On 1958 Nov 01 at UT 00:00 a TLP was seen on the Moon (location and observer not given). The Reference for this is Palm, 1967. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=702 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1964 Jun 29 at UT 07:05-07:33 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector x240, S=5, T=4) suspected a violet glare? on the EWBS of Aristarchus, but was too faint to be certain. The bright art of the floor was granulated and had a ceppery tint. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=827 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1980 Aug 30? at UT 08:00? D. Louderback (South bend, WA, USA, 8" refletor x140) found the north wall to be very bright in red light (this is not normal as it is usually bright in blue - according to Cameron). The brightness was 9.7 (red) and 9 (blue no filter)compared to Eimmart's 8.7. Louderback thought that they observed an oranfe- yellow tinge. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=108 and weight=3.
On 1964 Jun 30 at UT 05:50-06:10 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA) observed the following in Aristarchus: "Nimbus only -- dark viol. hue. S. part of Aris. floor was granualated & a brown tinge -- changed to yellow & a brown tinge at 0500. First time he ever saw such a change in color. (this obs.listed in 210 & MBMW as June 20, but is a misprint)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=828 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Alphonsus 1958 Nov 03 UT 02:30-03:30 Observed by Kozyrev, Ezerski (Pulkova Observatory, Crimea, Ukraine, 50" reflector, 23A/mm spectrograph) UT03:00-03:30 "C.p. redder than rest; emiss. spect. in 4756A, 4100, 3950A (C3), 5165, 5130A (Swann bands) 3 spect. over 3.5 h. Image of c.p. weakened in viol. light on spect. Noted visual decrease in brightness & reddish glow. Decrease in bright, & unnusual white color(at 0300h- 0330h). Sudden decrease in vis. bright. Spect. started -- gave norm. Spect. (0330-0340h), conditions almost identical to Alter's on Oct. 26, 1956. Nothing seen on Nov. 2-3" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #703. ALPO/BAA weight=5.
On 1982 Aug 11 at UT03:30-04:15 Mobberley (Suffolk, UK) obtained a photograph and made a sketch that revealed a needle-like shadow from the west wall to near by the central craterlet - the latter was quite clearly visible. What were not visible were the other four craterlets. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=183 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1965 Nov 15 UTC 05:55-10:00 Observed by Hall, Johnson, Nordling (Pt. Tobacco, MD, USA, 16" reflector x400), Genatt (Greenbelt, MD, USA, 6" refractor, x50 & 20" reflector x400), Wagmann (Pittsburgh, PA, 30" refractor). "Color on c.p. detected with Trident MB, not seen vis. at Port Tobacco. 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 Tobacco obs. took 5 rolls of film in blue & red & neutral. Phenom. not detectable on them, but focus was poor. Blue image had most detail, whereas would expect red or neutral to. Phenom. still present at dawn in Moon Blink device." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #914. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1983 Jan 05 at UT22:00 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK) noticed some colour on Aristarchus. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=195 and the weight= 2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Ptolemaeus 1825 UT 23:45 Observed by Schwabe (Germany?) "Bright spot" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #108. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1981 Dec 19 at UT 01:00-05:00 E.V. Arsyukhin (Moscow, Russia, 3" reflector) observed that Plato was consdierably brighter than Aristarchus by several times. The image quality was very clear. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=161 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1979 Sep 15 at UT01:53 P.Madej (Newsome, Huddersfield, UK, 158mm reflector, x72 and x110, seeing II, transparency fair?) saw a small circular area of grey or white in the dark south end of Copernicus.The area showed up better through a Wratten 15 yellow filter, but was not seen at all through a purple Wratten 35 filter. P.W. Foley (Kent, UK), confirmed this but thinks that it is normal. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=68 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Copernicus 1979 Sep 15 UT04:40-05:25 J.Saxton (Leeds, UK, 8.5" reflector, x185, seeing I-IV, worsening towards local sunrise) made a sketch and noted that the northern tip of the internal shadow, by the floor, was not completely dark. The edge of the floor here could be distingished, even though it was in shadow. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1971 Feb 22 at UT 02:47-16:38 an Apollo ALSEP experiment detected an initial gas event in Fra Mauro. Sharp 4 second rise time, 1 hour delay time with 10 times increase in intensity. Molecular weight was between 14 and 20. Could have been Ne, Fl, O or H2O - the latter was thought best by Freeman. Duration of event 13 hours. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID-1284 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.
On 1986 May 05 G. North (Herstmonceux, Sussex, UK, 30" reflector) found that the crater (floor?) Plato was featureless, even during the better moments of atmospheric seeing conditions. A spectra was taken but nothing unusual was seen. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=284 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Moon's N horns showed traces of an atmosphere. NASA catalog weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=2. Note that Baum (JBAA 2010) just mentions S. cusp).
On 1965 Nov 26 at UT 01:37-02:06 Bornhurst (Monterey Park, 10" reflector, S=VG, T=E) and (Harris et al. Witier, CA, USA, 19" reflector) observed Aristarchus to undergo a brightening in Ashen light. Photographs were taken. Others saw the effect visually at the same time. Harris et al. saw flashes on the south rim. Cameron says independent confirmation? The cameron 1978 catalog ID=915 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1939 Apr 22 at UT 18:00? Malakhov, Fillppova (Russia) observed in Aristarchus: "Intensive luminescence in ashen light". The cameron 1978 catalog ID=448 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1991 Jun 16/17 at UT 20:30-00:30 T. Castro (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24" reflector, x500) observed "Large white spot with a comet-like tail extending eastwards (celestial) on of the shore of Mare Crisium at 52.5E, 21.5N." This was confirmed by several other observers and apparently video recorded. The effect was seen on several nights but had faded completely by 20th June. J. Westfall (San Francisco, CA, USA) also videod the spot but on Jun 21. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=429 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1881 May 04 UT 20:00 "Gamma" a psuedonym for an astronomer (Germany?) observed Aristarchus to be be a very bright 8th magnitude star with pulsations. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=221 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Theophilus 1971 Mar 02 UTC 20:30-22:50 Observed by Ringsdore (Stoneleigh, England, 15" reflector, x360, seeing=good) "Suspected TLP on c.p. 2 other obs. did not confirm. Orange-pink glow. Faded for 10 min then reappeared." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID 1286.
On 1991 Jun 17 at UT 20:30 T. Castro (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24" reflector, x500) observed "Large white spot with tail eastward shore of M. Crisium." The effect was seen on several nights but had faded completely by 20th June. Tonight it varied in brightness from "7.5-9.5 albedo" The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=430 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
In 2005Apr14 at UT18:32.5 +/-2.5 min A.Brosio (Rosarno (Reggio Calabria, Italy, Latitude: 38d 29' N, Longitude: 15d 58'E, 152mm reflector, x75) observed a small square form in Earthshine near Archimedes. This is a UAI observation.
On 1964 Jul 16 at 03:55-04:10UT Cragg (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 6" reflector, x180, seeing 7, transparency 6) observed a pseudo hill (700m high) some 3 km in diameter and casting a shadow, south east of Ross D. The Cameron 1978 catalog TLP ID=830 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1991 Jun 18 at UT 21:30? T. Castro (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24" reflector, x500) observed "Large white spot with tail eastward shore of M. Crisium." The effect was seen on several nights but had faded completely by 20th June." The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=430 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Madler 1971 Mar 03 UT 21:30-21:45 J Andrews (Christchurch, UK, 8.5" reflector, x240, seeing I) observed a red fan shaped area to the south of Madler - it covered part pf the mountainous area to the south. The colour started fading at 21:45UT and had gone within 5 minutes. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Near Theophilus - south of Madler - 1971 Mar 03 UT 21:30-21:35, 21:47 Observed by Hedley-Robinson (England, 3.75" refractor, x164, S=G, steady haze) "Reddening in a fan form on bright area of that formation, but red did not extend fully over it. Blink patrol started at 2005h but no red till 2130h. Definte blink at 2147h" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1287.
On 1984 Jun 05 at UT20:00 Marshall (Covington, UK) saw an unusual darkening on the floor of Proclus and irregular shape. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=243 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Torricelli 2011 Dec 31 UT 16:39-17:00 R.Braga (Milan, Italy, 80mm refractor) found the north rim or Torricelli to be very bright at the start of the observing session but dimmed considerably at around 17:00UT. Observer not sure on the normal appearance of this crater. In view of the seeing conditions and small aperture, this TLP is being given an ALPO/BAA weight of 1.
Mare Nectaris 1880 Jan 18 UT 20:00? Observed by Gaudibert (France?, seeing poor) "Whole of sea was foggy. Fog extended into Fracastorius. Gruithuissen said seeing was unsatisfactory" NASA catalog weight=0 (very unreliable). NASA catalog ID #216. ALPO/BAA catalog weight=1.
On 1994 Apr 18 at UT14:40 C.D. Hua (China) found that the wall of Picard had changed to dark. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Albatragius 1958 Nov 19 UTC 22:00-22:05 Observed by Stein (Newark, New Jersey, USA, 4" refractor) "Shadow anomaly. Portion of shadow vanished, replaced by lighter shade. At 22:05 gradually darkened & was normal in 20 sec." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #704.
Alphonsus 1958 Nov 19 UT 21:00-21:20 Observed by Hole (Brighton, England, 24" reflector x500) and Wilkins, Wall and Brewin (Located in Kent, and other locations in England, and 15", 12" and ?" reflector telescopes) "Reddish patch on c.p. (S. of it) about 3 km in diameter. (indep. confrim)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 706.
On 1975 Apr 19 UT 21:09 P. Foley (Kent, UK), detected blue in Plato on east. Fiton at UT20:45 found blue along the south wall at the east (IAU?) end, which was very bright white. Blueness extended towards the large landslip at the east of the formation. Immediately north of the landslip, where the bright wall curves first westwards, then again northwards, red could be faintly detected, folloowed by a very faint blue. All other parts of the formation were normal. Examination with a Moon blink device revealed no colour blink. J-H Robinson also found blue, with red on the west wall (exterior?). By 21:30UT Fitton found Plato to be normal and so was Proclus, though he did find Epigenes (bright cresecent of east wall only) slightly blue to the N.W and red to the S.E. Mare Crisium was normal. Prominent spurious colour seen on Venus, but it was low in the sky, with blue to the north and red to the south. However J.H. Reading, managed to see the north east floor blurred and slightly blue from 22:45-23:00UT. These reports are BAA observation. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1988 Mar 26 at UT20:00 M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, Frimley, UK, 12" reflector, seeing=III) reported Cenosrinus to be "foggy/fuzzy" and this this effect was not seen in other adjacent regions. The cameron 2006 catalog ID=320 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
A dome-like feature, sketched by Herring and confirmed in a photograph by Larson. This had not been seen before by Herring in hundreds of hours of observing. No other reports of this. The photograph was taken at 02:50h. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=878 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Plato 1966 Jun 27 UT 21:40-21:55 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, England, 10.5" reflector) and Sartory (England, 8.5" reflector + Moon blink) "Color (red?) on SE wall detected by Eng. moon blink sys. (confirm)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 949.
On 1968 May 07 at UT 03:00-03:40 Kelsey (Riverside, CA, USA, 8" reflector) observed Messier and Messier A and noted the following: "The ray-tail halo (in N. ray) showed a possible enhancement in blue filter at 1st obs. per. but not seen at 0330. Later enhancement was indicated in red filter but not apparent at 0600h. The red enhancement is very unsual; but has been suspected on a few previous occasions. Not seen vis. (confirm. of Jean?)" The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 May 11 at UT 20:20-21:00 R. Amendsensvej (Esbjerj, Denmark, 10" reflector, x333) noted that Copernicus had "almost no disturbance. Flash was seen between 2236:30 & 2236:40. Thus 10S". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=444 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Plato 1937 Dec 12 UT 16:45-21:00 Observed by Barker (Chestnut, England, 12.5" reflector x420) and Fox (Newark, England, 6.5" reflector, 24?x) "Strong streak of orange-brown on E.wall. Floor nearly clear of shad. composed of many veins & thin streaks interwoven. At 21h irreg. extension seen spreading eastward down wall. Confirmed by Barker's younger son. NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). ALPO/BAA weight=4. NASA catalog ID #428.
On 1983 Jul 20 at UT 18:50-22:40 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12"reflector, seeing II-III) noted that the south wall of Plato at the 11 o'clock position, at the location of a cleft, was fuzzy on either side of the cleft. There was also a deep red colour along the cleft and the outside wall. The colour had gone by 22:40 though. All other parts of the rim of Plato were clear and distinct. M. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing III) sketched some obscurations at 22:03UT. At 22:08UT the red colour reduced to a red line and vanished by 22:37. The south wall obscuration varied in size and there was a possible obscuration at the 7 o'clock position. J. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing II-III) confirmed Foley's and M.Cook's observations. Detail inside the crater was sharp, but colour oppoiste to what is usual. Price (Camberley, UK, seeing IV-V) a few km away had atmospheric ripples affecting his observations. At 21:36UT G. North described the south wall as odd in appearance and the terrain south of this was lacking in detail - this was odd because elsewhere Plato was nice and sharp. At 21:45UT though the north section of the crater was a hazy red. The cameron 206 catalog ID=224 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Sinus Iridum 2004 May 29 UT 20:44 Observed by Clementelli (Rome, Italy, 102mm diameter Vixen refractor 80-160x, sky conditions: clear, no wind) "A blue/violet streak, lasting ~10 minutes was seen on the floor of Sinus Iridum between crater Bianchini and Promontorium Heraclides. The suspect TLP mybe an effect of instrumental achromatic aberration, but there is the small possibility that the effect was real." A UAI observational report. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1989 Jul 14 at UT 03:28 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA) found a darkening in the crater Proclus, but the shadow seen by Cook and Moore, from a few hours earlier was not seen. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=371 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Archimedes 1979 Oct 01 UT 20:57-21:00 Observed by Cook (Frimley, UK, 13mm Monocentric + Barlow eyepiece, Seeing IV, transparency: thin cloud) "Red seen on east, blue seen on west - almost certainly spurious colour".
Bullialdus 1979 Oct 01 UT 21:04-21:07 Observed by Cook (Frimley, UK, 13mm Monocentric + Barlow eyepiece, Seeing IV, transparency: thin cloud) "Red seen on east, blue seen on west - almost certainly spurious colour". ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus 1959 Feb 18 UT 21:00? Observed by hole (Brighton, England, 24" reflector) "Red patch (Moore in Survey of the Moon says Jan. '59). Moore says, Warner, in Eng. saw it bright red in an 18-in refr. Hedervari & Botha in Hungary saw red patch & several in US (indep. confirm. ?)" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #714. ALPO/BAA weight=5.
Plato 1967 May 20 UT 01:13 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.
On 1980 Aug 21 at UT20:00 J.H. Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK) detected colour, using a Moon Blink device, and "mistiness" on the southern floor of Tycho crater. The seeing was poor! Cameron 2006 catalog ID=104 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1991 Feb 25 at UT 01:26-01:49 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, x248, seeing=10/1, transparency=good) found Gassendi's western rim to be bright in red and diffuse in blue light. A sketch was provided. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=420 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
In 1934 Feb 25 at UT 18:30 Rawstron (USA?, 4" refractor, x250, S=6/12) observed in Pico B: "A large patch of haze appeared & drifted off across the mare in same direction as haze from Pico (white patch). It was obs. on 20 other occasions. Drawing". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 410 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1967 May 20 UTC 20:15 Observed by Darnella (Copenhagen, Denmark, 3.5?" refractor) "Red spots on S.rim. Moon was low." NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1036.
On 1967 May 20 at UT 21:05-21:20 Kelsey (Riverside, CA, 8" reflector, x300) using an English Moonblink device found colour on the south west part of the floor. Note that for the times given by Cameron, the Moon was below the horizon from California - so possibly these are local times and these times need to be correctly converted into UT? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1037 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1989 Jul 15 UT 02:00-04:20 Observed by Manske, Weier, Curtis, Keyes, Yanna, Norman, Knutson, Sullivan, Eichman and Radi (Carl Fosmark Jr. Memorial Observatory, Madison, WI, USA, SCT C11) "Manske initially observed a reddish tinge on the SE rim of Aristarchus. The colour was present in different eyepieces. Two other pinkish tinge areas were seen on the SE and NE rims. 4 of the observers did not see colour. Independent confirmation was made by Don Spain (KY) and Smith in LA. Full details can be found on the following web site: http://www.ltpresearch.org/ltpreports/LTP19890715.htm " An ALPO report.
On 1992 May 13 at UT 20:16-21:29 several observers reported a TLP in Plato mostly concerning the visibility of floor craterlets, however observer seeing varied from III-V. North (UK, 18.25" reflector) reported "Colouration and floor craterlets very prominent. Seeing Antoniadi V, Transparancy Poor.". Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector seeing=III-IV) found the floor to be bright and in the better moment of seeing detected floor craterlets. The WNW spot was misty some of the time. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, seeing V) had very poor seing conditions. J.D. Cook and M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 3.6" reflector, seeing II-III) used a CCD camera at 22:11 UT. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=445 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1980 Dec 18 at UT20:46-23:58 A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 12" reflector, 40-250x, S=IV and transparency good) found the north west wall to be brighter in red than in blue light, however the effect faded during 21:29-21:41UT and was gone by 22:40UT. There was however spurious colour on the north west wall. M. Cook (Frimley, UK) found the central peak to be both bright and diffuse, and brighter in red than in blue light during 20:52-20:57UT, however at "22:53-23:58 c.p. very bright & previous area decreased in size. No detail in white or red, just visible in blue. Sketch (J. Cook) Orange out on NW rim & on NW side of c.p. Similar effects seen on other craters. (madej) c.p. & W. rim wall very sharp. c.p. disappears in yellow but still seen in purple. (pedler) c.p. > red than blue but no obstruction. W wall interior dusky, darker in blue." A.C. Cook's photo depicts the central peak as very bright. Cameron 2006 catalog TLP ID=120 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Gassindi 1966 Oct 25 UTC 22:30-23:10 Observed by Moore and Moseley (Armagh, Northern Ireland, 10" refractor) and Sartory (England, 8.5" ? reflector) "2 faint blinks (Eng.) on NW (IAU ?) wall. (Indep. confirm.?). NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #987. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1983 Jul 21 at UT 21:02-23:18 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, seeing=III) found the region around the cleft on the souther rim to be out of focus - however atmospheric conditions were turbulent until 23:18UT. An unsual dark triangular region (long base against rim) was seen to extend from the inner rim at 12 o'clock onto the floor for 13- 16km. The crater had lots of detail elsewhere. M. Cook (Frimley, UK) found the south east to soth west to be obscured again, but not as badly as she had seen on the 20th July. J. Cook (Frimley, UK) found the dark region had 2 white bands on the side and the south west wall was blurred like it was on the 20th July - this time tough colour was not present. There were also two light patches on the floor. Mosely (Coventry, UK) observed the south wall at x120 and found the wall out of focus at the 11 o'clock location. Through a yellow filter he saw a "white mistiness: on the top of the southern rim and only the south east cleft could be seen (no colour). By 22:40-23:00 the effect had cleared up. No dark triangular patch was seen. When Marshall (Surrey, UK) observed (22:30-03:00) nothing unsual was seen, though a sketch provided shows a light patch on the floor located at 11 o'clock. All observations, made by all observers had some atmospheric turbulence, however trsnparency was good. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=225 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1880 Jan 23 UTC 20:00? Observed by Trouvelot (Meudon, France) "Luminous light like a luminous cable or shining wall". NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #217.
On 1992 May 13 at UT 22:30 R. Turner (Wolverhampton, UK, 3.6" reftactor, x50) noticed that there was a white spot on the WSW rim that he had not seen earlier. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=445 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1971 Mar 08 23:00-23:10 Observed by Lyttle (Northern Ireland, 6" reflector, x98) "Suspicion of white spot W of N-S radial band, slightly brighter than wall. Diam. @5-6km. Area affected by temp. ?Term. passed over it just 5h before. Gradual decline in brightness over the 10m period." NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID 1288.
Plato 1873 Nov 01 UTC 20:00? Observed by Pratt (England?) "Unusual Appearance". NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #182. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1976 Nov 03 at UT20:00-21:40 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) reported a TLP in Gassendi - some obsevers detected colour, others did not. P. Moore did not notice anything unsual earlier at 18:50-19:00, though his seeing was IV-V. Nor did he see anything unsual from 21:53-00:20, but seeing was still IV-V. D. Jewitt, observing 20:34-21:25 and 22:55-23:20 also reported nothing unusual. Amery (Reading, UK, 25cm reflector, x300) did however notice a small reddish spot to west of central ridge, but by 20:30UT the colour was less obvious, but the spot was back again at 20:45, but not easily seen at 21:00 and gone completely by 21:45UT. N.Bryant (Ilfracombe, UK, 25.4cm reflector, x260), observed 3 red patches on the floor between 20:54 and 21:31UT. A BAA Lunar Section report. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1963 Nov 28 at UT 00:30-01:45 Barr, Greenacre, Hall and Dungan (Flagstaff, AZ, USA, 24" refractor, and 69" reflector) observed pink on the outer SW rim and a red spot towards the S of this. A red spot was seen on the eastern side of Vallis Schroteri but only by Barr and Dungan. Other features checked for atmospheric spectral dispersion and chromatic aberation - but the colours in Aristarchus were not due to these. Smaller 12" scope checked but no effects seen - presumably due to resolution and image contrast issues? Pink on the SW rim may have been seen in a 69" scope by Boyce and Ford. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1980 Aug 22 at UT20:15-21:29 J-H Robinson () detected violet on the west wall of Aristarchus. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=105 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1980 Aug 22 at 02:15-21:29UT J-H Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK, 12" reflector, x200, seeing=II) noticed in the area south east of Manilius that it was brighter in red light than in blue light at 20:15UT whereas 1 minute later it was the same brightness in each filter. The effect reappeared at 20:21UT and was particularly strong at 20:32UT. Foley (Kent, UK) verified this at 21:01UT - the blink area was of high reflectivity in white light and was bright in red at 21:15UT, thougjh the south east area stopped giving a colour reaction at 21:25UT. Madej (Huddersfield) found Manilius B to be norm al at 23:52UT however at 23:55UT it was surrounded by a transient white ring that varied in visibility in an irregular way. Foley found Manilius B had a vivid blue interior and in blue light the ring was black. and not at all seen in red or white light. The CED brightness measurement varied from 1.9 to 2.4. All other regions observed were normal in brightness. Violet was seen on the west wall of Aristarchus though. M.Price (Camberley, UK) found a possible blink in Manilius B but was observing under poor seeing conditions. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=105 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Herodotus 1966 Jun 30 UTC 03:10-03:35 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA) described in the NASA catalog as: "Bright pseudo-peak again vis. within floor shadow. Peak est. 5 bright. Had seen it at successive lunations in '66" 4" x280 refractor used. NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog TLP ID No. #950. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1975 Apr 23 at UT 20:30 J-H Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK, 260mm reflector, x200). Observer was observing since 20:30UT, at 21:00UT though they noticed red on the outside south wall of Aristarchus, a hazy ill defined area that was larger in a red filter than in blue filter, and outside east wall was bright in red. At 21:08UT the outside west wall of Aristarchus no longer gave a colour blink reaction, and at 21:22UT the colour blink on the southern end of the crater ceased, but the image blur remained (in both red and blue filters) despite the rest of the crater being sharp in detail. Observations ceased at UT 21:35 because the blurring at the southern end seemed to be normal and this was confirmed when checked with photographic atlases. Other craters such as Proclus, Pickering, Tycho, Gassendi, Copernicus, Alphonsus, Plato, Menelaus, Manilius, Linne and Theophilus, showed no colour blink reactions. However Picard had a red bright blink from 20:30-20:40 and the permanant blink on the N. Floor of Fracastorius was detectable. Also Plato floor shadings were clearer in red than in blue - intermittently. This is a BAA lunar section observation. No estimation of transparency or seeing is given, nor any comment on whether spurious colour was seen in any craters visually. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Gassendi 1987 Sep 05 UT 20:25 Observed by Moore (Selsey, Sussex, UK, Antoniadi III seeing, 12.5" reflector) "Intensely bright craterlet south of central peak, surrounded by a luminous nimbus. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector)onfirmed the crater was highly luminous at 21:20, and surrounded by a blue halo that had a darker blue band within it. This craterlet faded over time, and by 21:20 Moore considered that it was no longer prominent, by 21:22 Foley confirmed the reduced brilliance, and by 21:30 Moore considered it to be perfectly normal. Moore considers the nimbus effect to be normal. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID= 306 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA catalog weight=3.
On 1980 Sep 22 at UT05:00? D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 8" reflector, x140 and 2.5" refractor) observed in Promitorium Agarum that one of his pre-designated points, called "A", through to "C and "D" was at least 5 brightness points brighter in red than in blue light. The reverse was true on Sep 25th. Tonight the red seemed to be on a narrow strip on the western edge. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=109 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1987 Sep 05 at 20:55UT A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 90mm questar telescope, x130, seeing III-IV, Moon 16 deg in altitude) observed a dusky dark gray area just north of Herodotus and just south of the Cobra Head. The interior shadow on the east of Herodotus by comparison wad black and distinct. No change was seen when viewed through a rotated polaroid filter. Apparently D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA) was observing at the same time but had better observing conditions and could see detail in this region, suggesting that it was not a TLP. There is no Cameron entry for this report. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1963 Nov 28 at UT 22:30-00:00 Fisher (Colefax, CA, USA, 8" Newtonian reflector)observed a yellow on crater rims adjacent to Anaximander. Yellow colour also seen on Aristarchus that night. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus and Cobra Head 1966 Oct 27 UTC 02:30-03:00 Observed by Delano (New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA, 12.5" reflector, x360) and Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector, Moonblink). "C.p. of Aris. noticeably less bright thro blue filter but very bright thru red & no filter. Shadow of c.p. faint & grayish whereas wall shad. were normal black. (confirm. of Gordon, even tho 2h later?). Sketch. C.p. rated 10deg in red & no filter, & 8deg in blue. Other features rated same in all 3. Cobra Head had 2 red patches. Sketches. Not confirmed by Corralitos MB." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID 989.
Aristarchus 1973 Feb 15 UTC 17:07-19:31 Observed by Theiss (51N, 9.67E, 75mm refractor) "Area 4-5 diameters of Aristarchus were coloured clearly yellow to red" Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon & Planets 30, pp53-61.
Aristarchus, Cobras Head 1966 Oct 27 UTC 02:30-03:00 Observed by Delano (new Bedford, Massachusetts, USA, 12.5" reflector x360) and Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector & Moonblink) "C.p. of Aris. noticeably less bright thro blue filter but very bright thru red & no filter. Shadow of C.p. faint & grayish whereas wall shad. were normal black, (confirm. of Gordon, even tho 2h later?). Sketch of C.p. rated at 10deg in red & no filter, & 8deg in blue. Other features rated same in all 3. Cobra Head had 2 red patches. Sketches. Not confirm. by Corralitos MB". NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 989.
On 1963 Nov 29 at UT 01:30-03:00 Fisher (Colefax, CA, USA, 20cm reflector, thin streamers of cloud across sky, but no wind) Aristarchus had a faint pale yellow tint along the rim and the crater was very bright. No detail seen in in Vallis Schroteri. Yellow spot also seen on the northern limb (Carpenter and Pythagoras?). Both effects had been seen the previous night and were confirmed by friends. Colour still present when observing stopped at 03:00 UT. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1963 Nov 29 at UT 01:30-03:00 Fisher (Colefax, CA, USA, 20cm reflector, thin streamers of cloud across sky, but no wind.) Carpenter had a yellow tint along the W rim. Ywllow tint seen on Pythagoras and also Aristarchus. Effect had been seen the previous night and were confirmed by friends. Colour still present when observing stopped at 03L00 UT. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1963 Nov 29 at UT 01:30-03:00 Fisher (Colefax, CA, USA, 20cm reflector, thin streamers of cloud across sky, but no wind.) Pythagoras had a yellow tint along the W rim. Ywllow tint seen on Carpenter and also Aristarchus. Effect had been seen the previous night and were confirmed by friends. Colour still present when observing stopped at 03L00 UT. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus - 1969 Jul 27 UT 05:00-07:00 Observed by W. Cardoso (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13" Refractor) "Brightening. Filter used, (Jose da Silva says obs. no good, obs. inexperienced. Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog weight=0. SA catalog ID No. 1188. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Pythagoras-Cleostratus 1974 Feb 05 UT 01:45,02:45 observed by Lord (St Anne's-on-Sea, Eng., 3" refractor, x135) "Event normal in integrated light. Light, full surface detail in red filter, dark, with full surface detail in blue filter. Other term. features did not show it. Only E.floor of Pythag., Babbage northern crater chain & NW floor of Cleostr. (According to Fitton's criteria this was a tenuous gas above the surface. Date given as 5th, but term. was at least 3deg E. Therefore these features were in the dark then. Ancill. data given for 6th)." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID=#1387. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Pythagoras-Cleostratus 1974 Feb 05? UTC 01:45,02:45 observed by Lord (St Anne's-on-Sea, Eng., 3" refractor, x135) "Event normal in integrated light. Light, full surface detail in red filter, dark, with full surface detail in blue filter. Other term. features did not show it. Only E.floor of Pythag., Babbage northern crater chain & NW floor of Cleostr. (According to Fitton's criteria this was a tenuous gas above the surface. Date given as 5th, but term. was at least 3deg E. Therefore these features were in the dark then. Ancill. data given for 6th)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID=#1387.
Sirsalis 1999 Jan 30 UTC 01:00-01:20 Observed by Giuseppe Sorrentino (Italy) described as: "A temporary change in appearance to sunlit floor of crater" for further references including images please see: http://digilander.libero.it/gibbidomine/sirsalis.htm and http://digilander.libero.it/gibbidomine/tlp.htm and http://digilander.libero.it/gibbidomine/fotometriasirsalis.htm and http://www.uai.it/sez_lun/sirsalis.htm
Manillius 1969 Jul 27 UT 05:45-05:46 Observed by Wairy Cardoso (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13" refractor, x360) "Bright spot in Manillius (Apollo 11 watch, J. M. L. da Silva says obs. no good because of inexper. of obs)" NASA catalog weight=0. NASA catalog ID #1189. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus, Herodotus - 1967 Sep 16 UTC 23:50-23:55 observed by Seeliger (Dresden, Germany, 30" reflector, 90, 140x) "Dark streaks on E.(ast. ?) outside walls of both craters. No shadow from Herod. wall. Drawings (wall < 18 deg slope if no shadow normally)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID=#1044.
Near Furnerius 1920 Nov 23 UTC 20:00? Observed by an unknown observer (England?) "Shaft of light projecting from Moon, or spot so bright it appeared to (strong ray?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #378
On 1977 Apr 01 at UT 20:40-21:10 D.Sims (Devon Valley, Dawlish, Devon, UK, 25.4cm reflector, Wratten 25 and 44a filters, x300, seeing II) found Schroter's valley clearer in red than in blue. No colour filter reactions seen on other features. This is a BAA Lunar Section observation. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Menelaus 1969 Jul 27 UT 1969 Jul 27 UT 06:27-07:30 Observed by Wairy Cardoso (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13" refractor, x360) "Brightening in Menelaus (Apollo 11 watch, J. M. L. da Silva says obs. no good because of inexper. of obs)" NASA catalog weight=0. NASA catalog ID #1189. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
1964 Jul 23 UTC 04:45-06:07 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector, x180, S=1-4, T=3) "S.region of floor was granulated & rated 6deg bright, rest of crater 8deg. Floor there was distinctly yellow-brown. Had never seen browns or yellows before June 25, 1964. (seeing true color of ground?)."NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #835.
1975 Apr 18?? UT16:05-23:44 R. Billington (6cm refractor, x35 and x56). TLP faded at 17:50 but prominent again later. Intensity 8 at 16:05, 6.5 at 17:50 and 8 at 23:44. This is a BAA Lunar Section report.
Bullialdus 1979 Oct 04 UT 20:24-21:25 JH-Robinson (Devon, UK, 260mm Newt. x200 Seeing Antoniadi IV-V, Transp.=haze) observed a two bright points on the south west floor patch to be brighter in red than in blue at 21:12. The effect was still present at 20:36 but back to normal by 20:43-20:48. Amery (Reading, UK) found a possible brownish tinge on the west wall, though spuroius colour was present elsewhere on the Moon. Foley found the WSW corner darkened in blue light. Cook found pink on south rim of Bullialdus and Pedler found Bullialdus to be a confused mass with bright and dusky spots and patches - no colour seen. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=72 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1996 Oct 25 UTC 19:05-19:55 Observed by Livesey (Scotland, 65mm reflector x88) "red colour seen along E/SE rim and along S.edge of SW ray - colouration not visible on other craters. Observations terminated by hazy cloud drifting over Moon. Observer remarked that it looked like chromatic aberation, but telescope was a reflector and no colour was seen elswehere on the Moon. Cook (Frimley, Surrey, UK) 19:48-19:55 noted red on E. rim exterior and on SE part of central peak, and blue on N. rim - strongly suspected spurious colour". ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1979 Oct 04 at UT21:05-23:40 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, x360, seeing=II) detected colour in Aristarchus (and also in Bullialdus - there was a TLP alert at this time for Bullialdus) but nowehere else on the Moon. Aristarchus had a CED brightness value of 3.8 at 21:05 (though at this time no colour) and 3.4 at 23:40 and the floor was now slate blue/gray in colour. Other features remained constant in brightness. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=72 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Near Aristarchus 1788 Apr 19 UT 20:00? Observed by Schroter (Lilienthal, Germany) Event described as: "Small area very brilliant & other bright spots". No additional references given. NASA Catalog Event #44, NASA Weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Bright point seen on the dark part. Cameron 1978 catalog ID is 38 and the weight assigned is 5.
On 1988 Apr 01 atUT01:15-03:20 H.Hill (Lancaster, UK, 10" reflector, x286) observed that east of Lichtenberg were ëxtensive rosy areas" around the northern edge of the lava sheet. Hill believes that it may have been the same effect as seen by Madler (Germany), Barcroft (USA) and Baum's (UK) 1951 observation. The colour was "ünmistakable" and nothing to do with the atmospheric spurious colour. Other features were checked. the cameron 2006 catalog ID=322 and the weight=3. THe ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1977 Apr 02 at UT22:00-00:00 L. Fitton (Shaw, Lancashire, UK, 8.5" reflector, x200, Wratten 25 and 44A filters, seeing II-III, transparency, good) noticed in Aristarchus, blue to the north west (IAU?) internal wall, also blue observed in other small bright objects against dark backgrounds. Lunar rotational axis and optical normal related such that the normal runs NW-SE (IAU?) through these features. Observer deduced that the coliur was obviously spurious and no blink was seen in any feature. The blue disappeared as the lunar altitude increased and no blue seen by 00:00UT. This is a BAA lunar section observation. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 Jan 18 at UT 22:34-23:48 A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 8" reflector, seeing=III) was able to see 4 craterlets and two rays on the floor of Plato. This was suprising because Moore, using a larger telescope and magnification, was unable to see any detail here on 1991 Dec 12th at 02:10 - according to Cameron. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=438 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1901? Nov 25/25 at 23:00UT Besanceas (France?) observed: "During lun. ecl. (mid-ecl. at 0118 on 26th) a bright area seen on moon. Another(?) obser. saw an obj. like a fiery comet leave the moon! (Date given by Midllehurst was 1900 but must be wrong-not FM then. FM in 1900 but no ecl. Partial ecl. on 10/27/01 at 0315. Ref. by M is wrong = 157)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=310 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1976 Nov 06 at UT 18:26 M. Herbert (10x50 binoculars, Western Supermare, UK) noticed a thin line that appeared to be dark red (almost black) around the gassendi area. This is BAA Lunar Section report. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Schickard 1934 Feb 28 UTC 22:00? Observed by Wollridge (Broomsgrove, England, 6.5" reflector) "Well-known crater form obj. presented anomalous, misty appearance of white spots. Confirmed by Moore in 1939, 1941. NASA catalog ID #411. NASA catalog weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1897 Jun 14 at UT 23:00 Pickering (Cambridge, Mass. USA) observed in "Schroter's valley and the vicinity variations in vapor colum. Break in col. toward F and eruption of crater D. 3.4 d after sunrise". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=389 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1889 Jul 12 at 20:52-21:00UT, Kruger of Gotha? or Kiel? Germany, using a 6" reflector (x33), saw a brilliant Aristarchus in the surrounding gloom during an eclipse. The brilliance was striking. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=263 and weight=2.
On 1966 Oct 29 at UT00:45-01:30 G.Walker observed a red spot in Copernicus crater. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=991 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Minute point of light glittering like a star. Whole of Mare Crisium intersected with bright veins mixed with bright spots (4h before PM). Cameron 1978 catalog ID 138 and weight=3.
East of Picard, Ingall (Camberwll, UK) observed a minute point of light glittering like a star. Whole of Mare Crisium intersected with bright veins mixed with bright spots (4h before PM). Cameron 1978 catalog ID 138 and weight=2.
Pico B 1912 Sep 26 UTC 03:00 Observed by Pickering (Mandeville, Jamaca, 6.5" reflector) "Haze spreading from eastern end of crater. (MBMW gives 9/25/12 but it is 26th UT.)" NASA catalogue weight=2 (low). NASA catalogue ID #341.
Cauchy 1969 Jul 29 UT 06:00-06:22 Observed by Claudio Pamplona and Jackson Barbosa (Fortaleza, Brazil, 2" refractor) "very bright and clear(?) pulsating 3,3s,3s with crater illum. then 3s area illum. red & no filter area pulsated for 22m. Confirmed by Jackson (Apollo 11 watch)". NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1193. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1970 Aug 17 at UT 02:40 Pedler (England) noted that the shadow flowed around instead of over Plato. Wondered if shadow matched the gray of the crater. Within minutes the shadow line looked normal again. At 04:41UT Claudio Pamplona (Brazil) saw a pulsation in Plato during a lunar eclipse. He thought that this was due to falling temperatures. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 1274 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1982 Aug 04 at UT19:25 Arkhipov (Ukraine). found that for 3 minutes Aristarchus brightened. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=180 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1982 Aug 04 at UT19:25 Arkhipov (Ukraine). found that for 5 minutes Copernicus flashes. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=180 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Lichtenberg 1955 May 07/08 UT 23:00-01:00 Observer: Jean Nicolini (Brazil). Ref: Azevedo (1962) NASA catalog weight=1, NASA catalog ID 590. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Mare Crisium 1965 Oct 11 UTC 05:15 Observed by McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, 100" reflector + spectrogram) "Line depth ratios a/b (H),, c/d (K) abnormally high compared with 23 other areas (including Aristarchus?)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 902.
Aristarchus 1966 Oct 30 UTC 01:32-01:48 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector x79, x142, x194, S=5, T=3) "S.region of floor granulated & 6 deg bright light brownish tone; rest of crater 8deg bright white". NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #992.
On 2012 Jan 09 UT 21:01-21:08 Hahn crater was imaged by N. Hazel (Beverley, Yorkshire, UK, Nikon D7000 with 70-300 zoom at max, with 2x teleconverter, at f9, 1/320 sec, ISO 400 – tripod mounted, mirror up), A series of images were taken. The 21:06 one showed a grey column cutting across the central floor of the crater from the west and then bisecting the eastern rim. All detail inside is completely invisble. Some (but not all) of the other images showed a more blurred view of this feature. It's possible that this was a seeing ripple effect, or just the natural appearance of shadings on the Moon at this time, however for now this will be given an ALPO/BAA weight of 1.
Mare Crisium 1965 Oct 11 UTC 07:32 Observed by McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, 100" reflector + spectrogram) "Line depth ratios a/b (H),, c/d (K) abnormally high compared with 23 other areas (including Aristarchus?)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 902.
On 1988 Apr 03 at UT02:25-02:30 Culver (Harker Heights, X, USA, Meade 2045 reflector, x40, seeing=turbulent) detected flashes coming from just north of the centre of Mare Tranquilitatis. Some of these flashes were of a duration of seconds whilst others were several minutes. Altogether ~20 flashes were seen, and not in the same place. "5 small star-like points could be located - and there were lots of craterlets". The spots were "lined up E-W at N of 10 deg latitude." Colour was not visible on these nor variations. Apparently the observer had seen this type of TLP before but had not reported them. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=323 and weight=2. the ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1970 Apr 22 UT 07:00 Observed by Thomas.
On 1970 Aug 12 at UT21:00? an unknown observer commented about Plato: "Light #22, remarkable increase in brightness. #32 subsided & #14 shone out then faded & #16 brightened. (Fort says that till Apr. 1871 selenog recorded 1600 obs. of fluctuations of lights in Plato & had drawn 37 graphs of indiv. lights. These were deposited in the library of the Royal Astronomical Society by Birt)." The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=169 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Plato 1869 Sep 21-22? UTC 00:00? Observed by Gledhill (Halifax, UK, 9" refractor) "Group I craters-notable illum. accomp. by a single light on a distinct spot. (similar to Aug. obs. & if same phase as Ap 1870, date =22nd.). NASA catalog weight=2 (poor). NASA catalog ID #164.
Aristarchus 1966 Jul 04 UTC 06:15-06:35 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector x142) & by Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector). "S.region of floor was granulated & dull est. at 6 & pale yellow-brown tint. Rest of crater est. 8 bright white. Not confirmed by Corralitos MB" S=5, T=4. NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #955. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1992 Jan 20/21 at UT 23:49-00:15 M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 3" Questar telescope, x130, seeing=III) managed to see the central craterlet in Plato and an unnamed one north west of Mons Pico. Cameron comments - "were this & No. 429 LTP or just good seeing?)." Note it is possible that she mean LTP 439 in which case it would refer to the previous nights TLP. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=439 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Mare Crisium 1965 Oct 11 UTC 10:10 Observed by McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, 100" reflector + spectrogram) "Line depth ratios a/b (H),, c/d (K) abnormally high compared with 23 other areas (including Aristarchus?)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 902.
In 1962 Sep 16 at UT08:05 Wildey, Pohn (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" reflector) Taruntius faded from Vmag-3.21 to 4.04, a 0.82 difference in magnitude in 2.5 hours - a photometric measurement. The average magnitude for this age is 4.03, so therefore the crater had brightened by two times above normal. The Cameron 1978 catalogID=769 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1975 Dec 19 at UT22:45 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) suspected an anomaly in Aristarchus. Cameron 1978 catalog weight=1424 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus (Bartlett, 1965 Oct 12 UTC 02:15-20:25, 5 inch reflector x280) - NASA catalog quotes "Nimbus was only a dark violet hue". NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #904. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Gassendi 1967 Sep 20 UT 21:11-21:46 Observer: Moore & Moseley (Armagh, N.Ireland, 10" refractor, x254) "Faint blink & red glow SSW of c.p. at 2111h. At 2118 was fading & moving slightly N. Gone at 2110. At 2122h suspected blink close to SW of c.p. Gone at 2123h. At 2143 both obs. suspected a faint blink someway W of c.p. Lasted only 2.5m. Other craters examined with no LTP. Observers are dubious of regularity of phenom". NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1048. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 May 19 at UT 01:00-02:05 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, x260) saw at 01:25UT an unmistakable red-orange glow on the south and south-east rim with the "Spur". Apparently Chapman (Kent, UK) detected it easily. At 01:33UT the colour was barely visible. No TLP alert was issued because the souther edge of Mons Pico also exhibited a hint of colour, and anyway the seeing conditions were poor. Despite this no other features revealed colour. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=446 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 May 19 at UT 01:00-02:05 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, x260) noted that the southern slope of Mons Pico had a tint of colour. No other features revealed colour apart from Aristarcus, where a TLP was going on. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=446 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Lichtenberg area 1940 Oct 18 UT 07:11 Observed by Barcroft (Madera, CA, USA, 6" reflector) "Pronouced reddish-brown or orange color, less marked on next nite, & slight on 22nd, see #'s 477, 478." NASA catalog weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2. NASA catalog ID #476.
Aristarchus 1970 Apr 23 UTC 07:00 Observed by Thomas
Atlas 1969 Aug 01 UT 03:36-04:00 Observed by Pither (Nottinghamshire, England) NASA catalog reports: "Eng. moon blink in crater at 0336h close to E. wall, NE of central feature. Oval in shape & dirty brownish color & hazy. Started fading at 0345h but may have been due to dawn, Neg results on other features, (Apollo 11 watch)." 12" x450 reflector used. NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog TLP ID No. #1195. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1969 Aug 01 UTC 04:40-05:38 Observed by C. Pamplona e J. Barbosa(Fortaleza, Brazil using 12" x235 and 5" x100 reflectors) - NASA catalog reports: "Enhanced area in SE wall, no pulsation, no color. Usually NW wall is brightest. After 0538h NW region was brightest again, (Apollo 11 watch, indep. confirm. ?)" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog TLP ID No. # 1196. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Macrobius 1971 Mar 15 UT 02:07-03:15 Observed by Sparks (Exmouth, UK, 6" reflector x400) "Strong pink color extending whole curve of crater's illum. wall, starting & ending in shadow side. Color grew deeper, then faded & ended at 0315h. Changed eyepieces. No other feature had this tho. looked for. Survived many separate powers of eyepieces." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1289.
Aristarchus 1970 Apr 24 UTC 07:00 Observed by Thomas
Lictenberg Area 1940 Oct 19 UT 07:11 Observed by Barcroft (Madera, CA, 6" reflector) Pronounced reddish-brown or orange color. Less marked than previous night, & slight on 22nd. See #'s 477; 478". NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #476. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 2009 Jun 11 at UT01:00-01:15 C. Brook (Plymouth, UK, 2" refractor, x25, seeing excellent and no cloud or haze) obsrved fluctuations in the brightness of Aristarchus crater. No brightness fluctuations were seen elsewhere. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1977 Oct 31 UT 05:03 V.M. Chernov (Soviet Union) observed that Copernicus was brighter than normal i.e. brighter than Kepler. It was though slightly less bright than it had been on during the Oct 28th TLP. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Near Aristarchus 1970 Mar 26 UT 17:00 Observed by Sekiguchi, Maisumoto (Tokyo, Japan, 36" reflector) "Pts. N & S of crater were brighter by 0.3 & 0.2 mag. respectively than normal -- far beyond limits of error. Color index (CI) also showed less depend. on phase by 0.1-0.2 mag. Did not show reddening dur. enhancement. Polariz. was less by 1-2%. Photog. photom. showed brightening over whole moon. Resolution = 2,3 km" NASA catalog weight=5 and catalog ID #1236. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
North of Kepler 1970 Mar 26 UT 17:00 Observed by Sekiguchi, Maisumoto (Tokyo, Japan, 36" reflector) "Photog. photom. showed brightening over whole moon. CI N. of Kepler enhanced by 0.5 mag. Resolution = 2,3 km" NASA catalog weight=5 (Very high). NASA catalog ID #1236.
1886 Oct 16 UTC 22:00 Observed by Lihou (France?) "Unusual phenomena ? (drawing)" Ref Sirius, Vol 20, 45 p69 (1887). NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #252. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1915 Apr 03 UTC 23:00? Observed by Markov (Russia) NASA catalog describes observation: "Appearance of bright spots that could even be seen in a 43mm (2-in) tube" 2" refractor used. NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog TLP ID NO. #350. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
1964 Jul 29 UT 05:40-06:06 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA) "Nimbus only -- dark viol. hue. S.floor granulated, dull -- 6 bright. Faint yellow-brown tinge. Rest of crater 8." S=6, T=3- 2. NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #838. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1888 Nov 23 at 16:15-17:00 UT Von Speissen & others of Berlin, Germany, using a 3.5" refractor (x180), saw a "Triangular patch of light (time in Middlehurst catalog wrong? Moonrise was at > 18:30h. If year =1887, age=8.8 days & time OK. must be same observation as ID=256 in Cameron 1978 catalog - note similarity of names and also the reference date). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=258 and weight=1.
Copernicus 1955 May 12 UTC 03:40 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, UK, 6.5" reflector x70) "Pico was invis. in violet filter. Copernicus was bright in it." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #591.
Mt Pico 1955 May 12 UTC 03:40 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, UK, 6.5" reflector x70) "Pico was invis. in violet filter. Copernicus was bright in it." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #591. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1985 Sep 04 at UT 22:15 A.V. Arkhipov (Russia) detected a bright flash in Mare Tranquilitatis that lasted < 1 second and had a diameter of < 2 arc seconds i.e. the limit of seeing resolution. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=280 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus-Herodotus 1967 May 29 UT 06:40-07:25 Observed by Anderson (Manchester, N.Hampshire, 10" reflector, x212, S=G, T=E) "After timing sunset on Theophilus & Cyrillus turned to Aris.-Herod. At 0640 saw red- brown color centered at ?=.685, eta=+.390. Glow strongest at largest area at 0640. Decreased in area but not in intensity to 1/2 its size at 0648. At 0650 color gone. Seen again at 0658 but not so pronounced. Faded out at 0700, obs. terminated at 0725. (Haas thinks it might have been atm. dispersion at such low alt. of 12-17 deg)." NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1038. ALPO/BAA weight=1.