TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: Ukraine - Kiev



Ill is percentage illumination of the Moon
*Indicates a repeat illumination and libration event to within +/- 1 deg for both
A non-* indicates just repeat illumination to within +/-0.5 deg


2018-May-01 UT 00:00-02:39 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1977-7-1 *

     P Moore, Selsey, Sussex, UK, used a 5" x250 scope and between
     23:50UT on Jul 1st 1977 and 00:10UT on Jul 2nd 1977 observed
     Aristarchus. The south wall of the crater was reddish, extending 
     down to the outer south east wall (IAU). However seeing was no 
     better than III-IV and he was 99% sure that the colour was 
     spurious. His report was submitted only in case any other 
     observers reported something similar. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-01 UT 00:43-00:45 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Mellor on 1978-5-22

     Aristarchus was not normal, but all the following features were: Mare 
     Crisium, Proclus, Sinus Iridium, Grimaldi, and Tycho. Observed by 
     Mellor and Fitton, UK. Observer notes that Aristarchus is brighter than 
     Tycho when normal. Estimated variation was 25%. However the Moon was 
     low and the Moon was yellow. Despite this the observer decided that the 
     effect was real. Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=32 and weight=2. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-01 UT 22:08-23:23 Ill=96% Alhazen_Alpha observed by Daw on 1972-10-23

     Alphazen Alpha 1972 Oct 23 UT 22:10?-22:13? (Stoke-on-Trent, UK, 
     21cm Newtonian, x217, seeing very good). Flickering colours seen 
     on the north field of Alhazen Alpha mountain. Above UTs 
     estimated by the observer, but the duration of the effect was 3 
     minutes. Colouration centred on the hills that run north to 
     south between Mare Anguis and Mare Crisium. The colour 
     alternated from east to west about 2 or 3 times per second. The 
     colour was not apparent to the north or south, or indeed on any 
     other features. Telescope field of view moved, but effect stayed 
     in the same place on the Moon. Moon't terminator scanned for 15 
     minutes afterwards, but the effect did not recur. The colour 
     seen was mostly red, with a band of orange, and a strip of 
     yellow nearest the hills, the proportions being 6:2:1. The bands 
     seemed to arc up steep above the Moon's surface and flatten out 
     over the mare surface either side of the hill features. No 
     filters were used in the observation. Observer suspects some 
     kind of diffraction spectrum to explain the larger dispersion in 
     the red end of the spectrum. ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2018-May-01 UT 22:39-23:42 Ill=96% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Gruithuisen_F on 1824-11-8

     Schroter's Valley: Cobra Head 1824 Nov 08 UTC 00:00? Observed by 
     Gruithuisen (Munich, Germany) "Mingling of all colors in small spots. 
     Described a violet glimmer near Cobra Head & plateau that spreads; 
     starts just after sunrise. Cameron 1978 catalog weight=4 and catalog 
     ID=103. The ALPO/BAA catalog weight=3.


2018-May-01 UT 22:43-00:34 Ill=96% Plato observed by Gledhill on 1870-3-18

     Plato 1870 Mar 19 UT 00:00? Observed by Gledhill? (halifax, England, 
     9" refractor) "Same group (of craters) as in Feb. illuminated. (if 
     phase same as Apr. 1970 then date is Mar 19" NASA catalog weight=2 
     (low). NASA catalog ID #165.


2018-May-01 UT 22:52-00:48 Ill=96% Mons_Vinogradov observed by Bakowski_T on 2006-1-16

     On 2006 Jan 16 at 05:44UT T. Bakowski (Orchard Park, NY, USA) observed 
     a round dark object in 1 of 21 frames from a camera. The exposure was 
     1/250th sec. Seeing conditions were bad. The dark spot is east of Mons 
     Vinogradov, at or near crater J. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-01 UT 23:10-00:49 Ill=96% Schickard observed by Moore_P on 1939-8-2

     Schickard 1939 Aug 02 UT 00:01 Observed by Moore (England, 
     12?" reflector) "Floor milky, walls almost vis. 2 bright pts. 
     in area. not extending to extreme w.part of floor" NASA 
     catalog ID #456. NASA catalog weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-01 UT 23:51-00:49 Ill=96% Proclus observed by Bartlett on 1958-7-3

     Proclus 1958 Jul 03 UT 06:18-07:15 Obsrved by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 5" reflector, x180, S=5, T=3) "Proc. C a remarkable phenom. of 
     which he is certain. At beginning of obs. C was 5 deg bright & 
     conspicuous -- its normal appearance at or nr. SS. At 0620 it suddenly 
     became dull so as to almost vanish. By 0640 C was very dull-- 3.5 deg. 
     An indep. check was made at 0715 with same instru. & it was still at 
     3.5 deg. Note C does not mean Proclus C but a notation system developed 
     by Bartlett for features in and around Proclus". Cameron's 1978
     NASA catalog weight=4 (high). Cameron's 1978 NASA catalog ID #688.
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-02 UT 00:19-00:49 Ill=96% Cleomedes_A observed by Brook_C on 1993-9-2

     On 1993 Sep 02 UT2250-23:30 C. Brook (Plymouth, UK, 70mm 
     refractor, x100, seeing=III) noted that Cleomedes A was 
     exceptionally bright and compared it with plate 4C in Henry 
     Hatfield's Atlas. He had noticed it was bright earlier in the 
     evening, but his attention was drawn to it at 22:50UT. By 
     23:07UT it was dimmer, with patches of cloud coming up and a 
     slight deterioration in seeing. By 22:30 UT the crater was no 
     longer exceptionally bright. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=466 and 
     weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-02 UT 00:31-00:49 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Cook_MC on 1990-12-3

     On 1990 Dec 03 at UT23:00-01:30 M.C. Cook (Frimley, Surrey, UK) noticed 
     that the central peak of Aristarchus was quite bright and extended to a 
     circular region in the east in the crater "sprout" area - Cameron 
     suggests that this is Bartletts self defined EWBS area?. Beyond the rim 
     to the east was very bright. However no colour effect was seen in 
     filters. A sketch was supplied. Cameron notes the coincidence of 
     perigee and full Moon. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID is 416 and the 
     weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-02 UT 00:33-00:49 Ill=96% Proclus observed by Bartlett on 1955-10-3

     Proclus 1955 Oct 03 UTC 02:10-02:40 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA, 5" reflector x180, S=1-0?, T=4) "Proc. D (his ID) normally a 
     bright white spot on E. floor disappared as a dark spot, I=2.5 & barely 
     disting. from 3deg gray. In July lunation it was seen as normal bright 
     spot at col. 347.57, 359.36, 36.74 & 61.83 but vanished after 61.83. 
     C.p. abnormally dark & close to floor intensity. At 1st failed to find 
     it I=2.5 whereas it is normally 5.0." The cameron 1978 catalog ID=616 
     and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-02 UT 20:46-21:38 Ill=92% Gassendi observed by Haas_W on 1940-7-22 *

     Gassendi 1940 Jul 22 UT 05:00 Observed by Haas (NM?, USA, 12" 
     reflector?) "Largest bright spot in SE part of floor had I=8.6, 
     but 6+ on other dates. (see #472, 474 & 475). (8.6 is normal?)" 
     NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #469. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-18 UT 17:37-18:27 Ill=14% Promontorium_Agarum observed by Middleton_RW on 1967-1-14

     Cape Agarum 1967 Jan 14 UT 17:17-17:35 Observed by Middleton, 
     Colchester, England, 4" refractor, x240, S=G) "Cape was hazy or 
     obscured whereas Piccard, Pierce, & Cape Olivium were quite clear. Has 
     seen this area obscured many times" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). 
     NASA catalog ID #1008.


2018-May-18 UT 17:37-17:38 Ill=14% Taruntius observed by Osawa on 1968-12-23

     On 1968 Dec 23 at UT 08:40-08:45 Osawa (Kyoto-Ken, Japan, 8" 
     reflector, x167 and x212, S=3-4, saw Taruntius crater (and a 
     wrinkle ridge) to be bright through a red filter. Cameron 
     mentions that this was during the Apollo 8 watch. The Cameron 
     1978 catalog ID=1108 and weight=3? The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-18 UT 17:37-18:27 Ill=14% Gassendi observed by Kilburn on 1969-1-22

     On 1969 Jan 22 at UT 00:10-00:30 Kilburn (England, UK, 6" reflector 
     x192, English Moon Blink device) observed a colour blink on the outer 
     east wall of Gassendi. Cameron says: "in dark!". The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=1117 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.  


2018-May-18 UT 17:37-17:53 Ill=14% Aristarchus observed by Mackey on 1971-10-22

     Aristarchus 1971 Oct 22 UT 19:43-19:56 A.Mackay (Hatton, UK, 15cm 
     reflector, x50) observed a pale pink on the W(IAU?) half of 
     Aristarchus and a pale shade of blue on the E(IAU?) half. The 
     effect faded from 19:56UT onwards and had gone 2 minutes later. 
     No information on whether other craters exhibited this effect, 
     given. Burgess, who observed later did not see any colour. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-18 UT 17:37-18:08 Ill=14% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1980-4-18

     On 1980 Apr 16 at UT 20:00-22:20 P.W. Foley (Kent,UK, 12" reflector, 
     seeing II-III) found that Aristarchus could barely be seen. Therefore 
     it was not possible to take CED brightness measurements. Strangely 
     Cassini, Kepler, Plato and Mons Pico could be seen. However at 
     20:16 UT St Elmo fire-like flashes were seen coming from the interior 
     south east corner of Aristarchus at 20:16 UT and then the brightnesss 
     spread to fill the rest of he crater. Duration was about 5-20 sec 
     (Cameron comments: atmospheric effects?). The crater reached peak 
     brightness at 20:17UT (CED reading of 8). Foley comments that the 
     crater rim and area 16-24km around this (including Herodoyus) had a 
     translucent radiance. However at 20:25UT the brightness reduced 
     (including Herodotus) down to CED 3, however the blue radiance 
     remained. At 21:07UT Foley saw a star-like flash in the south east of 
     the floor (CED 3-4). Grimaldi was found to be of constant brightness by 
     comparison using the CED Brightness=2). At 20:20UT Amery (Reading, UK) 
     found Aristarchus to be a well visible circular fluorescent patch. At 
     20:40 Amery found the region between Aristarchus and Herodoutus was 
     glowing - appeared almost as a flare from Aristarchus and by 20:55UT 
     there was also a flare to the west of Aristarchus. At 20:27 Madej 
     (Huddersfield) detected only a slight glow from Aristarchus and the 
     region affected was small - indeed the glow had gone by 20:46. At 20:40 
     Ricketts detected a "continuous blue emission" - this had a cycle of 5-
     10 sec (Cameron comments: atmosphere?). Saxton (Leeds, UK) detected at 
     20:42 "translucent effects and variations" at 20:42 noticed a star-like 
     point. At 19:00-21:40 M. Price (Camberley, UK) decided that Aristarchus 
     was fainter in brightness than normal. Peters observed a faint nebulous 
     spot at at 20:25-21:00 that changed in brightness in an irregular way. 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=86 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2018-May-18 UT 17:37-18:33 Ill=14% Cassini observed by Amery_GW on 1980-4-18

     On 1980 Apr 18 at UT20:55 G. Amery (Reading, UK, 10" reflector, 50-
     200x, seeing III) individual features not seen near Cassini. Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=86 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-18 UT 18:31-18:33 Ill=14% Taruntius observed by Madej_P on 1980-4-18

     Taruntius on 1980 Apr 18 UT 22:33 P.Madej (Huddersfield, UK) 
     noticed that this crater changed from dark black to almost a 
     light grey over a period of about 30 seconds. Observation 
     started at 22:27 and ended at 22:37. When the observer saw this 
     effect in that 10min period is not given, so the UT above is the 
     nid UT of the observing period. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-18 UT 18:24-18:35 Ill=14% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-May-19 UT 17:39-19:04 Ill=23% Moon observed by Marokwic on 1881-9-27

     On 1881 Sep 27 at UT 19:00 Marokwic (South Africa) observed a comet-
     like object pulling across the Mon. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=225 and 
     the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-19 UT 17:39-18:06 Ill=23% Atlas observed by Osawa on 1968-12-24

     Atlas 1968 Dec 24 at UT 09:15-10:45 Osawa (Kyoto-Ken, Japan, 8" 
     reflector, 9mm Ortho, Seeing=5, later worse) saw a slight 
     brownish hue on the northern shadowy bed in the crater. It was 
     difficult to see the difference between the glow and chromatic 
     aberation of the eyepiece. The tint never showed up in filters. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-19 UT 17:39-18:28 Ill=23% Aristarchus observed by Madej_P on 1980-4-19

     On 1980 Apr 19 at UT 20:37-20:49) P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 
     77mm refractor, x83 and x111) at 20:37 UT saw a slight glow at 
     x83, quite small in size. At 20:46UT no glow was seen at x83. 
     At 20:49 a slight glow seen again, but unclear and 
     illdefined - appeared larger in area at x111. Observatons 
     ceased at 21:56 dues to clid. ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-May-19 UT 17:39-18:31 Ill=23% Taruntius observed by Buczynski_DG on 1980-4-19

     On 1980 Apr 19 at UT20:30-22:59. The following is quoted from the 
     Cameron 2006 catalog.... "(Buczynski) alerted by colleague (Greenwood) 
     who used filters W15 (IR), W25 (red), W44A (blue), & W58 (UV) and had 
     located a possible blink in it. (Bucz) used W15, W44A & W25. C.P was 
     very bright in W25 (red), dull but vis. In W44A (blue) & floor was 
     noticibly darker in W44A than in W25. Bright cp vis. In W15 & floor was 
     of a light shade. Other craters checked for color, none found. In 44A 
     floor lost some definition (gas?). Sketches from Bucz. & Greenwood. 
     (Pedler) at 2140, floor area around cp was seen in white & red as 
     normal but blink was vis in white, darker in blue. Checks of other 
     features were negative. (Amery) small dark center & small dark area - 
     not shadow - under S wall. N wall obscured by dark area extending N 
     onto surrounding mare. (normal?) which was difficult to focus (gas?). 
     At 2155 N wall now sharper & dark area less intense. Craterlet Cameron 
     in N wall clearly seen which was invisible 1/2 h earlier. (Saxton) 
     whole crater flashed and blinked at 2155. Could see detail in brighter 
     W 1/2 of crater - not seen earlier. At 2205 seeing poor, at 2215 it was 
     normal. (Blair) at 2155 used red & blue filters & in blue it was darker
     than in red. W. wall not well defined. (J. Cook) saw spurious color on 
     N & S rims. Saw a pink tinge on SE rim. (A. Cook) saw spur. Color on 
     most craters as seeing deteriorated. Got a blink on SE region > red 
     than blue". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=87 and the weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-19 UT 19:18-19:29 Ill=24% Proclus observed by Marchart on 1971-1-1

     Proclus 1971 Jan 01 UTC 19:00-20:25 Observed by Marchart (Aldershot, 
     England, 8" refractor x500). "Color patch on N wall, red & green on 
     inside, even tho eyepieces were rotated & changed. (chrom aberr. ?) 
     (experienced observer)." NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog 
     ID #1280.


2018-May-19 UT 18:26-19:31 Ill=24% Earthshine: (radio) Omicron Cetids: ZHR=medium

2018-May-20 UT 17:40-17:54 Ill=34% Copernicus observed by Cook_JD on 1980-4-20

     On 1980 Apr 20 at UT20:05-21:02 J.D. Cook (Frimley, UK, 12" reflector, 
     x60, seeing III-IV) at the start of this session found some bright 
     spots in the area of Copernicus, and at 21:02 detected some flashes in 
     this region. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=88 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-May-20 UT 17:40-19:01 Ill=34% Fracastorius observed by Robinson_JH on 1980-4-20

     On 1980 Apr 20 at UT21:12-22:45 J-H Robinson (Teighmouth, UK, 10.5" 
     reflector, x180) found, using a Moon Blink device, evidence of colour 
     on the flor patches of Fracastorius crater, brighter in blue than in 
     red. Also the floor to center varied in brightness in blue and in red. 
     Peters observed in white light and found the south east-south wall had 
     a slight orange cast and when a Moon blink was used it was less bright 
     in blue than in red light. M. Cook found spurious colour on the south 
     rim and also on Mons Pico. There was a colour blink reaction on the 
     southeast floor of Fracastorius - this was both faint and blurred and 
     not seen in white light. A.C Cook detected the permanent blink in the 
     south east floor of the crater at 21:47 and a fainter one in the north 
     west (marginally brighter in red than in blue). J.D. Cook found no 
     colour with the Moon blink device. 21:22-22:10 P.W. Foley got a strong 
     colour reaction with the Moon Blink device - brighter in red than in 
     blue and detected a pink colour visually on the south east wall 22:10-
     22:45 (this did not give a blink effect though). Cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=88 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-20 UT 17:40-18:16 Ill=34% Grimaldi observed by Price_M on 1980-4-20

     On 1980 Apr 20 at UT20:27 M.Price (Camberley, UK) saw a flash in the 
     Grimaldi-Aristarchus area. Cameron 2006 catalog TLP ID=88 and weight=4. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-20 UT 17:40-19:27 Ill=34% Petavius observed by Blair_G on 1980-4-20

     On 1980 Apr 20 at UT21:38-21:50, Blair of Renfrewshire, Scotland (used 
     an 8" reflector and seeing=III) saw three patches in Petavius and they 
     could still be seen 7 minutes later. At 21:50UT he used a filter and 
     found the "northern one was brighter in blue, the southern one was 
     brighter in red and the central one was the same shad ein both 
     filters." Cameron comments that the central patch was a permananent 
     one. She then goes onto say that the crater is described as having dark 
     patches that are opposite to what one would expect from Fitton's theory 
     applied to dark features. Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=88 and 
     weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2018-May-20 UT 18:28-20:18 Ill=35% Earthshine: (radio) Omicron Cetids: ZHR=medium

2018-May-21 UT 17:41-18:21 Ill=45% Torricelli_B observed by Braga_R on 2001-4-29

     On 2001 Apr 29 at UT 20:50 R. Braga (Italy) reported that without any 
     filter, the brightness of the east wall of Torricelli B was halfway 
     Torricelli C (faintest) and Moltke (brightest). By insering a Wratten 
     25 red filter though, the crater was slightly more evident. However 
     using a blue Wratten 39A filter, the crater vanished completely, whilst 
     Toricelli C remained. The ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2018-May-21 UT 19:37-20:48 Ill=46% Aristarchus observed by Butler_FC on 1981-3-12

     On 1981 Mar 12 at UT 19:25-20:30 Butler (of Brixton, UK, using a 
     10" reflector at 32-64x) noticed that Aristarchus was not 
     visible, although the Earthshine was very obvious. Foley (of 
     Kent, UK, and using  12" reflector) noticed that the crater was 
     only just visible but Plato could definitely be seen. Cameron's 
     2006 TLP extension catalog ID=125 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-May-21 UT 20:04-20:55 Ill=46% Messier observed by Klein_HJ on 1878-11-1

     Messier 1878 Nov 01 UT 20:00? Observed by Kleis (Cologne, Germany, 6" 
     refractor?) "Shaped like a half moon with E. edge missing. Appeared 
     diffuse. Messier A was sharp & completely defined. Was sure there was 
     fog there. Next day same appear. Shadow was diffused before noon, Mess. 
     A is more yellow after noon, greener near Mess. A noon, both are same 
     color." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #206.
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-21 UT 18:29-20:57 Ill=47% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-May-22 UT 17:43-18:33 Ill=57% Alphonsus observed by Lenham_AP on 1952-11-24

     Alphonsus 1952 Nov 24 UT 18:00 A.P. Lenham (Swindon, UK, 3-
     inch efractor x120) noted that the usual dark spots were not 
     visible, but floor ridges and craterlets were surperbly seen. 
     This may not be a TLP but has been given a TLP category as it 
     is a curious appearance and needs to be verified on a repeat 
     repeat illumination apeparance. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-22 UT 17:43-18:17 Ill=57% SE_Limb observed by Rohslberger_R on 1980-4-22

     On 1980 Apr 22 at UT20:30 R.Rohslberger (Hittfield, (near Hamburg) West 
     Germany, 8" reflector, x170 25mm occular used, 300mm focal length?) 
     took some photographs using projection. One of these recorded an 
     apparent "ejecta curtain". Cameron considered lens flare, but the other 
     photographs did not show this. If real then the plume was at a height 
     of ~40km and the ray was ~130km. Cameron concludes that this was an 
     impact photograph. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=90 and the weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-22 UT 17:43-19:15 Ill=57% W_Limb observed by Miles_H on 1987-1-7

     On 1987 Jan 07 at UT19:10-20:30 H.Miles of Cornwall, UK saw two bright 
     patches were seen in Earthshine at clock positions of 4 (this patch was 
     defined by the dark limb and the brightness faded inwards to the disk, 
     over a short distance. "Centred at 60 deg along the limb from the north 
     - a sketch showed approximately 10-15 deg along it") and 5:30 (this 
     second patch was smaller and not so bright as the first patch - it was 
     west of the north pole. P. Foley (Kent, UK) also detcted the patches 
     and said that one was not far from the sunrise terminator. 
     The Cameron 2006 Extension catalog gives this TLP an ID of 291 and a 
     weight of 2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-22 UT 18:47-20:41 Ill=57% Alphonsus observed by Hopp on 1972-9-15

     Alphonsus 1972 Sep 15 UTC 18:48-18:56 Observed by Hopp (13.25E, 52.5N, 
     75mm refractor) "Diffuse white to blue area within the crater - not 
     sure" T=4, S=4. Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler Moon & Planets (1984) Vol 30, 
     pp53-61.


2018-May-22 UT 19:35-21:20 Ill=57% Werner observed by Lippert_RM on 1953-9-16

     On 1953 Sep 16 UT03:00 R.M. Lippert (San Diego, CA, USA, 20cm 
     Cassegrain reflector, x90)saw a bright magnitude 1 flash on the 
     Moon, that was probably on the east rim of Werner(?) crater. It 
     is unclear if the observer meant it was really magnitude 1, or 
     was what a magnitude 1 star would have looked like. The flash 
     was yellow-orange in colour. Observation described in the 
     "Observations and Comments" column in the December, 1953 
     Strolling Astronomer (Vol. 7, No. 12), on page 170. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-May-22 UT 19:59-21:27 Ill=57% Messier observed by Klein_HJ on 1878-11-2

     Messier 1878 Nov 02 UT 20:00? Observed by Kleis (Cologne, Germany, 6" 
     refractor?) "Shaped like a half moon with E. edge missing. Appeared 
     diffuse. Messier A was sharp & completely defined. Was sure there was 
     fog there. Next day same appear. Shadow was diffused before noon, Mess. 
     A is more yellow after noon, greener near Mess. A noon, both are same 
     color." NASA catalog weight=4 (very high). NASA catalog ID #206.


2018-May-22 UT 20:05-21:27 Ill=58% Proclus observed by Darling_D on 1989-12-5

     On 1989 Dec 05 D. Darling of Sun Praire, WI, USA, saw two dark spots on 
     the SE floor of Proclus. The first dark spot was seen through  3" 
     refractor and then also through a 12.5" reflector (35x and 154x). 
     Seeing was S=10 and T=5. He noticed that at 23:00UT the wall spot was 
     less well defined. Darling also comments that he observed reflecting 
     glint, almost as if from a glass surface - he had not seen this effect 
     before. A telephone alert was issued and Caruso verified the spots. 
     Cameron comments that the spots were not shadows because the Sun was at 
     an altitude of 52 deg at Proclus at the time and she states that the 
     steepest slope ever mesured on the Moon was 52 deg and not inside 
     Proclus. Other observers observing were: Weier (6.5" refractor x284 and 
     S=3/10), Caruso (8" reflector x100), and Cameron. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog extesnion ID was 382 and the weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-22 UT 20:21-21:27 Ill=58% Dawes observed by Thornton_FH on 1948-2-17

     Dawes 1948 Feb 17 UT  19:30 Observed by Thornton (Northwick, England, 
     18" reflector) "Did not see c.p. saw cleft-like streaks from SW crest 
     to E, shadow." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #501.


2018-May-22 UT 20:31-21:27 Ill=58% Curtis observed by Williams_AS on 1882-8-21

     Williams of the UK, on 1882 Aug 21 at 19:30UT (Moon's age 7.9 
     days) noticed a spot at least half as bright, and as large as 
     Picard, near to Picard crater. This observation was reported 
     in the Astronomical Register of the Royal Astronomical Society 
     and is not included in the Cameron catalogs. It is one of many 
     measurements of the brightness of this spot for different 
     illumination angles and is one of three outlying brightness 
     points spotted on a graph by Willaims. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-22 UT 20:31-21:27 Ill=58% Pickering observed by Collier on 1971-1-4

     Pickering 1971 Jan 04 UTC 20:29-20:37 Observed by Collier (London, 
     England) "Between Saunder and Rhaeticus, apparently coming from Pick. 
     After 2027h it dimished with extraordinary swiftness, like a light goes 
     out. (experienced observer)" NASA catalog weight=?. NASA catalog ID #
     1281. Note that this crater was previously called E.C. Pickering before 
     the IAU renamed some craters.


2018-May-23 UT 17:44-19:16 Ill=67% N_Pole observed by Harris on 1912-1-28

     North (?) (left) Cusp 1912 Jan 28 UT 00:00 (27th 20:00 L.T.) Observed 
     by Harris (Philadelphia? Pennsylvania?, naked eye?): Intensely black 
     curved object 400x240km, shaped like a "crow". Cameron 1978 weight=1 
     (very low) and ID=334. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-23 UT 17:44-18:10 Ill=67% Pallas observed by Stuart_L on 1953-11-15

     Pallas-Schroter 1953 Nov 13 UTC 02:00 Observed by L.Stuart (USA) 
     "Saw and photographed a bright spot on term. between these two 
     craters. Used Kodak 103aF3." NASA catalog weight=5 and catalog 
     ID #559. ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2018-May-23 UT 17:44-19:04 Ill=67% Aristarchus observed by Loocks on 1969-11-18

     On 1969 Nov 18 at UT 04:22 Loocks (Valparaiso, Chile, 12" reflector) 
     observed a flash of light of magnitude 12. Cameron speculates a meteor 
     and mentions the apollo 12 watch. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1214 and 
     weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-23 UT 17:44-18:12 Ill=67% Eratosthenes observed by Galdies_C on 2012-8-25

     On 2012 Aug 25 UT1944-1952 Eratosthenes crater was imaged by C. 
     Galdies (Malta,Nexstar 8SE, Philips SPC 900NC camera). 4 
     Registaxed images were produced covering 19:45, 19:48, 19:49, 
     and 19:51. All but the first image, once first order spurious 
     colour had been removed, showed orange on the shaded terraces on 
     the western illuminated rim (similar to what Paul Abel and 
     others saw in 2009, albeit just confined to the NW rim), and the 
     interior floor shadow was slightly smaller in red light. However 
     orange colour was also seen on the eastern side of mountains to 
     the south of the crater, which infers that the spurios colour 
     removal did not fully acomplish its main goal. The effects were 
     not caused by the registax software as the orange colour is 
     visible on individual images. Although probably the colour is 
     not lunar in orgin, its explanation is not fully explaianed, 
     therfore an ALPO/BAA weight of 1 is used for now.


2018-May-23 UT 17:44-19:37 Ill=67% Eratosthenes observed by Longshaw_N on 2017-5-4

     Eratosthenes: On 2017 May 04 UT 21:50-22:10 N. Longshaw (BAA, 
     UK, 78mm APO refractor, x125 & x175, seeing II-III, 
     transparency Good). A brownish (orange) tint was seen on the 
     inner NW wall light terraces - this was immediately obvious 
     when first looking at the crater, but as time progressed the 
     effect became less bright. Other craters were checked for 
     similar coloured tints, but none were seen elsewhere on the 
     Moon. UAI observers in Italy (F. Taggogna & A. Tonon) had been 
     imaging the region in colour 17:57-21:47, but their images do 
     not show any colour on the inner NW rim terraces, the their 
     last image is 3 min before Longshaw saw the colour. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-23 UT 17:56-19:52 Ill=68% Eratosthenes observed by Hill_H on 1947-1-30

     Eratosthenes 1947 Jan 30 Mean Col. 16deg. Observed by Hill (UK) "Main 
     peak of massive central mountain group appeared to be in a shadowless 
     having regard to it's claimed height of 6,600 ft. The whole of the 
     floor to the west should have still been in darkness. Instead 
     immediately to the west was a dark (intensity 1.5-2) region extending 
     almost to the foot of the bright inner wall and very diffuse in 
     outline. The observation could not be followed through due to 
     increasing cloud, but on the following night all was normal."


2018-May-23 UT 19:16-21:10 Ill=68% Aristarchus observed by Tempel on 1886-6-10

     On 1886 Jun 10 at UT 21:00 (estimated) Tempel of Germany, saw a star-
     like light (Cameron comments that the reference in the Middlehurst 
     catalog is wrong). Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=4. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-May-23 UT 19:50-21:52 Ill=68% Proclus observed by Cook_MC on 1981-5-12 *

     On 1981 May 12 UT 22:00? M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK and using a 12" 
     reflector), noticed that Censorinus was very bright, fuzzy and 
     occasionally brighter than Proclus. However both Foley (Kent, UK) and 
     Amery (Reading, UK) using a C.E.D. found that Proclus was brighter than 
     Censorinus as it had been during April and May 1981. However Chapman 
     obtained the reverse of this. Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=138 and 
     weught=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-23 UT 20:35-22:44 Ill=68% Censorinus observed by Cook_MC on 1981-5-12 *

     On 1981 May 12 UT 22:45-2325 M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK and using 
     a 12" reflector), noticed that Censorinus was very bright, 
     fuzzy and occasionally brighter than Proclus. However both 
     Foley (Kent, UK) and Amery (Reading, UK) using a C.E.D. found 
     that Proclus was brighter than Censorinus as it had been 
     during April and May 1981. However Chapman obtained the 
     reverse of this. Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=138 and 
     weught=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-23 UT 20:50-21:52 Ill=68% Proclus observed by Darling_D on 1989-12-6

     On 1989 Dec 06 at 23:09-23:34UT D. Darling of Sun Praire, WI, USA (3" 
     refractor x36 and x90, and then a 12.5" reflector at x64, S=7/10 and T=
     4, saw dark spots in Proclus (not as dark as those from 5th Dec 1989). 
     Two telescopes were used and the bigger of these revealed some shading 
     on the floor of Proclus approximately a third as intense as he had seen 
     the previous night. A sketch was made. The TLP finished by 22:34UT. 
     Cameron comments that the dark patches could not be due to shadow as 
     the altitude of the Sun was too high at proclus. The Cameron 2006 
     extension catalog ID=383 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-24 UT 17:45-18:06 Ill=77% Alphonsus observed by Argus on 1969-11-19

     Alphonsus 1969 Nov 19 UT 03:30 Observed by Argus/Astronet (CA?, USA) 
     Brightening in W. rim & S. central floor, seen by 2 obs. (Apollo 12 
     watch)" NASA catalog weight 3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1219.


2018-May-24 UT 17:45-18:47 Ill=77% Plato observed by Brook_C on 2005-12-10

     Plato 2005 Dec 10 UT 20:46 Observed by Brook (Plymouth, UK, 4" 
     refractor. Conditions excellent with the Moon at a high altitude) "2 
     second duration white flash seen on the floor of the crater" - BAA 
     Lunar Section Report.


2018-May-24 UT 19:22-21:18 Ill=78% Plato observed by Petek on 1980-4-24

     On 1980 Apr 24 at 23:35UT Marco Petek (Porto Alegre, Brazil, 
     using a 7.5" refractor noticed that the center of Plato was 
     bright and opaque and the observer thought it was similar in 
     appearance to Linne. A sketch was made and two other observers 
     confirmed the appearance. Cameron mentions that Petek is an 
     experienced observer. Cameron 2006 catalog extension TLP ID=91 
     and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-24 UT 19:27-20:58 Ill=78% Messier observed by Kelsey on 1966-12-22

     Messier and A 1966 Dec 22 UT 06:00-06:30 Observed by Kelsey (Riverside, 
     CA, USA, 8" reflector, x200, S=G, T=P) "Blinks on floors of both 
     craters (blink device not stated)" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA 
     catalaog ID #1004.


2018-May-24 UT 20:02-21:58 Ill=78% Torricelli_B observed by Moseley_R on 1985-3-1

     On 1985 mar 01 at 20:00UT? Moseley noticed a violet band (tapering to 
     an apex close to the crater centre and merged with the eastern 
     exterior) around Toricelli B, however M. Cook (Frimley, UK) had seen a 
     dusky band(England, UK) on an earlier photo. There was no terminator 
     shadow in the crater. Cameron 2006 Catalog Extension TLP ID=260 aqnd 
     weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-24 UT 20:07-22:03 Ill=78% Censorinus observed by Druzdov on 1927-4-11

     Censorinus-Maskelyne 1927 Apr 11/12 UTC 23:00-01:00? Observed by 
     Druzdov (Russia) "2 luminescent pts. observed. Not vis. at same sun 
     angle on May 7 & 12th. Not vis. on photos of Barn in 5/23/63" NASA 
     catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #393.


2018-May-24 UT 21:27-22:13 Ill=78% Carlini_D observed by Collins_M on 2004-1-2

     2004 Jan 02 UT 09:05 (approx) M. Collins (Palmeston North, New 
     Zealand, ETX 90, seeing 3, clear) saw a possible(?) flash north 
     of Carlini D at about 16W, 35N in adverted vision. It lasted 
     only a split second. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-25 UT 17:46-19:06 Ill=85% Eimmart observed by Louderback_D on 1981-4-15

     On 1981 Apr 15 at UT06:27-06:40 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA 
     using a 3" refractor x134 and S=4.5-5 and T=5-0) saw a bright spot on 
     the western wall of Eimmart (sketch supplied) have an unusual 
     brightening and shade. Variations occurred over 2-3 minute intervals. 
     Louderback commented that the spot looked like a flare with its apex 
     located at the crater wall and there was some blurring effect on the 
     spot - it decreased in size during the phenomenon. Seeing worsened 
     later. Apparently on the 18th and 19th of April everything was back to 
     normal. Cameron comments that there is no bright spot on the Moon at 
     this location. Lunar Orbiter IV plates 192-3.2 shows evening 
     conditions. Cameron 2006 Catalog Extension TLP ID=130 and weight=3. 
     ALPO/BAA weright=3.


2018-May-25 UT 17:46-18:04 Ill=85% Gassendi observed by Grego_P on 2011-10-7 *

     On 2011 Oct 07 UT 21:45 Gassendi observed by P. Grego (St 
     Dennis, UK,300m Newtonian, x150, seeing III, intermittent cloud) 
     - whilst producing some sketches of the crater - observer 
     noticed a faint point of light inside the shadow filled 
     interior, two thirds of the way out from where the central 
     peaks should have been, towards the SE rim. Some uncertainty in 
     being sure about this spot and after interuption by cloud it was 
     not seen later that evening. ALPO/BAA weight=1 to refelct 
     uncertainty of observer.


2018-May-25 UT 18:00-19:57 Ill=86% Alphonsus observed by Argus on 1969-11-20

     Alphonsus 1969 Nov 20 05:27 (UT)? Observed by Argus/Astronet (San 
     Diego, Sacramento, CA, USA) "Brightening in crater. (San Diego & 
     Sacramento obs. confirmed, but astronauts did not see anything. Apollo 
     12 watch)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1222.


2018-May-25 UT 18:03-19:55 Ill=86% Gassendi observed by Coates_J on 1971-10-29

     Gassendi 1971 Oct 29 UT 22:15-22:50 observed by J.Coates and 
     A.R. Neville (Burnley, UK, 6" reflectir, x192, slight fog, 
     seeing jumpy but good at times). An in ititial Moonblink 
     search proved negative. However white light observations by 
     Coates revealed a golden brown colour between the black 
     interior shadow and the base of the (bright W (IAU?) wall). 
     Neville confirmed its appearance as a coppery hue and saw the 
     colour for 5 minutes before it vanished at 22:55UT. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2


2018-May-25 UT 18:05-19:59 Ill=86% Gassendi observed by Moore_P on 1967-1-21

     Gassendi 1967 Jan 21 UT 19:36-20:24 Observed initially by 
     Moore & Moseley (Armagh, N.Ireland, 10" refractor, x360, S=G), 
     Ringsdore (England, 10" reflector), Sartory (Farnham, England, 
     15" reflector?), Duckworth (England), Kilburn (Ashton, 
     England, 6" reflector), Farrant (England, 8" reflector) "Eng. 
     moon blink at 1936 (no events from 1750-1815h) outside SE 
     wall, brighter at 1939h, seen vis. at 1940h, faint at 1946h. 
     Moved NW at 1950h. At 2000h, Moseley saw it farther W., lost 
     it at 2008h. Seen again at 2026h further toward group of 
     hills. Moore saw it faint at 2002h, lost it at 2005h, vis. & 
     blink at 2007h. Checks again at 2010-50h, 2130-50, 2200-20, 
     2250-2300, 2325-0000h.Duckworth suspected blink in S.Iridium 
     nr. Bianchini later, but clouds intervened, after clearing 
     couldn't see it. Neg. obs. in 11 other features, inc. 
     Alphonsus & Plato. Confirmed Gass blink 2018-2024h" NASA 
     catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1010. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-May-25 UT 19:33-21:10 Ill=86% Plato observed by Kelsey on 1966-12-23

     Plato 1966 Dec 23 UT 06:15-07:10 Observed by Kelsey (Riverside, CA, 
     USA, 6" reflector, S=P, T=G) and Coralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, 
     USA, 24" reflector +Moonblink) "3 brilliant spots on floor, all showed 
     blinks, (permanent colored Ground features ?). Not confirmed by 
     Corralitos MB." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1005.


2018-May-25 UT 19:57-21:54 Ill=86% Censorinus observed by Marshall on 1985-3-2

     On 1985 Mar 02 at 20:00UT? Marshall (Medeline, Colombia, South America)
     measured some very low Crater Extinction Device brightness readings of 
     Censorinus compared to Proclus. The Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=
     261 and the weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-25 UT 19:58-21:54 Ill=86% Gassendi observed by Darling_D on 1990-9-30

     On 1990 Sep 30 at D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" 
     reflector, x150) observed a red spot on the west wall (bright 
     in red filter and faint in the blue filter. No filter 
     reactions were found elsewhere. Gassendi had much detail 
     visible. A sketch was made. BAA observers in the UK were 
     alerted but they could not observe due to cloud. Cameron 
     2006 extension catalog ID=411 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-25 UT 20:27-21:58 Ill=86% Gassendi observed by Sims_DM on 1977-5-28

     Gassendi 1977 May 28/29 UT 20:45-21:15 Observed by D. Sims 
     (Dawlish, Devon, UK) saw a hazy area on the south east floor 
     that was normal in red and white light but darker in blue. 
     This was partly confirmed by J-H Robinson (Devon, England, 10" 
     reflector) 21:24-23:12 who saw the south east floor of 
     Gassendi to have a loss of detail - but no colour seen, 
     although at 21:57-21:58 it was slightly brighter in red than 
     in blue briefly. P. Doherty (22:45-23:15) did not see anything 
     ususual. D. Jewitt (22:22-22:55) did not reveal anything 
     ususual, apart from spurious colour. The Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=3 and ID=1463. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-25 UT 21:41-22:31 Ill=86% Aristarchus observed by Klein_HJ on 1881-8-6

     Aristarchus, Schroter's Valley, Herodotus 1881 Aug 06 UT 00:00? 
     Observed by Klein (Cologne, Germany, 6" refractor, 5" reflector) 
     "Whole region between these features appeared in strong violet 
     light as if covered by a fog spreading further on 7th. Examined 
     others around & none showed effect. Intensity not altered if 
     Aris. placed out of view." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA 
     catalog ID #224. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-25 UT 23:29-00:16 Ill=87% Plato observed by Mobberley_M on 1982-6-2 *

     Plato 1982 Jun 02 UT 22:00. Mobberley could not see the 
     central craterlet on the floor of Plato tonight. Foley notes 
     that he could only just see the central craterlet on nights of 
     2-5th Jun and it was of reduced in brightness from normal. 
     North reported that the floor seemed nearly black, but 
     brighter in a green filter (x144 magnification used). All 
     three observers compared the Plato area to other areas for 
     reference. All the above seems normal, apart from the floor
     being brighter in the green filter. Cameron 2006 extension 
     catalog ID 170 and weight=5. BAA/ALPO weight=3.


2018-May-26 UT 17:48-18:05 Ill=92% Gassendi observed by Unknown_Observer on 1889-5-11

     On 1889 May 11 at 22:00? UT an unknown observer saw an ink black spot 
     on the rampart of Gassendi. It had not been seen before ar at the next 
     lunation or indeed ever again. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=261 and 
     weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-26 UT 17:48-18:10 Ill=92% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Thornton_FH on 1949-2-10

     Cobra Head 1949 Feb 10 UT 00:00? Observed by Thorton (Northwich, 
     England, 18" reflector) "I was examining the Cobra Head of the Schroter 
     Valley, when I noticed what seemed to be a diffuseed patch of thin 
     smoke or vapour, apparently originating from the valley on the E. Side 
     where the landslip is, and spread over the edge on to the plain for a 
     short distance. Every detail of the edge of the valley was perfectly 
     clear and distinct except where this patch occurred, but there the 
     definition was poor and very blurred" NASA catalog 
     weight=4 and catalog ID #515. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-26 UT 17:48-17:51 Ill=92% Timocharis observed by Firsoff on 1954-10-8

     Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, England, 6.5" reflector? x240) "Red 
     glow." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #573.


2018-May-26 UT 17:48-18:16 Ill=92% Bullialdus observed by Findlay_MW on 1974-9-27

     Bullialdus 1974 Sep 27 UT  22:45-23:40 Observed by Findlay, Ford 
     (Dundee, Scotland, 10" refractor, 150x, 180x, filters) "Saw yellowish-
     orange color in crater. After clouds passed at 2300h color still there 
     & gave a slight blink which no other craters did. Not seen in red 
     filter, dark in blue. Ford saw it along ridge fr. c.p. to SW wall. 
     Alert did not bring confirm. as clouds intervened for all others." NASA 
     catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #1394. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-26 UT 17:48-21:08 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by Prout on 1976-9-5 *

     Aristarchus 1976 Sep 05/06 UT 18:45-01:35 Observed by Prout 
     (England?, 12" reflector, S=III-II), Foley (England, 12" 
     reflector), Moore and Spry (Sussex, England, 12" reflector) 
     "Viol. hue on crater on W. wall, especially NW corner seen by 
     Prout & 2 Foleys. Moore & Spry did not see color. All obs. noted 
     that the crater was dull 


2018-May-26 UT 17:48-17:52 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by Grego_P on 1987-1-11

     On 1987 Jan 11 at UT 18:15-23:00 P. Grego (Birmingham, UK, 6" 
     reflector, seeing=III) sketched Aristarchus crater and saw two luminous 
     circular patches on the exterior west wall - these were less bright 
     than the inner wall but brighter than the outer wall. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=292 and weight=5.


2018-May-26 UT 17:48-17:52 Ill=92% Plato observed by Moore_P on 1987-1-11

     On 1987 Jan 11 at UT P. Moore (Sussex, UK) found the the floor of Plato 
     was much more drk than the adjacent Mare Imbrium. Furthemore there was 
     a blurring of detail over the northeast wall and onto the nearby floor. 
     detail elsewhere in the crater was OK. By 23:00UT there was less lack 
     of detail effects. M. Cook (Frimley, UK) at 21:55UT noted the obscured 
     area but decided that it was narrower than the same effect one month 
     ago and suspected that she may have been observing towards the end of 
     this TLP. The effect gradually dimmed between 21:55 and 22:45UT. Other 
     craters were normal. G. North was affected by poor seeing conditions. 
     Davies detected a slight obscurtion on the north east corner - it was a 
     misty gray feature at x200. The Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID was 
     292 and the weight was 5. Tha ALPO/BAA weight was 4.


2018-May-26 UT 17:48-18:57 Ill=92% Gassendi observed by Darling_D on 1990-10-1

     On 1990 Oct 1st at 00:44-01:24UT D Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA) 
     observed that Gassendi still had a blink effect when viewed through 
     blue (Wratten 38A) and red (Wratten 25A) filters. No effect was seen on 
     Aristarchus. Gassendi was brighter in the red filter and this was 
     confirmed by Weier. Sketches were made and brightness measurements 
     taken. Both observers used a 12.5" reflector x159. At 01:00UT the NW 
     wall was 7.5, the SW wall 8.0, the S. wall 7.5, the floor 6.0, the 
     outer E. wall 8.0, the N. floor 5.5. Gassendi A W. wall was 9.5,l 
     Aristarchus W. floor was 8.0, NW wall 8.0, shadowed floor 0.0, E. outer 
     wall 7.0, NBP 5.5, area between Aristarchus and Herodotus 6.0, and the 
     comet like tail: 8.2 on the E. and 8.5 on the W. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog extension TLP ID=412 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-May-26 UT 17:48-18:28 Ill=92% Torricelli_B observed by Salvo_R on 2005-1-22

     Torricelli B 2005 Jan 22 UT 03:15-03:23 Observed by Raul Salvo 
     (Montevideo, Uraguay UT 03:15-03:23) showed that Torricelli B 
     was dark, and there was some brightness variability although the 
     background setting on these images was low and seeing could 
     account for the brightness variation? An ALPO report.


2018-May-26 UT 17:56-19:51 Ill=92% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Firsoff on 1955-8-29

     Schroter's Valley 1955 Aug 29 UT 19:45 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, 
     England, 6.5" reflector x200, S=P-F) "Valley almost completely 
     invisible in blue" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #605.


2018-May-26 UT 18:17-20:10 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by Hobdell on 1981-4-16

     Hobdell, of St Petersburg, FL, USA, using a 2"? refractor?
     and Seeing=I-II, saw a bright region on the north west wall
     that seemed to change in brightness. In truth, there were
     other features elsewhere on the Moon that also fluctuated,
     but not as much as Aristarchus was. No colour was noticed.
     Cameron suspects fluctuations in our own atmosphere. 
     Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID 131 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA
     weight=1.


2018-May-26 UT 18:35-20:17 Ill=92% Proclus observed by Bartlett on 1970-10-12

     Proclus 1970 Oct 12 UT 00:54 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 
     4" reflector, 51x-181x) "Floor darkened to intensity 1.5 deg (albedo) & 
     c.p. became invis. Next day c.p. reappared & was 5 deg bright & 6deg 
     bright on 15th" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1277.


2018-May-26 UT 18:56-20:53 Ill=92% Herodotus observed by Bartlett on 1957-9-6

     Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector x180, S=1-5, 
     T=5) Pseudo peak visible within floor shadow at 03:10h" NASA catalog 
     weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #671. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-26 UT 18:56-21:23 Ill=92% Deslandres observed by Penzel_E on 1965-5-12 *

     On 1965 May 12 at UT 19:10 E. Penzel (Rodewisch, East Germany) was 
     taking a sequence of images during the impact of the Soviet Lunik 5. He 
     detected a tens of km scale elongated cloud after the impact over a 
     duration of 9.5 minutes. However there are differences between the 
     images elsewhere on the Moon, possibly due to different exposures or 
     some other effects and it is not 100% sure that what he detected was 
     impact debris/cloud?. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-26 UT 19:17-21:12 Ill=92% Herodotus observed by Haas_W on 2002-2-24

     On 2002 Feb 24 UT 05:15-05:35 W. Haas (Las Cruces, NM, USA) observed an 
     obscuration in Herodotus - the shadown was, almost, but not 
     completely black. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-26 UT 19:37-21:34 Ill=92% Schickard observed by Watkins_E on 1972-9-19

     Schickard 1972 Sep 19 UT 19:45-20:25, 20:00-23:30 Observed by Watkins 
     (Herts., Eng. 4.5" reflector, x225, S=G) Amery (Reading, Eng.m 12" 
     reflector?), Fitton (Lancashire, Emg., 8.5" reflector) and Moore 
     (Selsey, Eng., 12.5" reflector?, 4.5" refractor 45-225x, S=P) 
     "Luminous, nebulous spot attracted Watkin's att'n. Got brighter. 
     Checked 'scope--not instru. Obj. had greenish-gray color, size @ 15km. 
     Amery & Fitton with blink devices noted nothing unusual at later times 
     (2000-2330h). Aris., Plato, Gass. were neg. at 1930-2025h (date not 
     given, guessed at fr. available info.). Turbulence, lasting 
     secs. at a time." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #
     1344. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-26 UT 20:07-22:02 Ill=92% Herodotus observed by Haas_W on 2002-2-24

     On 2002 Feb 24 UT 06:05-06:20 W. Haas (Las Cruces, NM, USA) observed 
     that the shadow was, almost, but not completely black. This might have 
     been related to the observing conditions.
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-26 UT 21:08-22:24 Ill=93% Mons_Pico observed by Rawstron on 1933-10-1

     On 1933 oct 01 at UT 03:00 Rawstron (USA, 4" refractor, x330) observed 
     the following in Mons Pico B: "Haze -- much narrower & elongated than 
     on Sep. 1". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=407 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-May-26 UT 21:16-22:44 Ill=93% Aristarchus observed by Kozyrev on 1955-10-28

     On 1955 Oct 28 at UT00:00? Kozyrev (Crimea, Soviet Union, 50" 
     reflector) detected in Aristarchus Fraunhofer lines in UV spectra that 
     were much narrower than in the solar spectrum. This indicated 
     luminescent glow which overlapped contour(?) lines. Greatest after Full 
     Moon, but fluctuated monthly with no indication of solar activity 
     effect. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=621 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=5.


2018-May-26 UT 21:22-22:44 Ill=93% Mare_Vaporum observed by Taylor_W on 1955-10-28

     On 1955 Oct 28 at UT 00:06 W. Taylor saw a naked eye flash on the Moon 
     in the north east area, on the edge of Mare Vaporum. The flash was 
     intense and radiated to a large area. The duration was 1/4 seconds.


2018-May-26 UT 21:41-22:44 Ill=93% Aristarchus observed by Klein_HJ on 1881-8-7

     Aristarchus, Schroter's Valley, Herodotus 1881 Aug 07 UT 00:00? 
     Observed by Klein (Cologne, Germany, 6" refractor, 5" reflector) "Whole 
     region between these features appeared in strong violet light as if 
     covered by a fog spreading further on 7th. Examined others around & 
     none showed effect. Intensity not altered if Aris. placed out of 
     view." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #224.


2018-May-26 UT 22:15-22:44 Ill=93% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1981-3-17

     Aristarchus 1981 Mar 17 UT 22:40-23:25 Observed by Moore (Selsey, 
     England, 15" reflector, seeing III) "Aristarchus very bright according 
     to Crater Extinction Device and a coloured blink detected" BAA Lunar 
     Section TLP report.


2018-May-27 UT 00:28-00:39 Ill=93% Torricelli_B observed by Cook_MC on 1983-4-24 *

     All observers saw a blue tinge seen inside and outside the 
     crater. Marshall observed a bright spot in the middle of 
     the crater floor and thought perhaps that it was a central
     peak. No central peak can be found on Lunar Orbiter images.
     Cameron 2006 Catalog extension ID=214 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA
     weight=4.


2018-May-27 UT 00:30-00:39 Ill=93% Proclus observed by Bartlett on 1976-9-6 *

     Proclus 1976 Sep 06 UT 02:00 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 
     4.5" reflector 45-300x, S=3, T=5) "Nothing vis. on floor of 2deg 
     brightness. Usually floor ray & Proc. A are vis. at this col. & c.p. is 
     5 deg bright. (must have been 2 deg tonite)." NASA catalog weight=4. 
     NASA catalog ID #1450.


2018-May-27 UT 18:15-19:53 Ill=97% Ross_D observed by Harris on 1965-4-14

     Ross D 1965 Apr 14 UT 06:03-06:22 Observed by Harris (Whittier?, CA?, 
     USA, 19"? reflector) "Phenomenon description unavailable. Given at an 
     ALPO meeting" NASA catalog weight=0 (very unreliable). NASA catalog ID 
     #874.


2018-May-27 UT 18:15-19:28 Ill=97% Babbage observed by Lord_CJR on 1974-9-29

     Babbage 1974 Sep 29 UT 00:00-01:00 Observed by Lord (St Annes-
     on-Sea, UK, 10" refractor, Wratten 25 and 44a filters, 125x, 
     S=II-III). Activity observed in SW floor between A & W. wall. 
     Details not obscured in either filter, but slightly more 
     darker than surroundings in the blue filter. NASA catalog 
     weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1395. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-27 UT 18:15-18:55 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Ferri_F on 1996-6-28

     1996 Jun 28 UT 21:04 F. Ferri and D. Zompatori (Anzio), using 
     a 20cm f/6 reflector, reported that (translation) "Using a 
     blue filter the area was invisible". This is a UAI observation 
     from Italy. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-27 UT 18:26-22:20 Ill=97% Promontorium_Agarum observed by Louderback_D on 1988-1-2 *

     On 1988 Jan 02 at 05:57-06:13 UT D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 
     using a 8" reflector, seeing 4 out of 10) observed that points B and D 
     on Cape Agarum faded suddenly from 7.0 to 6.4 (B) and 6.0 (D). However 
     these returned to their normal levels at 06:13 UT. Cameron 2006 
     extension catalog ID=316 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-27 UT 18:38-20:35 Ill=97% Plato observed by Darling_D on 1990-10-2

     On 1990 Oct 02 at 02:25-02:45UT D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA using a 
     12.5" reflector at x159, with red and blue filters), saw a blink 
     effect on the west wall of Plato i.e. brighter through a blue filter 
     than through the red. No Colour blinks seen on Gassendi or Aristarchus. 
     Cameron 2006 Catalog TLP=413 and weight=4.


2018-May-27 UT 19:25-23:18 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1988-1-2 *

     On 1988 Jan 02 at 06:41-07:08 UT D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 
     using a 8" reflector, seeing 4 out of 10) observed that at 06:56 UT 
     Aristarchus floor (point F) brightened rapidly from an intensity of 5.2 
     to 6, however at 07:08 UT the spot returned to normal. He also noticed 
     that the bands on the walls varied every few minutes. A mist like 
     appearance was seen on the floor of Aristarchus. Through a red filter 
     he could see through the haze, but floor detail could not be seen 
     through a blue filter. Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=316 and 
     weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-27 UT 19:26-21:20 Ill=97% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1897-10-8

     Schroter's Valley 1897 Oct 08 UT 22:00 Observed by Pickering 
     (Cambridge, Maas., USA, 15"? refractor) "Variations in vapor col. 
     Tillsow, C was largest compared with D&E& most conspicuous 1.3 d after 
     sunrise. Drawing. (time est. fr. given colon.)" NASA catalog weight=3 
     (average). NASA catalog ID #291.


2018-May-27 UT 19:34-21:16 Ill=97% Gassendi observed by Robinson_JH on 1977-5-30

     On 1977 May 30 at 21:04-02:13UT J.H.-Robinson noted a loss of 
     detail inside Gassendi, however he did not regard this as a 
     TLP. The effect was also seen by P.W. Foley. Cameron 2006 
     extension catalog TLP ID=16 and weight=0 ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-27 UT 19:43-21:37 Ill=97% Mons_Pico observed by Moore_P on 1984-2-14

     On 1984 Feb 14 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) thought that there was something 
     odd about Mons Pico in that it looked very bright and gave a good 
     impression of a crater. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=241 and 
     weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-27 UT 19:43-21:37 Ill=97% Plato observed by Moore_P on 1984-2-14

     On 1984 Feb 14 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) observed that Plato was darker 
     than the nearby mare and no detail could be seen on the floor or the 
     eastern wall - the later was obscured. At 23:40UT some dimming was 
     still present on the north east wall and still no detail on the floor 
     of Plato. Cook noticed that the eastern floor close to the wall was 
     misty and also noted no detail on the floor. Amery though noted that 
     all parts of the floor were sharp although some darkening was visible 
     in the north west and a hint of obscurtion. The east wall though was 
     quite sharp. Mosely could see the central craterlet but from 8-6 
     o'clock tricky to define (Foley says that this effect has been seen at 
     this colongitude before). Streak ray across the floor of Plato seen 
     (North) - filter measurements made. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=
     241 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-27 UT 21:42-22:55 Ill=97% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Darling_D on 1991-8-23

     Flashing spot at end of SV fluctuated. Herzog, Darling &
     Weier confirmed spot but not fluctuation. Spot brighter in red
     than blue, but Cobra Head was bright in blue. No other region was 
     abnormal.


2018-May-28 UT 19:45-20:52 Ill=99% Schickard observed by Moore_P on 1940-5-20

     Schickard 1940 May 20 UT 20:00 Observed by Moore (England, 12?" 
     eflector) "Fog on floor -- milky appearance, less pronounced 
     than on 8/2/39 (see #456)." NASA catalog ID #465. NASA catalog 
     weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-28 UT 19:45-19:50 Ill=99% Lichtenberg observed by Baum_R on 1951-1-21

     Lichtenberg 1951 Jan 21 18:19.2-18:38.5 UT observed by Baum (Chester, 
     England). Tiny red spot noticed initially and then faded. Location of 
     spot 31.403N 66.167W. 20cm refractor x90-x100. Seeing fair-extremely 
     good. NASA catalog assigns a weight of 3. NASA TLP ID No. #
     542. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-28 UT 19:51-23:42 Ill=99% Madler observed by Haas_W on 1940-8-17 *

     Madler 1940 Aug 17 UTC 06:45 (Cameron gives 07:30 but Haas says 
     this is wrong) Observed by Haas (New Mexico?, USA, 12" 
     reflector?) "Bright spot on S. rim had I=5.9 on this date but 
     6.8 on Sep. 16, when observ. cond. were similar (see #473)" NASA 
     catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #470. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-28 UT 19:52-20:35 Ill=99% Plato observed by Taylor_A on 1971-1-10

     Plato 1971 Jan 10 UTC 20:17-20:42 Observed by Taylor (Slough, England, 
     8.5" reflector) "Blink (dark gray to black), 13x3km diam. on E. wall & 
     floor in indentation in wall. Smaller by 2028 h. gone at 2035h. 
     Reappeared at 2028h & gone completely at 2042h)." NASA catalog weight=3 
     (average). NASA catalog ID #1282.


2018-May-28 UT 20:37-22:27 Ill=99% Mare_Humboldtianum observed by Baum_R on 1951-1-21

     Mare Humboldtianum 1951 Jan 21 20:47-22:00 UT observed by Baum 
     (Chester, England).  The appearance of some mountains on the 
     limb appeared to change over time, with some mistiness. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-May-28 UT 23:51-01:06 Ill=100% Plato observed by Maggini_M on 1916-10-10 *

     Plato 1916 Oct 10 UT 21:00? Observed by M, Maggeni (Florence 
     Obs., Italy) "Reddish shadow spread over part of crater. Looked like 
     vapor (like nitrous vapor) and obscured underlying craters. The Cameron 
     1978 catalog weight=3 and ID = 365. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-29 UT 18:22-20:21 Ill=100% Archimedes observed by Haas_W on 1940-8-18 *

     Archimedes 1940 Aug 18 UT 03:25 Observed by Haas (NM?, USA, 12" 
     reflector?) NE outer wall had I=5.0, but was I=2.5 on June 20 
     (see #467) (similar colong.)" NASA catalog weight=4. NASA 
     catalog ID #471. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-29 UT 18:22-19:49 Ill=100% Censorinus observed by Hopmann on 1964-4-26 *

     Near Censorinus 1964 Apr 26 UT 20:00? Observed by Hopmann 
     (Czchoslovakia?) "Surface brightening somewhat similar to Kopal and 
     Rackham in #779" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #810.


2018-May-29 UT 21:30-22:15 Ill=100% Plato observed by Klein_HJ on 1878-11-9

     Plato 1878 Nov 09 UTC 21:00 UTC Observed by Klein (Cologne, Germany, 
     6" refractor?) "Faint, but unmistakable white cloud not seen before." 
     NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #207.


2018-May-29 UT 21:30-21:33 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1954-10-12

     Aristarchus 1954 Oct 12 UT 00:55-02:10 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3.5" refractor x100, S=5-6, T=5) "Pale 
     violet radiance on S.wall SE, E, NE walls, & c.p. At 0409 strong 
     violet tint E 1/2 of fl.very faint on W. 1/2 of floor & W. wall. 
     Dark violet on nimbus & pale violet on Mt. m" NASA catalog 
     weight=4. NASA catalog ID #576. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-29 UT 21:30-21:49 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1989-10-14

     On 1989 Oct 14 UT 19:00?, 22:00? P.W. Foley (Kent, U.K., using a 12" 
     reflector) noted that although the brightness of Aristarchus crater 
     seemed steady, that there was just too much detil to see inside the 
     crater than one would expect. Appeared as two craters - Cameron 
     commented that this was often seen by Bartlett. Several observers 
     apparently confirmed this TLP? Cameron 1978 catalog extension ID=379 
     and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-29 UT 22:44-22:53 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Theiss on 1973-8-13

     Aristarchus 1973 Feb 15 UTC 17:07-19:31 Observed by Theiss (located at 
     51N 5.67E) "area 4-5 diameters of Aristarchus were coloured clearly 
     yellow-red" 120mm reflector used. Ref Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon 
     and Planets Vol 30 p53-61. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-30 UT 19:24-21:25 Ill=98% Proclus observed by Farrant_M on 1972-11-21 *

     Proclus 1972 Nov 21 UT 21:30 Observed by Farrant (Cambridge, England, 
     8.5" reflector, x130) "Thickened bright ring remained, but the dark 
     patch had disappeared. (dark patch prob. real temporary phenom. as it 
     was seen nr. FM when contrasts are strongest, yet disappeared" NASA 
     catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1351.


2018-May-30 UT 19:24-20:09 Ill=98% Arago_B observed by Mobberley_M on 1983-1-29 *

     On 1983 Jan 29 at UT22:09 M.Mobberley (Sulfolk, UK, 14" reflector) 
     noted that Arago B had a slight tinge of violet colour, and was a lot 
     less (bright?) than Torricelli B's blueness. Other craters checked but 
     were not showing any blue colour. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=198 and 
     weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2018-May-30 UT 19:24-19:41 Ill=98% Linne observed by Sykes on 1983-1-29 *

     On 1983 Jan 29/30 at UT20:35-01:00 Sykes (UK?) observed that 
     Linne appeared to brighten for approximately 20 min and had the 
     appearance of a point (confirmed). This observation was made 
     during a major Torricelli B TLP. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=198 
     and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-30 UT 19:24-20:09 Ill=98% Moltke observed by Mobberley_M on 1983-1-29 *

     On 1983 Jan 29 at UT22:09 M. Mobberley (Suffolk, UK), found that Moltke 
     crater was "exceptionally bright". Other craters (apart from Arago B 
     Torricelli B etc) appeared normal. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=198 and 
     the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-30 UT 19:24-19:41 Ill=98% Torricelli_B observed by Foley_PW on 1983-1-29 *

     Torricelli B 1983 Jan 29/30 UTC 20:35-02:30 Observed by Foley (12" 
     reflector, seeing Antoniadi II, Transparency=good, no spurious colour 
     seen), Moberley (14" reflector, seeing Antoniadi II, transparency 
     excellent, spurious colour strong), Cook, J & M (12" reflector, seeing 
     Antoniadi II-III, transparency moderate). All observers based in 
     southern England. "Initially crater brightest feature on the Moon, then 
     it faded. Strong colour also seen by all observers e.g. green-blue to 
     violet. Report of observations written up in JBAA Vol 100, No. 3, p117 
     123, (2000) - probably one of the best reorted TLP". The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=198 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.