TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: USA AK Anchorage



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


2020-May-01 UT 05:56-06:32 Ill=54% Plato observed by Bartlett on 1964-5-20

     Plato 1964 May 20 UT 01:00-01:30 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 2.4" refractor x117, S=6, T=5). "Orange-red color on W. wall. 
     Vivid" NASA catalof weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #813.


2020-May-01 UT 05:56-07:01 Ill=54% Eratosthenes observed by Bartlett on 1976-6-6

     Eratosthenes 1976 Jun 06 UT 02:01 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3" reflector x54-300, S=5, T=5) "Bowel was 
     full of shadow but a small 5 deg bright spot on NE floor. 
     Nothing seen in 1975 at nearly same col. but shadow was deeper." 
     NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1432.


2020-May-01 UT 06:25-08:20 Ill=55% Plato observed by Markov on 1916-9-5

     On 1916 Sep 05 at UT 19:30 Markov (Russia) observed in Plato light on 
     shadow of the bands at the bottom of the crater. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=364 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2020-May-01 UT 07:32-08:56 Ill=55% Sulpicius_Gallus observed by Dawes on 1867-6-10

     Sulpicius Gallus 1867 Jun 10 UT 22:00? Observed by Dawes 
     (England?) "3 distinct roundish black spots. Absent on 13th" 
     NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #184. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2020-May-01 UT 07:47-08:39 Ill=55% Plato observed by Markov on 1925-6-29

     Plato 1925 Jun 20 UT 20:00? Observed by Markov (Russia) "Light 
     bands in bottom seen in shadow & did not seem to be elevations. 
     These have been seen 5X from 1913-1922." NASA catalog weight=3. 
     NASA catalog ID #391. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2020-May-01 UT 07:47-09:12 Ill=55% Eratosthenes observed by Bartlett on 1976-8-4

     Eratosthenes 1976 Aug 04 UTC 02:07 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, S=6, T=3, 4.5" reflector 40-450x) "faint spot of light 4 deg 
     bright seen in shadow on pos. of c.p. which is normally invis. At base 
     of inner NW wall a faint bluish radiance (gas?) was observed". NASA 
     catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1439.


2020-May-01 UT 07:50-09:34 Ill=55% Moon observed by Cameron_W on 1969-11-18

     On 1969 Nov 18 at UT 00:30-02:30 W. Cameron (Greenbelt, MD, USA, 12" 
     reflector, x80 and x320) using a low power eyepiece, observed that 
     bright craters (but not all of them) "glittered like diamonds". These 
     craters were several on the terminator, Proclus, Censorinus, Manillius, 
     Menelaus and Dionysius. The glitter effect was on the west wall crest 
     -- like stars. Higher power revealed these areas to be bright but not 
     star-like (nor glittering). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1212 and the 
     weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-May-01 UT 08:35-10:12 Ill=55% Plato observed by Schroter on 1789-7-30

     Plato 1789 Jul 30 UTC 21:00? Observed by Schroter (Lilienthal, Germany) 
     NASA Catalog Event #61, NASA Weight=2 (slightly low) Event described 
     as: "Soon after sunrise saw a kind of fermentation on the floor which 
     clearly resembled a kind of twilight, (due to some kind of aberration 
     unknown to the observer?)" For further details see reference: 
     Middlehurst, B.M., Burley, J.M., Moore, P.A. and Welther, B.L., 1968, 
     NASA TR R-277.


2020-May-01 UT 09:39-10:12 Ill=56% Eratosthenes observed by Lenham_AP on 1952-11-25

     Eratosthenes 1952 Nov 25 UT 16:30 A.P. Lenham (Swindon, UK, 3-
     inch refractor x150, Definition Good) noted that there was 
     faint/slightly bright detail inside the interior shadow - 
     observer comments "presumably peaks of central mountains & W. 
     Wall ridge, but very faint" - however this is worth checking 
     out. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-May-01 UT 10:10-10:12 Ill=56% Eratosthenes observed by Abel_P on 2009-11-25

     On 2009 Nov 25 UT18:42-21:03 P.Abel, T.Little and C.North (Selsey, UK, 
     15" reflector, seeing II-III, transparency very good), all saw visually 
     a brownish tinge on the north west rim of Eratosthenes crater. P.Abel 
     made a sketch and T.Little took some high resolution CCD images, some 
     of which were through coloured filters. Checks were made for spurious 
     colour, but none was seen elsewhere on the Moon. The eyepiece was 
     changed but this made no difference. M.C.Cook (Mundesley) was observing 
     with a smaller scope at the same time, but saw no colour, however 
     observing conditions were worse. W.Leatherbarrow (Sheffield, UK) was 
     observing with a instrumenet mid way in size, and saw a brownish tinge 
     in the NW rim area, but saw a similar colour elsewhere and put this 
     down to spurious colour. Normally multiple observers seeing the same 
     thing would result in a weight of 4, however as this was only observers 
     at Selsey and some of the evidence contradicts, I am allocating an 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2020-May-02 UT 05:59-07:10 Ill=66% Plato observed by Klein_HJ on 1878-10-5

     Plato 1878 Oct 05 UT 21:40 Observed by Klein (Cologne, 
     Germany, 6?" refractor) "Fog in W. part of crater. Faint 
     shimmer like thin white cloud" NASA catalog weight=4. NASA 
     catalog ID #203. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2020-May-02 UT 05:59-07:30 Ill=66% Vitello observed by Unknown_Observer on 1960-8-1 *

     On 1960 Aug? 01 at UT 22:00? an unknown observer detected that Vitello 
     was illuminated -it should have been in shadow? Cameron says that if 
     several days before sunrise then the date could have been July through 
     to December, with August 1st most likely, and ancilary data is 
     therefore given for this date. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=729 and 
     weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-May-02 UT 05:59-06:08 Ill=66% Copernicus observed by Hedervari on 1969-11-18

     Copernicus 1969 Nov 18 UT 21:10-21:11 Observed by Hedervari 
     (Budapest, Hungary, 3.5" refractor) "Yellowish-red stripe on 
     inner W. wall (chrom. aberr.? Apollo 12 watch)." NASA catalog 
     weight=2. NASA catalog ID No. 1217. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-May-02 UT 05:59-06:57 Ill=66% Goldschmidt observed by Brandli on 1969-11-18

     Goldschmidt 1969 Nov 18 UT 21:59 Observed by Brandi (Wald, Switzerland, 
     6" reflector x90) "Brightening -- photo. (the author, WSC, cannot 
     verify LTP on film. Its brightness similar to other features at same 
     term. dist. Shadow is anomolous if real -- very narrow streak beside it 
     & beyond main shadow (Apollo 12 watch)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very 
     high). NASA catalog ID #1218.


2020-May-02 UT 05:59-07:32 Ill=66% Censorinus observed by Cook_MC on 1982-3-4

     On 1982 Mar 04 at UT 20:00 M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK) found Censorinus 
     (4.6) to be brighter than Proclus (4.0) in white light. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=164 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-May-02 UT 05:59-07:32 Ill=66% Proclus observed by Cook_MC on 1982-3-4

     On 1982 Mar 04 at UT 20:00 M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK) found Proclus 
     (4.0) to be fainter than Censorinus (4.6) in white light. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=164 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2020-May-02 UT 05:59-07:26 Ill=66% Torricelli_B observed by North_G on 1989-1-16

     On 1989 Jan 16 at UT 20:00 G. North (Herstmonceux, UK, 30" reflector) 
     observed Toricelli B to change in brightness and found colour in it. A 
     10 minute exposure spectrum was taken (Cameron does not have 
     information on whether anything unusual was recoeded) before clouds 
     obscured the Moon. Normally a 30 minute exposure would be needed. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=345 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2020-May-02 UT 05:59-06:01 Ill=66% Copernicus observed by Spellman_R on 1995-7-7

     On 1995 Jul 07 at UT 04:22 R. Spellman (Los Angeles, CA, USA) noted 
     that the floor of Copernicus was slightly darker in blue light. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1. This report came from R. Spellman's web site.


2020-May-02 UT 05:59-06:01 Ill=66% Godin observed by Spellman_R on 1995-7-7

     On 1995 Jul 07 at UT 04:22 R. Spellman (Los Angeles, CA, USA) 
     noted that the inside of Bodin darkened in blue light and also 
     the floor was darker in white light than it was the previous 
     day. The  ALPO/BAA weight=1. This report came from R. 
     Spellman's web site.


2020-May-02 UT 05:59-06:01 Ill=66% Proclus observed by Spellman_R on 1995-7-7

     On 1995 Jul 07 at 04:22UT R. Spellman (Los Angeles, CA, USA) noted that 
     the floor of Proclus looked slightly darker in blue light. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2020-May-02 UT 05:59-07:18 Ill=66% Vitello observed by Pink_A on 2007-10-20

     2007 Oct 20 UT 17:31 A.Pink (Basinkstoke, UK) images a flash on 
     the dark size of the Moon near to Vitello. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-May-02 UT 06:01-07:04 Ill=66% Plato observed by Crick on 1979-4-6

     Plato 1979 Apr 06 UT 18:00-21:00 Observed by Crick (Belgium, seeing II-
     III) Part of floor darker than normal and obscuration on inner west 
     wall - the effect did not change during the observation. Drawing made. 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=49 and weight=3. ALPO-BAA weight=2.


2020-May-02 UT 07:50-09:12 Ill=66% Aristillus observed by Haas_W on 1939-9-23

     Aristillus 1939 Sep 23 UT 01:00 Observed by Haas? (New Mexico?, USA, 
     12" reflector?) "Dark area in W. part of floor had I=1.3. comp with I=
     1.3, 3.7, 4.0 in #450, 454, & 459, respectively. (albedos disagree at 
     same phases, so are real anomalies). (normal here?)." NASA catalog 
     weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #461.


2020-May-02 UT 08:16-09:51 Ill=66% Plato observed by Fitton on 1970-12-7

     Plato 1970 Dec 07/08 UT 23:30-00:45 UT Observed by Fitton (Oldham, 
     England, 8.5" refkector, x200, S=G) "Floor blank, yet some craters 
     should be vis. Outer wall craters showed clearly. (similar to 
     Bartlett's obs on Nov. 8th, #1278" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). 
     NASA catalog ID #1279.


2020-May-02 UT 09:08-10:28 Ill=67% Aristillus observed by Haas_W on 1939-7-26

     Aristillus 1939 Jul 26 UT 02:30 Observed by Haas? (NM?, USA, 12?" 
     reflector) "Dark area to W. part of floor was I=3.7. (see #450, 459 & 
     461). Used diff. telescopes but can not explain difference)" NASA 
     catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #454.


2020-May-02 UT 09:51-10:35 Ill=67% Eratosthenes observed by Haas_W on 1936-10-25

     On 1936 Oct 25 at 01:35 UT W. Haas (Alliance, OH, USA, 12" 
     reflector) saw small bright spots on the floor of Eratosthenes, 
     (Pickering's atlas 9A, col. 30deg, shows no spots - according to 
     Cameron). Cameron 1978 catalog TLP=417 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2020-May-02 UT 10:17-10:35 Ill=67% Copernicus observed by Lovell on 1966-3-1

     Copernicus 1966 Mar 01-02 UT 22:06-09:45 Observed by Lovell (Auburn, 
     OH, 4" refractor, x120m S=E, T=3.5) "As sun rose higher, west (ast.?) 
     outer wall was bathed in a soft viol. color -- not in evidence on flat 
     ground below the wall" NASA catalog weight=3, NASA catalog ID #922.


2020-May-03 UT 06:01-06:06 Ill=76% Mons_Piton observed by Baum_R on 1969-11-19

     Piton 1969 Nov 19 UT 21:15-22:00 Observed by Baum (England, 
     4.5" refractor) "Traces of cloudiness on E. slope at 2115h. 
     Increased  at 2150h in extent & brightness. Spread onto plain. 
     Summit & shadow in W. part sharp & clear. (Apollo 12 watch)." 
     NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1221. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2020-May-03 UT 06:01-07:23 Ill=76% Plato observed by Brook_C on 2006-2-8

     C. Brook of Plymouth UK, using a 4" refractor x216, noticed at UT 20:10
     dark patches coming and going (in terms of visibility) on the floor of 
     Plato. Occasional views of the central cratelet (seen as a white spot) 
     were glimpsed. The dark patches seen lasted about 1-2 seconds before
     fading out during each visibility cycle. Teneriff Mountains were 
     checked but no sign of seeing effects that might explain the dark floor
     patches. By 20:26UT the dark patch effect was fading and by 20:31UT 
     floor detail was visible. Observations ceased at UT 20:34. Seeing 
     conditions were II and the Moon was at a high altitude. Other observers 
     were alerted but came on-line after the effect had finished. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2020-May-03 UT 06:31-08:27 Ill=76% Censorinus observed by North_G on 2007-10-21

     At approximately 18:43UT observer noticed that Censorinus, and 
     its bright apron, appeared particularly brighter than normal. 
     There was some spurious colour present - but just a redness 
     along the southernmost extent of the apron visible; could not
     detect any blue along the northern edge however, he did do not
     suspect the colour to be anomalous. A re-examination at 18:51UT 
     revealed that the crater had faded and was seen to fade visibly 
     in real time to normal levels (over about a minute) by 18:53UT. 
     Other features remained constant and so too did the apparent 
     spurious colour.


2020-May-03 UT 07:14-08:45 Ill=77% Ramsden observed by Brook_C on 1999-5-25

     Ramsden 1999 May 25 UT 20:57-21:22 Observed by Brook 
     (Plymouth, UK, 4" refractor, x216, seeing II-III) "Bright spot 
     on W wall - brightness variation seen. - At the start it was 
     bright, then it faded, and towards the end of the observation 
     it was starting to brighten again". BAA Lunar Section 
     observation. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-May-03 UT 07:31-08:46 Ill=77% Eratosthenes observed by Chilton_KE on 1968-11-1

     Eratosthenes 1968 Nov 01 UT 01:50-02:06 Observed by Chilton 
     (Hamilton, Canada, 12" reflector, 300x) "Red glow in the crater. 
     Weak blink beyond ESE (IAU?) wall. Visually, area would not 
     focus & gave impression of fog cascading down slope, but no 
     motion was vis. (Moore has misprint in time in his cat. 
     extension -- should be 0150-0206)." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA 
     catalog ID 1106. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2020-May-03 UT 07:55-09:10 Ill=77% Torricelli_B observed by North_G on 1983-3-24

     U.K. observers: G. North and P. Foley, both saw a wisp of blue 
     associated with this crater. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=209 and 
     weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2020-May-03 UT 08:38-09:52 Ill=77% Daniell observed by Price_M on 1979-6-5

     Daniell 1979 Jun 05 UT 20:15-21:10 Observed by Price (Camberley, 
     England, 152mm reflector x64 and x128, seeing III, transparency good) 
     "Obscuration seen" BAA Lunar Section report.


2020-May-03 UT 08:38-09:52 Ill=77% Posidonius observed by Price_M on 1979-6-5

     Daniell 1979 Jun 05 UT 20:15-23:00 Observed by Price (Camberley, 
     England, 152mm reflector x64 and x128, seeing III, transparency good) 
     observed that Posidonius lacked sharpness.


2020-May-03 UT 10:23-10:48 Ill=78% Bullialdus observed by Cook_MC on 1979-6-5

     Bullialdus 1979 Jun 05 UT 22:00-23:00 Observed by Cook M.C. 
     and J.D. (Frimley, UK, 12-inch reflector, Seeing III-IV, good 
     transparency). MC Cook observed internittently over this time 
     period (due to cloud) and found the crater sharper in a blue 
     filter than in a red filter. No obscuration seen apart from a 
     darkish patch on the SW rim and spreading over onto an area 
     surrounding the rim, which she took to be shadow, though the 
     main shadow was along the east rim of the crater. JD. Cook 
     observed an orange colouration seen on eastern and the cleft 
     on the SW rim. Dark area seen on southern floor of crater, 
     south of central peak. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-May-04 UT 06:04-07:21 Ill=86% Promontorium_Laplace observed by Cook_JD on 1978-5-18

     On 1978 May 18 at UT20:45-21:53 J.D. Cook (Frimley, UK, 12" 
     reflector, x240) observed Promitorium Laplace to have 
     visually a brown colour - though no Moon Blink (red and blue 
     filters) effect was detected. Cameron comments that this is 
     probably a subjective effect - also others have reported 
     something similar at times. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=30 
     and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-May-04 UT 06:04-09:10 Ill=86% Plato observed by Moore_P on 1998-7-5 *

     Plato 1998 Jul 05 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, x200-
     x400, seeing II/III) comments that he is puzzled why the floor 
     of Plato, which is light gray in shade, looks completely blank 
     tonight. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-May-04 UT 06:04-06:33 Ill=86% Torricelli_B observed by North_G on 2005-1-21

     Torricelli B 2005 Jan 21 UT 21:21-21:43 Observed by North (Norfolk, UK, 
     20cm reflector, x64, x128, Seeing IV, Transparency, moderate) 
     "Torricelli B appeared rather dull with a prominent dark halo of a 
     strongly bluish tint. The halo extends a few sec of arc beyond the 
     crater. At 21:21-21:43 crater was varying in brightness but this may 
     have been due to the seeing? By 21:42 the dark halo was gone. By 21:44-
     21:49 UT the crater was brighter and more normal in brightness than 
     before. By 22:17 UT all was normal. The variations in brightness were 
     also seen by Cook (Mundesley, UK). Observations by Carbognani (Itlay) 
     21:20-23:10 failed to find any variations in brightness. Nor did Amato 
     (CT, USA) from 23:00-23:15 UT."


2020-May-04 UT 06:56-08:30 Ill=86% Mare_Crisium observed by Moore_P on 1949-2-9

     Barker's Quadrangle (Capuanus) 26W, 34S 1949 Feb 9 UT 20:00? 
     Observed by Moore (England, 12" reflector) :Quadrangle not seen, 
     apparently misty. (quad. in Capuanus? see Wilkins & Moore, The 
     Moon, p124)" NASA catalog ID=514, weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3..


2020-May-04 UT 07:23-09:12 Ill=86% Torricelli_B observed by Cook_MC on 1989-1-18

     M. Cook of Frimley, UK observed a brightening of the crater during
     this observing session. The cameron 2006 extended catalog ID=346 and 
     weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2020-May-04 UT 07:55-09:05 Ill=86% Torricelli_B observed by Cook_MC on 1983-3-25

     M. Cook of Frimley, UK, noticed Torricelli B to have a blue 
     tinge inside and outside. No colour had been noticed earlier 
     on 19-21 Mar. Cameron reports also in her catalog that the halo 
     around Torricelli B had lost its brilliance as seen on 29th Mar. 
     Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=210 and weight=5 - apparently being 
     confirmed by Marshall, Mobberley and Foley. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2020-May-04 UT 08:02-09:20 Ill=86% Gassendi observed by Haas_W on 1939-9-25

     Gassendi 1939 Sep 25 UT 01:30 Observed by Haas (New Mexico? 12" 
     reflector?) "NE part pf c.p. had I=9.4 comp. with I=6.4 (normal? in #
     458. under similar obs. cond. (& phase. thus real diff.)" NASA catalog 
     weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #462.


2020-May-04 UT 08:39-10:27 Ill=86% Gassendi observed by Moseley_T on 1967-3-22

     Gassendi 1967 Mar 22 UTC 19:39-19:43 Observed by Mosely (Armagh, N. 
     Ireland, 10" refractor, x360) "Red color & blink strongly suspected 
     in small area centred on junction of 3 clefts 1/2 way from c.p. & 
     ESE wall. Well-defined & did not note change during obs. period. 
     Clouds terminated obs. till 2120 when it was not seen." NASA 
     catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1018.


2020-May-04 UT 09:13-10:23 Ill=87% Torricelli_B observed by Serio_R on 2005-1-22

     Torricelli B 2005 Jan 22 UT 01:00 Observed by Serio (Houston, TX, USA, 
     6" Cassegrain, x150 and x180, Seeing 3, high deck of Cirrus clouds) 
     "Torricelli B hard to make out in the videos taken, but images taken 
     through cloud. A check on the image received by the coordinator shows 
     that Torricelli B is in fact visible, but perhaps not very bright. A 
     later observational sequence of images by Raul Salvo (Montevideo, 
     Uraguay UT 03:15-03:23) showed similarly that Torricelli B was dark, 
     and there was some brightness variability although the 
     background setting on these was low" An ALPO report.


2020-May-04 UT 09:33-10:50 Ill=87% Mersenius_C observed by Ward_G on 2005-11-13

     G. Ward (a lunar observer for 15 years) observed an area just south 
     west of Mersenius C to be blurred and in a greenish cloud. The green 
     colour was more like that of dead grass than one gets from a neon bulb.
     The effect was seen from 04:50-04:57UT, but could have been going on 
     before it was first noted at 04:50-UT. Seeing was 6-7/10 4" Refractor 
     (2 element). refractor had been used hundreds of hours before (over a 
     10 year period) with no similar colour was seen. The observer checked 
     other areas but did not see any similar effects. They also rotated and 
     changed eyepieces, but this made no difference to the TLP. The TLP site 
     seen was picked up on an image taken earlier at 04:47UT by W. Bailley,
     from Sewell, NJ, USA. Unfortunately the area concerned, a mountain on 
     the image, was saturated and so we cannot tell if a colour was present 
     there and the seeing was poor.


2020-May-04 UT 10:02-10:50 Ill=87% Bullialdus observed by Gray_R on 2006-12-2

     At 03:30UT observer noticed a hint of yellow colour
     on the floor of the crater and by 03:57UT the south
     east and central parts of the floor and the circular
     feature on the south west floor had turned a deep
     yellow colour. The rest of the crater remained colourless.
     Other craters also remained colourless. By 04:05UT the colour
     was fading and by 04:15UT it was gone. Maurice Collins
     in New Zealand took some low resolution colour images about
     4 hours later but these failed to show any yellow colour.
     Zac Pujic obtained colour images at a different time of
     natural surface colour on the Moon and finds that Bullialdus
     does actually have a natural yellow cast to most of the floor.
     However this does not explain the variability in colour strength
     seen by Robin Gray. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2020-May-04 UT 10:43-10:50 Ill=87% Gassendi observed by Unknown_Observer on 1889-5-11

     On 1889 May 11 at 22:00? UT an unknown observer saw an ink black spot 
     on the rampart of Gassendi. It had not been seen before ar at the next 
     lunation or indeed ever again. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=261 and 
     weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2020-May-04 UT 10:46-10:50 Ill=87% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-10-16

     Aristarchus 1975 Oct 16 UT 20:00? Observed by Foley (Kent, 
     England, 12" reflector) "Deep blue-viol. spot in NW (IAU?) 
     interior corner." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #
     1413. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-May-05 UT 06:06-07:19 Ill=93% Herodotus observed by Zeller_P on 2016-7-17

     On 2016 Jul 17 UT 03:49 P.Zeller (ALPO, Indianapolis, IN, USA) 
     imaged a pseudo-peak with shadow on the floor of Herodotus, 
     however the image scale and quality of this colour image were 
     not great and the observer suspects that it might be an 
     imaging artefact. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-May-05 UT 06:28-08:21 Ill=93% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1978-5-19

     P. Foley of Kent, UK, using a 12" reflector, seeing=III-II, noticed
     that initially that the crater was pretty dull and that the floor
     was a slate blue-gray in colour at 22:45UT. A noticeable green spot
     inside the crater on the south east appeared at 22:25UT and vanished
     at 00:50UT. Cameron notes that one doesn't get green with spurious 
     colour. Crater Extinction brightness measurements were made at 22:00 UT
     (reading=2.8) and at 23:45UT (reading=3.7). The crater dropped in 
     brightness from 3.7 to 2.8 at 23:50UT and remained lower until 3.0 at 
     23:50-03:15 UT. A graph was produced and showed Proclus and Censorinus 
     at similar brightnesses, but Aristarchus variable. The Earthshine was 
     0.3. Cameron 2006 Extension catalog ID=31 and weight=5.
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2020-May-05 UT 07:38-09:25 Ill=93% Aristarchus observed by Sartory on 1967-3-23

     Cobra Head 1967 Mar 23 UT 18:40-20:47 Observed by Sartory, 
     Moore, Moseley (Farnham, England, 15" reflector (Sartory) seeing 
     very poor & 10" refractor in Armagh, N. Ireland (Moore & Mosely) 
     x360 - seeing Fair to Poor) "Red patch seen intermittently; 
     moon-blink from 1916-2047h. Position agreed with Sartory who 
     alerted them to Aris. area; checks on others were neg." NASA 
     catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID 1020. Then Aristarchus 1967 
     Mar 23 UT 18:40-20:30, 21:30 by Marsh and Farrant (Cambridge, 
     England, 8" reflector, x330). "Suspected colour on SW (ast.) 
     wall. Farrant saw color in crater, completely independently, 
     (inform. suggests same phenom. as seen by Moore & Moseley tho 
     they said Cobra head). NASA Catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #
     1021. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2020-May-05 UT 07:38-09:25 Ill=93% Gassendi observed by Sartory on 1967-3-23

     Gassendi 1967 Mar 23 UTC 18:40-18:50 Observed by Sartory (Farnham, 
     England, 15" reflector) "Heavy blink on inner S. wall. Moved toward N. 
     at 1845, faded at 1850." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog 
     ID #1019.


2020-May-05 UT 08:31-09:48 Ill=94% Aristarchus observed by Johnson on 1937-9-17

     Johnson, of Des Moines, Iowa, USA, using a 7" reflector and an 8" 
     refractor, saw a bight streak. The observer looked later, but it was no 
     longer visible. Cameron thinks that it might have been a reflection 
     from the wall. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=423 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2020-May-05 UT 08:34-10:27 Ill=94% Aristarchus observed by Darling_D on 1990-11-30

     D. Darling of (Sun Praire, WI, USA, using a 12.5" reflector at x150, 
     noticed a hint of red? colour on the south west rim of Aristarchus. 
     Brightness measurements were normal for Aristarchus and Herodotus. No 
     colour seen elsewhere e.g. Prom. LaPlace. The colour on Aristarchus had 
     gone by 01:15UT. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=414 and weight=3. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2020-May-05 UT 08:59-10:37 Ill=94% Gassendi observed by Brook_C on 2007-10-23

     A fleeting faint reddish patch was seen in Gassendi 
     at 21:15UT. This observation has an ALPO/BAA weight of 2.


2020-May-05 UT 10:04-10:37 Ill=94% Herodotus observed by Kozyrev on 1955-10-28

     Rays of(?) (in?) Herodotus 1955 Oct 28 UTC 18:30 Observed by Kozyrev 
     (Crimea, Russia, 50" reflector, spectragraph) "Spectrum 3934A (K of 
     Ca). 3964 (H of Ca) change in luminosity. 13% in H, 19% in K, 2% in H, 
     3% in K. in photo-line-depth method" NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). 
     NASA catalog ID #622. ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2020-May-06 UT 08:44-08:49 Ill=98% Plato observed by Pratt_H on 1874-1-1

     Plato 1874 Jan 01 UT 20:00? Observed by Pratt (England?) 
     "Unusual appearance" NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #
     183. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-May-06 UT 08:44-09:07 Ill=98% Daniell observed by Madej_P on 1982-3-8

     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.


2020-May-07 UT 07:50-11:45 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1976-6-12 *

     Aristarchus 1976 Jun 12 UT 05:21 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore. MD. 
     USA, 4.5" reflector, 40-225x, S=5, T=3, "Deep viol. tinge in N. 1/2 of 
     nimbus. Faint blue-viol. radiance (gas ?) on E. - NE wall along crest. 
     No color elsewhere, nor on plateau m." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). 
     NASA catalog ID #1435.


2020-May-07 UT 11:03-11:50 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.


2020-May-27 UT 06:59-07:42 Ill=20% Aristarchus observed by Miles_H on 1990-1-1

     On 1990 Jan 01 at UT 16:55-18:45 H. Miles (Cornwall, UK) observed that 
     Aristarchus was seen in Earthshine at 16:55UT before the limb (was 
     visible in Earthshine?). "1705 Aris>>1723 fading 1727 > again." Then: 
     "1740 Aris << and just visible at 1845". Apparently Foley suspects that 
     Aristarchus had brightened up before 16:55UT (shwen H. Miles started to 
     observe) and then gradually retruned to normal. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=385 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-May-27 UT 07:09-07:42 Ill=20% Copernicus observed by Miles_H on 1990-1-1

     On 1990 Jan 01 at UT 17:29 H. Miles (Cornwall, UK) observed that 
     Copernicus had a faint glow in it. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=385 and 
     the weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-May-27 UT 09:57-10:02 Ill=21% Grimaldi observed by Schmitt on 1972-12-10 *

     On 1972 Dec 10 at UT21:11 Schmitt, whilst orbiting the Moon on Apollo 
     17 saw a flash in Grimaldi. When questioned by Cameron upon return to 
     Earth, he said that he was dark adapted at the time and was unable to 
     say whether it was a cosmic ray or an impact flash. Cameron says that 
     there have been many similar reports in the past from Earth-based 
     observers e.g. TLP report No. 1167). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1352 
     and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2020-May-28 UT 07:01-07:49 Ill=30% Kant observed by Trouvelot on 1873-1-4

     Kant 1873 Jan 04 UT 23:00? Observed by Trouvelot (Cambridge, Mass, 8" 
     refractor) "Luminous puplish vapors" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). 
     NASA catalog ID #180.


2020-May-28 UT 07:01-08:17 Ill=30% Aristarchus observed by Johnson_G on 1985-4-26

     G Johnson of Swanton, MD, USA used a 2" refractor at f/12.
     Aristachus revealed as a red spot on a photo of the Moon. This
     was similar to another photo obtained on 1988 Apr 21st. Frame (with 3
     exposures present)reveals a dim star like point near Campanus on 
     exposure 1. Expsoure 2 shows it a little east on the Earth-lit 
     part. Exposure 3 shows it off the south-east limb. Apparently 20
     minutes later took 2 exposures and frame 18 was a double. The
     second exposure revealed an object farther from the limb but the
     first exposure does not show the object. The two high power exposures 
     do not show it. Cameron could not see the spots that Johson describes
     on his slides, but did see several spots (defects?) on the 
     8 and 12 second exposures near Hevelius and also on the 20 second
     exposure near to Hecataeus only. BAA members observed star like 
     flashes a few hours earlier - near Aristarchus. One BAA member, Madej, 
     had seen a green glow in Arisarchus in two places in two eyepieces.
     Cameron 2006 Catalog extension ID=265 and weight=2. 


2020-May-28 UT 07:01-08:17 Ill=30% Campanus observed by Johnson_G on 1985-4-26

     G Johnson of Swanton, MD, USA used a 2" refractor at f/12.
     Aristachus revealed as a red spot on a photo of the Moon. This
     was similar to another photo obtained on 1988 Apr 21st. Frame (with 3
     exposures present)reveals a dim star like point near Campanus on 
     exposure 1. Expsoure 2 shows it a little east on the Earth-lit 
     part. Exposure 3 shows it off the south-east limb. Apparently 20
     minutes later took 2 exposures and frame 18 was a double. The
     second exposure revealed an object farther from the limb but the
     first exposure does not show the object. The two high power exposures 
     do not show it. Cameron could not see the spots that Johson describes
     on his slides, but did see several spots (defects?) on the 
     8 and 12 second exposures near Hevelius and also on the 20 second
     exposure near to Hecataeus only. BAA members observed star like 
     flashes a few hours earlier - near Aristarchus. One BAA member, Madej, 
     had seen a green glow in Arisarchus in two places in two eyepieces.
     Cameron 2006 Catalog extension ID=265 and weight=2. 


2020-May-28 UT 07:01-08:17 Ill=30% Hecataeus observed by Johnson_G on 1985-4-26

     G Johnson of Swanton, MD, USA used a 2" refractor at f/12.
     Aristachus revealed as a red spot on a photo of the Moon. This
     was similar to another photo obtained on 1988 Apr 21st. Frame (with 3
     exposures present)reveals a dim star like point near Campanus on 
     exposure 1. Expsoure 2 shows it a little east on the Earth-lit 
     part. Exposure 3 shows it off the south-east limb. Apparently 20
     minutes later took 2 exposures and frame 18 was a double. The
     second exposure revealed an object farther from the limb but the
     first exposure does not show the object. The two high power exposures 
     do not show it. Cameron could not see the spots that Johson describes
     on his slides, but did see several spots (defects?) on the 
     8 and 12 second exposures near Hevelius and also on the 20 second
     exposure near to Hecataeus only. BAA members observed star like 
     flashes a few hours earlier - near Aristarchus. One BAA member, Madej, 
     had seen a green glow in Arisarchus in two places in two eyepieces.
     Cameron 2006 Catalog extension ID=265 and weight=2. 


2020-May-28 UT 07:01-08:17 Ill=30% Hevelius observed by Johnson_G on 1985-4-26

     G Johnson of Swanton, MD, USA used a 2" refractor at f/12.
     Aristachus revealed as a red spot on a photo of the Moon. This
     was similar to another photo obtained on 1988 Apr 21st. Frame (with 3
     exposures present)reveals a dim star like point near Campanus on 
     exposure 1. Expsoure 2 shows it a little east on the Earth-lit 
     part. Exposure 3 shows it off the south-east limb. Apparently 20
     minutes later took 2 exposures and frame 18 was a double. The
     second exposure revealed an object farther from the limb but the
     first exposure does not show the object. The two high power exposures 
     do not show it. Cameron could not see the spots that Johson describes
     on his slides, but did see several spots (defects?) on the 
     8 and 12 second exposures near Hevelius and also on the 20 second
     exposure near to Hecataeus only. BAA members observed star like 
     flashes a few hours earlier - near Aristarchus. One BAA member, Madej, 
     had seen a green glow in Arisarchus in two places in two eyepieces.
     Cameron 2006 Catalog extension ID=265 and weight=2. 


2020-May-28 UT 07:01-08:15 Ill=30% Proclus observed by Darling_D on 1989-2-11

     On 1989 Feb 11 at UT23:30-01:39 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" 
     reflector, x159, seeing=7/10) observed a linear east to west feature in 
     Proclus. D. Weier (WI, USA, 11" reflector, x378) found the NNW part of 
     the crater to be brighter than expected and confirmed the prescence of 
     the east to west feature - this crossed the shadow on the east floor 
     and over into Mare Crisium. R. Manske (WI, USA) detected another 
     "streak" parallel to this. All observers suspect that the linear 
     features were due to raised topography on the floor of Proclus - 
     however Cameron comments that there does not seem to be any linear 
     features on the floor of Proclus to cause these effects. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=351 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2020-May-28 UT 07:01-07:20 Ill=30% Santbech observed by Rogers_G on 1994-6-14

     On 1994 Jun 14 UT 21:45-22:00 G.Rogers (Crendon, UK, 3" Zeiss 
     refractor, sky conditions perfectly clear) reported seeing three 
     very large whitish clouds against the Moon. The strongest seemed 
     to "stem" from the vicinity of Santbech crater (crater 
     identified the next day from an atlas), and was a milk chocolate 
     colour near the stem. The other two large clouds were to the 
     north - in the general area of Mare Fecunditatis and Mare 
     Crisium though perhaps slightly further west and in contact with 
     the terminator? The effect was confirmed (independently) by 4 
     other observers using the same telescope. The telescope was 
     moved but the clouds remained in the same position over the 
     Moon. This report comes from The Astronomer Jan 2013 p 230. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-May-28 UT 07:18-08:17 Ill=30% Aristarchus observed by Classen on 1967-4-15

     On 1967 Apr 15 at UT 19:15-21:00 Classen (Pulsnitz Observatory, East 
     Germany, 8" refractor) found that Aristarchus was very bright and the 
     atmospheric seeing was very good until 21:00UT. Nothing unsual was seen 
     on 16th and 17th April. Cameron reports that this was the first TLP 
     seen by this group. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1022 and the weight=3. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2020-May-28 UT 07:33-08:12 Ill=30% Macrobius observed by Barcroft on 1939-10-19

     Macrobius 1939 Oct 19 UT 02:00? Observed by Barcroft (Madera, CA, USA, 
     6" reflector) "Reddish-brown hue (unusual) usually absent" NASA 
     catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #463.


2020-May-28 UT 07:56-08:17 Ill=30% Aristarchus observed by Stretton on 1794-3-7

     On 1794 Mar 07 at UT 20:00 Stretton and Wilkins (England, UK) 
     observed Aristarchus appearing as a light like a star in 
     Earthsine to the naked eye(independent confirmation according 
     to Cameron?). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=73 and 74 and the 
     weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-May-30 UT 07:05-07:51 Ill=52% Ptolemaeus observed by Cook_AC on 1978-4-15

     Ptolemaeus 1978 Apr 15 UTC 21:54-22:20 Observed by A.Cook 
     (Frimley, Surrey, UK, 12" reflector x240, S=IV (Antoniadi)) 
     "Small triangular area on the NW floor of the crater, at the 
     foot of the rim, was slightly brighter in blue light than in red 
     (Moonblink used). Suspected this was due to the poor observing 
     conditions. Certainly blink reaction was not unmistakable". 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2020-May-30 UT 07:59-08:58 Ill=52% Mons_Pico observed by Quinn on 1986-11-9

     On 1986 Nov 09 at UT 23:00 Quinn (Glebview, IL, USA, 8" reflector, x49-
     x305) found īn the vicinity of an unnamed ridge points toward Pico- two 
     bright points about 5 magnitudes brighter than any other part of the 
     Moon. The Alpine valley points directly between these two points. "Came 
     from apparently featureless area. Both points about the same size, but 
     different shapes ~ width of alpine valley" The observer used 4 
     different eyepieces and the points were brightest in the lowest power. 
     Other specks of light could be seen in the darkness wound the N point. 
     The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=289 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2020-May-30 UT 08:43-08:58 Ill=53% Archimedes observed by Burnerd on 1922-5-4

     In 1922 May 04 at UT Burnerd (England?) discovered three long mounds in 
     Archimedes crater (rays?). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=385 and weight=
     0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-May-31 UT 07:07-08:16 Ill=63% Proclus observed by Farrant_M on 1967-4-18

     Proclus 1967 Apr 18 UTC 18:40-18:45 Observed by Farrant (Cambridge, 
     England, 8" reflector x175) "Crater appeared quite dark, even bright 
     ring was subdued & seemed thicker than normal. Drawing." NASA catalog 
     weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1028. ALPO/BAA weight=1.