TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: UK Powys Newtown



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 00:00-03:45 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 00:43-02:27 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 02:08-02:35 Ill=99% Proclus observed by Bartlett on 1958-8-30

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


2018-May-18 UT 20:01-20:25 Ill=15% 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 20:01-20:56 Ill=15% Aristarchus observed by Mobberley_M on 1981-5-7

     On 1981 May 07 at UT20:30-21:20 M. Mobberly of Suffolk, England (14" 
     reflector - seeing=poor and transparency=poor) P.W. Foley of ---- saw 
     faintish yellow-brown streaks in Aristarchus. Apparently these had been 
     seen the previous night, but were much fainter tonight. Bartlett had 
     previously seen this effect on the southern floor of the crater 
     according to Cameron. The Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID No. is 133 
     and the weight=3. 


2018-May-18 UT 20:19-20:56 Ill=15% Aristarchus observed by Darling_D on 1979-5-30

     On 1979 May 30 at UT02:50-02:57 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" 
     reflector, x80, S=II=I and transparency=good-poor) observed Aristarchus 
     to be glowing in the dark at magnitude 3 and at its maximum it was 
     dazzling. The glow vanished at 02:57UT. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=54 
     and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-18 UT 20:52-20:58 Ill=15% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-May-19 UT 20:03-20:40 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 20:03-20:30 Ill=24% Endymion observed by Arsyukhin on 1982-5-27

     On 1982 May 27 at UT 17:05-17:35 E.V. Arsyukhin (Moscow, Russia, 3" 
     reflector) found Endymion had a dark spot in the middle for about 30 
     min. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=169 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-May-19 UT 20:03-20:25 Ill=24% Lacus_Somniorum observed by Arsyukhin on 1982-5-27

     On 1982 May 27 at UT 17:05-17:35 E.V. Arsyukhin (Moscow, Russia, 3"
     reflector) found Lacus Sominorum was very bright, misty and the colour 
     varied. It was back to normal on the 28th and abnormal on 29-31st. - 
     had a dark spot in the middle for about 30 min. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=169 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-19 UT 21:46-21:50 Ill=25% Lyell observed by Bartlett on 1972-11-10

     Lyell 1972 Nov 10 UTC 23:43 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 
     3" refractor x54, x100, x200S=3, T=5) "At apparent center of floor & 
     edge of morning shadow an elongated, N-S irreg. obj. dull whitish-gray, 
     albedo=4 like a c.p. (photo in Kwasan atlas in 1963 taken at col. 339.3 
     deg has a faint suggestion of a bright spot in that place- (plate 20) 
     LO IV66 h2 & 73 H2, sun elev. @ 20deg show an even, dark floor with a 
     very small crater right in center -- unresolvable at earth. Kwasan 
     photo's spot could be an artifact" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). 
     NASA catalog ID #1349.


2018-May-19 UT 20:54-21:52 Ill=25% Earthshine: (radio) Omicron Cetids: ZHR=medium

2018-May-20 UT 20:58-22:00 Ill=35% Aristarchus observed by Cook_JD on 1981-3-11

     A faint white pinpoint flash seen and also in the same position
     a whitish glow around the crater. No futher flashes seen after the
     first one. From UT2117-2130 the glow was still visible but faded
     making it more difficult to locate. When Foley observed he found 
     Aristarchus not very visible in Earthshine, despite Plato, Grimaldi,
     and several other features being visible. Both observers used
     12" reflectors. Cameron's 2006 catalog Extension ID=124 and 
     weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2018-May-20 UT 20:56-22:38 Ill=36% Earthshine: (radio) Omicron Cetids: ZHR=medium

2018-May-21 UT 20:06-21:58 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 20:06-20:48 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 21:09-22:46 Ill=47% Mont_Blanc observed by Schroter on 1789-9-26

     On 1789 Sep 26 at UT 03:30 Schroter (Lillienthal, Germany) observed 
     close beneath Mons Blanc at the west foot, in the dark, a small 5th 
     magnitude, speck of light. Its round shadow was sometimes black, 
     sometimes grey. Cameron suspects that this is the same as her TLP 
     report No. 50. the Cameron 1978 catalog ID=62 and weight=4. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-21 UT 21:54-23:13 Ill=47% Aristarchus observed by Schroter on 1789-9-26

     On 1789 Sep 26 at UT04:25? Schroter (Lillienthal, Germany) 
     noted a bright point 26" north of Aristarchus crater. Note 
     that the year might have been 1788? The Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=50 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-21 UT 21:54-23:13 Ill=47% Plato observed by Schroter on 1789-9-26

     On 1789 Sep 29 at UT04:25? Schroter (Lillienthal, Germany) noted 
     1'18.5" south east of plato was a whitish bright spot shining somewhat 
     hazily, 4-5"in diameter and at 5th magnitude. He never saw this again. 
     The spot became conspicuous at times and then disappeared. There was 
     nothing else similar in Earthshine. Note that the year might have been 
     1788? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=50 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-May-21 UT 22:04-23:13 Ill=47% Mare_Crisium observed by Schroter on 1789-9-26

     Schroter, from Lillenthal in Gemany, in 1789 (possibly it was 1788) Sep 
     26 UT 04:30 saw a small nebulous bright spot on the northern edge of 
     Mare Crisium. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=50 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2018-May-21 UT 20:57-23:15 Ill=48% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-May-22 UT 20:07-21:53 Ill=58% 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 20:07-21:20 Ill=58% 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 20:07-20:42 Ill=58% 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 20:07-22:02 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 20:22-22:17 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 20:31-22:25 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 20:31-21:43 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-22 UT 21:46-23:42 Ill=58% Archimedes observed by no on 1967-1-18

     Archimedes 1967 Jan 18/19 UT 23:00?-01:00? Observed by Delano (New 
     Bedford?. Massachussetts, USA, 12.5" ? reflector) and by Corralitos 
     Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector + Moonblink) "Saw an 
     obscuration or unusual appearance on floor. Not confirmed by Corralitos 
     MB., but their rep't says Aristarchus)" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). 
     NASA catalog ID #1009. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-22 UT 23:34-23:42 Ill=59% Plato observed by Carle on 1952-11-25

     In 1952 Nov 25 at UT 01:00? Carle (USa, 8" reflector, x700, seeing = 
     poor) observed the following in Plato: "Sketch shows 8 spots -- 5 
     craters showed interior shad., 1 completely filled, but no others seen 
     despite several hrs. of study. Spots that should have been seen were 
     missing. poor seeing converts floor into shimmering shapeless blob. Has 
     observed it under good seeing & seen nothing on fl. as others have 
     noted". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=555 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2. 


2018-May-23 UT 20:09-21:10 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 20:09-23:20 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 20:35-00:29 Ill=69% 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 20:50-22:46 Ill=69% 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-23 UT 23:28-00:05 Ill=70% Plato observed by Carle on 1952-11-26

     In 1952 Nov 26 at UT 01:00? Carle (USa, 8" reflector, x700, seeing = 
     poor) observed the following in Plato: "Sketch shows 8 spots -- 5 
     craters showed interior shad., 1 completely filled, but no others seen 
     despite several hrs. of study. Spots that should have been seen were 
     missing. poor seeing converts floor into shimmering shapeless blob. Has 
     observed it under good seeing & seen nothing on fl. as others have 
     noted". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=555 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2. 


2018-May-23 UT 23:30-00:05 Ill=70% Proclus observed by Bartlett on 1976-7-6

     Proclus 1976 Jul 06 UT 01:35 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 
     3" refractor, 40-450x, S=6, T=3) "Nothing vis. on floor (albedo=2 deg?) 
     (usually features are vis.)" NASA catalog weight=4 (high).NASA catalog 
     ID #1437.


2018-May-24 UT 00:02-00:05 Ill=70% Montes_Carpatus observed by McCorkle on 1955-8-27

     On 1955 Aug 27 at UT 01:51 McCorkle (Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 6.5" 
     reflector, x200) observed a 2nd magnitude bright flare on the dark side 
     of the Moon. This remained steady, fading slightly before abruptly 
     disappearing. Cameron suggests that this might have been a meteor. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=604 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-24 UT 20:10-22:03 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 20:10-20:58 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 20:10-21:19 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 20:10-21:58 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 21:27-23:16 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-24 UT 22:56-00:23 Ill=79% Curtis observed by Williams_AS on 1882-8-23

     Williams of the UK, on 1892 Aug 23 at Moon's age 10.0 days, noticed a 
     spot now rated at +1.5 (in brightness) that had been seen on the 21st 
     Aug, near Picard. Williams comments that this is the only obsewrvation 
     that departs "much" from the curve of diurnal brightness. The spot was 
     descibed as "nearly as large as Picard and nearly half as bright. 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-24 UT 23:32-00:23 Ill=79% Atlas observed by Chernov on 1957-8-5

     Observed by Chernov (Russia) "A periodic change in shape of 
     small dark spot at bottom of round spot further N. adjacent to inner 
     wall. It was larger than in proceeding months at same sun elev."
     NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #669.


2018-May-25 UT 00:03-00:23 Ill=79% Moltke observed by Marshall_KP on 1984-2-12

     The UT given in the Cameron 2006 extension catalog are: 20:58, 23:25-
     02:20 and 01:40-04:00, however it is not clear what UT applies to which 
     of the observers or the two features reported as having TLP on that 
     night. On 1984 Feb 12-13 Marshall (South Anerica, seeing=III-II) 
     noticed that Moltke was very bright with a fuzzy violet hue - he had 
     never seen it like this before. Cameron 2006 catalog extension TLP ID=
     240 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-25 UT 00:03-00:23 Ill=79% Plato observed by Marshall_KP on 1984-2-12

     The UT given in the Cameron 2006 extension catalog are: 20:58, 23:25-
     02:20 and 01:40-04:00, however it is not clerr what UT applies to which 
     of the observers or the two features reported as having TLP on that 
     night. On 1984 Feb 12-13 Marshall (South Anerica, seeing=III-II) saw 
     initially no craterlets in Plato, despite the Moon being at a high 
     altitude. At 01:45UT the northwest corner of Plato was red. Again no 
     other craterlets showed. He found the surrounding wall to be too bright 
     and this was confirmed by Crater Extenction Device readings and had 
     problems focussing on the crater. By 02:00-02:50UT he noticed 
     variability in the visibility of the craterlets. By 03:48UT the central 
     craterlet was much brighter than before and the crater doublet had 
     brightened but the southern craterlet was still invisible. Cameron 
     comments that Marshall was a very experienced observer. A. Cook (of 
     Frimley, UK) obtained a photodiode line scan image of Plato. The 
     brightness of the north west wall was brighter than the bright area on 
     the west wall. Marshall and Mosely both saw a dark area on the floor of 
     Plato close to the south wall (from clock position of 11 o'clock. There 
     was a prominent white spot on the floor and the central craterlet was 
     seen, but only under good conditions. Mosely does not discuss the west 
     and north west wall brughtnesses that were seen earlier by Cook and 
     Marshall. Cameron 2006 catalog extension TLP ID=240 and weight=2. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-25 UT 01:08-02:09 Ill=79% Plato observed by Porter on 1976-9-4 *

     Plato 1976 Sep 04 UT 02:35-03:35 Observed by Porter (Sarragansett?, 
     Rhode Island, USA, 6" reflector x100, S=5, T=?) "At 0235h albedo of 
     floor was est. at 3. At 0325h the pt. was albedo =1, 2 whole steps 
     darker than earlier & noticeable to the obs. 10-15 min later it 
     returned to normal. (the few meas. of albedo for this age were 1.5-2 
     which suggests that the meas. of 3 was the anomalous one. Another pt. 
     did darken -- as reported). NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA 
     catalog ID #1448.


2018-May-25 UT 01:45-02:09 Ill=80% Ross_D observed by Cross on 1964-4-22 *

     Ross D vicinity 1964 Apr 22 UT 05:43-0637 Observed by Cross et 
     al. (Whittier, CA, USA, 19" reflector, x800-1200 & filters, S=7-
     8, T=1) "Gas cloud over it & its companion; everywhere else was 
     fine detail" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #809. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-25 UT 20:11-21:10 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 20:11-21:54 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 20:11-21:54 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 21:41-23:36 Ill=87% 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 23:29-02:30 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 20:13-20:53 Ill=93% 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 20:13-21:23 Ill=93% 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 20:13-20:17 Ill=93% 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 20:13-21:34 Ill=93% 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 20:13-21:08 Ill=93% 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 20:13-21:12 Ill=93% 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 20:13-22:02 Ill=93% 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 21:16-22:53 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 21:22-22:59 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 21:41-23:37 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 22:15-23:58 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-26 UT 22:57-00:46 Ill=93% Herodotus observed by Anunziato_A on 2016-6-17

     On 2016 Jun 17 UT 05:00 A.Anunziato (AEA, Argentina Meade ETX 
     105, seeing 7/10, sketch made) observed a very tiny light spot 
     where the shadow from topographic relief to the south of 
     Vallis Schroteri nerges into the crater rim shadow on the 
     floor of Herodotus. There should be no light spot here. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-May-27 UT 00:30-02:50 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 00:46-00:00 Ill=93% Aristarchus observed by Baumeister on 1973-8-10

     Aristarchus 1973 Aug 10 UTC 20:14 observed by Baumeister (48.63N, 
     9.25E, 110mm reflector, T=2, S=2) "Orange to red colours at the crater 
     floor dissappeared until 21:04" - Hilbrecht and Kuveler, Earth, Moon & 
     Planets, 30 (1984), p53-61. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-May-27 UT 02:42-02:50 Ill=94% 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 20:14-22:20 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 21:00-21:20 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 21:00-21:16 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 21:00-21:37 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 21:00-21:37 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 21:00-23:18 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 21:42-23:09 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 21:05-23:42 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 23:03-00:35 Ill=100% Plato observed by Haas_W on 1937-7-22

     Plato 1937 Jul 22 UT 06:20 Observed by Haas (Alliance, Ohio, 
     USA, 12" reflector?) "Floor distinctly greenish, but was gray on 
     June 23, 1937 at 0430 & col.84 (normal?)" NASA catalog weight=4 
     (high). NASA catalog ID #421. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-May-28 UT 23:51-02:43 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 02:57-03:38 Ill=100% Eratosthenes observed by Bartlett on 1976-9-8 *

     Eratosthenes 1976 Sep 08 UTC 04:29 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 4.5" reflector 45-225x, S=5-4, T=5) "Psuedo-shadow X3 was present 
     but X disappeared from wall(same intensity?) which was rated 4 deg. 
     Disappearance of X so unexpected that he examined inner S wall very 
     carefully & was certain it was free from psuedo-shad. Had vanished 
     within 24h. Other pseudo-shadows showed no change. X reappeared next 
     nite. (X must have been 4deg; &this is much higher than any other 
     meas.). Variability of wall shadows may habe been what Pickering saw, 
     suggests Bartlett." Cameron 1978 TLP catalog weight=4 and catalog ID
     1452. ALPO/BAA weight=2.