TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: USA FL Gainesville



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-Dec-01 UT 08:06-08:46 Ill=35% Plato observed by Williams_AS on 1882-4-11

     On 1882 Apr 11 at UT 21:00 Williams (England, 6.5" reflector) observed 
     Plato at sunset (date Cameron gives is calculated from #229) and saw a 
     curious phosphorescent glimmer in the crater where he had seen a 
     luminous milky appearance before. at sunrise. The cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=230 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Dec-01 UT 08:06-09:03 Ill=35% Adams observed by Arkhipov on 1978-1-2

     On 1978 Jan 02 at UT23:00? A.V. Arkihpov and A.R. Kharkov (USSR) 
     observed in the terminator region (near Adams?) a flash enclosed by a 
     fuzzy envelope (180x120 arc seconds in size). The TLP faded away over 
     30 seconds. Cameron says that this is the first example of many 
     photographs that registered activity. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID= and 
     weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Dec-01 UT 08:06-11:42 Ill=34% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Dec-02 UT 09:07-11:01 Ill=24% Grimaldi observed by Jorgensen on 1971-6-18

     Grimaldi 1971 Jun 18 UTC 02:12-02:31 Observed by Jorgensen 
     (Denmark, 36" refractor, 60, 200x, seeing good) "Dark reddish 
     spot in SW part of crater. At 60x. Became clearer at 200x & 
     seen in midwest also. At 0331h phenom. clearest in west, while 
     S. region had faded. Air turb. & dawn ended obs. at 0331h. 
     Seen best in yellow filter, well in red, invis. in green & 
     blue." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1298. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-Dec-02 UT 09:07-10:24 Ill=24% Mons_La_Hire observed by Darling_D on 1989-6-28

     On 1989 Jun 28 at UT 08:39-09:00 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 
     3" refractor, x36) discovered that at this time Mons La Hire was the 
     brightest feature on the Moon. LaPrice was also very bright. Cameron 
     quotes that Darling recorded that LaHire had a brightness of 7.0 and 
     LaPlace=7.5. Darling did not think that this was a TLP. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=369 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-02 UT 09:07-10:24 Ill=24% Promontorium_Laplace observed by Darling_D on 1989-6-28

     On 1989 Jun 28 at UT 08:39--9:00 D. Darling (Sunpraire, WI, USA, 3" 
     refractor, x36) noted that promontorium LaPlace was very bright. 
     LaHire brigtness was 7.0 and LaPlace was 7.5. Darling suspects 
     that this was not a TLP because "as did not have mother-of-perl 
     appearance as seen on Piton at times"The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=369 
     and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-02 UT 11:07-12:11 Ill=24% Limb observed by Dunn_S on 1762-6-16

     Closest parts of the Moon at Saturn appearing from
     occultation were dull and hazy. Was this an effect of
     the lunar atmosphere or a high haze and halo around the Moon?
     Cameron's 2006 catalog extension gives this an ID No. of 3
     and a weight of 1. The ALPO/BAA catalog weight is also 1.


2018-Dec-02 UT 09:07-11:43 Ill=24% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Dec-03 UT 08:55-11:25 Ill=16% Mare_Crisium observed by Arsyukhin on 1982-11-11 *

     On 1982 Nov 11 at UT 17:00-17:30 E.V. Arsyukhin (Moscow, Russia, 3" 
     reflector) saw three stationary dark spots suddenly appear in Mare 
     Crisium. There was one on the north and the other two in the south west 
     to south. They lasted approximately 30 minutes and then promptly 
     vanished. Cameron says that it cannot be this date because the Moon was 
     not visible at 17:00UT Suggests 05:00-05:30UT? The Cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID ID=189 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.  


2018-Dec-03 UT 10:09-10:10 Ill=15% S_Pole observed by Gruithuisen_F on 1839-7-7

     South Pole 1839 Jul 07 UT 02:00? Observed by Gruihuisen (Munich, 
     Germany) "Twilight" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #
     118. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Dec-03 UT 10:09-11:44 Ill=15% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Dec-04 UT 09:55-12:13 Ill=9% Taruntius observed by Hobdell on 1981-11-23 *

     On 1981 Nov 23 at UT 10:31 B. Hobdell (St Petersberg, FL, USA, 3?" 
     refractor, seeing=1) observed 3 star-like very bright yellow flashes 
     (approximately 20 sec apart) on the east of Taruntius or on a ridge 
     near this. No additional flashes were seen. The Cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=159 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-04 UT 11:39-12:13 Ill=8% Reiner observed by Darling_D on 1986-6-4

     Reiner 1986 Jun 04 UT 09:15-09:33 Observed by Darling (Sun Praire, WI, 
     USA, 12.5" Newtonian x79, x40, x35, Seeing 6, sky clear and steady - 
     Moon 9deg above horizon). David Darling was out on the morning of 4 
     June observing the planet Mars. While studying Mars the crescent Moon  
     rose giving me a splendid view of the earthshine portion of the disk. 
     As the Moon rose higher into the sky he decided to turn the telescope 
     onto it to the earthshine region of the Moon. He made it a practice 
     to examine this region of the Moon to monitor for craters that appear 
     to glow under this light. While observing he became aware of a black 
     spot located  in the sunlit portion of the Moon about 60 miles west of 
     the sunset terminator. At first he thought the black spot was a shadow 
     being cast by a large mountain or crater. When looking at his lunar 
     charts he could not locate any feature that would account for it. As he 
     continued to study the black spot he realized that it appeared darker 
     than any shadows on the Moon. It was at 4 June 1986 4:15 A.M. CDT or 
     9:15 U.T. when he first sighted the phenomena and it was at 4:25 A.M. 
     CDT or 9:25 U.T. that he realized he was seeing a lunar transient 
     phenomena event. It was at this time that he could start to see silvery 
     filaments or streaks in the black patch. Between 9:23 and 9:25 U.T. he 
     watched the black patch disappear. When the black spot had disappeared 
     he found that the location of the black spot was over the crater
     Reiner. he estimated that during the L.T.P. event that area covered by 
     the black cloud was approximately 40 to 50 square miles. He also had 
     examined other formations on the Moon during this event and none were 
     exhibiting the same phenomena witnessed over the crater Reiner.


2018-Dec-04 UT 11:11-11:45 Ill=8% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Dec-09 UT 22:27-22:44 Ill=6% Aristarchus observed by Horne_J on 1988-4-19

     On 1988 Apr 19 at UT 01:15-04:00 J. Horne (Steadman, NC, USA, 8" 
     reflector, S=4/10) took photographs of the Moon's Earthshine (appeared 
     in the Aug 1988 Sky and telescope magazine). Aristarchus was bright. In 
     addition several members of the Madison Astronomical Society also found 
     the crater to be bright and one of them saw streaks and flashes from 
     the crater.  Manske (8" reflector, x97, + binoculars, S=E) found the 
     crater to be "abnornormally bright" where as other craters in 
     Earthshine were just normal. Fryback's (Madison, WI, USA, 8" reflector, 
     S=VG) photographs confirm that the crater was very bright - the Moon 
     was only 4deg in altitude though. The Camweron 2006 catalog ID=325 and 
     the weight="confirmed". the ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2018-Dec-10 UT 22:27-23:37 Ill=12% Aristarchus observed by Fryback_D on 1988-4-20

     On 1988 Apr 20 at UT02:06-03:00 D. Fryback (Madison, WI, USA, 8" 
     reflector, S=3-4) commented that Aristarchus crater looked like a "city 
     from high above "glowing under a cloud". Spain (Fairfield, KY, USA, 8" 
     reflector, S=VG) detected a streak and flashes but reports that the 
     crater was not "glowing", though it was the brightest feature in the 
     Earthshine, but Kepler and Copernicus were bright too. Aristarchus was 
     brighter in shorter exposures than in longer exposures. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=326 and weight="confirmed". The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Dec-10 UT 22:27-23:10 Ill=12% Aristarchus observed by Todd_LR on 1990-3-29

     On 1990 Mar 29 at UT 19:00 L. Todd (England?) observed that Aristarchus 
     in Earthshine was very clearly seen and appeared to blink occasionally. 
     Foley (Kent, UK) also notcied variations in Aristarchus. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID = 396 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-10 UT 22:31-23:37 Ill=12% Harpalus observed by Nunes on 1969-5-19

     Harpalus 1969 May 19 UT 21:20-22:00 Observed by Marcomede 
     Rangel Nunes and Julio Dias Nogueira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 
     18" refractor). "Brightening in crater (inexperienced 
     observers). (Apollo 10 watch)." NASA catalog weight=0. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1126.


2018-Dec-10 UT 23:05-23:37 Ill=12% Mare_Crisium observed by Hedervari on 1969-7-17

     SE edge of Mare Crisium 1969 Jul 17 UT 20:00 Observed by 
     Hedervari,  Hegyessy, Geller (Budapest, Hungary, refractor 
     x200 & x300) "Saw a "mediocre" yellow light. Area photographed 
     on 7/19/1969 but no LTP noted (Apollo 11 watch)" NASA catalog 
     weight=4. NASA catalog ID No. 1153. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Dec-10 UT 23:19-23:37 Ill=12% Baillaud observed by Delaye on 1969-7-17

     near Baillaud (60E, 60N) 1969 Jul 17 UT 20:13-20:25 Observed by Delaye 
     Marseilles, France, 6" refractor) and Donas (Gama, France, 10" 
     refractor). "Noted pulsations nr. crater on NE limb. Duration of pulses 
     were 2s. Saw again at 2015h & 2019h. Duration then @ 4s. No color seen. 
     mag of brightening @ 4 mag. Donas noted at 2016h at crater more 
     brightening than at limb. After 2019h nothing. (atm. ? these periods 
     are similar to those between blow-ups & excursions od star images in 
     seeing, but puzzling why it stopped. Apollo 11 watch). (indep. 
     confirmation)" NASA catalog weight=2 (poor). NASA catalog ID #1154.


2018-Dec-10 UT 23:20-23:37 Ill=12% Promontorium_Laplace observed by Valier on 1912-5-19

     On 1912 May 19 at UT 20:50-21:00 Valier (France?, 4" refractor) 
     observed a small red glowing area near to Promontorium LaPlace (25W 
     46N). The Caemron 1978 catalog ID=337 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-Dec-10 UT 23:37-00:00 Ill=12% Plato observed by Mannheim_Observers on 1788-1-11

     Bright point on dark part. Cameron 1978
     catalog ID=38 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA catalog 
     weight=4.


2018-Dec-10 UT 22:57-23:39 Ill=12% Earthsine: Sigma Hydrids: ZHR=3 vel=58km/s

2018-Dec-11 UT 22:27-22:44 Ill=19% Plato observed by Hodgson on 1847-12-11

     On 1847 Dec 11 at 18:00UT Hdgson (Eversley, UK, x80 refractor and 40x 
     reflector) observed in Plato (Though it might have been Cape Agassiz or 
     Teneriffe Mts) a bright spot of about a 1/4 the angular diameter of 
     Saturn that varied intermittently and was at all times visible on the 
     night side of the Moon. The following day he glimpsed the same spot 
     rhough clouds. From his drawing the spot was ~5' below the true N. 
     point & near the following limb (IAU E. limb) Cameron comments that 
     Plato fits the angular distance better than the other two candidates 
     unless there was a large northern libration. The Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=125 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.   


2018-Dec-11 UT 22:27-22:48 Ill=19% Mont_Blanc observed by Grover on 1865-1-1

     In 1865 Jan 01 at UT 18:00-18:30? Grover (England? or USA?, seeing = 
     good and transparency = clear) observed south east of Plato at the foot 
     of Mt Blanc a small bright spot like a magnitude 4 star - slightly out 
     of focus. This bright speck remained unchanged for 30 minutes. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=137 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2018-Dec-11 UT 22:27-23:37 Ill=19% Aristarchus observed by Bury on 1969-5-20

     On 1969 May 20 at UT 21:00-22:00 Bury (France, 4" refractor) observed 
     Aristarchus to be very bright, as an elliptical bluish spot at 21:00UT. 
     This observation was made during the Apollo 10 watch. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=1128 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Dec-11 UT 22:27-23:39 Ill=19% Aristarchus observed by Fryback_D on 1988-4-21

     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.


2018-Dec-11 UT 22:27-00:04 Ill=19% Moon observed by Spain_D on 1988-4-21

     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.


2018-Dec-11 UT 22:31-23:47 Ill=19% Harpalus observed by Nunes on 1969-5-20

     On 1969 May 20 at UT 21:10-22:30 Marcomede Rangel Nunes and
     Julio Dias Nogueira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 18" refractor) 
     Harpalus brighter than Bouguer - this was during the Apollo 10 
     watch and Cameron comments that the observers were 
     inexperienced. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1129 and weight=0. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-11 UT 23:02-00:33 Ill=19% Grimaldi observed by Johnson_LT on 1951-4-11

     1951 Apr 11 UT 02:39:30+/-15s L.T.Johnson (USA) observed a mag 7 
     flash S ofGrimaldi. ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Dec-11 UT 23:27-00:33 Ill=19% Aristarchus observed by Doughty on 1968-5-2

     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.


2018-Dec-11 UT 23:31-00:33 Ill=19% Grimaldi observed by Schroter on 1789-3-30

     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.


2018-Dec-11 UT 23:31-00:33 Ill=19% Riccioli observed by Schroter on 1789-3-30

     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.


2018-Dec-11 UT 23:36-00:33 Ill=19% S_Pole observed by Franks on 1912-5-20

     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.


2018-Dec-11 UT 23:54-00:33 Ill=19% Aristarchus observed by Sancristoforo_G on 2011-4-7

     On 2011 Apr 07 UT 19:45-20:10 Aristarchus was seen to be “very 
     bright” in Earthshine. Giorgio Sancristoforo (Milan, Italy, 
     203mm SCT, atmospheric seeing good) noticed Aristarchus to be 
     exceptionally bright (Sketch supplied) at around 20:00 and was 
     the first to report this. Although he did not record the start 
     and end times, he commented that the effect lasted 20-30 minutes 
     and then was significantly reduced in brightness. Although 
     direct comparison in terms of brightnes could not be made with a 
     star, he thought Aristarchus to be brighter than +0.7 in 
     magnitude (Saturn). Furthermore Aristarchus was visible when 
     daylight was still present, when looking through the telescope, 
     although it could not be seen with the naked eye due to too much 
     extraneous light. Aristarchus was probably white in colour, but 
     the observer was partly colour blind and so was uncertain. Not 
     much detail was seen elsewhere in Earthshine, even when the sky 
     darkened, and he was not able to see Kepler or Copernicus, just 
     the limb. No details were seen in Aristarchus itself, for 
     example no ray to the SW was visible. It later transpired that 
     Lajos Bartha (Budapest, Hungary, 70mm refractor, x83, seeing 
     conditions good) had observed Earthshine even earlier from 
     UT19:45-20:10 and noticed a bright area close to the edge of the 
     Moon that he later confirmed was Aristarchus. When he started 
     observing the sky twilight was still a deep blue, but the dark 
     side of the Moon was seen both with the naked eye and through 
     the telescope. Earthshine was medium in brightness and grey in 
     colour. Copernicus and Kepler were weak in brightness but 
     certainly visible. There was some scattered light from the 
     sunlit side of the Moon noticed, but not enough to obscure 
     Copernicus and Kepler from visibility. As a test he moved the 
     telescope around and the bright spot moved with the Moon and so 
     was not a glare problem. The following day he checked Earthshine 
     again but found that the bright spot was not so conspicuous. As 
     a footnote, Tim Haynes (UK) had been observing an occultation of 
     37 Tauri, much earlier at 19:14UT, through 10x50 binoculars. He 
     commented that Earthshine was visible, but that he hadn't 
     noticed Aristarchus - though he was not looking at the Moon 
     specifically to see this crater. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Dec-12 UT 00:02-00:33 Ill=19% Aristarchus observed by Douillet on 1933-3-30

     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.


2018-Dec-12 UT 00:03-00:33 Ill=19% Unknown observed by Cook_J on 2002-8-12

     On 2002 Aug 12 at UT 19:27 James Cook (Chelmsford, UK) detected a flash 
     on the Moon. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-12 UT 00:33-00:00 Ill=19% Aristarchus observed by Madej_P on 1981-10-2

     On 1981 Oct 02 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 77mm refractor, 
     seeing I to II) noticed that at 20:48 UT Aristarchus had a 2nd 
     magnitude star-like point on the NE rim (x38). At x83 he could 
     see a small disc of around 3-6 arc sec in diameter, and at 
     x111 it looked the ame but bluish-white in colour. He was able 
     to see Aristarchus, Herodotus, and Vallis Schroteri. 
     Observations ceased at 21:27 UT due to trees blocking the 
     view. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-11 UT 22:58-01:42 Ill=19% Earthshine: Geminids: ZHR>120 vel=35km/s & Coma Berencides: ZHR=3 vel=65km/s

2018-Dec-12 UT 22:27-23:31 Ill=27% Aristarchus observed by Pruss on 1969-7-19

     On 1969 Jul 19 at UT 1845-18:47 Pruss and Witte (Bochum, Germany, 6" 
     refractor x36 and binoculars) saw brightenings in the north west wall 
     of Aristarchus for 3-7 seconds of about 1 magnitude over the 
     background. From orbit at UT 18:46 the Apollo 11 crew Armstrong, 
     Aldrin, and Collins (in orbit around the Moon and using the naked eye) 
     were asked to take a look at Aristarchus after Earth-based reports of 
     TLP activity. Armstrong reported (after the solar corona had set, on 
     the night side) that probably Aristarchus "to be considerably more 
     illuminated than the surrounding area. It just has - seem to have, a 
     slight amount of flourescence to it". Collins reported a moment later: 
     "Looking out on the same area now. Well at least there is one wall of 
     the crater that seems to be more illuminated than the others. I am not 
     sure that I am actually identifying any phosporesecence, but that 
     definitely is lighter than anything else in the neighborhood". Houston 
     then asked if the crew could detect any colour and if the inner wall 
     was the inner or outer part? Aldrim  commnted that it was the inner 
     wall and Collins mentioned thatno colour was incolved. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=1165 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Dec-12 UT 22:27-22:38 Ill=27% Aristarchus observed by Brandli on 1969-5-21

     On 1969 May 21 at UT 20:00-21:00 Brandli and Germann (Switzerland, 6" 
     refractor) observed a slow orange-red blinking on the surrounding area 
     of Aristarchus. It was seen less markedly the next night. Wald (Zurich, 
     Switzerland) noted at 20:30UT that the crater was pink (Confirmation 
     says Cameron) - this was during the Apollo 10 watch. The cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=1131-1132 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Dec-12 UT 22:27-22:41 Ill=27% S_Pole observed by Dzapiashvili on 1969-7-19

     South Cusp 1969 Jul 19 UT 17:55-19:10 Observed by Dzapiashvili 
     (Georgia, Soviet Union) "Saw an abnormally bright spot at end of 
     S.cusp. Polariz. meas. at 8.3% at 1845-1847h (Apollo 11 watch?)"
     NASA catalog weight=5 (very good). NASA catalog ID #1164.


2018-Dec-12 UT 22:27-23:05 Ill=27% Fracastorius observed by Robinson_JH on 1973-3-9

     Fracastorius 1973 Mar 09 UT ~19:57 Robinson (Devon, UK) saw a 
     Moon Blink (colour) in this crater. This crater is long 
     suspected of giving permanent blinks due to natural colour. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-12 UT 22:52-00:16 Ill=27% Aristarchus observed by Gervais on 1969-7-19

     On 1969 Jul 19 at UT 19:30-21:30 Gervais (Lodure, France, 4.5" 
     refractor?) saw the whole region of Aristarchus and its environs 
     as brighter than normal. Two photographs were obtained. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1156 and weight=5. At UT 20:30-20:55 
     Oliver (Spain, using a reflector) found the Aristarchus to have 
     brightened by about 1 magnitude. From UT 20:12-20:30 the crater 
     had been normal. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1167 and the 
     weight=2. At UT 21:00-00:35 P. Mourilhe Silva (Rio de Janeiro, 
     Brazil, 19.5" refractor) saw Aristarchus as a very bright 
     elliptical shape which extended to the north like a bridge 
     between two points. Jose M. L. da Silva and Ronaldo Mourao (Rio 
     de Janeiro, Brazil, 13" refractor) saw a brightening on the 
     north west wall from 21:24-23:22UT intermittently but cont'd. 
     Wall was extraordinarilly bright, along NW wall brighter. 
     Moseley (Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK, 10" refractor) detected 
     an unusual bright, along north west wall, brighter than normal 
     in Earthshine and brighter than crater. It was not constant, but 
     pulsated irregularly with frequency of 20 seconds and amplitude 
     0.75-1.0 magnitudes. No colour seen or obscuration though lokked 
     for. Clouds interrupted observations. Vasquez (Valparaiso, 
     Chile, 12" reflector) saw it as a very luminous point of 
     magnitude 1. Wairy Cardoso (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12" 
     reflector and 18" refractor) noted a bright. 1s??? The Cameron 
     catalog ID=1168 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Dec-12 UT 22:52-00:16 Ill=27% Theophilus observed by Fox_WE on 1969-7-19

     Theophilus 1969 Jul 19 UT 19:30-21:30 Observed by Fox (Notts. 
     England, 6.5" reflector) and Ringsdore (England, 15" 
     reflector). Fox saw intermittent glow in Theoph. for > 2h
     (time not given). Ringsdore confirmed. (Apollo 11 watch)" 
     Confirmed by Baum 21:00-21:20UT. NASA catalog weight=5. NASA 
     catalog ID No. 1166. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Dec-12 UT 23:01-00:40 Ill=27% Grimaldi observed by ASTRONET on 1966-9-20

     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.


2018-Dec-12 UT 23:21-01:16 Ill=27% Mare_Crisium observed by Emmett on 1826-4-12

     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.


2018-Dec-12 UT 23:48-00:18 Ill=27% S_Pole observed by Kemp_A on 2011-4-8

     South Pole 2011 Apr 08 UT 19:30-20:00 A.Kemp (Mold, Flintshire, UK) observed that the 
     Leibnitz peaks at the southern pole stood out sharply. However one of the peaks was “shining 
     like a spot light. So bright that I couldn’t make out its shape”. – image clear and steady with 
     excellent transparency and seeing in the 70mm f/13 refractor (25mm and 10mm eyepieces). 
     Inspections during the above time period revealed no changes in brightness. Previous 
     observations of this area had never shown such an unusual brightness, and Arthur likened the 
     brightness to “a maximum brightness of Venus shining amongst 2nd magnitude stars”. The 
     observer was an experienced observer. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Dec-13 UT 00:00-01:25 Ill=27% Grimaldi observed by Thinon on 1969-7-19

     Grimaldi 1969 Jul 19 UT 20:39-20:45 Delaye (France, 25cm 
     refractor) saw a bright bluish spot near Grimaldi. 20:43 a 
     flash was seen by Thinon. Delaye saw flashes at 20:44 and 
     20:45. Between 21:00 and 23:00 (J. M. L.) da Silva (Rio de 
     Janeiro, Brazil, 19.5" refractor) saw a bright spot on the W 
     (IAU??) of Grimaldi. However there is a bright spot near 
     Grimaldi, so this maybe normal. NASA ID = 1167. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Dec-13 UT 00:05-01:29 Ill=27% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-12-8

     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.


2018-Dec-13 UT 00:14-01:29 Ill=27% Gassendi observed by Jackson_L on 1990-3-31

     On 1990 Mar 31 at UT 21:30 L. Jackson (England, UK?) observed a red 
     glow in Earthshine in Gassendi as shown in a sketch. Apparently 
     Gassendi can often show up red colours (according to Cameron) but 
     rarely is this seen in Earthshine. Foley saw the sketch and suspects 
     that the location was Gassendi. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=397 and 
     weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Dec-13 UT 00:14-00:18 Ill=27% Langrenus observed by Dollfus_A on 1992-12-29

     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.


2018-Dec-13 UT 01:10-01:29 Ill=27% Alphonsus observed by Wilkins_HP on 1949-6-1

     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. 


2018-Dec-12 UT 22:58-02:18 Ill=27% Earthshine: Geminids: ZHR>120 vel=35km/s & Coma Berencides: ZHR=3 vel=65km/s

2018-Dec-13 UT 22:28-23:33 Ill=35% Theophilus observed by Delaye on 1969-7-20

     Theophilus 1969 Jul 20 UT 18:40 Observed by Delaye, Thinon, Donas, ?
     ourdan (Marseilles, France, 10" refractor x60) "Saw a flash on the c.p. 
     of mag 1.0, duration 0.1s, no color. (meteor?) (Apollo 11 watch)".
     NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1174.


2018-Dec-13 UT 22:28-22:29 Ill=35% Censorinus observed by Foley_PW on 1984-7-4

     On 1984 Jul 04 UT 22:08-23:09 Foley (12" reflector, Kent, UK) found 
     that Censorinus gave a low brightness CED reading of 58%, despite all 
     other measured points on the Moon as being normal. M. Cook (Frimley, 
     UK) found Censorinus to be extremely dull compared to Proclus. J.D. 
     Cook (Frimley, UK) found Censorinus to be quite dull, barely above 
     background levels. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=246 and the weight=4. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Dec-13 UT 22:28-00:24 Ill=35% Censorinus observed by Marshall_KP on 1984-7-5

     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.


2018-Dec-13 UT 22:28-00:25 Ill=35% Proclus observed by Marshall on 1984-7-5

     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.


2018-Dec-13 UT 22:28-22:29 Ill=35% Theophilus observed by Richardson on 1984-7-4

     On 1984 Jul 04 at UT 22:05-23:09 Richardson (Swinton, Yorkshire, UK, 
     seeing=VE) found that a peak west of Theophilus crater had a deep blue 
     colour, and this was strange because no colour was seen elsewhere on 
     the Moon. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector), once alerted, found a dome 
     east of Kant? to be blue, and likewise no colour was seen elsewhere on 
     the Moon. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=246 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-Dec-13 UT 22:28-22:29 Ill=35% Torricelli_B observed by Foley_PW on 1984-7-4

     On 1984 Jul 04 UT 22:08-23:09 Foley (12" reflector, Kent, UK) found 
     that Torricelli B was a much lower brightness than was expected and 
     this remained the case for the rest of the lunation. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=246 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-13 UT 22:31-23:23 Ill=35% Aristarchus observed by Wald on 1969-5-22

     On 1969 May22 at UT2045-2105 Wald (Zurich, Switzerland) observed the 
     pinkish colour in Aristarchus was less marked tonight. The astronauts 
     were alerted and at 22:12 reported no activity but could see the crater 
     and Earthshine was strong near the terminator. Apollo 10 watch, 
     spacecraft far from the terminator. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1134 
     and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Dec-13 UT 23:07-23:58 Ill=35% Atlas observed by Germann on 1969-5-22

     Atlas 1969 May 22 UT 21:20-21:40 Observed by Germann, Wild, Vieli 
     (Zurich, Switzerland, 6" reflector) "Rim towards the sun was bright. 
     Part of time was interrupted. (Apollo 10 watch)" NASA catalog weight=3 
     (average). NASA catalog ID #1135.


2018-Dec-13 UT 23:26-01:21 Ill=36% Mare_Crisium observed by Emmett on 1826-4-13

     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.


2018-Dec-13 UT 23:26-00:48 Ill=36% Aristarchus observed by Delaye on 1969-7-20

     On 1969 Jul 20 at UT 19:55-20:10 Delaye, Thinon, Donas, and Jourdran 
     (Marseilles, France, 10" refractor, x60) saw between 19:55-20:04UT 
     Aristarchus to be bright and in it pulsations with 10 sec duration. At 
     20:05UT it's spot brightened, at 20:08:50-20:35:50UT brightening and 
     pulsations of variable duration. At 20:55:50UT just a feeble flash. 
     Cameron comments that this is probably not atmpsheric effects as the 
     period is too long - also it was during the Apollo 11 watch. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1175 and th weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Dec-13 UT 23:45-00:35 Ill=36% Langrenus observed by Dollfus_A on 1992-12-30

     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.


2018-Dec-14 UT 01:08-01:58 Ill=36% Aristarchus observed by Unknown_Observer on 1969-5-22

     On 1969 May 22 at UT23:20 an unknown observer reported some 
     brightenings with pulsations in Aristarchus crater, Cameron suspects 
     atmospheric aberrations. This was during the Apollo 10 watch. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1136 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-14 UT 02:08-02:26 Ill=36% Censorinus observed by Nicolini on 1970-4-12

     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.


2018-Dec-14 UT 02:21-02:26 Ill=36% Eudoxus observed by Nicolini on 1969-7-20

     On 1969 Jul 20 at 22:50-23:15UT Jean Nicolini (Sao Paulo, 
     Brazil, 12" reflector x430, S=II.5-III.5) saw a weak reddish 
     area on the north west(east?) wall of Eudoxus crater. An 
     English Moon Blink device showed it dark in blue and opaque in 
     red. Reddening remained unchanged while comparing it to 
     adjacent region and Aristotles. Colour index was toward dirty 
     orange. Colour most apparent in the good moments of seeing and 
     disappeared in the poorer moments of seeing, Cameron says that 
     this is opposite to what was expected if the effect was 
     atmospheric in origin and no colour was seen in Aristotles. 
     Apollo 11 watch. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1177 and weight=3. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Dec-13 UT 22:58-02:54 Ill=36% Earthshine: Geminids: ZHR>120 vel=35km/s & Coma Berencides: ZHR=3 vel=65km/s

2018-Dec-14 UT 22:28-22:40 Ill=45% Cassini observed by Knopp on 1885-2-21

     Knopp of Paysandu, Uruguay on 1885 Feb 21 at 23:00-23:30? UT saw red 
     patches in the crater. Reddish smoke or mist. The observer says several 
     others had seen a star like point there that night. Cameron's 1978 
     catalog ID=348 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Dec-14 UT 22:28-22:51 Ill=45% Rimae_Triesnecker observed by Gordeenko on 1912-5-23

     Triesnecker Rille 1912 May 23 UT 18:00? Observed by Gordeenko 
     (Russia) "Change in shape from representation by Brenner and 
     Krieger not accountable by lighting conditions" NASA catalog 
     weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1. NASA catalog ID #339.


2018-Dec-14 UT 23:09-00:29 Ill=45% Theophilus observed by Fox_WE on 1969-7-21

     Theophilus 1969 Jul 21 UT 19:30-21:45 and 21:00-22:00 Observed by Fox 
     (Newark, England, 6.5" reflector,) and Baum (Chester, England, 4.5" 
     refractor) (S=6, T=4) "At wall, adjacent to Cyrillus was a redish glow,
     then obscur. (Fox). Baum  saw intermittant white-blue shimmering as if 
     glowing thru dust glowing & upsurge in brightness on c.p. Gradually 
     faded to normal at 21:20. 1st time ever seen by him tho. obs. since 
     1947. Image sharp, no haziness. (indep. confirm. of activity, but 
     details differ, but same time, Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog 
     weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1180. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Dec-14 UT 23:10-00:41 Ill=45% Promontorium_Agassiz observed by Green_J on 1991-5-21

     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.


2018-Dec-14 UT 23:48-01:33 Ill=45% Messier observed by no on 1968-5-5

     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.


2018-Dec-15 UT 01:00-01:26 Ill=45% Bessel observed by Travnik on 1969-5-23

     North of Bessel 1969 May 1969 May 23 UT 22:54. Nelson Travnik 
     (Observatorio Flammarion, located at 45.58W, 21.87S, f/15 
     10cm refractor, Kodak Tri-X, 1/15 sec exposure, sky 
     conditions excellent). Dark spot photographed just north of 
     Bessel - could be a photographic defect?. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-15 UT 02:09-03:22 Ill=46% Mons_Piton observed by Cutts on 1970-4-13

     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.


2018-Dec-14 UT 22:59-03:28 Ill=46% Earthshine: Geminids: ZHR>120 vel=35km/s & Coma Berencides: ZHR=3 vel=65km/s

2018-Dec-15 UT 22:28-23:03 Ill=54% Mare_Frigoris observed by Pratt_H on 1871-11-20

     On 1871 Nov 20 at UT 17:30-19:30 H. Pratt (UK) saw one of the most 
     spectacular TLP obscurations that he had ever seen in Mare Frigoras. He 
     observed a kind of haze around the north west (NE?) slopes of Plato. 
     This effect was not seen elsewhere and all objects in Mare Frigoris 
     were indistinct or veiled. By 18:30 the effect was modified and by 
     19:30 very little trace was seen. Ref. from Corliss.


2018-Dec-15 UT 22:28-22:41 Ill=54% Cassini observed by Knopp on 1885-2-22

     Knopp of Paysandu, Uruguay on 1885 Feb 22 at 23:00-23:30? UT saw a 
     definite light, looking like Saturn in Cassini?. The previous night he 
     had seen red  patches in the crater. Cameron's 1978 catalog ID=348 and 
     weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Dec-15 UT 22:28-23:30 Ill=54% Plato observed by Brenner on 1895-5-2

     Plato 1895 May 02 UT 20:45, 23:45 Observed by Brenner and Fauth 
     (Germany?) "Streaks of light (Brenner) bright parallel bands in 
     center Fauth (indep. confirmation?)." NASA catalog weight=5. 
     NASA catalog ID #284. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-15 UT 22:28-22:35 Ill=54% Plato observed by Jones_SA on 1972-6-19

     Plato 1972 Jun 19 UT 21:40-22:30 Observed by S.A. Jones 
     (Swansea, Wales, 12" reflector x150) and Moore (Selsey, England, 
     12.5" reflector x450) "Noted a bright area in the center. Moore 
     noted nothing unusual & he tho't obs. saw one of permanent light 
     patches" NASA catalog weight=0 (very low). NASA catalog ID #
     1336. ALPO/BAA weight=1


2018-Dec-15 UT 22:28-23:09 Ill=54% Mare_Anguis observed by Louderback_D on 1979-12-27

     On 1979 Dec 27 at UT 05:32 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 6" 
     reflector x240, seeing=3-6/10 and T=4) noticed "2 small high-sun areas 
     nr. Eimmart - brightening around Mare Crisium, except for interior of 
     Proclus - in blue light. They were brighter than 2 spots on Cap. 
     Agarum rated 8.5 & Proc. 9. Not as bright next night. Probably a real 
     blue light brightening". Cameron 2006 catalog ID=79, location on Moon: 
     (70E, 23N) and weight=4. 


2018-Dec-15 UT 23:13-00:10 Ill=55% Plato observed by Elger_TG on 1887-2-1

     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.


2018-Dec-15 UT 22:59-00:01 Ill=55% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Dec-16 UT 00:07-01:37 Ill=55% Theophilus observed by Cook_JD on 1978-11-8

     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.


2018-Dec-16 UT 00:10-02:03 Ill=55% Mons_Piton observed by Fornarucci on 1972-2-23

     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.


2018-Dec-16 UT 02:22-04:18 Ill=55% Fracastorius observed by Robinson_JH on 1975-4-19

     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.


2018-Dec-16 UT 02:22-04:18 Ill=55% Mare_Crisium observed by Robinson_JH on 1975-4-19

     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.


2018-Dec-16 UT 02:57-04:18 Ill=56% Alphonsus observed by Hole_G on 1958-11-19

     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.


2018-Dec-16 UT 03:20-04:18 Ill=56% Hercules observed by Nicolini on 1970-4-14

     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.


2018-Dec-16 UT 03:44-04:18 Ill=56% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1975-4-19

     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.


2018-Dec-16 UT 03:56-04:18 Ill=56% Alpetragius observed by Stein on 1958-11-19

     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.


2018-Dec-16 UT 05:05-05:31 Ill=56% Yerkes observed by Jean on 1969-7-23 *

     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.


2018-Dec-16 UT 23:08-00:55 Ill=64% Proclus observed by Blair_G on 1980-1-26

     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.


2018-Dec-16 UT 23:29-01:02 Ill=65% Langrenus observed by Dollfus_A on 1993-1-2

     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.


2018-Dec-16 UT 23:54-03:50 Ill=65% Plato observed by Bartlett on 1964-11-14 *

     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.


2018-Dec-17 UT 00:59-01:23 Ill=65% Copernicus observed by LeFranc_B on 1990-4-4

     On 1990 Apr 04 at UT 21:30-21:50 B. LeFranc (France?) reported 
     observing a white flame effect in Copernicus crater (sketch made) - 
     though Foley comments that the actual location was east of the crater. 
     The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=398 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Dec-17 UT 01:20-03:14 Ill=65% Messier observed by Kelsey on 1968-5-7

     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.


2018-Dec-17 UT 01:21-03:05 Ill=65% Posidonius observed by Nazareth on 1970-4-15

     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.


2018-Dec-17 UT 01:22-03:58 Ill=65% Mons_La_Hire observed by Klein_HJ on 1887-2-2 *

     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.
     


2018-Dec-17 UT 02:01-03:45 Ill=65% Plato observed by daSilva on 1970-4-15

     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.


2018-Dec-17 UT 02:16-04:00 Ill=65% Tycho observed by Travnik on 1970-4-15

     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.


2018-Dec-17 UT 03:37-05:14 Ill=66% Plato observed by Robinson_JH on 1966-6-27

     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.


2018-Dec-17 UT 03:52-04:00 Ill=66% Proclus observed by Hopp on 1972-3-24

     Proclus 1972 Mar 24 UTC 16:29-19:22 observed by Hopp (52.5N, 13.25E, 
     75mm refractor) "Enormous brightening, vanished until 1922. Pattern 
     changed from oval to circular several times."Hilbrecht and Kuveler, 
     Earth, Moon & Planets, 30 (1984), p53-61


2018-Dec-17 UT 04:01-05:14 Ill=66% Messier observed by Kelsey on 1968-5-7

     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.


2018-Dec-17 UT 04:15-04:34 Ill=66% Bullialdus observed by Darling_D on 1990-4-5

     On 1990 Apr 05 at UT 00:43-01:46 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" 
     refractor, x90) observed that Bullialdus (the crater was in shadow) was 
     pink in colour on the edge of its wall. The effect lasted from 01:15-
     01:44UT and he could discern the terrace on the western wall. 
     Comparisons were made to Tycho and Copernicus - all of which were 
     normal. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=399 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-Dec-17 UT 04:57-05:14 Ill=66% Copernicus observed by Amdendsenvej_R on 1992-5-11

     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.


2018-Dec-17 UT 04:58-05:14 Ill=66% Alphonsus observed by Fournier on 1969-7-24

     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.


2018-Dec-17 UT 22:47-00:43 Ill=74% Proclus observed by Cook_MC on 1989-7-13

     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


2018-Dec-17 UT 23:45-03:40 Ill=74% Hevelius observed by Emmett on 1826-4-17 *

     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.


2018-Dec-18 UT 03:17-05:15 Ill=75% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1983-7-20

     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.


2018-Dec-18 UT 04:43-06:11 Ill=75% Sinus_Iridum observed by Clementelli on 2004-5-29

     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.


2018-Dec-18 UT 05:13-06:11 Ill=75% Proclus observed by Darling_D on 1989-7-14

     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.


2018-Dec-18 UT 22:30-23:31 Ill=82% Posidonius observed by Dzaplashvili on 1952-7-3 *

     Posidonius 1952 Jul 03 UT 19:13-19:27 Observed by Dzaplashvili, 
     Ksanforalif, Negrelishvili (Georgia, Soviet Union, 13" reflector, 
     polarimeter, S=clear) "Making polariz. mess. of it. Aristotles. 
     Eudoxus. & Aristillus. only Pos. gave higher rdgs. & oscillated while 
     others gave repeatedly same results. 40 other times Pos. was normal. 
     Never had seen such behavior Table gives deflections. Obs. repeated 2X 
     Obs. from 1843-1947h." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog 
     ID #552. ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2018-Dec-18 UT 22:30-22:33 Ill=82% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1985-5-30

     On 1985 May 30 at UT 20:10-23:54 P.Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector) 
     and at the same time Doherty (Sussex, UK, 15" reflector) observed a 
     strangely bright and pink/red north rim of Aristarchus crater during 
     UT20:20 and 20:36UT. The effect reduced between ~20:39 and 20:44UT. 
     M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK) found the northern wall to have a red/purple 
     colour but the effect vanished after 50 minutes. Cook also saw a "V"-
     like notch in the NW crater shadow and this appeared to be bigger than 
     normal. G. North (Sussex, UK) saw a tinge of pink colour on the 
     northern rim and a bit later a "ruby red" colour on the north-west wall 
     - again this effect lasted 50 minutes. Moseley verified the colour. 
     Finally M. Hather (Yorkshire, UK) suspected the north wall of 
     Aristarchus to be blue in colour. Cameron suspects that this TLP is not 
     spurious colour because it is in the wrong place. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=276 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Dec-18 UT 22:30-22:53 Ill=82% Gassendi observed by Madej_P on 1985-5-30

     On 1985 May 30 P.Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 77mm refractor, x111 
     and x250, seeing II-III, transparency good) whole spectrum of 
     colours seen on the central peak area, visible in both 
     eyepieces, and was more prominent at the higher magnification. 
     Not aware if the observer checked for this effects on other 
     terminator peaks? xALPO/BAA weight =1.


2018-Dec-18 UT 22:36-02:14 Ill=82% Aristarchus observed by Zeller_P on 2013-4-22 *

     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.


2018-Dec-18 UT 22:57-00:55 Ill=83% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-12-14

     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.


2018-Dec-19 UT 00:47-02:14 Ill=83% Plato observed by North_G on 1981-8-11

     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.


2018-Dec-19 UT 00:47-04:24 Ill=83% Torricelli_B observed by North_G on 1995-4-11 *

     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.


2018-Dec-19 UT 01:46-02:59 Ill=83% Gassendi observed by Cook_AC on 1977-10-23

     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.


2018-Dec-19 UT 02:48-03:56 Ill=83% Herodotus observed by Martini_A on 2017-2-8

     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


2018-Dec-19 UT 03:50-05:15 Ill=84% Mons_Pico observed by Rawstron on 1934-2-25

     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.


2018-Dec-19 UT 03:53-05:48 Ill=84% Aristarchus observed by Manske_R on 1989-7-15

     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.


2018-Dec-19 UT 04:06-05:53 Ill=84% Aristarchus observed by Darnella on 1967-5-20

     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.


2018-Dec-19 UT 04:55-06:45 Ill=84% Plato observed by North_G on 1992-5-13

     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.


2018-Dec-19 UT 04:57-06:44 Ill=84% Gassendi observed by Kelsey on 1967-5-20

     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.


2018-Dec-19 UT 04:59-06:30 Ill=84% Bullialdus observed by Cook_AC on 1980-12-18

     On 1980 Dec 18 at UT20:46-23:58 A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 12" reflector, 
     40-250x, S=IV and transparency good) found the north west wall to be 
     brighter in red than in blue light, however the effect faded during 
     21:29-21:41UT and was gone by 22:40UT. There was however spurious 
     colour on the north west wall. M. Cook (Frimley, UK) found the central 
     peak to be both bright and diffuse, and brighter in red than in blue 
     light during 20:52-20:57UT, however at "22:53-23:58 c.p. very bright & 
     previous area decreased in size. No detail in white or red, just 
     visible in blue. Sketch (J. Cook) Orange out on NW rim & on NW side of 
     c.p. Similar effects seen on  other craters. (madej) c.p. & W. rim wall 
     very sharp. c.p. disappears in yellow but still seen in purple. 
     (pedler) c.p. > red than blue but no obstruction. W wall interior 
     dusky, darker in blue." A.C. Cook's photo depicts the central peak as 
     very bright. Cameron 2006 catalog TLP ID=120 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Dec-19 UT 05:38-07:09 Ill=84% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1983-7-21

     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.


2018-Dec-19 UT 05:56-07:06 Ill=84% Gassendi observed by Moore_P on 1966-10-25

     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.


2018-Dec-19 UT 06:05-07:09 Ill=84% Aristarchus observed by Trouvelot on 1880-1-23

     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.


2018-Dec-19 UT 06:46-07:09 Ill=84% Aristarchus observed by Migon on 1969-7-26

     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.


2018-Dec-19 UT 07:02-08:21 Ill=84% Mons_Pico observed by Findlay on 1976-3-12 *

     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.


2018-Dec-19 UT 22:30-00:03 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Schroter on 1788-5-17

     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. 


2018-Dec-19 UT 22:30-22:56 Ill=90% Torricelli_B observed by North_G on 1985-5-31

     On 1985 May 31 at UT 20:23-22:00 G. North (Sussex, UK, turbulent 
     seeing) found Torricelli B at 20:23 to be mauve in colour and to be 
     very bright. However the colul had gone by 20:29UT. "Varied in albedo 
     2s then image blurred at 5-10s (atm) at 2034 became pink). At 21:35UT 
     M. Mobberley (Suffolk, UK) found a white patch in the crater centre and 
     a mag 8 flash was seen (confirmed independently by a 2nd observer ~
     113km away)- there was no shadow. At UT 20:30 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 
     12"reflector, seeing excellent) found no colour, but the brightness was 
     changiong and he confirmed the bright patch on the crater's floor, 
     variable 22:15-22:25UT, "then expanded over rim". The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=277 and weight=5. the ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Dec-19 UT 22:40-00:02 Ill=90% Philolaus observed by Baum_R on 1948-5-20

     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.


2018-Dec-19 UT 23:30-01:09 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Greenacre on 1963-10-30 *

     Aristarchus 1963 Oct 30 UT 01:50-02:15 Observed by Greenacre and 
     Barr (Flagstaff, AZ, USA, 24" Clark Refractor) observed 2 ruby 
     red spots - one just to the SW of the cobra's Head and the other 
     on a highland area east of Vallis Schroteri. A pink colour 
     formed coverting the SW rim of Aristarchus. Effects present with 
     or without Yellow Wratten 15 filer. Similar effects checked for 
     elsewhere on other craters but not seen. So presumed not to have 
     been due to chromatic aberation or astmospheric dispersion. 
     Effecta not seen in 12" refractor, but this may have been a 
     resolution issue. The NASA catalog ID No. is #778. The NASA 
     catalog weight is 5 (highly reliable). ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Dec-20 UT 00:11-01:42 Ill=90% Oceanus_Procellarum observed by Wildey on 1962-12-9

     In 1962 Dec 09 at UT 07:36 Wildey and Pohn (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" 
     reflector) observed that Oceanus Procellarum was 1.13 magnitudes 
     brighter than normal. Observation at sunrise and is abnormal if area 
     measured was mare. If it were an east facing wall it would be normal. 
     The Cameron 1978 catalog weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Dec-20 UT 00:17-01:48 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Wildey on 1962-12-9

     In 1962 Dec 09 at UT 07:42 Wildey and Pohn (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" 
     reflector) observed that Aristarchus was 0.80 magnitudes (x2) fainter 
     than average for this age (photometric measurement) Vmag=3.80, average=
     3.0. The Cameron 1978 catalog weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Dec-20 UT 00:39-01:54 Ill=90% Langrenus observed by Moore_P on 1992-2-16

     On 1992 Feb 16 at UT 01:05-01:35 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 12.5" 
     reflector, seeing=III) found the north rim area to be both very 
     bright and misty - though he did not think it to be a TLP but 
     wanted it to be recorded, just in case. The Cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=440 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-20 UT 00:58-02:15 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by MacKenzie on 1970-4-18

     Aristarchus-Herodotus 1970 Apr 18 UT 20:14 Observed by MacKenzie 
     (UK,2.5" refractor x45, seeing Antoniadi I) "Fairly strong blink 
     in a spot 1/2 way between the 2 craters. Drawing (Apollo 13 
     watch). NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1257. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Dec-20 UT 01:58-03:26 Ill=91% Torricelli_B observed by North_G on 2002-10-18

     Torricelli B 2002 Oct 18 UTC 20:56-21:59 Observer: G.North (UK, 8" 
     reflector, x134, Seeing Antoniadi IV, Transparency good) - thought that 
     Torricelli B was perhaps a little brighter than expected, especially 
     when compared to Moltke and Censorinus based upon past recollection of 
     relative brightnesses at this colongitude). Slight bluish tint seen as 
     well. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-20 UT 02:40-03:04 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Greenacre on 1963-10-30 *

     Aristarchus 1963 Oct 30 UT 05:00-08:00 Observed by Greenacre and 
     Barr (Flagstaff, AZ, USA, 24" Clark Refractor) a violet or 
     purple-blue colour formed beyond the NW of Aristarchus. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2. This followed an earlier observation that night of two 
     red spots and a pink glow.


2018-Dec-20 UT 03:17-05:15 Ill=91% Plato observed by Hobdell on 1981-10-11 *

     On 1981 Oct 11 at UT 00:05-02:00 B.Hobdell (St Petersberg, FL, USA, 4" 
     refractor, S=3 and T=5) observed a brightening on the floor of Plato. 4 
     bright spots appeared and vanished and there was a fith one in the 
     centre that was very bright at times. At UT 00:14 the central spot 
     became bright then was "followed by a haze permeating entire floor, 
     heaviest in the northern quadrant. Came from 2 S peaks or white spots, 
     shaped like a boomerang extending to presumed c.p. (c.c ?). White 
     flashed at 0052 from it cloud changed shape - spread N. At 0136 
     brightening from c.c. area 0419 dissipated. All white spots seen at 
     0200. Its outer flanks seen clearly the whole time". The above is 
     quoted from the Cameron 2006 catalog ID=155 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3. 


2018-Dec-20 UT 03:54-05:52 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Robinson_JH on 1975-4-23

     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. 


2018-Dec-20 UT 05:57-07:42 Ill=91% Gassendi observed by Moore_P on 1987-9-5

     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.


2018-Dec-20 UT 06:08-07:51 Ill=91% Promontorium_Agarum observed by Louderback_D on 1980-9-22

     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.


2018-Dec-20 UT 06:27-08:10 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Cook_AC on 1987-9-5

     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. 


2018-Dec-20 UT 06:45-08:10 Ill=92% Anaximander observed by Fisher_W on 1963-11-28

     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.


2018-Dec-20 UT 06:51-07:19 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by Leitzinger on 1972-5-25

     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.


2018-Dec-20 UT 07:14-08:10 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by no on 1966-10-26

     Aristarchus and Cobra Head 1966 Oct 27 UTC 02:30-03:00 Observed by 
     Delano (New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA, 12.5" reflector, x360) and 
     Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector, Moonblink). 
     "C.p. of Aris. noticeably less bright thro blue filter but very bright 
     thru red & no filter. Shadow of c.p. faint & grayish whereas wall shad. 
     were normal black. (confirm. of Gordon, even tho 2h later?). Sketch. 
     C.p. rated 10deg in red & no filter, & 8deg in blue. Other features 
     rated same in all 3. Cobra Head had 2 red patches. Sketches. Not 
     confirmed by Corralitos MB." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID 
     989.


2018-Dec-20 UT 07:22-08:07 Ill=92% Eratosthenes observed by Martz_EP on 1936-5-4

     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.


2018-Dec-20 UT 07:58-09:23 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1981-10-11 *

     On 1981 Oct 11 at UT04:45-05:03 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 3" 
     refractor) detected a violet tinge on the dark nimbus of Aristarchus, 
     however by 05:13 the coloured tinge had gone. Louderback suspects an 
     atmospheric effect. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=155 and weight=0. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-20 UT 22:46-23:01 Ill=96% Unknown observed by Seyffer on 1789-1-10

     On 1789 Jan 10 at UT 00:00 Seyffer (Germany) observed "a lunar 
     volcano". Cameron comments that this must have been bright as it was 
     near full Moon. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=56 and weight=4. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Dec-20 UT 22:46-23:40 Ill=96% Marius observed by Williams_AS on 1881-1-13

     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.


2018-Dec-20 UT 22:46-23:26 Ill=96% Vieta observed by Chernov on 1923-9-23

     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.


2018-Dec-20 UT 22:46-23:08 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Jaeger on 1966-6-2

     Aristarchus 1966 Jun 02 UTC 04:06-04:20 Observed by Jaeger (Hammond, 
     Indianna, 6" reflector) "Brownish-yellow edge on ? rim. 2 other obs. 
     this site saw nothing unusual." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA 
     catalog ID #945.


2018-Dec-20 UT 22:48-00:36 Ill=96% Mare_Frigoris observed by Brakel_AT on 1994-4-24

     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.


2018-Dec-20 UT 23:20-01:14 Ill=96% Gassendi observed by Kemp_A on 1972-2-27

     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.


2018-Dec-21 UT 00:30-02:22 Ill=96% Torricelli_B observed by Mobberley_M on 1985-9-27

     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.


2018-Dec-21 UT 04:17-05:05 Ill=96% Proclus observed by Coates_J on 1973-1-17

     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.


2018-Dec-21 UT 05:54-07:50 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Livesey_R on 1996-10-25

     Aristarchus 1996 Oct 25 UTC 19:05-19:55 Observed by Livesey (Scotland, 
     65mm reflector x88) "red colour seen along E/SE rim and along S.edge of 
     SW ray - colouration not visible on other craters. Observations 
     terminated by hazy cloud drifting over Moon. Observer remarked that it 
     looked like chromatic aberation, but telescope was a reflector and no 
     colour was seen elswehere on the Moon. Cook (Frimley, Surrey, UK) 
     19:48-19:55 noted red on E. rim exterior and on SE part of central 
     peak, and blue on N. rim - strongly suspected spurious colour".
     ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Dec-21 UT 06:04-08:01 Ill=97% Plato observed by Billington_R on 1975-0-29

     1975 Apr 18?? UT16:05-23:44 R. Billington (6cm refractor, x35 and x56). 
     TLP faded at 17:50 but prominent again later. Intensity 8 at 16:05, 6.5 
     at 17:50 and 8 at 23:44. This is a BAA Lunar Section report.


2018-Dec-21 UT 06:09-08:07 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1964-7-23

     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.


2018-Dec-21 UT 06:11-08:05 Ill=97% Bullialdus observed by Robinson_JH on 1979-10-4

     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.


2018-Dec-21 UT 07:04-08:58 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1979-10-4

     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.


2018-Dec-21 UT 10:14-10:27 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1976-1-15 *

     Aristarchus 1976 Jan 15 UT 19:30-20:50 Observed by P.W. Foley 
     (Kent, UK, 12" reflector) - Aristarchus was abnormally bright 
     (Cameron suspects that this is a confirmation an explosion 
     effect seen earlier by Greenland: "On 1976 Jan 15 at 19:45Ut 
     Greenland (Crawley, UK, 7x50 binooculars) thought that they 
     saw an "explosion" on the Moon (in the general region of 
     Aristarchus) for a fraction of a second, followed by a bright 
     spot in the same position (not an astronomer). After 
     discussions with others, decided it was a moment of transition 
     to greater intensity (better seeing?). Moore thinks it was 
     atmospheric but says it should be on record. Cmeron's 1978 
     catalog ID=1425 and weight=5". For the Foley report: Cameron 
     1978 catalog TLP ID=1427 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-21 UT 22:31-01:24 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Quindeau on 1972-6-25 *

     Aristarchus 1972 Jun 25 UTC 22:42-22:51 Observed by Quindeau (8deg 35' 
     E, 51deg 25' N,  60mm refractor) "Bright point at NE wall of crater". 
     Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler, Earth Moon & Planets, Vol 30, pp53-61 (1984).


2018-Dec-21 UT 23:38-01:05 Ill=99% Copernicus observed by Robinson_JH on 1977-3-4

     On 1977 Mar 04 at UT 20:55-21:18 JH Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK,
     26cm reflector, x200, Wratten 25 and 44a filters, seeing steady, 
     transparency varies from fair to very poor and cloud eventually halted 
     observations). Copernicus was very indistinct. All other features 
     examined were normal. This is a BAA Lunar Section observation. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Dec-21 UT 23:38-01:05 Ill=99% Fracastorius observed by Robinson_JH on 1977-3-4

     On 1977 Mar 04 at UT 20:55-21:18 JH Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK,
     26cm reflector, x200, Wratten 25 and 44a filters, seeing steady, 
     transparency varies from fair to very poor and cloud eventually halted 
     observations). The floor of Fracastorius is significantly brighter in a 
     red filter than in a blue filter. This is a BAA Lunar Section 
     observation. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Dec-21 UT 23:53-00:52 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1959-3-24

     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.


2018-Dec-22 UT 00:34-02:25 Ill=99% Torricelli_B observed by Foley_PW on 1985-9-28

     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.


2018-Dec-22 UT 00:58-01:22 Ill=99% Plato observed by Barker_R on 1938-1-16

     On 1938 Jan 16 at UT 00:00 Barker (Chestnut, England, UK, 12.5" 
     reflector) noticed that Plato crater had a brownish-gold veined 
     surface, colour irregular - laid on a smooth floor. The Cameron 
     1978 catalog ID=430 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Dec-22 UT 01:47-03:35 Ill=99% Copernicus observed by Soulsby_B on 1994-4-25

     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.


2018-Dec-22 UT 02:05-03:03 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1959-3-24

     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.


2018-Dec-22 UT 06:36-08:26 Ill=100% Lunar_Eclipse observed by Besanceas on 1901-11-25

     On 1901? Nov 25/25 at 23:00UT Besanceas (France?) observed: "During 
     lun. ecl. (mid-ecl. at 0118 on 26th) a bright area seen on moon. 
     Another(?) obser. saw an obj. like a fiery comet leave the moon! (Date 
     given by Midllehurst was 1900 but must be wrong-not FM then. FM in 1900 
     but no ecl. Partial ecl. on 10/27/01 at 0315. Ref. by M is wrong = 
     157)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=310 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Dec-22 UT 06:43-07:50 Ill=100% Grimaldi observed by Herbert_M on 1976-11-6

     On 1976 Nov 06 at UT 18:26 M. Herbert (10x50 binoculars, Western 
     Supermare, UK) noticed a thin line that appeared to be dark red (almost 
     black) around the gassendi area. This is  BAA Lunar Section report. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-22 UT 07:13-09:04 Ill=100% Schickard observed by Wollridge on 1934-2-28

     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.


2018-Dec-22 UT 07:45-09:05 Ill=100% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1897-6-14

     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.


2018-Dec-22 UT 07:46-08:17 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Kruger on 1889-7-12

     On 1889 Jul 12 at 20:52-21:00UT, Kruger of Gotha? or Kiel? Germany, 
     using a 6" reflector (x33), saw a brilliant Aristarchus in the 
     surrounding gloom during an eclipse. The brilliance was striking. 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=263 and weight=2.


2018-Dec-22 UT 08:21-09:28 Ill=100% Copernicus observed by Walker_G on 1966-10-29

     On 1966 Oct 29 at UT00:45-01:30 G.Walker observed a red spot in 
     Copernicus crater. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=991 and the weight=2. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2018-Dec-22 UT 08:39-09:26 Ill=100% Mare_Crisium observed by Ingall on 1865-4-10

     East of Picard 1865 Apr 10 UT 22:00-00:00. Ingall (Camberwell, 
     UK) observed a minute point of light glittering like a star. 
     Whole of Mare Crisium intersected with bright veins mixed with
     bright spots (4h before PM). Cameron 1978 catalog ID 138
     and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Dec-22 UT 08:39-09:26 Ill=100% Picard observed by Ingall on 1865-4-10

     East of Picard, Ingall (Camberwll, UK) observed a minute point of light 
     glittering like a star. Whole of Mare Crisium intersected with bright 
     veins mixed with bright spots (4h before PM). Cameron 1978 catalog ID 
     138 and weight=2.


2018-Dec-22 UT 10:08-10:17 Ill=100% Mons_Pico observed by Pickering_WH on 1912-9-26

     Pico B 1912 Sep 26 UTC 03:00 Observed by Pickering (Mandeville, Jamaca, 
     6.5" reflector) "Haze spreading from eastern end of crater. (MBMW gives 
     9/25/12 but it is 26th UT.)" NASA catalogue weight=2 (low). NASA 
     catalogue ID #341.


2018-Dec-23 UT 00:36-02:18 Ill=100% Mons_Pico observed by Madej_P on 1981-12-12

     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. 


2018-Dec-23 UT 02:54-04:38 Ill=100% Plato observed by Chernov on 1921-11-15

     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.


2018-Dec-23 UT 08:09-09:33 Ill=100% Lichtenberg observed by Nicolini on 1955-5-7

     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.


2018-Dec-23 UT 09:11-10:18 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1966-10-30

     Aristarchus 1966 Oct 30 UTC 01:32-01:48 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector x79, x142, x194, S=5, T=3) "S.region 
     of floor granulated & 6 deg bright light brownish tone; rest of crater 
     8deg bright white". NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #992.


2018-Dec-23 UT 10:12-11:21 Ill=99% Hahn observed by Hazel_N on 2012-1-9

     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.


2018-Dec-23 UT 11:06-11:21 Ill=99% Mare_Crisium observed by McCord on 1965-10-11

     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.


2018-Dec-24 UT 01:39-02:08 Ill=97% Plato observed by Gledhill on 1869-8-23

     Plato 1869 Aug 23/24? UTC 23:00-01:00? Observed by Gledhill? (Halifax,
     England, 9" refractor) Group I of craterlets (as designated by several 
     famous obs. before) exhibited notable illumination, accompanied by a 
     single light on a distinct spot. (if obs. similar to Ap 1870 obs. then 
     date =Au 23-24). NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #162.


2018-Dec-24 UT 01:39-02:42 Ill=97% Mons_Pico observed by Foley_PW on 1975-12-19

     On 1975 Dec ?? at 19:00UT P.W.Foley (Kent, UK), and possibly P. Moore? 
     (Selsey, UK) - unusual events were reported which might have been due 
     to minor structral changes. Albedo=76% (=7.6?). Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=1425 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-24 UT 02:09-03:46 Ill=97% Alphonsus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-12-19

     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.


2018-Dec-24 UT 04:49-06:26 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-12-19

     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.


2018-Dec-24 UT 04:55-06:48 Ill=97% Kepler observed by Fisher_YWI on 1942-2-2

     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.


2018-Dec-24 UT 06:58-07:15 Ill=97% Plato observed by Hibbard on 1965-10-12

     Plato - Hibbard (Orlando, FL, USA, 2.5 inch refractor, NASA 
     catalog quotes: "Whole crater had a bluish tinge, (photos 
     obtained but out-of-focus -- chrom. aberr?" - NASA catalog 
     weight=1, NASA catalog ID 903. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-24 UT 08:14-08:30 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1965-10-12

     Aristarchus (Bartlett, 1965 Oct 12 UTC 02:15-20:25, 5 inch 
     reflector x280) - NASA catalog quotes "Nimbus was only a dark 
     violet hue". NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #904. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-24 UT 08:38-10:29 Ill=96% Gassendi observed by Moore_P on 1967-9-20

     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.


2018-Dec-24 UT 10:15-12:02 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1992-5-19

     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. 


2018-Dec-24 UT 10:15-12:02 Ill=96% Mons_Pico observed by Moore_P on 1992-5-19

     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. 


2018-Dec-24 UT 11:35-12:22 Ill=96% Lichtenberg observed by Barcroft on 1940-10-18

     Lichtenberg area 1940 Oct 18 UT 07:11 Observed by Barcroft 
     (Madera, CA, USA, 6" reflector) "Pronouced reddish-brown or 
     orange color, less marked on next nite, & slight on 22nd, see 
     #'s 477, 478." NASA catalog weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2. NASA 
     catalog ID #476.


2018-Dec-25 UT 02:44-04:09 Ill=92% Messier_A observed by Moore_P on 1951-8-20

     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.


2018-Dec-25 UT 02:44-04:12 Ill=92% Cleomedes observed by Beaumont_S on 1993-12-31

     On 1993 Dec 31 at UT 05:00-07:40 S. Beaumont (Cambridge, UK, 12" 
     reflector) "saw a patch of hazy light to NW (from c.p. alpha) at 0550 
     craters B & J shadow of alpha had not reached E wall yet, but at 0536 
     it did. Alpha > at 0550. Craters B & J to SE had faded, vanished at 
     0630. Hazy patch remained around peak, alpha low mainly to NE like a 
     comet's tail. Slightly reddish fringe to E wall. (shown in sketch)". 
     The above has been quoted in full from the Cmeron catalog because the 
     catalog desription is slightly ambiguous and any attempted summary 
     might make the description more unreliable. The cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=470 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.   


2018-Dec-25 UT 04:31-05:52 Ill=91% Torricelli_B observed by Brook_C on 2002-10-23

     Torricelli B 2002 Oct 23/24 UT 23:25-23:52 Observed by Clive Brook 
     (Plymouth, UK, 60 mm OG x120 + prism) "Observed that Torricelli was 
     very diffuse and Tor B showing shadow ? observer considered a shadow 
     perhaps a little surprising this far from the terminator. Nothing 
     unusual seen by M.Cook at 23:52UT or by A Cook at 00:40-00:52 and 
     indeed other craters did appear to have shadows this far from the 
     terminator ? so perhaps only unusual aspect of the original observation 
     that could not be checked due to poor seeing by the latter observer was 
     the fuzziness. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-25 UT 06:10-07:58 Ill=91% Proclus observed by Muller on 1973-1-21

     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.


2018-Dec-25 UT 06:59-08:08 Ill=91% Romer observed by Darling_D on 1979-9-9

     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. 


2018-Dec-25 UT 08:46-09:37 Ill=90% Atlas observed by Pither_CM on 1969-8-1

     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.


2018-Dec-25 UT 09:51-10:41 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Pamplona on 1969-8-1

     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.


2018-Dec-25 UT 10:32-11:37 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1966-11-1

     Aristarchus 1966 Nov 01 UTC 02:47-02:58 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector, x283, S=6, T=4) "S.region of floor 
     granulated, 6 deg bright distinctly yellow-brown; rest of crater 8 deg 
     bright white". NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID 994.


2018-Dec-25 UT 10:57-12:26 Ill=90% Macrobius observed by Sparks on 1971-3-15

     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.


2018-Dec-25 UT 11:15-12:26 Ill=90% Lichtenberg observed by Barcroft on 1940-10-19

     Lictenberg Area 1940 Oct 19 UT 07:11 Observed by Barcroft 
     (Madera, CA, 6" reflector) Pronounced reddish-brown or orange 
     color. Less marked than previous night, & slight on 22nd. See 
     #'s 477; 478". NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #476. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Dec-26 UT 03:50-04:01 Ill=83% Plato observed by Gray on 1877-7-29

     Plato 1877 Jul 29 UTC 02:00?-02:30 Observed by Gray (England?) "S. of 
     crater a bright streak that disappeared at 0230" NASA catalog weight=3 
     (average). NASA catalog ID #196.


2018-Dec-26 UT 08:36-10:33 Ill=82% Copernicus observed by Chernov_VM on 1977-10-31

     On 1977 Oct 31 UT 05:03 V.M. Chernov (Soviet Union) observed that 
     Copernicus was brighter than normal i.e. brighter than Kepler. It was 
     though slightly less bright than it had been on during the Oct 28th 
     TLP. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Dec-26 UT 10:28-12:25 Ill=82% Aristarchus observed by Sekiguchi on 1970-3-26

     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.


2018-Dec-26 UT 10:28-12:25 Ill=82% Kepler observed by Sekiguchi on 1970-3-26

     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.


2018-Dec-27 UT 08:08-09:32 Ill=72% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1964-7-29

     1964 Jul 29 UT 05:40-06:06 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA) "Nimbus only -- dark viol. hue. S.floor granulated, dull -- 
     6 bright. Faint yellow-brown tinge. Rest of crater 8." S=6, T=3-
     2. NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #838. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Dec-28 UT 11:20-12:27 Ill=60% Lichtenberg observed by Barcroft on 1940-10-22

     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.


2018-Dec-29 UT 08:15-09:07 Ill=50% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1964-7-31

     Aristarchus 1964 Jul 31 UT 02:00-02:23 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector x180) "Deep ravine on E.glacis 
     interrupted midway of its length by apparent break just below 
     rim of craterlet assoc. with EWBS. Normally, ravine is seen 
     continuous. Probable obscuration at pt, of break." S=7, T=5. 
     NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #834. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Dec-29 UT 08:25-11:59 Ill=49% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Dec-29 UT 12:09-12:27 Ill=49% Alphonsus observed by Vasilev on 1930-9-15

     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.


2018-Dec-30 UT 08:30-10:23 Ill=39% Plato observed by Wilkins_HP on 1944-8-12

     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.


2018-Dec-30 UT 09:56-12:28 Ill=39% Aristarchus observed by Sekiyuchi on 1970-7-26 *

     Aristarchus 1970 Jul 26 UT 15:00? Observed by Sekiyuchi (Tokyo, Japan, 
     36" reflector) "Polarimetric and photoeletric anomalies on Moon" NASA 
     catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1268. ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2018-Dec-30 UT 08:03-11:59 Ill=38% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Dec-31 UT 09:04-11:59 Ill=28% Earthshine: sporadic meteors