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 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 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.
In 1964 Jan 05 at UT 22:00? Doherty (Stoke-on-Trent, UK, 3" refractor, 8" or 10" reflector) observed aristarchus to be purplish-blue in colour. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=794 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1976 Nov 13 UT 05:25 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3" refractor, 54-200x, S=6, T=4) "Floor 8deg except S.=6deg which is also granulated & la pale yellow. Different aspect fr. other obs. at same col. Viol. in outer nimbus. Bright blue-viol. glare where viol. radiance was on 11th. SWBS still large & 9 deg bright." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1457.
On 1964 Jan 06 at 02:00? Markov and Khoshlova (Russia) observed anomalous IR radiation on the Moon. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
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.
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 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.
Aristarchus 1976 Nov 14 UT 06:09 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3" refractor, 54-200x, S=5-4, T=5) "Walls & floor 8deg except S.= 6deg, SWBS now smaller but still 9deg. S.floor still granulated & now yellow-brown. Strong viol. tint still on outer nimbus but now viol. radiance (gas?) again on ENE rim as on 11th, but not as on 13th" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1458.
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.
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.
Promontorium Agarum 1882 May 20 UT 00:12-01:00 Observed by Jackson et al (Delaware, 6" reflector) "Curved feathery mist bounding W. side of great valley divided longitud. by dark line @ 160km long, 65-80 km wide, in color & appear. strikingly diff. from other places & from anything else he had ever seen. Nothing seen on 20th (loc. time) \(confirmed). " NASA catalog ID #232. NASA catalog weight=5.ALPO/BAA weight=2. Corliss. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1988 Apr 19 at UT 01:15-04:00 J. Horne (Steadman, NC, USA, 8" reflector, S=4/10) took photographs of the Moon's Earthshine (appeared in the Aug 1988 Sky and telescope magazine). Aristarchus was bright. In addition several members of the Madison Astronomical Society also found the crater to be bright and one of them saw streaks and flashes from the crater. Manske (8" reflector, x97, + binoculars, S=E) found the crater to be "abnornormally bright" where as other craters in Earthshine were just normal. Fryback's (Madison, WI, USA, 8" reflector, S=VG) photographs confirm that the crater was very bright - the Moon was only 4deg in altitude though. The Camweron 2006 catalog ID=325 and the weight="confirmed". the ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Bright point on dark part. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=38 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA catalog weight=4.
On 1988 Apr 20 at UT02:06-03:00 D. Fryback (Madison, WI, USA, 8" reflector, S=3-4) commented that Aristarchus crater looked like a "city from high above "glowing under a cloud". Spain (Fairfield, KY, USA, 8" reflector, S=VG) detected a streak and flashes but reports that the crater was not "glowing", though it was the brightest feature in the Earthshine, but Kepler and Copernicus were bright too. Aristarchus was brighter in shorter exposures than in longer exposures. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=326 and weight="confirmed". The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1992 Jun 04 at 01:28UT whilst driving home K.Jenks (NASA JSC) observed with the naked eye a bright flash near to and slighly south east of the middle of the Moon. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
In 1832 Dec 25 at 18:00UT Piazzi-Smyth (Edinburgh, Scotland) observed a bright spot near Aristarcus. The Cameron 1978 catalog weight=4 and the ID=112. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
1951 Apr 11 UT 02:39:30+/-15s L.T.Johnson (USA) observed a mag 7 flash S ofGrimaldi. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1968 May 02 at UT 01:20-02:14 Doughty (Red Bank, New Jersey, USA, 8" reflector, x120) observed a bright area in Aristarchus, surrounded by a faint glow. May have been atmospheric dispersion. Glow fainter at 01:56UT and imperceptible at 02:14UT. Kelsey and Ricker consider the observation abnormal. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1070 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
In 1933 Mar 30 at UT 20:00 Douillet (France?) observed in the Aristarchus region: "White. (in the dark part)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=404 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 2012 May 25 UT 05:35 Brenner F crater was recorded in a larger area image by M. Collins (Palmerstone North, New Zealand, ETX-90 with LPI imager (monochrome mode) - seeing not good). He took a sequence of 108 images from 05:35-05:40UT, and in the 65th frame, a light spot, approximately 4 pixels wide can be seen just outside the western illuminated rim of Brenner F. It is not visible in any other frames. The exposure time was 0.125 Sec. Because the western edge of the spot is very sharp, and the rest of the Moon is slightly blurred due to seeing, it is thought that this was most likely a cosmic ray event in the CCD camera - the 4 pixel width was perhaps contributed to by the image compression. It could also be some bright surface spot that was made invisible most of the time by poor seeing, and then during a brief period the atmosphere is sharp enough at that locality to make it visible. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 2009 Jan 30 ay 22:35:20UT +/-2 min R. Masini (Perth, Australia) saw a bright clound just west the south pole and along of the southern limb. The effect lasted a few seconds and faded. It was seen with the naked eye. There was a grazing occultation of a 6th magnitude star from this site, however the star would have been in the wrong place at the time of the TLP. 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 1992 Dec 29 at UT 17:42-17:54 A. Dollfus (Meudon, France, 1m aperture telescope used) detected evidence for a dust cloud using CCD polarimetry. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.
On 1975 Dec 08 at UT18:00-20:40 P.W. Foley (Wilmington, Kent, UK, 12" reflector, x60-x624, seeing II, slight mist) found Aristarchus to be less well visible than features such as: Grimaldi, Reiner, Darwin/Byrgius, Kepler, Plato and Sinus Iridum. Earthshine was exceptionally good tonight and was orange/red in colour. Photographs were taken and these confirmed the apparent dullness of Aristarchus. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
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.
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 1992 Dec 30 at UT 17:36 A. Dollfus (Meudon, France, 1m aperture telescope used) detected evidence for a dust cloud using CCD polarimetry. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.
SE of Ross D 1967 Oct 10 UT 02:25-03:10 Observers: Harris (Tucson, AZ?) Corralitos Obs (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector) "Bright area moved 80km/hr towards SSE & expanded as contrast reduced. Corralitos MB did not confirm" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1049. Reports in ALPO/BAA archive mention observations from Edmund Arriola & Robert Moody, Jr. 02:40-03:10 (19" Whittier College, x170 & x400, T=4, S=2-3) & Cross 02:25-02:38 (12" f/66 Cass, x400, T=6, S=1.5 to 1") - the latter although seeing low visual activity, apparently according to Harris, took some yellow light photos that showed high activity? ALPO/BAA weight=2.
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.
Messier 1968 May 05 UT 01:35-03:35 Observed by Delano (USA). No oclour noticed with Moon blink device, but Messier A's W. wall did brighten slightly over the 2 hours of observations compared to Messier's W wall. The ffect was less marked in the 2nd hour. ALPO/BAA 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.
Plato 1887 Feb 01 UT 18:00 Observed by Elger (England) "Ill-defined shadow of peaks of W.border-in contrast to sharpness of mts. outside it. Never seen before. Such phenomena occur on floor, but never on ramparts. (Drawing)." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #254. ALPO/BAA catalog weight=1.
Plato 1916 Jul 8 UT 19:00? Observed by Markov (Russia) "Light on the shadow of the bands at the bottom (similar to #362)" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #364. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1972 Feb 23 at UT0010-0035 Fornarucci (Garfield, NJ, USA, 6" reflector, x250, seeing=fair and transparency=3.5). Shading usually visible west of it was not seen. Cameon comments that the albedo must have been at 5, where normally it is 4.5 and the nearby plain is 5). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1322 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Fracastorius 1975 Apr 19 UT 19:47, 20:40, 20:45 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, UK, 26cm reflector) "Fracastorius had a blink - it was bright in red and darker in blue at these three times, and probably in between. This was possibly natural surface colour being detected?". ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Mare Crisium 1975 Apr 19 UT 19:47-20:37 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, UK, 26cm reflector) "Mare Crisium N. end of floor - blink (red and blue filters) in patches, bright in red. Blink stops at 20:37". ALPO/BAA weight=1.
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.
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.
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.
On 1980 Jan 26 at UT21:35-22:25 Blair (Refrewshire, Scotland, 10" reflector, 83-276x, seeing=III-IV and transparency poor) discovered a bright spot on the north rim and through filters it "flashed" green, red and blue. Clouds interupted observing, but when they cleared the effect was still present. Other craters did not show this effect. Cameron catalog ID=83 and weight=4.
On 1993 Jan 02 at UT 17:42 A. Dollfus (Meudon, France, 1m aperture telescope used) detected evidence for a dust cloud in Langrenous crater using CCD polarimetry. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.
Plato 1964 Nov 14 UT 01:00? Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" refractor?) "Peak on E. wall brilliant white, strong blue band at inner base; on S. wall was a small, bright red spot." NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #864.
La Hire 1887 Feb 02 UTC 20:00? Observed by Klein (Cologne, Germany, 6" refractor) "Intense yellow streak that cast shadows around neighboring features". NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #255.
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=3.
Archimedes 1973 Jan 13 UTC 19:06-19:40 Observed by Theiss (51N, 9.67E, 75mm refractor) "Yellow to green colours at wall of Archimedes, became stronger until 19:09UT, constant brightness until 19:10UT and dissappeared at 19:16UT" Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon & Planets 30, pp53-61.
Proclus 1973 Jan 13 UTC 19:30-19:35 Observed by Krojer (48.25N, 11.5E, 60mm refractor) "North East wall of Proclus extraordinarilly bright, observation interrupted by fog." Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon & Planets 30, pp53-61.
Censorinus 1973 Jan 13 UTC 20:02-20:14 Observed by Leitzinger (48.25N, 11.5E, 60mm refractor) "Censorinus Extraordinarily bright, pure white" Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon & Planets 30, pp53-61.
Proclus 1973 Jan 13 UTC 20:50 Observed by Schnuchel (13.25E, 52.5N, 7x50 binoculars?) "Proclus Brighter than Langrenus". Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler Moon & Planets (1984) Vol 30, pp53-61.
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.
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 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.
Proclus 1989 Jul 13 UT 21:04-21:13 Observed by M.Cook (Frimley, UK, 90mm Quastar Cat., Seeing III, transoparency hazy) and by Moore (Selsey, England) "Following an alert call by Miles concerning the crater Proclus looking different, Cook observed a circular dark patch that filled about half of the eastern half of the crater floor. To cut down the glare a blue filter was then used and a slightly less dark area was seen extending from this in a southerly direction. 8 rays were seen. The dark patch was confirmed by Patrick Moore. However David Darling (USA) who observed a few hours later on 1989 Jul 14 at 03:28 UT could not see this dark patch." BAA Lunar Section observation. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=370 and weight=?. The ALPO/BAA weight=2
Scarcely a trace of nebulae tonight. As long as to June 10 at 2000UT? A little blackness remained. (P. Moore thinks it was a LTP, WSC it was a permanent feature?) Drawing. Seen by Nevelius Emmett, J. Boroughbridge, England. The 2006 Extension catalog by Cameron assigns an ID No. of 4 and a weight of 1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
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.
Aristarchus 1975 Dec 14/15 UT 17:05-00:30 Observed by Foley (Dartford, England, 12" reflector, S=II) and Moore (Sussex, UK, 15" reflector x250 S=IV) and Argent and Brumder (Sussex, UK). In early sunrise conditions, W. wall was less brilliant than usual -- matched only by Sharp, Bianchini, & Marian. Extraordinary detail could be seen on this wall. Also noted intense & distinctly blue color entire length of W. wall. 3 others corroborated detail, but not color. Moore found things normal & saw Aris. brightest at 2030-2125h tho Argent & Brumder made it < Proclus" NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catlog ID #1422. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 2013 Apr 22 UT 01:39-02:37 P. Zeller (Indianapollis, USA, 10" f/4 reflector, x200, seeing 6, Transparency 3 - scattered cirrus) observed visually (depicted in sketch) the two closely spaced NW wall dark bands) to have a rusty-red hue. The colour of these bands did not change over the period of the observing session. Images were taken, but resolution and image S/N is not sufficient to resolve separate bands here, or to detect colour. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1981 Aug 11 at UT21:05-21:36 G. North (England, seeing=poor) detected, in green light, a darkening on the floor of Plato. This effect was not seen elsewhere. J-H Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK) detected on the SSE rim (inner and beyond) a triangle that appeared hazy in a wide range of filters at 21:05UT. However at 21:36UT it was only hazy in green and blue light. No similar effect was seen elsewhere. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=150 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1978 Oct 23 observing period: UT22:00-22:40 A.C. Cook (Frimley, Surrey, UK, 6" reflector, x144, 6mm Ortho eyepiece, seeing IV, red and blue filters used) saw at 22:10 a secctor on thwe western floor to be mainly bright in the red. The surface was bumpy here. The observer at the time commented that this was probably not a TLP, but no precise explanation given. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Torricelli B 1995 Apr 11 UTC 20:15 Observed by North (UK). "Colour moonblink reaction, and crater dull". BAA Lunar Section report. ALP\BAA weight=3.
On 2017 Feb 08 UT 01:45 A.Martini Jr (10" Schmidt-Cassegrain with ASI 120 MC camera +IR filter, Gain 40, Gamma 36, exposure 0.003 sec) saw on a computer monitor screen a flash to far to the west of Herodotus and Aristarchus at the location 54.53W, 23.5N. It had a duration of 0.5 sec and on a brightness scale of 0 = night side of the Moon to 10 = Aristarchus, ranked 7. Unfortunately they were not recording at the time. As there was no confirmation observation and it could be a cosmic ray air shower detection, the ALPO/BAA weight=1
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 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.
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.
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.
In 1962 Dec 09 at UT 07:42 Wildey and Pohn (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" reflector) observed that Aristarchus was 0.80 magnitudes (x2) fainter than average for this age (photometric measurement) Vmag=3.80, average= 3.0. The Cameron 1978 catalog weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
In 1962 Dec 09 at UT 07:36 Wildey and Pohn (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" reflector) observed that Oceanus Procellarum was 1.13 magnitudes brighter than normal. Observation at sunrise and is abnormal if area measured was mare. If it were an east facing wall it would be normal. The Cameron 1978 catalog weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Herodotus 1965 Jun 11 UTC 21:35-21:40 Observed by Porta, Garau (Mallorca, Baleares, 4" refractor x250) "Red glow in crater at 2140, then clouds stopped obs. After clouds, floor was abnormal rose color" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #879. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1992 Feb 16 at UT 01:05-01:35 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 12.5" reflector, seeing=III) found the north rim area to be both very bright and misty - though he did not think it to be a TLP but wanted it to be recorded, just in case. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=440 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus-Herodotus 1970 Apr 18 UT 20:14 Observed by MacKenzie (UK,2.5" refractor x45, seeing Antoniadi I) "Fairly strong blink in a spot 1/2 way between the 2 craters. Drawing (Apollo 13 watch). NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1257. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Torricelli B 2002 Oct 18 UTC 20:56-21:59 Observer: G.North (UK, 8" reflector, x134, Seeing Antoniadi IV, Transparency good) - thought that Torricelli B was perhaps a little brighter than expected, especially when compared to Moltke and Censorinus based upon past recollection of relative brightnesses at this colongitude). Slight bluish tint seen as well. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1965 Jun 12 at UT > 00:00 an unknown observer (Porta?) reported that the area of Herodotus and the Cobra Head expanded and the colour went to rose. The next night the floor was normal. In filters, phenomenon accentuated in orange. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=880 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
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
Gassendi 1972 Feb 27 UT 23:15-00:10 Observed by A.Kemp (Cheshire, UK, 8.5" reflector x286) "Suspicion of blink between Gass. c.p. & Gass A. Clouds prevented confirm. Hedley-Robinson didn't see anything unusual earlier (20:00-20:20)." Note that the duration of the event, or indeed precise UT at which it was seen is not given. NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1324. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1985 Sep 27 at UT 20:55 M. Mobberley (Suffolk, UK) found that the brightness of Torricelli B varied and starlike points seen in the crater. There is no Cameron 2006 catalog entry for this TLP report. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Proclus 1973 Jan 17 UTC 21:35 Observed by Coates and Neville (both in England, 8" reflector x240) "Walls brilliant, dull white spot seen just S. of center of floor. Not nearly as bright as walls." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalogue ID #1359.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 1994 Apr 25 at UT11:08 B. Soulsby (Australia) found a darkening on the north floor of Copernicus crater. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1985 Sep 28 UTC 20:54-23:52 P.W. Foley (Suffolk, UK) found (actually before 20:54 UT) brightness variance in Torricelli B. J.D. Cook (Frimley, UK) observed a brief blue coloured patch somewhere in the Torricelli B region, but could not pin it down precisely. At 22:50UT M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 30cm reflector, seeing III - occasionally V, transparency moderate to good) Found the crater to have an elongated appearance (in SSW-NNE direction) in white light, similar to the previous night. A bright elongated spot was seen on the NNE floor, close to where the wall should be. Not able to define the rim. There was a very dark surrounding area to the crater, similar to what it was on the previous night (roughly 1/4 brightness of Censorinus). 23:04UT brighter in yellow, then red, then blue. At 23:10 it was seen that blue filter dulled the crater - this was odd because both Censorinus and Proclus were brighter in blue, which is what he would normally expect. At23:15 UT Censorinus was brighter in blue, then yellow then red filters and some orange spurious colour seen to the south of Censorinus. At 23:23UT no spurious colour seen on Proclus or Censorinus. 23:46UT Torricelli B elongated as before, but a very faint ray might have been seen to the south west of the rim. This report is not in the 2006 Cameron catalog. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1959 Mar 24 UT 04:35-05:15 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector x180, S=3, T=5) "Strong blue & blue-viol. gl. on E.wall, EWBS, SWBS with intermittent display. At this time he noted in his 5-in L a total disappearance of viol. gl. & reappear. 1 min. later. Altogether, found 4 such occurences in his records, in '54, '57, ' & '59." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #716. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plato 1921 Nov 15? UT 20:00? Observed by Chernov (Russia, 2" refractor x94) "Temporary increase in brightness of the light band at bottom noted close to FM. Crater actively noted in Oct. 10." NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #384.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
In 1942 Feb 02 at UT 18:20-19:15 Y.W.I. Fisher (Brussels, Belgium) a whitish glow near the Earthlit limb, near to Kepler (37W, 7N). The duration of the event was 55 min. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=488 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. Ref. p220-221 IAU Symposium No. 14 - The Moon.
Plato - Hibbard (Orlando, FL, USA, 2.5 inch refractor, NASA catalog quotes: "Whole crater had a bluish tinge, (photos obtained but out-of-focus -- chrom. aberr?" - NASA catalog weight=1, NASA catalog ID 903. 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
Torricelli B 2002 Oct 23/24 UT 23:25-23:52 Observed by Clive Brook (Plymouth, UK, 60 mm OG x120 + prism) "Observed that Torricelli was very diffuse and Tor B showing shadow ? observer considered a shadow perhaps a little surprising this far from the terminator. Nothing unusual seen by M.Cook at 23:52UT or by A Cook at 00:40-00:52 and indeed other craters did appear to have shadows this far from the terminator ? so perhaps only unusual aspect of the original observation that could not be checked due to poor seeing by the latter observer was the fuzziness. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Proclus 1973 Jan 21/22 UTC 23:57-00:25 Observed by Muller (located at 51.42N 8.75E) "Proclus much brighter than Cenorinus" 50mm refractor used. Ref Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon and Planets Vol 30 p53-61.
On 1982 Jul 09 at UT 01:05-01:25 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 12.5"? reflector, seeing III) found that Aristarchus was very bright and slightly blue. Cameron comments that Moore's eyesight is not very blue sensitive. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=175 and weight= 4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Jul 09 at UT01:05-01:25 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 12.5" reflector, seeing=III) found that Grimaldi A was the 2nd brightest feature on the Moon, and that there was colour detected with a Moon blink device on the floor of Grimaldi. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=175 and the weight= 4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
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.
Lictenberg Area 1940 Oct 19 UT 07:11 Observed by Barcroft (Madera, CA, 6" reflector) Pronounced reddish-brown or orange color. Less marked than previous night, & slight on 22nd. See #'s 477; 478". NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #476. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1970 Apr 24 UTC 07:00 Observed by Thomas
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.
Alphonsus 1958 Nov 29 UTC 22:00? Observed by Wilkins (Kent, UK, 15" reflector) "Near site of Kozyrev's outbreak saw a circular patch, black pit center, & red, round masses all around it." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #708.ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1980 Sep 28 at UT05:00-07:00 W. Steed (Ocean City, MD, USA, 3" refractor, x45 and x220) detected a "tower-like" feature on the east rim of Mouchez crater, and appeared about 2-3x higher than other mountains nearby. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=112 and the weight=1. 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.
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.
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.
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.