1951 Apr 11 UT 02:39:30+/-15s L.T.Johnson (USA) observed a mag 7 flash S ofGrimaldi. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1988 Apr 21 at UT 01:28-04:00 D. Fryback (Madison, WI, USA) took a series of photographs - Aristarchus was a luminous patch and in one photograph a red spot (Cameron suspects marks on the film). is seen near Aristarchus. Strangely though when looking through the telescope, the crater was not excessively bright. D. Spain (Fairdale, KY, USA, 3.5" reflector?, x60) observed a narrow white streak of mag 5-6 of duration 0.5 sec that covered 160-320km near the centre of the Moon at 01:53UT. A similar streak happened but the direction was different. Next 2 small red flashes were seen at 02:00 and 02:01UT of magnitude 7 (<1sec) in the vicinity of Aristarchus. The cameron 2006 catalog ID=327 and the weight=1.
On 1988 Apr 21 at UT 01:53 D. Spain (Fairdale, KY, USA, 3.5" reflector?, x60) observed a narrow white streak of mag 5-6 of duration 0.5 sec that covered 160-320km near the centre of the Moon at 01:53UT. A similar streak happened again but the direction was different. Next 2 small red flashes were seen at 02:00 and 02:01UT of magnitude 7 (<1sec) in the vicinity of Aristarchus. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=327 and the weight=1.
On 1968 May 02 at UT 01:20-02:14 Doughty (Red Bank, New Jersey, USA, 8" reflector, x120) observed a bright area in Aristarchus, surrounded by a faint glow. May have been atmospheric dispersion. Glow fainter at 01:56UT and imperceptible at 02:14UT. Kelsey and Ricker consider the observation abnormal. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1070 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1912 May 20 at UT 21:00 Franks (6" refractor) observed the Leibnitz Mountains? (South Pole area) to have a small red glowing area on the dark part of the Moon. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=338 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1789 Mar 30 at UT 20:00? Schroter (Lillienthal, Germany) observed two flickering spots on the eastern edge of Grimaldi and near Riccioli. This was on the Earthlit side of the Moon. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 57 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1789 Mar 30 at UT 20:00? Schroter (Lillienthal, Germany) observed two flickering spots near Riccioloi and on the eastern edge of Grimaldi. This was on the Earthlit side of the Moon. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=57 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
In 1933 Mar 30 at UT 20:00 Douillet (France?) observed in the Aristarchus region: "White. (in the dark part)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=404 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1966 Sep 20 at UT 03:22 Three Astronet observers (Phoenix, AZ, and Los Angeles, CA, USA) (independently?) reported flashes in Grimaldi crater. One observer was in Phoenix AZ, and another in Losa Angeles, CA, so probably not due to the atmosphere. Cameron comments that the astronaut Schmidt on Apollo 17 saw a flash in it while orbiting the Moon. the Cameron 1978 catalog ID=977 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Mare Crisium 1826 Apr 12 UT 20:00 Observed by Emmett (England?) "Black moving haze or cloud". NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID 109. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 Dec 29 at UT 17:42-17:54 A. Dollfus (Meudon, France, 1m aperture telescope used) detected evidence for a dust cloud using CCD polarimetry. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.
On 1975 Dec 08 at UT18:00-20:40 P.W. Foley (Wilmington, Kent, UK, 12" reflector, x60-x624, seeing II, slight mist) found Aristarchus to be less well visible than features such as: Grimaldi, Reiner, Darwin/Byrgius, Kepler, Plato and Sinus Iridum. Earthshine was exceptionally good tonight and was orange/red in colour. Photographs were taken and these confirmed the apparent dullness of Aristarchus. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Alphonsus area? 1949 Jun 01 UT 22:06 H.P. Wilkins (Kent, UK, 6" reflector x200) observed a bright white 1 sec stationary (mag 3?) flash in Earthhsine, close to the central meridian, and due E of Theophilus (potentially in the general area of Alphonsus?). The flash was approximately 6 km in diameter. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1970 Apr 11 at UT 22:04-23:00 Claudio Pamplona and Jackson Barbosa(Fortaleza, Brazil, 2" refractor, x160, seeing=fair) observed an obscuration over Peirce, in particular they could not see the crater wall and the crater itself was like a black pit. (Apollo 13 watch). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1238 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1891 Nov 07 at UT=19:00 d'Adjuda of Lisbon, Portugal (seeing fair) whilst observing Aristarchus noticed that the crater appeared as very distinct luminous point in the dark. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=275 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1984 Jul 05 at UT 00:00-01:25 Marshall (Medelin, Columbia, seeing=II) observed that Censorinus was much less bright than Proclus (confirmed by CED readings). Cameron 2006 catalog ID=247 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1984 Jul 05 at UT 00:00-01:25 Marshall (Medelin, Columbia) found Proclus to be much brighter than Censorinus (which of the two was abnormal is a question) - though he thought that Censorinus looked dull. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=247 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 Dec 30 at UT 17:36 A. Dollfus (Meudon, France, 1m aperture telescope used) detected evidence for a dust cloud using CCD polarimetry. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.
Mare Crisium 1826 Apr 13 UT 20:00 Observed by Emmett (England?) "Black moving haze or cloud" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID = 109. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
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 1970 Apr 12 at UT 22:10-22:40 Censorinus was observed by Jean Nicolini (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12" reflector, x680). The crater had a visible reddish hue--gap in bright area on western slope. Colourless to pink to reddish. Environs also involved. Photographs were taken. (Apollo 13 watch). Cameron 1978 catalog TLP ID 1241 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Messier 1968 May 05 UT 01:35-03:35 Observed by Delano (USA). No oclour noticed with Moon blink device, but Messier A's W. wall did brighten slightly over the 2 hours of observations compared to Messier's W wall. The ffect was less marked in the 2nd hour. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1991 May 21 at UT05:30-06:15 J. Green (Orangevale, CA, USA, 11" reflector) photgrapphed a broad bright band stretching east and north of Cassini crater in 3 exposures taken 10 minutes apart. This photographic sequence shows a gradual widening towards Cassini and by the 3rd exposure the band is touching (and then obscuring) Cassini. A "fan" was visible in the north east and WSW directions, later this was seen as rays and this was even seen in the view finder of the camera. Cameron comments that this might be lens flare but suspects that it would not have been seen in the view finder. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=427 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Piton 1970 Apr 13 UT 22:06-01:30 Observed by Cutts (Waverton, UK) "Peak was bright (Apollo 13 watch. Shining in dark?)" NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1247. Similar illumination shown on Hatfield Plate 2E(left). ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1887 Feb 01 UT 18:00 Observed by Elger (England) "Ill-defined shadow of peaks of W.border-in contrast to sharpness of mts. outside it. Never seen before. Such phenomena occur on floor, but never on ramparts. (Drawing)." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #254. ALPO/BAA catalog weight=1.
Plato 1916 Jul 8 UT 19:00? Observed by Markov (Russia) "Light on the shadow of the bands at the bottom (similar to #362)" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #364. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1972 Feb 23 at UT0010-0035 Fornarucci (Garfield, NJ, USA, 6" reflector, x250, seeing=fair and transparency=3.5). Shading usually visible west of it was not seen. Cameon comments that the albedo must have been at 5, where normally it is 4.5 and the nearby plain is 5). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1322 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Theophilus 1978 Nov 08 UT 20:49-22:00 Observed by J.D. Cook (Frimley, 12" reflector, 6mm Ortho eyepiece, seeing III-IV) Orange discolouration seen on ESE crater floor. Moon blink tried, but no blink detected. By 21:10 the effect had lessened, but was still orange. By 21:50-21:58 the effect was smaller and perhaps more on the SE of the floor. Colour confirmed by Foley. Fitton may also have been observing. At 22:00 A.C. Cook observed and commented that a darkish, perhaps brown-orange colour seen - but suspected it was probably spurious colour - but by now the seeing was V. J.H. Robinson, whilst doing a Moon Blink sweep of several features, including Theophilus, had not noticed anything unusual 18:50-19:10. By 22:30-22:35UT, he still could not detect a blink, but noticed intermittent darkining on the shaded area on the E. floor, but seeing was now IV. The darkening was more noticeable in blue than red light. BAA Lunar Section observation. 2006 Cameron catalog ID #40 weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Fracastorius 1975 Apr 19 UT 19:47, 20:40, 20:45 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, UK, 26cm reflector) "Fracastorius had a blink - it was bright in red and darker in blue at these three times, and probably in between. This was possibly natural surface colour being detected?". ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Mare Crisium 1975 Apr 19 UT 19:47-20:37 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, UK, 26cm reflector) "Mare Crisium N. end of floor - blink (red and blue filters) in patches, bright in red. Blink stops at 20:37". ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus 1958 Nov 19 UT 21:00-21:20 Observed by Hole (Brighton, England, 24" reflector x500) and Wilkins, Wall and Brewin (Located in Kent, and other locations in England, and 15", 12" and ?" reflector telescopes) "Reddish patch on c.p. (S. of it) about 3 km in diameter. (indep. confrim)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 706.
Hercules 1970 Apr 14 UT 23:10-23:45 Observed by Jean Nicolini (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12" reflector, x680) "Vis. reddish-brown hue to shaded area. In crater -- different from Atlas. Phenon. stayed after moving telescope. Photos obtained. Not chrom. Abber. (Apollo 13 watch)" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1251. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1980 Jan 26 at UT21:35-22:25 Blair (Refrewshire, Scotland, 10" reflector, 83-276x, seeing=III-IV and transparency poor) discovered a bright spot on the north rim and through filters it "flashed" green, red and blue. Clouds interupted observing, but when they cleared the effect was still present. Other craters did not show this effect. Cameron catalog ID=83 and weight=4.
On 1993 Jan 02 at UT 17:42 A. Dollfus (Meudon, France, 1m aperture telescope used) detected evidence for a dust cloud in Langrenous crater using CCD polarimetry. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.
Plato 1964 Nov 14 UT 01:00? Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" refractor?) "Peak on E. wall brilliant white, strong blue band at inner base; on S. wall was a small, bright red spot." NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #864.
On 1968 May 07 at UT 03:00-03:40 Kelsey (Riverside, CA, USA, 8" reflector) observed Messier and Messier A and noted the following: "The ray-tail halo (in N. ray) showed a possible enhancement in blue filter at 1st obs. per. but not seen at 0330. Later enhancement was indicated in red filter but not apparent at 0600h. The red enhancement is very unsual; but has been suspected on a few previous occasions. Not seen vis. (confirm. of Jean?)" The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
La Hire 1887 Feb 02 UTC 20:00? Observed by Klein (Cologne, Germany, 6" refractor) "Intense yellow streak that cast shadows around neighboring features". NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #255.
Posidonius 1970 Apr 15 UT 21:05-22:10 Observed by Wanderley Nazareth (Sao Paulo, Brazil, reflector) "Intermittant pulsation. Drawing 20S interval for pulsations. (too long for atmospheric aberration? Apollo 13 watch)." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1254. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Near and on Plato 1970 Apr 15 UT 21:45-22:04 Observed by da Silva (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 10" & 20" refractors) "Crater chain W. of Plato -- 3rd crater W. (Plato Y) was brighter than surroundings. Lozenge on W. wall (landslip?) was darker than inner wall. Bright part of wall was yellowish-white. da Silva reports this as neg. (normal aspects) obs (Apollo 13 watch probably normal as Y is a bright halo crater)." NASA catalog weight=0. NASA catalog ID #1255. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Tycho 1970- Apr 15 UTC 22:00-23:00 Observer: Nelson Travnik (Matias Barbosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 4" refractor, x250 & x400, seeing excellent, Wratten 15 and 23 filters used) "Slightly pulsating white glow on W. (IAU?) wall's external slope (Apollo 13 watch). NASA catalog ID #1256, NASA weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Plato 1966 Jun 27 UT 21:40-21:55 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, England, 10.5" reflector) and Sartory (England, 8.5" reflector + Moon blink) "Color (red?) on SE wall detected by Eng. moon blink sys. (confirm)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 949.
On 1968 May 07 at UT 03:00-03:40 Kelsey (Riverside, CA, USA, 8" reflector) observed Messier and Messier A and noted the following: "The ray-tail halo (in N. ray) showed a possible enhancement in blue filter at 1st obs. per. but not seen at 0330. Later enhancement was indicated in red filter but not apparent at 0600h. The red enhancement is very unsual; but has been suspected on a few previous occasions. Not seen vis. (confirm. of Jean?)" The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Proclus 1989 Jul 13 UT 21:04-21:13 Observed by M.Cook (Frimley, UK, 90mm Quastar Cat., Seeing III, transoparency hazy) and by Moore (Selsey, England) "Following an alert call by Miles concerning the crater Proclus looking different, Cook observed a circular dark patch that filled about half of the eastern half of the crater floor. To cut down the glare a blue filter was then used and a slightly less dark area was seen extending from this in a southerly direction. 8 rays were seen. The dark patch was confirmed by Patrick Moore. However David Darling (USA) who observed a few hours later on 1989 Jul 14 at 03:28 UT could not see this dark patch." BAA Lunar Section observation. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=370 and weight=?. The ALPO/BAA weight=2
Scarcely a trace of nebulae tonight. As long as to June 10 at 2000UT? A little blackness remained. (P. Moore thinks it was a LTP, WSC it was a permanent feature?) Drawing. Seen by Nevelius Emmett, J. Boroughbridge, England. The 2006 Extension catalog by Cameron assigns an ID No. of 4 and a weight of 1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1983 Jul 20 at UT 18:50-22:40 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12"reflector, seeing II-III) noted that the south wall of Plato at the 11 o'clock position, at the location of a cleft, was fuzzy on either side of the cleft. There was also a deep red colour along the cleft and the outside wall. The colour had gone by 22:40 though. All other parts of the rim of Plato were clear and distinct. M. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing III) sketched some obscurations at 22:03UT. At 22:08UT the red colour reduced to a red line and vanished by 22:37. The south wall obscuration varied in size and there was a possible obscuration at the 7 o'clock position. J. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing II-III) confirmed Foley's and M.Cook's observations. Detail inside the crater was sharp, but colour oppoiste to what is usual. Price (Camberley, UK, seeing IV-V) a few km away had atmospheric ripples affecting his observations. At 21:36UT G. North described the south wall as odd in appearance and the terrain south of this was lacking in detail - this was odd because elsewhere Plato was nice and sharp. At 21:45UT though the north section of the crater was a hazy red. The cameron 206 catalog ID=224 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1975 Dec 14/15 UT 17:05-00:30 Observed by Foley (Dartford, England, 12" reflector, S=II) and Moore (Sussex, UK, 15" reflector x250 S=IV) and Argent and Brumder (Sussex, UK). In early sunrise conditions, W. wall was less brilliant than usual -- matched only by Sharp, Bianchini, & Marian. Extraordinary detail could be seen on this wall. Also noted intense & distinctly blue color entire length of W. wall. 3 others corroborated detail, but not color. Moore found things normal & saw Aris. brightest at 2030-2125h tho Argent & Brumder made it < Proclus" NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catlog ID #1422. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 2013 Apr 22 UT 01:39-02:37 P. Zeller (Indianapollis, USA, 10" f/4 reflector, x200, seeing 6, Transparency 3 - scattered cirrus) observed visually (depicted in sketch) the two closely spaced NW wall dark bands) to have a rusty-red hue. The colour of these bands did not change over the period of the observing session. Images were taken, but resolution and image S/N is not sufficient to resolve separate bands here, or to detect colour. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1981 Aug 11 at UT21:05-21:36 G. North (England, seeing=poor) detected, in green light, a darkening on the floor of Plato. This effect was not seen elsewhere. J-H Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK) detected on the SSE rim (inner and beyond) a triangle that appeared hazy in a wide range of filters at 21:05UT. However at 21:36UT it was only hazy in green and blue light. No similar effect was seen elsewhere. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=150 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1978 Oct 23 observing period: UT22:00-22:40 A.C. Cook (Frimley, Surrey, UK, 6" reflector, x144, 6mm Ortho eyepiece, seeing IV, red and blue filters used) saw at 22:10 a secctor on thwe western floor to be mainly bright in the red. The surface was bumpy here. The observer at the time commented that this was probably not a TLP, but no precise explanation given. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Torricelli B 1995 Apr 11 UTC 20:15 Observed by North (UK). "Colour moonblink reaction, and crater dull". BAA Lunar Section report. ALP\BAA weight=3.
On 2017 Feb 08 UT 01:45 A.Martini Jr (10" Schmidt-Cassegrain with ASI 120 MC camera +IR filter, Gain 40, Gamma 36, exposure 0.003 sec) saw on a computer monitor screen a flash to far to the west of Herodotus and Aristarchus at the location 54.53W, 23.5N. It had a duration of 0.5 sec and on a brightness scale of 0 = night side of the Moon to 10 = Aristarchus, ranked 7. Unfortunately they were not recording at the time. As there was no confirmation observation and it could be a cosmic ray air shower detection, the ALPO/BAA weight=1
In 1934 Feb 25 at UT 18:30 Rawstron (USA?, 4" refractor, x250, S=6/12) observed in Pico B: "A large patch of haze appeared & drifted off across the mare in same direction as haze from Pico (white patch). It was obs. on 20 other occasions. Drawing". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 410 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1967 May 20 UTC 20:15 Observed by Darnella (Copenhagen, Denmark, 3.5?" refractor) "Red spots on S.rim. Moon was low." NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1036.
Aristarchus 1989 Jul 15 UT 02:00-04:20 Observed by Manske, Weier, Curtis, Keyes, Yanna, Norman, Knutson, Sullivan, Eichman and Radi (Carl Fosmark Jr. Memorial Observatory, Madison, WI, USA, SCT C11) "Manske initially observed a reddish tinge on the SE rim of Aristarchus. The colour was present in different eyepieces. Two other pinkish tinge areas were seen on the SE and NE rims. 4 of the observers did not see colour. Independent confirmation was made by Don Spain (KY) and Smith in LA. Full details can be found on the following web site: http://www.ltpresearch.org/ltpreports/LTP19890715.htm " An ALPO report.
On 1967 May 20 at UT 21:05-21:20 Kelsey (Riverside, CA, 8" reflector, x300) using an English Moonblink device found colour on the south west part of the floor. Note that for the times given by Cameron, the Moon was below the horizon from California - so possibly these are local times and these times need to be correctly converted into UT? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1037 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1788 May 17 at UT 21:00 Schroter (Lilleanthal, Germany, 210x reflector) observed small depression, 1, near Aristarchus to be a bright spot, similar to Cameron 1978 catalog ID report #45. The Cameron catalog ID=48 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
NE of Philolaus 1948 May 20 UT 22:00-22:15 Observed by Baum (Chester, UK, 4.5" refractor) A distinct reddish tint suddenly appeared to the NE of the crater, and persisted for 15 min, before rapidly fading away. NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #505. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1978 Mar 21 at UT 20:57 an Unknown observer observed a TLP in Aristarchus crater. The details for this report are still being looked up in the archives. In view of the uncertain details this TLP has been given an ALPO/BAA weight of 1.
Herodotus 1965 Jun 11 UTC 21:35-21:40 Observed by Porta, Garau (Mallorca, Baleares, 4" refractor x250) "Red glow in crater at 2140, then clouds stopped obs. After clouds, floor was abnormal rose color" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #879. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1965 Jun 12 at UT > 00:00 an unknown observer (Porta?) reported that the area of Herodotus and the Cobra Head expanded and the colour went to rose. The next night the floor was normal. In filters, phenomenon accentuated in orange. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=880 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1975 Apr 23 at UT 20:30 J-H Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK, 260mm reflector, x200). Observer was observing since 20:30UT, at 21:00UT though they noticed red on the outside south wall of Aristarchus, a hazy ill defined area that was larger in a red filter than in blue filter, and outside east wall was bright in red. At 21:08UT the outside west wall of Aristarchus no longer gave a colour blink reaction, and at 21:22UT the colour blink on the southern end of the crater ceased, but the image blur remained (in both red and blue filters) despite the rest of the crater being sharp in detail. Observations ceased at UT 21:35 because the blurring at the southern end seemed to be normal and this was confirmed when checked with photographic atlases. Other craters such as Proclus, Pickering, Tycho, Gassendi, Copernicus, Alphonsus, Plato, Menelaus, Manilius, Linne and Theophilus, showed no colour blink reactions. However Picard had a red bright blink from 20:30-20:40 and the permanant blink on the N. Floor of Fracastorius was detectable. Also Plato floor shadings were clearer in red than in blue - intermittently. This is a BAA lunar section observation. No estimation of transparency or seeing is given, nor any comment on whether spurious colour was seen in any craters visually. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Marius 1881 Jan 13 UTC 20:00? Observed by Williams (England?, 5.5" reflector) "Speck of light in crater". NASA catalog weight= 3 and catalog ID #220. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Vieta 1923 Sep 23 UTC 19:00? Observed by Cernov (Russia, 2 refractors? x94?) "Both dark spots merged together even with 94x magnification. (due to libration &/or seeing?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (low). NASA catalog ID #389.
On 1994 Apr 24 UT08:15 A.T. Brakel (ACT, Australia) noticed that Mare Frigoris appeared darker than the day before. This was during a Clementine watch. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Gassendi 1972 Feb 27 UT 23:15-00:10 Observed by A.Kemp (Cheshire, UK, 8.5" reflector x286) "Suspicion of blink between Gass. c.p. & Gass A. Clouds prevented confirm. Hedley-Robinson didn't see anything unusual earlier (20:00-20:20)." Note that the duration of the event, or indeed precise UT at which it was seen is not given. NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1324. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1985 Sep 27 at UT 20:55 M. Mobberley (Suffolk, UK) found that the brightness of Torricelli B varied and starlike points seen in the crater. There is no Cameron 2006 catalog entry for this TLP report. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Proclus 1973 Jan 17 UTC 21:35 Observed by Coates and Neville (both in England, 8" reflector x240) "Walls brilliant, dull white spot seen just S. of center of floor. Not nearly as bright as walls." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalogue ID #1359.
Aristarchus 1959 Mar 24 UT 02:24-02:35 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector x180, S=3, T=5) "Strong blue & blue-viol. gl. on E.wall, EWBS, SWBS with intermittent display. At this time he noted in his 5-in L a total disappearance of viol. gl. & reappear. 1 min. later. Altogether, found 4 such occurences in his records, in '54, '57, ' & '59."NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #716. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
eclipse an unconfirmed impact flash on the Moon. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1959 Mar 24 UT 04:35-05:15 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector x180, S=3, T=5) "Strong blue & blue-viol. gl. on E.wall, EWBS, SWBS with intermittent display. At this time he noted in his 5-in L a total disappearance of viol. gl. & reappear. 1 min. later. Altogether, found 4 such occurences in his records, in '54, '57, ' & '59." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #716. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1938 May 14 at UT 05:00-09:25 deWitt (Nashville, Tennessee, 12" reflector) observed during an eclipse the fading of the dark spot in Riccioli to be pronounced. Cameron says that the mid eclipse was at 03:39, photos?. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=436 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1985 Sep 28 UTC 20:54-23:52 P.W. Foley (Suffolk, UK) found (actually before 20:54 UT) brightness variance in Torricelli B. J.D. Cook (Frimley, UK) observed a brief blue coloured patch somewhere in the Torricelli B region, but could not pin it down precisely. At 22:50UT M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 30cm reflector, seeing III - occasionally V, transparency moderate to good) Found the crater to have an elongated appearance (in SSW-NNE direction) in white light, similar to the previous night. A bright elongated spot was seen on the NNE floor, close to where the wall should be. Not able to define the rim. There was a very dark surrounding area to the crater, similar to what it was on the previous night (roughly 1/4 brightness of Censorinus). 23:04UT brighter in yellow, then red, then blue. At 23:10 it was seen that blue filter dulled the crater - this was odd because both Censorinus and Proclus were brighter in blue, which is what he would normally expect. At23:15 UT Censorinus was brighter in blue, then yellow then red filters and some orange spurious colour seen to the south of Censorinus. At 23:23UT no spurious colour seen on Proclus or Censorinus. 23:46UT Torricelli B elongated as before, but a very faint ray might have been seen to the south west of the rim. This report is not in the 2006 Cameron catalog. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
eclipse an unconfirmed impact flash on the Moon. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1994 Apr 25 at UT11:08 B. Soulsby (Australia) found a darkening on the north floor of Copernicus crater. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1881 Dec 05 at UT 17:09 Johnson observed a dark lunar eclipse. Aristarchus was seen as a white spot in the coppery disk and continued so. Cameron comments that this is the normal apeparance in an eclipse? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=226 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
In 1954 Jan 19 at UT 03:00 Porta (Mallorca, Baleares, Spain, 3" refractor, x50) observed the following during a total lunar eclipse: "3 brilliant yellowish-white spots between Picard & Peirce. Phosphor. light distinguished easily against gray-green background of mare. Irreg., intermittent. Did not perceive them all dur. totality. Next day had impression that all of area was less clear & lightly veiled.". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=561 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1954 Jan 18 at UT 23:30-03:30 Dubois (Floira, France) observed in Oceanus_Procellarum and East Mare Fecunditatis, during a lunar eclpise (mid eclipse at 03:00) a spectrographic excess luminescence: 1) waxing totality max. sready near 445nm at 50' from centre of umbra; 2) waning tolatity, 470-505nm, max near 490nm, 25% at 50' from centre of umbra. Other observers noted a thin sliver of white on the edge of the Moon, despite it being in totality. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=560 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.
Aristarchus 1971 Aug 06 UTC 03:45 Observed by Nelson Travnik (Matias Barbosa, Minas, Brazil, 6" refractor) "Color photo showing crater very bright comp. with all other features. Says glare at Aris. (seen vis. ? Apollo 15 watch? Date typed 06-08-71. European format? if date = June 8, aux. data are same except solar 3-.14+ & fates & times of Perigee, apogee, & FM differ)." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1304. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT18:46-21:42 P. Moore, (Selsey, UK) and others found that Aristarchus and Plato changed in brightness and colour during a lunar eclipse. Aristarchus was especially bright during the lunar eclipse. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT 18:46-21:42 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) and other observers noted Censorinus was exceptionally bright. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT18:46-21:42 Henderson, Sykes and Radley saw an obscuration near Le Verrier - a completely circular halo with dark mare showing through it for a duration of 15 minutes. This was during a total eclipse of the Moon. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT21:37 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) observed that Plato underwent brightness and colour changes, during a total lunar eclipse. At 20:07UT Madej observed a "slight anomaly in Plato". Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT 18:46-21:42 M.Mobberley (UK) observed that Schmidt was very bright compared to its surroundings during a total lunar eclipse. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT18:46-21:42 Bouron (UK?) observed that the west limb, during a total lunar eclipse, had dark orange on it. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1963 Dec 30 at UT11:00 many observers reported seeing a red glow on the North East (IAU?) limb of the Moon. This was also captured on a photograph. Cameron suggests eclipse geometry as an explanation. Thye Cameron 1978 catalog ID=792 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 2000 Jan 21 UT04:40 G. Emersen (Golden, CO, USA, 30cm focal length lens with Wratten 25 ref filter) took 43 CCD images of the eclipse of the Moon and on one of them at 04:40UT (exposure 0.3 sec) a relatively bright spot appeared in the southern part of Mare Fecunditatis. The spot looks sharper than the rest of the Moon and so might be a cosmic ray? CCD images taken from Washington D.C. by A.C. Cook at this time, do not show this spot, however exposures were at intervals of 0.25 sec and so might have missed this spot if it happened during image readout. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
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.
On 1981 Dec 12 at UT 00:31 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK) saw some flashes between Plato and Mons Pico. The cameron 2006 catalog ID=160 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Plato 1921 Nov 15? UT 20:00? Observed by Chernov (Russia, 2" refractor x94) "Temporary increase in brightness of the light band at bottom noted close to FM. Crater actively noted in Oct. 10." NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #384.
Kepler 1967 Oct 19 UTC 05:00 Observed by Classen (Pulnitz Obs. East Germany, 8" reflector) and Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector + moonblink) "It was 1 mag brighter than aristarchus when normally Aris. is 0.3mag. brighter than Kep. Corralitos MB did not confirm." NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalogue ID #1052.
Aristarchus 1975 Dec 19 UT 22:45 Observed by Foley (Kent, England) "Suspected anomaly in it", NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1424.
In 1942 Feb 02 at UT 18:20-19:15 Y.W.I. Fisher (Brussels, Belgium) a whitish glow near the Earthlit limb, near to Kepler (37W, 7N). The duration of the event was 55 min. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=488 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. Ref. p220-221 IAU Symposium No. 14 - The Moon.
On 1975 Dec 19 at UT22:45 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) suspected an anomaly in Aristarchus. Cameron 1978 catalog weight=1424 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1938 May 17 UTC 08:00 Observed by Haas? (New Mexico?, USA, 12" reflector?) "Floor-least bit greenish (other colors on other dates, e.g. Je 23, 7/22/37, & 7/15/38)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). ALPO/BAA weight=2. NASA catalog ID #437.
Messier A 1951 Aug 20 UT 01:48-03:00 Observed by P.Moore (England, 8.5" reflector, x350). Bright cloud like circular patch seen on S wall of Messier A. It was the brightest object in the vicinity. Observations ceased due to the Moon setting behind a tree. W.Haas thinks that this effect is not unusual at similar colongitudes. Moore checked again under similar illumination and still considers the Aug 20 appearance abnormal. NASA weight=4. NASA catalog ID #545. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Proclus 1973 Jan 21/22 UTC 23:57-00:25 Observed by Muller (located at 51.42N 8.75E) "Proclus much brighter than Cenorinus" 50mm refractor used. Ref Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon and Planets Vol 30 p53-61.
On 1979 Sep 09 at UT08:00-08:15 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, x75 and photography used, seeing 4/10 and the Moon's altitude was 45deg) photographed Romer crater and recorded two adjacent bright cigar shaped objects - these were the same size as an observation made in 1987. Darling believes that these are ridges. Cameron comments that in LO-IV 192-3,2 a ridge is revealed on the inside wall that matches the description. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=66 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1982 Jul 09 at UT 01:05-01:25 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 12.5"? reflector, seeing III) found that Aristarchus was very bright and slightly blue. Cameron comments that Moore's eyesight is not very blue sensitive. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=175 and weight= 4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Jul 09 at UT01:05-01:25 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 12.5" reflector, seeing=III) found that Grimaldi A was the 2nd brightest feature on the Moon, and that there was colour detected with a Moon blink device on the floor of Grimaldi. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=175 and the weight= 4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Macrobius 1898 Dec 31 UTC 20:00 Observed by Goodacre (Crouch End, England, 12" reflector) "Interior nearly filled with shadow at sunset. Inner E.wall very bright-a distinct penumbral fringe to black shad. cast on it from W.wall. Seen best using high powers. (Firsoff & MBMW give date as just 1895 but must be wrong-phase - see app.ref.)" NASA catalog weight=4 and catalog ID #304. 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 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 1916 Jan 27 at 22:00? Markov (Russia) noticed that a light sector was visible at the bottom of Plato, in shadow, and contained 3 bright spots, reminiscent of phfescent bodies. The Cmaeron 1978 catalog ID=362 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1944 Aug 12 at UT 04:00 H.P. Wilkins (Kent, UK, 8.52" reflector) observed that central craterlet in Plato was unusually bright and shows up as a bright white spot on his sketch - though this might have been artistic license in his sketch. His written notes refer to the unusual lack of a rim (especially the northern part) to this craterlet. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1979 Sep 16 at UT 08:00-09:00 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, x62-x97, clear, but Moon at low altitude) detected four new features that he had not seen before in Earthsine in comparison with what he saw on 16 Jul 1979, this time in the southern part of the Moon. pin-point flashes were seen within these bluish areas. Each time a flash occurred the gas clouds brightened (sometimes by 6x) for a few seconds. Cameron thinks that these are related to moving clouds on the Earth's limb e.g. mackeral sky. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=69 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Briggs A 1980 Feb 11 UT 06:30-07:00 Observed bt Butler_FC (Brixton, UK, 22cm Newtonian reflector, x64, x104, seeing IV). Found Briggs A to be brownish in colour at x64, however the colour vanished at 06:55 when x104 was used. Switching back to x64 the colour was still there but fainter. The colour fade may have been due to day light glare encroaching? Could not see this effect anywhere else on the Moon but did detect what he regarded as a permanent coloured spot (yellow) between Cruger and Grimaldi. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Herodotus 1969 Aug 09 UTC 03:00-04:03 Observed by Gomez (Sabadell, Spain) desribed in NASA catalog as: "Bright point on SE wall at 0300h, gone at 0322h. Brightened in blink device (Eng.) at 3:30:50, 3:41:36, 04:03:21" 12" reflector x155,x258,x388. Average weight=3 in NASA Catalog. ALPO/BAA weight=2,
On 1971 Feb 27 at UT 23:50-00:00 Dezmelyk (Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, 2" refractor, x225, x500, seeing=good) observed in Earthshine a peculiar white glow too far from the terminator to be sunlit. 9 minutes later they could not detect this, nor any other spots. The spot concerned was about 8-9th magnitude - "like galaxies". They checked the lens for dirt but it was clean. A drawing was provided. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1285 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1989 Feb 09 at UT 19:00 Ashton (Stafford, UK, seeing=V) observed a "green glow in the "peninsular region" of Cape La Place (south of poss. Helicon A?) and brown on the Earthlit limb. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector) noticed a "pin point glow surrounded by blue-green halo" through a blue filter, but not seen through a red filter. He also suspected some brightness variations. He noted that Aristarchus was barely seen and Copernicus was only a faint smudge, presumably because of the bright limb? J. Cook (Frimley, UK) observed a white glow in the Cape region (made up of pin points?) - no other places had a similar effect. P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 12" reflector) reported that nothing unsual was to be seen anywhere on the Moon. M. Cook (Frimley, UK) found a "bright point source near the tip of LaPlace perhaps maupertius D (or LaPlace D?)." This was seen in a blue filter but not through a red filter - the limb was also seen as bright and the cape as a faint patch. Holmes (Lancashire, UK, 30"? reflector or refractor?) although commenting that Aristarchus was a bit dull, could not see the Sinus Iridum glow, North (UK) could only detect the vague presence of Earthshine throug his finder scope, but not in his telecope. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=349 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1989 Feb 10 at UT 18:15-18:40 Holmes and Wooler (Lancashire, UK, 22cm Newtonian, x155) found Aristarchus to be bright, but so too was Prinz. However in a 2nd observing session at 21:05-21:10 an area near crater both regions werestill visible but fainter. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=350 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1989 Feb 10 at UT 19:00? D. Holmes and Wooler (Lancashire, UK) found area near Prinz to be bright, but so too was Aristarchus crater. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=350 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1989 Feb 10 at UT 19:00? Edmonds (England) observed a "bright red coppery" colour in the northwestern part of Proclus crater. He checked and found that there was no colour elsewhere, though he still suspects that the effect was spurious colour. Cameron comments that usually blue is seen in the north and red in the south if due to spurious colour. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=350 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1988 Mar 23 at UT 01:15-01:30 M. Wisniewski (Chicago, IL, USA, S=F) observed that Aristarchus was the brightest (mag 5), and only feature visible in Earthshine. It had the appearance of a steady blue-white star like point. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA) though observed other features as well: Proclus, Theophilus, Cyrillus and Censorinus - all of which were normal. The cameron 2006 catalog ID=319 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight-1.
In 1900 Nov 26 at UT 19:00? an unknown observer (in Europe) observed a suspicious obscuring phenom on a dark plain (mare). The cameron 1978 catalog ID=307 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.