1964 Jul 29 UT 05:40-06:06 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA) "Nimbus only -- dark viol. hue. S.floor granulated, dull -- 6 bright. Faint yellow-brown tinge. Rest of crater 8." S=6, T=3- 2. NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #838. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1985 May 09 at UT 22:50-03:10 P. Foley (Kent, UK) observed the whole of Aristarchus to be a strong violet color. No colour was seen elsewhere on the Moon. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID is 272 and the weight is 2. The ALPO/BAA weight is 2.
On 1985 May 09/10 at UT 22:50-03:10 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) found that Torricelli B was very bright in Earthshine and was blue in colour. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=272 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Lichtenberg area 1940 Oct 22 UT 07:12 Observed by Barcroft (Madera, CA, USA, 6" reflector) "Only slightly redish color this nite, comp. with previous nites (see #'s 467 & 477)" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #478. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1979 Sep 14 at 13:30-14:42 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 8" reflector, x146) found that half of the northern rim was "extinguished) in the violet filter (made the crater look U-shaped), but appeared normal in red and other filters. Cameron 2006 ID=67 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1980 Aug 04 UT 11:40-11:53 Observed by Jean Nicolini (Campinas, SP, Brazil, 6" reflector and 12" reflector) "Red glow seen on SE exterior of Aristarchus". ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Posidonius 1821 Apr 07 UTC 18:00? Observed by Gruithuisen (Munich, Germany) "Small bright crater in it was shadowless. Schroter also saw it shadowless several X" NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #87. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1964 Jun 17 at UT 04:15-05:01 Cross et al. (Whittier, CA, USA, 19" ? reflector, S=7-8) observed near Ross D: "Gas cloud. Motion". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=818 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1982 Aug 01 at 00:00-01:00 K. Marshall (Medellin, Columbia, 12" reflector, seeing I-II) noted shading on the east floor of Plato that was apparently lighter than the rest of the floor and this was seen at both low and high magnifications. Foley notes that this was unusual. There were three craterlets visible on the floor - the central one was the brightest. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=178 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1985 May 31 at UT 20:23-22:00 G. North (Sussex, UK, turbulent seeing) found Torricelli B at 20:23 to be mauve in colour and to be very bright. However the colul had gone by 20:29UT. "Varied in albedo 2s then image blurred at 5-10s (atm) at 2034 became pink). At 21:35UT M. Mobberley (Suffolk, UK) found a white patch in the crater centre and a mag 8 flash was seen (confirmed independently by a 2nd observer ~ 113km away)- there was no shadow. At UT 20:30 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12"reflector, seeing excellent) found no colour, but the brightness was changiong and he confirmed the bright patch on the crater's floor, variable 22:15-22:25UT, "then expanded over rim". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=277 and weight=5. the ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1982 Aug 02 at UT 22:59-23:10 M.Price (Frimley, Surrey, UK, seeing=II-III) found that the north point of this mountain appeared poorly defined and merged into the surroundings - however suspected that this might be normal for this colongitude? The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=179 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
1982 Mar 08 Daniell UT 22:49-22:57 P.Madej (Hudersfield, UK) - A colour and brightness anomaly was seen a TLP alert was put out. Cameron 2006 catalog extension weight=165 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1984 ??? ?? at UT11:00-12:00 Jean Nicolini (Campinas, Brazil) saw a daylight TLP in Aristarchus crater. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1972 Jun 25 UTC 22:42-22:51 Observed by Quindeau (8deg 35' E, 51deg 25' N, 60mm refractor) "Bright point at NE wall of crater". Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler, Earth Moon & Planets, Vol 30, pp53-61 (1984).
Aristarchus 1959 Mar 24 UT 02:24-02:35 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector x180, S=3, T=5) "Strong blue & blue-viol. gl. on E.wall, EWBS, SWBS with intermittent display. At this time he noted in his 5-in L a total disappearance of viol. gl. & reappear. 1 min. later. Altogether, found 4 such occurences in his records, in '54, '57, ' & '59."NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #716. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1893 Sep 25 at UT 21:00? Gaboreau (Paris, France), saw a shaft of light projecting from the Moon. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=281 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
40.5W, 45.7N 1965 Nov 09 UTC 04:59 Observed by McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" reflector + spectrograph) "Line depth anomaly, low compared with 23 other areas". NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #912.
On 1980 Sep 24 at UT 21:13-23:50 P.Moore (Selsey, UK) at 22:45 saw loss of detail in the north west wall, especially in red light, but also slightly in blue light too. By 22:48 there was activity on the crater floor i.e. the four bright spots were visible in white light but not in red. In blue the central spot was seen and there were dark radial streaks to the south wall and south east. At 22:50 there was a loss of detail. Other craters were normal. At 23:08 the floor was dark in red, but some details were visible in blue. the effect had finished by 23:35. At21:34 J-H Robinson found Plato to be normal and no blinks, though floor clearer in red than in blue, however the floor detail had gone by 21:57. Blair suspected a dusty patch in north of Plato, especially in red light. at 21:57 and it started spreading at 21:13, then east at 21:15 and then north. Though it faded at 21:25 but was back again at 21:35, and Moon blink colour filters still gave a reaction at 21:50 - the TLP remained strong until 23:50UT. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=110 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1980 Sep 24 at UT21:34 J-J. Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK, 10" reflector, x200, seeing=III) found, using a Moon Blink device, that Fracastorius blinked on the northern side in the red filter. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=110 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1981 Dec 12 at UT 00:31 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK) saw some flashes between Plato and Mons Pico. The cameron 2006 catalog ID=160 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1938 Jan 17 Barker (Chestnut, England, UK, 12.5" reflector) noticed that Plato crater had a brownish-gold veined surface, colour irregular - laid on a smooth floor. It had extended further E than on the previous night. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1989 Jun 20 UT 0628-06:58 R. Manske (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 1" refractor) discovered blue on the north west inner wall and red on the south east outer wall. At 05:39 he could see the blue but not the red. No colour was detected on Tycho, but he thought that he could detect a pinkish colouration over the whole Moon. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID= 367 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1983 Oct 22 UT 22:00 G.W. Amery, (Reading, UK, Seeing III-IV) found Aristrachus so bright that the CED was unable to give a reading. The crater's interior was also diffuse in appearance. The Cameron 2008 catalog ID=232 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1969 May 03 UTC 07:00? Observed by Smith, Gallivan (Corralitos Observatory, Organ Pass, NM, 24" reflector, photos) "Bluing around crater. Visible on monitor, but immeasurable in photos" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1125
On 1980 Sep 25 atUT 20:20-22:14 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15"? reflector, seeing=III) found that Mons Pico was bright and had a reddish glow to its south west. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=111 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1980 Sep 25 at UT20:20-22:14 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) noticed that the central craterlet was more visible in red than in blue. There was also a streak on the floor that was "shifted to S & W." The floor was dark and Mons Pico was bright. Peters found Plato's floor (and central craterlet) to be dark, and darker in blue than in red, however he was suffereing from spurious colour at his observing site. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=111 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1980 Sep 25 at UT 20:20-22:14 Peters (Kent,UK, x240 and x120, seeing=III) observed Proclus to have an orange tint, however there was a lot of spurious colour in the area. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=111 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1956 Dec 19 at UT 00:00? an unknown observer apparently saw a TLP somewhere on the Moon. Cameron gives the reference for this as an unnamed AGU meeting. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=659 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
2004 Aug 31 UT 22:30-22:35 C. Brook (Plymouth, UK) looked at Gassendi and noted a slight chestnut brown colouration in the dark area on the crater floor to the north of the central mountain leading to Gassendi A. It lasted for about two minutes during 22-30 hrs UT to about 22-35 hrs UT (observer unable be more precise). Used 60mm OG x120. Seeing quite steady trans good. Checked Gassendi again at 23hrs UT to 23-05. No sign of colour. Also area mentioned earlier seemed lighter now. No colour on Aristarchus. Plato floor dark -no sign of craterlets. Seeing good with just slight tremor. Trans good 60mm OG x120 used. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1977 Oct 28 UT 19:25 V.M. Chernov (Soviet Union) observed that Copernicus was brighter than normal i.e. brighter than Kepler but less bright than Aristarchus. In January and February 1977 both Copernicus and Kepler were of the same brightness. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
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.
Plato 1869 Aug 23/24? UTC 23:00-01:00? Observed by Gledhill? (Halifax, England, 9" refractor) Group I of craterlets (as designated by several famous obs. before) exhibited notable illumination, accompanied by a single light on a distinct spot. (if obs. similar to Ap 1870 obs. then date =Au 23-24). NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #162.
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.
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.
On 1966 Nov 11 at UT05:55-1000 Hall and Johnson (Port Tabacoo, MD, 16" x400, S=VG), Nordling (MD, USA), Genatt (Greenbelt, MD, USA, 6" refractor, x50, 20" reflector x400) and Wagman (Pittsburgh, PA, 30" refractor) observed the folloowing on Aristarchus: "Color ob c.p. detected with Trident MB, not seen vis. at Port Tobacoo. Network alerted & 6 responded. 4 did not see anything unusual; 2 others did & saw red on c.p. in 6-in refr., but not in 20-in refl. at 400x; other saw indistinctness. Port Taboacoo obs. took 5 rolls of film in blue & red & neutral. Phenom. not detectable on them, but focus poor. Blue images had most detail, whereas would expect red or neutral to. Phenom. still present at dawn in Moon Blink device". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=914 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 1980 Aug 29 at UT07:32 D. Loudernack (South Bend, WA, USA, 8" reflector, x140) found the south wall to have a broad dark band (only visible in red light) at its base that covered nearly all of the southern half of the crater. The brightness reading was 8.4 (in blue light) and 4 (in red light). Cameron 2006 catalog ID=107 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1992 May 20 at UT 11:15 D. Weier (Sun Prairie, WI, USA, naked eye and 7x50 binouculars, sky conditions excellent) noted that Aristarchus and, an area, were very bright to the eye. In binouculars the feature was quire sharp and distinct, "> anything else on the Moon". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=447 and the weight=2. The ALPO/bAA weight=1.
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.
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.
Alphonsus 1958 Nov 29 UTC 22:00? Observed by Wilkins (Kent, UK, 15" reflector) "Near site of Kozyrev's outbreak saw a circular patch, black pit center, & red, round masses all around it." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #708.ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1980 Aug 30? at UT 08:00? D. Louderback (South bend, WA, USA, 8" refletor x140) found the north wall to be very bright in red light (this is not normal as it is usually bright in blue - according to Cameron). The brightness was 9.7 (red) and 9 (blue no filter)compared to Eimmart's 8.7. Louderback thought that they observed an oranfe- yellow tinge. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=108 and weight=3.
1999 Jan 07 UT 01:57 C. Brook (Plymouth UK, 65mm refractor, x125, seeing good) found this mountain unusually dull. In contrast, Mons Pico, Montes Teneriffe, Montes Spitzenberg, were all normal. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
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.
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.
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.
Triensecker Rille 1915 Jul 03 UTC 00:00? Observed by Markov (Russia) "Several spots changed their shapes compared with Gordeenko's depiction on 5/23/12 see #339; which cannot be explained by light variations." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #356.
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.