Stochard of Dublin, Ireland, saw naked eye at 10:30UT on 1862 Nov 12 Aristarchus as extraordinarily bright as a bright spot on the Moon. This was seen in daylight with the waning crescent. Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=6 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Webb (England, using a fluid achromat) saw brilliant minute spots and streaks in Mare Crisium dotting its surface. This was seen near first quarter. Cameron states that Schroter, Betr?, Madler, Slack and Ingall had all seen it this way at times. Cameron 1978 catalog iD=111 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Plato 1948 Apr 15 UT 20:00? Observed by Thorton (Northwitch, England, 9" reflector) "Brilliant orange-yellow flash 1 km inside E. rim (similar to earlier #500 LTP flash in the dark)" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #504.
Aristarchus appeared to glow in Earthshine with a faint green luminescence that moved from side to side. A bright blue central spot was also seen. The green colour was detected in two seperate eyepieces. Observation made from England. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=266 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 2001 Jun 29 at UT22:16-22:22 C. Brook (Plymouth, UK, 60mm refractor, x120, no spurious colour seen, seeing I) observed that the central peaks of Alphonsus looked bright at 22:16UT but had dimmed by 22:22UT. The three dark patches on the floor of Alphonsus were clearly seen. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 2001 Jun 29 at UT 22:16-22:20 C. Brook (Plymouth, UK, seeing conditions very good, x120) reported that the central peak of Alphonsus was brighter than the central peak of Arzachel (or was it the other way around?). Cook observed 4 hours later from Washington DC, USA and found that on CCD images that the central peak of Alphonsus was only slightly less than that of Arzachel. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Piton 1958 Sep 23 UT 00:00? Observed by Moore? (UK?) "Enveloped in an obscuring cloud-like mist" NASA catalog ID 697. NASA catalog weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Jul 01 at UT 02:23-02:58 Robotham (Springfield, ON, Canada, seeing=II) found that the west rim of Pytheas crater was a very bright yellow-white, indeed brighter than Proclus. At lower magnifications, Pytheas was one of the brightest spots on the Moon. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=173 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Plato and Plato A 1972 Jan 26 UT 18:25-18:55 Observed by Watkons and Hunt (England, 4.5" reflector x150, x225, and a 2.75" refractor) "Misty patch over A, & a misty brightness over SW wall of Plato. Hunt saw nothing unusual." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1321.
On 1964 Jun 21 at UT 21:18 Lipskii and Pospergelis (Shternberg State Ast. Institute, AZI-2" reflector (Cass.) observed Aristarchus: "Polarization meas. with electron polarimeter. Plane of polariz. rotated 2deg fr. the adjacent areas. They interpret it as some scattering medium over the crater. (Source gave date as 6/31/64, misprint =21st?)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=820 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1960 Sep 04 at UT00:00? Miranova (Russia or Israel) observed a TLP at an unnamed lunar feature: "Spectral photom. of some lunar obj. in 4250, > 5000A bands. Spectral plates". Cameron suspects luminescence? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=730 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
During an eclipse of the Moon the crater appeared normal until it emerged from the shadow. In the north east the dark floor was not its normal hue and two light areas appeared to join. The emerging patches became less and less bright, finally disappearing at 0345 UT when the crater returned to normal. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=10 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Bright spot (4th magnitude) seen on eclipsed Moon and glimmering specks. Seen by nephew and neice of Beccaria. Cameron 1978 catalog weight=4. ALPO/BAA catalog weight=2.
In 1790 Oct 22/23 at UT 23:00-02:00 W. Herschel (Windsor, UK) observed during a toal lunar eclipse at least 200 small, round (spots?). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=69 amd weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1862 Jun 12 at UT 06:19 an unknown observer in France? during an eclipse, on the west side -- dark brick red -- & something seemed to oscillate before it. A mid-eclipse on S. side "a very small meniscus wa seen nearly the colour of the uneclipsed Moon". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=133 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1877 Aug 23/24 at UT 23:10-01:00 Airy, Pratt and Capron (Greenwich, England, France) observed during a lunar eclipse an unusual spectrum with strong absorption in yellow. (Airy) 2 patches of crimson light of short duration. Cameron says that this is a confirmation observation and that Airy was the Astronomer Royal. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=197 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1910 Nov 16/17 UT 22:50-00:10 Albright (Edge(b?)aston, England, UK) observed in Stofler crater "A luminous pt. on Moon dur. ecl. (mid-ecl 0025) Others saw a meteor on moon from widely seperated places". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=333 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Eratosthenes 1949 Oct 07 UT 04:14-05:22 W.Haas (USA) and O'Toole (USA) observed some changes in intensity of features inside this crater - after a lunar umbral passage. The effect lessened over time. Comparisons had been made with measured intensities on the previous and subsequent nights and on other months around the time of Full Moon. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1964 Dec 19 at UT 03:13-03:14 Budine and Farrell (Binghamton, New York, USA, 4" refractor, x200, S=7, T=5) observed that Aristarchus brightened five times over 1 minute during a lunar eclipse. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=870 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1964 Dec 19 at UT 01:55 A.R.Taylor (London, UK) suspected a brief pinpoint of light near Janssen (unconfirmed). The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1964 Jun 25 at UT ~01:07 Rubens de Azevedo (Brazil) observed a white streak from Grimaldi on the limb, during an eclipse. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=822 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1964 Jun 25 at UT ~01:07 Titulaer (Utrecht, the Netherlands) observed that Aristarchus crater was very bright during an eclipse. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=822 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1905 at Feb 19 at UT 18:00-19:03 Moye (Montpelier, France) observed Aristarchus shining as a star in the dark, during a lunar eclipse. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=320 and he weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
In 1950 Apr 02 at UT 20:00 Chernov (Russia) observed two dark spots in Atlas during a penumbral phase of a lunar eclipse to quickly darken and become sharp in detail. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=524 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Proclus 1938 Nov 08 UTC 20:00 Observed by Green (England? Seeing = good) "2 bright spots in Schmidt & Wilkins' craterlets. Was struck by whitish aspect of parts of floor -- possibly mists. S.wall concealed by these strong white patches, as if breached ring." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #443.
Lichtenberg area 1940 Oct 18 UT 07:11 Observed by Barcroft (Madera, CA, USA, 6" reflector) "Pronouced reddish-brown or orange color, less marked on next nite, & slight on 22nd, see #'s 477, 478." NASA catalog weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2. NASA catalog ID #476.
Lictenberg Area 1940 Oct 19 UT 07:11 Observed by Barcroft (Madera, CA, 6" reflector) Pronounced reddish-brown or orange color. Less marked than previous night, & slight on 22nd. See #'s 477; 478". NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #476. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1970 Feb 24 UTC 07:00? Observed by Thomas & Stump (Corralitos Observatory, Organ PAss, NM, USA, 24" refletor+Moon Blink) "Bluring around crater -- vis. in monitor, but not photographed due to clouds." NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #1235.
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.
Posidonius 1849 Feb 11 UT 02:00? Observed by Schmidt (Athens, Greece, 7" refractor) "Bright little crater in it was shadowless. Schroter saw repeated changes in it & others & once saw this crater's shadow replaced by a gray veil. Gruithuisen saw the same thing as Schroter in 1821." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #128. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 2002 May 30 at UT02:30-02:44 C. Brook (Plymouth, UK) suspected that Aristarchus crater looked dimmer than normal. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
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.