TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: France - Metz



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-Aug-01 UT 02:18-04:13 Ill=84% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1964-6-29 *

     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.


2018-Aug-01 UT 02:26-04:13 Ill=84% Unknown observed by Unknown_Observer on 1958-11-1 *

     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.


2018-Aug-02 UT 01:04-04:14 Ill=77% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1964-6-30 *

     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.


2018-Aug-02 UT 02:50-04:14 Ill=76% Aristarchus observed by Doherty_EG on 1964-1-5

     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.


2018-Aug-02 UT 23:35-03:14 Ill=68% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1976-11-13 *

     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.


2018-Aug-03 UT 00:05-01:04 Ill=68% Calippus observed by Frank on 1973-1-25

     Near Calippus 1973 Jan 25 UT 19:20-19:30 Observed by Frank 
     (E.Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA, 6" reflector, x100, S=G) "Bright spot 
     nr. Calippus. Sketch (Calippus alpha, or unnamed peak N. of it?). Est. 
     albedo=8.5 & surroundings at 0.5 at 1015h. Obj. not noticeable at all 
     during 1st 1/2 cycle thru FM in Dec. & Jan. (ALPO-LTP prog.)" NASA 
     catalog weight=0 (very unreliable). NASA catalog ID #1360.


2018-Aug-03 UT 00:05-01:04 Ill=68% Walther observed by Frank on 1973-1-25

     White spot in Walter 1973 Jan 25 UT 19:20-19:39 Observed by 
     Frank (E.Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA, 6" reflector, x100, 
     S=G) "White spot in Walter barely distinct fr. surroundings & 
     crater rim. It's albedo=8, surroundings=7 (ALPO-LTP prog.)" 
     NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1360. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-Aug-03 UT 02:46-04:15 Ill=67% Unknown observed by Markov on 1964-1-6

     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.


2018-Aug-04 UT 00:13-03:52 Ill=58% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1976-11-14 *

     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.


2018-Aug-05 UT 02:09-03:49 Ill=46% Aristarchus observed by Pasternak on 1973-12-18

     On 1973 Dec 18 at UT06:35-06:38 Pasternak (53deg 20' N and 7deg 30' E, 
     using 75mm reflector, focal length 700mm, transparency 1 out of 5 and 
     seeing 2 out of 5) observed a faint brightening in the south wall of 
     Aristarchus. Published in Hilbrecht and Kuveler, Moon and Planets, 30 
     (1984) p53-61. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-05 UT 00:56-03:37 Ill=46% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Aug-06 UT 01:30-02:38 Ill=36% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1976-11-16

     Aristarchus 1976 Nov 16 UT 06:15 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 3" refractor, 54-200x, S=4, T=5) "Crater very dull except EWBS=
     9deg & large. W.glacis=5deg & inner E.wall 6deg. Floor is dull 5deg, 
     c.p.=10 deg. SWBS has disappeared. No viol. anywhere" NASA catalog 
     weight=4 (high). NASA catalog  ID #1460.


2018-Aug-06 UT 01:30-03:39 Ill=35% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Aug-07 UT 02:12-03:41 Ill=24% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Aug-08 UT 03:03-03:08 Ill=15% E_Limb observed by Hopkins_BJ on 1882-11-7

     On 1882 Nov 07 at UT 05:00 Hopkins (UK) observed the dark 
     eastern limb and a line of light and attributed this to a lunar 
     atmosphere. Further details can be found in: Reference: Sirius 
     16, 279, 1883. Cameron 1978  catalog ID=229 and weight=3.
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Aug-08 UT 03:03-03:42 Ill=15% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Aug-12 UT 19:33-19:38 Ill=3% Earthshine: Perseids: ZHR=80 vel=59km/s

2018-Aug-13 UT 19:31-19:54 Ill=8% Earthshine: Perseids: ZHR=80 vel=59km/s

2018-Aug-15 UT 18:46-18:53 Ill=24% N_Pole observed by Chernov_VM on 1978-3-13

     On 1978 Mar 13 at 17:25UT V.M. Chernov (Soviet Union) observed that the 
     northern cusp was elongated into Earthshine, 4.6 days after New Moon. 
     One day before this the cusps appeared nromal to him. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Aug-16 UT 18:45-18:48 Ill=34% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1985-5-24

     On 1985 May 24 at UT 21:01-22:40 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector) 
     observed that Aristarchus was very bright (varied) and had a strong 
     (transient) red/rose colour and the crater floor was glowing. Detail 
     was visible. Mobberley (Suffolk, UK) also found the floor of the crater 
     to be "glowing". Photographs of Earthshine excellent. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=274 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Aug-17 UT 18:43-19:24 Ill=45% Aristarchus observed by d_Adhuda on 1891-11-7

     On 1891 Nov 07 at UT=19:00 d'Adjuda of Lisbon, Portugal (seeing fair) 
     whilst observing Aristarchus noticed that the crater appeared as  very 
     distinct luminous point in the dark. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=275 and 
     weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-17 UT 18:49-19:24 Ill=45% Censorinus observed by Marshall_KP on 1984-7-5

     On 1984 Jul 05 at UT 00:00-01:25 Marshall (Medelin, Columbia, 
     seeing=II) observed that Censorinus was much less bright than Proclus 
     (confirmed by CED readings). Cameron 2006 catalog ID=247 and weight=3. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-17 UT 18:49-19:24 Ill=45% Proclus observed by Marshall on 1984-7-5

     On 1984 Jul 05 at UT 00:00-01:25 Marshall (Medelin, Columbia) found 
     Proclus to be much brighter than Censorinus (which of the two was 
     abnormal is a question) - though he thought that Censorinus looked 
     dull. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=247 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Aug-17 UT 19:04-19:24 Ill=45% Langrenus observed by Dollfus_A on 1992-12-30

     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.


2018-Aug-17 UT 19:23-19:26 Ill=45% Earthshine: Kappa Cygnids: ZHR=3 vel=25km/s

2018-Aug-18 UT 19:30-19:35 Ill=55% Messier observed by no on 1968-5-5

     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.


2018-Aug-19 UT 18:39-18:47 Ill=64% Mare_Frigoris observed by Pratt_H on 1871-11-20

     On 1871 Nov 20 at UT 17:30-19:30 H. Pratt (UK) saw one of the most 
     spectacular TLP obscurations that he had ever seen in Mare Frigoras. He 
     observed a kind of haze around the north west (NE?) slopes of Plato. 
     This effect was not seen elsewhere and all objects in Mare Frigoris 
     were indistinct or veiled. By 18:30 the effect was modified and by 
     19:30 very little trace was seen. Ref. from Corliss.


2018-Aug-19 UT 18:39-19:43 Ill=64% Plato observed by Elger_TG on 1887-2-1

     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.


2018-Aug-19 UT 18:59-19:43 Ill=64% Plato observed by Markov on 1916-7-8

     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.


2018-Aug-19 UT 19:55-22:25 Ill=65% Mons_Piton observed by Fornarucci on 1972-2-23 *

     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.


2018-Aug-20 UT 19:05-19:33 Ill=73% Proclus observed by Blair_G on 1980-1-26

     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.


2018-Aug-20 UT 19:05-19:33 Ill=73% Langrenus observed by Dollfus_A on 1993-1-2

     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.


2018-Aug-23 UT 21:01-21:04 Ill=94% Aristarchus observed by MacKenzie on 1970-4-18

     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.


2018-Aug-23 UT 21:27-22:23 Ill=94% Torricelli_B observed by North_G on 2002-10-18

     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.


2018-Aug-24 UT 21:04-21:26 Ill=98% Torricelli_B observed by Mobberley_M on 1985-9-27

     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.


2018-Aug-24 UT 23:13-00:05 Ill=98% Proclus observed by Coates_J on 1973-1-17

     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.


2018-Aug-25 UT 00:16-02:35 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1964-7-23 *

     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.


2018-Aug-25 UT 21:13-22:01 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1959-3-24

     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.


2018-Aug-25 UT 21:13-21:25 Ill=100% Torricelli_B observed by Foley_PW on 1985-9-28

     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.


2018-Aug-25 UT 21:13-22:34 Ill=100% Copernicus observed by Soulsby_B on 1994-4-25

     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.


2018-Aug-26 UT 02:06-03:40 Ill=100% Copernicus observed by Walker_G on 1966-10-29 *

     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. 


2018-Aug-26 UT 21:44-23:34 Ill=100% Plato observed by Chernov on 1921-11-15

     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.


2018-Aug-27 UT 03:58-04:45 Ill=100% Hahn observed by Hazel_N on 2012-1-9 *

     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.


2018-Aug-27 UT 04:22-04:45 Ill=100% Mare_Crisium observed by McCord on 1965-10-11 *

     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.


2018-Aug-27 UT 19:51-23:40 Ill=98% Alphonsus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-12-19 *

     Aristarchus 1975 Dec 19 UT 22:45 Observed by Foley (Kent, England) 
     "Suspected anomaly in it", NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA 
     catalog ID #1424.


2018-Aug-27 UT 19:51-22:35 Ill=98% Mons_Pico observed by Foley_PW on 1975-12-19 *

     On 1975 Dec ?? at 19:00UT P.W.Foley (Kent, UK), and possibly P. Moore? 
     (Selsey, UK) - unusual events were reported which might have been due 
     to minor structral changes. Albedo=76% (=7.6?). Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=1425 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-27 UT 22:27-02:19 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-12-19 *

     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.


2018-Aug-27 UT 23:38-01:35 Ill=98% Kepler observed by Fisher_YWI on 1942-2-2

     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.


2018-Aug-28 UT 01:12-02:31 Ill=98% Plato observed by Hibbard on 1965-10-12

     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.


2018-Aug-28 UT 02:26-03:47 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1965-10-12

     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.


2018-Aug-28 UT 03:19-04:03 Ill=97% Gassendi observed by Moore_P on 1967-9-20

     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.


2018-Aug-28 UT 20:13-20:24 Ill=95% Plato observed by McCord on 1965-9-13 *

     Plato 1965 Sep 13 UTC 05:40   McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" 
     reflector with spectragraph) - "Line depth ratio in spectra a/b (H), 
     c/d (K) were abnormally high compared with 23 other areas, but not 
     quite as pronounced as other areas on other dates." NASA catalog 
     weight=5 (very high), NASA catalog ID #895.


2018-Aug-28 UT 20:13-22:04 Ill=95% Plato observed by McCord on 1965-9-13 *

     Plato 1965 Sep 13 UTC 07:20   McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" 
     reflector with spectragraph) - "Line depth ratio in spectra a/b (H), 
     c/d (K) were abnormally high compared with 23 other areas, but not 
     quite as pronounced as other areas on other dates." NASA catalog 
     weight=5 (very high), NASA catalog ID #895.


2018-Aug-28 UT 20:13-20:36 Ill=95% Plato observed by Cameron_W on 1971-4-13 *

     Plato 1971 Apr 13 UT 03:30-04:30  W. Cameron (Greenbelt, MD, 
     USA, 36" reflector & 6" grating) "spectrum obtained showed an 
     extra absorption line at 4908+/-4A & possibly another. No other 
     of 6 spectra of other features on the plate show it. No other of 
     20 spectra of Plato, including another on the same nite show it. 
     Further reduction & analysis remain to be done." NASA weight=5. 
     NASA catalog ID=#1291. ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2018-Aug-28 UT 20:13-00:04 Ill=95% Cleomedes observed by Beaumont_S on 1993-12-31 *

     On 1993 Dec 31 at UT 05:00-07:40 S. Beaumont (Cambridge, UK, 12" 
     reflector) "saw a patch of hazy light to NW (from c.p. alpha) at 0550 
     craters B & J shadow of alpha had not reached E wall yet, but at 0536 
     it did. Alpha > at 0550. Craters B & J to SE had faded, vanished at 
     0630. Hazy patch remained around peak, alpha low mainly to NE like a 
     comet's tail. Slightly reddish fringe to E wall. (shown in sketch)". 
     The above has been quoted in full from the Cmeron catalog because the 
     catalog desription is slightly ambiguous and any attempted summary 
     might make the description more unreliable. The cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=470 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.   


2018-Aug-28 UT 21:32-00:19 Ill=94% Cassini observed by Livesey_R on 1995-1-19 *

     Cassini/Tycho 1995 Jan 19 UTC 04:35 Observer: R.Livesey (UK) - Tycho 
     appears brighter than Cassini bright spot in red filter. In violet 
     filter Tycho and Cassini bright spot appear equally bright. (Tycho and 
     Cassini bright spot in Deslandres - added at bottom of report?). 2.5" 
     refractor x48 (indoors), seeing Antoniadi II-IV. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-28 UT 21:32-00:19 Ill=94% Tycho observed by Livesey_R on 1995-1-19 *

     Tycho/Cassini 1995 Jan 19 UTC 04:35 Observer: R.Livesey (UK) - Tycho 
     appears brighter than Cassini bright spot in red filter. In violet 
     filter Tycho and Cassini bright spot appear equally bright. (Tycho and 
     Cassini bright spot in Deslandres - added at bottom of report?). 2.5" 
     refractor x48 (indoors), seeing Antoniadi II-IV. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Aug-28 UT 21:53-22:25 Ill=94% Messier_A observed by Moore_P on 1951-8-20

     Messier A 1951 Aug 20 UT 01:48-03:00 Observed by P.Moore 
     (England, 8.5" reflector, x350). Bright cloud like circular 
     patch seen on S wall of Messier A. It was the brightest object 
     in the vicinity. Observations ceased due to the Moon setting 
     behind a tree. W.Haas thinks that this effect is not unusual at 
     similar colongitudes. Moore checked again under similar 
     illumination and still considers the Aug 20 appearance abnormal. 
     NASA weight=4. NASA catalog ID #545. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Aug-28 UT 21:53-22:20 Ill=94% Janssen_K observed by Brook_C on 1992-2-21

     On 1992 Feb 21 at 03:00-03:55UT C. Brook (Plymouth, UK, 3" refractor 
     x116, seeing II) found that Janssen K was very bright. Cameron 2006 
     catalog extension ID=441 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-28 UT 22:56-00:45 Ill=94% Torricelli_B observed by Brook_C on 2002-10-23

     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.


2018-Aug-29 UT 01:05-02:19 Ill=94% Proclus observed by Muller on 1973-1-21

     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.


2018-Aug-29 UT 02:59-04:39 Ill=94% Atlas observed by Pither_CM on 1969-8-1

     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.


2018-Aug-29 UT 04:03-04:52 Ill=93% Aristarchus observed by Pamplona on 1969-8-1

     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.


2018-Aug-29 UT 21:45-01:29 Ill=89% Alphonsus observed by Wilkins_HP on 1958-11-29 *

     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.


2018-Aug-29 UT 22:11-22:31 Ill=89% Plato observed by Gray on 1877-7-29

     Plato 1877 Jul 29 UTC 02:00?-02:30 Observed by Gray (England?) "S. of 
     crater a bright streak that disappeared at 0230" NASA catalog weight=3 
     (average). NASA catalog ID #196.


2018-Aug-29 UT 22:11-22:30 Ill=89% Grimaldi observed by Firsoff on 1937-4-29

     In 1937 Apr 29 at UT 09:30 Firsoff (Glastonbury, UK, 6" reflector and 
     filters) observed a slight greenish colour (Cameron says colour of 
     ground? no TLP?). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=420 and Weight=4. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Aug-30 UT 01:13-02:45 Ill=88% Mouchez observed by Steed_W on 1980-9-28

     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.


2018-Aug-30 UT 03:13-04:53 Ill=88% Copernicus observed by Chernov_VM on 1977-10-31

     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.


2018-Aug-30 UT 04:01-04:53 Ill=87% Aristarchus observed by Sekiguchi on 1970-3-26 *

     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.


2018-Aug-30 UT 04:01-04:53 Ill=87% Kepler observed by Sekiguchi on 1970-3-26 *

     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.


2018-Aug-30 UT 20:59-22:53 Ill=82% Theophilus observed by Cross on 1965-7-18 *

     Theophilus 1965 Jul 18 UTC 08:52-09:01 Observed by Cross, Ariola 
     (Whittler, CA, USA, 19" reflector, x450, S=4, T=3) "Red spots; 
     ruby red within a pink area on c.p." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA 
     catalog ID #885. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Aug-30 UT 22:33-23:10 Ill=81% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1971-6-13

     Aristarchus 1971 Jun 13 UT 08:21 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 4" reflector x51, x93, x121) "S. part of floor was brownish & 
     granulated" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1296.


2018-Aug-30 UT 23:04-00:12 Ill=81% Gassendi observed by daSilva on 1971-6-13

     Gassendi 1971 Jun 13 UT 07:22-08:05 Observed by Raimundo Nonato 
     da Silva (Parnaiba, Brazil, 9.5" reflector, x180) "At 0755h 
     variation on W.(IAU?) edge of crater "brightness seemed to 
     become a little darker" as it was gugacious (foggy?), Was not 
     sure it was a LTP. Other features & it were normal from 0658-
     0755h". NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID 1295. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Aug-31 UT 01:18-04:51 Ill=81% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1964-7-29 *

     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.


2018-Aug-31 UT 22:59-23:39 Ill=72% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1891-9-23

     On 1891 Sep 23 at UT 22:00 Pickering, based at Arequipa, Peru, and 
     using a 12" reflector, saw in Schroter's Valley and the vicinity 
     "Varitions in vapor column. Drawings. Time estimated from given 
     colongitude)." Cameron 1978 catalog ID=272 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.