Alphonsus 1964 Oct 27 UTC 05:18-06:10 Observed by Hall, Johnson, Weresulk (Pt. Tobacco, MD, USA, 16" reflector x400, S=5-7). "Red spot. Pink glow detected with Trident MB & seen visually too." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #863.
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.
On 1982 Aug 11 at UT03:30-04:15 Mobberley (Suffolk, UK) obtained a photograph and made a sketch that revealed a needle-like shadow from the west wall to near by the central craterlet - the latter was quite clearly visible. What were not visible were the other four craterlets. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=183 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
On 1882 Apr 11 at UT 21:00 Williams (England, 6.5" reflector) observed Plato at sunset (date Cameron gives is calculated from #229) and saw a curious phosphorescent glimmer in the crater where he had seen a luminous milky appearance before. at sunrise. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=230 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1978 Jan 02 at UT23:00? A.V. Arkihpov and A.R. Kharkov (USSR) observed in the terminator region (near Adams?) a flash enclosed by a fuzzy envelope (180x120 arc seconds in size). The TLP faded away over 30 seconds. Cameron says that this is the first example of many photographs that registered activity. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID= and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus appeared dimmer than normal. This report has an ALPO/BAA weight of 1.
On 1989 Jun 28 at UT 08:39-09:00 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" refractor, x36) discovered that at this time Mons La Hire was the brightest feature on the Moon. LaPrice was also very bright. Cameron quotes that Darling recorded that LaHire had a brightness of 7.0 and LaPlace=7.5. Darling did not think that this was a TLP. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=369 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1989 Jun 28 at UT 08:39--9:00 D. Darling (Sunpraire, WI, USA, 3" refractor, x36) noted that promontorium LaPlace was very bright. LaHire brigtness was 7.0 and LaPlace was 7.5. Darling suspects that this was not a TLP because "as did not have mother-of-perl appearance as seen on Piton at times"The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=369 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Grimaldi 1971 Jun 18 UTC 02:12-02:31 Observed by Jorgensen (Denmark, 36" refractor, 60, 200x, seeing good) "Dark reddish spot in SW part of crater. At 60x. Became clearer at 200x & seen in midwest also. At 0331h phenom. clearest in west, while S. region had faded. Air turb. & dawn ended obs. at 0331h. Seen best in yellow filter, well in red, invis. in green & blue." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1298. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Closest parts of the Moon at Saturn appearing from occultation were dull and hazy. Was this an effect of the lunar atmosphere or a high haze and halo around the Moon? Cameron's 2006 catalog extension gives this an ID No. of 3 and a weight of 1. The ALPO/BAA catalog weight is also 1.
On 1981 Nov 23 at UT 10:31 B. Hobdell (St Petersberg, FL, USA, 3?" refractor, seeing=1) observed 3 star-like very bright yellow flashes (approximately 20 sec apart) on the east of Taruntius or on a ridge near this. No additional flashes were seen. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=159 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Reiner 1986 Jun 04 UT 09:15-09:33 Observed by Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" Newtonian x79, x40, x35, Seeing 6, sky clear and steady - Moon 9deg above horizon). David Darling was out on the morning of 4 June observing the planet Mars. While studying Mars the crescent Moon rose giving me a splendid view of the earthshine portion of the disk. As the Moon rose higher into the sky he decided to turn the telescope onto it to the earthshine region of the Moon. He made it a practice to examine this region of the Moon to monitor for craters that appear to glow under this light. While observing he became aware of a black spot located in the sunlit portion of the Moon about 60 miles west of the sunset terminator. At first he thought the black spot was a shadow being cast by a large mountain or crater. When looking at his lunar charts he could not locate any feature that would account for it. As he continued to study the black spot he realized that it appeared darker than any shadows on the Moon. It was at 4 June 1986 4:15 A.M. CDT or 9:15 U.T. when he first sighted the phenomena and it was at 4:25 A.M. CDT or 9:25 U.T. that he realized he was seeing a lunar transient phenomena event. It was at this time that he could start to see silvery filaments or streaks in the black patch. Between 9:23 and 9:25 U.T. he watched the black patch disappear. When the black spot had disappeared he found that the location of the black spot was over the crater Reiner. he estimated that during the L.T.P. event that area covered by the black cloud was approximately 40 to 50 square miles. He also had examined other formations on the Moon during this event and none were exhibiting the same phenomena witnessed over the crater Reiner.
In 1940 Dec 02 at 00:00? Vaughan (Des Moines, Iowa, USA, 3" reflector) observed Aristarchus in the dark part as a bright spot. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=480 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
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.
On 1975 Feb 23 at UT 18:00-00:24 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12 inch reflector, seeing Good), noticed that Aristarchus was a slate-grey tinged with blue, and abnormally bright, fading at UT 18:47, and decreased activity at UT20:45 after a cloudy period. Blue was seen on the northern wall at UT19:00, but at 19:10 no colour, but instead an obscuration. All normal from UT 21:04-21:46 according to Foley. At UT19:00 G. Amery (Reading, UK, 10 inch reflector) noted shadowy grey near the shadow under the south wall, indistinct small area, no colour. At UT 20:00 activity increased. Colour negative fr. 150-300x till 21:10 (Hunt, Cambridge, UK, 2.5" refractor, seeing Poor-Very good). Negative fr. 20:20-21:00 in bad seeing, and very good seeing at 200x all negative (colour blink filters). From 23:45-00:20UT (Fitton, Lancashire, UK, 8" reflector). Turner of Sussex, UK with an 8" reflector, observed as well. (confirm. of activity earlier & neg. later). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1397 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Darwin 1945 Oct 19 UT 23:23 - P.Moore (UK) saw 3 brilliant points of light on wall. 12" reflector used. NASA catalog ID # 495, NASA weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1975 Feb 24 UTC 18:00-23:30 Observers (all in UK): Foley (Kent, 12" reflector), Gannon (Middlesex, 6" reflector), Peters (Kent, 8" reflector), Farrant (Cambridge, 8" reflector), Turner (Sussex, 8" reflector), Fitton (Lancashire, 8" reflector) - "(Foley) 1800h -- slate gray bluish on all of crater; blue at 1816h, fading at 1835h, no color on floor. At 1949h brillinance reduced, eyepiece tested at 1959h with result of elong. gray blur & afterward activity at reduced light level. Blue again at 2013h. (Gannon) at 1851h saw red tint on S.rim (instru.), neg. in white & filter lite till 2000h, (Peters) at S=P had impression of large faint blink on S.side, diffuse till 2000h, then seeing improved & saw darkish patch on S.wall -- darker in blue than red. Craters on limb were normal to 2017h, neg. at 2058h & 2130h, (Farrant) at 2000h, normal. At 2053h color in small area to W. of W. wall. (Turner) at 2230h-2300h got neg. (Fitton) at 2330h got neg. in white, seeing too poor for filters. Fitton & Farrant think obs. due to atm. effects. (activity earlier & none later confirmed)." NASA catalog weight= 5 (very good). NASA catalog ID #1398.
On 1981 Oct 12 at UT 00:00?(?) B.W. Chapman (12cm refractor, Seeing II, transparency poor, Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK) found that Mons Pico was brighter in red light than in blue. Aristarchus for comparison was the same brightness in both filters. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1983 Aug 22 at UT 05:44-06:33 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 3"refractor, x150) found the brightness of Aristarchus (diffuse white patch) to be 7 to 7.5 but apparently it is normally 8-8.5, so fainter than normal. Another brightness reading found "brightening then nearly extinction at S. wall similar to changes seen on Eimmart before. Watched fluctuation compared to Cobra Head, they were similar but more pronounced at Aristarchus" especially in blue light compared to red (although there was a little brightness in red). Timings of these fluctuations were 7sec, 7sec, 9-10sec and 9-10sec. The latter two might have been seeing related as the crater enlarged up at these times. The observer felt that the Cobra Head appeared fainter than the previous year and had faded during the second set of brightness measurements. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=227 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1983 Aug 22 at UT05:44-06:33 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 3" refractor, x150) found that Mons Piton was still brighter in red light than in blue - the opposite was found in his July observations. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=227 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Interior bands were faint at 22:40 but sharper at 23:20. Observer noted some blue spurious colour to the north of Aristarchus but this had gone by 23:50.
Observer noted some variability in the brightness of Moltke and Torricelli B. This observation has an ALPO/BAA weight of 3.
Observer noted some variability in the brightness of Torricelli B and Moltke. This observation has an ALPO/BAA TLP weight of 3.
Plato 1945 Oct 19 UT 23:24:30 Observed by Thornton (Northwich, England) described in the NASA catalog as: "Bright flashes on the floor near E.wall (meteor?) but others have seen flashes there too. time given is 1123, must be P.M., local time. MBMW gives date as Oct 19, which is wrong" Haas (more reliable account) in his 2003 article in Strolling Astronomer Vol 45, p28 states" 23cm x220 reflector used - "minute but brilliant flash of light seen just inside eastern border of walled plain Plato. Colour was said to be orange side of yellow. NASA catalog weight=4 & NASA catalog TLP ID No. #494. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus-Herodotus 1964 Sep 20 UTC 04:15-04:50 - Observers: Crowe & Cross (Whittier, CA, USA, 19" reflector x390) "Several red spots in area between the 2 craters. No change in phenom. so stopped observing" NASA catalog weight=5 (very good). NASA catalog ID #849.
Aristarchus 1959 Jan 23 UT 06:20 - Observer: Alter (Mt Wilson, CA, 60" reflector x700) "Brilliant blue in interior later turning white. Photos obtained. (MBMW has this entry twice for diff. dates because source gave UT date as 23rd.)" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID = #712. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
nr.Ross D 1964 Sep 20 UTC 04:55-05:00 - Observers: Harris & Cross (Whittler, CA, USA, 19" reflector x250) "Opaque, outgassing, obscuration" NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #850.
On 1965 Sep 09 at UT 13:20 Presson observed an orange-red srip on the floor of Aristarchus. Cameron says that this was confirmed later by Bartlett? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=892 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1897 Jun 14 at UT 23:00 Pickering (Cambridge, Mass. USA) observed in "Schroter's valley and the vicinity variations in vapor colum. Break in col. toward F and eruption of crater D. 3.4 d after sunrise". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=389 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Plato 1980 Oct 23 UT 21:00(+/- approx 1 hour) Observed by Chapman (Kingston Upon-Thames, UK, 11.5cm refractor, seeing III, transparency poor. No spurious colour seen. During one (or both?) of these sessions, a Moon Blink was used and produced no results on all craters tested on, apart from Plato where the SW corner of the floor was brighter in red, and also visible in white light, but viewing was poor and at the limit for his telescope. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
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.
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.
Aristarchus 1964 Sep 22 UT 02:54-03:03 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" refractor x240, S=5, T=5) "Bright blue- viol. gl. on NE rim & EWBS; dark viol. nimbus; S. floor 8deg br. rest of crater 7 deg. Red-brown, changed to coppery, to yellow- brown (Gilheany, et al. examined crater later, but did not detect any color in MOON BLINK, so red-brown must have disappeared." NASA catalog ID #851, NASA catalog weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Kunowsky 1964 Sep 22 UT 03:25-04:30 Observed by Gilheany, Hall, and Johnson (Port Tobacco, MD, USA, 16" reflector, Seeing=good) "Red area detected by Trident's MOON BLINK (MB) device, (Aris. normal)." NASA catalog weight= 5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #852.
E. of Pytheas in M. Imbrium 1970 Jun 19/20 UTC 23:54-00:23 Observed by Sendor-Mark (Szolnok, Hungary, 4" reflector x 200) "Bright spot nr. Timocharis (on E. Copernican ray?) decreased slowly for next 8min 19 sec. At 00:11:05 flared up. After 2nd decreasing, brightened again at 00:25:54 after which no variablity. Event was star-like < 3km. No events on 21st." NASA catalog weight=2 (poor). NASA catalog ID=#1262.
Aristarcus 1975 Feb 26/27 UTC 21:00-00:30 Observed by: Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector), Kennedy (Dundee, UK, 8" reflector), Gannon (Middlesex, UK, 6" reflector), Amery (Reading, UK, 10" reflector), Fitton (Lancashire, UK, 8" reflector), Turner (Sussex, UK, 8" reflector) "Foley) Neg. at 2100h. At 2123h NE wall was blue, decr. at 2220h. New spot at 2221h due N. At 2227h blue fr. ENE to N. & faint blue on rim. Interior clear detail, but obscur. at ENE-N, (Kennedy) at 2222h got neg., also at 2229h-2300h. (Gannon) at 2245-2253h got neg. (Amery) at 2315h saw crater bright, bands clear, c.p. bright & very bright pt. to NE of c.p. N. wall bluisg gray mist extending into N. part of crater. Got slight blink in red till 2335h. (Fitton) at 2330h saw blue in N. interior but no blink, no obscur. in long exam. Blue varied with position in FOV. Polariz. with many rotations showed normal. Blue only in Aris., none elsewhere till 2359h. (Turner at 2330h got neg. till 2359h. (Amery) at 2359h saw most detail clear. Blink distinct in red. At 0030h(27th) saw blue mist now gray, seeing deteriorating. Herod. was normal, (Fitton explains obs. as due to high press. system W. of obs with temp. inversions). NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #1399.
"Proclus D. (Bartlett's designation) appeared as a dark spot, conformable to lts appear. at col. 111.15 deg in '55. Proc. A (Bartlett's designation) completely invisible the ordinarily easy to see. Conspic. a' col.103.78deg in 55' & st 110.1 deg in '55, but also invis. at col. 30.78deg in '56". Cameron 1978 catalog ID 665 and weight=4. Observer based in Baltimore, MD, USA and used a 5" reflectore x180 and S=4 and T=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1972 Mar 30 UTC 23:03-23:05 Observed by Kufer (11.5E, 48.25N, 110mm reflector) "A sudden brightening, but observations limited by cloud" Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler Moon & Planets (1984) Vol 30, pp53-61.
Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA) described in NASA catalog as: "Strong viol. gl. on EWBS, whole length of E. wall. Dark viol. on nimbus pale viol. on plateau m. Area was hazy -- couldn't focus it. Brilliantly clear nite.3.5(?) reflector x180 used. NASA catalog wight=4, NASA catalog ID #665. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Mare Crisium 1965 Oct 11 UTC 05:15 Observed by McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, 100" reflector + spectrogram) "Line depth ratios a/b (H),, c/d (K) abnormally high compared with 23 other areas (including Aristarchus?)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 902.
Aristarchus 1970 Apr 22 UT 07:00 Observed by Thomas.
In 1958 aug 20 at UT 20:00? an unknown observer noticed that Promontorium Agarum appeared filled with fog or mist. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=510 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1975 Feb 27 at UT21:26-23:32 P.W. Foley (Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, U.K., 12" reflector) picked up a colour Moonblink blink (brighter in blue) in Plato crater at 21:36, 22:15 and 23:32UT extended from 11 - 3 o'clock along entire area inside the crater - the effect was particularly diffuse and obscure, despite the surrounding localities being sharp. The effect was seen visually and was continuous. A check was made on star images and these were found to be very sharp and not pulsating, thuis indicating good atmospheric conditions. This is a BAA Lunar Section report. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Plato - Hibbard (Orlando, FL, USA, 2.5 inch refractor, NASA catalog quotes: "Whole crater had a bluish tinge, (photos obtained but out-of-focus -- chrom. aberr?" - NASA catalog weight=1, NASA catalog ID 903. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1975 Feb 27/28 UT 22:00-01:00 Observers: Robinson (Teignmouth, England - 10" reflector), Fitton (Lancashire, England - 8" reflector), Amery (Reading, England - 8" reflector), Mills Observatory (Dundee, Scotland, 10" reflector) - NASA catalog states: "Robinson at 2200h got blink on E.wall, stong at 200x till 2225h. (Fitton) at 2200h (moon low) at 200x saw vivid blue to N., vivid yellow & orange to S. in Aris., Proc., Menelaus, & many other bright craters til 2300h. Then Aris. less blue & mare obj. no colors. No blinks in these craters. No obscur. Polariz. normal till 2330h using many rotations. At 2330h Aris. blue in N. but fainter. Only Proc. remained blue till 0020h (28th). Photo-electric scan at 2340h was normal for Aris. (600 microamps) compared with Tycho (900 microamps), total of 10 scans. all neg. with 15km resolution. Blink neg. but blue still vis. in N. in white light till 0030h. At 0100h (S=III at 200x) Proc. clear of blue, Aris. nearly clear, blink neg. (Amery) at 2310h saw blue on N.rim of Aris., no color in other craters at 300x. No blink in Aris. S. part of Aris. indistinct but abnormal. No blink till 2350h. (Mills Observatory) at 0000h checking rep'ts got blink in S.part of Aris. Blue only in N.part. Similar blue in bright craters in E.hemisphere & blue halo on S.limb till 0020h. Concluded due to optical effects. Fitton says due to atm. effects from high press. sys. W. of obs (blue on one rim & red on other due to chrom. aberr. ? If spurios, should get no blink & similar crater conditions should exhibit same phenomena all over Moon). NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog TLP ID No. 1400. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Proclus 1975 Feb 27/28 UTC 22:00-01:00 Observers: (Fitton) at 2200h (moon low) at 200x saw vivid blue to N., vivid yellow & orange to S. in Aris., Proc., Menelaus, & many other bright craters til 2300h. Then Aris. less blue & mare obj. no colors. No blinks in these craters. No obscur. Polariz. normal till 2330h using many rotations. Only Proc. remained blue till 0020h (28th). Photo-electric scan at 2340h was normal for Aris. (600 microamps) compared with Tycho (900 microamps), total of 10 scans. all neg. with 15km resolution. Blink neg. but blue still vis. in N. in white light till 0030h. At 0100h (S=III at 200x) Proc. clear of blue, Aris. nearly clear, blink neg. Concluded due to optical effects. Fitton says due to atm. effects from high press. sys. W. of obs (blue on one rim & red on other due to chrom. aberr. ? If spurious, should get no blink &similar crater conditions should exhibit same phenomena all over Moon). NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog TLP ID No. #1400.
Aristarchus (Bartlett, 1965 Oct 12 UTC 02:15-20:25, 5 inch reflector x280) - NASA catalog quotes "Nimbus was only a dark violet hue". NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #904. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1981 Oct 15 at UT06:03-05:51 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, seeing=1-2 and transparency=5) The Cobra Head had a brightness of 8, though normally it should be less than 7. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID= 156 and weight=3.
On 1981 Oct 15 at UT06:03-06:51 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 3" refractor, seeing=1-2 and transparency=5) observed that the brightenss of 4 sun lit bright spots differed in red and blue light. "Appeared as a cross. the 2 points A & D on his sketch (index) were affceted. They were 10 pts dimmer in red than blue. Not due to seeing as they did not fluctuate (as did the seeing)." This report came from the Cameron 2006 catalog and had an ID No. of 156 and a weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 2009 Apr 12 at UT 00:00 C. Brook (Plymouth, UK, 2" refractor, x25, Edmund Optics filter No. 80 (blue) and No. 47 (light rose/purple)) noted that the rays of Proclus stood out better in light rose/purple than in blue. Not just the rays crossing Mare Crisium. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1970 Apr 23 UTC 07:00 Observed by Thomas
Alphonsus 1966 Sep 02 UTC 03:16-04:18 Observed by Whippey (Northolt, UK, 3" refractor) & Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector) "A series of weak glows, final flash at 0418h. Not confirmed by Corralitos MB" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID 971.
Aristarchus and vicinity 1975 Feb 28 UT 03:20-03:45 Observers LeCroy Jr & Sr (Springfield, VA, USA). NASA catalog states: "Orange flash in crater that then spread over whole crater then turned to bluish haze at 0320h. Couldn't see surface underneath. All W. hemisphere was brighter than normal. Blue was only on Aris. Rest of Moon was examined for phenom. but none seen elsewhere. Gone by 0343h (just a few hrs after Eng. obs. -- not likely U.S. obs. had temp. inversion high press. sys. W. of him too). 4.5" reflector 45x, 150x. NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog TLP ID No. #1401. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 1790 Mar 03 at 22:00 UT Wilkins (England?) observed Herschel's 1787 lumninous point (Aristarchus) in the same place. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=67 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Gassendi 1966 Sep 02 UT 22:55-02:55 Observed by Moseley, Moore, Gill, Harris, Frost and Hall (Armagh, Northern Ireland, 10" refractor + Moon Blink, Seeing=fair) and by Cave (England using a Moon blink) "Eng. Moonblink sys. detected red glows on c.p. & around it; seen vis. too. (Corralitos obs.at the time? did not see anything?)" Note that the Arnagh observers were all using the same telesope, The observing times of M. Cave are not given but they saw a blink SW of the central peaks. NASA catalog ID 972. NASA catalog weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Atlas 1969 Aug 01 UT 03:36-04:00 Observed by Pither (Nottinghamshire, England) NASA catalog reports: "Eng. moon blink in crater at 0336h close to E. wall, NE of central feature. Oval in shape & dirty brownish color & hazy. Started fading at 0345h but may have been due to dawn, Neg results on other features, (Apollo 11 watch)." 12" x450 reflector used. NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog TLP ID No. #1195. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Gassendi 1966 Sep 03 UT 01:11-01:46 Observers: Moore (Armagh, N. Ireland, 5 & 12" reflectors), Moseley (Armagh, N. Ireland, 10" refractor), Corralitos Observatory (B.Middlehurst, Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector), Cave , Gill (UK? 6" reflector x365), "Eng. moon blink sys. detected red glows on c.p. & round it. Independently seen by Cave. Not confirmed by Corralitos M.B." NASA catalog ID#975, NASA weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Aristarchus 1969 Aug 01 UTC 04:40-05:38 Observed by C. Pamplona e J. Barbosa(Fortaleza, Brazil using 12" x235 and 5" x100 reflectors) - NASA catalog reports: "Enhanced area in SE wall, no pulsation, no color. Usually NW wall is brightest. After 0538h NW region was brightest again, (Apollo 11 watch, indep. confirm. ?)" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog TLP ID No. # 1196. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Macrobius 1971 Mar 15 UT 02:07-03:15 Observed by Sparks (Exmouth, UK, 6" reflector x400) "Strong pink color extending whole curve of crater's illum. wall, starting & ending in shadow side. Color grew deeper, then faded & ended at 0315h. Changed eyepieces. No other feature had this tho. looked for. Survived many separate powers of eyepieces." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1289.
In 1963 Oct 05/06 at UT 23:35-00:45 Scarfe (Cambridge, UK, 36" reflector, transparency: hazy - high cirrus) observed very strong luminescence at 50% of the total light (recorded photo-electrically) at Hydrogen alpha (656nm), Sodium-D (589nm) and Fe(RMT 15) 539.71nm, 542.97nm, 543.45nm, 544.69nm, 550.15nm, and 550.68nm. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=5. The effect was especially strong in Aristarchus at 545.0nm. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=776 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.
In 1963 Oct 05/06 at UT 23:35-00:45 Scarfe (Cambridge, UK, 36" reflector, transparency: hazy - high cirrus) observed very strong luminescence in Copernicus at 50% of the total light (recorded photo- electrically) at Hydrogen alpha (656nm), Sodium-D (589nm) and Fe(RMT 15) 539.71nm, 542.97nm, 543.45nm, 544.69nm, 550.15nm, and 550.68nm. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=5. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=776 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
In 1963 Oct 05/06 at UT 23:35-00:45 Scarfe (Cambridge, UK, 36" reflector, transparency: hazy - high cirrus) observed very strong luminescence in Kepler at 50% of the total light (recorded photo- electrically) at Hydrogen alpha (656nm), Sodium-D (589nm) and Fe(RMT 15) 539.71nm, 542.97nm, 543.45nm, 544.69nm, 550.15nm, and 550.68nm. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=5. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=776 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1970 Apr 24 UTC 07:00 Observed by Thomas
Aristarchus 1961 Nov 27 UTC 23:30 Observed by Kozyrev (Crimea, Soviet Union) described in NASA catalog as: "Emission lines in spectrum of c.p. in red & blue, H2 identified, (he had obtained C2 & Swan bands in Alphonsus in '58 & '59" 50" reflector used. NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog TLP ID No. #755.
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.
On 1980 Sep 28 at UT05:00-07:00 W. Steed (Ocean City, MD, USA, 3" refractor, x45 and x220) detected a "tower-like" feature on the east rim of Mouchez crater, and appeared about 2-3x higher than other mountains nearby. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=112 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plinius 1889 Sep 13 UTC 23:00? Observed by Thury (Geneva, Switzerland) NASA Catalog Event #265, NASA Weight=3 (Average) Event described as: "Unusual black spot with intensely white 4" border over CP. Normal aspect is 2 craters. #260 says that Gaudibert saw same thing in Sep. - confirmed". References: Nature 41, 183, 1890 (April). The ALPO/BAA weight=1, this is probably perfectly normal.
Plato 1982 Sep 07 UT 0330-0430. K.P. Marshall (Columbia, 12" reflector, seeing III) saw no craterlets on the floor of Plato, but what he considered unusual was an extremely bright short section of the north rim of Plato - far brighter than, any other part of the rim, and only slightly less bright than Mons Piton. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1915 Apr 03 UTC 23:00? Observed by Markov (Russia) NASA catalog describes observation: "Appearance of bright spots that could even be seen in a 43mm (2-in) tube" 2" refractor used. NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog TLP ID NO. #350. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
1886 Oct 16 UTC 22:00 Observed by Lihou (France?) "Unusual phenomena ? (drawing)" Ref Sirius, Vol 20, 45 p69 (1887). NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #252. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1975 Mar 02 at UT05:00-06:18 P.W.Foley (Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, UK, 12" reflector) observed blueness along the southern wall of Plato. This is a BAA observation. Note that it is assumed that this is the same as Cameron's catalog 1975 Mar 02 UT 01:00 or 23:00 report by an Unknown English Observer who apparently observed colour in Plato (Red or violet). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1402 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
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.
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.
On 1979 Nov 09 at 10:30-11:05UT D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, S= 4-2/10, T=P) detected a rapid fade in brightness of south and north sunlit slopes of Mons Piton. Then the western flank faded and became obscured in detail. The variations detected were approximately 5 sec in duration, where as seeing effects were of the order of 15 sec. Mons Pico and other mountains did not show a similar effect. "It was seen only in viol. filter tho once seemed blurred in red. No changes, dimming was like a veil of mist covering the mtn - swiftly, then dissipating as rapidly. Sketch. Phenomenon went on & off till 11:00UT. Cloud was cir. In viol & spreadover mtn in 2s. Saw 6 rapid, spinning motions within the cloud like an explosion or tornado seen from above. Blurring in red was more elongated. Motion across it was like a heat wave. Whole event lasted ~35m but disappeared in a few secs. Albedos 7.4 cp, 7.5 pt A, 7 pt B." Cameron 2005 catalog ID=75 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1978 Nov 20 UTC 03:00-05:00 Observed by Foley (Kent, UK, no spurious colour, Seeing Antoniadi II and transparency good.) - colouration seen: very bright violet spot on the north west interior. No brightness variations seen. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=44 and weight=. The ALPO/BAA weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1888 Nov 23 at 16:15-17:00 UT Von Speissen & others of Berlin, Germany, using a 3.5" refractor (x180), saw a "Triangular patch of light (time in Middlehurst catalog wrong? Moonrise was at > 18:30h. If year =1887, age=8.8 days & time OK. must be same observation as ID=256 in Cameron 1978 catalog - note similarity of names and also the reference date). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=258 and weight=1.
On 1890 Oct 03 at UT 22:00 Muller of Germany saw in Posidonius an unusual shadow (Moon low? and crater in dark part-terminator 2 deg past west wall - according to Cameron). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=267 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Agrippa 1966 Sep 05 UTC 04:47-05:00 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector, 283x) "Within the wall shadow, the landslip was faintly illum., est. at 4, & distinctly brownish". S=6-1, T=3-1. NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #975.
Aristarchus 1961 Nov 27 UTC 23:30 Observed by Kozyrev (Crimea, Soviet Union) described in NASA catalog as: "Emission lines in spectrum of c.p. in red & blue, H2 identified, (he had obtained C2 & Swan bands in Alphonsus in '58 & '59" 50" reflector used. NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog TLP ID No. #755.
On 1985 Sep 04 at UT 22:15 A.V. Arkhipov (Russia) detected a bright flash in Mare Tranquilitatis that lasted < 1 second and had a diameter of < 2 arc seconds i.e. the limit of seeing resolution. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=280 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Heraclides Point 1948 Jul 27 UT 02:00? Observed by Doherty (Stoke-on- Trent, England, 3" refractor? or 6" reflector or 10" reflector) "Strangeley blurred & misty; La Place Prom was perfectly sharp." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #507.
On 1958 Dec 02 at UT 06:00 an unknown observer detected a TLP on the Moon. The reference for this is from Palm, 1967 Icarus. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=709 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1975 Mar 04 at UT03:46-06:01 P.W.Foley (Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, UK, 12" reflector) observed bluesness along the southern wall of Plato. This is a BAA observation. The Cameron 1978 catalogue ID is #1403 and has a weight of 1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1975 Mar 04 UT 04:01-05:30 P.W. Foley (Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, UK, 12" reflector, seeing excellent, no turbulence, slight frost and mist) had a suspicion of blue on the entire north wall of Aristarchus crater - not seen visually but detected with a Moon Blink device. Crater extremely bright and unable to penetrate it visually. Surrounding areas charp. No red/orange on south wall. All other areas proved negative. Photographs taken. No change in appearance over this time. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
1965 Oct 16 UTC 08:05-10:00 Observed by McLarin (Huntsville, AL, 20" reflector), Bates, Hall (Prt. Tobacco, MD, 16" reflector), Hardie (Nashville, TE, 30" reflector) "Color flashing pulsations intermittently detected by Trident MB device in Huntsville but not seen in Md, or vis. by Hardie when alerted. Pulsations in Cassini different from atmosphere" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #906.
On 1995 Apr 03 at UT 03:30 Unknown Observer (Transparency good) saw a darkening in the Cobra Head, Schroter's valley area of Aristarchus - the best example that he had ever seen. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=474 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=. Reference - BAA Lunar Section circular 1995 Oct, p125 and personal communication from David Darling to the BAA on 6/6/1995. Note it is uncertain whether this refers to the Clementine mission or to somebody who observed during the Clementine mission, or somebody with that surname. Anyway if it is the Clementine mission then the date is wrong - possibly the year should have been 1994? The Cameron catalogue does actually mention a TIFF on Clementine mission? The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=474 and the weight=3. I am assuming that the year should be 1994 and not 1995? The ALPO/BAA catalog weight=1 until we can find out what the correct date is?
Triesnecker 1966 Jul 10 UTC 02:00-02:15 Observed by Allen (Cambridge, England) and other observations by Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA). Described in NASA catalog as: "Faint illum. of a ridge in shadow; faded quickly (in BAA judged dubious). Not confirmed by Corralitos MB." 12?" refractor (x280) used at Cambridge and at Corralitos 24" reflector. NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog TLP ID No. #956.
On 1979 Dec 11 at 05:05-05:28 UT A. Crotts (Princton, NJ, USA, CCD camera and spectrophotometer) "Spectral Photometer recording - digital pics. With spectral slit. CED eff 2%." Cameron 2006 catalog ID=77 and weight=5.
On 1979 Dec 11 at 05:05-05:28 UT A. Crotts (Princton, NJ, USA, CCD camera and spectrophotometer) TLP detected in Mersenius : "Spectral Photometer recording - digital pics. With spectral slit. CED eff 2%." Cameron 2006 catalog ID=77 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1994 Apr 03 at 11:23UT D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA) noticed that Copernicus crater had a red spot on the west wall (found using Moon Blink filters Wratten 29 and Wratten 38). The ALPO/BAA weight=3.