TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: USA AK Anchorage



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


2018-Jul-16 UT 07:08-07:38 Ill=14% Promontorium_Olivium observed by Rodriguez_H on 1988-2-20 *

     On 1988 Feb 20 at UT22:25-22:34 H. Rodriguez Moreira (Fortaleza, 
     Brazil, 4" refractor) observed a rapid rise in brightness at 
     22:25UT in Promintorium Olivium. About 4 minutes after this the 
     brighness fluctuated 3 times and the TLP faded in 9 minutes 
     after it started, returning everything to normal. "Bluish light 
     point on darkside of it" - apparently a Greek observer (Aguirre) 
     observed a flash but no date was given. The Cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=317 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jul-21 UT 06:58-08:33 Ill=65% Plato observed by Valderama on 1886-9-6 *

     Plato 1886 Sep 06 UT 19:00? Observed by Valderama (Italy?) "Streak of 
     light on dark floor of crater in shadow. (sunlight between peaks on 
     walls?)" NASA catalog weight=0 (most unlikely to be a TLP). NASA 
     catalog ID #251. ALPO/BAA catalog weight=1.


2018-Jul-21 UT 07:48-08:38 Ill=65% Plato observed by Bartlett on 1964-5-20 *

     Plato 1964 May 20 UT 01:00-01:30 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 2.4" refractor x117, S=6, T=5). "Orange-red color on W. wall. 
     Vivid" NASA catalof weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #813.


2018-Jul-24 UT 06:51-07:41 Ill=89% Hyginus observed by Bradford on 1959-9-13 *

     Near Hyginus 1959 Sep 13 UT Observed by Bradford (S.Shields, 
     England, 15"? reflector), Feist, Lovas (Hungary), Moore, Wilkins 
     (Kent, England, 7" refractor, x500) "Obliterated by a hovering 
     cloud (Feist disagrees). Budapest obs. saw a cloud at 21:02:30, 
     lasting 5 m. Moore & Wilkins saw burst of light & dust cloud at 
     21:02:35 (confirm.) Drawing by Lovas." NASA catalog weight=5 and 
     catalog ID #722. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-24 UT 06:51-07:41 Ill=89% Littrow observed by Bradford on 1959-9-13 *

     Littrow, 1959 Sep 13 UT Observed by Bradford (S.Shields, 
     England, 15"? reflector), Feist, Lovas (Hungary), Moore, Wilkins (Kent, 
     England, 7" refractor, x500) "Obliterated by a hovering cloud (Feist 
     disagrees). Budapest obs. saw a cloud at 21:02:30, lasting 5 m. Moore & 
     Wilkins saw burst of light & dust cloud at 21:02:35 (confirm.) Drawing 
     by Lovas." NASA catalog weight=1 and catalog ID #722. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Jul-25 UT 09:04-09:48 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1982-7-3 *

     Aristarchus 1982 Jul 03/04 UTC 20:55-01:08 Observed by Foley (Kent, UK, 
     Seeing Antoniadi III) "Brightness variance" - CED 3.6-4.1-4.9. When the 
     crater was dark it had a slate-blue-grey interior. Moore found the 
     crater to be exceptionally bright and this was confirmed by J.D. Cook 
     (CED 3.8-4.1). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=174 and weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jul-25 UT 09:09-09:48 Ill=95% Mare_Frigoris observed by Cook_JD on 1982-7-3 *

     On 1982 Jul 03/04 at UT 20:45-01:08 J.D. Cook (Frimley, 
     Surrey, UK) found the Mare Frogoris area, north of Plato was 
     pink at 20:45UT. Saxton found flashes in Mare Frigoris and 
     near thye Alps. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=174 and the 
     weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jul-25 UT 09:09-09:48 Ill=95% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1982-7-3 *

     Interior craterlets could not be seen and some of the walls and 
     exterior features were fuzzy. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-30 UT 13:15-13:36 Ill=94% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1982-7-9 *

     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.


2018-Jul-30 UT 13:15-13:36 Ill=94% Grimaldi observed by Moore_P on 1982-7-9 *

     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.


2018-Jul-31 UT 12:29-13:12 Ill=88% Macrobius observed by Goodacre_W on 1898-12-31

     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.


2018-Jul-31 UT 12:52-13:16 Ill=88% Proclus observed by Lucas_M on 1989-8-20

     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.