TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: USA CT West_Haven



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-Jul-01 UT 06:23-08:17 Ill=92% Furnerius observed by Jean on 1989-9-18

     Area of darkness overlapping NW rim. It was visible through
     this area of obscuration. Sketch. Cameron 2006 extended catalog
     ID=376 and Cameron weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jul-01 UT 07:36-09:11 Ill=92% Messier observed by Hansen on 1972-8-27

     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.


2018-Jul-02 UT 05:05-06:38 Ill=86% Copernicus observed by De_Groof on 1989-1-26

     On 1989 Jan 26 at UT 03:45 De Groof (Belgium) noted a white few second 
     long flash from Copernicus crater. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=347 and 
     weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jul-02 UT 06:32-08:16 Ill=86% Aristarchus observed by Maley on 1969-9-30

     Aristarchus 1969 Sep 30 UT 04:46-05:10 Observed by Maley, Saulietis 
     (Houston, TX, USA, 16" reflector, x130) "Intermittent blue color on SE 
     wall, verified by others. At 0500h, taking 10s to reach max. then 
     slowly disappeared. Gap appeared after 1st event. Drawing." NASA 
     catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #1202. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Jul-02 UT 06:45-07:13 Ill=86% Kant observed by Brook_C on 1991-8-29

     C.Brook (Plymouth, UK) noticed that the east wall of this crater was 
     brighter than the walls of nearby craters. Cameron comments that Foley 
     says that this is normal and agrees. Cameron 2006 Catalog Extension ID=
     433 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-02 UT 07:36-09:17 Ill=86% Aristarchus observed by Marshall_KP on 1983-5-31

     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. 


2018-Jul-02 UT 07:58-09:28 Ill=86% Ross_D observed by Reneau on 1964-2-2

     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.


2018-Jul-02 UT 08:21-09:28 Ill=86% Isidorus_K observed by Darling_D on 1979-4-16

     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.


2018-Jul-03 UT 05:30-06:07 Ill=79% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1975-6-28

     Plato 1975 Jun 28/29 UT 23:00-01:20. Foley (Wilmington, UK, 12" 
     reflector, seeing, III, good clarity transparency). At 23:00, 
     00:30, and 01:15 blue was seen on the inner wall:floor southern 
     boundary, and red on the corresponding northern floor:wall 
     boundary. However by 01:20, blue was now on the S-NW floor:wall 
     boundary, and red on the NE-SE floor:wall boundary. Atmospheric 
     spectral dispersion existed in many regions, but did not change 
     like the colours in Plato. Similar appearance craters such as 
     Grimaldi, Schickard, and Riccioli, were checked for a similar 
     change in colour, but no change was noticed in these. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Jul-03 UT 05:58-07:36 Ill=79% Aristarchus observed by Rule on 1973-11-15

     Aristarchus 1975 Nov 15 UT 06:34 Observed by Rule (Edinburgh, Scotland, 
     4" reflector x36) "Blue patch in crater (similar to many of Bartlett's 
     obs.?)" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1383.


2018-Jul-03 UT 06:44-08:07 Ill=78% Aristarchus observed by Brook_C on 2004-12-2

     Aristarchus 2004 Dec 02 UT 01:55-02:45 Observed by Brook (Plymouth, 
     England, 60mm OG x120) "Fluctuation in the brightness and definition of 
     A of about 1/4 to 1/2 minute period. Rest of field unaffected. Checked 
     for cloud wih naked eye during fades - negative. Checked for misting 
     and tear salt on eyepiece by shifting A around the field - negative." 
     BAA Lunar Section report.


2018-Jul-03 UT 07:49-09:11 Ill=78% Aristarchus observed by Amato_M on 2004-12-2

     Aristarchus 2004 Dec 02 UT 03:00 Observed bt Michael Amato (West Haven, 
     CT, USA, 127mm Maksutov, x123) "The brightness variation (as seen by 
     Brook earlier) was very apparent. One thing never seen before by Amato 
     was a thin short bright ray that extended out in the opposite direction 
     as Aristarchus bright ray". The higher the Moon climbed in the sky the 
     more obvious this short thin bright ray became. An ALPO report.


2018-Jul-04 UT 05:53-06:07 Ill=70% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1975-6-29

     Plato 1975 Jun 29/30 UT 23:05-00:30. Foley (Wilmington, UK, 12" 
     reflector, seeing, III, good clarity transparency). At 23:05, 
     blue was seen on the inner wall:floor southern boundary, and red 
     on the corresponding northern floor:wall boundary. However by 
     00:30, blue was now on the W floor:wall boundary, and red on the 
     E floor:wall boundary. Atmospheric spectral dispersion existed 
     in many regions, but did not change like the colours in Plato. 
     Similar appearance craters such as Grimaldi, Schickard, and 
     Riccioli, were checked for a similar change in colour, but no 
     change was noticed in these. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-04 UT 05:53-05:59 Ill=70% Aristarchus observed by Brook_C on 2004-12-3

     Aristarchus 2004 Dec 03 UT 00:00-01:00 Observed by Brook (Plymouth, 
     England, 60mm OG x120) "Fluctuation in the brightness in Aristarchus 
     still present but less pronounced than yesterday. Also saw the bright 
     short ray on the opposite side to the main ray in Aristarchus that 
     Amato saw yesterday - but this may be normal?" BAA Lunar Section 
     report.


2018-Jul-04 UT 07:03-08:05 Ill=70% Torricelli_B observed by Foley_PW on 1983-2-3

     P.Foley (Nettlestead, UK, 12" reflector) noticed a translucent bluish 
     glow in Earthshine coming from this crater, despite it being close to 
     the nright terminator. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=200 and 
     weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jul-04 UT 07:23-08:47 Ill=70% Aristarchus observed by Price_M on 1980-7-3

     Marcus Price (Camberley, Surrey, UK) noted that Aristarchus
     was extremely bright. A 6" reflector was used. The Cameron 
     2006 Catalog ID is #98 and the weight is 1. The ALPO/BAA weight
     is 1 too.


2018-Jul-04 UT 07:50-09:29 Ill=70% Aristarchus observed by Moeller_J on 1987-10-13

     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.


2018-Jul-05 UT 07:39-08:42 Ill=60% Messier_A observed by Robinson_JH on 1976-9-15

     Messier A 1976 Sep 15 UT 21:05 Observed by J.H-Robinson 
     (Teignmouth, UK, 26cm Newtonian, Wratten 25 and 44a filters, 
     x200, seeing very poor). Messier A was fainter than Messier in 
     blue light. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-06 UT 07:22-08:15 Ill=50% Plato observed by Hastorf_C on 2012-10-8

     On 2012 Oct 08 UT12:00 C. Hastorf (Chuck's Bobcat, AZ, USA, 5" 
     SCT, seeing 3.5-4 out of 5). Strange lightness seen on 
     shadowed floor of Plato. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-06 UT 07:41-08:53 Ill=50% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Jul-06 UT 09:11-09:30 Ill=50% Aristarchus observed by Nicolini on 1980-8-4

     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.


2018-Jul-07 UT 07:11-08:54 Ill=39% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Jul-08 UT 06:22-07:51 Ill=30% 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-Jul-08 UT 07:53-08:05 Ill=29% 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-Jul-08 UT 07:43-08:55 Ill=29% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Jul-09 UT 06:58-07:28 Ill=20% Aristarchus observed by Schmidling on 1964-6-6 *

     On 1964 Jun 28 at UT 08:20-09:10 Schmidling, St Clair, and Platt 
     (Riverdale, New York, USA, 8" reflector, x256) observed in the 
     Aristarchus, Herodotus, Schroter's valley area: two red spot glows, 
     glimmer, looked like ruby gems. Cameron says that the date was 
     predicted by Greenacre and looked for. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=817 
     and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.  


2018-Jul-09 UT 08:21-08:56 Ill=19% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Jul-16 UT 00:19-00:36 Ill=12% Mare_Humorum observed by Darling_D on 1989-2-8

     On 1989 Feb 08/09 at UT 23:50-00:15 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 
     3" refractor, x36, S=7/10) detected that the west limb, south of Mare 
     Humorum, was "shimmering". Weier (Sun praire, WI, USA) also detected a 
     star-like point south of Mare Humorum "which was 2x > Aris. in 
     Earthshine 3x it lasted a few secs". Interestingly about 18 hours 
     later, observers in the UK also found the limb to be very bright. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=348 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-17 UT 00:18-01:20 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-Jul-17 UT 00:18-02:35 Ill=21% Bullialdus observed by Hobdell on 1981-7-6 *

     On 1981 Jul 06 at UT01:49 Hobdell (St Peterburg, FL, 
     USA, 2.4" refractor) saw a yellow flash from Bullialdus in 
     earthshine. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-17 UT 00:41-01:13 Ill=21% Aristarchus observed by Cook_AC on 1991-1-19

     On 1991 Jan 29 at UT17:34-17:52 A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 20cm reflector 
     + image intensified CCD camera, transparency moderate to very poor) 
     observed that Aristarchus was fainter than a nearby magnitude 7.3 star 
     (SAO 146315) and may have varied in brightness and size. However the 
     image intensifier output was quite grainy. No obvious signs of impact 
     flashes or cosmic rays seen during a visual inspection of the video 
     tape recorded. Foley commented that from UT 18:53-19:10 the Earthshine 
     was strong with the naked eye and Aristarchus was bright as expected. 
     The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=418 and weight=0. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-17 UT 00:41-01:13 Ill=21% Grimaldi observed by Cook_AC on 1991-1-19

     On 1991 Jan 29 at UT17:34-17:52 A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 20cm reflector 
     + image intensified CCD camera, transparency moderate to very poor) 
     observed that a bright spot near Griomaldi appeared to vary in 
     brightness - however a possible explanation was found because the image 
     intensifier was found to vary in sensitivity across its imaging 
     surface. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=418 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Jul-17 UT 01:02-01:13 Ill=21% Aristarchus observed by Cook_AC on 1991-1-19

     On 1991 Jan 29 at UT17:56-18:01 A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 20cm reflector 
     + image intensified CCD camera, transparency moderate to very poor) 
     observed that Aristarchus was fainter than a nearby magnitude 7.3 star 
     (SAO 146315) and may have varied in brightness and size. However the 
     image intensifier output was quite grainy. No obvious signs of impact 
     flashes or cosmic rays seen during a visual inspection of the video 
     tape recorded. Foley commented that from UT 18:53-19:10 the Earthshine 
     was strong with the naked eye and Aristarchus was bright as expected. 
     The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=418 and weight=0. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-17 UT 01:02-01:13 Ill=21% Grimaldi observed by Cook_AC on 1991-1-19

     On 1991 Jan 29 at UT17:56-18:01 A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 20cm reflector 
     + image intensified CCD camera, transparency moderate to very poor) 
     observed that a bright spot near Griomaldi appeared to vary in 
     brightness - however a possible explanation was found because the image 
     intensifier was found to vary in sensitivity across its imaging 
     surface. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=418 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Jul-17 UT 00:56-01:15 Ill=21% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Jul-18 UT 00:30-01:45 Ill=31% Aristarchus observed by Struve_F on 1822-1-27

     On 1822 Jan 27 at UT 20:00? F. Struve (Pulkovo Observatory? Russia) 
     observed near Aristarchus an 8th magnitude star-like point. Seen 
     through overcast! (Klado gave date as 1821 but must be in error 
     according to cameron). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=95 and the weight=4. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jul-18 UT 00:55-01:47 Ill=31% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Jul-19 UT 00:17-01:43 Ill=41% Aristarchus observed by Stretton on 1794-3-7

     On 1794 Mar 07 at UT 20:00 Stretton and Wilkins (England, UK) 
     observed Aristarchus appearing as a light like a star in 
     Earthsine to the naked eye(independent confirmation according 
     to Cameron?). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=73 and 74 and the 
     weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-19 UT 00:17-00:48 Ill=41% Macrobius observed by Barcroft on 1939-10-19

     Macrobius 1939 Oct 19 UT 02:00? Observed by Barcroft (Madera, CA, USA, 
     6" reflector) "Reddish-brown hue (unusual) usually absent" NASA 
     catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #463.


2018-Jul-19 UT 00:17-01:06 Ill=41% Aristarchus observed by Classen on 1967-4-15

     On 1967 Apr 15 at UT 19:15-21:00 Classen (Pulsnitz Observatory, East 
     Germany, 8" refractor) found that Aristarchus was very bright and the 
     atmospheric seeing was very good until 21:00UT. Nothing unsual was seen 
     on 16th and 17th April. Cameron reports that this was the first TLP 
     seen by this group. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1022 and the weight=3. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jul-19 UT 00:17-00:40 Ill=41% Aristarchus observed by Johnson_G on 1985-4-26

     G Johnson of Swanton, MD, USA used a 2" refractor at f/12.
     Aristachus revealed as a red spot on a photo of the Moon. This
     was similar to another photo obtained on 1988 Apr 21st. Frame (with 3
     exposures present)reveals a dim star like point near Campanus on 
     exposure 1. Expsoure 2 shows it a little east on the Earth-lit 
     part. Exposure 3 shows it off the south-east limb. Apparently 20
     minutes later took 2 exposures and frame 18 was a double. The
     second exposure revealed an object farther from the limb but the
     first exposure does not show the object. The two high power exposures 
     do not show it. Cameron could not see the spots that Johson describes
     on his slides, but did see several spots (defects?) on the 
     8 and 12 second exposures near Hevelius and also on the 20 second
     exposure near to Hecataeus only. BAA members observed star like 
     flashes a few hours earlier - near Aristarchus. One BAA member, Madej, 
     had seen a green glow in Arisarchus in two places in two eyepieces.
     Cameron 2006 Catalog extension ID=265 and weight=2. 


2018-Jul-19 UT 00:17-00:40 Ill=41% Campanus observed by Johnson_G on 1985-4-26

     G Johnson of Swanton, MD, USA used a 2" refractor at f/12.
     Aristachus revealed as a red spot on a photo of the Moon. This
     was similar to another photo obtained on 1988 Apr 21st. Frame (with 3
     exposures present)reveals a dim star like point near Campanus on 
     exposure 1. Expsoure 2 shows it a little east on the Earth-lit 
     part. Exposure 3 shows it off the south-east limb. Apparently 20
     minutes later took 2 exposures and frame 18 was a double. The
     second exposure revealed an object farther from the limb but the
     first exposure does not show the object. The two high power exposures 
     do not show it. Cameron could not see the spots that Johson describes
     on his slides, but did see several spots (defects?) on the 
     8 and 12 second exposures near Hevelius and also on the 20 second
     exposure near to Hecataeus only. BAA members observed star like 
     flashes a few hours earlier - near Aristarchus. One BAA member, Madej, 
     had seen a green glow in Arisarchus in two places in two eyepieces.
     Cameron 2006 Catalog extension ID=265 and weight=2. 


2018-Jul-19 UT 00:17-00:40 Ill=41% Hecataeus observed by Johnson_G on 1985-4-26

     G Johnson of Swanton, MD, USA used a 2" refractor at f/12.
     Aristachus revealed as a red spot on a photo of the Moon. This
     was similar to another photo obtained on 1988 Apr 21st. Frame (with 3
     exposures present)reveals a dim star like point near Campanus on 
     exposure 1. Expsoure 2 shows it a little east on the Earth-lit 
     part. Exposure 3 shows it off the south-east limb. Apparently 20
     minutes later took 2 exposures and frame 18 was a double. The
     second exposure revealed an object farther from the limb but the
     first exposure does not show the object. The two high power exposures 
     do not show it. Cameron could not see the spots that Johson describes
     on his slides, but did see several spots (defects?) on the 
     8 and 12 second exposures near Hevelius and also on the 20 second
     exposure near to Hecataeus only. BAA members observed star like 
     flashes a few hours earlier - near Aristarchus. One BAA member, Madej, 
     had seen a green glow in Arisarchus in two places in two eyepieces.
     Cameron 2006 Catalog extension ID=265 and weight=2. 


2018-Jul-19 UT 00:17-00:40 Ill=41% Hevelius observed by Johnson_G on 1985-4-26

     G Johnson of Swanton, MD, USA used a 2" refractor at f/12.
     Aristachus revealed as a red spot on a photo of the Moon. This
     was similar to another photo obtained on 1988 Apr 21st. Frame (with 3
     exposures present)reveals a dim star like point near Campanus on 
     exposure 1. Expsoure 2 shows it a little east on the Earth-lit 
     part. Exposure 3 shows it off the south-east limb. Apparently 20
     minutes later took 2 exposures and frame 18 was a double. The
     second exposure revealed an object farther from the limb but the
     first exposure does not show the object. The two high power exposures 
     do not show it. Cameron could not see the spots that Johson describes
     on his slides, but did see several spots (defects?) on the 
     8 and 12 second exposures near Hevelius and also on the 20 second
     exposure near to Hecataeus only. BAA members observed star like 
     flashes a few hours earlier - near Aristarchus. One BAA member, Madej, 
     had seen a green glow in Arisarchus in two places in two eyepieces.
     Cameron 2006 Catalog extension ID=265 and weight=2. 


2018-Jul-19 UT 00:17-00:24 Ill=41% Proclus observed by Darling_D on 1989-2-11

     On 1989 Feb 11 at UT23:30-01:39 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" 
     reflector, x159, seeing=7/10) observed a linear east to west feature in 
     Proclus. D. Weier (WI, USA, 11" reflector, x378) found the NNW part of 
     the crater to be brighter than expected and confirmed the prescence of 
     the east to west feature - this crossed the shadow on the east floor 
     and over into Mare Crisium. R. Manske (WI, USA) detected another 
     "streak" parallel to this. All observers suspect that the linear 
     features were due to raised topography on the floor of Proclus - 
     however Cameron comments that there does not seem to be any linear 
     features on the floor of Proclus to cause these effects. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=351 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jul-19 UT 01:10-02:13 Ill=42% SW_Limb observed by Moeller_J on 2012-5-26

     On 2012 May 26 UT21:21 J. Moeller (Syracuse, NY, USA, using a 
     Konica Minolta DIMAGE Z5 digital camera, f/7.1, 1/250 sec 
     exposure, ISO-50, 69mm focal length, digital zoom x3) captured
     a hand held image of the Moon in daylight. On the SW limb of 
     the dark side of the Moon a bright spot can be seen. This has 
     a brightness comparable to that of Mare Serenitatis. There is 
     also a fainter dark blurred marking further inside the dark side. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-19 UT 00:54-02:15 Ill=42% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Jul-20 UT 00:16-03:20 Ill=52% 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-Jul-20 UT 01:52-02:39 Ill=53% Agrippa observed by Bartlett on 1966-11-19

     Agrippa 1966 Nov 19/20 UTC 23:58-00:14 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA, 5" reflector x283, S=4, T=5) "Faint bluish tinge seen at base 
     of NW wall beneath landslip" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog 
     ID #995.


2018-Jul-20 UT 02:30-02:39 Ill=53% Cassini_E observed by Knott_J on 2002-12-11

     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.


2018-Jul-21 UT 00:37-01:10 Ill=62% Mons_Pico observed by Quinn on 1986-11-9

     On 1986 Nov 09 at UT 23:00 Quinn (Glebview, IL, USA, 8" reflector, x49-
     x305) found ´n the vicinity of an unnamed ridge points toward Pico- two 
     bright points about 5 magnitudes brighter than any other part of the 
     Moon. The Alpine valley points directly between these two points. "Came 
     from apparently featureless area. Both points about the same size, but 
     different shapes ~ width of alpine valley" The observer used 4 
     different eyepieces and the points were brightest in the lowest power. 
     Other specks of light could be seen in the darkness wound the N point. 
     The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=289 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Jul-21 UT 00:54-02:16 Ill=63% 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-Jul-21 UT 01:20-03:05 Ill=63% Alphonsus observed by Wise on 1967-4-17

     Alphonsus and limb 1967 Apr 17 UTC 21:30 Observed by Wise (England, 
     6.5" reflector, x90) "3 dark patches (Alphonsus) prominent. Suspected 
     red patch (blink ?). (indep. confirm. of Cross 1h later?)." NASA 
     catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1024.


2018-Jul-21 UT 01:20-03:05 Ill=63% Plato observed by Wise on 1967-4-17

     Plato 1967 Apr 17 UTC 21:30 Observed by Wise (England, 6.5" reflector, 
     x90) "Suspected a blink, (red?)" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA 
     catalog ID #1025.


2018-Jul-21 UT 01:20-03:05 Ill=63% W_Limb observed by Wise on 1967-4-17

     On 1967 Apr 17 UT 21:30 Observed by Wise (England, 6.5" reflector, x90) 
     saw a brilliant object nr. E(ast. ?) limb (West Lim IAU?) for 15m. 
     Check on star maps neg. (indep. confirm. of Cross 1h later?)." NASA 
     catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1024.


2018-Jul-21 UT 01:48-04:30 Ill=63% 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-Jul-21 UT 01:52-04:34 Ill=63% 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-Jul-21 UT 02:08-04:37 Ill=63% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1988-2-25 *

     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.


2018-Jul-21 UT 02:29-03:05 Ill=63% Proclus observed by Darling_D on 1989-2-14

     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.


2018-Jul-22 UT 00:15-00:24 Ill=72% Proclus observed by Farrant_M on 1967-4-18

     Proclus 1967 Apr 18 UTC 18:40-18:45 Observed by Farrant (Cambridge, 
     England, 8" reflector x175) "Crater appeared quite dark, even bright 
     ring was subdued & seemed thicker than normal. Drawing." NASA catalog 
     weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1028. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-22 UT 00:33-04:12 Ill=72% Linne observed by Tacchini on 1868-7-28 *

     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.


2018-Jul-22 UT 01:52-03:30 Ill=72% Mare_Humorum observed by Dixon_M on 1989-2-15

     On 1989 Feb 15 at UT 03:15-03:30 M. Dixon (Palenque Ruins, Mexico, 7x35 
     binouculars) observed a point of light that was very bright in or near 
     Mare Humorum. It was visible for 5 minutes then vanished. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=353 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Jul-23 UT 00:14-00:33 Ill=80% Proclus observed by Cook_MC on 1982-2-3

     M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK) got an abnormally low brightness reading for
     Proclus, despite nearby Censorinus being normal. Crater Extinction
     Device used. The Cameron 2006 Extension catalog ID was 163 and the 
     weight was 3. The ALPO/BAA weight was 2 too.


2018-Jul-23 UT 00:14-02:03 Ill=80% Lambert_Gamma observed by Khachatryan_S on 2008-8-11

     127mm f/12 GoTo scope, x62-x154, seeing: best and transparency=
     6) observed that an unoficially named mountain (Lambert Gamma or 
     Mons Undest), near Lambert, had a "very strong glow", especially 
     the part that was facing the line of the terminator and this was 
     brighter than the side facing away. The No other object nearby 
     was casting as much light, even Mons La Hire. The effect was 
     seen for 40 minutes and the glow was present throughout. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jul-23 UT 00:18-03:13 Ill=80% Proclus observed by Darling_D on 1989-2-16 *

     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.


2018-Jul-23 UT 02:24-03:29 Ill=81% 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-Jul-24 UT 00:13-01:25 Ill=87% 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-Jul-24 UT 00:13-02:49 Ill=87% Ross_D observed by Harris on 1964-6-21 *

     On 1964 Jun 21 at UT 03:43-05:44 Harris, Cross and Helland (Whittier, 
     CA, USA, 19" reflector) observed south of Ross D: "Moving dark area". 
     The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=819 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Jul-24 UT 00:13-01:16 Ill=87% Proclus observed by Darling_D on 1989-2-17

     On 1989 Feb 17 at UT00:55 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 
     12.5" reflector, x248) found that the brightness of the rim of 
     Proclus was 9.0, the north west wall to be 9.5, the west wall 
     to be 5.2, and the east wall 8.2 (normal?). The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=355 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jul-24 UT 03:54-05:49 Ill=88% Hyginus observed by Bradford on 1959-9-13 *

     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.


2018-Jul-24 UT 03:54-05:49 Ill=88% Littrow observed by Bradford on 1959-9-13 *

     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.


2018-Jul-25 UT 00:33-00:55 Ill=93% Herodotus observed by Hill_H on 1966-11-24

     Herodotus 1966 Nov 24 UT 21:50 H.Hill (UK, 7.25" reflector, 
     x240), seeing 4-6/10, transparancy 4/5) sketched a central white 
     diffuse patch inside the floor of the crater, with a size of 
     about 1/7th the diameter of the crater. The eastern edge of the 
     white patch was encroached by the shadow of the eastern rim. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jul-25 UT 00:33-00:36 Ill=93% Aristarchus observed by Darnella on 1967-4-21

     Aristarchus area 1967 Apr 21 UT 19:00-21:20 Observed by 
     Darnella (Copenhagen, Denmark, 3.5" refractor, S=1-2), 
     Farrant (Cambridge, England, 8" reflector, x160), Corralitos 
     Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector with 
     Moonblink) "On exterior wall of Aris., 3 pts. in Cobra Head & 
     banks of valley were star-like & glowing; & Herod. were red. 
     Farrant could not bring hill N. of Herod. into focus. He says
     color was deep red-orange & steady for 3 min. Started at 
     1915h (1916-1925h seeing was too bad) (indep. confirm.). 
     Suspected next nite but bad seeing. Not confirmed by 
     Corralitos MB." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1030. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Jul-25 UT 00:33-00:41 Ill=93% Proclus observed by Farrant_M on 1972-12-17

     Proclus 1972 Dec 17 UTC 18:30 Observed by Farrant (Cambridge, England, 
     8.5" reflector) "Crater appeared very bright (Apollo 17 Watch)." NASA 
     catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1359.


2018-Jul-25 UT 00:40-02:32 Ill=93% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Beaumont_S on 1993-6-2

     On 1993 Jun 02 at Ut 04:30-05:45 S. Beaumont (Cambridge, UK) saw that 
     the shadow of the Cobra's Head in Schroter's Valley was lighter and 
     more diffuse seen at user defined locations of C or B rim (these were 
     black versus medium gray for Cobra's Head). The TLP had vanished by 
     05:45UT. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=462 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1 because the date or time is wrong.


2018-Jul-25 UT 02:04-03:58 Ill=93% Aristarchus observed by Lena_R on 2004-5-1

     On 2004 May 01 at UT 22:20 R. Lena (GLR, Italy) received an image from 
     one of his observers showing possible blue colour in Aristarchus crater 
     and part of the ray towards Herodotus. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-25 UT 03:12-04:48 Ill=93% Aristarchus observed by Olivarez_J on 1963-12-28

     Aristarchus, Schroter's Valley 1963 Dec 28 UTC 01:15-02:00 Observed by 
     Olivarez, Edinburgh?, TX?, USA, 17" reflector) "In poorer moments of 
     seeing, red on Aris. rim & Sch. Valley. Spurious seeing effects?". NASA 
     catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #788.


2018-Jul-25 UT 03:24-04:00 Ill=94% Aristillus observed by Berger on 1972-12-17

     Aristillus 1972 Dec 17 UTC 21:50-22:20 observed by Berger (51.5N, 9E, 
     60mm refractor, T=2, S=3) "Diffuse bright cloud in the NE corner of the 
     crater" - Hilbrecht and Kuveler, Earth, Moon & Planets, 30 (1984), p53-
     61.


2018-Jul-25 UT 03:35-05:09 Ill=94% Aristarchus observed by Lapshin on 1919-6-10

     Aristarchus 1919 Jun 10 UT 19:00-19:30 Observed by Lapshin 
     (Russia) a "Greenish-yellow light shone from inside the crater 
     for 1/2 hr. after which it returned to normal. Violet tint on W. 
     bank & surrounding area & the dark color of the saddle & dark 
     spot were distinct. Term. slightly E. of Herodotus. (Ast. E)=IAU 
     W." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #372. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-Jul-26 UT 00:44-01:34 Ill=97% Unknown observed by Miranova on 1960-9-4 *

     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.


2018-Jul-26 UT 01:24-03:51 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1964-6-23 *

     On 1964 Jun 23 at UT 04:45-05:05 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" 
     reflector, x180, S=4-1 and T=3) observed a blue-violet glare on the 
     north east rim and a strong violet tinge in the nimbus. The effect was 
     absent 1 hour earlier. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=821 and weight=4. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jul-26 UT 01:24-01:53 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Schobel on 1967-4-22

     Aristarchus-herodotus 1967 Apr 22 UT 20:20 Observed by Schobel 
     (Hirschfelde, Germany, 5"? refractor) "Interference filter. 
     (indep. confirm. of Darnella?)" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA 
     catalog ID #1032. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jul-26 UT 01:24-02:33 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Classen on 1967-4-22

     Aristarchus 1967 Apr 22 UT 21:00? Observed by Classen 
     (Pulsnitz Obs., E. Germany) & by Corralitos Observatory (Organ 
     Pass, New Mexicoo, 24" reflector+Moonblink). "Crater was so 
     bright it could be seen with the naked eye (indep. confirm. of 
     Darnella & Schobel of activity here?). Corralitos M.B. did not 
     confirm." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1034. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jul-26 UT 01:24-03:18 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Darnella on 1967-4-22

     Aristarchus, Schroter's Valley, Herodotus 1967 Apr 22 UT 
     21:45 Observed by Darnella (Copenhagen, Danemark, 3.5" 
     refractor) & Coralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, New Mexico, 
     USA (24" reflector + Moonblink). "Red pts. suspected in same 
     areas as in #1030, but seeing was bad. (confirm by Schobel?). 
     Corralitos MB did not confirm" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA 
     catalog ID #1033. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jul-26 UT 01:24-01:34 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-5-23

     Aristarchus 1975 May 23 P.W. Foley (Wilmington, UK, 12" 
     reflector, x200, x360, x624, atmospheric clarity good, seeing 
     III from 20:15-22:30, but the clouded out at 22:30, and from 
     23:15-01:15 seeing was IV-V with poor transparency) observed 
     (22:20-20:45 UT) variation in the SE corner of the 
     Aristarchus, namely the usual dark bands were alternating 
     light to dark, not in keeping with otyher crater features. 
     This effect was not linked to atmospheric turbulence. Also 
     projected image of bands beyond the crater W. wall were 
     repeatedly noted. The observer broke away from observing at 
     20:45UT to make a telephonealert call. At 20:55UT they noted 
     that the area between Vallis Schroteri and Herodotus seemed 
     very light/bright, also the E. exterior of the crater wall of 
     Herodotus. From 21:01-21:11 A slight blueness was seen to 
     extend from the NE corner of Aristarchus, along the exterior 
     rim, acrossand beyond Herodotus to the SW. A tgorough search 
     was made of many bright areas, both near the terminator and to 
     the E., but no blueness could be detected elsewhere. A slight 
     orange hue was noted along the E. limb of theMoon (Spurious 
     colour). From 21:18;22:30 Aristarchus seemed normal again, and 
     likewise the head of Vallis Schoteri too. The observer was 
     clouded out from 22:30-23:15and from 23:15-01:30 the seeing 
     was so appaling that no colour or projection of the bands 
     could be seen. A Moon Blink was used during the session, but 
     no colour was detected in this? Another observer, R.W. Rose 
     (Devon, UK) observed 21:20-21:30 but had IV seeing, and saw 
     nothing unusual, but commented that if TLP wactivity had been 
     taking place, then they would probably not have seen it. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-26 UT 05:02-05:56 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by LeCroy on 1975-11-17

     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.


2018-Jul-27 UT 00:12-02:04 Ill=99% Riccioli observed by Brittman_O on 1964-6-24 *

     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.


2018-Jul-27 UT 02:06-03:25 Ill=100% Madler observed by Gray_R on 2005-10-17

     Madler 2005 Oct 17 UT 04:14-05:28 Observed by Robin Gray (Winnemucca, 
     NV, USA, 152mm refractor, x228, x343, S=5-8 and T=5-6) "Very bright 
     pinpoint spot seen towards end of observing period on east crater wall, 
     lasting 1 min in duration. Brighter than other spots, possibly 8.5-9 on 
     the Elger scale. The spot was not seen earlier during the long 
     observing session." An ALPO report. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jul-27 UT 02:55-03:46 Ill=100% Madler observed by Haas_W on 1940-9-16

     Madler 1940 Sep 16 UT 02:10 Observed by Haas (New Mexico? USA, 
     12"  reflector?) "Bright spot on S. rim was I=5.8 comp. with 8.9 
     on Aug 17 (see #470)." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #
     473. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jul-27 UT 04:12-05:23 Ill=100% 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-Jul-27 UT 04:39-05:41 Ill=100% 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-Jul-27 UT 04:40-05:58 Ill=100% 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-Jul-27 UT 04:49-05:43 Ill=100% 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-Jul-27 UT 06:02-06:13 Ill=100% 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-Jul-27 UT 06:24-06:52 Ill=100% Plato observed by Simmons on 1967-4-24

     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.


2018-Jul-28 UT 02:40-04:20 Ill=100% Lunar_Eclipse observed by Bye on 1884-10-4

     On 1884 Oct 04 at UT 22:00 Bye (Brussels, Belgium) observed
     during an eclipse that the peaks were visible as brilliant 
     points with slight red aureoles during a lunar eclipse. 
     Cameron says that this was a confirmation of #2443. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and the weight=5. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Jul-28 UT 02:40-04:23 Ill=100% Tycho observed by Parsehlan on 1884-10-4

     Parsehlan of England? saw Tycho as a 2nd magnitude star during a total 
     lunar eclipse. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=244 and weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jul-28 UT 02:40-03:09 Ill=100% Moon observed by deMoraes on 1893-4-1

     On 1893 Apr 01 at UT 22:00 deMoraes of the Azores, Portugal, saw a 
     shaft of light projecting from the Moon. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=280 
     and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-28 UT 02:40-03:07 Ill=100% Lunar_Eclipse observed by Johnson_SJ on 1902-10-17

     In 1902 Oct 17 at UT 04:35-06:00 Seen by S.J. Johson and also in 
     another report(s) by Brink, Swift, Wilson () observed a 
     "Dark band, no color, across center of moon dur. ecl. Copernicus 
     brighter than Tycho. Aristarchus brightest of all. Drawing by Brink & 
     Wilson at 1725(=0525UT)(Confirm. -- time given=16th at 1635-1800 = 17th 
     at 0435-0600 on present UT system". The Cameron 1978 vatalog ID=314 and 
     weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jul-28 UT 02:40-03:58 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Genin on 1921-10-16

     In 1921 Oct 16 at UT 22:00-00:00 Genin and others (Russia) observed 
     during a partial eclipse that different parts of Aristarchus crater had 
     brightness of phosphorecence. Cameron says that this is independent 
     confirmation. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=383 and weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2018-Jul-28 UT 02:40-03:16 Ill=100% Lunar_Eclipse observed by deWitt on 1935-7-16

     In 1935 Jul 16 at UT 05:01 deWitt (Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 12" 
     reflector) "Photos in lunar ecl. indicate a probable fading of Grim. 
     floor a possible fading of S. tip of Ricc. spot, a possible enlargement 
     of halo around Linne, a possible, but unlikely darkening of Schick's 
     dark areas & no effect on Eratosthenes or white spot E. of Webb. Linne 
     enlargement more pronounced at 1902 ecl. than at any other time. Fading 
     of Ric. spot was pronounced on May 14, 1938". The Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=413 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jul-28 UT 02:40-04:10 Ill=100% Lunar_Eclipse observed by Unknown_Observer on 1963-7-6

     On 1963 Jul 06 UT 20:35-23:00 during a partial eclipse of the Moon, 
     some feathery fingers of light were seen in the shadow.


2018-Jul-28 UT 02:40-04:35 Ill=100% Riccioli observed by Chernov on 1971-8-6

     On 1971 Aug 06 at UT 20:30 Chernov (Crimea?, Ukraine, Soviet Union) 
     observed a dark spot in Riccioli that was very dark for 3 minutes, 
     before coming out of shadow - however the dimensions were normal. This 
     was during the lunar eclipse. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1305 and 
     weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-28 UT 02:40-02:41 Ill=100% Mare_Serenitatis observed by Unknown_British_Observers on 1979-3-13

     On 1979 Mar 13 (UT not given) an unknown observer (UK?) during a 
     partial lunar eclipse observed an anomolous brightening in the umbra in 
     the form of a large diamond shape between mare Serenitatis and the 
     Moon's limb, just shortly after mid eclipse (UT 21:08).


2018-Jul-28 UT 02:44-04:35 Ill=100% Riccioli observed by Chernov on 1963-7-6

     On 1963 Jul 06 at UT 21:00 (estimated) Chernov (Russia) observed that 
     the dark spot in Riccioli size increased suddenly during a lunar 
     eclipse as it entered the shadow, before merging with the shadow. The 
     mid eclipse was at 22:03UT. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=774 and 
     weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Jul-28 UT 03:08-05:05 Ill=100% Atlas observed by Chernov on 1971-8-6

     On 1971 Aug 06 at UT 21:00 Chernov (Crimea?, Ukraine, Soviet Union) 
     observed that two large spots in Atlas were not visible in the penumbra 
     after totality (brighter than normal?). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=
     1306 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-28 UT 03:15-05:07 Ill=100% Delambre observed by LeCroy on 1975-11-18

     On 1975 Nov 18/19 at UT 23:15-0005 LeCroy Jr and Sr (Springfield, VA, 
     4.5" reflector, S=7) observed that Delambra was one of four glowing 
     spots on the Moon during a lunar eclipse (including Aristarchus). At 
     23:50UT 3 of these patches emerged from the dark and appeared as bright 
     spots compared to other craters "─lbedo=10+". The Albedos of Manilius 
     and Delambre were 8.5 at 00:05UT. Details became apparent in all 3 
     features. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1419 abd weight=0. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Jul-28 UT 03:15-05:07 Ill=100% Manilius observed by LeCroy on 1975-11-18

     On 1975 Nov 18/19 at UT 23:15-0005 LeCroy Jr and Sr (Springfield, VA, 
     4.5" reflector, S=7) observed that Manilius was one of four glowing 
     spots on the Moon during a lunar eclipse (including Aristarchus). At 
     23:50UT 3 of these patches emerged from the dark and appeared as bright 
     spots compared to other craters "─lbedo=10+". The Albedos of Manilius 
     and Delambre were 8.5 at 00:05UT. Details became apparent in all 3 
     features. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1419 abd weight=0. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Jul-28 UT 03:15-05:07 Ill=100% Menelaus observed by LeCroy on 1975-11-18

     On 1975 Nov 18/19 at UT 23:15-0005 LeCroy Jr and Sr (Springfield, VA, 
     4.5" reflector, S=7) observed that Menelaus was one of four glowing 
     spots on the Moon during a lunar eclipse (including Aristarchus). At 
     23:50UT 3 of these patches emerged from the dark and appeared as bright 
     spots compared to other craters "─lbedo=10+". At 23:55UT a ray appeared 
     out of the north east rim of menelaus (Normal?). It appeared just 
     before the artea emerged and increased in brightness. At 23:58UT it 
     decreased and continued to do so. The north east edge of Menelaus 
     appeared very dark at the point that the ray was extending from SW edge 
     (a ridge there) and apperared to obscure features along its path 
     (Albedo=9). The Albedos of Manilius and Delambre were 8.5 at 00:05UT. 
     At 00:05UT the rays were still apparent but seemed to have returned to 
     normal. Details became apparent in all 3 features. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=1419 abd weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-28 UT 03:17-05:13 Ill=100% Lunar_Eclipse observed by Bagby_JP on 1956-11-18

     On 1956 Nov 18 J.P. Bagby organized a lunar eclipse observing session 
     in the USA. He recorded 35 bright objects against the Moon, 5 of these 
     were seen by 3 other observers. J. Mavrogianis and 4 other observers 
     observed 25 transient luminous objects - mostly stationary yellow 
     flashes. However another group at Cheyenne noted a 4 sec duration 
     light. This report is described in H. Hars "The Total Lunar Eclipse of 
     November 18, 1956", Strolling Astronomer, 11:64, 1957.


2018-Jul-28 UT 04:08-06:04 Ill=100% Lunar_Eclipse observed by Dyer on 1888-1-28

     On 1888 Jan 28 ~UT 23:20 Dyer observed that in this fairly bright lunar 
     eclipse was a dark isosceles triangle, with the base to the north. 
     Other observers noted this effect.


2018-Jul-28 UT 04:25-06:21 Ill=100% Censorinus observed by Anderson on 1978-3-24

     On 1978 Mar 24 UT16:10-17:45 Anderson (England?, 8" reflector, x55 and 
     x155). Censorinus seemed brighter than normal. Cameron 2005 catalog 
     report ID=26 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-28 UT 04:25-06:21 Ill=100% Dionysius observed by Anderson on 1978-3-24

     On 1978 Mar 24 UT16:10-17:45 Anderson (England?, 8" reflector, x55 and 
     x155). noticed a faint twinkling star like point in Dionyius - remained 
     constant but when changed to x155 at 16:25 the effect was at the limits 
     of visibilty. - suspected that this was due to the atmospheric 
     conditions. However this effect was not seen in Aristarchus. By 16:45 
     the twinkling area got brighter, but went back to normal at 17:45. 
     Cameron 2005 catalog report ID=26 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-28 UT 04:29-06:26 Ill=100% Unknown observed by Messier on 1783-3-18

     Moving glows seen around the middle of the
     disk during a lunar eclipse.


2018-Jul-28 UT 04:35-05:05 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-Jul-28 UT 04:38-06:34 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Jackson on 1891-5-23

     On 1891 May 23 at 18:36-19:15 UT, Jackson of Sheffield, England, using 
     a 6" refractor, saw "1/2 hour before the end of a totl eclipse, a 
     region of the crater and just north of it, become conspicuous and 
     increased in brightness from then on" Cameron thinks this is just the 
     edge of the shadow and possibly normal. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=268 and 
     weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-28 UT 04:44-06:35 Ill=100% Atlas observed by Chernov on 1963-7-6

     On 1963 Jul 06 at UT 23:00 (estimated) Chernov (Russia) observed in 
     Atlas 2 large spots that were not visible in penumbra after totality. 
     The cameron 1978 catalog ID=775 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Jul-28 UT 05:05-06:50 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Chernov on 1954-7-16

     In 1954 Jul 16 at UT 01:12 Chernov (Russia, 2" refractor, x33) observed 
     the following for Aristarchus: "Activity noted in it * in extension of 
     Moon's shadow on sky for 12 min during .17phase of ecl.(source gave 
     date as June 16, but ecl was July 16)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=566 
     and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Jul-28 UT 06:46-07:53 Ill=100% Unknown observed by Unknown_Observer on 1096-8-12

     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.


2018-Jul-29 UT 03:09-05:27 Ill=98% Macrobius observed by McLeod on 1938-11-8 *

     Macrobius 1938 Nov 08 UTC 18:00? Observed by McLeod (England? 5" ? 
     reflector) "Changes in dark areas. (near Proclus where Green saw 
     phenomenom. see #443)" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #
     444.


2018-Jul-29 UT 03:09-03:37 Ill=98% Proclus observed by Darling_D on 1989-2-22

     On 1989 Feb 22 at UT03:48-03:58 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" 
     refractor, x56, seeing=4/10 and transparency=4) found that the floor of 
     Proclus was a "uniform grey" shade and the east wall was bright. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=357 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-29 UT 03:56-04:45 Ill=98% Gassendi observed by Haas_W on 1940-9-18

     Gassendi 1940 Sep 18 UTC 03:15 Observed by Haas (New Mexico? 12" 
     ? reflector) "Largest bright spot in SE part of floor had I=6.1, 
     but I=6.7 & 8.6 on other nites. (same ph. see #469, 472 & 475)" 
     NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #474. ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2018-Jul-29 UT 04:00-04:55 Ill=98% Picard observed by Ingall on 1864-10-16

     East of Picard 1864 Oct 16/17 UT 23:00-01:00? Observed by 
     Ingall (Camberwell ?, UK) "Remarkable bright spot" NASA 
     catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #135. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Jul-29 UT 06:17-08:03 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1988-8-28

     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.


2018-Jul-29 UT 06:28-08:25 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Kozyrev on 1967-4-26

     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.


2018-Jul-30 UT 03:35-03:46 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Moseley_R on 1984-11-10

     On 1984 Nov 10 at UT19:15-19:50 R. Moseley (Coventry, UK, the Moon's 
     altitude was low) noticed that the region from the central peak and 
     over and onto the east wall looked unusual. 8 bands were visible, "two 
     on E. wall of c.p. strongest, surrounding collar grey increasing 
     intensely outward. Band at 2 o'clock position was very dark. Bright 
     spot on W. wall at 4 o'clock position." A sketch was made that 
     illustrates bands on either side with bright patch. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=252 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2018-Jul-30 UT 05:27-06:38 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-Jul-30 UT 06:02-06:44 Ill=95% Peirce observed by Darling_D on 1980-3-4

     On 1980 Mar 04 at UT10:30-10:34 D. Darling (Sun Prairie, WI, USA, 
     12.5" reflector, x344) detected a pin-point light in the shadowed area 
     of Mare Crisium that varied in brightness then faded. Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=84 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-30 UT 06:03-06:53 Ill=95% Gassendi observed by Haas_W on 1940-9-19

     Gassendi 1940 Sep 19 UTC 06:00 Observed by Haas (New Mexico, 
     12?" reflector) "Largest bright spot in SE part of floor, had I=
     6.7, but 6 for last nite & 5.6 on others (see #'s 469, 472, & 
     474)." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #475. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Jul-30 UT 07:58-09:50 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Miles_H on 1986-4-26

     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.


2018-Jul-30 UT 08:53-09:50 Ill=95% Furnerius_A observed by Hill_H on 1983-1-2

     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.


2018-Jul-31 UT 02:28-06:03 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-11-21 *

     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."


2018-Jul-31 UT 03:59-05:28 Ill=90% Plato observed by Marshall on 1984-11-11

     On 1984 Nov 11 at UT21:00? Marshall (England) noted that there was no 
     normal brightness on the floor to most southernmost craterlet. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=253 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Jul-31 UT 04:42-05:54 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.