TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: Russia - St_Peterburg



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 00:00-02:05 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-18 UT 18:28-18:42 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 18:31-18:42 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-19 UT 18:30-19:04 Ill=24% 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 18:30-18:31 Ill=24% 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 19:18-19:35 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-20 UT 18:33-19:01 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 18:33-19:27 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 19:51-20:20 Ill=35% Earthshine: (radio) Omicron Cetids: ZHR=medium

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 20:04-20:49 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 19:54-20:51 Ill=47% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-May-22 UT 18:37-19:15 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 19:35-21:11 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 19:59-21:11 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 20:05-21:11 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 20:21-21:11 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 20:31-21:11 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 20:31-21:11 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 18:39-19:16 Ill=68% 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 18:39-19:52 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 18:39-19:04 Ill=68% 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 18:39-19:37 Ill=68% 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 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 19:50-23:30 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 20:35-23:30 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 20:50-21:25 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-24 UT 18:41-18:47 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 20:02-21:31 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 20:07-21:31 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 21:27-21:31 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 18:43-19:59 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 18:43-19:57 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 18:43-19:55 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 18:43-19:06 Ill=86% 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 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 19:57-21:27 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 19:57-21:27 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 20:27-21:27 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 23:29-23:56 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 18:45-19:51 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 18:45-20:17 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 18:45-21:08 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 18:45-20:10 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 18:45-18:57 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 18:55-21:23 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 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 19:17-20:56 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 19:37-20:56 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 20:06-20:56 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-27 UT 18:47-22:20 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 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-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 23:51-00:33 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 19:32-20:21 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 19:32-19:49 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-30 UT 20:47-21:25 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.