TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: USA AK Anchorage



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-May-01 UT 08:00-09:06 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1976-8-11 *

     Aristarchus 1976 Aug 11 06:44 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 
     4.5" reflector, 45-300x, S=4-3, T=4) "Pale viol. radiance (gas?) on 
     plateau m. Dark viol. tinge on nimbus. C.p.=10 deg walls=8deg, & all of 
     floor=8 deg. W.wall out of focus due to haziness (gas?)." NASA catalog 
     weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1441.


2018-May-02 UT 09:25-10:12 Ill=94% Plato observed by Gledhill on 1870-4-17 *

     Plato 1870 Apr 17 UT 22:00? Observed by Gledhill? (Halifax, England, 
     9" refractor) "Group 1 again in illum. as in Aug., Sep. 1869 
     observations." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #166.


2018-May-02 UT 09:25-09:54 Ill=94% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1976-8-12 *

     Aristarchus 1976 Aug 12 UT 07:30 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 4.5" reflector 45-225x, S=6=3, T=5) "Nimbus around c.p.=2deg, 
     S.floor=6deg & was red; rest of floor=8deg. This is only tint in 
     Aris.). Tonite saw a pale red glow suffasing the S. region of the 
     crater. Bright blue radiance (gas?) on ENE wall. Viol. radiance on 
     plateau m gone tonite. Red glow on 13th & the region was yellow-
     brown." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1442.


2018-May-19 UT 06:40-07:12 Ill=19% N_Pole observed by Johnson_C on 1957-7-31

     On 1957 Jul 31 UT 02:24 C. Johnson (4" reflector, x91, seeing 10/10) 
     observed a slight ring of light reaching around the north limb of the 
     Moon. The ring was only just brighter than Earthshine and about 1600km 
     long. The Moon's age was 3.9 days. The reference for this comes from; 
     Johnson, Craig, L. "Lunar Limb Brightening", Strolling Astronomer, 
     11:118, 1957.


2018-May-19 UT 06:40-07:12 Ill=19% Taruntius observed by Madej_P on 1980-5-18

     On 1980 May 18 at UT 22:27 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 12" reflector, 
     seeing very good) observed Taruntius crater (in Earthshine) to change 
     brightness from black to light grey in about 30 seconds. Cameron 2006 
     catalog extension ID=95 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-20 UT 06:42-07:06 Ill=29% Earthshine observed by Johnson_LT on 1950-11-14

     1950 Nov 14 UT23:38 L.T. Johnson (La Plata, MD, USA, 10" 
     reflector, x179) observed a mag 10 flash in Earthshine. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-May-20 UT 06:42-07:59 Ill=29% Aristarchus observed by Price_M on 1981-4-9

     On 1981 Apr 09 at UT 19:44 M. Price (Camberley, Surrey, UK, 6" 
     reflector, 58x and 117x) saw a 4 sec brightening in Aristarchus in the 
     clear Earthshine. Other features visible were: Grimaldi and some mare. 
     Foley found the crater to be "luminous & translucent". Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=129 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-20 UT 06:42-07:27 Ill=29% Aristarchus observed by Nottingham_University on 2006-11-25

     CCD images were captured in white light that seemed to show that
     the relative brightness between Aristarchus or Pytheas differed
     considerably to what they were to be one night later on 2008 Nov 26.
     Either Aristarchus was brighter on the 25th or Pytheas was darker.
     Which feature, and which night, the abnormality occurred on is 
     uncertain. One possible explanation might be a brightness
     gradient from glare from the sunlit side affecting the image contrast
     quality of the CCD images for relative photometric measurements.
     This TLP is being assigned a weight of 3 for now.


2018-May-20 UT 06:42-07:27 Ill=29% Pytheas observed by Nottingham_University on 2006-11-25

     CCD images were captured in white light that seemed to show that
     the relative brightness between Aristarchus or Pytheas differed
     considerably to what they were to be one night later on 2008 Nov 26.
     Either Aristarchus was brighter on the 25th or Pytheas was darker.
     Which feature, and which night, the abnormality occurred on is 
     uncertain. One possible explanation might be a brightness
     gradient from glare from the sunlit side affecting the image contrast
     quality of the CCD images for relative photometric measurements.
     This TLP is being assigned a weight of 3 for now.


2018-May-20 UT 07:43-07:59 Ill=29% Aristarchus observed by Joulia on 1931-2-22

     On 1931 Feb 22 at UT 20:30 Joulia (Castelnaudary, Aude, France?) 
     observed in the Aristarchus region: "Reddish-yellow glimmer of light, 
     very variable with nearly complete extinction. (similar to Herschel's 
     1787 & Tempel's 6/10/1866 obs.)". The Cameron 1978 atalog ID=399 and 
     weight=3.


2018-May-21 UT 06:45-08:31 Ill=40% Eudoxus observed by Jean on 1988-11-15

     On 1988 Nov 15 at 10:07-10:40 UT P. Jean (Outremont, Quebec, Canada, 
     4" refractor?) saw to the SE of Eudocus (18E, ~43N) a luminescent area 
     just over on the night side of the terminator - it was cone shapes and 
     coppery in colour. Cameron comments that maybe it was a very low sun 
     angle effect and she has seen something similar, but on the bright side 
     of the terminator. Jean then goes onto comment that at 10:25UT a very 
     dark line was seen south of the cone i.e. east of the terminator. A 
     sketch was provided and P.Foley commented that the cone did not 
     correspond to any terrain. Cameron 2006 Catalog Extension ID=339 and 
     weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-21 UT 06:45-07:48 Ill=40% Aristarchus observed by Nottingham_University on 2006-11-26

     CCD images were captured in white light that seemed to show that
     the relative brightness between Aristarchus or Pytheas differed
     considerably to what they were to be one night earlier on 2008 Nov 25.
     Either Pytheas was brighter tonight or Aristarchus was darker.
     Which feature, and which night, the abnormality occurred on is 
     uncertain. One possible explanation might be a brightness
     gradient from glare from the sunlit side affecting the image contrast
     quality of the CCD images for relative photometric measurements.
     This TLP is being assigned a weight of 3 for now.


2018-May-21 UT 06:45-07:48 Ill=40% Pytheas observed by Nottingham_University on 2006-11-26

     CCD images were captured in white light that seemed to show that
     the relative brightness between Aristarchus or Pytheas differed
     considerably to what they were one night earlier on 2008 Nov 25.
     Either Pytheas was brighter tonight or Aristarchus was darker.
     Which feature, and which night, the abnormality occurred on is 
     uncertain. One possible explanation might be a brightness
     gradient from glare from the sunlit side affecting the image contrast
     quality of the CCD images for relative photometric measurements.
     This TLP is being assigned a weight of 3 for now.


2018-May-21 UT 08:08-08:35 Ill=41% Ross_D observed by Harris on 1967-12-8

     Ross D 1967 Dec 8 UT 02:30-02:40 Observer: Harris (Tucson?, 
     AZ?), colourless bright area SW of Ross D with repeated 
     condensations that appeared then dissipated in thirty seconds to 
     a minute. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-21 UT 08:23-08:35 Ill=41% Proclus observed by Gray_R on 2003-2-8

     Proclus 2003 February 8,2003 UTC 02:09-03:07 Observed by Gray 
     (Winnemucca, NV, USA, 152mm F9 refractor Seeing 6-7, Transparency 6 
     305x) "Blinked Proclus with Wratten Red 25 and Blue 38A filters. 
     Features seen through the red filter were basically seen with the same 
     degree of clarity as in white light, in the case of sunlit walls, maybe 
     a little bit better in the red. With the Blue 38A filter only the 
     brightest part of the crater walls (north end) was visible-the rest of 
     Proclus was dark shadow. At 3:07UT I compared the brightest parts of 
     Proclus with Censorinus and Dionysius. The brightest parts of Proclus 
     and Dionysius were comparable. Censorinus was much less bright than 
     either of the above craters-the halo and crater were much faded over 
     its usual brilliant appearance. Both Censorinus and Censorinus A
     were visible as distinct craters at 114x. The black shadow covering the 
     east 40% of Proclus last night had broken up into three patches 
     separated from each other by lighter bands. These were confined to
     the east crater wall. Only the central patch was black, the other two 
     were considerably lighter. Running along the southwest edge of the 
     crater floor of the crater floor appeared to be a hill to the north
     of which was a less elevated plateau. As the observing period 
     progressed part of the brilliantly illuminated north crater wall 
     developed a darker area which gradually became more prominent. As
     the sun is getting higher I would expect shadows and dark areas to 
     diminish-what was happening here is unknown. However, this is not an 
     unusual event for this part of Proclus". The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-21 UT 08:27-08:35 Ill=41% Theophilus observed by Cross on 1966-1-28

     Theophilus 1966 Jan 28 UTC 01:24-03:45 Observed by Cross & 
     Ariola (Whittier, CA, USA, 19" reflector, x300, S=6-4, T=4, "3 
     red patches appearing and dissappearing at different times. 
     Obscurred at sunrise on it. Later, red patch appeared on the 
     floor." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #920. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-May-21 UT 08:14-08:37 Ill=41% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-May-22 UT 06:47-07:33 Ill=52% Aristarchus observed by D_All_Ara on 1969-11-16

     On 1969 Nov 16 at UT 16:43-19:22 Dall'Ara (Switzerland, 4"? reflector), 
     Stucchi (Switzerland, 12" reflector) observed in Aristarchus 
     intermittent pulsations - Cameron speculates atmopsheric and also 
     mentions the Apollo 12 watch. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1211 and 
     weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-22 UT 06:47-07:15 Ill=52% Maskelyne observed by Persson on 1969-11-16

     Maskelyne 1969 Nov 16 UTC 16:28-17:10 Observed by Persson (Hvidore, 
     Denmark, 3" refractor) "Brightening & obscur. (Apollo 12 watch)." NASA 
     catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1210.


2018-May-22 UT 08:10-09:00 Ill=52% Alphonsus observed by Hoffman on 1965-4-8

     Alphonsus 1965 Apr 08 UTC 20:00? Observed by Hoffman (Germany?) "Saw 
     variable shining bright lights". NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA 
     catalog ID #873.


2018-May-22 UT 08:10-09:00 Ill=52% Aristarchus observed by Hoffman on 1965-4-8

     Aristarchus 1965 Apr 08 UTC 20:00? Observed by Hoffman (Germany?) "Saw 
     variable shining bright lights". NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA 
     catalog ID #873.


2018-May-22 UT 08:10-09:00 Ill=52% Censorinus observed by Hopmann on 1965-4-8

     Censorinus 1965 Apr 08 UTC 20:00? Observed by Hopmann (Czecholovakia?) 
     "Green flash or brightening (date correct ? written 8-4-65. First taken 
     as American convention, thus as Aug. 4, but now think it was in 
     European convention of day first then month)." NASA catalog weight=2 
     (low). NASA catalog ID #873a.


2018-May-22 UT 08:10-09:00 Ill=52% Hyginus_N observed by Hoffman on 1965-4-8

     Hyginius N 1965 Apr 08 UTC 20:00? Observed by Hoffman (Germany?) "Saw 
     variable shining bright lights". NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA 
     catalog ID #873.


2018-May-22 UT 08:10-09:00 Ill=52% Linne observed by Hoffman on 1965-4-8

     Linne 1965 Apr 08 UTC 20:00? Observed by Hoffman (Germany?) "Saw 
     variable shining bright lights". NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA 
     catalog ID #873.


2018-May-22 UT 08:10-09:00 Ill=52% Proclus observed by Hoffman on 1965-4-8

     Proclus 1965 Apr 08 UTC 20:00? Observed by Hoffman (Germany?) "Saw 
     variable shining bright lights". NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA 
     catalog ID #873.


2018-May-22 UT 08:54-09:00 Ill=52% Promontorium_Agarum observed by Louderback_D on 1987-11-28

     On 1987 Nov 28 at UT 04:16-04:45 D. Louderback (South Bend, WI, USA, 
     3"reflector, x150, S=E) observed that the Promontorium Agarum plateau 
     was rather dull and grayish - usually it was "tannish" "even > sunlit 
     areas, & twin craters at his point A which are always > spots on 
     plateau. At 0420 whole plateau sank into complete darkness, hard to 
     distinguish from mare plain. albedo dropped to 5 from 6.8 reading. 
     Nearby plain was normal 5 so phenomena had not spread to it. At 0424 
     Cape started to reappear to albedo 6 until 0445, when it returned to 
     normal, but not sharply defined - like through haze. Detail better in 
     red than in blue filter, sketches. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=315 and 
     the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2018-May-23 UT 06:49-07:26 Ill=63% Unknown observed by Fauchier on 1886-5-11

     Fauchier of Marseilles, France, seeing=good - fair and the Moon at a 
     high altitude, saw two lights on the Moon brighter than any others 
     during similar circumstances. They had colour. These had not been seen 
     before and he ruled out cromatic aberation. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=249 
     and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-23 UT 08:09-09:16 Ill=63% Proclus observed by Hopp on 1972-10-15

     Proclus 1972 Oct 15 UT 20:48 Observed by Hopp (13.25E, 52.5N, 
     75mm refractor) "Bright flash at the NW wall but poor seeing." 
     T=3, S=5. Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler Moon & Planets (1984) Vol 
     30, pp53-61. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-23 UT 08:44-09:16 Ill=63% Proclus observed by Spellman_R on 1995-7-6

     On 1995 Jul 06 at UT 03:22-03:57 R. Spellman (Los Angeles, USA
     found that the floor of Proclus appeared to darken slightly 
     through a blue filter. The ALPO/BAA weight=2. Source of this 
     observation came from Spellman's web site.


2018-May-23 UT 09:12-09:16 Ill=64% Hyginus_N observed by Unknown_Observer on 1878-10-4

     In 1878 Oct 04 at UT 20:00 an Unknown observer noted that Hyginus Nova 
     could not be seen, whereas the night before the crater had the most 
     conspicuous of all appearances. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=201 and 
     weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2018-May-24 UT 06:52-07:15 Ill=73% Copernicus observed by Firsoff on 1955-7-28

     Copernicus 1955 Jul 28 UT 20:20 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, England, 
     6.5" reflector x200) "Great brilliance of the terraces in E(IAU?) wall 
     system(?) gets specular refl. (he gave 0820UT, but must have meant 
     2020" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog No. #600.


2018-May-24 UT 06:52-08:10 Ill=73% Atlas observed by Andre on 1966-12-21

     Atlas 1966 Dec 21 UT 17:10 Observed by Andre (Belgium, 3" refractor) 
     "Bright spot on SE part of floor, not seen in photo on 12/18/66" NASA 
     catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1003.


2018-May-24 UT 06:52-07:47 Ill=73% Plato observed by Bartlett on 1970-11-8

     Plato 1970 Nov 8 UT 01:31-01:47 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3" refractor x59-300) "Only crater A 
     seen, all others obscured. Floor =3deg albedo, very smooth. A 
     had a minute shadow & no obscur. On Nov. 22 1966 at nearly 
     same colong. 5 spots incl. A were vis." NASA catalog weight=4. 
     NASA catalog ID #1278. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-24 UT 06:52-07:17 Ill=73% Aristarchus observed by Robinson_JH on 1980-5-23

     On 1980 May 23 at UT21:14-21:55 J.H. Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK, 
     12" reflector, seeing II-III) could see Aristarchus in blue and clear 
     filters, but not in red light. Robinson saw some variability in this 
     effect with time. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=96 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-May-24 UT 06:52-08:33 Ill=73% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1980-5-23

     On 1980 May 23 at UT22:30 (P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 10" reflector, seeing 
     II) described Aristarchus as a "blue luminous patch", but it was too 
     faint to obtain a CED brightness measurement. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=
     96 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-24 UT 06:52-07:17 Ill=73% Copernicus observed by Blair_G on 1980-5-23

     On 1980 May 23 at UT21:14-22:18 G. Blair (Bridge of Weir, 
     Scotland, UK, 216mm reflector, seeing II-IV) found a red tinge 
     along the western wall of Coperncius, perhaps 32km in length. 
     This was invisible in a blue-green Wratten 44a filter, but was 
     unmistakble in a red Wratten 25 filter. Could have been 
     spurious colour - but no other regiosn were affected. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2018-May-24 UT 06:52-07:17 Ill=73% Littrow observed by Petek on 1980-5-23

     On 1980 May 23 at UT 21:14-21:18 Marco Petek (Porto Alegre, 
     Brazil) saw in the region of Littrow and an area of dark mare 
     south west from Littrow to Argaeus, abnormal darkness, and a 
     rapid change of form. He also saw a shadow extending south 
     east from Campanus opposite to the Sun - however Foley thinks 
     this is normal. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=96 and weight=0 or 1. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-24 UT 06:52-08:21 Ill=73% Tycho observed by Blair_G on 1980-5-23

     On 1980 May 25 at UT 22:18 G. Blair (Bridge of Weir, Scotland, 216mm 
     reflector, seeing II-IV) suspected a short sharp flash, white in colour 
     north of Tycho's north wall. Nothing more seen. ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-May-24 UT 06:52-08:30 Ill=73% Copernicus observed by Horner_E on 2012-9-24

     2012 Sep 24 UT 22:00-23:00 Copernicus. E. Horner (Salisbury, 
     UK, 15cm reflector) observed a prominent red arc where the 
     sunlit part of the interior wall met the shadow. Sometimes the 
     arc was 1/4 the way around the interior, and sometimes half of 
     the way around. Telescope moved, but the red arc stayed where 
     it was. Eyepieces change, but the effect remained. Other parts 
     of the Moon checked, but no red seen. There were however 
     splashes of green e.g. Longomontanus on the terminator, 
     elsewhere further inland from the termionator, and little 
     splashes of green on Mare Frigoras - but lasting a brief time. 
     The red colour was as strong as a red LED and the green similar 
     to that of the northern lights. The observer's husband was asked 
     to independetly check Copernicus and remarked that he could see 
     a little bit of green at the top and some red near the bottom, 
     along the line of the internal shadow. Although there were 
     checks for red elsewhere on the Moon and none were seen, the 
     Moon was starting to get low and it is typical of spurious 
     colour in a few respects. Therefore the ALPO/BAA weight=1 for 
     safety.


2018-May-24 UT 07:26-09:19 Ill=73% Mons_La_Hire observed by Geisel_M on 1972-11-15

     Mons la Hire 1972 Nov 15 UT 09:45-10:18 M.Geisel (Brisbane, 
     Australia, 12.5" f/8 reflector, x90) discovered the TLP, P. 
     Anderson (9.5" reflector) independently confirmed that the TLP
     had an effect in his Moon Blink device - but the effect 
     (suspected that the blink was caused by the extreme nrightness 
     of the mountain?) was weak and thought it not worth further 
     investigation. Photographs taken by Anderson. Geisel believes 
     the effect to be real and states that the area remained sharp 
     and clear throughout. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-24 UT 08:41-09:23 Ill=73% Proclus observed by Classen on 1969-11-18

     Proclus 1969 Nov 18 UT 20:00? Observed by Classen (Pulnitz, 
     Czechoslovakia, 8" refractor) "Brightened, exceeded normal. Brightness 
     is monitored relative to Censorinus. (started July, 1969) Obs. thinks 
     all bright craters are variable. (Apollo 12 watch)." NASA catalog 
     weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1216.


2018-May-25 UT 06:54-07:31 Ill=82% Agrippa observed by Capron on 1878-12-4

     Agrippa and vicinity 1878 Dec 04 UT 20:00? Observed by Capron (France?) 
     "Odd, misty look as if vapor were in or about them" NASA catalog 
     weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #209.


2018-May-25 UT 06:54-06:59 Ill=82% Alphonsus observed by Jenning on 1966-4-1

     Alphonsus 1966 Apr 01 UT(?) 03:00-03:20 Observed by Jenning, 
     Harris (Coral Estates, CA, USA, 12" reflector) "Red patch from 
     c.p. to W. wall (no confirm. from Corralitos obs. moon blink 
     device & obs. at that time)" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA 
     catalog ID #924. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-25 UT 06:54-06:58 Ill=82% Bullialdus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-9-15 *

     Colour seen, mostly blueness on south rim and exterior of south
     rim at Bullialdus crater. Blueness seen too on Plato on inner SSW
     rim, but no colour reported on any other craters. Seeing III,
     12" reflector used x200 and x360.


2018-May-25 UT 06:54-06:58 Ill=82% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1975-9-15 *

     Colour seen, mostly blueness on inner SSW rim. Blueness also seen
     on south rim and exterior of south rim at Bullialdus crater. No colour
     reported on any other craters. Seeing III, 12" reflector used x200 and 
     x360.


2018-May-25 UT 07:44-09:20 Ill=82% Copernicus observed by Johnstone_GH on 1954-11-6

     Observed by G.H. Johnstone of Albuquerque, NM, USA on 1954 Nov 05 UT 
     20:00 (according to Cameron), but 02:00-04:00 according to the
     original observation and at colongitudes 34.7 to 35.7 deg. 4" 
     reflector, x150 used. The obsewrver reported that the western part 
     (about 1/3rd of the interior) was pitch black with shadow. However 
     there was a zone about as wide, or perhaps only a fourth of the total 
     width that was distinctly a lighter bluish shade, almost like twilight. 
     The shadows of the peaks on the western edge of the rim were clearly 
     seen crossing this bluish shadowed area. Then this area ended sharply, 
     and the farside was bathed in light from the rising sun. The shadows of
     the peak were sharply defined across the twilight zone, and the edge of 
     the pitch black shadow was easily defined but not as sharp as the
     darker shadows crossing the the blue twilight zone. The observer 
     checked other craters but did not see this condition in any of them - 
     they all had the abrupt division between black and white that we would
     normally expect to see. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=579 and weight=2.
     Reference 1962 edition of ALPO's Journal: The Stolling Astronomer.
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-25 UT 07:57-09:20 Ill=82% Censorinus observed by Brandli on 1969-11-19

     Censorinus 1969 Nov 19 UT 1922 Observed by Brandli (Wald, 
     Switzerland, 6" reflector, x90) "Brightening -- photo, (the 
     author, WBC, cannot verify from photo. It is brighter, but so 
     are Proc. & Dionys. -- it being between. i.e. Proc. > Censor. > 
     Dionys. Apollo 12 watch)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). 
     NASA catalog ID #1220. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-25 UT 08:01-09:20 Ill=82% Plato observed by Fitton on 1970-12-8

     Plato 1970 Dec 08 UT 18:00-23:59 UT Observed by Fitton (Oldham, 
     England, 8.5" refkector, S=VG) "All surrounding detailperfect, 
     but barely a trace of floor detail. A suggestion of 2 or 3 white 
     spots including central A seen only on one examination out of 
     five. "sector" beginning to show. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-25 UT 08:42-09:20 Ill=82% Plato observed by Birt_WR on 1870-5-10

     Plato 1870 May 10 UTC 22:00 Observed by Birt (England) "Extraordinary 
     display of lights. Says not effect of sunlight" NASA catalog weight=4 
     (high). NASA catalog ID #167.


2018-May-25 UT 08:53-09:20 Ill=82% Plato observed by Moore_P on 1981-6-12

     P. Moore at 21:10 found the southern wall (and ontothe southern floor)
     of the crater to be indistinct. Elsewhere in the crater everything was
     sharp. The effect was still seen at 21:42UT, but less strong. A check
     was made for colour with aq Moonblink device, but none was seen. There
     was still a trace of this effect at 21:44UT, although detail was now
     becoming visible. By 21:48UT vertical streaks were seen crossing
     the floor from the obscuration area and these were more visible in the 
     red filter and not in the blue. Cameron comments that undefined patches
     on the floor of Plato are not normal. By 21:55UT some craterlets on the
     floor started to become visible and the TLP for Moore ended by UT22:23.
     P.Foley was alerted by Moore and saw a "amssive dense obsecuration
     on the south wall, south floor and south outer glacis to the Mare".
     Foley noted that by 21:50UT the effect was fading and finished by 
     22:03UT. Foley reported an orange translucent haze covering half of the 
     floor, but floor craterlets could be seen on and off - however his 
     atmospheric seeing conditions were IV. At 22:00 UT Foley reported the 
     floor close to the north wall to be "milky or misty". No detail was 
     visible at 21:15UT and variability in the floor continued until 
     23:10UT. Hedly-Robinson was aleted at 21:35UT and found no difference 
     between red and blue views of the area, however he did find that the 
     south rim was indistinct although this effect had lessened by 22:00 UT 
     and was normal by 22:17UT. M. Mobberly saw a white spot on the floor at 
     21:20 UT, whereas he normally would have expected to see craterlets. 
     Mobberly was alerted at 21:40 UT and took some colour photos. He also 
     made sketches that showed variability in the floor and dark lines and 
     patches in the north west corner. However the altitude of the Moon was 
     low. Cameron mentions that two of the photos show loss of detail at the 
     south wall and beyond.and also a change in the floor markings.The north 
     wall at 21:50UT was strangely reddish (didn't think this was spurious 
     colour). The rest of the wall was sharp at 22:20UT through a yellow 
     filter. Large bright patch in the centre and rest of the floor was 
     apparently of the same shading as Mare Imbrium. The above notes are 
     based upon the Cameron 2006 catalog extension TLP ID 145 and weight=4.
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-25 UT 11:33-11:49 Ill=83% Ramsden observed by Brook_C on 1999-5-25 *

     Ramsden 1999 May 25 UT 20:57-21:22 Observed by Brook 
     (Plymouth, UK, 4" refractor, x216, seeing II-III) "Bright spot 
     on W wall - brightness variation seen. - At the start it was 
     bright, then it faded, and towards the end of the observation 
     it was starting to brighten again". BAA Lunar Section 
     observation. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-26 UT 06:56-08:49 Ill=89% Hyginus_N observed by Wilkins_HP on 1944-4-4

     Hyginus N 1944 Apr 04 UT 20:00? Observed by Wilkins (Kent, England, 
     15" reflector) "Darker than usual. S. edge of great crater valley was 
     bordered by a narrow dark band for 13km along its length" NASA catalog 
     weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #490.


2018-May-26 UT 06:56-07:33 Ill=89% Gassendi observed by Duckworth on 1969-11-20

     Gassendi 1969 Nov 20 UT 17:06-17:15 Observed by Duckworth 
     (Manchester, England, 8" refractor x250) Faint Pinkish 
     Obscuration on floor. Event in progress at 1706 - left telescope 
     at 1715 to report it, but TLP gone upon return. Gassendi was 
     normal from from 1734-1822h. NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog 
     ID #1223. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-26 UT 06:56-07:36 Ill=89% Plato observed by North_G on 1980-5-25

     Plato 1980 May 25 UT 21:33-22:54 Observed by North (Seaford, 
     UK, seeing III-IV, 460mm Newtonian) Definite strong reddish 
     glow along NNW border, definitely much stronger than spurious 
     colouration and always visible when telescope moved in RA and 
     Dec to eliminate possible chromatic aberation effects in the 
     eyepiece. Effect ended by 21:54 UT. BAA Lunar Section Report. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-26 UT 07:32-11:18 Ill=89% Aristarchus observed by Armitage_J on 2006-2-9 *

     Observer noted a bright spot on the interior west wall that seemed
     brighter than what they would have expected. unfortunately the precise
     time of this observation was not recorded so the moon-rise and 
     midnight UT values are used to place a limit on the time of 
     observation. Images by Shaw taken at UT 1754, 18:45 and 23:13
     do not exhibit the effect.


2018-May-26 UT 07:36-08:39 Ill=89% Swift observed by Wilkins_HP on 1927-5-12

     Peice A (Swift=IAU name?) 1927 May 12 UT 22:03 Observed by Wilkins 
     (England, 15" reflector) "Complete obscuration of crater. Saw no trace 
     of it. It was vis. May 11 & faint on May 13. 3x in 1948 Moore saw whole 
     area misty gray & devoid of detail, whereas surroundings were sharp & 
     clear. Birt also found it invis. at times in late 1800's" NASA catalog 
     weight=4. NASA catalog ID #394. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-26 UT 08:00-08:57 Ill=89% Gassendi observed by Becker on 1969-11-20

     Gassendi 1969 Nov 20 UT 19:30-19:45 Observed by Becker (Holland, 4" 
     refractor) "Curious small shadow from NW (ast. ?) wall. (Apollo 12 
     watch)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1224.


2018-May-26 UT 08:15-08:57 Ill=89% Aristarchus observed by Becker on 1969-11-20

     Aristarchus 1969 Nov 20 UT 19:45-20:05 Observed by Becker (Holland, 4" 
     refractor) "Sharp whiteness on inner W. (ast. ?) side (Apollo 12 
     watch)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1224.


2018-May-26 UT 08:37-08:57 Ill=90% Ross_D observed by Cross on 1965-3-14

     SE of Ross D 1965 Mar 14 UT 07:40 Observed by Cross (Whittier, CA, USA, 
     12" reflector) "Crater wall partially obscured; bright" NASA catalog 
     weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #872.


2018-May-26 UT 08:42-08:57 Ill=90% Plato observed by Birt_WR on 1870-5-11

     Plato 1870 May 11 UTC 22:00 Observed by Birt (England) "Extraordinary 
     display of lights. Says not effect of sunlight" NASA catalog weight=4 
     (high). NASA catalog ID #167.


2018-May-26 UT 08:43-08:57 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Price_M on 1981-6-13

     Aristarchus visible just past terminator. West wall was
     brighter than normal. Bright flash seen in/on NW wall -
     apparently in the same place as Pedler's May 17th sketch.
     Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=146 and weight=4.
     Observed by M. Price of Camberley, Surrey, UK with
     a 6" reflector and a Moon Blink device. Seeing=III.


2018-May-26 UT 08:43-08:57 Ill=90% Plato observed by Price_M on 1981-6-13

     Plato 1981 Jun 13 UT 20:48-21:08 Observed by Price (Camberley, England, 
     152mm reflector, seeing III) Possible Moon blink (red) seen
     on north wall. Also the craterlets on the floor could be seen
     despite the observing conditions not being optimal. BAA Lunar Section 
     observation. Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=146 and weight=4.
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-26 UT 09:10-11:33 Ill=90% Gassendi observed by Robinson_JH on 1976-10-4 *

     Gassendi 1976 Oct 04 UT 20:55-20:58 Observed by Robinson (Devon, 
     England) - observer noted that the east outside wall was bright in red 
     and normal in blue. Note that the Moon was 30 deg above the horizon at 
     the time of the observation. The crater returned to normal at 20:58. 
     Also seen by Moore (Selsey, UK) and Foley (Kent, UK). At 21:25-21:50 D. 
     Sims (Dawlish, UK, 25cm reflector, x300, seeing IV and some cloud at 
     times) noticed a possible obscuration over the southern part of 
     Gassendi. He had been observing earlier at 18:40-19:30 but had not 
     detected a TLP in Gassendi then. 22:11UT Robinson notices that the spot 
     outside the east wall is again bright in red., though by 22:25 it had 
     faded  and was gone by 22:28UT. The Cameron 1978 catalog further 
     quotes: "Vivid red spots & general red color seen around rim by 2 obs. 
     At 2209h blood red small area was seen. 1 h later the most westerly 
     (IAU?) of the peaks had become hazy white all other areas were sharp. 
     (Indep. confirm.)." Cameron 1978 catalog weight=5 and catalog ID #1454. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-28 UT 07:00-09:33 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Cutts on 1969-11-22 *

     Aristarchus 1969 Nov 22 UT 18:20-21:13 Observed by D. Cutts 
     (Chester, Eng., 8.5" reflector, x200), Moore (Sussex, Eng., 12" 
     reflector x425), Miles (Coventry, Eng. 5" refractor), Delaye and 
     Jourdran (Marseilles, Fr., 8" reflector) "Pulsating patch on W. 
     wall between 2 radial bands. Faded by 2000h. Returned to normal. 
     (Cutts). Miles saw strong pink in whole interior at 2112h. 
     Strong blink. No blink there at 2210-2212h. Gass., Grim., & 
     Plato were neg. Delaye & Joudan photog. it as very bright. Moore 
     got neg. results at 2135. (confirm. of activity?, Apollo 12 
     watch)." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1226. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-May-30 UT 12:10-12:39 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1954-11-11 *

     Observed by Bartlett (Batimore, MD, USA, S=4, T=5) "E.wall? blue 
     glare. He was uncertain @it. Couln't focus it. Herodotus 
     unaffected." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID 581. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-30 UT 12:19-12:45 Ill=99% Proclus observed by Bartlett on 1958-8-30 *

     Proclus 1958 Aug 30 UT 06:30-06:45 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 4" reflector, x240, S=6, T=5) "Proc. Q. a bright spot on NE rim 
     apparently a crater presented a very abnormal aspect. Extraordinarily 
     large & at least 9 deg bright -- like EWBS on Aris. This spot is 
     subject to large unexplained variations. At 97 deg col. in July, Q was 
     also 9 deg bright but very small. At col.96 deg, 5 in May '58, 
     col.99deg in Feb.'50, & 96 deg in Nov. '55 it was not seen at all. 
     Assoc. with tonite was a distinct blue glare on NE rim, extending for 
     short dist. & @ 2x as far as S." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA 
     catalog ID #894.