TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: Nepal - Kathmandu



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-Oct-01 UT 00:00-00:12 Ill=66% Montes_Spitzbergen observed by Madej_P on 1980-10-30

     On 1980 Oct 30 at UT03:19-03:41 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 158mm f/4 
     reflector, seeing I-II, and transparency very good. Wratten 15 (yellow) 
     and Wratten 35 (purple) used. No spurious colour seen). At 03:19UT, the 
     observer noted that Mons Spitzbergen looked sharper at x52. At x72 
     bright flashes of a bright lunar gray to a light orange colour seen. 
     BAA Lunar Section TLP team alerted. At 03:32UT a yellow filter used and 
     the flashes were better seen, one flash approximately 20-30 sec apart. 
     At 03:31UT Madej used a purple filter and could not see Mons 
     Spitzbergen but did see the flashes (45-60 sec apart). cameron 2006 
     catalog TLP ID=118 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-01 UT 00:00-00:15 Ill=66% Plato observed by Butler_FC on 1980-10-30

     Plato 1980 Oct 30 UT 05:00-0704 Observed by F.C. Butler (SW 
     London, UK, seeing III, but worsening (but not as bad as IV) 
     towards the end of the observing period, transparency 100% 
     clear, 22cm Newtonian reflector, x144, x185). The floor seemed 
     quite devoid of detail, apart from a vague mottling seen during 
     the briefest moments of best seeing conditions. At the start of 
     the observing period he could just glimpse the central craterlet 
     at x185, but could not be sure. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-01 UT 18:33-20:08 Ill=57% Aristarchus observed by Crotts_A on 1979-12-11

     On 1979 Dec 11 at 05:05-05:28 UT A. Crotts (Princton, NJ, USA, CCD 
     camera and spectrophotometer) "Spectral Photometer recording - digital 
     pics. With spectral slit. CED eff 2%." Cameron 2006 catalog ID=77 and 
     weight=5. 


2018-Oct-01 UT 18:33-20:08 Ill=57% Mersenius observed by Crotts_A on 1979-12-11

     On 1979 Dec 11 at 05:05-05:28 UT A. Crotts (Princton, NJ, USA, CCD 
     camera and spectrophotometer) TLP detected in Mersenius : "Spectral 
     Photometer recording - digital pics. With spectral slit. CED eff 2%." 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=77 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Oct-01 UT 21:38-22:52 Ill=55% Copernicus observed by Darling_D on 1994-4-3

     On 1994 Apr 03 at 11:23UT D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA) noticed that 
     Copernicus crater had a red spot on the west wall (found using Moon 
     Blink filters Wratten 29 and Wratten 38). The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-01 UT 23:33-00:15 Ill=55% Alphonsus observed by Alter on 1958-12-3

     Alphonsus 1958 Dec 03 UTC 11:00? Observed by Alter, Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 
     60" reflector "Photog. spect. showed floor of crater redder than 
     neighboring areas outside its walls. (Palm had a rep't for this date -- 
     same area?). NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #710.


2018-Oct-02 UT 19:41-20:47 Ill=45% Aristarchus observed by George on 1965-10-18

     Aristarchus 1965 Oct 18 UTC 07:30-07:36 Observed by George, Dervas 
     (Huntsville, Alabama, 20" reflector x125) "Color with intermittent 
     displays, detected with Trident MB device. Observers dubious. NASA 
     catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #907.


2018-Oct-02 UT 21:58-23:53 Ill=44% Plato observed by Hobdell on 1981-10-21

     On 1981 Oct 21 at UT 11:35-11:48 B. Hobdell (St Petersberg, FL, USA, 
     10" reflector) found that the south peak of Plato on floor glowed white 
     at 11:35UT, then a milky shade spread all aorind Plato's floor 
     (previously completely shadow filled). The needle like shadows started 
     to be indistiguishable through the sunlight (dawn on Earth). The cloud 
     like feature was washed out by daylight at 11:48UT and conformed to the 
     "white area except a tail that reached the cetre of Plato" Spurious 
     colour was not seen. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=157 and weight=3.


2018-Oct-02 UT 19:30-23:50 Ill=43% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Oct-03 UT 00:03-00:16 Ill=43% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1981-10-21

     On 1981 Oct 21 at UT13:40-13:45 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 
     10" reflector) observed a cloud on the north east quadrant of 
     Aristarchus crater, and also covered the bright spot on the east wall 
     (Cameron says that the east wall bright spot is Bartlett's "EWBS". 
     Louderback mentions that this TLP gave Aristarchus a diamond ring 
     effect. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=157 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2. 


2018-Oct-03 UT 20:31-21:09 Ill=33% Aristarchus observed by Gilheany on 1965-8-21

     1965 Aug 21 UTC 06:55-08:05 Observed by Gilheany, Johnson, Segerstrom 
     (Port Tobacoo, MD, USA) described in the NASA catalog as: "Color patch 
     detected by Trident; MB device. Color was pink. Astronauts on Gemini 5 
     saw terrestrial auroras from space on this date". 16" reflector used. 
     NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID No.#890.


2018-Oct-03 UT 20:31-21:13 Ill=33% Aristarchus observed by Moseley_R on 1983-8-3

     Aristarchus 1983 Aug 03 UT 0305-0400 Observed by R,Moseley 
     (Coventry, UK, 6" reflector, seeing II, Transparency very good). 
     At the start of the observation, the NE wall and immediate 
     exterior was the brightest area visible (this is normal) and 
     seemed tinged with a faint blue/violet. At 03:45 the impression 
     of colour was fading in the brightening sky, but by 03:55 the 
     colour was back again with a faint violet/purple surrounding the 
     whole formation from E clockwise to N. The observer found it 
     difficult to decide whether it was really a colour on the Moon, 
     or an optical illusion. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-03 UT 20:31-23:51 Ill=32% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Oct-04 UT 21:34-23:51 Ill=22% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Oct-05 UT 22:38-23:52 Ill=13% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Oct-06 UT 00:07-00:17 Ill=13% N_Pole observed by Chernov_VM on 1977-12-7

     On 1977 Dec 07 at 04:24UT (assuming that this is not local time) V.M. 
     Chernov (Soviet Union) observed that the north cusp was more than 180 
     deg and a bright dot seen. Ashen light visible. Moon 3.5 days before 
     New Moon. On 6th Dec at 04:20UT the cusp was seen to be normal. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-06 UT 00:07-00:17 Ill=13% S_Pole observed by Chernov_VM on 1977-12-7

     On 1977 Dec 07 at 04:24UT (assuming that this is not local time) V.M. 
     Chernov (Soviet Union) observed that the south cusp was more than 180 
     deg. Ashen light visible. Moon 3.5 days before New Moon. On 6th Dec at 
     04:20UT the cusp was seen to be normal. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-06 UT 23:43-00:18 Ill=6% S_Pole observed by Chernov_VM on 1977-12-8

     On 1977 Dec 08 at 04:04UT V.M. Chernov (Soviet Union) observed that the 
     south cusp was prolongated into Ashen light. This is the only occasion 
     where he had seen this effect on two successive nights. However a 
     similar effect was seen by F. Gruihuisen on 1840 Mar 5th and 6th. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-06 UT 23:41-23:52 Ill=6% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Oct-07 UT 23:14-23:53 Ill=2% Earthshine: Draconids, Southern Taurids, Piscids - peak S & Delta Aurigids

2018-Oct-10 UT 12:19-12:55 Ill=2% Earthshine: Draconids, Southern Taurids, Piscids - peak S & Delta Aurigids

2018-Oct-11 UT 11:51-13:13 Ill=7% Aristarchus observed by Manske_R on 1988-4-18 *

     On 1988 Apr 18 at UT 19:00 R. Manske (Madison, WI, USA) observed that 
     Aristarchus? was glowing in Earthshine. Weier (Madison, WI, USA) 
     detected it easily in 7x50 binouculars. Spain (Fairfield, KY, USA) 
     though detected no TLP, nor could he see Aristarchus. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=324 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-11 UT 11:51-11:58 Ill=7% S_Pole observed by Hill_H on 1992-4-4

     Southern cusp obseved by H.Hill (UK) on 1992 Apr 04 at solar 
     selenographic colongitude=294.Observer noted that the southern 
     cusp was extended by 350" - the effect appeared "atmospheric". 
     Note that this is almost certianly not a TLP but is worth 
     checking out if the libration and solar colongitude is similar, 
     just to verify that this is what the Moon normally looks like. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-11 UT 12:18-13:26 Ill=7% Earthshine: Draconids, Southern Taurids, Piscids - peak S & Delta Aurigids

2018-Oct-12 UT 11:50-12:36 Ill=13% Aristarchus observed by Celis on 1970-5-8

     On 1970 May 08 at UT 23:00-23:30 Celis (Quilpue, Chile, 3" refractor, 
     x60, atmosphere turbulent) observed in the Aristarchus region a clear 
     line(?) and several star-like points. Cameron suspects atmospheric 
     effects due to low altitude and turbulence? The Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=1259 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-12 UT 11:50-12:10 Ill=13% Gassendi observed by Graham_F on 1990-4-28

     On 1990 Apr 28 at UT 00:00-00:30 F. Graham (Marshall TWP, OH, USA, 6" 
     reflector) during a failed attempt to observe the occultation of X6493 
     that was thwarted by clouds, noticed that Gassendi was "Gass,>>,>Aris 
     or anything else". The crater had a "milky lustre". It is possible that 
     another occultation observing group may have a video of the Earthshine 
     at this time. Darling (Sun prairem WI, USA, 20x50 binoculars) could not 
     see Earthsine, though the sky was bright at the time. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=402 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Oct-12 UT 11:50-12:36 Ill=13% Gassendi observed by Graham_F on 1990-4-28

     On 1990 Apr 28 at UT 01:19-01:25 F. Graham (Marshall TWP, OH, USA, 6" 
     reflector) during a failed attempt to observe the occultation of X6493 
     that was thwarted by clouds, noticed that Gassendi was "Gass,>>,>Aris 
     or anything else". The crater had a "milky lustre". It is possible that 
     another occultation observing group may have a video of the Earthshine 
     at this time. Darling (Sun prairem WI, USA, 20x50 binoculars) could not 
     see Earthsine, though the sky was bright at the time. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=402 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Oct-12 UT 12:30-12:36 Ill=13% Plato observed by Robinson_JH on 1980-11-10

     On 1980 Nov 10 UT 17:55-18:15 J-H Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK) 
     observed the floor patches in Plato to be easy in red, but not so well 
     seen in blue. This is a BAA Lunar Section report. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
     Note the month or day must be wrong!


2018-Oct-12 UT 12:35-12:36 Ill=13% Aristarchus observed by Celis on 1970-7-6

     On 1970 Jul 06 at UT 22:45-23:45 Celis (Paso Hondo, Chile, 3" 
     refractor, x60, x100, x135, seeing=very good) saw Aristarchus as an 
     outstanding bright patch (10 deg bright) electric blue colour, every 10 
     sec groups of 3 or 4 separate sparkles for 10sec then a period of calm 
     for 30sec-1min. At 130x was almost constant form. Sometimes the form 
     would be radial like an open band with extended fingers. This was 
     observed in the dark part of the Moon and Cameron suspects atmopsheric 
     effects. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1264 and weight=2. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-12 UT 12:17-12:38 Ill=13% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Oct-13 UT 11:49-12:38 Ill=20% Boussingault observed by Schmidt_J on 1860-4-24

     Boussingalt 1860 Apr 24 UT 20:00? Observed by Schmidt (Athens, Greece, 
     7" refractor) "Noted weak glows on the crater he tho't prob. due to 
     wall reflections on floor" NASA catalog weight=0 (very unlikely to be a 
     TLP). NASA catalog ID #132. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-13 UT 12:08-13:16 Ill=20% Aristarchus observed by Blair_G on 1980-11-11

     On 1980 Nov 11 at UT17:35-18:32 G. Blair (Weir, Scotland, UK) at 
     17:35UT immediately noted that the Earthsine was extremeley bright. All 
     large detail easily seen on unilluminated disk. 17:38UT a definite pale 
     reddish brown tinge enveloped the Aristarchus area. 17:39 seemed to be 
     getting larger and more intense west (IAU) side. Attempted to contact 
     other observers. 17:40UT Aristarchus still had a bright central peak. 
     17:50UT fading a little from the west (IAU). 18:00UT slight revival in 
     brightness. 18:15UT effect still visible when Aristarchus set behind a 
     high western horizon. The two sketches supplied show the illuminated 
     region around the crater with extension to the west (IAU). P. Foley 
     (Kent) found thatAristarchus was bright enough in Earthshine to be seen 
     with the naked eye. Telescope in operation at 18:00UT and the entire 
     Aristarchus region was bathed in violet/rose colour with what appeared 
     to be a strong ray extending to the west (IAU). Detail could be clearly 
     seen inside Aristarchus crater such as the central zone, west and north 
     wall and rim in relief from point southeat to northwest. CED measure 
     0.8 (white), 0.9 (blue), 0.2 (red). No other reading in Earthshine gave 
     a measure in red. Observation ceased by 18:32UT as the Moon was very 
     low. ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2018-Oct-13 UT 12:10-13:16 Ill=20% Cassini observed by Andrenko on 1937-2-14

     Bright spot (in dark part of Moon - confirmation of Arkhipov?). Cameron 
     1978 catalog weight=5 and Cameron 1978 catalog serial No. 418,


2018-Oct-13 UT 12:56-13:16 Ill=21% Aristarchus observed by Celis on 1970-7-7

     On 1970 Jul 07 at UT 23:00-23:30 Celis (Paso Hondo, Chile, 3" 
     refractor, x60, x100, x135, seeing=good) observed the following in 
     Aristarchus: "Similar conditions as last night (#1264) but diminished 
     in brightness to 40% (to 6deg bright. Real phenom. in the dimming?)". 
     The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1265 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-13 UT 12:16-13:18 Ill=21% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Oct-14 UT 13:03-13:59 Ill=29% Aristarchus observed by Celis on 1970-7-8

     On 1970 Jul 08 at UT 23:00-23:30 Celis (Paso Hondo, Chile, 3" 
     refractor, x60, x100, x135, seeing=excellent) observed the following at 
     Aristarchus: "Conditions again similar (to #1264). Brighter tonite(8 
     deg) than last nite. but not as bright as on the 6th. Pin pts. of light 
     very accentuated. The radial open hand extended fingers form not so 
     frequently, perhaps because of the larger crescent illum. now.". 
     The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1266 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-14 UT 13:21-13:59 Ill=29% Cyrillus_G observed by Paynter_L on 1983-8-13

     Cyrillus G 1983 Aug 13 UT  20:17-20:59 L. Paynter (Radcliffe, 
     UK, 22cm reflector, seeing III or better, transparency good). 
     Cyrillus G was relatively bright and surrounded by a shaded 
     area. On increasing the magnification from x65 to x130 he became 
     aware of a diffused "carise" colouration, in and around the 
     crater. The colouration was similar though to other spurious 
     colour on the Moon, but unlike other areas affected by spurious 
     colour, was more diffuse and spread out and not so concentrated. 
     In view of some uncertainty by the observer, ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-14 UT 12:15-14:01 Ill=29% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Oct-15 UT 11:47-12:06 Ill=38% W_Limb observed by Webb_TW on 1855-6-20

     In 1855 Jun 20 at UT 21:00 T.W. Webb (England) observed a trace of 
     twilight (Cameron says also seen by Gruithuisen, Henry and others at 
     times). Webb gives a low weight to his own observation, saying "for 
     want of better optical means". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=130 and 
     weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Oct-15 UT 12:17-13:55 Ill=38% Censorinus observed by Cook_MC on 1991-5-19

     On 1991 May 19 at UT 22:59 M. Cook (Frimley, UK, 12"? reflector, 
     seeing III-IV) noted that Censorinus was a dull greyish white in 
     colour and the apron was not diffuse. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=426 and the weight=1. 


2018-Oct-15 UT 12:43-14:32 Ill=38% Menelaus observed by Grego_P on 2012-3-28

     On 2012 Mar 28 P. Grego (Cornwall, UK, seeing II, 100mm 
     refractor, x132) observed a patch of light just inside the NW 
     rim of Menelaus on the shadowed wall or floor. Computer 
     visulaiztions of the illumination conditions using a digital 
     elevation model failed to produce this effect. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-15 UT 14:03-16:10 Ill=39% Cepheus_A observed by Collins_M on 2000-10-4 *

     Cepheus A 2000 Oct 04 UTC 08:15-08:50 Observer: Maurice Collins 
     (New Zealand, 90cm ETX) - observer noted that crater was 
     extremely bright - wasn't sure if this was normal and at the 
     time rated it as the brightest (contrasty?) crater that he had 
     ever seen on the Moon. Many years later he suspected that he may 
     have mis-identified the crater. This still leaves us with thr 
     problem as to why a crater should be so bright in this region, 
     and if so, which one? ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-15 UT 12:14-14:48 Ill=39% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Oct-16 UT 12:13-16:08 Ill=48% Theophilus observed by Marshall_KP on 1982-9-24 *

     In 1982 Sep 24 at 22:45-23:40 K. Marshall (Medellin, Columbia) saw in 
     Theophilus an obscuration on the south west wall close to Cyrillus and 
     furthermore it had a red / mauve colouration (seen best in a 12mm Ortho 
     eyepiece). Through a Wratten 15 yellow filter the region was quite 
     bright. At23:40UT the obscuration faded. There was plenty of detail in 
     the region between Theophilus and Cyrils. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=
     184 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2018-Oct-16 UT 13:14-13:56 Ill=48% Pitiscus observed by Slayton_G on 1981-9-6

     Pitiscus 1981 Sep 05 UT ??:?? but assumed to be AM? which would make 
     it 00:00-03:00UTC. Observed by Slayton (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, 
     8" reflector, ASA 64EK7 f/170, Kodak Kodachrome) photographed a bright 
     glow in the crater that appeared to move. Observer also reported seeing 
     it visually noting that it looked gray with a tinge of red. For further 
     information see p266 of Sky & Telescope (1991, March). Note that 
     Cameron gives the date and UT at 1981 Sep 06 UT 01:00-01:30, or one day 
     later. I will use this date and time from now on. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=152 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-16 UT 13:27-15:21 Ill=48% Posidonius observed by Houdard on 1915-4-21

     On 1915 Apr 21 at UT 1800? Houdard (France) noticed a special 
     occurrence south of Posidonius which he took as evidence of water 
     vapor. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=351 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Oct-16 UT 15:35-15:37 Ill=49% Mare_Crisium observed by Williams_AS on 1882-3-26

     A.S.Williams of West Brighton, UK, using a 2.75" Acromatic refractor 
     (x75, definition good, but it was too windy to use the 5.25") noticed 
     that the mare was a mass of light streaks and spots. This was not 
     considered unusual, but these features were unusually plain, distinct 
     and brught, especially the streaks. The observer could not recall 
     seeing the streaks so bright and clear with this instrument before, and 
     indeed hardly ever with the larger 5.25" telescope. The observer 
     continued to observe Mare Crisium on many nights for several months and 
     comments that such an unusual exhibition was later seen perhaps once 
     every 2-3 lunations. They are uncertain how much this effect depends 
     upon the state of the Earth's atmosphere. This TLP does not make it 
     into the Cameron 1978 catalog and so may not be a TLP - however it has 
     been included, just in case, and to try to understand what was actually 
     seen. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-16 UT 12:13-15:39 Ill=49% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Oct-17 UT 11:45-12:08 Ill=57% Proclus observed by Dean on 1970-7-11

     Proclus 1970 Jul 11 UT 20:35-20:45 Observed by Dean, Jamieson, 
     Sparks (Ruislip, ------, England, 6" relector x156) "Dean saw 
     something in Proclus, alerted Jamieson who saw nothing unusual 
     at 2043h, but tho't Secchi was quite bright. At 2035 Sparks saw 
     Proc. fluctuate. Red & blue filters showed some reduction in 
     brightness. E. edge showed darkening, but not as dark as in 
     shadows. 10 min later, returned to normal. (Sparks confirmed 
     Dean)." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1267. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-Oct-17 UT 11:45-12:08 Ill=57% Secchi observed by Dean on 1970-7-11

     1970 Jul 11 UT 20:35-20:45 During a TLP alert for Proclus, Jamieson  
     saw nothing unusual, but found instead that Secchi was quite bright.  
     NASA catalog weight=5 (very good). NASA catalog ID #1267. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Oct-17 UT 11:45-12:45 Ill=57% Eimmart observed by Louderback_D on 1983-9-15

     On 1983 Sep 15 at UT 05:20-05:24 Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 
     8" reflector and 3" refractor, seeing poor) found that the west wall of 
     Eimmart was unusually bright (8.3) and apparently it was almost as 
     bright as the "WEBS(of Aris?) at its brightest". The crater was 
     apparently normal again on Sep 20 and 26. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=
     228 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-17 UT 11:45-11:50 Ill=57% Mons_Pico observed by Adee_J on 2008-4-13

     2009 Apr 13 UT 18:55-20:00 J. Adee (UK) and later A. Jarwaski (UK) saw 
     Mons Pico to be incredibly bright. Adee reported naked eye visibility, 
     though this does not show up in later CCD images. Jarwaski saw another 
     nearby Mt very bright as well. This has been assigned an ALPO/BAA 
     weight of 2, though i suspect it is just normal for Pico to get quite 
     bright at sunrise.


2018-Oct-17 UT 11:45-11:55 Ill=57% Montes_Apenninus observed by Armitage_J on 2008-4-13

     Patches of brightness seen in the area between craters Aratus and Joy.
     Seemed to the observer to be perhaps slightly brighter than one would
     expect - the observer thought that their observation only barely
     constitured a TLP but decided to send the report in anyway. This
     has been assigned an ALPO/BAA weight of 1.


2018-Oct-17 UT 12:28-14:25 Ill=57% Alphonsus observed by Darling_D on 1990-5-3

     On 1990 May 03 at UT 02:03 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, seeing 
     steady) observed a point of light inside Alphonsus just to the north 
     of the central peak, along the "center ridge". It was seen again, half 
     way between the central peak and the noth west rim - along the ridge. 
     All other features were normal. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=403 and the 
     weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-17 UT 12:44-13:28 Ill=57% Purbach observed by Osawa on 1970-4-14

     Purbach 1970 Apr 14 UT 12:00-14:00 Observed by Osawa (Awajt-Shima, 
     Japan, 8" reflector, x288) "Photos in blue and orange taken. Ill-
     defined obscur. in blue photo in S. part of crater compared with 
     orange. (neg. is so faint it is doubtful. Apollo 13 watch. Similar to 
     Alter's findings in Alphonsus)." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA 
     catalog ID #1250.


2018-Oct-17 UT 12:53-14:50 Ill=57% Moon observed by Mattingly on 1972-4-21

     On 1972 Apr 21 at UT19:01 Mattingly (Apollo 16 commander, in orbit 
     around the Moon, using his naked eyes) saw a bright flash from below 
     his horizon on the lunar farside (approximate longitude=180 deg). he 
     was dark adapted at the time. However no sesimic event was recorded and 
     so Cameron suspects that this was not a meteor impact but a cosmic ray 
     striking his eye. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1331 and weight=3. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-17 UT 13:00-14:57 Ill=57% Alphonsus observed by Horowitz on 1967-8-13

     Alphonsus 1967 Aug 13 UT 18:40-18:55 Observed by Horowitz (Haifa, 
     Israel, 8" reflector?) "Glow or hazy patch seen while using filters. 
     Brighter than background. Not seen after 2055 or next nite" NASA 
     catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1041.


2018-Oct-17 UT 14:04-14:57 Ill=58% Swift observed by Wilkins_HP on 1934-3-23

     Peirce A (Swift=IAU name) 1937 Mar? 23? UTC 22:00 Observed by Wilkins 
     (England, UK, 12.5" reflector) "Obscuration on floor if crater. Crater 
     invis. (similar to #394, 396)." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA 
     catalog ID #412. Note this is almost certainly supposed 
     to be 1934 Dec 23!


2018-Oct-17 UT 14:11-15:47 Ill=58% Ross_D observed by Harris on 1964-8-16

     SE of Ross D 1964 Aug 16 UT 04:18-05:20 Observed by Harris and 
     Cross (Whittler, CA, USA, 19" reflector?) "Bright area. 
     Condensations varying with time" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA 
     catalog ID #840. ALPO/BAA weight=3


2018-Oct-17 UT 14:31-16:28 Ill=58% Unknown observed by Von_Speisssen on 1887-11-23

     On 1887 Nov 23 at 16:15-17:00 UT Von Speissen & others of Berlin, 
     Germany, using a 3.5" refractor (x180), saw a "Triangular patch of 
     light (time in Middlehurst catalog wrong? Moonrise was at > 18:30h. If 
     year =1887, age=8.8 days & time OK. must be same observation as ID=256 
     in Cameron 1978 catalog - note similarity of names and also the 
     reference date). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=258 and weight=1.


2018-Oct-17 UT 15:38-16:30 Ill=58% Plato observed by Bianchini on 1725-8-16

     A track of reddish light, like a beam, was seen
     crossing the shadowed floor of Plato.This TLP has an ID
     No. of 17 in Cameron's 1978 catalog and a weight
     of 3. It has an ALPO/BAA weight of 2.


2018-Oct-17 UT 15:47-16:30 Ill=58% Plato observed by Williams_AS on 1882-3-27

     Plato 1882 Mar 27 UTC 20:10-21:00 Observer: A.S. Williams (Brighton, 
     UK, 5.5" saw the shadow filled floor of Plato at Sunrise with a 
     "Glowing and curious milky kind of light". About 1 hour after sunrise 
     at Plato, there was no trace of this effect. The TLP filled the whole 
     floor except at a quarter of the diameter from the east wall which was 
     actually quite black. The observer saw a curious phosphorescent glimmer 
     at sunset (April11th?). Cameron comments that Birt, Nelson and Waugh 
     saw obsecuring mist or fog in Plato on many occasions. Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=229 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-18 UT 11:44-11:58 Ill=66% Plato observed by Cragg on 1952-4-4

     Plato 1952 Apr 04 UT 02:45 Observer: T.A.Cragg (Mt Wilson, CA, 
     USA, 31cm reflector, x420, seeing fairly good, transparency 
     fair) - Obscur. of floor (seen a few hours after Wilkins & Moore 
     obs. confirm.?) " - indeed Haas in Stolling Astronomer 2002 Vol 
     45, p29 states that Cragg was amazed to see Plato's floor with 
     absolutely nothing on it! He was able to draw details elsewhere 
     in other features. NASA catalog weight=5. NASA TLP ID No. #551. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-18 UT 11:44-12:58 Ill=66% Pico_B observed by Sartory on 1966-9-23

     Haas (Pico E) ? 1966 Sep 23 UT 19:33-20:00 Observer: Sartory 
     (UK, 8.5" reflector) "Strong blink (Eng. sys.) on moon blink 
     (red)." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #978. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-Oct-18 UT 11:44-13:20 Ill=66% Censorinus observed by Iwanoff on 1972-4-22

     On 1972 Apr 22 at UT 17:30-18:15 Iwanoff (60mm refractor, 1000mm focal 
     length,transparency 3 out of 5 and seeing 3 out of 5, located at 53deg 
     5' N and 8deg 45'E) At Censorinus a diffuse bright area, greater than 
     the crater itself, yellow to white in colour. Published in Hilbrecht 
     and Kuveler, Moon and Planets, 30 (1984) p53-61. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-18 UT 11:44-11:52 Ill=66% Tycho observed by North_G on 1995-3-10

     Tycho observed by G. North (UK) seen to have greyness
     inside parts of its shadow. Confirmed by J.D. and M.C. Cook
     Possibly light scattered of illuminated wall into shadow
     or highland starting to break through the shadow.
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-18 UT 12:12-14:08 Ill=66% Kepler observed by Morales on 1884-2-5

     Morales of France?, observed "an illumination" in Kepler on 1884 Feb 05 
     at UT20:00?. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID is 241 and the weight=1. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-18 UT 12:21-14:18 Ill=66% W_Limb observed by Fitton on 1974-3-2

     On 1974 Mar 02 at UT 23:00 Fitton (Lancashire, UK, 8.5" reflector, 
     x200, seeing = excellent and transparency = excellent) observed "A fine 
     deep red line seen at 1st contact with B-ring of Saturn. Nothing 
     unusual at A-ring contact. Persisted during occult. of B-ring. It 
     divided into 2 components & space between B-ring & globe cutting ring 
     into 2 disjointed ends persisted till dark limb passed onto globe of 
     Saturn, then a short red line corresponding exactly to chord of planet 
     disk defined by lunar limb. It increased in length as occult. 
     progressed. It suddenly vanished after 3/4 of globe had been occulted. 
     No afterglow at spot on limb, no irreg. at limb could be seen. Obs. 
     eliminates Saturn, telescope, & atmosp. as possible cause. Suggests 
     refraction from tenuous atm. of destructive interference of reflected 
     light from very small angle at limb, or diffraction of Saturn light 
     grazing limb". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1389 and weight=1. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-18 UT 12:51-14:49 Ill=67% Censorinus observed by Hopp on 1972-4-22

     On 1972 Apr 22 at UT 18:58-00:28 Hopp (75mm refractor, 1200mm focal 
     length,transparency 4 out of 5 and seeing 4 out of 5, located at 52deg 
     30' N and 13deg 15'E) Censorinus brighter than normal relative to 
     Proclus. Published in Hilbrecht and Kuveler, Moon and Planets, 30 
     (1984) p53-61. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-18 UT 15:31-17:25 Ill=67% Clavius observed by Cook on 1915-4-23

     Clavius 1915 Apr 23 UTC 20:00 Observed by Cook (England?) "Narrow 
     straight beam of light from crater A to B" NASA catalog weight=1 (very 
     poor). NASA catalog ID #352. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-18 UT 17:16-17:25 Ill=68% Tycho observed by Abel_P on 2009-5-3

     On 2009 May 03/10 UT23:20-00:11 P. Abel (Leicester, UK, 20cm reflector, 
     x312, seeing III-IV) observed that the north east wall was slightly 
     brighter than would have been expected, slightly blurred (not seeing 
     related blurring) and had a strong orange-brown colour. No spurious 
     colour seen elsewhere. A change in eyepieces showed the same effect. No 
     luck in alerting other observers. A drawing was made at 23:20UT and 
     finished at 00:12UT. At 23:12UT part of the inner NW floor had a dull 
     brown colour, whereas before it was grey.By 00:11UT the colour effect 
     was fading and by 00:18 seeing condirions were too bad to continue. M. 
     Cook (Mundesley, UK, 9cm Questar telescope, x80, x130, seeing III, 
     transparency moderate to good) had observed Tycho earlier in the 
     evening at 22:15UT, but had seen no signs of colour. W. Leatherbarrow 
     (Sheffield, UK, 8cm scope, high cloud interuptions and bad seeing) had 
     taken monochrome images at UT 20:07 and 20:10, but these showed nothing 
     unusual, and he checked the crater visually at 00:00-00:30, but 
     detected no colour, although the Moon's low altitude contibuted to poor 
     seeing conditions and some spurious colour was seen. CCD images from M. 
     Collins (Palmerston North, New Zealand) taken at 00:46UT showed 
     nocolour apart from spurious colour on contrasty edges, in no way 
     reflecting what was seen early by P. Abel. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-18 UT 18:03-18:45 Ill=68% Copernicus observed by Burt_G on 2006-6-5 *

     Observer made a drawing over a period of 30 minutes. Upon
     examining drawing, and comparing with photos made under
     similar illumination was struck by the abnormality of a
     a small white blob in the north east corner of the shadowed
     floor. There should be no raised topography between the wall
     and the central peaks that could give rise to this. The making
     of the sketch overlapped with an earlier drawing made by Rony
     de Laet (Belgium) which did not show this blob. Subsequent attempts
     to find sketches/images at very similar illumination angles have
     failed to show the blob in the north east corner of the chadowed
     floor. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-19 UT 12:40-14:31 Ill=75% Bullialdus observed by Findlay_MW on 1975-3-22

     On 1975Mar22 at UT 21:17-21:23 Findlay and Ford (Mills Observatory, 
     Dundee, UK, 25cm refractor, Wratten 25 and 44a filters used) A white
     spot was observed on the rim of Bulialdus that was perhaps slightly 
     brighter in red than in white light. The observers however decided that 
     they did not regard this as a TLP. This is a BAA Lunar Section 
     Observation. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-19 UT 13:01-14:58 Ill=75% Posidonius observed by Salimbeni_P on 1997-12-9

     On 1997 Dec 09 at UT 18:42-19:02 P. Salimbeni(Cugliate Fabiasco, 
     Italy, 20cm reflector) observed colour on the northern edge of the 
     crater - 23A filter used. This is a UAI reported observation and has 
     come from this organizations web ste. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-19 UT 13:33-15:24 Ill=75% Plato observed by Flynn_T on 1975-3-22

     On 1975 Mar 22 at UT22:10-22:25 T.Flynn (Edinburgh, UK, 30cm 
     Newtownian, x75) observed 3 large areas on the floor of Plato to be 
     delicately darker in the blue filter. There were of different darkness. 
     He did not regard these as TLP, but permanent blinks. This is a BAA 
     report. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-19 UT 14:05-15:26 Ill=76% Jansen observed by Lourencon on 1991-5-24

     On 1991 May 24 at UT 00:05-00:08 UT Romualdo Lourencon (Sao 
     Paulo, Brazil, 60mm refractor, seeing=III) detected a circular 
     cloud in Jansen B and H? (Gazateer report says F and K). "The 
     crater of the event 100km diam. compared to Copernicus, dark 
     with crescent obscured region below it. Was S of Jansen. A 
     circular depression there was before LTP in darkness. Wonders if 
     circ. depr. was shadow of cloud? The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=
     428a and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Oct-19 UT 15:04-16:11 Ill=76% Conon observed by Vaughan on 1941-2-7

     Conon 1941 Feb 07 UT 03:00? Observed by Vaughon (Des Moines, 
     Iowa, 3" reflector) "Faint bright spot on floor, no definite 
     outline (??? reported 6th, but if local time 7th in UT)" NASA 
     catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #484. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-19 UT 16:01-17:52 Ill=76% Eudoxus observed by Unknown_Observer on 1882-1-29

     On 1882 Jan 29 at UT 17:00-17:30 an unknown observer noted an unusual 
     shadow in Eudoxus crater. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=227 and the 
     weight=2. Reference: Sirius Vol 15, 167, 1882. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-19 UT 18:09-18:21 Ill=76% Plato observed by Farrant_M on 1969-5-26

     Plato 1969 May 26 UT 20:30-21:05 Observed by Farrant (Cambridge, 
     England, 8" reflector, x160, S=G) "Had misty portion of SW(ast. 
     ?) floor from 2030-2105h at which time it was gone. Clearly 
     seen, had ill-defined boundaries & was an easy obj. to see. Alt.
     =33 deg. (Apollo 10 watch)." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog 
     ID No. 1148. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-20 UT 11:42-11:50 Ill=83% Alphonsus observed by Harris on 1966-8-27

     Alphonsus - 1966 Aug 27 UTC 06:05-06:25 observed by Haris, Eastman, 
     Bornhusrt, Cameron, astronet observers (Tucson, AZ, USA - 21" reflector 
     x200) and by Corralitos observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" 
     reflector) "W. dark-haloed area varying & the small dark-haloed (40%) 
     area also varying. Seen by others present incl. the author (WBC) who 
     attributes the variations to "seeing". Not confirmed by Corralitos MB."
     NASA catalog weight=1 (low). NASA catalog ID=968.


2018-Oct-20 UT 11:42-11:50 Ill=83% Ross_D observed by Harris on 1966-8-27

     Ross D area - 1966 Aug 27 UT 06:06-06:25 observed by Harris, Eastman, 
     Bornhusrt, Cameron, astronet observers (Tucson, AZ, USA - 21" reflector 
     x200) and by Corralitos observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" 
     reflector) "Obscuration on E. wall, bright area E. of crater at its 
     brightest. (I (WSC) was present at obs. but did not note anything not 
     attributable to bad seeing, but am not familiar with the area in normal 
     aspect. Others present did not see anything unusual, but Bornhurst & 
     Eastman confirmed). Corralitos Obs. found due to changing light 
     conditions. NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID=967. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-20 UT 11:42-11:47 Ill=83% Proclus observed by Davis_H on 1988-7-25

     On 1988 Jul 25 at UT03:15 H. Davis (Madison, WI, USA) stated that 
     Proclus was normal apart from a "slightly darker area in SW (Ast) SE 
     (IUE) corner." The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=334 and the weight=0. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-20 UT 12:03-13:53 Ill=83% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1975-3-23

     On 1975 Mar 23 at UT 20:40 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) found a brownish 
     colour on the north west wall. This is a BAA Lunar Section report. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-20 UT 12:10-14:00 Ill=83% Bullialdus observed by Amery_GW on 1979-10-31

     Bullialdus 1979 Oct 31 UT 20:20-20:30 G.W. Amery (Reading, UK) 
     observed a plateau area to be dark and distinct in blue light 
     (Wratten 44a), but only just visibly in red (Wratten 25) and 
     yellow light. Observer wonders if this is natural surface 
     colour? ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-20 UT 12:16-14:13 Ill=83% SE_Limb observed by Brook_C on 2003-8-8

     SE limb of Moon 2003 Aug 08 UTC 20:50 Observer Brook (Plymouth, UK)
     x70 60mm OG on a very hot evening, when I saw a fountain-like 
     appearance suddenly "squirt" from the SE limb. Seeing not particularly 
     good, but not so poor as to account for what was seen. Duration of 
     phenomenom perhaps a fraction of a second, hight of pehaps a few miles. 
     Thought I saw another one a few minutes later. - observer suspected hot 
     weather and Moon's low altitude" The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-20 UT 12:36-13:40 Ill=83% Gassendi observed by Moore_P on 1966-9-25

     Gassendi - 1966 Sep 25 UT 20:20-20:50 observed by Moore and 
     Moseley(Armagh, N.Ireland, 10" refracfor x140) "Reddish patches, 
     regarded dubious, owing to low altitude of the Moon". NASA 
     catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #981. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-20 UT 12:53-16:23 Ill=83% Unknown observed by Dewitt_R on 2004-7-28 *

     2004 Jul 28 UT 07:25-07:31 R. Dewitt (Transparancy very poor due 
     to forest fire pollution - Moon looks red, USA, location: Mill 
     Creek, WA) observed several pin point-like orange flashes of 
     light occur (2-5 sec duration each and static wrt the Moon's 
     surface) across the bright illuminated side of the Moon with the 
     naked eye. Other much fainter, almost instantaneous sparkles 
     were seen. The brightest flash seen was of 5 sec duration. 
     Switching to binoculars (15x45, another fainter one was seen 
     too. Binouculars were handed to wife, who also confirmed similar 
     flashes. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-20 UT 13:16-14:32 Ill=83% Censorinus observed by Cook_MC on 1991-5-24

     On 1991 May 24 at UT 23:10 M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK) found the 
     apron region of Censorinus had a very dull white apron, but was 
     not diffuse. A sketch was supplied by this experienced observer. 
     The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=428b and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Oct-20 UT 13:55-15:25 Ill=83% Gassendi observed by Whippey_MR on 1967-6-18

     Gassendi 1967 Jun 18 UT 21:10-22:30 Observed by Whippey 
     (Northalt, England, 6" reflector?) "Faint redness outside NE & 
     SE wall of crater." Moore (10" Armagh refractor, x360) was 
     observing too 22:10-22:40, with and without a Moon Blink but 
     detected no redness, however his observing conditions were not 
     very good at the time. NASA catalog ID #1039. NASA catalog 
     weight=3. ALPO.BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-20 UT 14:00-14:38 Ill=83% Plato observed by Pratt_H on 1872-7-16

     Plato 1872 Jul 16 UTC 21:00? Observed by Pratt (England?) "NW portion 
     of floor was hazy" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #
     179.


2018-Oct-20 UT 15:29-16:32 Ill=84% Plato observed by Moseley_T on 1966-9-25

     Plato 1966 Sep 25 UT 23:12-23:35 Observed by Moseley (Armagh, Nortern 
     Ireland, 10" refractor, x140) "Eng. moon blink sys. blinks inside the 
     crater. Very dubious due to low alt. of moon." NASA catalog weight=1 
     (very low). NASA catalog ID #982.


2018-Oct-20 UT 15:35-17:05 Ill=84% Gassendi observed by Whippey_MR on 1967-6-18

     Gassendi 1967 Jun 18 UT 22:50-23:59 Observed by Whippey 
     (Northalt, England, 6" reflector?) "Faint redness outside NE & 
     SE wall of crater." Moore (10" Armagh refractor, x360) was 
     observing earlier 22:10-22:40, with and without a Moon Blink but 
     detected no redness, however his observing conditions were not 
     very good at the time. NASA catalog ID #1039. NASA catalog 
     weight=3. ALPO.BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-20 UT 18:46-19:18 Ill=84% Aristarchus observed by Simmons on 1966-7-29

     Aristrachus 1966 Jul 29 UT 03:40 Observed by Simmons (Jacksonville, FL, 
     USA, 6" reflector x192, S=7, T=4-5) and Corralitos Observatory (Organ 
     Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector + Moonblink) "Spot on S.wall vis. only in 
     red filter, brightness 8deg. Slightly brighter than surrounding wall. 
     No confirm. Says it might be part that reflected better. Not confirmed 
     by Corralitos Obs. MB."  NASA catalog ID #968. NASA catalog weight=1 
     (very low).


2018-Oct-20 UT 19:26-20:32 Ill=84% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1982-9-29 *

     On 1982 Sep 29 at UT 05:52UT D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 8" 
     reflector, x240) saw approximately 7-8 diameters from Aristarchus (72W, 
     15N) a star-like point on the dark side - uncertain if this weas on the 
     limb or inside the disk of the Moon. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=185 and 
     weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-21 UT 11:41-11:58 Ill=90% Promontorium_Laplace observed by Prout on 1977-1-31 *

     Promontory LaPlace 1977 Jan 31 UT 20:49-23:00 Observed by Foley 
     (England, 11.75" reflector, x360), Prout (England, 4" refractor or 
     reflector?), Findlay (Dundee, Scotland, 10" reflector, x180, S=VG), 
     Ford (Dundee, Scotland), Mooney (Dundee, Scotland) "With filters in 
     eyepiece, tho't he saw a possible darkening in the blue but no 
     variation in red. Altho. a deep shadow is normal to the W. of the cape 
     at this period, (then cape must have a slope > 30deg!). he wondered if 
     shad. was more extensive than usual? Prout noted a dark inky coma-
     shaped spot. Dundee obs. concluded it was a shadow. Took photos. 
     Analysis of them was underway at time of rep't." NASA catalog weight=5 
     (very high). NASA catalog ID #1462.


2018-Oct-21 UT 11:42-11:49 Ill=90% Alphonsus observed by ASTRONET on 1966-8-28

     Alphonsus 1966 Aug 28 UTC 06:00-08:00 Observers from Astronet (Tucson, 
     AZ, USA). NASA catalog states: "Brightenings in 2 dark patches & near 
     fainter (40%) dark patch (40% of way from the c.p. to W. wall).  21" 
     x200 reflector used. NASA catalog weight=2 (poor). NASA catalog TLP ID 
     No. 969.


2018-Oct-21 UT 11:42-12:21 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-3-24

     On 1975 Mar 24 at UT19:08-19:45 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) observed blueness 
     in the North East (Classical?) corner of Aristarchus. Moon blink seen - 
     pale in red. Most other observers clouded out. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-21 UT 11:42-13:00 Ill=90% Herodotus observed by Lena_R on 2002-9-18

     Herodotus 2002 Sep 18 UT 22:00 Observed by Raffaello Lena (GLR, 
     Italy). Event described was of two pseudo-peak/hill-like 
     features, one on the southern floor of the crater, and another 
     just slightly to the NW of the centre. on the southern 
     floor of the crater. Lena suspects a combination of seeing 
     effects and albedo markings on the floor. However this effect of 
     two spots on the floor has not been repeated again.For further 
     information, theory,  and a sketch please see Fig 
     5 in this web link: 
     http://utenti.lycos.it/gibbidomine/analisi123.htm ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Oct-21 UT 11:56-13:34 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Homan_MP on 2014-12-4

     Aristarchus 2014 Dec 04 UT 03:14-03:15 M.P. Homan (Grand Rapids, 
     MI, USA, Nikon P520 x48) 11 digital images taken. These show 
     possible blue colour in the Aristarchus area e.g. on the ray 
     between Herodotus an Aristarchus. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-21 UT 13:15-15:12 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Ventzke on 1972-4-25

     Aristarchus 1972 Apr 25 UTC 19:15-19:20 Observer Ventzke (located at 
     48.67N, 12.00E) - diffuse brightening on inner N. wall, reddish. 60mm 
     refractor used. Ref. p53-61 of Hilrecht & Kuveler Moon & Planets vol 
     30, 1984.


2018-Oct-21 UT 13:24-15:13 Ill=90% Proclus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-3-24

     Proclus 1975 May 24 UTC  22:00 Observed by P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) 
     "Brightenings(?). Seen by more than one obs. ? Foley recorded a ray 
     projection on photos, but not seen vis. by others." NASA catalog 
     weight=3? (average?). NASA catalog ID #1405.


2018-Oct-21 UT 13:52-15:41 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-3-24

     On 1975 Mar 24 at UT22:28-22:19 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) observed 
     vivid blue/green in Aristarchus. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-21 UT 14:48-15:45 Ill=90% Herodotus observed by Knott_J on 1998-12-30

     Herodotus 1998 Dec 30 UT 18:50-19:10 observed by J.Knott 
     (Liverpool, UK 22cm Newtonian, x216, seeing II, transparency 
     good). Observer reports a bright spot, as bright as the 
     central peak in Aristarchus on the NW rim of Herodotus at 
     19:10 (still there at 19:15, but the curious thing was that it 
     was not visible earlier at 18:50? Now there is a bright 
     craterlet here, and the observer doubted if what he had seen 
     was unusual - though we have the rise in brightness o20 
     minutes to account for? The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-21 UT 15:31-16:19 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1965-11-6 *

     Aristarchus 1965 Nov 06 UTC 03:20-03:50, 05:50 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3" refractor x300, S=6, T=5) "Strong blue-viol. 
     glare on E. & NE wall; dark viol. hue in nimbus. (absent at 0320-0350. 
     Listed as 11/8/55 in both ref. 210 & MBMW, but should be 1965). NASA 
     catalog weight=4, NASA catalog ID #911.


2018-Oct-21 UT 16:34-18:17 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Herschel_W on 1783-5-13

     Two small conical mountains, near last 4th May eruption,
     close to the third one that he had seen before, but not
     these two. They were not on any map.


2018-Oct-21 UT 17:26-19:23 Ill=90% Langrenus observed by Baum_R on 1947-8-28

     SE of Langrenous 1947 Aug 28 UT 21:00? Observed by Baum 
     (Chester, England) A long mountain mass, on limb to the SE of 
     Langrenus crater, had a decidedly bluish cast. To the north, on 
     the limb,  were several ordinary peaks appearing in profile and 
     some were sharp and pointed. NASA catalog ID=498. NASA catalog 
     weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-21 UT 17:37-21:26 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Brook_C on 2006-6-8 *

     On 2006 Jun 08 at UT 20:30-20:45 C.Brook (Plymouth, UK, 60mm refractor 
     x75) found that Aristarchus was "shining exceptionally bright during 
     daylight on a gibous moon". The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-21 UT 19:23-20:14 Ill=91% Proclus observed by Bartlett on 1950-7-27

     Proclus 1950 Jul 27 UT 02:56 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA) described in the NASA catalog as: "C.p. of Proc. 
     disappeared)" 5" reflector used at x100, NASA catalog weight=4. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-21 UT 19:35-20:14 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Gray_R on 2002-9-19

     On 2002 Sep 19 at UT 06:31-07:22 R. Gray (Winnemucca, NV, USA) found 
     that the bright areas of the crater floor, and the east facing part of 
     the west rim, were brighter noticeably in red (Wratten 25) or white 
     light, than in blue (Wratten 38A). The observer suspects that the 
     apparent TLP was more to do with the relative densities of the filters 
     and the contrast in Aristarchus than a real event. This was partly 
     confirmed after checks on other craters, though it did not work 
     everywhere. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-21 UT 19:52-20:14 Ill=91% 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-Oct-22 UT 12:15-13:11 Ill=95% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1975-3-25

     On 1975 Mar 25 at UT19:59-20:02 P.W. Foley (Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, 
     UK, 30cm Newtownian) observed blueness along the inner southern wall of 
     Plato. This is a BAA report. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-22 UT 12:15-12:44 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1983-9-20

     On 1983 Sep 20 at UT 05:08-06:13 Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 
     3" refractor, x150, seeing poor and chromatic aberation on the limb) 
     detected "purple"in the vicinity of Aristarchus crater and this was 
     stongest on the north and north west external rims, however there was 
     no "violet glare"from inside the crater. However the region of the 
     central peak was very bright - though he could not detect the central 
     peak. The brightness of the TLP was 4.5 and it should normally be 3 
     (nimbus area). Near the "big plain"it was 7. The chromatic aberation 
     seen on the crater. There was also violet on the northen wall of 
     Herodotus crater and the Cobra Head. Īt appeared dark blue in the blue 
     filter", the surrounds remained gray". Apparently on the 26th the"ring 
     was still dark with faint violet - nearly normal". Cameron comments 
     that the TLP was due to spurious colour. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=
     229 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-22 UT 12:15-13:22 Ill=95% Torricelli_B observed by Marshall_KP on 1985-7-1

     On 1985 Jul 01 at 02:00-03:00 UT K. Marshall (Medellin, Columbia) 
     observed thatTorricelli B was very bright - verified using a C.E.D. No 
     colour was seen though. the Cameron 2006 catalog ID=279 and the weight=
     4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-22 UT 12:18-13:48 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Cook_AC on 1980-1-1

     On 1980 Jan 01 at UT 00:10-00:21 A.C.Cook (Frimley, UK, 12" reflector, 
     Wratten 29 and 44A filters, Seeing II-III and transparency poor-
     moderate) suspected that the floor was slightly brighter in blue light 
     than in red. No such effect was seen earlier at 23:54-23:57. Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=81 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-22 UT 13:12-15:09 Ill=95% Grimaldi observed by Gruithuisen_F on 1839-6-24

     Grimaldi 1839 Jun 24 UT 22:00? Observed by Gruithuisen (Munich, 
     Germany) "Smokey, grey mist". NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA 
     catalog ID #117. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-22 UT 14:17-15:48 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by North_G on 1983-10-19

     On 1983 Oct 19 at UT 21:09-23:40 G. North (Bexhill on Sea, UK, seeing 
     III) found Aristarchus crater to be slightly blue in colour, and very 
     bright, despite the fact that no colour was seen elsewhere on the Moon. 
     At 22:08UT Foley (Kent, UK, 12"reflector, seeing II) obtained an 
     extremely high CED brightness measurement and also picked up a "blue-
     violet" cast, especially inside the west rim, furthermore he saw noe 
     detail in it. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=230 and the weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-22 UT 15:02-17:56 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Scarfe on 1963-10-30 *

     Aristarchus 1963 Oct 30 UTC 22:00? Scarfe (Cambridge, UK) 
     observed a 30% enhancement at 540nm in the spectra of 
     Aristarchus. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID No. is 778 and weight 
     is 5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1 because Oct 30 is not mentioned in 
     Cameron's refernce.


2018-Oct-22 UT 15:02-17:56 Ill=95% Copernicus observed by Scarfe on 1963-10-30 *

     In 1963 Oct 30 UT 22:00? Scarfe (Cambridge, UK) observed a
     30% enhancement at 540nm in the spectra of Copernicus. The
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID No. is 778 and weight is 5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1 because Oct 30 is not mentioned in the ref 
     that Cameron give's to Scarfe's paper.


2018-Oct-22 UT 15:05-16:23 Ill=95% Littrow observed by Bradford on 1959-11-13

     In 1959 Nov (Day unknown) at UT 21:15-22:15 Bradford (South Shields, 
     UK, 15" reflector, x480) observed in Plato: "Cocealed by a dusky cloud. 
     Appeared to be stream or smoke. No change in 1h. Following week no 
     trace. (SR Nov 5, SS Nov 18. Says he obs. at time of unmanned landing, 
     but there were none in Nov.) Similar to #722". The Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=726 and weight=2. The ALPOS/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-22 UT 15:23-17:14 Ill=95% Herodotus observed by Manske_R on 1989-6-17

     On 1989 Jun 17 at UT 06:33-07:16 R. Manske (Sun Prairie, WI, USA, 1" 
     refractor) sketched a nebulous spot near to Herodotus crater that at 
     06:49 (when he tried some filters out) was visile through red, blue and 
     yellow filters, though it was slightly fainter through the red filter. 
     The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=366 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-22 UT 16:52-19:47 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1981-11-10 *

     On 1981 Nov 10 at UT 07:54-08:22 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 
     3" refractor and filters, seeing=2-3 and transparency=5) observed a 
     blue light at the Cobra's Head, near Aristarchus, that fell back down 
     to a normal brightness of 7. although the west wall (his point D) went 
     down to 6.5 (this was 8 back on Oct 5). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=158 
     and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-22 UT 17:44-18:27 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-Oct-22 UT 20:05-21:10 Ill=96% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1891-9-16

     On 1891 Sep 16 at UT 19:00? Pickering, based at Arequipa, Peru, and 
     using a 12" reflector, saw in Schroter's Valley and the vicinity 
     "Dense clouds of vapor apparently rising from its bottom and pouring 
     over its SW wall torrds Herodotus. He says no activity till day after 
     sunrise & ceases a few days before sunset. (Part of an extensive 
     observing of only a few features under all aspects of lighting. 
     Drawings and Phtos obtained." Cameron 1978 catalog ID=269 and weight=1. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-23 UT 13:58-15:42 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Brown_M on 1971-4-9

     On 1971 Apr 09 at UT 22:30-23:05 N. Brown (Huntington, York, UK, 37cm 
     reflector, x252) noted that the bands in Aristarchus were noticeably 
     more prominent in blue light than in red. This has no entry in the 1978 
     Cameron catalog. It has an ALPO/BAA weight of 2.


2018-Oct-23 UT 14:16-16:14 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1977-12-24

     On 1977 Dec 24 at UT 19:30-23:20 P.Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector). 
     CED Brightness changes were noted  in the central peak and the west 
     wall. The following features remained relatively steady in comparison: 
     Proclus, Mon Pico north peak, Mons Piton and Censorinus. Cameron 2006
     catalog ID=19 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-23 UT 15:43-18:17 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1983-10-20 *

     On 1983 Oct 20 at UT23:40 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) observed that 
     Aristarchus was brighter than normal (as measured with a CED) and much 
     more so that Censorinus, Menelaus, and Proclus craters (in turn). 
     Cameron comments that Moore is a very experienced observer. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=231 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-23 UT 16:09-18:06 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1966-8-1

     Aristarchus 1966 Aug 01 UT 00:50-01:20 Observers: Moore, 
     Moseley, Corvan (N.Ireland, 10" refractor) - "Eng. moon blink 
     detected color (red?) on SW wall. Tel. link got other vis. 
     confirm, & also another moon blink."NASA catalog ID=#960, 
     weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Oct-23 UT 17:18-19:16 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1965-9-10

     Aristarchus 1965 Sep 10 UT 04:08-04:38 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA, 5" reflector x130, x180, S=4, T=3) "S.region of floor 
     granulated, 7 deg bright, very faint brownish tinge; rest of crater 8 
     deg bright white (confirm. of Presson?)." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). 
     NASA catalog ID #892.


2018-Oct-23 UT 19:07-21:00 Ill=99% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1891-9-17

     On 1891 Sep 17 at UT 18:00? Pickering, based at Arequipa, Peru, and 
     using a 12" reflector, saw in Schroter's Valley and the vicinity 
     "Varitions in vapor column. Crater D covered. (there are rays here -- 
     high sun effect on them?) Drawings. Time estimated from given 
     colongitude)." Cameron 1978 catalog ID=270 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Oct-23 UT 19:08-21:05 Ill=99% Promontorium_Agarum observed by Louderback_D on 1990-5-9

     On 1990 May 09 at UT08:24-08:28 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 3" 
     reflector, x150, Clears sky) noticeed in Promontorium Agarum (Cape 
     Agarum), that at 08:24UT the west point (C) dimmed to a brightness of 
     6.5 before ragaining its normal brightness at 7. Cameron comments that 
     these are wedge measurements equivalent to 0.5 steps in Elger's 
     brightness scale. No other effects noticed elsewhere. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=404 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-23 UT 19:18-21:15 Ill=99% Moon observed by Kozyrev on 1977-1-4

     On 1977 Jan 04 at 16:25-17:30 Kozyrev (Pulkovo Observatory, Crimea, 
     Ukraine, Soview Union) "Observed unusual processes on moon. Activity in 
     progress at beginning of obs. Still vis. at 1710, gone at 1730h. 
     Latharn & colleagues found no seismic activity at that timeunder a 
     quick look". The Cameron 1978 catalog weight=4 and ID=1460. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2018-Oct-23 UT 20:05-22:03 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by LeCroy on 1976-2-14

     On 1976 Feb 14 at UT23:35-0053 LeCroy (Springfield, VA, USA, 4.5" 
     reflector, x75, S=6 and T=4.5). A blue haze was seen on the east side 
     of Aristarchus and red haze on the west side. At 00:00UT details were 
     more clear and at 00:24UT Aristarchus and Herodotus, were seperated. At 
     00:34UT colours were gone. At 00:35UT blue was on Aristarchus and the 
     area was bright, but was black in a red filter. At 00:53UT the features 
     were clear and the colour gone and the brightness had decreased to 9. 
     Cameron comments that the colour was not due to temp. inversion because 
     of being dark in the red filter, implying a medium). The Cameron 1978 
     catalog TLP ID is 1428 and the weight=1. This is an ALPO report. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-23 UT 20:13-21:40 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-Oct-23 UT 20:26-22:07 Ill=99% Mons_Pico observed by Moore_P on 1996-12-24

     On 1996 Dec 24/25 at 18:12-00:02UT P. Moore (Selsey, UK, using a 15" 
     reflector x250-360, and seeing III) saw a strong orange colour on the 
     south wall and floor of Aristarchus. He suspected it to be spurious 
     colour but could not detect colours on any other craters. The colour
     remained but at 18:12 UT he suspected a trace on colour on Mons Pico 
     but was not sure. However he reported it to the TLP coordinator of the 
     BAA Lunar Section. The orange in Aristarchus gradually faded and had 
     almost vanished by 00:20UT when seeing was too bad to continue 
     observing. At 02:30UT he was able to re-observe again and there was 
     still a very very slight hint of orange in Aristarchus - but he 
     comments that if he had not been looking for it he might not have 
     noticed. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-23 UT 21:35-22:07 Ill=99% Plato observed by Kelsey on 1966-8-1

     Plato 1966 Aug 01 UT 06:14 Observed by Kelsey (Riverside, CA, 
     USA, 8" reflector x300) The wall from the S to the NNE wouldn't 
     focus well though at least 4 craterlets on the floor were 
     clearly seen (Ricker uncertain if real TLP. Cameron thinks it 
     probably was -- similar to Bartlett's experience on Aris. NASA 
     catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #961. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-24 UT 13:25-14:07 Ill=100% Schroter observed by Livesey_R on 1974-3-8

     1974 Mar 08 UT 22:55 R. Livesey (Scotland, UK) noted that 
     this crater was reddish, but suspected that it was an optical 
     effect? ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-24 UT 13:52-15:50 Ill=100% Hyginus_N observed by Klein_HJ on 1877-5-27

     Hyginus Nova 1877 May 27 UT 20:37 Observed by Klein (Cologne, 
     Germany) NASA Catalog Event #190, NASA Weight=1 (Very Low). Event 
     described as: "New crater 3mi.diam Didn't see anything there 12 yrs. 
     previously in studies. (Schmidt showed it sometimes dark, sometimes 
     light, sometimes not at all. Neison studied region minutely 20x from 
     July 1870-Aug,1875 & did not record it. Gauth says it's not new 
     (changes there?) "References: Neison, E. The Moon, Longmans, Green and 
     Co., London, 1876; Astron. Reg. 17, 204, 1877?


2018-Oct-24 UT 13:58-15:40 Ill=100% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1975-3-27

     On 1975 Mar 27 at UT22:30-01:45 P.W. Foley (Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, 
     UK, 30cm Newtownian) observed blueness along the inner southern wall of 
     Plato, though the centre of the activity was offset on one side. This 
     is a BAA report. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-24 UT 16:06-16:58 Ill=100% Plato observed by Mount_AW on 1944-9-3

     Plato 1944 Sep 03 UTC 03:40 - A.W. Mount (Fort Worth, TX, USA, 
     Conditions good, seeing 6/10) saw a small white bright point of 
     light appear suddenly close to the W. wall of Plato glowed 
     briefly as by far the most conspicuous object in the lunar field 
     of view and vanished quickly after approximately 2 sec. It was 
     star-like in appearance and was stationary on the Moon's surface 
     - about magnitude 6? Angular diameter of the flash was <= 1". 
     Observing conditions good enough to see the central craterlet in 
     Plato. 20cm reflector used. Ref. DJALPO Vol 45, p28 Spring 2003.


2018-Oct-24 UT 16:18-19:15 Ill=100% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1898-4-6 *

     On 1898 Apr 06 atUT 23:00 Pickering (Cambridge, Mass, USA, 15" 
     refractor?) observed in Schroter's valley and it's vicinity "Variations 
     in vapor col. Crater E now most conspicuous instead of C which is now 
     least conspic., but not covered with vapor. (in drawing 2 gaps show, 
     time est. fr. given ol. ". The cameron 1978 catalog ID=298 and weight=
     3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-24 UT 16:31-18:24 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1963-11-1

     On 1963 Nov 01/12 at UT 22:30-03:00 P. Moore (UK, 12" reflector) 
     observed something unusual in Aristarchus/Copernicus/Kepler - 
     the Cameron catalog is not very clear which. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=779 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-24 UT 16:36-18:29 Ill=100% Kepler observed by Manchester_University on 1963-11-1

     On 1963 Nov 01 at UT 00:20-00:35 Kopal and Rackham (Pic du 
     Midi, France, 24" reflector) observed in Kepler an 
     enhancement in red light at 672.5nm and 545.0nm. Luminescence 
     ~86% +/-3% of background. According to the Cameron catalog, 
     Moore(12" reflector, UK) noted somehting unsual between 22:30 
     and 03:00 but this might apply to Kepler, Coperncius, and/or 
     Aristarchus and that was seen 23:30-03:00? - the catalog is not 
     very clear. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=779 and weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2018-Oct-24 UT 17:31-19:24 Ill=100% Copernicus observed by Moore_P on 1963-11-1

     On 1963 Nov 01/12 at UT 22:30-03:00 P. Moore (UK, 12" reflector) 
     observed something unusual in Aristarchus/Copernicus/Kepler - 
     the Cameron catalog is not very clear which. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=779 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-24 UT 18:01-19:54 Ill=100% Unknown observed by Scarfe on 1963-11-2

     On 1963 Nov 02 at UT 00:00? Scarfe (Cambridge, UK) observed a spectral 
     line dpeth anomaly? The cameron 1978 catalog ID=780 and weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Oct-24 UT 18:21-20:14 Ill=100% Kepler observed by Manchester_University on 1963-11-2

     On 1963 Nov 01 at UT 00:20-00:35 Kopal and Rackham (Pic du 
     Midi, France, 24" reflector) observed in Kepler an 
     enhancement in red light at 672.5nm and 545.0nm. Luminescence 
     ~86% +/-3% of background. The Cameron catalog says that Moore 
     saw something between 23:30 and 03:00, but it is not clear 
     what exactly, or whether it was Copernicus, Kepler, or 
     Aristarchus? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=779 and weight=5. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2018-Oct-24 UT 18:49-19:28 Ill=100% Plato observed by Moore_P on 1980-9-24

     On 1980 Sep 24 at UT 21:13-23:50 P.Moore (Selsey, UK) at 22:45 saw loss 
     of detail in the north west wall, especially in red light, but also 
     slightly in blue light too. By 22:48 there was activity on the crater 
     floor i.e. the four bright spots were visible in white light but not in 
     red. In blue the central spot was seen and there were dark radial 
     streaks to the south wall and south east. At 22:50 there was a loss of 
     detail. Other craters were normal. At 23:08 the floor was dark in red, 
     but some details were visible in blue. the effect had finished by 
     23:35. At21:34 J-H Robinson found Plato to be normal and no blinks, 
     though floor clearer in red than in blue, however the floor detail had 
     gone by 21:57. Blair suspected a dusty patch in north of Plato, 
     especially in red light. at 21:57 and it started spreading at 21:13, 
     then east at 21:15 and then north. Though it faded at 21:25 but was 
     back again at 21:35, and Moon blink colour filters still gave a 
     reaction at 21:50 - the TLP remained strong until 23:50UT. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=110 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Oct-24 UT 19:09-19:49 Ill=100% Fracastorius observed by Robinson_JH on 1980-9-24

     On 1980 Sep 24 at UT21:34 J-J. Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK, 10" 
     reflector, x200, seeing=III) found, using a Moon Blink device, that 
     Fracastorius blinked on the northern side in the red filter. Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=110 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-24 UT 19:14-21:11 Ill=100% Plato observed by Titford_R on 1993-3-8

     On 1993 Mar 08 at UT 22:30 R. Titford (England, UK, 8.5" reflector, 
     seeing=III) found a very bright white area on the northern wall, "floor 
     < Mare Imbrium". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=456 and weight=3. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-24 UT 20:08-21:39 Ill=100% Plato observed by Barker_R on 1938-1-17

     On 1938 Jan 17 Barker (Chestnut, England, UK, 12.5" reflector) 
     noticed that Plato crater had a brownish-gold veined surface, 
     colour irregular - laid on a smooth floor. It had extended 
     further E than on the previous night. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-24 UT 20:11-21:57 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1978-11-15

     Aristarchus 1978 Nov 15 UTC 19:10-22:15 Observed by Foley (UK) - 
     Colouration seen - violet spot on north west interior. There was no 
     colour on the crater floor from 19:10-20:05, but suddenly the floor 
     colour changed to a slate blue-grey colour from 20:05-21:45UT. Colour 
     was not detected elsewhere. CED brightness measurements taken - these 
     were normal for Proclus, Mons Pico, Mons Piton and Tycho, but for 
     showed that Aristarchus varied in brightness. Crater Extinction Device 
     (CED) used. Seeing Antoniadi III, Transparancy Fair.


2018-Oct-24 UT 20:30-22:27 Ill=100% Mare_Crisium observed by Moore_P on 1948-7-21

     Mare Crisium 1948 Jul 21/22 UT 22:00?-01:00? Observed by Moore 
     (England, 12" reflector) "Almost featureless except for Peirce & 
     Picard" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #506. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Oct-24 UT 21:19-23:05 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Cross on 1965-9-11

     Aristarchus 1965 Sep 11 UT 08:08-08:15 Observed by Cross,Rasor (Parlos 
     Verdes, CA, USA, 22" reflector x133, S=F-P) "Red glows,. Photos 
     obtained but do not show phenom. Haze terminated obs." NASA catalog 
     weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #894.


2018-Oct-24 UT 21:51-23:05 Ill=100% Plato observed by Kelsey on 1966-8-2

     Plato 1966 Aug 02 UT 06:26 Observed by Kelsey (Riverside, CA, USA, 8" 
     reflector x300) "Again E(IAU?) wall would not focus" NASA catalog 
     weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #962.


2018-Oct-24 UT 22:10-23:05 Ill=100% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1891-9-18

     On 1891 Sep 18 at UT 21:00 Pickering, based at Arequipa, Peru, and 
     using a 12" reflector, saw in Schroter's Valley and the vicinity 
     "Varitions in vapor column. Drawings. Time estimated from given 
     colongitude)." Cameron 1978 catalog ID=271 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Oct-25 UT 12:54-14:40 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Barcroft on 1939-12-27 *

     Aristarchus 1939 Dec 27 UT 08:00? Observed by Barcroft (Madera, CA, 
     USA, 6" reflector) "Faint bluish mist on inner W. wall (according to 
     Firsoff it was right after SR, but this can't be as age=16d & SR comes 
     at 11d)" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #464.


2018-Oct-25 UT 14:04-15:40 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-3-28

     On 1975 Mar 28 at UT22:30-23:42 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) observed 
     orange/red in Aristarchus. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-25 UT 14:04-15:10 Ill=99% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1975-3-28

     On 1975 Mar 27 at UT22:30-01:45 P.W. Foley (Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, 
     UK, 30cm Newtownian) observed blueness along the inner southern wall of 
     Plato. This is a BAA report. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-25 UT 15:36-17:22 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Manske_R on 1989-6-20

     On 1989 Jun 20 UT 0628-06:58 R. Manske (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 1" 
     refractor) discovered blue on the north west inner wall and red on the 
     south east outer wall. At 05:39 he could see the blue but not the red. 
     No colour was detected on Tycho, but he thought that he could detect a 
     pinkish colouration over the whole Moon. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=
     367 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-25 UT 16:17-17:33 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Amery_GW on 1983-10-22

     Aristarchus 1983 Oct 22 UT 22:00 G.W. Amery, (Reading, UK, Seeing 
     III-IV) found Aristrachus so bright that the CED was unable to 
     give a reading. The crater's interior was also diffuse in 
     appearance. The Cameron 2008 catalog ID=232 and weight=4. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-25 UT 16:49-18:46 Ill=99% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1898-4-7

     On 1898 Apr 07 at UT 22:30 Pickering (Cambridge, Mass, USA, 15" 
     refractor?) observed in Schroter's valley and it's vicinity "Variations 
     in vapor col. Lge. gap in main column near edge of C. Gap not 
     previously seen, but fine lines crossing it had. E is still most 
     conspic. (time est. fr. col. given)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=298 
     and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-25 UT 17:06-17:51 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Gallivan on 1969-5-3

     Aristarchus 1969 May 03 UTC 07:00? Observed by Smith, Gallivan 
     (Corralitos Observatory, Organ Pass, NM, 24" reflector, photos) "Bluing 
     around crater. Visible on monitor, but immeasurable in photos" NASA 
     catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1125


2018-Oct-25 UT 17:17-20:28 Ill=99% Plato observed by McCord on 1965-9-12 *

     Plato 1965 Sep 12 UT 05:00 Observed by McCord (Mt Wilson 
     Observatort, CA, USA, 60" reflector+spectrometer) "line depth 
     ratios in spectra a/b (H), c/d (K) were abnormally high compared 
     with 23 other areas, but not quite as pronounced as other areas 
     on other dates." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). 
     NASA catalog ID 895. ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2018-Oct-25 UT 17:41-19:19 Ill=99% Gassendi observed by Brook_C on 2004-8-31

     2004 Aug 31 UT 22:30-22:35 C. Brook (Plymouth, UK) looked at Gassendi 
     and noted a slight chestnut brown colouration in the dark area on the 
     crater floor to the north of the central mountain leading to Gassendi 
     A. It lasted for about two minutes during 22-30 hrs UT to about 22-35 
     hrs UT (observer unable be more precise). Used 60mm OG x120. Seeing 
     quite steady trans good. Checked Gassendi again at 23hrs UT to 23-05. 
     No sign of colour. Also area mentioned earlier seemed lighter now. No 
     colour on Aristarchus. Plato floor dark -no sign of craterlets. Seeing 
     good with just slight tremor. Trans good 60mm OG x120 used. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-25 UT 17:51-19:48 Ill=98% Picard observed by Unknown_English_Observer on 1877-5-29

     East of Picard (56E, 15N) 1877 May 29 UT 00:30 Observed by an unknown 
     observer (in England?) "Bright spot. (nr. sunset, should normally be 
     faint? as in Kuiper atlas where it is invisible.)" NASA catalog weight=
     3. NASA catalog ID #191.


2018-Oct-25 UT 17:51-18:43 Ill=98% Mons_Pico observed by Moore_P on 1980-9-25

     On 1980 Sep 25 atUT 20:20-22:14 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15"? reflector, 
     seeing=III) found that Mons Pico was bright and had a reddish glow to 
     its south west. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=111 and weight=0. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-25 UT 17:51-18:43 Ill=98% Plato observed by Moore_P on 1980-9-25

     On 1980 Sep 25 at UT20:20-22:14 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) noticed that the 
     central craterlet was more visible in red than in blue. There was also 
     a streak on the floor that was "shifted to S & W." The floor was dark 
     and Mons Pico was bright. Peters found Plato's floor (and central 
     craterlet) to be dark, and darker in blue than in red, however he was 
     suffereing from spurious colour at his observing site. Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=111 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-25 UT 17:51-18:43 Ill=98% Proclus observed by Peters_FW on 1980-9-25

     On 1980 Sep 25 at UT 20:20-22:14 Peters (Kent,UK, x240 and x120, 
     seeing=III) observed Proclus to have an orange tint, however there was 
     a lot of spurious colour in the area. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=111 
     and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-25 UT 19:44-21:41 Ill=98% Mare_Crisium observed by Robinson_JH on 1973-3-20

     Mare Crisium 1973 Mar 20 UT ~19:55 Robinson (Devon, UK) patches 
     clearer in a red filter than in a blue filter. This is 
     unlikely to be a TLP, more likley something to do with effects 
     in our atmosphere, but is worth checking out, just in case. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-25 UT 19:59-22:07 Ill=98% 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-Oct-25 UT 20:39-22:27 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Kidger_M on 1978-11-16

     Aristarchus 1978 Nov 16 UTC 19:40-19:45. Observer: Mark Kidger (UK, 6" 
     refractor x40, x133, x200, seeing poor-boiling) - saw the north wall of 
     Aristarchus to be an electric blue. No spurious colour was seen in 
     other craters (despite the conditions). No other observers were able to 
     confirm this due to the weather. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-25 UT 21:04-22:08 Ill=98% 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-Oct-25 UT 23:43-00:29 Ill=98% 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-Oct-26 UT 14:57-16:30 Ill=95% Geminus observed by Longshaw_N on 2013-12-19

     On 2013 Dec 19 N. Longshaw (Oldham, UK, Seeing III, TAK FS 78 
     APO Refracror) observed a diffuse area east of the central 
     peak of Geminus, to be sepia/brownish tint. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-Oct-26 UT 15:37-17:12 Ill=95% Plato observed by Unknown_Observer on 1959-11-17

     On 1959 Nov 17 at Ut 22:00 an unnamed observer saw a light in Plato. 
     The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=725 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-26 UT 16:17-18:01 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Manske_R on 1989-6-21

     On 1989 Jun 21 at UT07:03-07:27, R. Manske (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 1 
     "refractor) found the colours pink and blue on Aristarchus, like the 
     previous day, however this time there was also an orange tinge on the 
     "back"" (North?) rim of Sinus Iridum and the same too on mare Crisium, 
     all the way past Plato, in the direction of Cassini. This colour was 
     not seen at higher magnifications. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=368 and 
     the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-26 UT 16:17-18:01 Ill=95% Cassini observed by Manske_R on 1989-6-21

     On 1989 Jun 21 at UT 07:03-07:27 R. Manske (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 1" 
     refractor) saw orange on Cassini all the way past Mare Imbrium edge,
     Plato etc - maybe atm. At high power (8mm eyepiece) & no filter. Saw no 
     hint of color (due to smearing at high power?)." The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=368 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-26 UT 16:17-18:01 Ill=95% Mare_Imbrium observed by Manske_R on 1989-6-21

     On 1989 Jun 21 at UT 07:03-07:27 R. Manske (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 1" 
     refractor) saw orange on Mare Imbrium edge all the way past Plato upto 
     Cassini - maybe atm. At high power (8mm eyepiece) & no filter. Saw no 
     hint of color (due to smearing at high power?)." The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=368 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-26 UT 16:17-18:01 Ill=95% Plato observed by Manske_R on 1989-6-21

     On 1989 Jun 21 at UT 07:03-07:27 R. Manske (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 1" 
     refractor) saw orange on Plato all the way past Mare Imbrium edge upto 
     Cassini - maybe atm. At high power (8mm eyepiece) & no filter. Saw no 
     hint of color (due to smearing at high power?)." The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=368 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-26 UT 16:17-18:01 Ill=95% Promontorium_Laplace observed by Manske_R on 1989-6-21

     On 1989 Jun 21 at UT 07:03-07:27 R. Manske (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 1" 
     refractor) saw orange on the north? wall of Sinus Iridum and over a 
     large part of the north of Mare Imbrium - "maybe atm. At high power 
     (8mm eyepiece) & no filter. Saw no hint of color (due to smearing at 
     high power?)." The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=368 and the weight=0. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-26 UT 18:00-21:56 Ill=95% Plato observed by McCord on 1965-9-13 *

     Plato 1965 Sep 13 UTC 05:40   McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" 
     reflector with spectragraph) - "Line depth ratio in spectra a/b (H), 
     c/d (K) were abnormally high compared with 23 other areas, but not 
     quite as pronounced as other areas on other dates." NASA catalog 
     weight=5 (very high), NASA catalog ID #895.


2018-Oct-26 UT 18:01-19:51 Ill=95% Unknown observed by Scarfe on 1963-11-4

     On 1963 Nov 04 at UT 00:00? Scarfe (Cambridge, UK) observed a spectral 
     line dpeth anomaly? The cameron 1978 catalog ID=781 and weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Oct-26 UT 19:02-20:51 Ill=95% Plato observed by Cameron_W on 1971-4-13

     Plato 1971 Apr 13 UT 03:30-04:30  W. Cameron (Greenbelt, MD, 
     USA, 36" reflector & 6" grating) "spectrum obtained showed an 
     extra absorption line at 4908+/-4A & possibly another. No other 
     of 6 spectra of other features on the plate show it. No other of 
     20 spectra of Plato, including another on the same nite show it. 
     Further reduction & analysis remain to be done." NASA weight=5. 
     NASA catalog ID=#1291. ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2018-Oct-26 UT 19:40-23:36 Ill=95% Plato observed by McCord on 1965-9-13 *

     Plato 1965 Sep 13 UTC 07:20   McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" 
     reflector with spectragraph) - "Line depth ratio in spectra a/b (H), 
     c/d (K) were abnormally high compared with 23 other areas, but not 
     quite as pronounced as other areas on other dates." NASA catalog 
     weight=5 (very high), NASA catalog ID #895.


2018-Oct-26 UT 19:45-21:42 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Curtis on 1987-6-14

     Aristarchus 1987 June 14 UT 04:43-08:00 Observed by Curtis, Jacobs, and 
     Manske (Yanna Research Station, Carl A. Fosmark Jr. Memorial 
     Observatory, Madison Astronomical Society, WI, USA, 17" f4.5 Dobsonian 
     and the 8" f10 SCT Celestron) "On the night 13/14  June  11:42 P.M. to 
     3:00 A.M. local time or 14 June 04:43 to 8:00 UT. Three people 
     witnessed this event and all three of them observed with three 
     different telescopes to rule out instrumental aberration. These three 
     pople were members of the Madison Astronomical. The three observers 
     involved are Keith Curtis, Tom Jacobs and Robert Manske. Keith Curtis 
     took detailed notes of the event as he observed it. The observations 
     were made at the Yanna Research Station, Carl A. Fosmark Jr.
     Memorial Observatory of the Madison Astronomical Society following the 
     annual picnic. This is MAS dark sky site and is located near Brooklyn, 
     Wisconsin. As they were observing the night sky they saw the Moon 
     rising and noted a strong orange color due to atmospheric effects. 
     Approximately 1/2 hour after the Moon rise they decided to turn one of 
     the telescopes on it. It was at 04:43 UT, it was noted by Keith Curtis 
     that as the Moon rose it began to loose the horizon color effect and 
     return to its normal color, but he found that the red color was not 
     leaving the crater Aristarchus. At first they all thought this was an 
     atmospheric effect but decided it was a real event since they detected  
     a second crater (Euler) showing red color on its rim. Keith Curtis
     said that the red color was very strong on the Western rim of 
     Aristarchus with a strong blue/green or aqua green on the Eastern rim. 
     Keith also reported that the glow opaque enough to prevent viewing of 
     the interior of crater Aristarchus. He said they observed until 3:00 
     A.M. daylight saving time or 8:00 UT. and the red glow was still 
     visible when they ended  their observing session. Robert Manske 
     description of the event was that he saw two craters glowing a strong 
     red and blue giving it a rainbow effect. He said that the red glow was 
     so strong he was unable to see the craters underneath during the entire 
     observing session. Concerning the orientation of the red and blue was 
     on the crater he stated that  he did not remember since he failed to 
     take any notes. Concerning whether there was any difference in 
     appearance when they observed it with the 17" f4.5 Dobsonian and the 
     8" f10 SCT Celestron. He said that he could not detect any difference 
     to the lunar formation or the color on it regardless of which telescope 
     he used. He did mention that as the Moon was rising it had the 
     appearance of one large Maria in the center of the disk. This illusion 
     disappeared as the Moon rose higher into the sky. When talking to Tom 
     Jacobs he said that he remembered that he did not see anything on the 
     Moon until 1/2 hour after Moon rise. He said that he remembered that 
     the entire Aristarchus region had a strong reddish or pinkish color. 
     All three witness all reported variations in the type of color they 
     were seeing. This would indicate that individuals color perception is a 
     major factor during a color event. Keith Curtis saw a very strong 
     coloration around the rim of the craters, where Robert Manske saw the 
     entire region covered by this red and blue coloration and he could not 
     see the interior of the craters underneath. Tom Jacobs reported that 
     the glow covered the entire crater but he could see the crater 
     underneath it. The Moon never achieved a height greater than 21 degrees 
     so it could be that what the observers saw was caused by the Earths 
     atmosphere. Further details can be found on the following web site: 
     http://www.ltpresearch.org/ltpreports/ltp19870614.htm " ALPO 
     observational report. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=303 and 
     weight 5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-26 UT 22:06-23:43 Ill=94% Janssen_K observed by Brook_C on 1992-2-21

     On 1992 Feb 21 at 03:00-03:55UT C. Brook (Plymouth, UK, 3" refractor 
     x116, seeing II) found that Janssen K was very bright. Cameron 2006 
     catalog extension ID=441 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-26 UT 22:21-00:19 Ill=94% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1898-4-9

     Schroter's Valley 1898 Apr 09 UT 04:00 Observed by Pickering 
     (Cambridge, Mass. USA, 15" refractor) "Variations in vapr col. Break in 
     main col. Similar to earlier. time est. fr. given col. Date given is 
     8th LT =9th UT?."NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #300.


2018-Oct-26 UT 22:55-00:29 Ill=94% Cassini observed by Livesey_R on 1995-1-19

     Cassini/Tycho 1995 Jan 19 UTC 04:35 Observer: R.Livesey (UK) - Tycho 
     appears brighter than Cassini bright spot in red filter. In violet 
     filter Tycho and Cassini bright spot appear equally bright. (Tycho and 
     Cassini bright spot in Deslandres - added at bottom of report?). 2.5" 
     refractor x48 (indoors), seeing Antoniadi II-IV. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-26 UT 22:55-00:29 Ill=94% Tycho observed by Livesey_R on 1995-1-19

     Tycho/Cassini 1995 Jan 19 UTC 04:35 Observer: R.Livesey (UK) - Tycho 
     appears brighter than Cassini bright spot in red filter. In violet 
     filter Tycho and Cassini bright spot appear equally bright. (Tycho and 
     Cassini bright spot in Deslandres - added at bottom of report?). 2.5" 
     refractor x48 (indoors), seeing Antoniadi II-IV. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-27 UT 15:35-16:20 Ill=89% Atlas observed by Delmotte on 1954-3-23

     Atlas 1954 Mar 23 UTC 00:00? Observed by Delmotte (France?) "Violet 
     tint in crater" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #562.


2018-Oct-27 UT 15:41-17:37 Ill=89% Aristarchus observed by Ricketts_GH on 1979-11-7

     Aristarchus 1979 Nov 07/08 UT 23:10-00:00 Observed by R.H. 
     Ricketts (Lewis, Sussex, UK, 10" reflector, x300, Seeing 
     Antoniadi II) - obscuration and colouration seen. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Oct-27 UT 16:22-17:29 Ill=89% Proclus observed by Gray_R on 2001-11-4

     Proclus 2001 Nov 04 UTC 07:00-07:43 "Robin Gray of Winneucca, Nevada, 
     U.S.A. reported a contrast effect and brightening in the crater 
     Proclus. Using a 15.2 cm refractor he conducted a Moon blink search 
     with Wratten 25a and 38a blue filters. His report goes as follows: 
     Moon Blink carried out. In Red 25 Proclus looked nearly the 
     same as in white light. Through the Blue 38a filter, however, only the 
     brilliant lit south east wall was clearly visible. The northeast wall 
     was very dim with this filter. With no filters the NE and SE wall were 
     brilliantly lit, the SE wall was almost as bright as Aristarchus. A 
     thread like strip along the NW wall, possibly the rim of the crater, 
     was also brilliantly illuminated. The interior of the crater was a 
     featureless stygian black with the exception of a brilliant (intensity 
     9) thread of light that ran parallel  to the illuminated east wall. 
     Whether this was an L.T.P. or an optical  effect of atmospheric 
     turbulence is unknown, did not see anything similar elsewhere along the 
     terminator though" ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-27 UT 16:47-18:43 Ill=89% Aristarchus observed by Madej_P on 1979-11-8

     On 1979 Nov 08 at 00:16UT P.Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 6" reflector, x48 
     and x110, seeing II and transparency very good) detected a small faint 
     orange spot, close to the centre, but not at the centre. Spurious 
     colour was visible on the northern flank of Aristarchus. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=74 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.  


2018-Oct-27 UT 18:11-20:08 Ill=89% Plato observed by Lihou on 1886-11-14

     Plato 1886 Nov 14 UT UT 21:45 Observed by Lihou (France?) "Brilliant 
     band N-S, area marked G in NE was only slightly visible, poorly 
     defined. Drawing (there were rays on the floor)." NASA catalog weight=3 
     (average). NASA catalog ID #253.


2018-Oct-27 UT 20:01-21:59 Ill=88% Theophilus observed by Mobberley_M on 1981-10-16

     On 1981 Oct 26 UT 20:44-21:14 M. Mobberley (Bury St Edmunds, UK, 
     14" Cassegrain, seeing III) noticed an ~100deg wide fan on the 
     floor of Theophius, radiating on the central peak upto the 
     surrounding base of the wall next to Cyrillus crater. This fan 
     had a hint of yellow/red. The observer did not consider this to 
     be abnormal - there was certainly no loss of focus here as far 
     as the observer was concerned, and no mention is made of this 
     effect in later observations that night. Plenty of spurious 
     colour was reported. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-27 UT 21:02-22:59 Ill=88% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1966-8-5

     Aristarchus 1966 Aug 05 UT 05:22-05:38 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA, 4" reflector x93, x125, x281, S=4, T=5), "S. part of floor was 
     granulated & est. at 6 deg bright; faint yellow-brownish tint. Rest of 
     crater 8 deg bright white."NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog 
     ID 963.


2018-Oct-28 UT 00:04-00:30 Ill=88% Alphonsus observed by Wilkins_HP on 1958-11-29

     Alphonsus 1958 Nov 29 UTC 22:00? Observed by Wilkins (Kent, UK, 
     15" reflector) "Near site of Kozyrev's outbreak saw a circular 
     patch, black pit center, & red, round masses all around it." 
     NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #708.ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-28 UT 16:28-17:18 Ill=81% Plato observed by Corvan_P on 1966-8-5

     Plato 1966 Aug 05/06 UT 23:37-02:58 Observers: Corvan, Moseley 
     (Armagh, N.Ireland, 10" refractor, x280) and Ringsdore (England, 
     8.5" reflector) "Several red glows at different places at 
     different times. Each lasted a few min. (not confirmed by 
     Ringsdore. Given as 8/4 in MBMW) NASA catalog weight=4, NASA 
     catalog ID=#964. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-28 UT 17:48-19:46 Ill=81% Kepler observed by Classen on 1968-7-14

     On 1958 Jul 14 at UT 21:00 Classen (Pulsnitz Observatory, East Germany, 
     8" refractor) observed Kepler to be 0.5 magnitudes brighter than 
     Aristarchus, normally it is the other way around with Aristarchus being 
     0.3 brighter than Kepler. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1084 and weight=
     3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-28 UT 21:41-22:28 Ill=80% Theophilus observed by Cross on 1965-7-18

     Theophilus 1965 Jul 18 UTC 08:52-09:01 Observed by Cross, Ariola 
     (Whittler, CA, USA, 19" reflector, x450, S=4, T=3) "Red spots; 
     ruby red within a pink area on c.p." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA 
     catalog ID #885. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Oct-28 UT 22:18-00:12 Ill=80% Plato observed by Gruithuisen_F on 1825-4-8

     Plato 1825 Apr 08 UT 01:00 Observed by Gruithuisen (Munich, 
     Germany) "West part of crater brighter than east part". NASA 
     catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #106. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-28 UT 22:53-00:31 Ill=79% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1971-6-13

     Aristarchus 1971 Jun 13 UT 08:21 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 4" reflector x51, x93, x121) "S. part of floor was brownish & 
     granulated" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1296.


2018-Oct-28 UT 23:34-00:31 Ill=79% Aristarchus observed by Pedler_J on 1978-11-19

     Aristarchus 1978 Nov 19 UT 22:40-23:05 Observed by Pedler 
     (UK, 12.5" reflector, x200, seeing fair) Blue colour seen and 
     could not focus on this part, where as other craters were 
     nice and sharp in this filter. Aristarchus darker in red 
     light. all other craters were normal in red. Attempts to 
     change the eyepiece did not make any difference to the blue 
     colour. Cameron 2005 catalog ID=43 and weight=4.
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Oct-28 UT 23:55-00:31 Ill=79% Gassendi observed by daSilva on 1971-6-13

     Gassendi 1971 Jun 13 UT 07:22-08:05 Observed by Raimundo Nonato 
     da Silva (Parnaiba, Brazil, 9.5" reflector, x180) "At 0755h 
     variation on W.(IAU?) edge of crater "brightness seemed to 
     become a little darker" as it was gugacious (foggy?), Was not 
     sure it was a LTP. Other features & it were normal from 0658-
     0755h". NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID 1295. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Oct-29 UT 18:01-20:58 Ill=71% Aristarchus observed by Cameron_W on 1982-10-8 *

     On 1982 Oct 08 at UT 04:15-04:30 W. Cameron (Silverspring, MD, USA, 
     3.5" reflector, x160, Seeing-very good) suspected blue tinge on north 
     west rim and brown/red on south east rim of Aristarchus crater + focus 
     was slightly difficult. No similar colour effect seen on other craters. 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=186 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-29 UT 18:01-20:58 Ill=71% Clavius observed by Cameron_W on 1982-10-8 *

     On 1982 Oct 08 at UT 04:15-04:30 W. Cameron (Silverspring, MD, USA, 
     3.5" reflector, x160) found that Clavius had a "D" shaped crater on its 
     outskirts that made it appear to have a ridge crossing through it. 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=186 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-29 UT 18:29-20:22 Ill=71% Plato observed by Darling_D on 1989-4-26

     On 1989 Apr 26 at UT 10:22-10:44 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" 
     refractor, x36-x140) found that the eastern half of Plato crater was 
     dark - and he checked this using several eyepieces. moderate 
     magnification resolved the dark region into bands, but too high a 
     magnification (x140) made the bands dissappear. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=362 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Oct-29 UT 21:42-23:39 Ill=70% Plato observed by Mobberley_M on 1981-10-18

     On 1981 Oct 18 UT 22:14022:16 M.Mobberley (Bury St Edmunds, UK, 
     14" Cassegrain, seeing variable, transparency misty) found that 
     the central craterlet on the floor of Plato was not visible, 
     despite it being visible under similar colongitudes on other 
     nights. Might be due to observing conditions, but observer 
     suspicous. At 02:08 the observer comments that the central 
     craterlet was ellusive, and at 02:42, though it is uncertain 
     whether they regarded it as suspicous still at this stage? 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-29 UT 23:25-00:31 Ill=69% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1891-9-23

     On 1891 Sep 23 at UT 22:00 Pickering, based at Arequipa, Peru, and 
     using a 12" reflector, saw in Schroter's Valley and the vicinity 
     "Varitions in vapor column. Drawings. Time estimated from given 
     colongitude)." Cameron 1978 catalog ID=272 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Oct-30 UT 18:25-20:13 Ill=60% Tycho observed by Moseley_R on 1983-8-30

     Tycho 1983Aug30 UT 00:15-00:18 R. Moseley (Coventry, UK, 6" 
     f/10 reflector, x60, transparency very good, seeing III, 
     improving with altitude) attention initially caught by the 
     impression of a rosy colouration along the NW crest and outer 
     wall. For perhaps 2-3 min this persisted - before fading 
     entirely. The observer felt that the cause may have been 
     psysiological - or short-lived spurious colour. However 
     interestingly nearby craters did not show the effect. A 
     sketch was made over a longer time span 00:15-00:40UT. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-30 UT 19:52-21:50 Ill=59% Lexell observed by Unknown_English_Observer on 1919-2-21

     In 1919 Feb 21 at UT 22:00? an unknown English observer observed in 
     Lexell crater an intensely dark line going out from it. The Cameron 
     1978 catalog ID=370 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-30 UT 20:20-22:06 Ill=59% Archimedes observed by Darling_D on 1981-9-20

     On 1981 Sep 20 at UT 08:00-09:40 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 
     12.5" reflector, x342, seeing=excellent) detected the small crater on 
     its western rim But not on the eastern floor. This was odd because both 
     are equal in size, furthermore smaller craters could be seen and the 
     Moon was at a high altitude above the horizon, so seeing not a problem. 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=154 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Oct-31 UT 19:27-20:03 Ill=48% Linne observed by Markov on 1918-4-4

     Linne 1918 Apr 04 UTC 01:00?  Observed by Markov (Russia) "In place of 
     crater only a hill 2km in diam. was vis. (seen in dark). " NASA catalog 
     weight=1, low, NASA catalof ID #368. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-31 UT 19:56-21:52 Ill=48% Aristarchus observed by Brook_C on 2004-7-10

     "Observed early morning Moon, with 60mm OG x120, from 02-20 to  02-45 
     hrs UT targeting Plato, Aristarchus, and Alphonsus. From 02-20 to 02-30 
     hrs UT. Aristachus showed a faint pink colouration, where the light 
     material contacted the darker Mare surface. This was not seen after 02-
     30 hrs UT." Transparency very good, seeing somewhat unsteady at first, 
     improving later on. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Oct-31 UT 21:32-23:13 Ill=47% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1891-9-25

     On 1891 Sep 25 at UT 20:00 Pickering, based at Arequipa, Peru, and 
     using a 12" reflector, saw in Schroter's Valley and the vicinity 
     "Varitions in vapor column. Time estimated from given colongitude)." 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=273 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Oct-31 UT 21:56-23:53 Ill=47% Aristarchus observed by Moseley_T on 1968-7-18

     Aristarchus and Cobra Head 1968 Jul 18 UT 00:50-01:30 
     Observed by Moseley & Corvan (Armagh, N.Ireland, 10" 
     refractor, x255) and by Moore (Selsey, England, 3" refractor, 
     x 120) "Distinct red glow & obscur. 1st at 0050 S. of C.H. & 
     same size. At 0052h saw color on S.wall of Aris. Both 
     persisted till 0100h then both (faded, then brightened, then 
     faded. Plato, Gassendi & Kepler checked with neg. results. 
     Obscured areas reached greatest extent at 0125h wgen it was 
     1/2 size of C.H. & SSE (ast. ?) of it. Moore was alerted to 
     it & saw it in blink, but not vis. at 0107-0220". NASA 
     catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID 1085. ALPO/BAA weight=4.