:00? Scarfe (Cambridge, UK) observed a spectral line dpeth anomaly? The cameron 1978 catalog ID=780 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1980 Sep 24 at UT21:34 J-J. Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK, 10" reflector, x200, seeing=III) found, using a Moon Blink device, that Fracastorius blinked on the northern side in the red filter. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=110 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1980 Sep 24 at UT 21:13-23:50 P.Moore (Selsey, UK) at 22:45 saw loss of detail in the north west wall, especially in red light, but also slightly in blue light too. By 22:48 there was activity on the crater floor i.e. the four bright spots were visible in white light but not in red. In blue the central spot was seen and there were dark radial streaks to the south wall and south east. At 22:50 there was a loss of detail. Other craters were normal. At 23:08 the floor was dark in red, but some details were visible in blue. the effect had finished by 23:35. At21:34 J-H Robinson found Plato to be normal and no blinks, though floor clearer in red than in blue, however the floor detail had gone by 21:57. Blair suspected a dusty patch in north of Plato, especially in red light. at 21:57 and it started spreading at 21:13, then east at 21:15 and then north. Though it faded at 21:25 but was back again at 21:35, and Moon blink colour filters still gave a reaction at 21:50 - the TLP remained strong until 23:50UT. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=110 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1959 Nov 17 at Ut 22:00 an unnamed observer saw a light in Plato. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=725 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Atlas 1954 Mar 23 UTC 00:00? Observed by Delmotte (France?) "Violet tint in crater" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #562.
Plato 1886 Nov 14 UT UT 21:45 Observed by Lihou (France?) "Brilliant band N-S, area marked G in NE was only slightly visible, poorly defined. Drawing (there were rays on the floor)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #253.
On 1958 Jul 14 at UT 21:00 Classen (Pulsnitz Observatory, East Germany, 8" refractor) observed Kepler to be 0.5 magnitudes brighter than Aristarchus, normally it is the other way around with Aristarchus being 0.3 brighter than Kepler. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1084 and weight= 3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Theophilus 1965 Jul 18 UTC 08:52-09:01 Observed by Cross, Ariola (Whittler, CA, USA, 19" reflector, x450, S=4, T=3) "Red spots; ruby red within a pink area on c.p." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #885. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
1999 Jan 07 UT 01:57 C. Brook (Plymouth UK, 65mm refractor, x125, seeing good) found this mountain unusually dull. In contrast, Mons Pico, Montes Teneriffe, Montes Spitzenberg, were all normal. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1989 Apr 26 at UT 10:22-10:44 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" refractor, x36-x140) found that the eastern half of Plato crater was dark - and he checked this using several eyepieces. moderate magnification resolved the dark region into bands, but too high a magnification (x140) made the bands dissappear. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=362 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1982 Oct 08 at UT 04:15-04:30 W. Cameron (Silverspring, MD, USA, 3.5" reflector, x160, Seeing-very good) suspected blue tinge on north west rim and brown/red on south east rim of Aristarchus crater + focus was slightly difficult. No similar colour effect seen on other craters. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=186 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1982 Oct 08 at UT 04:15-04:30 W. Cameron (Silverspring, MD, USA, 3.5" reflector, x160) found that Clavius had a "D" shaped crater on its outskirts that made it appear to have a ridge crossing through it. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=186 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1976 Nov 13 UT 05:25 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3" refractor, 54-200x, S=6, T=4) "Floor 8deg except S.=6deg which is also granulated & la pale yellow. Different aspect fr. other obs. at same col. Viol. in outer nimbus. Bright blue-viol. glare where viol. radiance was on 11th. SWBS still large & 9 deg bright." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1457.
On 1982 Aug 11 at UT03:30-04:15 Mobberley (Suffolk, UK) obtained a photograph and made a sketch that revealed a needle-like shadow from the west wall to near by the central craterlet - the latter was quite clearly visible. What were not visible were the other four craterlets. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=183 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
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.
Tycho 1983Aug30 UT 00:15-00:18 R. Moseley (Coventry, UK, 6" f/10 reflector, x60, transparency very good, seeing III, improving with altitude) attention initially caught by the impression of a rosy colouration along the NW crest and outer wall. For perhaps 2-3 min this persisted - before fading entirely. The observer felt that the cause may have been psysiological - or short-lived spurious colour. However interestingly nearby craters did not show the effect. A sketch was made over a longer time span 00:15-00:40UT. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1981 Sep 20 at UT 08:00-09:40 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, x342, seeing=excellent) detected the small crater on its western rim But not on the eastern floor. This was odd because both are equal in size, furthermore smaller craters could be seen and the Moon was at a high altitude above the horizon, so seeing not a problem. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=154 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
In 1919 Feb 21 at UT 22:00? an unknown English observer observed in Lexell crater an intensely dark line going out from it. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=370 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1978 Oct 23 UT 06:30-06:34 V.A. Sage (Bristol, UK, 10.25" reflector, x250, Wratten 44a and 25, seeing II) noted that Aristarchus was surrounded by a dark area in the blue filter. They did not regard this as a TLP at the time. However because Aristarchus is surrounded by blue material in real life, this should have been brighter? For this reason, despite the observer regarding this as a negative TLP, an ALPO/BAA weight=1 has been applied.
Aristarchus 1976 Nov 14 UT 06:09 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3" refractor, 54-200x, S=5-4, T=5) "Walls & floor 8deg except S.= 6deg, SWBS now smaller but still 9deg. S.floor still granulated & now yellow-brown. Strong viol. tint still on outer nimbus but now viol. radiance (gas?) again on ENE rim as on 11th, but not as on 13th" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1458.
Linne 1918 Apr 04 UTC 01:00? Observed by Markov (Russia) "In place of crater only a hill 2km in diam. was vis. (seen in dark). " NASA catalog weight=1, low, NASA catalof ID #368. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
"Observed early morning Moon, with 60mm OG x120, from 02-20 to 02-45 hrs UT targeting Plato, Aristarchus, and Alphonsus. From 02-20 to 02-30 hrs UT. Aristachus showed a faint pink colouration, where the light material contacted the darker Mare surface. This was not seen after 02- 30 hrs UT." Transparency very good, seeing somewhat unsteady at first, improving later on. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1981 Dec 19 at UT 01:00-05:00 E.V. Arsyukhin (Moscow, Russia, 3" reflector) observed that Plato was consdierably brighter than Aristarchus by several times. The image quality was very clear. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=161 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1891 Sep 25 at UT 20:00 Pickering, based at Arequipa, Peru, and using a 12" reflector, saw in Schroter's Valley and the vicinity "Varitions in vapor column. Time estimated from given colongitude)." Cameron 1978 catalog ID=273 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1977 Nov 03 at 22:13UT P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 11" reflector, x285)saw some flickering in Gassendi (Clouds on limb - according to Csmeron?). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=18 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1882 Apr 11 at UT 21:00 Williams (England, 6.5" reflector) observed Plato at sunset (date Cameron gives is calculated from #229) and saw a curious phosphorescent glimmer in the crater where he had seen a luminous milky appearance before. at sunrise. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=230 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1978 Jan 02 at UT23:00? A.V. Arkihpov and A.R. Kharkov (USSR) observed in the terminator region (near Adams?) a flash enclosed by a fuzzy envelope (180x120 arc seconds in size). The TLP faded away over 30 seconds. Cameron says that this is the first example of many photographs that registered activity. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID= and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Grimaldi 1971 Jun 18 UTC 02:12-02:31 Observed by Jorgensen (Denmark, 36" refractor, 60, 200x, seeing good) "Dark reddish spot in SW part of crater. At 60x. Became clearer at 200x & seen in midwest also. At 0331h phenom. clearest in west, while S. region had faded. Air turb. & dawn ended obs. at 0331h. Seen best in yellow filter, well in red, invis. in green & blue." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1298. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1989 Jun 28 at UT 08:39-09:00 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" refractor, x36) discovered that at this time Mons La Hire was the brightest feature on the Moon. LaPrice was also very bright. Cameron quotes that Darling recorded that LaHire had a brightness of 7.0 and LaPlace=7.5. Darling did not think that this was a TLP. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=369 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1989 Jun 28 at UT 08:39--9:00 D. Darling (Sunpraire, WI, USA, 3" refractor, x36) noted that promontorium LaPlace was very bright. LaHire brigtness was 7.0 and LaPlace was 7.5. Darling suspects that this was not a TLP because "as did not have mother-of-perl appearance as seen on Piton at times"The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=369 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Closest parts of the Moon at Saturn appearing from occultation were dull and hazy. Was this an effect of the lunar atmosphere or a high haze and halo around the Moon? Cameron's 2006 catalog extension gives this an ID No. of 3 and a weight of 1. The ALPO/BAA catalog weight is also 1.
South Pole 1839 Jul 07 UT 02:00? Observed by Gruihuisen (Munich, Germany) "Twilight" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID # 118. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Nov 11 at UT 17:00-17:30 E.V. Arsyukhin (Moscow, Russia, 3" reflector) saw three stationary dark spots suddenly appear in Mare Crisium. There was one on the north and the other two in the south west to south. They lasted approximately 30 minutes and then promptly vanished. Cameron says that it cannot be this date because the Moon was not visible at 17:00UT Suggests 05:00-05:30UT? The Cameron 2006 catalog ID ID=189 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1978 Jan 06 at UT 01:00 Anorati (Firenze, Italy) observed inside a "good sized crater?" an orange light that became bright green. The efect did not recur over the many hours of observing. The observer did not suspect that it was a meteor, but instead produced by an intelligent being????? Cameron suggests a terrestrial meteor? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=21 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1981 Nov 23 at UT 10:31 B. Hobdell (St Petersberg, FL, USA, 3?" refractor, seeing=1) observed 3 star-like very bright yellow flashes (approximately 20 sec apart) on the east of Taruntius or on a ridge near this. No additional flashes were seen. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=159 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Reiner 1986 Jun 04 UT 09:15-09:33 Observed by Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" Newtonian x79, x40, x35, Seeing 6, sky clear and steady - Moon 9deg above horizon). David Darling was out on the morning of 4 June observing the planet Mars. While studying Mars the crescent Moon rose giving me a splendid view of the earthshine portion of the disk. As the Moon rose higher into the sky he decided to turn the telescope onto it to the earthshine region of the Moon. He made it a practice to examine this region of the Moon to monitor for craters that appear to glow under this light. While observing he became aware of a black spot located in the sunlit portion of the Moon about 60 miles west of the sunset terminator. At first he thought the black spot was a shadow being cast by a large mountain or crater. When looking at his lunar charts he could not locate any feature that would account for it. As he continued to study the black spot he realized that it appeared darker than any shadows on the Moon. It was at 4 June 1986 4:15 A.M. CDT or 9:15 U.T. when he first sighted the phenomena and it was at 4:25 A.M. CDT or 9:25 U.T. that he realized he was seeing a lunar transient phenomena event. It was at this time that he could start to see silvery filaments or streaks in the black patch. Between 9:23 and 9:25 U.T. he watched the black patch disappear. When the black spot had disappeared he found that the location of the black spot was over the crater Reiner. he estimated that during the L.T.P. event that area covered by the black cloud was approximately 40 to 50 square miles. He also had examined other formations on the Moon during this event and none were exhibiting the same phenomena witnessed over the crater Reiner.