Messier & A 1972 Aug 27 UT 08:51-09:21 Observed by Hansen (LeMoore, CA, USA, 6" reflector, x200) "Perculiar thread of shadow connecting the 2 craters. Sun's elev. @ 6deg. Drawing (possibly a high peak on E.wall of A casting a shadow?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1342.
On 1944 Mar 12 at UT 23:00 H.P. Wilkins (Kent, UK, 8.5" reflector) observed that Plato appeared incomplete - the central crater had it's north wall obscured. cameron comments that maybe this was due to the low altitude of the Moon? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=491 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Alphonsus 1972 Jul 29 UT 00:30-03:30 Observed by Morgan (England, UK) "Orange spot just W. of c.p. on central ridge; circular area @ 15-25km diam, larger than c.p. Was bright orange then turned orange-brown toward center. Central 4,5km was darker than rest; bownish-black with blue-white specks flashing in center. Obscur. there but ridge clear elsewhere. The dark spot SW of c.p. could not be seentho outside of color area. Sketch. It had appearance of dome of atm. thicker at center. Never seen before in 11y. Next nite brighter. NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1337. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1964 Feb 02 at UT08:30-09:40 G.Reneau and B.Crowe (2.4" refractor, x90)observed Ross D to be double. This was during a time when observers were looking for a Ranger crash plume. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=799 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Something resembling a cigar shaped shiny object seen on S rim - hanging over a smaller crater. It looked like a bright aluminum can in the sun & cast a shadow onto the rim. The length was 8-10 miles long x 1 mile wide at the central point. It appeared tapered to points at both ends. Observer studied it for several hours. S term. ~60-70miles away. Apparently not related to topog. Alt. 8deg. Cameron 2006 Extension catalog weight=3. ALPO/BAA catalog weight=1.
On 1983 May 31 at UT03:45-04:30 K. Marshall (Medellin, Columbia) noted that the whole area of Aristarchus, Herodotus, and Schroter's valley was both blurred and violet. There was hardly any detail seen inside the crater. Herodotus could hardly be seen either and Schroter's valley was totally unrecognizable. A sketch was supplied. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=223 and the weight=3.
Observed by Bartlett (Baltimire, MD, USA, 5" reflector, x150) "N. half of crater hazy & ill-defined". S=5, T=4. NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID 571.
Alphonsus 1972 Jul 30 UT 00:30-03:30 Observed by Morgan (UK using a reflector) "Orange glow, brighter this nite than last nite. Following nites were cloudy. Aristarchus and Gassendi were negative." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1338. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1987 Oct 13 at UT14:00-17:00 J. Moeller (Kirkville, NY, USA, 6" reflector) observe and 10x70 binoculars) noted that Aristarchus was brilliant in the sky and the most striking feature on the lunar surface (2-3x brighter than Tycho). It appeared as a hazy white cloud at first. The effect lasted for 3 hours. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=309 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus 1956 Oct 26 UT 12:54 Observed by Alter (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" reflector, S=E) "Photog. thru UV & IR filters. Obscur. of E. 1/2 of floor evident in blue plates -- KodakII-O plate no filter. 2m later Kodak I-N. One pair of plates best he'd ever seen. Similar obscuration seen 2X on Linne (this started Kozyrev on his spectrographic program.)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #653.
On 1980 Jul 05 at 03:20UT P.Moore (Selsey, UK, 12?" reflector) found Aristarchus to be "Very brilliant indeed". Cameron 2006 TLP catalog ID=100 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1955 Jul 13 UTC 02:50 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, England) "Brilliant in blue & green filters. Didn't seem to be as clear as other craters." NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #598.
Grimaldi 1972 Aug 02 UT 23:42 Observed by Taylor, Findlay, Ford (Dundee, Scotland, 10" refractor, x180, filters) "Blink in crater, slight but definite on W. wall. Appeared bright without filters. Confirmed by Findlay & Ford. Aris., Gass. & prom. Heraclides were normal." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1339. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Aristarchus 1980 Aug 04 UT 11:40-11:53 Observed by Jean Nicolini (Campinas, SP, Brazil, 6" reflector and 12" reflector) "Red glow seen on SE exterior of Aristarchus". ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Copernicus 1996 Sep 06 UT 01:45 Observed by C Brook (Plymouth, UK, 60mm refractor x28, x112, transparency, not good) "Shadows of central mountains could not be seen although the shadows on the crater ramparts were visible" BAA Lunar Section report. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Tycho 1990 Dec 10 UT 11:03-12:49 Observed by Darling (Sun Prairie, WI, USA, 12.5" Newtonian, x63) "Nebulous patch seen where the central peak should have been in the 90% shadow filled crater. The nebulous patch is seen to vary in size and a star-like point is seen inside it briefly for 1 sec. The nebulous patch was a bit like what one expects from a close-up view of a cometry nucleus. A sketch and an image can be found on the following web site: http://www.ltpresearch.org/ltpreports/ltp19901210.htm " An ALPO report.
Spitzenberg Mountains 1980 Jul 06 UT 02:05-02:26 Observed by Madj (Newsome, Huddersfield, UK, 70mm OG, Seeing started as I and ended up as IV) "Obscuration seen near Spitzenberg Mountains" BAA Lunar Section Report.
On 1987 Oct 17 at UT17:00-18:00 (in daylight) J. Moeller (Kerkville, NY, USA, 6" reflector, x80-x135) observed that Aristarchus had a long trench-like feature going off to the north west limb. On the 18th this feature was more cloud like, "bright white and opaque. (Trench = Schrotes Valley? Similar to 10/13/67)". The Cameron 2006 catalof ID=311 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Herodotus 1955 Jul 15 UT 03:50 Observer by Firsoff (Somerset, England, 6.5" reflector?) "Shadow from apparent c.p. (Orbiter photos don't show it but Apollo 16 oblique shows a very low hill or hills, but slope is < 2.5deg" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #599. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1941 Mar 31 UT 03:15 Barcroft (Madera, CA, USA, 6" reflector) observed Aristarchus in Earthshine - Haas thought it must have been unusually bright. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=486 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1959 Sep 5 UT 19:13-19:45 Rule (London, UK, 3" refractor, x130, seeing = excellent) observed in Aristarchus a star like point with intermittent flares ups in brightness, reaching about 8-9 in magnitude.The cameron 1978 catalog ID=718 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
South Pole 1997 Apr 10 UTC 20:45 Observed by Livesey (Scotland, 65x33, Seeing Antioniadi II, Transparency : Thick Haze Alto Stratus, windy) "Two bright spots seen - one on southern tip of crescent and 2nd way over on the dark side of the S. limb. Earthshine seen, but no features". Probably these are just peaks making it into sunlight - though one of them was of considerable distance from the tip of the cresecent (was this the peak of eternal light?). So therefore the ALPO/BAA weight=1 i.e. it is worth checking out - however we may not be able to tell for sure until the libration matches up too.
On 1988 Feb 20 at UT22:25-22:34 H. Rodriguez Moreira (Fortaleza, Brazil, 4" refractor) observed a rapid rise in brightness at 22:25UT in Promintorium Olivium. About 4 minutes after this the brighness fluctuated 3 times and the TLP faded in 9 minutes after it started, returning everything to normal. "Bluish light point on darkside of it" - apparently a Greek observer (Aguirre) observed a flash but no date was given. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=317 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1972 Dec 10 at UT21:11 Schmitt, whilst orbiting the Moon on Apollo 17 saw a flash in Grimaldi. When questioned by Cameron upon return to Earth, he said that he was dark adapted at the time and was unable to say whether it was a cosmic ray or an impact flash. Cameron says that there have been many similar reports in the past from Earth-based observers e.g. TLP report No. 1167). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1352 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
1977 Apr 23 UT19:30-22:45 Foley (10.75" Newtonian and 4.5" refractor, seeing II, transpaency excellent) saw som every large variations in the brightness of Aristarchus whereas other features in Earthshine remained stable. Aristarchus was seen to be blue/violet. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Near Desseilgny in Mare Serenitatis (29E, 25N) 1971 Feb 01 UT 19:40- 20:15 Observed by Persson (Hvidore, Denmark, 2.5" refractor, x100, S=G) "Obscur. (blurred & dark) starting between Plinius & Menelaus moving towards Posidonius. Normal after 2 min. A little crater (white spot) periodically disappeared for several secs regularly every few min. There was haze above onlt this spot. A tiny crater SE of it was invis. till 2015h then became clear & steady. Color was reddish-brown. Drawing. (Apollo 14 watch)." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID 1293.
On 1972 Dec 11 at UT22:28 Cernan, on board Apollo 17, saw a flash on the east rille in Mare Orientale (88W, 20S) as he orbited the Moon. The Cameron 1978 catalog weight=1354 and the weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Cassini E 2002 Dec 11 UT 16:30-18:46 Observed by Knott (Liverpool, England, 216mm Newtonian, x216, red and blue filters used) seeing III, transparency good) "Observations carried out of the area extending from the Alpine Valley to the Crater Cassini. At 17:12 a pin point bright flash was seen NW of the rim of the crater E in white light. A 2nd pin point flash was also seen at 18:18, this time thru a blue filter. The 2nd flash was also seen on the NW rim of the crater E. The observer does not think this was a TLP as the seeing was III, but the flash was so bright as to be startling. Other peaks within the Alps were bright but were much less so in red and ble filters, where the rim of the crater E. NW edge was very bright in all filters, including white light. Incoming cloud prevented further observation." BAA Lunar Section report.
On 1997 Apr 14 at UT 20:00-22:00 F. Paolo (Legnano, Italy) photographed a lunar flare on the lunar limb.
Alphonsus 1965 May 08 UTC 05:47-05:59 Observed by McLaria (Huntsville, Alabama, USA, 16" reflector, S=9) "Light flashes on c.p. color detected by Trident M.B." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID # 875.
On 1982 Dec 22 at UT 19:20-20:10 J-H Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK, 10" reflector, x150, seeing=IV-V) could not distinguish between Messier and Messier A. The tail of these features was very bright - two telescopes were used. Moore (Selsey, UK, 12" reflector, seeing=III) could see Messier A but found Messier itself obscured - just see the west wall and thought that the comet like tail was unusual as it did not appear divided. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=192 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1889 Jun 06 at 22:00 UT Lade of France (8" refractor) saw two extremely bright spots (Plato B & D). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=262 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1988 Feb 25 at UT20:00? P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector) found that Aristarchus was very bright (especially in the UV end of the spectrum) despite other features not being seen in Earthshine. The cameron 2006 catalog ID=318 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1989 Feb 14 at UT03:45-04:38 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, 3" refractor, x90, seeing=3/10 and transparancy=5) noted that there was a dark patch of brightness 4.5 on the south east of Proclus - it was not as dark as it was on 1988 Jul 22. Cameon comments that the dark patch is normal. The north rim of Proclus was 9.0 in brightness, the floor had a brightness of 6.0, the west rim and south wall were both 7.5. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=352 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1886 Sep 06 UT 19:00? Observed by Valderama (Italy?) "Streak of light on dark floor of crater in shadow. (sunlight between peaks on walls?)" NASA catalog weight=0 (most unlikely to be a TLP). NASA catalog ID #251. ALPO/BAA catalog weight=1.
On 1993 Jun 27 at UT 19:55-20:21 and 20:24-21:04) D. Kane (England? UK, 4" refractor) discovered that the central peak of Alphonsus crater was very bright. The central peak was also brighter in red than in blue light. However G. North (Herstmonceux, UK, 6" reflector, x135, seeing V-III) and M. Cook (Frimley, UK, 4" reflcrctor, x10, seeing=III) observed that the central peak was normal, however they did not use filters. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID= and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Plato 1964 May 20 UT 01:00-01:30 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 2.4" refractor x117, S=6, T=5). "Orange-red color on W. wall. Vivid" NASA catalof weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #813.
Linne 1868 Jul 28 UT 20:00? Observed by Tacchini (Palermo, Italy) "Shadow not so marked-had a light penumbra, indicated a feeble cavity. Other craters had a black shad. On 29th appeared completely white. Crater normal on 26th. (letter to Madler Sep. 16, 1868)." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #159.
On 1971 Jul 31 at UT 21:40 (18:40 local time?) Miranda (Plaui, Brazil, 4" Refractor, 80x, 160x, Moon 70deg in altitude) observed an intermittent and curious brilliance on top of a peak (with irregular reflection) north of Mons Hadley (5E, 27N). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1302 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1952 Feb 05 at UT 05:10 J.Carle (USA, 8" reflector, x180) observed the following in Plato: "A shadow in a depression, or a cloud, or an optical illus.? Oval dark area nr. center, disappeared in 15m clear & prominenet at first then vanished. 4 of 14 spots nr. center continuously seen while remaining ones seen only momentarily. (seeing?) Drawing includes sketch on March 7. His sketch shows 18 spots, 13 same as here". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=549 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Alphonsus 1966 Nov 22 UT 03:17-03:40 Observed by kelsey (Riverside, CA, USA, 8" relector x300) "Seen first with (Eng.) moon blink, red filter but not in the green. Not seen at 03:42h" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #998.
On 1969 Mar 27 at UT 18:42-18:47 Ringsdore (England, 15" reflector, x350), Moseley (Armagh, Northern Ireland) and P. Moore (Selsey, UK) observed nothing unusual in Alphonsus at 18:40UT, but at 18:45UT Ringsdore saw a blurring. At 18:43UT Mosely saw a reddush-orange patch and this was confirmed by Moore. NNW of the central peak, Mosely got a blink, but Moore did not because of too much stray light. The colour was like Jupiter's red spot, but less pronounced. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1118 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Copernicus 1932 Mar 16 UTC 18:45-19:30 Observed by Barker (Cheshunt, England, 12.5" reflector, x310) "Term. from Cop. to lat.20S was misty & hard to define. Rest was usual sharp definition. Mistiness cleared at 1930. Cleaned his eyepiece & prism but it persisted." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #402.
On 1989 Feb 16 at UT02:46-03:01 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" refractor, x140, seeing=6/10) found that the brightness of the rim of Proclus was 9.0 (normal?). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=354 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1882 May 27 ay UT 20:00 an unknown observer (10" reflector) saw a bright luminous ray near west (astronomical?) wall on floor of Plato. Cameron suggests sunlight between peaks?. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 233 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Archimedes 1971 Aug 01 UT 22:00(?) (19:00 originally given probably local time) Miranda (Plaui, Brazil, 4" refractor, x80) observed two grooves going from east to west, broadening towards the west, across Archimedes. A drawing was supplied. Apparently this was the first time that this was ever seen. Cameron suggests rays? and also says that in fact a similar phenomenon reported before in neasrly the same position (Apollo 15 watch?). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1303 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1980 Jul 22 at UT20:08-21:50 G.North (Sussex, UK, 8" reflector, x144 and x207, seeing III-V and transparency fair) suspected an obscuration on the north and north west wall. The effect came and went. May have been due to seeing and image contrast? Cameron 2006 catalog ID=101 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1987 Oct 03 at UT 01:0?0-02:00 R. Manske (Brooklyn, WI, USA, 8" reflector, x226) observed sunlight glinting of the walls in spectacular display of colours. White (even gold) was seen at the centre, and blue on the top most part of the rim. The white (or gold) band was thin in comparison to other bands. The observer suspects that this effect was terrestrial atmosphere related. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=307 and weight= 0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Ross D 1966 Nov 23 UT 04:50-05:02 Observed by Cross (Whittier, CA, USA, 19" reflector, x250 & 2390, S=4-5 (sometimes 6), T=4, excellent contrast) Activity level 5, eastern third of Ross D's circumference possibly partly obscured. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Near Hyginus 1959 Sep 13 UT Observed by Bradford (S.Shields, England, 15"? reflector), Feist, Lovas (Hungary), Moore, Wilkins (Kent, England, 7" refractor, x500) "Obliterated by a hovering cloud (Feist disagrees). Budapest obs. saw a cloud at 21:02:30, lasting 5 m. Moore & Wilkins saw burst of light & dust cloud at 21:02:35 (confirm.) Drawing by Lovas." NASA catalog weight=5 and catalog ID #722. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Littrow, 1959 Sep 13 UT Observed by Bradford (S.Shields, England, 15"? reflector), Feist, Lovas (Hungary), Moore, Wilkins (Kent, England, 7" refractor, x500) "Obliterated by a hovering cloud (Feist disagrees). Budapest obs. saw a cloud at 21:02:30, lasting 5 m. Moore & Wilkins saw burst of light & dust cloud at 21:02:35 (confirm.) Drawing by Lovas." NASA catalog weight=1 and catalog ID #722. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1991 Jan 26 at UT 23:38-23:50 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, x159 and 3" refractor x90, seeing 5/10, transparency 3/6) found that Aristarchus was brighter through a red filter than through a blue filter on its western wall. He checked Aristarchus in two telecopes and obtained the same result. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=419 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Moon 1967 Apr 21 UTC 02:30-09:30 Observed by Dunlap et al (Corralitos Observatory, Organ PAss, NM, USA, 24" reflector + moonblink) "UV excess relative to red & visual images. Greatest (30%) at subsolar pt. nr. limb, grading down to 0% at term. Seen Apr 22 also with a gradient of 10% at term. to 25-30% at subsolar pt. (137 deg long). Filters well balanced. Neg. (normal) on Apr. 20 & 23rd. Bandpass 3700-4900A on image enhancement & filter equip. (coincided with Lyrid meteor shower. They had seen this phenom. many times since. NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #1039.
On 1980 Jul 23 at UT22:00 G.W. Amery (Reading, UK, 8" reflector, x144 and x207, seeing=III-V and transparency=fair) found that the interior shadow was a light grey. BAA TLP coordinator (Foley) suggests that this was light reflecting from the illuminated walls? Cameron 2006 catalog TLP ID=102 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1977 Apr 29 at UT21:40-23:20 an unknown UK observer reported a TLP in Gassendi crater. The following are reports by observers attempting to confirm activity: J.W. Napper (Didcot, UK, 30cm reflector, x287, Wratten 25 and 44a, conditions clear 5+) received a telephone alert call at 22:00 but the sky was cloudy until 22:30. An initial look revealed nothing unusual, then at 22:54 he observed a colour blink just inside the north wall, appearing bright in red and normal in blue or white light. No loss of detail seen and the effect lasted only 2 minutes. A sketch was made. However the observer stresses that the very bad seeing casts some doubt on this observation. L. Fitton observed using a 8.5" reflector, with Moon blink device at x200, seeing was I- II. All areas negative, including Gassindi from 21:40-21:55 and again 22;00-22:25 and finally 22:50-23:30 negative. Mike Brown (Huntington, York, UK, 30cm reflector, x220 and x350, seeing 3-4/5, and transparency 5/5) - observed from 22:00-23:25UT no colour seen, nor obsecuration, all filters negative, despite seeing a lot of fine setail inside this crater.
Moon 1967 Apr 22 UT 02:30 Observed by Dunlap et al. (Corralitos Observatory, Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector) "UV excess as in # 1029. Gradient was 10# at term. to 25-30$ at subsolar pt. (153 deg long)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #1031.
On 1982 Dec 27 at UT 23:00 M. Price (Camberley, Surrey, UK, Seeing=III and transparency=good) observed that Piazzi-Smyth was brighter than Mon Piton at 23:00. Photographic atlas was checked to verify that this was abnormal. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=193 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1980 Jul 24 at UT22:10-22:55 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, x360 and x400) found an area just south east of the central peak (and upto the wall) to be quite dark in blue light, but normal brightness in red light or in white light. All other features were normal colour- wise. At 22:55UT Tycho was normal again. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=103 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 2004 May 02 at UT03:24 M. and L. van Son (Bremerton, WA, May 1st 7:24PM PST) saw a naked eye flash on the Moon. The observers were glancing up at the Moon in daylight when they saw a bright white flash (observer and his wife together) in the upper/mid Mare Serenitatis region, west of the crater Posidonius. "Larger than how Venus appears". "It was a quick flash like white, intense lightning. I'm not sure how to report degrees of arc but if the face we see is 900, and we start from the east then the flash occurred about 225 arc seconds to the west. This was observed by the naked eye, with clear skies between us and the moon." The observers checked for signs of aircraft vapour trails but could not see any. There is a possibility that it could have been sun glint from an Iridium satellite, but this needs to be checked out and usually these last longer than the observed effect. It would be useful to obtain whole Moon images under the same illunination and libration so that we can judge this observation properly. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Aristarchus 1982 Jul 03/04 UTC 20:55-01:08 Observed by Foley (Kent, UK, Seeing Antoniadi III) "Brightness variance" - CED 3.6-4.1-4.9. When the crater was dark it had a slate-blue-grey interior. Moore found the crater to be exceptionally bright and this was confirmed by J.D. Cook (CED 3.8-4.1). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=174 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Jul 03/04 at UT 20:45-01:08 J.D. Cook (Frimley, Surrey, UK) found the Mare Frogoris area, north of Plato was pink at 20:45UT. Saxton found flashes in Mare Frigoris and near thye Alps. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=174 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Interior craterlets could not be seen and some of the walls and exterior features were fuzzy. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
LeCroy Jr. and Sr. (Springfield, VA, 4.5" reflector, x75, x300, S=3, T= 4) observed the following in the Aristarchus and Herodotus region: "Both were fused together as an oval & had a bluish cast on the E.rim. In W#25 filter it was white. At 0100h albedo decreased from 10+ to 9.5 & more detail could be seen. Separation of the 2 craters began to be seen at 0007h, details much brighter, incl. c.p. in Aris. @ 0110h main brightness & blue tint shifted to N. rim. At 0116h the SW rim was brightest & no color. At 0122h ray was brightest & no color. At 0122h ray had decreased in length & more details seen in oval. At 0123h ray was broken & smaller, becoming very small at 0125h & at 0126. The knob was gone & the edges not bright any more. Albedo=9. Sketches. (Seeing variations meas. were 1/2s in length so LTP variations not due to local atm. cond. Alt. = 65 deg". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1416 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Gassendi 1976 Oct 04 UT 21:30 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, x400, seeing poor) observed redness in the c.p. area. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Eratothenes 1954 Jul 14 UT 04:18-05:00 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector, x150, S=4, T=3) "Violet glare on E. wall bright spot (EWBS)" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #565. ALPO /BAA catalog weight=3.
Plato 1967 Apr 24 UT 02:50 K.Simmons (Jacksonville, FL, USA, 10" reflector) observed a large bright (intensity 6.5) oval area on near the central floor. According to Ricker and Kelsey (ALPO selected area coordinators) this is unusual. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1959 Mar 24 UT 02:24-02:35 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector x180, S=3, T=5) "Strong blue & blue-viol. gl. on E.wall, EWBS, SWBS with intermittent display. At this time he noted in his 5-in L a total disappearance of viol. gl. & reappear. 1 min. later. Altogether, found 4 such occurences in his records, in '54, '57, ' & '59."NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #716. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1969 Sep 25 at 19:00?UT Azeau (Paris, France, 12" reflector, x100, Seeing = good, altitude=20 deg) observed during an eclipse brilliant points for 30 minutes in Ross. Cameron says that the date given originally (16th Sep) was wrong because the age was 5 days and not full Moon. There was however a peumbral eclipse on Sep 25th at 20:10 (max). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1201 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
eclipse an unconfirmed impact flash on the Moon. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1938 May 14 at UT 05:00-09:25 deWitt (Nashville, Tennessee, 12" reflector) observed during an eclipse the fading of the dark spot in Riccioli to be pronounced. Cameron says that the mid eclipse was at 03:39, photos?. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=436 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1950 Sep 26 at UT 02:52, 03:10 Reid (Montreal, Canada, 6" reflector x48) and Venor (Montreal, Canada, 12" reflector) observed a brightening, fading, and brightening in Aristarchus crater during totality. There was a phosphorescent glow (date not given but times match this eclipse). cameron suggests that this is a confirmation report. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=538 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1975 May 25 at UT 05:00-06:00 an unknown US observer took a photograph of a lunar eclipse that shows Aristarchus gleaming white. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1406 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1975 May 25 at UT 05:00-06:00 an unknown US observer took a photograph of a lunar eclipse that shows a bright spot on the east (IAU?) rim of mare Serenitatis (Romer?). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 1406 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1903 Apr 11 at UT 23:44 Zlatinsky (Russia) observed the following for Tycho? or Aristarchus?: "Dur. a lunar eclipse a bright extension of lunar (rays?) in shadow for 30m until mid-ecl." was seen. W.W. Magness (England, UK, 3" refractor) also saw two bright streaks of light, either side of the uneclipsed crsecent of the Moon. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=217 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1906 Aug 04 at UT 12:30-13:30 Ward (England?) observed during a lunar eclipse Aristarchus to shine conspicuously. Cameron says that UT time is on the new system (as opposed to local time) with the mid eclipse at 13:00UT. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=325 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
eclipse an unconfirmed impact flash on the Moon. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
1924 Aug 14 UT 20:00 Herodotus observed by Chernov (Russia, 2" refractor?). Weak luminescence seen in mid lunar eclipe. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=390 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1881 Dec 05 at UT 17:09 Johnson observed a dark lunar eclipse. Aristarchus was seen as a white spot in the coppery disk and continued so. Cameron comments that this is the normal apeparance in an eclipse? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=226 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Bright light seen during eclipse. Date given as 8th but the Full Moon was on 6th according to Goldatine's "New & Full Moon's"). ALPO/BAA catalog weight=1. Cameron catalog weight=3. Cameron Catalog ID: 4. Julian date 1096 Aug 06. Gregorian date 1096 Aug 12.
On 1905 Aug 15 at UT 03:30 Rey (Marseilles, France) observed Tycho during a lunar eclipse to be visible, indeed it was described as brilliant during the eclipse (mid eclipse 03:31UT). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=322 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1967 Apr 26 at UT 03:00 Kozyrev (Crimea?, Soviet Union) observed Gas luminescence in Aristarchus crater. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1069 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1988 Aug 28 at UT22:00 P.Moore (Selsey, UK, 5" refractor, x260) detected a red glow along the outer wst rim and 99% it was not a TLP as there had been a fire nearby so was probably atmospheric. However colour if present, is normally seen on the south rim. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=336 and the weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
In 1954 Jul 17 at UT06:50-07:15 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, S= 5, T=5-1) observed near Aristarchus: "Pale violet tint on surface NE of crater, no color elsewhere". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=568 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
In 1942 Feb 02 at UT 18:20-19:15 Y.W.I. Fisher (Brussels, Belgium) a whitish glow near the Earthlit limb, near to Kepler (37W, 7N). The duration of the event was 55 min. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=488 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. Ref. p220-221 IAU Symposium No. 14 - The Moon.
On 1986 Apr 26 at UT 21:00 etimated) H. Miles (Cornwall?, UK) found that Aristarchus was "still brighter in moments of better seeing". The rim could be seen as a complete circle. The Cameron catalog ID=283 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Furnerius A 1983 Jan 02 UT 00:10 H. Hill (UK) observed that this crater was piercingly bright, which he thought was a bit unusual. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Messier A 1951 Aug 20 UT 01:48-03:00 Observed by P.Moore (England, 8.5" reflector, x350). Bright cloud like circular patch seen on S wall of Messier A. It was the brightest object in the vicinity. Observations ceased due to the Moon setting behind a tree. W.Haas thinks that this effect is not unusual at similar colongitudes. Moore checked again under similar illumination and still considers the Aug 20 appearance abnormal. NASA weight=4. NASA catalog ID #545. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Plato 1938 May 17 UTC 08:00 Observed by Haas? (New Mexico?, USA, 12" reflector?) "Floor-least bit greenish (other colors on other dates, e.g. Je 23, 7/22/37, & 7/15/38)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). ALPO/BAA weight=2. NASA catalog ID #437.
Cleomedes 1991 Dec 23 UTC 22:50 Observed by Mizon (Colehill, Dorset, UK, 8" f/6 reflector x216) "Oval or pear-shaped ashy glow visible for 2 min, then vanished quite suddenly" - Ref. personal communication received by BAA Lunar Section.
Aristarchus 1975 Nov 18-19 UT 23:30-00:30? Observed by Foley (Kent, England, 12" reflector) "Deep blue-viol. spot in NW (IAU ?) interior corner. (seen occasionally with obscur. but dates not given)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1421."
Macrobius 1898 Dec 31 UTC 20:00 Observed by Goodacre (Crouch End, England, 12" reflector) "Interior nearly filled with shadow at sunset. Inner E.wall very bright-a distinct penumbral fringe to black shad. cast on it from W.wall. Seen best using high powers. (Firsoff & MBMW give date as just 1895 but must be wrong-phase - see app.ref.)" NASA catalog weight=4 and catalog ID #304. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1989 Aug 20 at UT13:55 M. Lucas (Melbourne, Australia, naked eye) witnessed a "pin-point flash" in the middle of the lower right quadrant of the Full Moon. Foley suspects that this was in the Proclus region? The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=374 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.