On 1970 Aug 05 at UT 23:00-23:30 Celis (Paso Hondo, Chile, 3" refractor, x60, x100, x135, seeing=good?) saw the same characteristics in Aristarchus (bright patches with electric blue colour) as had been seen on Aug 04, but the intensity was less. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1271 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
near Proclus 1970 Apr 12 UTC 00:15, 00:20 Observed by Loocks (Valparalso, Chile, 12" reflector, x88) "Brilliant in area NW of crater. No change in brightness Contrast to opacity of illuminated fraction of this day Later saw a flash on the moon. (Apollo 13 watch)." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1239.
Theophilus 1970 Apr 12 UTC 00:25 Observed by Collier (Montreal, Canada, 6" relector?, x180) "Sharp E. inside wall flashes; c.p. lighter than floor. Pink on peak & illum. wall. Drawing. (Apollo 13 watch)." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1240.
Theophilus 1971 Mar 02 UT 20:30-22:50 Observed by Ringsdore (Stoneleigh, England, 15" reflector, x360, seeing=good) "Suspected TLP on c.p. 2 other obs. did not confirm. Orange- pink glow. Faded for 10 min then reappeared." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID 1286. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1964 Jul 16 at 03:55-04:10UT Cragg (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 6" reflector, x180, seeing 7, transparency 6) observed a pseudo hill (700m high) some 3 km in diameter and casting a shadow, south east of Ross D. The Cameron 1978 catalog TLP ID=830 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1970 Apr 12 at UT 23:56 Loocks (Valparsiso, Chile, 12" reflector, x88) observed a flash of magnitude 10 in Aristarchus - "not as brilliant as usual (obscur. ?). Did not obs. permanent luminosity as in other apportunities. (Apollo 13 watch)" The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 1243 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Cyrillus 1970 Apr 12 UT 23:46-23:52 Observed by Loocks (Valpareiso, Chile, 12" reflector x88, LION network) "Small crater in Western Cyrillus was much brighter than anything in the area". NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1242.
Mare Numbium 1970 Apr 12 UT 23:46-23:52 Observed by Loocks (Valpareiso, Chile, 12" reflector x88, LION network) "Small crater in Western Cyrillus was much brighter than anything in the area. Earlier he got a blink at 35deg W 15 deg S 10th mag. Drawing (Apollo 13 watch)" NASA catalog weight=2 (poor). NASA catalog ID #1242.
Madler 1971 Mar 03 UT 21:30-21:45 J Andrews (Christchurch, UK, 8.5" reflector, x240, seeing I) observed a red fan shaped area to the south of Madler - it covered part pf the mountainous area to the south. The colour started fading at 21:45UT and had gone within 5 minutes. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Near Theophilus - south of Madler - 1971 Mar 03 UT 21:30-21:35, 21:47 Observed by Hedley-Robinson (England, 3.75" refractor, x164, S=G, steady haze) "Reddening in a fan form on bright area of that formation, but red did not extend fully over it. Blink patrol started at 2005h but no red till 2130h. Definte blink at 2147h" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1287.
On 1991 Jun 18 at UT 21:30? T. Castro (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24" reflector, x500) observed "Large white spot with tail eastward shore of M. Crisium." The effect was seen on several nights but had faded completely by 20th June." The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=430 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Hase 1970 Apr 13 UT 01:28 Observed by Dumas (Montreal, Canada) "Intermittent light on S.wall of crater (atm. ?) (Apollo 13 watch). NASA catalog weight=1 (very poor). NASA catalog ID #1244.
Torricelli 2011 Dec 31 UT 16:39-17:00 R.Braga (Milan, Italy, 80mm refractor) found the north rim or Torricelli to be very bright at the start of the observing session but dimmed considerably at around 17:00UT. Observer not sure on the normal appearance of this crater. In view of the seeing conditions and small aperture, this TLP is being given an ALPO/BAA weight of 1.
On 1865 Nov 24 at 20:00? UT Williams and others (England, UK, 4" telescope) saw in Earthshine that Carlini was had a distinct 8th magnitude star-like speck in it. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=140 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Mare Nectaris 1880 Jan 18 UT 20:00? Observed by Gaudibert (France?, seeing poor) "Whole of sea was foggy. Fog extended into Fracastorius. Gruithuissen said seeing was unsatisfactory" NASA catalog weight=0 (very unreliable). NASA catalog ID #216. ALPO/BAA catalog weight=1.
On 1984 Jun 05 at UT20:00 Marshall (Covington, UK) saw an unusual darkening on the floor of Proclus and irregular shape. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=243 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
------------ Ptolemeus 1970 Apr 14 UT 00:45-01:30 Observed by Nelson Travnik and Sergio Vianna (Matias Barbosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 4" refractor, x250, x400, - observing onditions very good, Kodak Wratten 15 and 23 filters used) "A kind of glimmering mist lifted and wafted inside the shady hollow of the crater (Apollo 13 watch)" NASA catalog weight=3 NASA catalog ID #1248. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1994 Apr 18 at UT14:40 C.D. Hua (China) found that the wall of Picard had changed to dark. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Large plume-like diffuse cloud over central peak, very large compared to central peak (@ approx 30km diameter) with intensity much different from other parts. Brightness between walls and shadowed floor. Would take 3 minutes to collapse, so continuously fed. 13-14 days later, at SS, central peak was normal. Kuiper took photos after Kozyrev's observations, but saw nothing abnormal. Drawing. Haas saw nothing in 12inch reflector at the time. Cameron 1978 catalog TLP ID=705 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Alpetragius 1958 Nov 19 UT 22:00-22:05 Observed by Stein (Newark, New Jersey, USA, 4" refractor) "Shadow anomaly. Portion of shadow vanished, replaced by lighter shade. At 22:05 gradually darkened & was normal in 20 sec." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #704. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Mare Crisium 1969 Jul 23 UT 00:45-00:55, 01:23-01:34 Observed by Jean (Montreal, Canada, 4" refractor) and Chilton and Speck (Hamilton, Canada, 10" reflector) "Bright area, radial rays in Cris. (nr. Yerkes?, if so confirm. fr. Chilton & Speck). Chilton (confirmed by Speck) saw reddening in Yerkes. Phenom. ended at 0134h. It recurred at times thereafter, but never as strong (Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog weight=2 (poor). NASA catalog ID #1152.
On 1975 Apr 19 UT 21:09 P. Foley (Kent, UK), detected blue in Plato on east. Fiton at UT20:45 found blue along the south wall at the east (IAU?) end, which was very bright white. Blueness extended towards the large landslip at the east of the formation. Immediately north of the landslip, where the bright wall curves first westwards, then again northwards, red could be faintly detected, folloowed by a very faint blue. All other parts of the formation were normal. Examination with a Moon blink device revealed no colour blink. J-H Robinson also found blue, with red on the west wall (exterior?). By 21:30UT Fitton found Plato to be normal and so was Proclus, though he did find Epigenes (bright cresecent of east wall only) slightly blue to the N.W and red to the S.E. Mare Crisium was normal. Prominent spurious colour seen on Venus, but it was low in the sky, with blue to the north and red to the south. However J.H. Reading, managed to see the north east floor blurred and slightly blue from 22:45-23:00UT. These reports are BAA observation. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1988 Mar 26 at UT20:00 M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, Frimley, UK, 12" reflector, seeing=III) reported Cenosrinus to be "foggy/fuzzy" and this this effect was not seen in other adjacent regions. The cameron 2006 catalog ID=320 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Yerkes 1969 Jul 23 UT 00:45-00:55, 01:23-01:34 Observed by Jean (Montreal, Canada, 4" refractor) and Chilton and Speck (Hamilton, Canada, 10" reflector) "Bright area, radial rays in Cris. (nr. Yerkes?, if so confirm. fr. Chilton & Speck). Chilton (confirmed by Speck) saw reddening in Yerkes. Phenom. ended at 0134h. It recurred at times thereafter, but never as strong (Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #1152.
Eratosthenes 1970 Apr 15 UTC 01:25-01:42 Observed by daSilva (Brazil, 10" reflector x200 & 20" refractor x224, Seeing=good, Transparency=Good). "Vis. blink? on lower c.p. Ilum. walls were yellowish-white C.p. diamond brightness with a pt. flashing. Turbulent atms. impeded confirm. Other features were normal (Apollo 13 watch. S-IVB impact at 0109h, took 70 s to reach A12 Alsep." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1252. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Schroter 1839 Jul 19 UT 22:00? Observed by Gruihuisen (Munich, Germany) "Dark mist" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #119. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
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.
Alphonsus 1969 Jul 24 UT 01:00-02:35 Observed by Fournier (Lowell, 6" reflector x158) and Dillon (Massachuchusets, USA) "Fournier saw obscur. & red in crater. 1 of the dark halos (NE) was very difficult to detect -- seemed to be a whitish mist. Detail best seen in blue & green filters. Dillon found halo much lighter than usual, with sharp boundary washed out. Halo was darker thru blue filter, indicating red when it's normally bluisg-green. Next nite it was normal. Worsening weather stopped obs. (confirmation. Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very good). NASA catalog ID #1185.
On 1992 May 11 at UT 20:20-21:00 R. Amendsensvej (Esbjerj, Denmark, 10" reflector, x333) noted that Copernicus had "almost no disturbance. Flash was seen between 2236:30 & 2236:40. Thus 10S". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=444 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Plato 1937 Dec 12 UT 16:45-21:00 Observed by Barker (Chestnut, England, 12.5" reflector x420) and Fox (Newark, England, 6.5" reflector, 24?x) "Strong streak of orange-brown on E.wall. Floor nearly clear of shad. composed of many veins & thin streaks interwoven. At 21h irreg. extension seen spreading eastward down wall. Confirmed by Barker's younger son. NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). ALPO/BAA weight=4. NASA catalog ID #428.
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.
On 1989 Jul 14 at UT 03:28 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA) found a darkening in the crater Proclus, but the shadow seen by Cook and Moore, from a few hours earlier was not seen. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=371 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Sinus Iridum 2004 May 29 UT 20:44 Observed by Clementelli (Rome, Italy, 102mm diameter Vixen refractor 80-160x, sky conditions: clear, no wind) "A blue/violet streak, lasting ~10 minutes was seen on the floor of Sinus Iridum between crater Bianchini and Promontorium Heraclides. The suspect TLP mybe an effect of instrumental achromatic aberration, but there is the small possibility that the effect was real." A UAI observational report. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1969 Jul 25 UT 02:15-03:00 Observed by Jose L. da Silva (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13" refractor) "Unusual brightness whole time in center of W. inner slope; rest of crater & Herodotus appeared normal. SW to NW inner slope had pronounced brightness. Aris. still in dark! Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID=1186. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Archimedes 1979 Oct 01 UT 20:57-21:00 Observed by Cook (Frimley, UK, 13mm Monocentric + Barlow eyepiece, Seeing IV, transparency: thin cloud) "Red seen on east, blue seen on west - almost certainly spurious colour".
Bullialdus 1979 Oct 01 UT 21:04-21:07 Observed by Cook (Frimley, UK, 13mm Monocentric + Barlow eyepiece, Seeing IV, transparency: thin cloud) "Red seen on east, blue seen on west - almost certainly spurious colour". ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus 1959 Feb 18 UT 21:00? Observed by hole (Brighton, England, 24" reflector) "Red patch (Moore in Survey of the Moon says Jan. '59). Moore says, Warner, in Eng. saw it bright red in an 18-in refr. Hedervari & Botha in Hungary saw red patch & several in US (indep. confirm. ?)" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #714. ALPO/BAA weight=5.
On 1991 Feb 25 at UT 01:26-01:49 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, x248, seeing=10/1, transparency=good) found Gassendi's western rim to be bright in red and diffuse in blue light. A sketch was provided. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=420 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Plato 1967 May 20 UT 01:13 K.Simmons (Jacksonville, FL, USA, 10" reflector) observed a large bright (intensity 6.5) oval area on near the central floor. According to Ricker and Kelsey (ALPO selected area coordinators) this is unusual. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1983 Jul 21 at UT 21:02-23:18 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, seeing=III) found the region around the cleft on the souther rim to be out of focus - however atmospheric conditions were turbulent until 23:18UT. An unsual dark triangular region (long base against rim) was seen to extend from the inner rim at 12 o'clock onto the floor for 13- 16km. The crater had lots of detail elsewhere. M. Cook (Frimley, UK) found the south east to soth west to be obscured again, but not as badly as she had seen on the 20th July. J. Cook (Frimley, UK) found the dark region had 2 white bands on the side and the south west wall was blurred like it was on the 20th July - this time tough colour was not present. There were also two light patches on the floor. Mosely (Coventry, UK) observed the south wall at x120 and found the wall out of focus at the 11 o'clock location. Through a yellow filter he saw a "white mistiness: on the top of the southern rim and only the south east cleft could be seen (no colour). By 22:40-23:00 the effect had cleared up. No dark triangular patch was seen. When Marshall (Surrey, UK) observed (22:30-03:00) nothing unsual was seen, though a sketch provided shows a light patch on the floor located at 11 o'clock. All observations, made by all observers had some atmospheric turbulence, however trsnparency was good. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=225 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1880 Jan 23 UTC 20:00? Observed by Trouvelot (Meudon, France) "Luminous light like a luminous cable or shining wall". NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #217.
Gassindi 1966 Oct 25 UTC 22:30-23:10 Observed by Moore and Moseley (Armagh, Northern Ireland, 10" refractor) and Sartory (England, 8.5" ? reflector) "2 faint blinks (Eng.) on NW (IAU ?) wall. (Indep. confirm.?). NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #987. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Aristarchus 1969 Jul 26 UT 02:30-03:00 Observed by Mauro Migon (19" refractor), Julio Nogueira (10" refractor), Wairy Cardoso (13" refractor) all from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil "Crater was gray-bluish, different from any other region & unusually bright. Cardoso saw brightening, used blue, red, green & neutral filters. Apollo 11 watch, Jose da Silva says obs. no good, obs. was inexperienced. However it is similar to many other obs. with much experience)." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID No. 1187. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 May 13 at UT 20:16-21:29 several observers reported a TLP in Plato mostly concerning the visibility of floor craterlets, however observer seeing varied from III-V. North (UK, 18.25" reflector) reported "Colouration and floor craterlets very prominent. Seeing Antoniadi V, Transparancy Poor.". Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector seeing=III-IV) found the floor to be bright and in the better moment of seeing detected floor craterlets. The WNW spot was misty some of the time. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, seeing V) had very poor seing conditions. J.D. Cook and M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 3.6" reflector, seeing II-III) used a CCD camera at 22:11 UT. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=445 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1992 May 13 at UT 22:30 R. Turner (Wolverhampton, UK, 3.6" reftactor, x50) noticed that there was a white spot on the WSW rim that he had not seen earlier. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=445 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1971 Mar 08 23:00-23:10 Observed by Lyttle (Northern Ireland, 6" reflector, x98) "Suspicion of white spot W of N-S radial band, slightly brighter than wall. Diam. @5-6km. Area affected by temp. ?Term. passed over it just 5h before. Gradual decline in brightness over the 10m period." NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID 1288.
Pico 1976 Mar 12 UT 21:00? Observed by Findlay (England?) "A ray seen extended fr. mt. in SW (IAU?) direction -- likened to a hockey stick. (not seen in Pickering's photo atlas at col.=53 deg)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1430.
On 1963 Nov 28 at UT 00:30-01:45 Barr, Greenacre, Hall and Dungan (Flagstaff, AZ, USA, 24" refractor, and 69" reflector) observed pink on the outer SW rim and a red spot towards the S of this. A red spot was seen on the eastern side of Vallis Schroteri but only by Barr and Dungan. Other features checked for atmospheric spectral dispersion and chromatic aberation - but the colours in Aristarchus were not due to these. Smaller 12" scope checked but no effects seen - presumably due to resolution and image contrast issues? Pink on the SW rim may have been seen in a 69" scope by Boyce and Ford. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Herodotus 1966 Jun 30 UTC 03:10-03:35 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA) described in the NASA catalog as: "Bright pseudo-peak again vis. within floor shadow. Peak est. 5 bright. Had seen it at successive lunations in '66" 4" x280 refractor used. NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog TLP ID No. #950. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Eratosthenes 1936 May 04 UT 05:40 Observed by E.P.Martz (Mandeville, Jamaica) "Detected bright spots on floor" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #414. Ref. Haas, W. 1942, J.Royal.Ast. Soc. Canada, 36, 398. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1963 Nov 28 at UT 22:30-00:00 Fisher (Colefax, CA, USA, 8" Newtonian reflector)observed a yellow on crater rims adjacent to Anaximander. Yellow colour also seen on Aristarchus that night. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1972 May 25 UT 19:32-19:38 Observed by Leitzinger (8.75E, 48.75N, Germany, 60mm f/15 telescope T=2, S=2) "Bright point at SE wall well visible, colour changed to orange shortly before it disappeared" published in Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon and Planets, Vol 30, p53-61.
On 1980 Sep 22 at UT05:00? D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 8" reflector, x140 and 2.5" refractor) observed in Promitorium Agarum that one of his pre-designated points, called "A", through to "C and "D" was at least 5 brightness points brighter in red than in blue light. The reverse was true on Sep 25th. Tonight the red seemed to be on a narrow strip on the western edge. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=109 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1987 Sep 05 at 20:55UT A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 90mm questar telescope, x130, seeing III-IV, Moon 16 deg in altitude) observed a dusky dark gray area just north of Herodotus and just south of the Cobra Head. The interior shadow on the east of Herodotus by comparison wad black and distinct. No change was seen when viewed through a rotated polaroid filter. Apparently D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA) was observing at the same time but had better observing conditions and could see detail in this region, suggesting that it was not a TLP. There is no Cameron entry for this report. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Gassendi 1987 Sep 05 UT 20:25 Observed by Moore (Selsey, Sussex, UK, Antoniadi III seeing, 12.5" reflector) "Intensely bright craterlet south of central peak, surrounded by a luminous nimbus. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector)onfirmed the crater was highly luminous at 21:20, and surrounded by a blue halo that had a darker blue band within it. This craterlet faded over time, and by 21:20 Moore considered that it was no longer prominent, by 21:22 Foley confirmed the reduced brilliance, and by 21:30 Moore considered it to be perfectly normal. Moore considers the nimbus effect to be normal. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID= 306 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA catalog weight=3.
Aristarchus 1973 Feb 15 UTC 17:07-19:31 Observed by Theiss (51N, 9.67E, 75mm refractor) "Area 4-5 diameters of Aristarchus were coloured clearly yellow to red" Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon & Planets 30, pp53-61.
Aristarchus - 1969 Jul 27 UT 05:00-07:00 Observed by W. Cardoso (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13" Refractor) "Brightening. Filter used, (Jose da Silva says obs. no good, obs. inexperienced. Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog weight=0. SA catalog ID No. 1188. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Pythagoras-Cleostratus 1974 Feb 05 UT 01:45,02:45 observed by Lord (St Anne's-on-Sea, Eng., 3" refractor, x135) "Event normal in integrated light. Light, full surface detail in red filter, dark, with full surface detail in blue filter. Other term. features did not show it. Only E.floor of Pythag., Babbage northern crater chain & NW floor of Cleostr. (According to Fitton's criteria this was a tenuous gas above the surface. Date given as 5th, but term. was at least 3deg E. Therefore these features were in the dark then. Ancill. data given for 6th)." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID=#1387. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Pythagoras-Cleostratus 1974 Feb 05? UTC 01:45,02:45 observed by Lord (St Anne's-on-Sea, Eng., 3" refractor, x135) "Event normal in integrated light. Light, full surface detail in red filter, dark, with full surface detail in blue filter. Other term. features did not show it. Only E.floor of Pythag., Babbage northern crater chain & NW floor of Cleostr. (According to Fitton's criteria this was a tenuous gas above the surface. Date given as 5th, but term. was at least 3deg E. Therefore these features were in the dark then. Ancill. data given for 6th)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID=#1387.
On 1963 Nov 29 at UT 01:30-03:00 Fisher (Colefax, CA, USA, 20cm reflector, thin streamers of cloud across sky, but no wind) Aristarchus had a faint pale yellow tint along the rim and the crater was very bright. No detail seen in in Vallis Schroteri. Yellow spot also seen on the northern limb (Carpenter and Pythagoras?). Both effects had been seen the previous night and were confirmed by friends. Colour still present when observing stopped at 03:00 UT. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1963 Nov 29 at UT 01:30-03:00 Fisher (Colefax, CA, USA, 20cm reflector, thin streamers of cloud across sky, but no wind.) Carpenter had a yellow tint along the W rim. Ywllow tint seen on Pythagoras and also Aristarchus. Effect had been seen the previous night and were confirmed by friends. Colour still present when observing stopped at 03L00 UT. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1963 Nov 29 at UT 01:30-03:00 Fisher (Colefax, CA, USA, 20cm reflector, thin streamers of cloud across sky, but no wind.) Pythagoras had a yellow tint along the W rim. Ywllow tint seen on Carpenter and also Aristarchus. Effect had been seen the previous night and were confirmed by friends. Colour still present when observing stopped at 03L00 UT. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Manillius 1969 Jul 27 UT 05:45-05:46 Observed by Wairy Cardoso (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13" refractor, x360) "Bright spot in Manillius (Apollo 11 watch, J. M. L. da Silva says obs. no good because of inexper. of obs)" NASA catalog weight=0. NASA catalog ID #1189. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Menelaus 1969 Jul 27 UT 1969 Jul 27 UT 06:27-07:30 Observed by Wairy Cardoso (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13" refractor, x360) "Brightening in Menelaus (Apollo 11 watch, J. M. L. da Silva says obs. no good because of inexper. of obs)" NASA catalog weight=0. NASA catalog ID #1189. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus, Herodotus - 1967 Sep 16 UTC 23:50-23:55 observed by Seeliger (Dresden, Germany, 30" reflector, 90, 140x) "Dark streaks on E.(ast. ?) outside walls of both craters. No shadow from Herod. wall. Drawings (wall < 18 deg slope if no shadow normally)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID=#1044.
Alphonsus (black spot, upland #1) 1965 Oct 08 UT 05:48-08:23 Observed by McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" reflector + spectrograph) "Line depth ratios a/b(H?), c/d (K?) were significantly low for upland #1 & abnormally high for Alphonsus black spot, but not as pronounced as the other area was high compared with 23 other areas" NASA catalog weight=5 (very good). NASA catalog ID #899.
Near Furnerius 1920 Nov 23 UTC 20:00? Observed by an unknown observer (England?) "Shaft of light projecting from Moon, or spot so bright it appeared to (strong ray?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #378
1964 Jul 23 UTC 04:45-06:07 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector, x180, S=1-4, T=3) "S.region of floor was granulated & rated 6deg bright, rest of crater 8deg. Floor there was distinctly yellow-brown. Had never seen browns or yellows before June 25, 1964. (seeing true color of ground?)."NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #835.
On 1979 Oct 04 at UT21:05-23:40 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, x360, seeing=II) detected colour in Aristarchus (and also in Bullialdus - there was a TLP alert at this time for Bullialdus) but nowehere else on the Moon. Aristarchus had a CED brightness value of 3.8 at 21:05 (though at this time no colour) and 3.4 at 23:40 and the floor was now slate blue/gray in colour. Other features remained constant in brightness. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=72 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Bullialdus 1979 Oct 04 UT 20:24-21:25 JH-Robinson (Devon, UK, 260mm Newt. x200 Seeing Antoniadi IV-V, Transp.=haze) observed a two bright points on the south west floor patch to be brighter in red than in blue at 21:12. The effect was still present at 20:36 but back to normal by 20:43-20:48. Amery (Reading, UK) found a possible brownish tinge on the west wall, though spuroius colour was present elsewhere on the Moon. Foley found the WSW corner darkened in blue light. Cook found pink on south rim of Bullialdus and Pedler found Bullialdus to be a confused mass with bright and dusky spots and patches - no colour seen. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=72 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Near Aristarchus 1788 Apr 19 UT 20:00? Observed by Schroter (Lilienthal, Germany) Event described as: "Small area very brilliant & other bright spots". No additional references given. NASA Catalog Event #44, NASA Weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Gassendi 1968 Jun 09 UT 21:35-21:45 Observer: Miles (UK, 5" refractor x120) "Blink inside NW wall. Trees stopped obs. at 2145h. At 2155h no blink vis. (Moore has date as June 6th, 1958 =misprint? as there weren't blink sys. then. Moon at low alt 7deg)." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1077. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1988 Apr 01 atUT01:15-03:20 H.Hill (Lancaster, UK, 10" reflector, x286) observed that east of Lichtenberg were ëxtensive rosy areas" around the northern edge of the lava sheet. Hill believes that it may have been the same effect as seen by Madler (Germany), Barcroft (USA) and Baum's (UK) 1951 observation. The colour was "ünmistakable" and nothing to do with the atmospheric spurious colour. Other features were checked. the cameron 2006 catalog ID=322 and the weight=3. THe ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1897 Jun 14 at UT 23:00 Pickering (Cambridge, Mass. USA) observed in "Schroter's valley and the vicinity variations in vapor colum. Break in col. toward F and eruption of crater D. 3.4 d after sunrise". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=389 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Schickard 1934 Feb 28 UTC 22:00? Observed by Wollridge (Broomsgrove, England, 6.5" reflector) "Well-known crater form obj. presented anomalous, misty appearance of white spots. Confirmed by Moore in 1939, 1941. NASA catalog ID #411. NASA catalog weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Cauchy 1969 Jul 29 UT 06:00-06:22 Observed by Claudio Pamplona and Jackson Barbosa (Fortaleza, Brazil, 2" refractor) "very bright and clear(?) pulsating 3,3s,3s with crater illum. then 3s area illum. red & no filter area pulsated for 22m. Confirmed by Jackson (Apollo 11 watch)". NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1193. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1993 Apr 06 at UT23:00 M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK) observed a TLP in Torricelli B - "Noted that it was > yellow but only visible in mauve + yellow combined". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=460 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Gauss 1967 Sep 19 UT 02:33 Observer: Chilton (Hamilton, ON, Canada, 12.5" Gregorian, 200x and a 4" refractor). In a polaroid filter the west wall was missing. Effect seen in large scope and also in 4-in finder. His conclusion was that W. wall reflected polarized light. Cameron 1978 catalog weight=3 (good) and TLP ID #1047. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Lichtenberg 1955 May 07/08 UT 23:00-01:00 Observer: Jean Nicolini (Brazil). Ref: Azevedo (1962) NASA catalog weight=1, NASA catalog ID 590. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
"Proclus D. (Bartlett's designation) appeared as a dark spot, conformable to lts appear. at col. 111.15 deg in '55. Proc. A (Bartlett's designation) completely invisible the ordinarily easy to see. Conspic. a' col.103.78deg in 55' & st 110.1 deg in '55, but also invis. at col. 30.78deg in '56". Cameron 1978 catalog ID 665 and weight=4. Observer based in Baltimore, MD, USA and used a 5" reflectore x180 and S=4 and T=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 2012 Jan 09 UT 21:01-21:08 Hahn crater was imaged by N. Hazel (Beverley, Yorkshire, UK, Nikon D7000 with 70-300 zoom at max, with 2x teleconverter, at f9, 1/320 sec, ISO 400 – tripod mounted, mirror up), A series of images were taken. The 21:06 one showed a grey column cutting across the central floor of the crater from the west and then bisecting the eastern rim. All detail inside is completely invisble. Some (but not all) of the other images showed a more blurred view of this feature. It's possible that this was a seeing ripple effect, or just the natural appearance of shadings on the Moon at this time, however for now this will be given an ALPO/BAA weight of 1.
Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA) described in NASA catalog as: "Strong viol. gl. on EWBS, whole length of E. wall. Dark viol. on nimbus pale viol. on plateau m. Area was hazy -- couldn't focus it. Brilliantly clear nite.3.5(?) reflector x180 used. NASA catalog wight=4, NASA catalog ID #665. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Mare Crisium 1965 Oct 11 UTC 05:15 Observed by McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, 100" reflector + spectrogram) "Line depth ratios a/b (H),, c/d (K) abnormally high compared with 23 other areas (including Aristarchus?)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 902.
Aristarchus 1972 Mar 30 UTC 23:03-23:05 Observed by Kufer (11.5E, 48.25N, 110mm reflector) "A sudden brightening, but observations limited by cloud" Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler Moon & Planets (1984) Vol 30, pp53-61.
In 1958 aug 20 at UT 20:00? an unknown observer noticed that Promontorium Agarum appeared filled with fog or mist. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=510 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1970 Apr 22 UT 07:00 Observed by Thomas.
On 1988 Apr 03 at UT02:25-02:30 Culver (Harker Heights, X, USA, Meade 2045 reflector, x40, seeing=turbulent) detected flashes coming from just north of the centre of Mare Tranquilitatis. Some of these flashes were of a duration of seconds whilst others were several minutes. Altogether ~20 flashes were seen, and not in the same place. "5 small star-like points could be located - and there were lots of craterlets". The spots were "lined up E-W at N of 10 deg latitude." Colour was not visible on these nor variations. Apparently the observer had seen this type of TLP before but had not reported them. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=323 and weight=2. the ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Plato 1869 Sep 21-22? UTC 00:00? Observed by Gledhill (Halifax, UK, 9" refractor) "Group I craters-notable illum. accomp. by a single light on a distinct spot. (similar to Aug. obs. & if same phase as Ap 1870, date =22nd.). NASA catalog weight=2 (poor). NASA catalog ID #164.
Mare Crisium 1965 Oct 11 UTC 07:32 Observed by McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, 100" reflector + spectrogram) "Line depth ratios a/b (H),, c/d (K) abnormally high compared with 23 other areas (including Aristarchus?)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 902.
On 1970 Aug 12 at UT21:00? an unknown observer commented about Plato: "Light #22, remarkable increase in brightness. #32 subsided & #14 shone out then faded & #16 brightened. (Fort says that till Apr. 1871 selenog recorded 1600 obs. of fluctuations of lights in Plato & had drawn 37 graphs of indiv. lights. These were deposited in the library of the Royal Astronomical Society by Birt)." The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=169 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1966 Jul 04 UTC 06:15-06:35 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector x142) & by Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector). "S.region of floor was granulated & dull est. at 6 & pale yellow-brown tint. Rest of crater est. 8 bright white. Not confirmed by Corralitos MB" S=5, T=4. NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #955. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1992 Jan 20/21 at UT 23:49-00:15 M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 3" Questar telescope, x130, seeing=III) managed to see the central craterlet in Plato and an unnamed one north west of Mons Pico. Cameron comments - "were this & No. 429 LTP or just good seeing?)." Note it is possible that she mean LTP 439 in which case it would refer to the previous nights TLP. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=439 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
In 1962 Sep 16 at UT08:05 Wildey, Pohn (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" reflector) Taruntius faded from Vmag-3.21 to 4.04, a 0.82 difference in magnitude in 2.5 hours - a photometric measurement. The average magnitude for this age is 4.03, so therefore the crater had brightened by two times above normal. The Cameron 1978 catalogID=769 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Gassendi 1967 Sep 20 UT 21:11-21:46 Observer: Moore & Moseley (Armagh, N.Ireland, 10" refractor, x254) "Faint blink & red glow SSW of c.p. at 2111h. At 2118 was fading & moving slightly N. Gone at 2110. At 2122h suspected blink close to SW of c.p. Gone at 2123h. At 2143 both obs. suspected a faint blink someway W of c.p. Lasted only 2.5m. Other craters examined with no LTP. Observers are dubious of regularity of phenom". NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1048. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 May 19 at UT 01:00-02:05 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, x260) saw at 01:25UT an unmistakable red-orange glow on the south and south-east rim with the "Spur". Apparently Chapman (Kent, UK) detected it easily. At 01:33UT the colour was barely visible. No TLP alert was issued because the souther edge of Mons Pico also exhibited a hint of colour, and anyway the seeing conditions were poor. Despite this no other features revealed colour. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=446 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 May 19 at UT 01:00-02:05 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, x260) noted that the southern slope of Mons Pico had a tint of colour. No other features revealed colour apart from Aristarcus, where a TLP was going on. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=446 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1970 Apr 23 UTC 07:00 Observed by Thomas
Alphonsus 1966 Sep 02 UTC 03:16-04:18 Observed by Whippey (Northolt, UK, 3" refractor) & Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector) "A series of weak glows, final flash at 0418h. Not confirmed by Corralitos MB" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID 971.
Plato 1966 Sep 02 UT 0625 Observed by Kelsey (Riverside, California, USA, 8" reflector x300) "Landslip at west would not focus. (Ricker not certain it was a real LTP)." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID 973.
Aristarchus 1983 Oct 23 UT 19:00-01:30 Observer: Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, seeing=II) noiced at 19:00UT an extended bright spot on E wall and extending beyond. This was brighter than other areas of the crater. There was also occasional star-like glistening. Foley comments that the inside of Aristarchus was slightly obscured. The TLP started fading from UT20:30 and finished by 01:30UT. six out of nine independent observers confirmed the effects seen. In total 14 observers observed, 9 reported back and 6 found abnormalities in Aristarcus though all encountered variable seeing conditions - some had spurious colour. Cameron comments that this was one of the best recorded/confirmed TLP events. All CED brightness measurements obtained were very high. Moore, Nicolson and Clarke (5" refractor and 15" reflector, 230-350xseeing III) found the crater to be very bright at 19:11UT through a 5" refractor and there was a blob on the east rim (Bartlet's EWBS?) at 19:14UT. Nicolson also saw a very bright star-like area on the eastern wall but this was not defined as it usually is. The crater was also very bright at 22:43UT using the 15" reflector available to these observers. At 01:07UT they used a Moon blink and discovered that the bright region was bright in blue light and less bright in red - although this was not a detactable blink when switching rapidly between filters. They found that the crater had returned to normal by 01:15UT. M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing III-IV) observed a large diffuse spot on the east of the crater that was brighter in blue than in red light and the CED device gave a high reading. J.D. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing III-IV) made a skecth that showed the bright spot extended on the east wall - again the CED reading was high and a lot of detail was visible on the floor. A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing III-IV) also noted remarkable detail and the bright (as confirmed by CED) blob on the eastern rim. G. North (Sussex, UK, seeing III-II) also confirmed the bright blob on the eastern wall. Wooller found the north west wall was a dirty yellow colour - though no colour was seen elsewhere in or outside the crater. Mosely found the crater to be bright and his sketch revealed the extension of the bright blob on the eastern rim and again a great deal of interior detail. Amery (Reading, UK, seeing III) found Aristarchus to be "a brilliant splash against dulled background in violet filter, especially polarizing filter. CED + polarizer readings high, but not as high as previous night". Mobberley (Suffolk, UK, seeing III-IV) remarked that "spurious colour a total mess around Aristarchus & nothing abnormal seen". A photograph was taken at 20:50UT reveals the bright blob and entire detail. Peters (Kent, UK, seeingIII-II) observed Aristarchus with a UV screen from 20:15-21:23UT and comented that althogh being very bright, there was no variation between white and UV. It was checked with a Moon Blink device and the radial bands were clearly seen in white light, < in blue. The Cameron 2008 catalog ID=233 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Aristarchus 1969 Aug 01 UTC 04:40-05:38 Observed by C. Pamplona e J. Barbosa(Fortaleza, Brazil using 12" x235 and 5" x100 reflectors) - NASA catalog reports: "Enhanced area in SE wall, no pulsation, no color. Usually NW wall is brightest. After 0538h NW region was brightest again, (Apollo 11 watch, indep. confirm. ?)" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog TLP ID No. # 1196. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Atlas 1969 Aug 01 UT 03:36-04:00 Observed by Pither (Nottinghamshire, England) NASA catalog reports: "Eng. moon blink in crater at 0336h close to E. wall, NE of central feature. Oval in shape & dirty brownish color & hazy. Started fading at 0345h but may have been due to dawn, Neg results on other features, (Apollo 11 watch)." 12" x450 reflector used. NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog TLP ID No. #1195. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Gassendi 1966 Sep 03 UT 01:11-01:46 Observers: Moore (Armagh, N. Ireland, 5 & 12" reflectors), Moseley (Armagh, N. Ireland, 10" refractor), Corralitos Observatory (B.Middlehurst, Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector), Cave , Gill (UK? 6" reflector x365), "Eng. moon blink sys. detected red glows on c.p. & round it. Independently seen by Cave. Not confirmed by Corralitos M.B." NASA catalog ID#975, NASA weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Macrobius 1971 Mar 15 UT 02:07-03:15 Observed by Sparks (Exmouth, UK, 6" reflector x400) "Strong pink color extending whole curve of crater's illum. wall, starting & ending in shadow side. Color grew deeper, then faded & ended at 0315h. Changed eyepieces. No other feature had this tho. looked for. Survived many separate powers of eyepieces." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1289.
Aristarchus 1970 Apr 24 UTC 07:00 Observed by Thomas
On 2009 Jun 11 at UT01:00-01:15 C. Brook (Plymouth, UK, 2" refractor, x25, seeing excellent and no cloud or haze) obsrved fluctuations in the brightness of Aristarchus crater. No brightness fluctuations were seen elsewhere. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1982 Sep 07 UT 0330-0430. K.P. Marshall (Columbia, 12" reflector, seeing III) saw no craterlets on the floor of Plato, but what he considered unusual was an extremely bright short section of the north rim of Plato - far brighter than, any other part of the rim, and only slightly less bright than Mons Piton. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Near Aristarchus 1970 Mar 26 UT 17:00 Observed by Sekiguchi, Maisumoto (Tokyo, Japan, 36" reflector) "Pts. N & S of crater were brighter by 0.3 & 0.2 mag. respectively than normal -- far beyond limits of error. Color index (CI) also showed less depend. on phase by 0.1-0.2 mag. Did not show reddening dur. enhancement. Polariz. was less by 1-2%. Photog. photom. showed brightening over whole moon. Resolution = 2,3 km" NASA catalog weight=5 and catalog ID #1236. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
North of Kepler 1970 Mar 26 UT 17:00 Observed by Sekiguchi, Maisumoto (Tokyo, Japan, 36" reflector) "Photog. photom. showed brightening over whole moon. CI N. of Kepler enhanced by 0.5 mag. Resolution = 2,3 km" NASA catalog weight=5 (Very high). NASA catalog ID #1236.
Plinius 1889 Sep 13 UTC 23:00? Observed by Thury (Geneva, Switzerland) NASA Catalog Event #265, NASA Weight=3 (Average) Event described as: "Unusual black spot with intensely white 4" border over CP. Normal aspect is 2 craters. #260 says that Gaudibert saw same thing in Sep. - confirmed". References: Nature 41, 183, 1890 (April). The ALPO/BAA weight=1, this is probably perfectly normal.
Plato 1915 Apr 03 UTC 23:00? Observed by Markov (Russia) NASA catalog describes observation: "Appearance of bright spots that could even be seen in a 43mm (2-in) tube" 2" refractor used. NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog TLP ID NO. #350. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
1886 Oct 16 UTC 22:00 Observed by Lihou (France?) "Unusual phenomena ? (drawing)" Ref Sirius, Vol 20, 45 p69 (1887). NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #252. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1888 Nov 23 at 16:15-17:00 UT Von Speissen & others of Berlin, Germany, using a 3.5" refractor (x180), saw a "Triangular patch of light (time in Middlehurst catalog wrong? Moonrise was at > 18:30h. If year =1887, age=8.8 days & time OK. must be same observation as ID=256 in Cameron 1978 catalog - note similarity of names and also the reference date). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=258 and weight=1.
On 1890 Oct 03 at UT 22:00 Muller of Germany saw in Posidonius an unusual shadow (Moon low? and crater in dark part-terminator 2 deg past west wall - according to Cameron). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=267 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Copernicus 1955 May 12 UTC 03:40 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, UK, 6.5" reflector x70) "Pico was invis. in violet filter. Copernicus was bright in it." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #591.
Mt Pico 1955 May 12 UTC 03:40 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, UK, 6.5" reflector x70) "Pico was invis. in violet filter. Copernicus was bright in it." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #591. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Agrippa 1966 Sep 05 UTC 04:47-05:00 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector, 283x) "Within the wall shadow, the landslip was faintly illum., est. at 4, & distinctly brownish". S=6-1, T=3-1. NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #975.
On 1985 Sep 04 at UT 22:15 A.V. Arkhipov (Russia) detected a bright flash in Mare Tranquilitatis that lasted < 1 second and had a diameter of < 2 arc seconds i.e. the limit of seeing resolution. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=280 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1961 Nov 27 UTC 23:30 Observed by Kozyrev (Crimea, Soviet Union) described in NASA catalog as: "Emission lines in spectrum of c.p. in red & blue, H2 identified, (he had obtained C2 & Swan bands in Alphonsus in '58 & '59" 50" reflector used. NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog TLP ID No. #755.
Aristarchus-Herodotus 1967 May 29 UT 06:40-07:25 Observed by Anderson (Manchester, N.Hampshire, 10" reflector, x212, S=G, T=E) "After timing sunset on Theophilus & Cyrillus turned to Aris.-Herod. At 0640 saw red- brown color centered at ?=.685, eta=+.390. Glow strongest at largest area at 0640. Decreased in area but not in intensity to 1/2 its size at 0648. At 0650 color gone. Seen again at 0658 but not so pronounced. Faded out at 0700, obs. terminated at 0725. (Haas thinks it might have been atm. dispersion at such low alt. of 12-17 deg)." NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1038. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Lichtenberg area 1940 Oct 22 UT 07:12 Observed by Barcroft (Madera, CA, USA, 6" reflector) "Only slightly redish color this nite, comp. with previous nites (see #'s 467 & 477)" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #478. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1958 Dec 02 at UT 06:00 an unknown observer detected a TLP on the Moon. The reference for this is from Palm, 1967 Icarus. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=709 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
1965 Oct 16 UTC 08:05-10:00 Observed by McLarin (Huntsville, AL, 20" reflector), Bates, Hall (Prt. Tobacco, MD, 16" reflector), Hardie (Nashville, TE, 30" reflector) "Color flashing pulsations intermittently detected by Trident MB device in Huntsville but not seen in Md, or vis. by Hardie when alerted. Pulsations in Cassini different from atmosphere" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #906.
On 1975 Mar 04 at UT03:46-06:01 P.W.Foley (Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, UK, 12" reflector) observed bluesness along the southern wall of Plato. This is a BAA observation. The Cameron 1978 catalogue ID is #1403 and has a weight of 1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1975 Mar 04 UT 04:01-05:30 P.W. Foley (Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, UK, 12" reflector, seeing excellent, no turbulence, slight frost and mist) had a suspicion of blue on the entire north wall of Aristarchus crater - not seen visually but detected with a Moon Blink device. Crater extremely bright and unable to penetrate it visually. Surrounding areas charp. No red/orange on south wall. All other areas proved negative. Photographs taken. No change in appearance over this time. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Alphonsus 1959 Oct 23 UT 02:10-02:35 Observed by Kozyrev (Crimea, Soviet Union, 50" reflector) "Red glows, emiss. spect. got C2, C3 (Moore obs. 0100-0300 & saw nothing unusual in an 8.5" reflector)" NASA catalog ID=723. NASA catalog weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1980 Oct 30 at UT03:19-03:41 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 158mm f/4 reflector, seeing I-II, and transparency very good. Wratten 15 (yellow) and Wratten 35 (purple) used. No spurious colour seen). At 03:19UT, the observer noted that Mons Spitzbergen looked sharper at x52. At x72 bright flashes of a bright lunar gray to a light orange colour seen. BAA Lunar Section TLP team alerted. At 03:32UT a yellow filter used and the flashes were better seen, one flash approximately 20-30 sec apart. At 03:31UT Madej used a purple filter and could not see Mons Spitzbergen but did see the flashes (45-60 sec apart). cameron 2006 catalog TLP ID=118 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
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.
In 1930 Sep 15 at UT00:00 Vasilev (Russia) observed the following in Alphonsus crater: "During SS there was a triangular spot nr. W. wall until merging with shad. of wall (normal?) (date wrong as age is 3.2d & should be @ 23d. 9/15/30 would be correct: aux. data for 15th". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=0. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=398 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1979 Dec 11 at 05:05-05:28 UT A. Crotts (Princton, NJ, USA, CCD camera and spectrophotometer) "Spectral Photometer recording - digital pics. With spectral slit. CED eff 2%." Cameron 2006 catalog ID=77 and weight=5.
On 1979 Dec 11 at 05:05-05:28 UT A. Crotts (Princton, NJ, USA, CCD camera and spectrophotometer) TLP detected in Mersenius : "Spectral Photometer recording - digital pics. With spectral slit. CED eff 2%." Cameron 2006 catalog ID=77 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1994 Apr 03 at 11:23UT D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA) noticed that Copernicus crater had a red spot on the west wall (found using Moon Blink filters Wratten 29 and Wratten 38). The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1965 Oct 18 UTC 07:30-07:36 Observed by George, Dervas (Huntsville, Alabama, 20" reflector x125) "Color with intermittent displays, detected with Trident MB device. Observers dubious. NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #907.
Copernicus 1955 May 15 UTC 03:30 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, UK, 6.5" reflector x70) "Almost as bright in violet filter as Aristarchus" NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #592.
On 2009 Jun 16 at UT 03:20-03:40 P. Morgan (UK, 30.5cm reflector, x400, seeing=6/10 and transparency=5/5) observed a large diffuse ashen-like effect over the shadow filled floor of Plato. The effect was lighter towards the south. Observer checked the effect with both left and right eyes and it remained the same. Unusually no shadow spires from rim moutain peaks were seen. A check for colour in the region effected revealed none. As time progressed, terrestrial twilight encroached. A sketch was made. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1981 Oct 21 at UT 11:35-11:48 B. Hobdell (St Petersberg, FL, USA, 10" reflector) found that the south peak of Plato on floor glowed white at 11:35UT, then a milky shade spread all aorind Plato's floor (previously completely shadow filled). The needle like shadows started to be indistiguishable through the sunlight (dawn on Earth). The cloud like feature was washed out by daylight at 11:48UT and conformed to the "white area except a tail that reached the cetre of Plato" Spurious colour was not seen. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=157 and weight=3.
Aristarchus 1983 Aug 03 UT 0305-0400 Observed by R,Moseley (Coventry, UK, 6" reflector, seeing II, Transparency very good). At the start of the observation, the NE wall and immediate exterior was the brightest area visible (this is normal) and seemed tinged with a faint blue/violet. At 03:45 the impression of colour was fading in the brightening sky, but by 03:55 the colour was back again with a faint violet/purple surrounding the whole formation from E clockwise to N. The observer found it difficult to decide whether it was really a colour on the Moon, or an optical illusion. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
1965 Aug 21 UTC 06:55-08:05 Observed by Gilheany, Johnson, Segerstrom (Port Tobacoo, MD, USA) described in the NASA catalog as: "Color patch detected by Trident; MB device. Color was pink. Astronauts on Gemini 5 saw terrestrial auroras from space on this date". 16" reflector used. NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID No.#890.
On 1788 May 01 at UT 01:00? Schroter (Lilienthal, Germany, reflector used) observed a small depression near Aristarchus, 1, that had a strong glimmer. The Cameron 1978 catalog weight=4 and ID=45. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.