TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: Japan - Tokyo

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-Aug-01 UT 18:50-19:54 Ill=79% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1985-5-9

     On 1985 May 09 at UT 22:50-03:10 P. Foley (Kent, UK) observed 
     the whole of Aristarchus to be a strong violet color. No 
     colour was seen elsewhere on the Moon. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID is 272 and the weight is 2. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight is 2. 

2018-Aug-01 UT 18:50-19:54 Ill=79% Torricelli_B observed by Foley_PW on 1985-5-9

     On 1985 May 09/10 at UT 22:50-03:10 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) found that 
     Torricelli B was very bright in Earthshine and was blue in colour. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=272 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.

2018-Aug-02 UT 17:28-19:54 Ill=71% Lichtenberg observed by Barcroft on 1940-10-22 *

     Lichtenberg area 1940 Oct 22 UT 07:12 Observed by Barcroft 
     (Madera, CA, USA, 6" reflector) "Only slightly redish color this 
     nite, comp. with previous nites (see #'s 467 & 477)" NASA 
     catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #478. ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-03 UT 15:09-15:10 Ill=62% Plato observed by Moore_P on 1991-12-28

     On 1991 Dec 28 at UT 02:10 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) could see no detail on 
     the floor of Plato crater. This report needs to be read in context with 
     the comments by Cameron for A.C. Cook's observation of the floor of 
     Plato on 1992 Jan 18 - Cameron 2006 catalog ID=438.

2018-Aug-03 UT 15:41-17:25 Ill=61% Pitatus observed by Unknown_Observer on 1974-6-12

     On 1974 Jun 12 at UT0256 an unknown observer noted a dark blob on the 
     northern edge of the floor of Pitatus crater. 

2018-Aug-04 UT 15:44-16:45 Ill=51% Plato observed by Wilkins_HP on 1944-8-12

     On 1944 Aug 12 at UT 04:00 H.P. Wilkins (Kent, UK, 8.52" 
     reflector) observed that central craterlet in Plato was 
     unusually bright and shows up as a bright white spot on his 
     sketch - though this might have been artistic license in his 
     sketch. His written notes refer to the unusual lack of a rim 
     (especially the northern part) to this craterlet. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=2.

2018-Aug-04 UT 19:23-19:56 Ill=50% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1979-9-14

     On 1979 Sep 14 at 13:30-14:42 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 8" 
     reflector, x146) found that half of the northern rim was "extinguished) 
     in the violet filter (made the crater look U-shaped), but appeared 
     normal in red and other filters. Cameron 2006 ID=67 and weight=4. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.

2018-Aug-04 UT 17:59-19:26 Ill=50% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Aug-05 UT 16:23-19:26 Ill=39% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Aug-06 UT 17:08-17:16 Ill=29% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1976-10-18

     Aristarchus 1976 Oct 18 UT 07:42 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 4.5" reflector and 3" refractor, S=3, T=5) "Inner E. wall 6 deg 
     with very large EWBS at 8deg. No viol. color anywhere & floor was gray 
     at 4 deg (very low). C.p. is only 8 deg. At base of c.p. between peak & 
     advancing shadow a very faint but definite red glow was seen. It was 
     also seen later in the 3" refr. Was confined to W.base of peak & no 
     color on E. base tho. carefully searched for. This red glow was unique 
     in his experience of 28 yrs. His obs. thru. col. 223deg saw nothing 
     more unusual." Cameron 1978 catalog weight=4 and ID #1455.

2018-Aug-06 UT 18:07-19:43 Ill=28% Elger observed by Merosi on 1970-8-27

     Elger 1970 Aug 22 UTC 02:35-02:43 Observed by Merosi (Pecs?, Hungary, 
     6" reflector x150). "Brightening in dark beyond term., 3deg size, 1.5x 
     size of Elger. Not variable for 5 min. but decreased & became in-vis. 
     after 0243h. No high peaks there." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). 
     NASa catalog ID #1275.

2018-Aug-06 UT 17:08-19:27 Ill=28% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Aug-07 UT 17:59-19:29 Ill=18% Gauss observed by Chilton_KE on 1968-9-18

     Gauss 1968 Sep 18 UT 08:00? Observed by Chilton (Hamilton, Canada, 11" 
     reflector) "Observing thru polaroid filter, E. (IAU?) wall was invis; 
     but became vis. when filter was rotated, indicating refl. of polarized 
     light. Same area examined since, but no such phenomenon." NASA catalog 
     weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1090.

2018-Aug-07 UT 17:59-19:28 Ill=18% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Aug-08 UT 17:38-19:59 Ill=10% Plato observed by Ansari_A on 1982-7-18 *

     On 1982 Jul 18 at UT 04:12-04:22 A. Ansari (Queen Mary College London, 
     UK, a naked eye observation), upon examining the cresecent Moon, 
     detected a bright flash from the Plato region. Two more flashes were 
     seen at 04:22, about a second apart, and the latter was the fainter. 
     The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=176 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.

2018-Aug-08 UT 18:58-19:29 Ill=10% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Aug-12 UT 10:03-10:14 Ill=1% Earthshine: Perseids: ZHR=80 vel=59km/s

2018-Aug-13 UT 10:01-10:46 Ill=6% Earthshine: Perseids: ZHR=80 vel=59km/s

2018-Aug-15 UT 09:28-11:17 Ill=21% Aristarchus observed by Darling_D on 1989-4-10 *

     On 1989 Apr 10 at UT01:30-02:00 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" 
     reflector, x64, seeing excellent) observed that Earthshine was not as 
     good as the previous night "~1/4

2018-Aug-15 UT 10:06-10:26 Ill=21% Mare_Crisium observed by Mayemson on 1958-10-16

     North of Mare Crisium 1958 Oct 16 UT 18:00? Observed by Mayemson 
     (England?) "Bright spot in dark part" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA 
     catalog ID #700.

2018-Aug-15 UT 09:59-10:28 Ill=21% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Aug-16 UT 10:38-10:57 Ill=31% W_Limb observed by Haywood_J on 1883-11-4

     A lunar aurora on the dark limb was seen by Heywood and others of 
     Westville, Ohio, USA, using a 2" refractor at x60. Observer saw 
     misty like light in dark part, not like earthshine - seen 
     repeatedly by him and others in Nov., Dec, and Mar 29, 30 1884. 
     Displays on Moon similar similar effects on Earth/Aurora? Cameron 
     1978 catalog ID=239 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.

2018-Aug-16 UT 09:58-10:59 Ill=31% Earthshine: Kappa Cygnids: ZHR=3 vel=25km/s

2018-Aug-17 UT 09:28-11:19 Ill=41% Theophilus observed by Beaumont_S on 1993-12-19

     On 1993 Dec 19 at UT 16:00-17:00 S. Beaumont (Cambridge, UK, 12" 
     reflector, x230) observed in Theophilus that the "c.p. > reddish brown 
     tint to SW (on peak?)" but suspected that it was probably spurious 
     colour, however no colour was seen later. The ALPO/BAA catalog ID=469 
     and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.

2018-Aug-17 UT 10:03-11:22 Ill=41% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1979-3-4

     On 1979 Mar 04 at UT18:15-21:45 P.W. Foley, (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, 
     x180, seeing II-I) noticed that Aristarchus was unusually bright 
     (though colourless) - the northern part being the more brilliant. Other 
     features seen but less visible, though still quite obvious. A CED 
     brightness reading of 0.3 was recorded - the highest ever so far. Amery 
     (Reading, UK, 19?" reflector, 50-100x, obtained photographs. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=46 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.

2018-Aug-17 UT 10:03-11:22 Ill=41% Grimaldi observed by Foley_PW on 1979-3-4

     On 1979 Mar 04 at UT18:15-21:45 P.W. Foley, (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, 
     x180, seeing II-I) noticed that although other features in Earthshine 
     were quite obvious, Grimaldi was not, though at x200 (should this be 
     20:00?) Grimaldi "shone with a brilliance to that of a thin cresecent 
     of 2-3d". Amery (Reading, UK, 19?" reflector, 50-100x, obtained 
     photographs. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=46 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA

2018-Aug-17 UT 10:55-11:27 Ill=41% Atlas observed by Fehring on 1965-10-30

     On 1965 Oct 30 at 23:30-23:50UT Fehring and Garris (Parasmus, NJ, USA, 
     using a 2.4" refractor x88, seeing very good) saw a fuzzy area -- 
     variations in shape and distinctness, seen in an area east of Atlas 
     crater. A drawing was made. It was noted that no other area had a 
     similar effect. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=909 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA 

2018-Aug-17 UT 09:56-11:29 Ill=41% Earthshine: Kappa Cygnids: ZHR=3 vel=25km/s

2018-Aug-18 UT 09:24-12:19 Ill=51% Mare_Crisium observed by Madej_P on 1982-7-27 *

     On 1982 Jul 27 at UT 20:04 P. Madej (Newsome, Huddersfield, UK, 16cm 
     reflector, x33, seeing I to II, transparency fair, Hoya linear type 
     polarizer filter) observed that when the filter was used on Mare 
     Crisium, that the north part became a bright gray when turned to 45deg, 
     but when turned the other way it returned to normal. The ALPO/BAA 

2018-Aug-18 UT 11:07-13:26 Ill=51% Ross_D observed by Cross on 1964-6-17 *

     On 1964 Jun 17 at UT 04:15-05:01 Cross et al. (Whittier, CA, USA, 19" ? 
     reflector, S=7-8) observed near Ross D: "Gas cloud. Motion". The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=818 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.

2018-Aug-19 UT 09:23-12:53 Ill=61% Alphonsus observed by Cook_AC on 1982-7-28 *

     On 1982 Jul 28 at UT20:38-20:48UT A.C. Cook (Frimley, Surrey, UK, 12" 
     reflector, seeing IV-V, some spurious colour prsent) observed that the 
     central peak of Alphonsus was brighter in red light than in blue, so 
     much so that at the start of the session the peak could hardly be seen 
     in blue light. The central peak varied in brightness in red light but 
     not in white light. The central peak of arzachel was brighter than that 
     of Alphonsus in white light but had no colour - Arzachel's central peak 
     did however appear to fade in brightness over time (or was it Alphonsus 
     getting brighter?). Cameron 2006 catalog ID=177 and weight=3. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.

2018-Aug-19 UT 09:43-11:22 Ill=61% Alphonsus observed by Sartory on 1966-5-27

     Alphonsus 1966 May 27 UT 21:10 Observed by Sartory, Moore, 
     Mosely (England and Ireland, 8.5" reflector, 10" refractor) "Red 
     colour on central peak area" NASA catalog ID 937. NASA catalog 
     weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=4.

2018-Aug-19 UT 09:47-11:38 Ill=61% Picard observed by Kursewicz_P on 1994-4-19

     On 1994 Apr 19 at UT 00:00 P. Kursewicz (Epping, NH, USA) observed a 
     dark patch surrounding Picard crater. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-19 UT 09:48-11:45 Ill=61% Linne observed by Schmidt_J on 1866-10-16

     In 1866 Oct 16 at UT 23:00 Schmidt (Athens, Greece, 7"refractor) 
     observed that Linne crater had disappeared and been replaced by a white 
     patch with a small hill or craterlet. White part seems to increase in 
     size. Cameron says probably not a TLP. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=145 
     and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-19 UT 10:06-11:57 Ill=61% Plato observed by Markov on 1918-5-18

     Plato 1918 May 20 UT 18:00? Observed by Markov (Russia) "Brightness in 
     shadow of the light sector & 1 spot" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). 
     NASA catalog ID #369. ALPO/BAA weight=2.

2018-Aug-19 UT 11:47-12:32 Ill=61% Alphonsus observed by Vasilev on 1931-4-25

     Alphonsus 1931 Apr 25 UT 18:00 Observed by Vasilev (Russia) 
     "The triang. dark spot close to the was not vis. after 
     SR & appeared along the length of the term. , 8-9 deg" NASA 
     catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #401. ALPO/BAA weight=1

2018-Aug-19 UT 12:02-14:04 Ill=61% Vallis_Alpes observed by Madej_P on 1983-6-18 *

     Vallis Alpes 1983 Jun 18 UT 22:01-22:23 P.Madej (Huddersfield, UK,
     77mm refractor, x83,x250, seeing II-III, transparency fair). 
     After studying the whole length of this valley, the observer saw 
     a change in "albedo" and a small change in colour of the valley 
     floor near to the Plato end. This colour was not seen in a 
     yellow Wratten 15 filter but was noted in a purple Wratten 35 
     filter, and was strong in a red filter. Also the crater 
     Trouvelot was not seen at x250 with a x2 Barlow.Wratten 25. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-19 UT 12:06-14:04 Ill=61% Daniell observed by Madej_P on 1983-6-18 *

     Daniell 1983 Jun 18 UT 22:06-22:25) P.Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 
     77mm refractor, x83,x166, seeing II-III, transparency fair). 
     Noted on the inside W eall a faint red rose like glow (with a 
     diameter? about it). The red glow varied in brightness with a 
     period of about 2 minutes. It looked somewhat brighter at x166. 
     The glow was still visible when the observation ended at 22:15
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-19 UT 12:12-12:32 Ill=61% Maginus observed by Lord_CJR on 1975-5-18

     On 1975 May 18 at UT2115-2145 C. Lord (St Annes-on-sea, 
     Lancashire, UK, 76mm f/16 refractor, x170, Wratten 25, and 44a 
     Moon blink filters used, Transparency 4.5/5, no wind, S=F). The 
     west flank of Maginus, and the interior, appeared to be partly 
     obscured. No other features in a similar position along the 
     terminator were obscured. No colour blink was detected with the 
     filters, though a pronounced red/white light blink was noted; the 
     device employed a N.D. x4 filter. By 21:45UT the floor was no 
     longer obscured and only Magninus G was masked in a white haze; 
     however immediately adjacent to the terminator was an ill defined 
     misty patch lying where the outer flank of maginus would have 
     been visible. The rest of the terminator was sharp. The 
     obscuration was only seen to advantage in blue and int. light, 
     and the blue/int blink was only very slight. Findlay and 
     McDonnell observed 21:30-23:00 using a 25cm refractor (Seeing II-
     III) but failed to see anything unsual. NASA catalog weight=3. 
     NASA catalog ID #1407. ALPO/BAA weight=2.

2018-Aug-19 UT 12:20-12:32 Ill=61% Mons_Pico observed by Schmidt_J on 1844-4-25

     SW of Pico 1844 Apr 25 UT 20:00? Observed by Schmidt (Athens, 
     Greece, ? refractor) "A bluish glimmering patch of light not 
     quite within the dark side" NASA catalog weight=4. NASA 
     catalog ID #123. ALPO/BAA weight=3.

2018-Aug-20 UT 09:22-09:38 Ill=70% Atlas observed by Knopp_R on 1994-4-19

     On 1994 Apr 19 at UT 22:00 R. Knopp (Berlin, Germany) noticed a 
     darkening of the interior of the crater Atlas. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. 

2018-Aug-20 UT 09:27-11:03 Ill=70% Plato observed by Marshall_KP on 1982-11-24

     Plato 1982 Nov 24 UT 22:00-23:30. K.P. MArshall (Columbia, 12" 
     reflector, x100, x200, x480, seeing III, reasonably steady, but 
     some turbulence. No craters could be seen on Plato's floor, 
     despite observing conditions being acceptable. The floor was 
     evenly toned, and the walls were sharply defined. By 23:10 there 
     was a suspicion that the central craterlet was there, but he 
     could not quite make it out, even with averted vision. ALPO/BAA 

2018-Aug-20 UT 11:14-12:52 Ill=70% Alphonsus observed by Smith_S on 1966-5-28

     Alphonsus 1966 May 28 UT 23:00-01:00 Observed by Smith (England, 10" 
     reflector) Birney (VA?, USA, 8" refactor + Moonblink) Corralitos Obs. 
     (NM, USA, 24" reflector + Moonblink) "Red patches (Smith), Trident Moon 
     Blink device suspected(?? log)earlier at 22:40. Birney observed at 
     2300-0100?, and gave indep. confirm? Corralitos did not confirm MB 
     (however they report Gassendi-- misident. ?)" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #938. ALPO/BAA      weight=4.

2018-Aug-20 UT 11:14-13:09 Ill=70% Picard observed by Darling_D on 1994-4-20

     On 1994 Apr 20 at UT 01:31 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA) found that 
     Picard crater was surrounded by a dark nebulous patch - it was 
     impossible to resolve detail inside this dark zone. The ALPO/BAA 

2018-Aug-20 UT 11:39-13:09 Ill=71% Dorsa_Stille observed by Kolovos_G on 1992-6-9

     On 1992 Jun 09 at UT 18:52 G. Kolovos, Thessaloniki, 40.63111N, 
     22.9597W, height 28m, Greece) photographed two blue spots on the 
     terminator region of the Moon in one of a series of Ektachrome film 
     pictures. The rest of the Moon was a white-yellow colour. The ALPO/BAA 

2018-Aug-20 UT 12:03-13:09 Ill=71% Grimaldi observed by Azevado on 1965-7-8

     On 1965 Jul 08 at 01:00?UT a white streak was seen in Grimaldi, 
     extended towards the limb. This was observed by Rubens de 
     Azevedo, et. al., Brazil. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=884 and 
     weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.

2018-Aug-20 UT 12:37-13:09 Ill=71% Copernicus observed by Wilkins_HP on 1939-3-29

     Copernicus 1939 Mar 29 UT 19:00-19:15 Observed by Wilkins (Kent, 
     England, 6" reflector) "C.P. diffuse light spot, faint glow s as 
     tho in a luminous mist (3h before SR) Some indication of 
     E.terraces, then vanished." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog 
     ID #447. ALPO/BAA weight=3.

2018-Aug-20 UT 12:42-13:09 Ill=71% Aristarchus observed by Morozov on 1960-2-6

     On 1960 Feb 06 at UT14:30 Morozov (Moscow, Russia) saw with the naked 
     eye a bright point inmovable but with brightness variations in dark 
     part of Moon, 3days past first quarter, 2days before SR! (says 
     Cameron). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=728 and weight=3.

2018-Aug-20 UT 12:47-13:09 Ill=71% Plato observed by Flynn_T on 1976-11-30

     Plato 1976 Nov 30 UT 19:15 T. Flynn (Edinburgh, UK, 29cm 
     reflector, Wratten 25 and 44a filters) observed that there 
     were two whitish semi-circular tide like marks enclosing two 
     dark patches adjoining the interior west wall The observer was 
     puzzled because if these were two masses of spawning foot 
     hills, then why would the cental areas, presumably the higher 
     parts, be dark - when the contrary is usually the case? 
     ALPO.BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-21 UT 09:29-09:46 Ill=78% Proclus observed by Darling_D on 1988-7-24

     On 1988 Jul 24 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12" reflector, 
     x150, S=7/10, T=3) observed the following in Proclus: "At 0213 
     the previously observed gray area was 1/3 of July 22 and V 
     shaped and fanned out across the floor. Could see hint of knot 
     seen before. Craters named in 7/23/88 (#319) were all normal 
     this time too". Is it possible that this report refers to the 
     crater "Gray" rather than "Proclus" as the column field suggests 
     in the Cameron catalog? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=333 and 
     weight=5. The ALPO/BAA catalog weight=2.

2018-Aug-21 UT 09:58-11:20 Ill=79% Dawes observed by Porter on 1973-2-12

     Dawes 1973 Feb 12-23 UT 22:30-01:20 Observed by Porter (Narragansett?, 
     RI, USA, 6" reflector x96, S=9, T=0-4, alt=55-75deg?) "Brightening of 
     some of permanent pts. monitored while others stayed steady & normal 
     brightness. (Other nites' obs. suggest that he saw end of dimming event 
     & return to normal). Distinct fluctuations." NASA catalog weight=4 
     (good). NASA catalog ID #1361.

2018-Aug-21 UT 10:19-11:58 Ill=79% Alphonsus observed by Wise on 1966-5-29

     Alphonsus 1966 May 29 UT 21:45-22:45 Observed by Wise (England, 4.5" 
     reflector, x125). and Corralitos Observatory (NM, USA). "Glint lasting 
     1.5s. (onset of Smith's anomaly? Specular reflection should last 
     longer). Not confirmed by Corralitos MB, (however they report Gassendi? 
     misident., or did they obs. another feature?). At UT 22:45 Smith and 
     Brown (England, UK, 10" reflector) observed reddish patches in 
     Alphonsus. Negative results from Brown though at 21:21Ut and 22:25UT). 
     The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=939 and 940 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA 

2018-Aug-21 UT 10:23-11:58 Ill=79% Kies observed by Jean on 1984-6-9

     On 1984 Jun 09 at UT 04:55-05:14 P. Jean (Outremont, Canada) detected 
     in the dark side of the Moon, a few km east of Kies crater, a bright 
     point that should not be poking out of the shadow (according to Foley). 
     The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=244 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 

2018-Aug-21 UT 11:09-12:54 Ill=79% Sasserides_H observed by Haydalsvik on 1974-1-3

     On 1974 Jan 03 at UT 18:30 a Norwegian amateur astronomer, (Hoydalsvik 
     (Hakonsgate, in West Norway, 60mm refractor) photographed the Moon 
     using High Speed Ektacrome (400ASA) film with good focus. The TLP was 
     located on the southern slope of Sasserides H and was pink in colour 
     with some buish in it. The coloured area was circular with a diameter 
     of 0.5 minutes of arc. Only one exposure was taken. The photograph was 
     checked by the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of 
     Oslo. This report was received by the BAA Lunar Section.

2018-Aug-21 UT 11:25-13:22 Ill=79% Tycho observed by Braga_R on 1998-2-6

     Tycho 1998 Feb 06 UT 22:48-22:54 R. Braga (Corsica (MI), Italy, 
     102mm f8.8 refractor, x180, with diagonal, Wratten 23A, 80A and 
     an OR5 filter, seeing II, Transparency good). Observer noticed 
     that the floor darkened towards the NW (IAU), particularly with 
     the blue Wratten 80A filter. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.

2018-Aug-21 UT 13:25-13:52 Ill=79% Gassendi observed by Henshaw_W on 1967-10-13

     Gassendi 1967 Oct 13 UTC 19:17-20:00 Observers: Henshaw (Mansfield, UK, 
     8.5" reflector x112) and Corralitos Observator (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 
     24" reflector) "Phenomenon (brightening ?) nr. NW (ast. ?) lasting for 
     3s. Cont'd for 45m but nothing else unusual, (nr. Gass or in it?). 
     Corralitos MB did not confirm." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA 
     catalog ID #1050.

2018-Aug-22 UT 09:19-10:45 Ill=86% Gassendi observed by Sartory on 1966-5-30

     Gassendi 1966 May 30 UT 20:32-20:59 Observed by Sartory (England, 8.5" 
     reflector + filters) "Orange patch & obscuration -- detected by Eng. 
     moon blink system. Color seen visually."NASA catalog weight=4 (good). 
     NASA catalog ID #941.

2018-Aug-22 UT 09:19-09:37 Ill=86% Bianchini_G observed by Caruso_J on 1987-9-4

     Om 1987 Sep 04 at UT 03:00 J. Caruso (Middletown, CT, USA, 3" 
     refractor, x155, S=6/10 and T=8/10) found that Bianchini G was not 
     visible, however Heraclides E, Helicon G, and indeed many other smaller 
     craters could be seen. There were two small mountains in the general 
     area of Bianchini G. and a mare ridge - all these were clearly seen. 
     Caruso states that Bianchini G should normally be much more clearly 
     seen than the other features mentioned and is the same size as 
     Heraclides E. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=305 and the weight=3. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-22 UT 10:26-11:19 Ill=86% 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-Aug-22 UT 10:37-12:00 Ill=86% Calippus observed by Frank on 1973-2-13

     Callipus and vicinity 1973 Feb 13 UT 23:16-23:50 Observed by Frank 
     (E.Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA, 6" reflector x100, Seeing=good, 
     altitude=45 deg). "Large dark patch, albedo=3 present E. of Calippus. 
     Drawing. (Shows it into Callippus also). Never seen before or since. 
     Albedo normal (4.5) at 2350h. (obs. monitors Callippus in ALPO-LTP 
     program)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1362.

2018-Aug-22 UT 11:22-12:26 Ill=86% SW_Limb observed by Logue_DA on 1955-1-5

     On 1955 Jan 05 at 01:00-01:30 UT D.A. Logue (Larchment, PA, 
     USA, 15cm reflector at x340, seeing Good) saw a strange blue 
     light above the surface of the Moon where the night and the 
     day meet. He observed this light for more than 30 min and it 
     did not appear to move. It appeared like a star in that the 
     rays of light came from it. The observer adds that he first 
     thought thst the objects was a star, but later decided that it 
     had to be on the Moon itself. A drawing shows the blue spot 
     near the rugged south west (IAU?) limb of the Moon. The editor 
     of the Strolling Astronomer (Vol 8, No. 11-12, Nov-Dec 1954, 
     p146) was unable to identify the craters drawn. The editor 
     speculates that the observer saw a high mountain peak with its 
     summit in sunlight and detached from the illuminated regions - 
     however this would not explain the blue colour. Note this is 
     an ALPO observation and does not apear in the Cameron 
     catalogs. ALPO/BAA weight=2.

2018-Aug-22 UT 12:23-12:48 Ill=86% 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-Aug-22 UT 12:23-16:18 Ill=86% Plato observed by Marshall_KP on 1982-8-1 *

     On 1982 Aug 01 at 00:00-01:00 K. Marshall (Medellin, Columbia, 12" 
     reflector, seeing I-II) noted shading on the east floor of Plato that 
     was apparently lighter than the rest of the floor and this was seen at 
     both low and high magnifications. Foley notes that this was unusual. 
     There were three craterlets visible on the floor - the central one was 
     the brightest. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=178 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA 

2018-Aug-22 UT 13:16-14:15 Ill=86% 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 #

2018-Aug-22 UT 13:24-14:40 Ill=86% Mare_Crisium observed by Williams_AS on 1881-5-9

     A.S.Williams of West Brighton, UK, using a 5.25" Calver, x150 and 
     definition fairly good. Observer noticed that the Mare seemed covered 
     with a close network of innumerable streaks, and spotted with countless 
     numbers of light specks, so that it would hardly be possible to 
     delineate them all in one night. The spots and streaks together must 
     have numbered ~1000. The observer had never seen anything like the 
     number of spots and streaks. Peirce A, was not at all easy to se and 
     neighboring spots almost as bright made it difficult to distinguish 
     which one was Peirce A. ALPO/BAA weight=3.

2018-Aug-22 UT 14:28-14:40 Ill=87% Gassendi observed by Spencer_S on 1976-4-10

     On 1976 Apr 10 at 21:15-21:49UT S.Spencer (60mm refractor x60, seeing 
     quite good) noticed a faint red glow at the south west wall of Gassendi 
     covering a span of about 35 deg arc. The observer had some doubts about 
     this because they were using a small telescope, but thought that they 
     ought to report it, just in case. A BAA Lunar Section report. ALPO/BAA 

2018-Aug-23 UT 09:35-10:14 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by Greenacre on 1963-11-28

     On 1963 Nov 28 at UT 05:00-06:00 Greenacre, Barr, Hall and 
     Dungan (Flagstaff, AZ, USA, 24" refractor) observed a deep violet 
     area form on the western exterior of Aristarchus, and a less deep 
     violet area form to the eastern edge of Aristarchus. As these 
     were becoming stronger, a blue-like haze formed on the sunlit 
     floor of Aristarchus, that obscured underlying detail. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.

2018-Aug-23 UT 09:35-09:54 Ill=92% Herodotus observed by Bartlett on 1971-7-5

     Herodotus 1971 Jul 05 UT 03:48 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA) described in the NASA catalog as: Pseudo-c.p. I=
     4(albdeo) appeared to cast a distinct shadow. 1st time seen. 
     (Apollo 15 photo shows an apparent slight elev. nr. center -- 
     very very low hills? 5" refelctor x79,283x, NASA catalog weight=1 
     (low). ALPO/BAA weight=2.

2018-Aug-23 UT 09:35-10:27 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by Rodway_D on 1997-10-13

     On 1997 Oct 13 at UT11:09-11:21 D. Rodway (Oamaru, South Island, New 
     Zealand, 8.5" reflector, x270) saw a deep salmon-pink colouration in 
     the south east corner interior of the crater Aristarchus. This colour 
     was confirmed by the observers wife. By 11:21 UT the colour had faded 
     completely. Rodway had been a lunar observer since 1958, using a wide 
     range of instruments from 3 inch refractors to 12 inch reflectors and 
     had observed a TLP in Gassendi back in 1966 (from L'ondon, UK), and so 
     was an experienced observer. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.

2018-Aug-23 UT 09:52-13:09 Ill=92% Laplace_A observed by Mobberley_M on 1982-8-1 *

     On 1982 Aug 01 at UT20:50 M. Mobberley (Suffolk, UK, 14" reflector, 
     seeing III-IV) found that LaPlace A was significantly more prominent 
     than usual - comparisons were made with photographs in books. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=178 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-23 UT 11:29-13:19 Ill=92% Proclus observed by Cook_MC on 1990-3-9

     Proclus 1990 Mar 09 UT 00:12-00:13 Observed by Marie Cook (Frimley, UK, 
     3.5" Questar telescope) observed a "long plume of light" the brightness 
     was the same as the wall region. It went from the southern rim about 
     half of the way across to the centre in the "northerly". The plume 
     feature was not seen at higher magnifications. Change in brightness 
     also noted. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=394 and the weight=1. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-23 UT 12:19-14:15 Ill=92% Alphonsus observed by Fryback_D on 1994-4-23

     On 1994 Apr 23 at UT02:41 D. Fryback (Madison, WI, USA) observed a 
     starlike flash in Alphonsus crater. The ALPO/BAA weight=2. 

2018-Aug-23 UT 12:27-14:06 Ill=92% Plato observed by Marshall on 1984-11-5

     On 1984 Nov 05 at UT18:00 Marshall (England) noted that there was no 
     normal brightening on the floor just next to the southern most 
     craterlet. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=251 and the weight=2. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-23 UT 13:08-15:04 Ill=92% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Clementine on 1994-4-23

     On 1994 Apr 23 at UT 03:30 the US Navy Clementine Spacecraft, in orbit 
     around the Moon, obtained images of the Cobra Head region of 
     Aristarchus crater that suggested a ~15x colour ratio increase (0.4 
     microns / 1.0 microns) in comparison with images obtained on 1994 Mar 
     03. This was presented as a poster paper 18.04 at AAS 31st DPS meeting. 
     However it was later suggested that this was due to incorrect 
     radimetric calibration procedures being followed. The ALPO/BAA 

2018-Aug-23 UT 14:10-15:33 Ill=92% 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-Aug-23 UT 14:13-15:06 Ill=92% 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-Aug-23 UT 15:19-17:10 Ill=93% Torricelli_B observed by North_G on 1985-5-31 *

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

2018-Aug-23 UT 15:24-15:33 Ill=93% Earthshine observed by Saheki_T on 1950-8-25

     In 1950 Aug 25 at UT 10:55 T.Saheki (Osaka, Japan) observed a 
     stationary yellow-white flash on the Moon of duration 0.2 sec 
     and mag 6.5. Cameron suggests that this was a meteor. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=536 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-24 UT 10:13-10:15 Ill=96% Oenopides observed by Osawa on 1951-8-15

     Oenopides-Selecucus 1951 Aug 15 UT 13:11 T,Osawa (Japan) 
     observed a brownish tinge to the terminator region in the 
     vicinity of these two craters. ALPO/BAA weight=1,

2018-Aug-24 UT 10:28-12:24 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1982-11-28

     Aristarchus 1982 Nov 28 UTC 23:35-23:55 Observed by Foley (Kent, UK, 
     Antionadi III, Transparency Moderate) - Colouration Seen - Ref: BAA 
     Lunar Section Circular. ALPO/BAA weight=2.

2018-Aug-24 UT 11:45-15:19 Ill=96% Mons_Piton observed by Price_M on 1982-8-2 *

     On 1982 Aug 02 at UT 22:59-23:10 M.Price (Frimley, Surrey, UK, 
     seeing=II-III) found that the north point of this mountain appeared 
     poorly defined and merged into the surroundings - however suspected 
     that this might be normal for this colongitude? The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=179 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. 

2018-Aug-24 UT 12:07-14:04 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Shaw_B on 2015-3-3

     Aristarchus 2015 Mar 03 UT 23:58 Brendan Shaw (UK) saw a flash 
     on the NW rim of Aristarchus on his computer screen - the camera 
     was working in the near IR. Seeing was not very good at the 
     time. Unfortunately this flash occurred in between imaging 
     sessions. No other flashes seen, despite looking. The observer 
     considerd the possibility that it might have been a cosmic ray 
     detection, but cannot say for sure. The ALPO/BAA TLP weight=1.

2018-Aug-24 UT 12:46-14:30 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1995-11-5

     Colour seen between Aristarchus and Herodotus by P. Moore
     and G. North. ALPO/BAA weight=3.

2018-Aug-24 UT 13:28-15:21 Ill=97% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Manske_R on 1994-4-24

     On 1994 Apr 24 at UT 03:50 R. Manske (Waunakee, WI, USA) found that the 
     Cobra Head appeared to have an obscuration on the top eastern half. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.

2018-Aug-24 UT 14:46-15:19 Ill=97% 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-Aug-24 UT 15:40-16:31 Ill=97% Lichtenberg observed by Schneller on 1966-6-2

     Lichtenberg 1966 Jun 02 UTC 03:05-03:35 Observed by Schneller 
     (Cleveland, Ohio, 8" reflector, slit spectrascope) "Red glow on W. wall 
     (Schnller thinks this is "normal" reddening at SR; however, these vary 
     according to Ricker), (This rep't is the only positive one from alert 
     sent out to observe for J.Green's tidal predictions, See list of neg. 
     obs.)" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #944

2018-Aug-25 UT 09:17-11:28 Ill=99% Riccioli observed by McKay_R on 1974-1-7 *

     Riccioli 1974 Jan 07 UT 16:30-17:00 Observed by McKay (South Downs, 
     England, 3" refractor, x135, S=IV boiling) "Bright spot and dark patch 
     changing in size (atmos. aberr. ?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). 
     NASA catalog ID #1385.

2018-Aug-25 UT 10:46-12:02 Ill=99% Linne observed by Whippey_MR on 1969-8-26

     1969 Aug 26 UT 22:15-23:30 Observer: Whippey (Middlesex, UK, 
     6" reflector x177)  "Small dark spot in oval whitish patch 
     typoical under high sun for it." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA 
     catalog ID #1200. ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-25 UT 10:46-12:02 Ill=99% Plato observed by Whippey_MR on 1969-8-26

     Plato 1969 Aug 26 UTC 22:15-23:30 Observed by Whippey "Plato's 
     defuse white patch in center flanked by two radial diffused 
     bands diverging to S. wall. Later E. band disappeared under 
     better seeing. NASA catalog weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=1."

2018-Aug-25 UT 11:31-15:10 Ill=99% Daniell observed by Madej_P on 1982-8-3 *

     1982 Mar 08 Daniell UT 22:49-22:57 P.Madej (Hudersfield, UK) - 
     A colour and brightness anomaly was seen a TLP alert was put 
     out. Cameron 2006 catalog extension weight=165 and weight=3. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.

2018-Aug-25 UT 13:35-15:15 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Gordon on 1966-6-3

     Aristarchus 1966 Jun 03 UT 01:00-01:45 Observed by Gordon (2), Delano 
     (Ackerman, PR?, 5" reflector / Massachussets, 3" (x92) & 10" reflector 
     T=4) "Deep blue color on N. wall. S.part of crater was brownish, (not 
     on alert). Delano saw E.wall bright spot unusually bright, confirm, ?" 
     NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #947. ALPO/BAA weight=3.

2018-Aug-25 UT 15:22-16:36 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1980-8-25

     On 1980 Aug 25 at UT06:55-07:10 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4.5" 
     reflector, x40-150, seeing=4 and transparency=4) found the west wall 
     bands of Aristarchus to be faint initially and at 07:00 a pale red 
     colour appeared suddenly (and lasted for 2 minutes) on the inner south 
     east wall, and then into south west BS to the west BS. "BS" meaning in 
     Bartlett's notation a bright spot. There was no violet glare this time. 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=106 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.

2018-Aug-25 UT 15:40-17:02 Ill=99% Timocharis observed by Firsoff on 1955-6-4

     Timocharis 1955 Jun 4-5 UT 23:30-00:00 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, 
     England, 5" reflector x70, seeing=poor) "Bright in red filter" NASA 
     catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #595.

2018-Aug-25 UT 15:44-17:10 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1973-6-15

     Aristarchus 1973 Jun 15 UT 06:12-06:21 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA, 3" refractor x54, x100, x300, x360, S=3, T=3) "Pinkinsh-red 
     glow on F., wall -- weher he usually sees the violet glare. (TLP 
     albedo=7?, normal=5?, nearby plain=1?). All along rim nr. crest & went 
     over EWBS. Wanted to compare a bright spot on Lyell with Aris. wall 
     brighteness. At 0612h pink glow changed to a rust-brown, fading rapidly 
     & gone at 0615h. First time he had ever obs. a red glow. (in 20 yrs)."
     NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1369.

2018-Aug-25 UT 15:56-17:04 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Kozyrev on 1969-4-1

     Aristarchus 1969 Apr 01 UT 18:35 Observed by Kozyrev (Crimea, 
     Ukraine, 40" reflector). "Spectrograms of an unusual red spot on 
     W. slope at ?=.405, eta=.680. Spot = 1-2 km in diam. Molecules 
     identified were N2 & C2. Later thru clouds crater was bluer in 
     Corralitos (New Mexico) MB (confirm. of activity at Ariz. ?)." 
     NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1119. ALPO/BAA weight=5.

2018-Aug-25 UT 16:30-17:31 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Nicolini on 1984-6-13

     On 1984 ??? ?? at UT11:00-12:00 Jean Nicolini (Campinas, Brazil) 
     saw a daylight TLP in Aristarchus crater. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-25 UT 16:36-17:02 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-Aug-25 UT 17:30-17:31 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Quindeau on 1972-6-25

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

2018-Aug-25 UT 17:58-19:00 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1959-3-24 *

     Aristarchus 1959 Mar 24 UT 02:24-02:35 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector x180, S=3, T=5) "Strong blue & 
     blue-viol. gl. on E.wall, EWBS, SWBS with intermittent display.
     At this time he noted in his 5-in L a total disappearance of 
     viol. gl. & reappear. 1 min. later. Altogether, found 4 such 
     occurences in his records, in '54, '57, ' & '59."NASA catalog 
     weight=4. NASA catalog ID #716. ALPO/BAA weight=2.

2018-Aug-26 UT 09:52-11:47 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Arkhipov on 1982-8-4 *

     On 1982 Aug 04 at UT19:25 Arkhipov (Ukraine). found that for 3 minutes 
     Aristarchus brightened. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=180 and weight=0. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1. 

2018-Aug-26 UT 09:52-11:47 Ill=100% Copernicus observed by Arkhipov on 1982-8-4 *

     On 1982 Aug 04 at UT19:25 Arkhipov (Ukraine). found that for 5 minutes 
     Copernicus flashes. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=180 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA 

2018-Aug-26 UT 11:18-13:05 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Billington_R on 1974-1-8

     Aristarchus 1974 Jan 08/09 UT i18:15-00:00 Observed by 
     Billington (England), Robinson (Devon, England), Amery (REading, 
     England), Moore (Selsey, England) "Orange & viol. hue in crater 
     seen by Billington. Robinson, Amery & Moore reported neg. blink 
     results at this time. (Prob. chrom. aberr., Moore concurs)." 
     NASA catalog weight=0. NASA catalog ID #1386. ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-26 UT 11:29-12:06 Ill=100% Oceanus_Procellarum observed by Chernov on 1959-3-24

     On 1959 Mar 24 at UT 1851 Chernov (Russia) observed the follwing in 
     Oceanus Procellarum during a lunar eclipse: "During penumbra of ecl. 
     separate light pts. were sharply g?listing?. Possibly connected with 
     transparancy of the penumbra. (time given was 0851 UT but must have 
     been loc. time p.m. penum. phase started at 1756UT & umbral at 
     1916UT)". The cameron 1978 catalog ID=717 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA 

2018-Aug-26 UT 15:01-16:24 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-Aug-26 UT 15:15-16:50 Ill=100% Moon observed by Gaboreau on 1893-9-25

     On 1893 Sep 25 at UT 21:00? Gaboreau (Paris, France), saw a shaft 
     of light projecting from the Moon. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=281 
     and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-26 UT 15:32-17:13 Ill=100% Sharp observed by McCord on 1965-11-9

     40.5W, 45.7N 1965 Nov 09 UTC 04:59 Observed by McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, 
     USA, 60" reflector + spectrograph) "Line depth anomaly, low compared 
     with 23 other areas". NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog 
     ID #912.

2018-Aug-26 UT 17:35-18:32 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-Aug-26 UT 17:56-18:32 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-Aug-27 UT 12:07-13:40 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1965-11-10

     Aristarchus & A 1965 Nov 10 UTC 01:25-01:57 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector, S=6, T=6) "Viol. tinge & radiance 
     around nimbus; used red filter. Aris. A became larger." NASA catalog 
     weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #913.

2018-Aug-27 UT 14:14-17:50 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-Aug-27 UT 14:29-17:13 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-Aug-27 UT 15:50-17:21 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-Aug-27 UT 16:39-18:08 Ill=99% 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-Aug-27 UT 16:39-18:08 Ill=99% 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-Aug-27 UT 16:39-18:08 Ill=99% 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-Aug-27 UT 17:10-19:08 Ill=99% Unknown observed by Unknown_Observer on 1956-12-19

     On 1956 Dec 19 at UT 00:00? an unknown observer apparently saw a TLP 
     somewhere on the Moon. Cameron gives the reference for this as an 
     unnamed AGU meeting. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=659 and weight=0. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-27 UT 17:33-17:40 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-Aug-27 UT 17:44-19:30 Ill=99% Copernicus observed by Chernov_VM on 1977-10-28

     On 1977 Oct 28 UT 19:25 V.M. Chernov (Soviet Union) observed that 
     Copernicus was brighter than normal i.e. brighter than Kepler but less 
     bright than Aristarchus. In January and February 1977 both Copernicus 
     and Kepler were of the same brightness. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-27 UT 19:00-19:32 Ill=98% Plato observed by Gledhill on 1869-8-23

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

2018-Aug-28 UT 12:13-13:24 Ill=96% Moon observed by Spinrad on 1962-9-16

     In 1962 Sep 16 at UT08:05 Spirad (Victoria, B.C., Canada, 48" 
     reflector) obtained a spectrum with a UV emission, in H & K lines 
     compared to Jupiter and Mars. II-AO plates, 6A/mm dispersion. 
     Fraunhofer lines much shallower than planetary ones. (whole
     Moon). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=770 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA 

2018-Aug-28 UT 12:13-12:21 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1964-10-23

     Aristarchus 1964 Oct 23 UTC 02:35-02:45 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3" refractor, 133 & 200x, S=3-5, T=4) "South floor 
     region granulated, 6 deg bright with very faint trace of pale yellow 
     color; rest of crater 8 deg bright." NASA catalog weight=4 (good), NASA 
     catalog ID #859.

2018-Aug-28 UT 12:13-12:40 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1983-10-23

     Aristarchus 1983 Oct 23 UT 19:00-01:30 Observer: Foley (Kent, UK, 
     12" reflector, seeing=II) noiced at 19:00UT an extended bright 
     spot on E wall and extending beyond. This was brighter than other 
     areas of the crater. There was also occasional star-like 
     glistening. Foley comments that the inside of Aristarchus was 
     slightly obscured. The TLP started fading from UT20:30 and 
     finished by 01:30UT. six out of nine independent observers 
     confirmed the effects seen. In total 14 observers observed, 9 
     reported back and 6 found abnormalities in Aristarcus though all 
     encountered variable seeing conditions - some had spurious 
     colour. Cameron comments that this was one of the best 
     recorded/confirmed TLP events. All CED brightness measurements 
     obtained were very high. Moore, Nicolson and Clarke (5" refractor 
     and 15" reflector, 230-350xseeing III) found the crater to be 
     very bright at 19:11UT through a 5" refractor and there was a 
     blob on the east rim (Bartlet's EWBS?) at 19:14UT. Nicolson also 
     saw a very bright star-like area on the eastern wall but this was 
     not defined as it usually is. The crater was also very bright at 
     22:43UT using the 15" reflector available to these observers. At 
     01:07UT they used a Moon blink and discovered that the bright 
     region was bright in blue light and less bright in red - although 
     this was not a detactable blink when switching rapidly between 
     filters. They found that the crater had returned to normal by 
     01:15UT. M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing III-IV) observed a large 
     diffuse spot on the east of the crater that was brighter in blue 
     than in red light and the CED device gave a high reading. J.D. 
     Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing III-IV) made a skecth that showed the 
     bright spot extended on the east wall - again the CED reading was 
     high and a lot of detail was visible on the floor. A.C. Cook 
     (Frimley, UK, seeing III-IV) also noted remarkable detail and the 
     bright (as confirmed by CED) blob on the eastern rim. G. North 
     (Sussex, UK, seeing III-II) also confirmed the bright blob on the 
     eastern wall. Wooller found the north west wall was a dirty 
     yellow colour - though no colour was seen elsewhere in or outside 
     the crater. Mosely found the crater to be bright and his sketch 
     revealed the extension of the bright blob on the eastern rim and 
     again a great deal of interior detail. Amery (Reading, UK, seeing 
     III) found Aristarchus to be "a brilliant splash against dulled 
     background in violet filter, especially polarizing filter. CED + 
     polarizer readings high, but not as high as previous night". 
     Mobberley (Suffolk, UK, seeing III-IV) remarked that "spurious 
     colour a total mess around Aristarchus & nothing abnormal seen". 
     A photograph was taken at 20:50UT reveals the  bright blob and 
     entire detail. Peters (Kent, UK, seeingIII-II) observed  
     Aristarchus with a UV screen from 20:15-21:23UT and comented that 
     althogh being very bright, there was no variation between white 
     and UV. It was checked with a Moon Blink device and the radial 
     bands were  clearly seen in white light, < in blue. The Cameron 
     2008 catalog ID=233 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.

2018-Aug-28 UT 13:54-15:47 Ill=96% Proclus observed by Darling_D on 1988-7-31

     On 1988 Jul 31 at UT 07:09-08:10 D. Darling (Sun Prairie, WI, USA, 
     12.5"reflector, seeing=7/10 and T=3) did not detect the dark region on 
     the south east floor of Proclus (the TLP from a few days earlier), but 
     did see 2 "linear mounds". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=335 and the 
     weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-28 UT 14:20-15:13 Ill=96% 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 

2018-Aug-28 UT 14:21-16:18 Ill=96% Geminus observed by Longshaw_N on 2011-1-21

     On 2011 Jan 21 at 22:30UT N.Longshaw (UK, 4" Achromatic 
     refractor, x128 & x160, Seeing III, transparancy average) 
     suspected on the eastern edge of Geminus, on the border of the 
     crater filled shadow and the eastern illuminated rim, a 
     brownish, almost speia hue. This extended for a short distance 
     from the floor shadow into the illuminated rim width and spanned 
     from the north to the south of the crater. For a comparison, 
     Cleomedes was checked but nothing unusual was noticed in its 
     shadow. The observer notes that Elger also saw a warm brown or 
     sepia tone. ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-28 UT 15:02-15:53 Ill=96% 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-Aug-28 UT 16:38-17:57 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Hall on 1965-11-11

     On 1966 Nov 11 at UT05:55-1000 Hall and Johnson (Port Tabacoo, MD, 16" 
     x400, S=VG), Nordling (MD, USA), Genatt (Greenbelt, MD, USA, 6" 
     refractor, x50, 20" reflector x400) and Wagman (Pittsburgh, PA, 30" 
     refractor) observed the folloowing on Aristarchus: "Color ob c.p. 
     detected with Trident MB, not seen vis. at Port Tobacoo. Network 
     alerted & 6 responded. 4 did not see anything unusual; 2 others did & 
     saw red on c.p. in 6-in refr., but not in 20-in refl. at 400x; other 
     saw indistinctness. Port Taboacoo obs. took 5 rolls of film in blue & 
     red & neutral. Phenom. not detectable on them, but focus poor. Blue 
     images had most detail, whereas would expect red or neutral to. Phenom. 
     still present at dawn in Moon Blink device". The Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=914 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.

2018-Aug-29 UT 11:25-13:10 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Gennatt on 1964-8-26 *

     Aristarchus 1964 Aug 26 UT 02:00-03:00 Observed by Genatt, Reid,
     (Greenbelt, MD, 16" reflector, x360, S=P-G), and Lindenblad 
     (Washington, DC, USA, 26" refractor) "Red and Blue bands. Grew 
     thinner & shorter. Alerted Naval Obs. One obs. tho't he saw 
     Phenom. but not sure. (confirmation ?). (prof. astronomers, but 
     not lunar observers)" NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA 
     catalog ID #844. ALPO/BAA weight=3.

2018-Aug-29 UT 15:08-16:41 Ill=91% 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-Aug-29 UT 15:10-17:07 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Weier_D on 1992-5-20

     On 1992 May 20 at UT 11:15 D. Weier (Sun Prairie, WI, USA, naked eye 
     and 7x50 binouculars, sky conditions excellent) noted that Aristarchus 
     and, an area, were very bright to the eye. In binouculars the feature 
     was quire sharp and distinct, "> anything else on the Moon". The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=447 and the weight=2. The ALPO/bAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-29 UT 15:55-17:13 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1980-8-29

     On 1980 Aug 29 at UT07:32 D. Loudernack (South Bend, WA, USA, 8" 
     reflector, x140) found the south wall to have a broad dark band (only 
     visible in red light) at its base that covered nearly all of the 
     southern half of the crater. The brightness reading was 8.4 (in blue 
     light) and 4 (in red light). Cameron 2006 catalog ID=107 and weight=3. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3. 

2018-Aug-30 UT 13:45-17:21 Ill=84% Unknown observed by Unknown_Observer on 1958-11-1 *

     On 1958 Nov 01 at UT 00:00 a TLP was seen on the Moon (location and 
     observer not given). The Reference for this is Palm, 1967. The Cameron 
     1978 catalog ID=702 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-30 UT 16:16-16:58 Ill=83% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1964-6-29 *

     On 1964 Jun 29 at UT 07:05-07:33 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 
     4" reflector x240, S=5, T=4) suspected a violet glare? on the 
     EWBS of Aristarchus, but was too faint to be certain. The bright 
     art of the floor was granulated and had a ceppery tint. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=827 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.

2018-Aug-30 UT 16:23-17:42 Ill=83% Proclus observed by Louderback_D on 1980-8-30

     On 1980 Aug 30? at UT 08:00? D. Louderback (South bend, WA, USA, 8" 
     refletor x140) found the north wall to be very bright in red light 
     (this is not normal as it is usually bright in blue - according to 
     Cameron). The brightness was 9.7 (red) and 9 (blue no filter)compared 
     to Eimmart's 8.7. Louderback thought that they observed an oranfe-
     yellow tinge. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=108 and weight=3.

2018-Aug-30 UT 20:00-20:16 Ill=83% Mons_Piton observed by Brook_C on 1999-1-7

     1999 Jan 07 UT 01:57 C. Brook (Plymouth UK, 65mm refractor, 
     x125, seeing good) found this mountain unusually dull. In 
     contrast, Mons Pico, Montes Teneriffe, Montes Spitzenberg, 
     were all normal. ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-30 UT 20:06-20:16 Ill=83% 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-Aug-31 UT 12:54-15:45 Ill=76% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1964-6-30 *

     On 1964 Jun 30 at UT 05:50-06:10 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA) observed 
     the following in Aristarchus: "Nimbus only -- dark viol. hue. S. part 
     of Aris. floor was granualated & a brown tinge -- changed to yellow & a 
     brown tinge at 0500. First time he ever saw such a change in color. 
     (this obs.listed in 210 & MBMW as June 20, but is a misprint)". The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=828 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.

2018-Aug-31 UT 13:45-13:47 Ill=76% Bullialdus observed by Chapman_BW on 1981-12-16

     On 1981 Dec 16 at UT 17:45 B.W. Chapman, Kingston-Upon-Thames, 
     UK, 11.5cm refractor, seeing II, trasnparency Fair) found the 
     east outer ridge brighter in red - inclined to blue. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-31 UT 13:45-13:57 Ill=76% Plato observed by Chapman_BW on 1981-12-16

     On 1981 Dec 16 at UT 17:45 B.W. Chapman, Kingston-Upon-Thames, 
     UK, 11.5cm refractor, seeing II, trasnparency Fair) found the 
     west inner ridge lighter in red, and so to the east and south-
     west floor. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2018-Aug-31 UT 17:37-19:56 Ill=75% 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.