TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: Canada BC Vancouver



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-03 UT 07:16-08:54 Ill=65% Alphonsus observed by Kozyrev on 1958-11-3 *

     Alphonsus 1958 Nov 03 UT 02:30-03:30 Observed by Kozyrev, 
     Ezerski (Pulkova Observatory, Crimea, Ukraine, 50" reflector, 
     23A/mm spectrograph) UT03:00-03:30 "C.p. redder than rest; 
     emiss. spect. in 4756A, 4100, 3950A (C3), 5165, 5130A (Swann 
     bands) 3 spect. over 3.5 h. Image of c.p. weakened in viol. 
     light on spect. Noted visual decrease in brightness & reddish 
     glow. Decrease in bright, & unnusual white color(at 0300h-
     0330h). Sudden decrease in vis. bright. Spect. started -- 
     gave norm. Spect. (0330-0340h), conditions almost identical to 
     Alter's on Oct. 26, 1956. Nothing seen on Nov. 2-3" NASA catalog 
     weight=5. NASA catalog ID #703. ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2018-Aug-03 UT 08:51-10:10 Ill=64% Ptolemaeus observed by Schwabe on 1825-12-1

     Ptolemaeus 1825 UT 23:45 Observed by Schwabe (Germany?) "Bright spot"
     NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #108. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Aug-04 UT 12:34-12:54 Ill=53% Plato observed by Markov on 1916-1-27

     On 1916 Jan 27 at 22:00? Markov (Russia) noticed that a light sector 
     was visible at the bottom of Plato, in shadow, and contained 3 bright 
     spots, reminiscent of phfescent bodies. The Cmaeron 1978 catalog ID=362 
     and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Aug-05 UT 10:32-12:21 Ill=42% Copernicus observed by Saxton on 1979-9-15

     Copernicus 1979 Sep 15 UT04:40-05:25 J.Saxton (Leeds, UK, 
     8.5" reflector, x185, seeing I-IV, worsening towards local 
     sunrise) made a sketch and noted that the northern tip of the 
     internal shadow, by the floor, was not completely dark. The edge 
     of the floor here could be distingished, even though it was in 
     shadow. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-05 UT 09:45-12:15 Ill=42% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Aug-06 UT 10:22-12:16 Ill=31% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Aug-07 UT 11:06-12:18 Ill=21% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Aug-07 UT 12:49-12:58 Ill=21% Aristarchus observed by Gobel on 1824-1-27

     On 1824 Jan 27 at UT03:00 Gobel (Koburg, Germany) observed a reddish 
     colour in Aristarchus crater. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=98 and the 
     weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Aug-08 UT 12:00-12:19 Ill=12% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Aug-13 UT 04:10-04:22 Ill=5% Earthshine: Perseids: ZHR=80 vel=59km/s

2018-Aug-15 UT 04:51-04:56 Ill=19% Aristarchus observed by Welch on 1965-8-1 *

     On 1965 Aug 01 at UT 05:00 Welch (Table Mountain, CA, USA, 6" 
     reflector, seeing=excellent) observed some star-like flashes in 
     Aristarchus in ashen light. Cameron says 7/31/65 in MBMW=local time = 
     6/1/65 in UT. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=886 and the 
     weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Aug-16 UT 03:24-03:37 Ill=28% Aristarchus observed by Gamma on 1881-2-3 *

     On 1881 May 04 UT 20:00 "Gamma" a psuedonym for an astronomer 
     (Germany?) observed Aristarchus to be be a very bright 8th magnitude 
     star with pulsations. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=221 and the weight=3. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Aug-16 UT 03:24-03:33 Ill=28% Aristarchus observed by Celis on 1970-8-6

     On 1970 Aug 05 at UT 23:00-23:30 Celis (Paso Hondo, Chile, 3" 
     refractor, x60, x100, x135, seeing=good?) saw the same characteristics 
     in Aristarchus (bright patches with electric blue colour) as had been 
     seen on Aug 04, but the intensity was less. The Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=1271 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-17 UT 03:22-03:51 Ill=38% Helicon observed by Villeneuve on 1787-5-22

     Bright spot seen. The Cameron 1978 catalog
     gives this TLP an ID No. of 36 and a weight
     of 1. The ALPO/BAA catalog weight is also 1.


2018-Aug-18 UT 03:20-03:34 Ill=48% Mare_Nectaris observed by Gaudibert_CM on 1880-1-18

     Mare Nectaris 1880 Jan 18 UT 20:00? Observed by Gaudibert (France?, 
     seeing poor) "Whole of sea was foggy. Fog extended into Fracastorius. 
     Gruithuissen said seeing was unsatisfactory" NASA catalog weight=0 
     (very unreliable). NASA catalog ID #216. ALPO/BAA catalog weight=1.


2018-Aug-18 UT 03:20-04:31 Ill=48% Madler observed by Andrew_J on 1971-3-3 *

     Madler 1971 Mar 03 UT 21:30-21:45 J Andrews (Christchurch, UK, 
     8.5" reflector, x240, seeing I) observed a red fan shaped area to 
     the south of Madler - it covered part pf the mountainous area to 
     the south. The colour started fading at 21:45UT and had gone 
     within 5 minutes. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-18 UT 03:20-04:36 Ill=48% Theophilus observed by Robinson_JH on 1971-3-3 *

     Near Theophilus - south of Madler - 1971 Mar 03 UT 21:30-21:35, 21:47 
     Observed by Hedley-Robinson (England, 3.75" refractor, x164, S=G, 
     steady haze) "Reddening in a fan form on bright area of that
     formation, but red did not extend fully over it. Blink patrol started 
     at 2005h but no red till 2130h. Definte blink at 2147h" NASA catalog 
     weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1287.


2018-Aug-18 UT 03:20-03:29 Ill=48% Torricelli observed by Braga_R on 2011-12-31

     Torricelli 2011 Dec 31 UT 16:39-17:00 R.Braga (Milan, Italy, 
     80mm refractor) found the north rim or Torricelli to be very 
     bright at the start of the observing session but dimmed 
     considerably at around 17:00UT. Observer not sure on the 
     normal appearance of this crater. In view of the seeing 
     conditions and small aperture, this TLP is being given an 
     ALPO/BAA weight of 1.


2018-Aug-18 UT 03:35-04:04 Ill=48% Curtis observed by Noble on 1878-3-10

     Noble (England?, seeing=fair) observed a badly defined white patch east 
     of Picard. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=201 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Aug-18 UT 04:00-04:06 Ill=48% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2018-Aug-19 UT 04:47-06:40 Ill=59% Alphonsus observed by Poppendiek on 1958-11-19 *

     Large plume-like diffuse cloud over central peak, very
     large compared to central peak (@ approx 30km diameter)
     with intensity much different from other parts. Brightness
     between walls and shadowed floor. Would take 3 minutes to
     collapse, so continuously fed. 13-14 days later, at SS,
     central peak was normal. Kuiper took photos after Kozyrev's
     observations, but saw nothing abnormal. Drawing. Haas saw
     nothing in 12inch reflector at the time. Cameron 1978
     catalog TLP ID=705 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Aug-20 UT 03:57-04:16 Ill=68% Eimmart observed by Louderback_D on 1981-8-9

     On 1981 Aug 09 at UT05:08-05:21 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 3" 
     refractor) found that the bright patch in the southern part of Eimmart, 
     could only be seen well in red light (this is between A, C and D in his 
     feature notation) i.e. 5 brightness values higher than in white or blue 
     light. Indeed in white light this bright area was closer to the east 
     wall bright spot. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=149 and weight=4. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Aug-23 UT 09:14-09:33 Ill=91% Laplace_A observed by Mobberley_M on 1982-8-1 *

     On 1982 Aug 01 at UT20:50 M. Mobberley (Suffolk, UK, 14" reflector, 
     seeing III-IV) found that LaPlace A was significantly more prominent 
     than usual - comparisons were made with photographs in books. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=178 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-24 UT 05:42-06:42 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Fisher_W on 1963-11-29

     On 1963 Nov 29 at UT 01:30-03:00 Fisher (Colefax, CA, USA, 20cm 
     reflector, thin streamers of cloud across sky, but no wind) 
     Aristarchus had a faint pale yellow tint along the rim and the 
     crater was very bright. No detail seen in in Vallis Schroteri. 
     Yellow spot also seen on the northern limb (Carpenter and 
     Pythagoras?). Both effects had been seen the previous night and 
     were confirmed by friends. Colour still present when observing 
     stopped at 03:00 UT. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-24 UT 05:42-06:42 Ill=95% Carpenter observed by Fisher_W on 1963-11-29

     On 1963 Nov 29 at UT 01:30-03:00 Fisher (Colefax, CA, USA, 20cm 
     reflector, thin streamers of cloud across sky, but no wind.) 
     Carpenter had a yellow tint along the W rim. Ywllow tint seen 
     on Pythagoras and also Aristarchus. Effect had been seen the 
     previous night and were confirmed by friends. Colour still 
     present when observing stopped at 03L00 UT. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Aug-24 UT 05:42-06:42 Ill=95% Pythagoras observed by Fisher_W on 1963-11-29

     On 1963 Nov 29 at UT 01:30-03:00 Fisher (Colefax, CA, USA, 20cm 
     reflector, thin streamers of cloud across sky, but no wind.) 
     Pythagoras had a yellow tint along the W rim. Ywllow tint seen 
     on Carpenter and also Aristarchus. Effect had been seen the 
     previous night and were confirmed by friends. Colour still 
     present when observing stopped at 03L00 UT. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2018-Aug-24 UT 05:42-06:30 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by no on 1966-10-27

     Aristarchus, Cobras Head 1966 Oct 27 UTC 02:30-03:00 Observed by Delano 
     (new Bedford, Massachusetts, USA, 12.5" reflector x360) and Corralitos 
     Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector & Moonblink) "C.p. of 
     Aris. noticeably less bright thro blue filter but very bright thru red 
     & no filter. Shadow of C.p. faint & grayish whereas wall shad. were 
     normal black, (confirm. of Gordon, even tho 2h later?). Sketch of C.p. 
     rated at 10deg in red & no filter, & 8deg in blue. Other features rated 
     same in all 3. Cobra Head had 2 red patches. Sketches. Not confirm. by 
     Corralitos MB". NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 989.


2018-Aug-24 UT 05:42-06:51 Ill=95% Sirsalis observed by Sorrentino_G on 1999-1-30

     Sirsalis 1999 Jan 30 UTC 01:00-01:20 Observed by Giuseppe Sorrentino 
     (Italy) described as: "A temporary change in appearance to sunlit floor 
     of crater" for further references including images please see: 
     http://digilander.libero.it/gibbidomine/sirsalis.htm and 
     http://digilander.libero.it/gibbidomine/tlp.htm and 
     http://digilander.libero.it/gibbidomine/fotometriasirsalis.htm and 
     http://www.uai.it/sez_lun/sirsalis.htm


2018-Aug-24 UT 05:51-05:59 Ill=95% Manilius observed by Cardoso on 1969-7-27

     Manillius 1969 Jul 27 UT 05:45-05:46 Observed by Wairy Cardoso 
     (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13" refractor, x360) "Bright spot in 
     Manillius (Apollo 11 watch, J. M. L. da Silva says obs. no good 
     because of inexper. of obs)" NASA catalog weight=0. NASA catalog 
     ID #1189. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-24 UT 06:11-07:41 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Seeliger on 1967-9-16

     Aristarchus, Herodotus - 1967 Sep 16 UTC 23:50-23:55 observed by 
     Seeliger (Dresden, Germany, 30" reflector, 90, 140x) "Dark streaks on 
     E.(ast. ?) outside walls of both craters. No shadow from Herod. wall. 
     Drawings (wall < 18 deg slope if no shadow normally)." NASA catalog 
     weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID=#1044. 


2018-Aug-24 UT 06:12-07:41 Ill=95% Furnerius observed by Unknown_English_Observer on 1920-11-23

     Near Furnerius 1920 Nov 23 UTC 20:00? Observed by an unknown observer 
     (England?) "Shaft of light projecting from Moon, or spot so bright it 
     appeared to (strong ray?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA 
     catalog ID #378


2018-Aug-24 UT 06:13-07:40 Ill=95% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Sims_DM on 1977-4-1

     On 1977 Apr 01 at UT 20:40-21:10 D.Sims (Devon Valley, Dawlish, Devon, 
     UK, 25.4cm reflector, Wratten 25 and 44a filters, x300, seeing II) 
     found Schroter's valley clearer in red than in blue. No colour filter 
     reactions seen on other features. This is a BAA Lunar Section 
     observation. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Aug-24 UT 06:31-06:43 Ill=95% Menelaus observed by Cardoso on 1969-7-27

     Menelaus 1969 Jul 27 UT 1969 Jul 27 UT 06:27-07:30 Observed by 
     Wairy Cardoso (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13" refractor, x360) 
     "Brightening in Menelaus (Apollo 11 watch, J. M. L. da Silva 
     says obs. no good because of inexper. of obs)" NASA catalog 
     weight=0. NASA catalog ID #1189. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-24 UT 07:33-07:41 Ill=96% W_Limb observed by Barabashovisi_NP on 1915-7-24

     On 1915 Jul 24 at UT 22:00? Barabashovihi (Russia) observed a TLP on 
     the west limb: "When phi Strettsa (?) approached the edge but still 
     separated, the star began to stretch in a belt 3X its own length & then 
     instantly disappeared. Probably no significant atm. or vapors. (similar 
     to other reports of fading occult. Gives limb as E. but that is in ast. 
     convention)". The 1978 Cameon catalog ID= 357 and weight=2. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-25 UT 05:46-06:41 Ill=99% Plato observed by Mannheim_Observers on 1788-12-11

     Bright point seen on the dark part.
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID is 38 and the weight
     assigned is 5.


2018-Aug-25 UT 05:47-07:33 Ill=99% Lichtenberg observed by Hill_H on 1988-4-1

     On 1988 Apr 01 atUT01:15-03:20 H.Hill (Lancaster, UK, 10" reflector, 
     x286) observed that east of Lichtenberg were ëxtensive rosy areas" 
     around the northern edge of the lava sheet. Hill believes that it may 
     have been the same effect as seen by Madler (Germany), Barcroft (USA) 
     and Baum's (UK) 1951 observation. The colour was "ünmistakable" and 
     nothing to do with the atmospheric spurious colour. Other features were 
     checked. the cameron 2006 catalog ID=322 and the weight=3. THe ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2. 


2018-Aug-25 UT 06:38-07:50 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Fitton on 1977-4-2

     On 1977 Apr 02 at UT22:00-00:00 L. Fitton (Shaw, Lancashire, UK, 8.5" 
     reflector, x200, Wratten 25 and 44A filters, seeing II-III, 
     transparency, good) noticed in Aristarchus, blue to the north west
     (IAU?) internal wall, also blue observed in other small bright objects 
     against dark backgrounds. Lunar rotational axis and optical normal 
     related such that the normal runs NW-SE (IAU?) through these features. 
     Observer deduced that the coliur was obviously spurious and no blink 
     was seen in any feature. The blue disappeared as the lunar altitude 
     increased and no blue seen by 00:00UT. This is a BAA lunar section 
     observation. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-25 UT 07:22-09:08 Ill=99% Plato observed by Cook_AC on 1992-1-18

     On 1992 Jan 18 at UT 22:34-23:48 A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 8" reflector, 
     seeing=III) was able to see 4 craterlets and two rays on the floor of 
     Plato. This was suprising because Moore, using a larger telescope and 
     magnification, was unable to see any detail here on 1991 Dec 12th at 
     02:10 - according to Cameron. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=438 and the 
     weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-25 UT 08:34-09:11 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Madej_P on 1982-11-29

     Aristarchus 1982 Nov 29 UT 21:47 Observed by P. Madej 
     (Huddersfield, UK) flashes seen to NW. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-25 UT 11:14-11:35 Ill=99% Daniell observed by Madej_P on 1982-8-3 *

     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.


2018-Aug-26 UT 05:55-06:46 Ill=100% Cauchy observed by Pamplona on 1969-7-29

     Cauchy 1969 Jul 29 UT 06:00-06:22 Observed by Claudio 
     Pamplona and Jackson Barbosa (Fortaleza, Brazil, 2" 
     refractor) "very bright and clear(?) pulsating 3,3s,3s with 
     crater illum. then 3s area illum. red & no filter area 
     pulsated for 22m. Confirmed by Jackson (Apollo 11 watch)". 
     NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1193. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-Aug-26 UT 06:08-06:30 Ill=100% Plato observed by Pedler_J on 1970-8-17

     On 1970 Aug 17 at UT 02:40 Pedler (England) noted that the 
     shadow flowed around instead of over Plato. Wondered if shadow 
     matched the gray of the crater. Within minutes the shadow line 
     looked normal again. At 04:41UT Claudio Pamplona (Brazil) saw a 
     pulsation in Plato during a lunar eclipse. He thought that this 
     was due to falling temperatures. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=
     1274 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-26 UT 07:52-11:47 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Arkhipov on 1982-8-4 *

     On 1982 Aug 04 at UT19:25 Arkhipov (Ukraine). found that for 3 minutes 
     Aristarchus brightened. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=180 and weight=0. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Aug-26 UT 07:52-11:47 Ill=100% Copernicus observed by Arkhipov on 1982-8-4 *

     On 1982 Aug 04 at UT19:25 Arkhipov (Ukraine). found that for 5 minutes 
     Copernicus flashes. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=180 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1. 


2018-Aug-26 UT 08:45-10:33 Ill=100% Gauss observed by Chilton_KE on 1967-9-19

     Gauss 1967 Sep 19 UT 02:33 Observer: Chilton (Hamilton, ON, 
     Canada, 12.5" Gregorian, 200x and a 4" refractor). In a polaroid 
     filter the west wall was missing. Effect seen in large scope and 
     also in 4-in finder. His conclusion was that W. wall reflected 
     polarized light. Cameron 1978 catalog weight=3 (good) 
     and TLP ID #1047. ALPO/BAA weight=4. 


2018-Aug-26 UT 09:12-10:33 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Rose_RW on 1973-2-17

     Aristarchus 1973 Feb 17 UTC 22:15-22:45 Observed by Rose, Hunt, 
     Robinson, Coleman (UK) described in the NASA catalog as: "Rose tho't 
     W.rampart was diffuse over 1/3 its length. Alerted Hunt who tho't there 
     was a dark patch (in poor seeing) but the diffuse effect was neg. 
     Robinson tho't things norm. also Coleman(Seeing=poor). Moore thinks not 
     real phenom. Rose used a 14", hunt a 6" and Robinson (and? Coleman) a 
     10" reflector. NASA catalog weight=1 (low). NASA catalog TLP
     ID No. 1363


2018-Aug-27 UT 04:22-07:57 Ill=99% 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 06:07-07:51 Ill=99% 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 06:38-10:14 Ill=99% Mare_Crisium observed by McCord on 1965-10-11 *

     Mare Crisium 1965 Oct 11 UTC 07:32 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 06:51-08:38 Ill=99% Mare_Tranquillitatis observed by Culver on 1988-4-3

     On 1988 Apr 03 at UT02:25-02:30 Culver (Harker Heights, X, USA, Meade 
     2045 reflector, x40, seeing=turbulent) detected flashes coming from 
     just north of the centre of Mare Tranquilitatis. Some of these flashes 
     were of a duration of seconds whilst others were several minutes. 
     Altogether ~20 flashes were seen, and not in the same place. "5 small 
     star-like points could be located - and there were lots of craterlets". 
     The spots were "lined up E-W at N of 10 deg latitude." Colour was not 
     visible on these nor variations. Apparently the observer had seen this 
     type of TLP before but had not reported them. The Cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=323 and weight=2. the ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Aug-27 UT 07:08-07:54 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Thomas on 1970-4-22

     Aristarchus 1970 Apr 22 UT 07:00 
     Observed by Thomas.


2018-Aug-27 UT 07:39-09:35 Ill=99% Plato observed by Unknown_Observer on 1870-8-12

     On 1970 Aug 12 at UT21:00? an unknown observer commented about Plato: 
     "Light #22, remarkable increase in brightness. #32 subsided & #14 shone 
     out then faded & #16 brightened. (Fort says that till Apr. 1871 selenog 
     recorded 1600 obs. of fluctuations of lights in Plato & had drawn 37 
     graphs of indiv. lights. These were deposited in the library of the 
     Royal Astronomical Society by Birt)." The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=169 
     and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Aug-27 UT 07:50-08:12 Ill=99% Plato observed by Gledhill on 1869-9-21

     Plato 1869 Sep 21-22? UTC 00:00? Observed by Gledhill (Halifax, UK, 9" 
     refractor) "Group I craters-notable illum. accomp. by a single light on 
     a distinct spot. (similar to Aug. obs. & if same phase as Ap 1870, date 
     =22nd.). NASA catalog weight=2 (poor). NASA catalog ID #164.


2018-Aug-27 UT 08:11-09:20 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1966-7-4

     Aristarchus 1966 Jul 04 UTC 06:15-06:35 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector x142) & by Corralitos Observatory 
     (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector). "S.region of floor was granulated 
     & dull est. at 6 & pale yellow-brown tint. Rest of crater est. 8 bright 
     white. Not confirmed by Corralitos MB" S=5, T=4. NASA catalog weight=4 
     (high). NASA catalog ID #955. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Aug-27 UT 08:22-10:09 Ill=99% Plato observed by Cook_MC on 1992-1-20

     On 1992 Jan 20/21 at UT 23:49-00:15 M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 3" Questar 
     telescope, x130, seeing=III) managed to see the central craterlet in 
     Plato and an unnamed one north west of Mons Pico. Cameron comments - 
     "were this & No. 429 LTP or just good seeing?)." Note it is possible 
     that she mean LTP 439 in which case it would refer to the previous 
     nights TLP. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=439 and the weight=2. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Aug-27 UT 09:31-12:52 Ill=99% Mare_Crisium observed by McCord on 1965-10-11 *

     Mare Crisium 1965 Oct 11 UTC 10:10 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 09:35-11:02 Ill=99% Taruntius observed by Wildey on 1962-9-15

     In 1962 Sep 16 at UT08:05 Wildey, Pohn (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" 
     reflector) Taruntius faded from Vmag-3.21 to 4.04, a 0.82 difference in 
     magnitude in 2.5 hours - a photometric measurement. The average 
     magnitude for this age is 4.03, so therefore the crater had brightened 
     by two times above normal. The Cameron 1978 catalogID=769 and the 
     weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Aug-28 UT 06:21-06:50 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1992-5-19

     On 1992 May 19 at UT 01:00-02:05 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, 
     x260) saw at 01:25UT an unmistakable red-orange glow on the south and 
     south-east rim with the "Spur". Apparently Chapman (Kent, UK) detected 
     it easily. At 01:33UT the colour was barely visible. No TLP alert was 
     issued because the souther edge of Mons Pico also exhibited a hint of 
     colour, and anyway the seeing conditions were poor. Despite this no 
     other features revealed colour. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=446 and the 
     weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Aug-28 UT 06:21-06:50 Ill=97% Mons_Pico observed by Moore_P on 1992-5-19

     On 1992 May 19 at UT 01:00-02:05 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, 
     x260) noted that the southern slope of Mons Pico had a tint of colour. 
     No other features revealed colour apart from Aristarcus, where a TLP 
     was going on. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=446 and the weight=0. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2018-Aug-28 UT 06:33-07:43 Ill=97% Lichtenberg observed by Barcroft on 1940-10-18

     Lichtenberg area 1940 Oct 18 UT 07:11 Observed by Barcroft 
     (Madera, CA, USA, 6" reflector) "Pronouced reddish-brown or 
     orange color, less marked on next nite, & slight on 22nd, see 
     #'s 477, 478." NASA catalog weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2. NASA 
     catalog ID #476.


2018-Aug-28 UT 07:04-07:54 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Thomas on 1970-4-23

     Aristarchus 1970 Apr 23 UTC 07:00 
     Observed by Thomas


2018-Aug-28 UT 11:17-12:40 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1983-10-23

     Aristarchus 1983 Oct 23 UT 19:00-01:30 Observer: Foley (Kent, UK, 
     12" reflector, seeing=II) noiced at 19:00UT an extended bright 
     spot on E wall and extending beyond. This was brighter than other 
     areas of the crater. There was also occasional star-like 
     glistening. Foley comments that the inside of Aristarchus was 
     slightly obscured. The TLP started fading from UT20:30 and 
     finished by 01:30UT. six out of nine independent observers 
     confirmed the effects seen. In total 14 observers observed, 9 
     reported back and 6 found abnormalities in Aristarcus though all 
     encountered variable seeing conditions - some had spurious 
     colour. Cameron comments that this was one of the best 
     recorded/confirmed TLP events. All CED brightness measurements 
     obtained were very high. Moore, Nicolson and Clarke (5" refractor 
     and 15" reflector, 230-350xseeing III) found the crater to be 
     very bright at 19:11UT through a 5" refractor and there was a 
     blob on the east rim (Bartlet's EWBS?) at 19:14UT. Nicolson also 
     saw a very bright star-like area on the eastern wall but this was 
     not defined as it usually is. The crater was also very bright at 
     22:43UT using the 15" reflector available to these observers. At 
     01:07UT they used a Moon blink and discovered that the bright 
     region was bright in blue light and less bright in red - although 
     this was not a detactable blink when switching rapidly between 
     filters. They found that the crater had returned to normal by 
     01:15UT. M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing III-IV) observed a large 
     diffuse spot on the east of the crater that was brighter in blue 
     than in red light and the CED device gave a high reading. J.D. 
     Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing III-IV) made a skecth that showed the 
     bright spot extended on the east wall - again the CED reading was 
     high and a lot of detail was visible on the floor. A.C. Cook 
     (Frimley, UK, seeing III-IV) also noted remarkable detail and the 
     bright (as confirmed by CED) blob on the eastern rim. G. North 
     (Sussex, UK, seeing III-II) also confirmed the bright blob on the 
     eastern wall. Wooller found the north west wall was a dirty 
     yellow colour - though no colour was seen elsewhere in or outside 
     the crater. Mosely found the crater to be bright and his sketch 
     revealed the extension of the bright blob on the eastern rim and 
     again a great deal of interior detail. Amery (Reading, UK, seeing 
     III) found Aristarchus to be "a brilliant splash against dulled 
     background in violet filter, especially polarizing filter. CED + 
     polarizer readings high, but not as high as previous night". 
     Mobberley (Suffolk, UK, seeing III-IV) remarked that "spurious 
     colour a total mess around Aristarchus & nothing abnormal seen". 
     A photograph was taken at 20:50UT reveals the  bright blob and 
     entire detail. Peters (Kent, UK, seeingIII-II) observed  
     Aristarchus with a UV screen from 20:15-21:23UT and comented that 
     althogh being very bright, there was no variation between white 
     and UV. It was checked with a Moon Blink device and the radial 
     bands were  clearly seen in white light, < in blue. The Cameron 
     2008 catalog ID=233 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2018-Aug-28 UT 11:47-12:21 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1964-10-23

     Aristarchus 1964 Oct 23 UTC 02:35-02:45 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3" refractor, 133 & 200x, S=3-5, T=4) "South floor 
     region granulated, 6 deg bright with very faint trace of pale yellow 
     color; rest of crater 8 deg bright." NASA catalog weight=4 (good), NASA 
     catalog ID #859.


2018-Aug-28 UT 11:56-13:06 Ill=96% Moon observed by Spinrad on 1962-9-16

     In 1962 Sep 16 at UT08:05 Spirad (Victoria, B.C., Canada, 48" 
     reflector) obtained a spectrum with a UV emission, in H & K lines 
     compared to Jupiter and Mars. II-AO plates, 6A/mm dispersion. 
     Fraunhofer lines much shallower than planetary ones. (whole
     Moon). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=770 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=4.


2018-Aug-29 UT 05:43-09:13 Ill=93% Aristarchus observed by Thomas on 1970-4-24 *

     Aristarchus 1970 Apr 24 UTC 07:00 
     Observed by Thomas


2018-Aug-29 UT 06:37-07:22 Ill=92% Lichtenberg observed by Barcroft on 1940-10-19

     Lictenberg Area 1940 Oct 19 UT 07:11 Observed by Barcroft 
     (Madera, CA, 6" reflector) Pronounced reddish-brown or orange 
     color. Less marked than previous night, & slight on 22nd. See 
     #'s 477; 478". NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #476. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Aug-29 UT 06:37-07:26 Ill=92% Macrobius observed by Sparks on 1971-3-15

     Macrobius 1971 Mar 15 UT 02:07-03:15 Observed by Sparks (Exmouth, UK, 
     6" reflector x400) "Strong pink color extending whole curve of crater's 
     illum. wall, starting & ending in shadow side. Color grew deeper, then 
     faded & ended at 0315h. Changed eyepieces. No other feature had this 
     tho. looked for. Survived many separate powers of eyepieces."
     NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1289.


2018-Aug-29 UT 07:15-09:01 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by Brook_C on 2009-6-11

     On 2009 Jun 11 at UT01:00-01:15 C. Brook (Plymouth, UK, 2" refractor, 
     x25, seeing excellent and no cloud or haze) obsrved fluctuations in the 
     brightness of Aristarchus crater. No brightness fluctuations were seen 
     elsewhere. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-29 UT 11:04-12:40 Ill=92% Posidonius observed by Schmidt_J on 1849-2-11

     Posidonius 1849 Feb 11 UT 02:00? Observed by Schmidt (Athens, Greece, 
     7" refractor) "Bright little crater in it was shadowless. Schroter saw 
     repeated changes in it & others & once saw this crater's shadow 
     replaced by a gray veil. Gruithuisen saw the same thing as Schroter in 
     1821." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #128. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2018-Aug-30 UT 05:21-07:53 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 05:21-07:53 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 06:08-09:50 Ill=86% Plato observed by Lihou on 1886-10-16 *

     1886 Oct 16 UTC 22:00 Observed by Lihou (France?) "Unusual phenomena ? 
     (drawing)" Ref Sirius, Vol 20, 45 p69 (1887). NASA catalog weight=1 
     (very low). NASA catalog ID #252. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-30 UT 06:56-07:51 Ill=86% Plato observed by Markov on 1915-4-3

     Plato 1915 Apr 03 UTC 23:00? Observed by Markov (Russia) NASA 
     catalog describes observation: "Appearance of bright spots 
     that could even be seen in a 43mm (2-in) tube" 2" refractor 
     used. NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog TLP ID NO. #350. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2018-Aug-31 UT 07:24-09:20 Ill=78% Copernicus observed by Firsoff on 1955-5-12

     Copernicus 1955 May 12 UTC 03:40 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, UK, 
     6.5" reflector x70) "Pico was invis. in violet filter. Copernicus was 
     bright in it." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #591.


2018-Aug-31 UT 07:24-09:20 Ill=78% Mons_Pico observed by Firsoff on 1955-5-12

     Mt Pico 1955 May 12 UTC 03:40 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, UK, 
     6.5" reflector x70) "Pico was invis. in violet filter. Copernicus 
     was bright in it." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #591. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Aug-31 UT 09:29-10:18 Ill=78% Mare_Tranquillitatis observed by Arkhipov on 1985-9-4

     On 1985 Sep 04 at UT 22:15 A.V. Arkhipov (Russia) detected a bright 
     flash in Mare Tranquilitatis that lasted < 1 second and had a diameter 
     of < 2 arc seconds i.e. the limit of seeing resolution. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=280 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2018-Aug-31 UT 09:49-11:45 Ill=77% Aristarchus observed by Anderson on 1967-5-29

     Aristarchus-Herodotus 1967 May 29 UT 06:40-07:25 Observed by Anderson 
     (Manchester, N.Hampshire, 10" reflector, x212, S=G, T=E) "After timing 
     sunset on Theophilus & Cyrillus turned to Aris.-Herod. At 0640 saw red-
     brown color centered at ?=.685, eta=+.390. Glow strongest at largest 
     area at 0640. Decreased in area but not in intensity to 1/2 its size at 
     0648. At 0650 color gone. Seen again at 0658 but not so pronounced. 
     Faded out at 0700, obs. terminated at 0725. (Haas thinks it might have 
     been atm. dispersion at such low alt. of 12-17 deg)." NASA catalog 
     weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1038. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-31 UT 11:55-13:32 Ill=77% Bullialdus observed by Chapman_BW on 1981-12-16

     On 1981 Dec 16 at UT 17:45 B.W. Chapman, Kingston-Upon-Thames, 
     UK, 11.5cm refractor, seeing II, trasnparency Fair) found the 
     east outer ridge brighter in red - inclined to blue. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-31 UT 12:05-13:32 Ill=77% Plato observed by Chapman_BW on 1981-12-16

     On 1981 Dec 16 at UT 17:45 B.W. Chapman, Kingston-Upon-Thames, 
     UK, 11.5cm refractor, seeing II, trasnparency Fair) found the 
     west inner ridge lighter in red, and so to the east and south-
     west floor. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2018-Aug-31 UT 12:54-13:32 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.