TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: Ireland - Dublin



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


2023-Dec-01 UT 00:00-00:54 Ill=86% Barocius_E observed by Hammes on 1878-11-13

     Near Bacon, Barocius, Nicolai i.e. 16E-25E, 52S-42S 1878 Nov 13 UTC 
     02:30 Observed by Hammes & others (Oskaloose, Iowa, USA, 6.5" 
     reflector) "Lunar volcano (drawing) (investigation & correspondence 
     cast doubt on location)" NASA catalog weight=? NASA 
     catalog ID #208.


2023-Dec-01 UT 00:11-01:15 Ill=86% Aristarchus observed by LeCroy on 1975-8-25

     LeCroy Jr. and Sr. (Springfield, VA, 4.5" reflector, x75, S=VG, T=3)
     observed the following in the Aristarchus and Herodotus region: "Prior 
     to 0542h the 2 craters were 2 bright spots within bright areas. Then a 
     brightness developed merging them together into one big bright area 
     with no discernable details. Returned to normal at 0554h. Sketches. 
     Albedo=10+ where normal albedo is 9.5". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=
     1413 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-01 UT 03:02-04:05 Ill=85% Godin observed by Collins_M on 2006-12-8

     On 2006 Dec 08 at UT 17:32 (+/- 2 min) M. Collins (Palmerston 
     North, New Zealand, 3.5" Maksutov, 40mm eyepiece, seeing III-IV) 
     observed during daylight hours an extremely bright flash south of 
     Godin. It flared up and down over a fraction of a second an appeared 
     three times brighter than the Moon background itself. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2023-Dec-01 UT 03:33-04:38 Ill=85% Plato observed by Crain on 1877-11-23

     Plato 1877 Nov 23 UT 22:00? Observed by Crain, Klein, Eng. 
     officer (France?, Cologne, Germany, England?, 6" refractor?) "A 
     luminous triangular object on floor & each craterlet on floor 
     outlined as a lum. pt. (indep. confirm.?)" NASA catalog weight=5 
     (very high). NASA catalog ID #199. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2023-Dec-01 UT 05:47-07:17 Ill=85% Aristarchus observed by Kozyrev on 1955-10-4

     On 1955 Oct 04 UT 22:00 Dubois and Kozyrev (Crimea, Soviet Union, 
     50" reflector) observed the following in Aristarchus crater: "Low 
     disprsion (d=.13 whereas on Oct 28 & Nov d=0.03) Spectogram showing 
     emiss. in central part nr. H&K". Cameron says that this is a 
     confirmation of the previous Bartlett TLP? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=
     619 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2023-Dec-01 UT 05:53-07:12 Ill=85% Mons_Pico observed by Foley_PW on 1976-8-13

     Pico 1976 Aug 13/14 20:50-01:00, 03:15 Observed by Foley? or Findlay? 
     (England, S=E) "Dark line to the E. (IAU?) of Pico obs. & persisted 
     till 0100h. On 14th the whole area around Pico was gray & diffused. At 
     0315h detail reappeared & NW corner sparkled. Small brilliant spot 
     appeared due N. of it & the albdeo exceeded Aristarchus (=9+ ?)" NASA 
     catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1443.


2023-Dec-01 UT 05:55-23:04 Ill=85% Aristarchus observed by Miles_H on 1969-11-27 *

     Aristarchus 1969 Nov 27 UT 20:00? Observed by Miles (coventry, England, 
     5" refractor, x120) "Strong pink color in N. part; spectacular strong 
     blink. Did not notice obscur. Bands were vis." NASA catalog weight=4 
     (high). NASA catalog ID #1227.


2023-Dec-01 UT 08:06-00:18 Ill=84% Eratosthenes observed by Haas_W on 1936-10-4

     1936 Oct 04 UT07:42 W.Haas drew bands, many smaller spots on 
     floor. Pickering's atlas 9D col 141 shows bands but no bright 
     spots. Haas' location Aliance, OH, USA. Reference: Haas, W. 
     J.Royal Astr. Soc. Canada. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=416 and 
     weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-01 UT 22:21-22:59 Ill=79% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1954-8-18

     Observed by Bartlett (Baltimire, MD, USA, 5" reflector, x150) "N. half 
     of crater hazy & ill-defined". S=5, T=4. NASA catalog weight=4 (good). 
     NASA catalog ID 571.


2023-Dec-01 UT 23:16-00:30 Ill=79% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1897-10-15

     Schroter's Valley & Vicinity 1897 Oct 15 UT 19:00 Observed by  
     Pickering (Cambridge, Mass. USA, 15"? refractor) "Variations in vapor 
     col. change in direction of cloud rising from F is marked - (time est. 
     from given colon.)" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #
     292.


2023-Dec-02 UT 00:19-02:15 Ill=78% Theophilus observed by Findlay_MW on 1971-12-6

     Theophilus 1971 Dec 06 UT 21:35-23:20 Observed by Findlay, Ford, 
     Taylor, Robbie (Dundee, Scotland, 10" reflector x180), Bolger 
     (Chester, England), Fitton (Lancashire, England, 8" reflector). 
     "Red-orange patch on E. (IAU?) floor even without a blink. 
     Others confirmed. Dimmed by 2105h but still seen. Dimmer yet at 
     2230h & gone at 2300h. Baum saw brownish-red patch at 25.5E, 
     12.5S. Taylor saw reddish patch SE of crater, fainter at 2220h, 
     gone at 2300h. Fitton saw image very dull,yellow & steady. 
     Filters showed nothing unusual, & nothing seen at 2320h." NASA 
     catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1320. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-02 UT 02:08-04:05 Ill=78% Aristillus observed by Haas_W on 1939-9-3

     Aristillus 1939 Sep 03 UT 05:00 Observed by Haas? (New 
     Mexico?) "Dark area in W. part of floor was I=4.0, comp. with 
     I=1.3, & I=3.7 (see #450, & #454). Used different telescope, 
     but can't explain diff. in albedo, since phase is similar in 2 
     & dist. from term. similar in all (normal?)." NASA catalog 
     weight=4. NASA catalog ID #459. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-02 UT 03:37-05:11 Ill=78% Aristillus observed by Haas_W on 1939-7-6

     Aristillus 1939 Jul 06 UT 05:00 Observed by Haas? (NM?, USA, 
     12" reflector?) "Dark area in W. part of floor was I=1.3 but 
     other dates were brighter. or same. yet cond. similar (see #
     454, 459 & 461)" NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #450. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-02 UT 04:19-05:56 Ill=77% Fracastorius observed by Robinson_JH on 1975-7-27

     Fracastorius 1975 Jul 27 UT 22:45 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, 
     England) "Blink seen. Floor brighter in red than in blue. Suspects 
     colour is spurious". NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID 
     #1410.


2023-Dec-02 UT 04:19-05:56 Ill=77% Plato observed by Robinson_JH on 1975-7-27

     Plato 1975 Jul 27 UT 22:45 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, England) 
     "Blink seen. Floors brighter in red than in blue". NASA catalog weight=
     1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1410.


2023-Dec-02 UT 04:19-05:56 Ill=77% Theophilus observed by Robinson_JH on 1975-7-27

     Theophilus 1975 Jul 27 UT 22:45 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, 
     England) "Blink seen. Floor brighter in red than in blue". NASA catalog 
     weight=1 (very low). NASa catalog ID #1410.


2023-Dec-02 UT 04:57-06:54 Ill=77% Puiseux observed by Madej_P on 1979-7-14

     On 1979 Jul 14 at UT 00:24-01:10 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 15cm 
     reflector, x35, x52, x73 and x110, seeing IV-V, transparency very 
     good). Note that the observing date was also written as Jul 18th in the 
     original report? Puiseaux was very clear in white light, but could not 
     see the cenrtral peak. The central peak though was visible through a 
     Waretten 15 (yellow) filter. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-02 UT 06:29-23:43 Ill=77% Messier_A observed by Moore_P on 1951-10-20 *

     Messier A 1951 Oct 20 UT 00:00? Observed by Moore (England) 
     "Brilliant white circular patch in it. has seen it & Messier 
     blurred several times." NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA 
     catalog ID #545 Note that the date and time given are probably 
     wrong as the Sun is ~7deg below the local horizon at this time. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1 to reflect this error.


2023-Dec-02 UT 07:18-08:25 Ill=77% Plato observed by Pickering_WH on 1904-8-1

     On 1904 Aug 01 at 05:00? Pickering (Echo Mt., CA, USA) UT Plato: 
     "Bright hazy obj., 2" diam. on floor, Obs before & after were normal". 
     The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=318 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3. 


2023-Dec-02 UT 23:29-00:36 Ill=70% Aristarchus observed by Firsoff on 1955-9-7

     Aristarchus region 1955 Sep 07 UT 03:00 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, 
     England, 6.5" reflector x200, S=VG) "A dirty brown misty effect on the 
     area NE (Ast. ?) of crater. Darkened in blue & yellow filters alike." 
     NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #608.


2023-Dec-02 UT 23:29-23:55 Ill=70% Aristarchus observed by Morgan_P on 1973-10-16

     Aristarchus 1973 Oct 16/17 UT 22:16-01:00 Observed by Morgan 
     (England) "Invis. of NW wall bands. Seeing by no means 
     perfect" NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1376. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-02 UT 23:37-00:56 Ill=70% Copernicus observed by Firsoff on 1955-9-7

     Copernicus 1955 Sep 07 UT 03:20 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, England, 
     6.5" reflector x200, S=VG) "Brightening up of crater in the blue 
     filter" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #607.


2023-Dec-03 UT 00:02-01:21 Ill=70% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1955-9-7

     In 1955 Sep 07 at UT 03:45-05:20 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, S=5, T=
     3) observed the following in Aristarchus crater: "Strong blue-viol. gl. 
     in E, NE rim & E. base of c.p. Dark viol. nimbus, granular aspect of 
     floor". Cameron suggests that this is confirmation of Firsoff's TLP of 
     the same day? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=609 and weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-03 UT 01:40-03:35 Ill=70% Eratosthenes observed by Bartlett on 1976-9-14

     Eratosthenes 1976 Sep 14 UTC 04:24 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 4.5" reflector, 45-300x, S=6, T=3 hazy) "Pseudo shadow F 
     disappeared & wall here is same intensity as whole inner crater wall, =
     4deg. No change in X, X3 or X2 (4 deg much brighter than normal)." NASA 
     catalog weight=4 (good). Cameron c1978 atalog ID=1453 and weight=4. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-03 UT 03:28-05:17 Ill=69% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1956-7-28

     Aristarchus 1956 Jul 28 UT 05:20-05:55 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector, x180, S=5, T=4) "Vivid blue-
     viol. gl. on c.p., band across E. floor, & EWBS, E. & NE wall". 
     N.B. The effect had vanished by 07:20UT. NASA catalog weight=4. 
     NASA catalog ID 646. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-03 UT 05:40-07:19 Ill=69% E_Limb observed by Fraser on 1975-7-29

     On 1975 Jul 29 at UT 00:00 Fraser (England, 6" reflector, x70) and 
     Howick (England, 3.5" reflector) observed the occultation of 51 Pisc. 
     at emersion - Fraser saw a flash or spike of liht which proceeded 
     emersion of primary by 0.4sec. The 9.0 mag companion appeared some 
     moments later. Howick at 1 km away, with 3.5" reflector noted nothing 
     unusual. Cameron says that no 3rd companion is known. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=1411 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-03 UT 08:10-08:26 Ill=68% Aristarchus observed by Garbett_P on 1976-8-15

     Aristarchus 1976 Aug 15 UT 23:00-23:45 Observed by Garbott (2) 
     (Bedfordshire, England, 10" reflector x500, seeing Antoniadi I) 
     and by Moore (Sussex, England, 15" reflector, x360, seeing 
     Antoniadi IV) "Noted blue color on N. wall extending toward 
     Herod. Also saw orange color in S. region. Confirmed by father. 
     (similar to many of Bartlett's rept's.), More noted nothing 
     unusual at 2320h." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #1444. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-04 UT 00:38-02:07 Ill=61% Aristarchus observed by Gray_R on 2004-12-3

     Observations made with a variable polarizer (akin to a crater
     extinction device) to measure brighness with red and blue filters.
     Some variability in brightness noted. With the Kodak Wratten
     25 and 38A filters there was little or no increase in contrast with the 
     red filter, but with the blue filter there was a great increase in 
     contrast of the brighter areas of the crater - the crater floor and 
     patches of lighter material, especially at the north end. The remaining
     areas were supressed with the Blue 38A. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-04 UT 02:01-03:35 Ill=60% Gassendi observed by Whippey_MR on 1966-4-12

     On 1966 Apr 12 at UT 01:05-01:23 Whippey (Northolt, England, UK, 6" 
     reflector x212) and Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" 
     Moon Blink) observed in Gassendi: "Abrupt flash of red, settling 
     immediately to a point of red haze near NW (IAU?) wall. Continuous till 
     0123h. (Not confirmed at Corralitos Obs. MB--at same time?". The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=927 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2023-Dec-04 UT 02:20-02:55 Ill=60% Gassendi observed by Whippey_MR on 1966-12-4

     Gassendi 1966 Dec 04 UTC 01:05-01:23 Observed by Whippey (Northolt? 
     England, 6" reflector, x212) "Abrupt flash of red, setling in 
     immediately to a pt. of red haze nr. NW (ast.?) wall. Continuous till 
     0123 (date given was 4-12-66 = European convention?)." NASA catalog 
     weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1000.


2023-Dec-04 UT 06:24-07:01 Ill=59% Kepler observed by deBerard on 1966-12-4

     Kepler 1966 DEc 04 UTC 05:10 Observed by de Beraud (Flossmoore, 
     Ilinois, USA, 6" reflector, x360, S=G) "Saw a bright area thru. blue 
     filter but could not see it in red filter. Decided it was a bluish 
     phenomenon." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1001.


2023-Dec-05 UT 01:48-02:39 Ill=51% Copernicus observed by Haas_W on 1939-7-9

     Copernicus 1939 Jul 09 UT 05:00 Observed by Haas? (NM?, USA, 12" 
     reflector?) "Dark area at foot of N. inner wall was I=1.8. Comp. with 
     I=4.8 on 9/6/39 (see #460)" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog 
     ID #451.


2023-Dec-05 UT 03:08-05:05 Ill=51% Copernicus observed by Haas_W on 1939-9-6

     Copernicus 1939 Sep 06 UTC 06:00 Observed by Haas? (New Mexico?, 12" 
     reflector) "Dark area at foot of N. inner wall had I=4.8 comp. with I=
     1.8 in #451. (same phase so a real difference)." NASA catalog weight=4 
     (good). NASA catalog ID #460.


2023-Dec-05 UT 05:18-07:42 Ill=49% Earthshine: Dec Phoencids, Puppid/Velids & Monocerotids

2023-Dec-05 UT 07:45-08:29 Ill=49% Wargentin observed by Gaudibert_CM on 1878-10-18

     On 1878 Oct 18 at UT 21:00? Gaudibert (France?, 4"refractor) observed 
     Webb's white spot on SW border of Wargentin to be brilliant, however 
     this had vanished by Oct 19. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=204 and the 
     weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-06 UT 04:17-06:00 Ill=41% Copernicus observed by Fauth on 1899-8-29

     In 1899 Aug 29 at UT 15:30-16:15 Fauth (Landstuhl, Germany) noted that 
     the inner parts of Copernicus glowed in weak phosphorescent light 
     though not directly illuminated by the Sun. He thought it probably due 
     to multiple reflections from lighted walls. The craters Bullialdus and 
     Reinhold did not shiw this effect though. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=
     305 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-06 UT 05:12-06:53 Ill=41% Vitello observed by Haas_W on 1939-7-10

     Vitello 1939 Jul 10 UT 09:30 Observed by Haas? (NM? USA, 12?" 
     reflector) "S.part of dark area was I=2.5 but diff. values other times. 
     (see #453, &457). Cond. were similar" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). 
     NASA catalog ID #452.


2023-Dec-06 UT 05:28-07:21 Ill=40% Puiseux observed by Madej_P on 1979-7-18

     On 1979 Jul 18 at UT 00:24-01:10 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 15cm 
     reflector, x35, x52, x73 and x110, seeing IV-V, transparency very 
     good). Note that the observing date was also written as Jul 14th in the 
     original report? Puiseaux was very clear in white light, but could not 
     see the cenrtral peak. The central peak though was visible through a 
     Wratten 15 (yellow) filter. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-06 UT 03:01-07:43 Ill=40% Earthshine: Dec Phoencids, Puppid/Velids & Monocerotids

2023-Dec-06 UT 07:46-08:30 Ill=40% Wargentin observed by Gaudibert_CM on 1878-10-19

     On 1878 Oct 18 at UT 21:00? Gaudibert (France?, 4" refractor) observed 
     Webb's white spot on SW border of Wargentin that had been brilliant the 
     previous night, had completely vanished tonight. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=204 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-07 UT 04:19-05:42 Ill=32% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1975-9-29

     On 1975 Sep 29 at 21:15-21:55UT P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, using a 12" 
     reflector, x200, seeing III), saw colour on Plato - blue on the inner 
     south west rim and red on the inner south east rim. No colour was seen 
     elsewhere on the Moon. This was a BAA Lunar Section Observation. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-07 UT 05:32-07:14 Ill=31% Vitello observed by Haas_W on 1939-7-11

     Vitello 1939 Jul 11 UT 09:30 Observed by Haas? (NM, USA, 12"? 
     reflector) "S. part of dark area was I=2.5, but diff. values other 
     times. (see #453, & #457). Cond. were similar." NASA catalog weight=4 
     (high). NASA catalog ID #452.


2023-Dec-07 UT 04:19-07:45 Ill=31% Earthshine: Dec Phoencids, Puppid/Velids & Monocerotids

2023-Dec-07 UT 08:28-08:32 Ill=30% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-8-2

     Aristarchus 1975 Aug 02 UT 02:23-02:49 Observed by Foley (Kent, 
     UK, 12" reflector, photos obtained) "Floor of crater was slate 
     gray/blue & a dense blue-viol. obscur. at NW corner of floor. 
     Photos show smudge there. Phenom. vanished at 0249h. No alert or 
     blink in order to get photos before it faded. Crater was 
     abnormally bright." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #
     1412. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-08 UT 05:48-06:27 Ill=22% Posidonius observed by Dzapiashvili on 1956-7-3

     On 1956 Jul 30 at UT 19:13 Dzapiashvili (Pulkova, Russia) observed the 
     following in Posidonius: "Short term sharp changes in polarization in 
     crater (in ashen light)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=643 and weight=5. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2023-Dec-08 UT 07:41-08:33 Ill=22% Aristarchus observed by Molesworth_PB on 1897-9-22

     Aristarchus 1897 Sep 22 UT 00:41 Observed by Molesworth (Trincomali, Shri 
     Lanka, 9" reflector, conditions very good) "A Glimmering knotted streak seen 
     beneath and parallel to the W wall. At the centre of the E. Edge of the shadow 
     was another faint glowing effect  probably coincident with the central peak. 
     The crater was more than half filled with shadow." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA 
     catalog ID #290. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-08 UT 05:48-07:46 Ill=22% Earthshine: Dec Phoencids, Puppid/Velids & Monocerotids

2023-Dec-09 UT 07:41-07:47 Ill=14% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2023-Dec-15 UT 16:49-17:33 Ill=10% Earthshine: Geminids: ZHR>120 vel=35km/s & Coma Berencides: ZHR=3 vel=65km/s

2023-Dec-18 UT 16:48-18:44 Ill=38% Aristarchus observed by Nottingham_University on 2006-11-26

     CCD images were captured in white light that seemed to show that
     the relative brightness between Aristarchus or Pytheas differed
     considerably to what they were to be one night earlier on 2008 Nov 25.
     Either Pytheas was brighter tonight or Aristarchus was darker.
     Which feature, and which night, the abnormality occurred on is 
     uncertain. One possible explanation might be a brightness
     gradient from glare from the sunlit side affecting the image contrast
     quality of the CCD images for relative photometric measurements.
     This TLP is being assigned a weight of 3 for now.


2023-Dec-18 UT 16:48-18:44 Ill=38% Pytheas observed by Nottingham_University on 2006-11-26

     CCD images were captured in white light that seemed to show that
     the relative brightness between Aristarchus or Pytheas differed
     considerably to what they were one night earlier on 2008 Nov 25.
     Either Pytheas was brighter tonight or Aristarchus was darker.
     Which feature, and which night, the abnormality occurred on is 
     uncertain. One possible explanation might be a brightness
     gradient from glare from the sunlit side affecting the image contrast
     quality of the CCD images for relative photometric measurements.
     This TLP is being assigned a weight of 3 for now.


2023-Dec-18 UT 17:30-19:23 Ill=38% Earthshine observed by Unknown_Observer on 1821-11-30

     On 1821 Nov ? at UT 19:00 an unknown observer (in England) reported 
     "Bright spots on the moon. (if early phase, date would be 26th-29th) 4 
     other instances mentioned. Fixed streaks of light in dark part -- first 
     one stated as moving. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=94 and weight=2. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-18 UT 17:32-19:28 Ill=38% Mare_Serenitatis observed by Jean on 1988-11-15

     On 1988 Nov 15 at 10:07-10:40 UT P. Jean (Outremont, Quebec, 
     Canada, 4" refractor?) saw in the SE part of Mare Serenitatis 
     a luminescent area just over on the night side of the 
     terminator - it was cone shapes and coppery in colour. Cameron 
     comments that maybe it was a very low sun angle effect and she 
     has seen something similar, but on the bright side of the 
     terminator. Jean then goes onto comment that at 10:25UT a very 
     dark line was seen south of the cone i.e. east of the 
     terminator. A sketch was provided and P.Foley commented that 
     the cone did not correspond to any terrain. Cameron 2006 
     Catalog Extension ID=339 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-18 UT 17:34-19:29 Ill=38% Censorinus observed by Serio_R on 2004-12-18

     2004 Dec 18 UT 02:00 F. Serio (Houston, TX, USA) may have 
     imaged aperiod of brightening in this crater in images - 
     though Darling comments that it could be a Registax issue. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-18 UT 19:02-20:02 Ill=39% Ross_D observed by Harris on 1967-12-8

     Ross D 1967 Dec 8 UT 02:30-02:40 Observer: Harris (Tucson?, 
     AZ?), colourless bright area SW of Ross D with repeated 
     condensations that appeared then dissipated in thirty seconds to 
     a minute. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-18 UT 19:21-20:02 Ill=39% Proclus observed by Gray_R on 2003-2-8

     Proclus 2003 February 8,2003 UTC 02:09-03:07 Observed by Gray 
     (Winnemucca, NV, USA, 152mm F9 refractor Seeing 6-7, Transparency 6 
     305x) "Blinked Proclus with Wratten Red 25 and Blue 38A filters. 
     Features seen through the red filter were basically seen with the same 
     degree of clarity as in white light, in the case of sunlit walls, maybe 
     a little bit better in the red. With the Blue 38A filter only the 
     brightest part of the crater walls (north end) was visible-the rest of 
     Proclus was dark shadow. At 3:07UT I compared the brightest parts of 
     Proclus with Censorinus and Dionysius. The brightest parts of Proclus 
     and Dionysius were comparable. Censorinus was much less bright than 
     either of the above craters-the halo and crater were much faded over 
     its usual brilliant appearance. Both Censorinus and Censorinus A
     were visible as distinct craters at 114x. The black shadow covering the 
     east 40% of Proclus last night had broken up into three patches 
     separated from each other by lighter bands. These were confined to
     the east crater wall. Only the central patch was black, the other two 
     were considerably lighter. Running along the southwest edge of the 
     crater floor of the crater floor appeared to be a hill to the north
     of which was a less elevated plateau. As the observing period 
     progressed part of the brilliantly illuminated north crater wall 
     developed a darker area which gradually became more prominent. As
     the sun is getting higher I would expect shadows and dark areas to 
     diminish-what was happening here is unknown. However, this is not an 
     unusual event for this part of Proclus". The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-18 UT 19:24-20:02 Ill=39% Theophilus observed by Cross on 1966-1-28

     Theophilus 1966 Jan 28 UTC 01:24-03:45 Observed by Cross & 
     Ariola (Whittier, CA, USA, 19" reflector, x300, S=6-4, T=4, "3 
     red patches appearing and dissappearing at different times. 
     Obscurred at sunrise on it. Later, red patch appeared on the 
     floor." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #920. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2023-Dec-18 UT 19:33-20:02 Ill=39% Ross_D observed by Mt_Wilson on 2018-6-19

     2018 Jun 19 UT 04:00 G. Cross, using a 60" f/16 Cass, Strehl > 
     0.9, under descent seeing conditions, found that the ghost 
     crater was not visible - was this an obscuration or just 
     normal apeparance? ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-18 UT 16:50-20:04 Ill=39% Earthshine: Dec. Leonis Minorids: ZHR=5 vel=64km/s

2023-Dec-19 UT 16:00-18:18 Ill=49% Maskelyne observed by Persson on 1969-11-16 *

     Maskelyne 1969 Nov 16 UTC 16:28-17:10 Observed by Persson (Hvidore, 
     Denmark, 3" refractor) "Brightening & obscur. (Apollo 12 watch)." NASA 
     catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1210.


2023-Dec-19 UT 16:00-17:30 Ill=49% Halley observed by Raden_DJ on 1979-7-1

     On 1979 Jul 01 at 22:00?UT D.J. Raden (Fort Meade, FL, USA, using a 
     10" reflector) detected a flare near to Halley (5E, 9S) visually with 
     the eye and it lasted about 3-4 min - a sketch was made. However it was 
     also found on one photographic slide taken with an exposure of 35 
     seconds. The observer comments that visually the flare was not as 
     bright as it appeared in the photograph. In an area near Halley. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=57 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=4.


2023-Dec-19 UT 16:39-18:36 Ill=49% Aristarchus observed by D_All_Ara on 1969-11-16

     On 1969 Nov 16 at UT 16:43-19:22 Dall'Ara (Switzerland, 4"? reflector), 
     Stucchi (Switzerland, 12" reflector) observed in Aristarchus 
     intermittent pulsations - Cameron speculates atmopsheric and also 
     mentions the Apollo 12 watch. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1211 and 
     weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-19 UT 18:59-22:55 Ill=50% Promontorium_Agarum observed by Louderback_D on 1987-11-28 *

     On 1987 Nov 28 at UT 04:16-04:45 D. Louderback (South Bend, WI, USA, 
     3"reflector, x150, S=E) observed that the Promontorium Agarum plateau 
     was rather dull and grayish - usually it was "tannish" "even > sunlit 
     areas, & twin craters at his point A which are always > spots on 
     plateau. At 0420 whole plateau sank into complete darkness, hard to 
     distinguish from mare plain. albedo dropped to 5 from 6.8 reading. 
     Nearby plain was normal 5 so phenomena had not spread to it. At 0424 
     Cape started to reappear to albedo 6 until 0445, when it returned to 
     normal, but not sharply defined - like through haze. Detail better in 
     red than in blue filter, sketches. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=315 and 
     the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2023-Dec-19 UT 16:51-19:12 Ill=50% Earthshine: Dec. Leonis Minorids: ZHR=5 vel=64km/s

2023-Dec-19 UT 19:13-21:09 Ill=50% Alphonsus observed by Hoffman on 1965-4-8

     Alphonsus 1965 Apr 08 UTC 20:00? Observed by Hoffman (Germany?) "Saw 
     variable shining bright lights". NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA 
     catalog ID #873.


2023-Dec-19 UT 19:13-21:09 Ill=50% Aristarchus observed by Hoffman on 1965-4-8

     Aristarchus 1965 Apr 08 UTC 20:00? Observed by Hoffman (Germany?) "Saw 
     variable shining bright lights". NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA 
     catalog ID #873.


2023-Dec-19 UT 19:13-21:09 Ill=50% Censorinus observed by Hopmann on 1965-4-8

     Censorinus 1965 Apr 08 UTC 20:00? Observed by Hopmann (Czecholovakia?) 
     "Green flash or brightening (date correct ? written 8-4-65. First taken 
     as American convention, thus as Aug. 4, but now think it was in 
     European convention of day first then month)." NASA catalog weight=2 
     (low). NASA catalog ID #873a.


2023-Dec-19 UT 19:13-21:09 Ill=50% Hyginus_N observed by Hoffman on 1965-4-8

     Hyginius N 1965 Apr 08 UTC 20:00? Observed by Hoffman (Germany?) "Saw 
     variable shining bright lights". NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA 
     catalog ID #873.


2023-Dec-19 UT 19:13-21:09 Ill=50% Linne observed by Hoffman on 1965-4-8

     Linne 1965 Apr 08 UTC 20:00? Observed by Hoffman (Germany?) "Saw 
     variable shining bright lights". NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA 
     catalog ID #873.


2023-Dec-19 UT 19:13-21:09 Ill=50% Proclus observed by Hoffman on 1965-4-8

     Proclus 1965 Apr 08 UTC 20:00? Observed by Hoffman (Germany?) "Saw 
     variable shining bright lights". NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA 
     catalog ID #873.


2023-Dec-19 UT 20:19-21:52 Ill=50% Hyginus_N observed by Unknown_Observer on 1878-10-3

     In 1878 Oct 03 at UT 20:00 an Unknown observer noted that Hyginus Nova 
     had the most conspicuous of all appearances, and there was no trace of 
     it on 1878 Oct 04. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=201 and weight=3. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2023-Dec-19 UT 20:37-21:52 Ill=51% Eimmart observed by Pickering_WH on 1913-1-15

     Einmart 1913 Jan 15 UTC 00:12 Observed by Pickering (Cambridge, 
     Massachusets, 11" refractor, x330) "Spreading apron of white material 
     like a sea of cloud. Not seen again after this date. Crater had been 
     brightest area on moon between it & limb -- albedo 9. on Aug 5 albedo =
     6. His atlas shows it bright. It grew dull after this date. He gave 
     col. as 117? but FQ was at 1/15/?? at 10h" - note the quality of the 
     NASA microfische is very bad and probably some of this text has been 
     incorrectly read?. NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #
     342.


2023-Dec-20 UT 16:01-16:27 Ill=60% Montes_Teneriffe observed by Hart_R on 1854-12-27

     Montes Teneriffe 1854 Dec 27 UT 18:00-23:00, Observed by 
     Hart & others (Glasgow, Scotland, 10" reflector), "2 luminous 
     fiery spots on bright side on either side of a ridge, 
     contrasting color. Seemed to be 2 active volcanoes. Ridge was 
     normal color. Spots were yellow or flame color. Never seen 
     before in 40 yrs. of observing." Please try to observe this 
     when the Moon is low on the horizon to see if this mimics
     the effects seen? NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #129. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-20 UT 16:01-17:25 Ill=60% Hyginus_N observed by Crain on 1877-11-13

     Hyginus Nova 1877 Nov 13 UT 20:00? Observed by Crain, Klein, Eng. 
     officer (France?, Cologne (Germany), Enland?, 6" refractor?, S=E) 
     "Standing out with such prominence, seen at a glance. No trace of it on 
     14th, in excell seeing. (indep. confirm.?)"NASA catalog weight=5 (very 
     high). NASA catalog ID #198. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-20 UT 16:01-16:48 Ill=60% Theaetetus observed by Moore_P on 1952-12-24

     Thaetetus 1952 Dec 24 UT 20:00? Observed by Moore (England?) 
     "Bright spot, hazy line of light" NASA catalog weight=4. NASA 
     catalog ID 556. ALPO/BAA weigh=2.


2023-Dec-20 UT 16:01-17:55 Ill=60% Menelaus observed by Azevado on 1969-11-17

     Menelaus 1969 Nov 17 UT 16:00-19:00 Observed by Rubens de 
     Azevedo,A. Monghilhot, E. Leal e Jose Fernandes (Joao Pessoa, 
     Paraiba, Brazil, 8" and 10" reflectors) "Entire crater of 
     Men. illum. by pale greenish light. (Azevedo)" NASA catalog 
     weight=5 NASA catalog ID #1211a. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2023-Dec-20 UT 16:01-16:32 Ill=60% Alphonsus observed by Jasmin_G on 2003-4-10

     On 2003 Apr 10 at 00:40UT a GLR observer G. Jasmin (Quebec, Canada, 
     using a 10" F-10 Schmidt Cassegrain) took a photograph of Alphonsus 
     crater on Kodak 400ASA film with an exposure of 1/30th sec. There was a 
     light visible (diameter 10 km) inside Alphonsus and the effect was 
     present for 5 minutes. The observer commented that they have seen a 
     light in this crater many times before, but never as long as 5 minutes.
     This report was submitted to the GLR group in Italy. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2023-Dec-20 UT 16:39-18:36 Ill=60% Unknown observed by Fauchier on 1886-5-11

     Fauchier of Marseilles, France, seeing=good - fair and the Moon at a 
     high altitude, saw two lights on the Moon brighter than any others 
     during similar circumstances. They had colour. These had not been seen 
     before and he ruled out cromatic aberation. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=249 
     and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-20 UT 16:53-17:09 Ill=60% Chacornac observed by Khachatryan_S on 2009-8-28

     On 2009 Aug 28 at UTC 17:00:15-17:00:42 S. Khachatryan (Yerevan, 
     Armenia, 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain, x171, seeing 9 (1=worst and 10-
     best), Transparency 5-6 on a scale of 1 to 6) observed in the Chacornac 
     area a series of fiery sparks (dot like with tiny rays), slightly 
     elongated with the multitudinal rays orientated towards the south west 
     direction. The colour was mostly red, with some yellow. The final flash 
     was the most clear. The TLP was tiny in area, but "was distinctly 
     bright against any other object on the Moon". The positional 
     uncertainty of the location of the spark effect was approximately +/-
     150 km, based upon an examination of an atlas afterwards. Just prior to 
     the spark effect, something dark, small and fuzzy (only just discrnable 
     to the eye, through the eyepiece) was seen to pass from the west across 
     the Moon in a slight curve, round the surface of the Moon to the east 
     (post observation estimate: seen for 3.5 sec and covered roughly 8% of 
     the lunar diameter in that time). The area of the dark object was 
     comparable in size to (or slightly less than?) craters such as 
     Autolycus F (diameter 3km) or le Monnier E (diameter 4km) i.e. on the 
     limits of vision of the scope used. The location of the flash was not 
     exactly at the same location as the dark object passed across, but gave 
     the impression of starting from it? A back of the envelope calculation 
     of the lunar diameter covered in the time quoted gives an approximate 
     speed (at the lunar distance) of 80km/s or on the very high end of 
     typical meteor streams that pass by. At closer distances, and 
     recalculated velocities, it is unlikely to be a satellite in low Earth 
     orbit (20m/sec at 100km distance), but could perhaps be a bird or 
     insect at a few km range? So was this dark object something in our
     atmosphere by chance passing across the field of view close to the time 
     of the TLP flare or was at the lunar distance and related to the TLP? 
     Incidentally, no attempt was made during this observation to move the 
     scope to check that the TLP remained stationary against the Moon. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-20 UT 18:24-20:20 Ill=61% Birt observed by Gray_R on 2004-12-20

     2004 Dec 20 UT 02:51-03:26 R. Gray (Winumma, USA) noted that 
     the crater had exceptional brightness to nimbus surrounding it. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2023-Dec-20 UT 19:20-21:13 Ill=61% Proclus observed by Hopp on 1972-10-15

     Proclus 1972 Oct 15 UT 20:48 Observed by Hopp (13.25E, 52.5N, 
     75mm refractor) "Bright flash at the NW wall but poor seeing." 
     T=3, S=5. Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler Moon & Planets (1984) Vol 
     30, pp53-61. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-20 UT 19:55-21:52 Ill=62% Proclus observed by Spellman_R on 1995-7-6

     On 1995 Jul 06 at UT 03:22-03:57 R. Spellman (Los Angeles, USA
     found that the floor of Proclus appeared to darken slightly 
     through a blue filter. The ALPO/BAA weight=2. Source of this 
     observation came from Spellman's web site.


2023-Dec-20 UT 20:22-22:19 Ill=62% Hyginus_N observed by Unknown_Observer on 1878-10-4

     In 1878 Oct 04 at UT 20:00 an Unknown observer noted that Hyginus Nova 
     could not be seen, whereas the night before the crater had the most 
     conspicuous of all appearances. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=201 and 
     weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2023-Dec-20 UT 20:42-22:35 Ill=62% Curtis observed by Williams_AS on 1882-9-20

     Williams of the UK, on 1882 Sep 20 at Moon's age 8.4 days, noticed a 
     spot that had been seen on the 21st and 23rd of the same year with 
     abnormal brightness. The spot was near Picard. Williams comments the 
     spot was "nearly as large but a little fainter than Picard, 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.


2023-Dec-20 UT 23:20-23:25 Ill=63% 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.


2023-Dec-21 UT 16:01-17:27 Ill=71% Hyginus_N observed by Crain on 1877-11-14

     Hyginus Nova 1867 Nov 14 UT 20:00? Observed by Crain, Klein, Eng. 
     officer (France?, Cologne (Germany), Enland?, 6" refractor?, S=E) "On 
     13th it was standing out with such prominence, seen at a glance. No 
     trace of it on 14th, in excell seeing. (indep. confirm.?)"NASA catalog 
     weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #198.


2023-Dec-21 UT 16:01-17:38 Ill=71% Tycho observed by Haas_W on 1940-7-14

     Tycho 1940 Jul 14 UT 02:00? Observed by Haas (NM? USA, 12"? 
     reflector) "Luminous marks in shadow, ragged edged & irreg. 
     shape. E. wall had a milky luminosity" NASA catalog weight=4. 
     NASA catalog ID #468. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-21 UT 16:01-17:24 Ill=71% Ross_D observed by Harris on 1964-2-22

     On 1964 Feb 22 at UT 05:00 Harris (Whittier, CA, 19" reflector, x100) 
     observed the appearance of a ring to the south east of Ross D. Cameron 
     says that 7 persons have seen this over a 2.5 year period. The Cameron 
     1978 catalog ID=801 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-21 UT 16:01-17:57 Ill=71% Gassendi observed by Moore_P on 1967-2-18

     Gassendi 1967 Feb 18 UT 20:30-20:40 Observed by Moore, Moseley 
     (Armagh, Northern Ireland, 10" refractor, x300) "Red color in 
     crater (in dark)". NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #1015. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2023-Dec-21 UT 16:01-16:40 Ill=71% Messier observed by Robinson_JH on 1979-7-3

     On 1979 Jul 03 at UT 20:55-21:20 J-H. Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK, 
     10" reflector, seeing II) observed that Messier was brighter than 
     Messier A. No colour was observed. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID is 58 
     and the weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-21 UT 16:01-16:25 Ill=71% Tycho observed by Albert_J on 2010-8-19

     On 2010 Aug 19 at UT 00:50-01:02 J.Albert (Lakeworth, FL, USA, 
     C11, Transparency 3, Seeing 7-8, 86F and very humid. Oberver 
     checking out repeat illumination condition appearence for Tycho 
     concerning LTP #468 in the 1978 Cameron catalog. Did not see the 
     effect from the original TLP report, but did see, immediately at 
     looking at Tycho a very faint hint of redness in a pencil thin 
     arc (< 1/4 circumference of the rim) confined to the top of the 
     rim of the well-lit north east wall. Coloured arc similar in 
     thickness to Rupes Recta, but not as sharply defined. The outer 
     (E) edge was perhaps sharper than the inner edge. The redness 
     was more on the inside of the top of the rim. The outside of the 
     rim was bright white. This effect was seen in three different 
     eyepieces, at 311x, 224x and 400x. Checked for the effect on 
     other craters nearby but could not see this effect anywhere 
     else. The colour had dissapeared by 01:02UT. The fade took about 
     1-2 minutes. Observation of Tycho continued until 01:06UT, but 
     all seemed normal. Quick checks were made again on Tycho 
     periodically until 02:50UT but the colour was not seen again. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-21 UT 16:39-18:34 Ill=71% Aristarchus observed by Robinson_JH on 1980-5-23

     On 1980 May 23 at UT21:14-21:55 J.H. Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK, 
     12" reflector, seeing II-III) could see Aristarchus in blue and clear 
     filters, but not in red light. Robinson saw some variability in this 
     effect with time. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=96 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2023-Dec-21 UT 16:39-18:34 Ill=71% Campanus observed by Petek on 1980-5-23

     On 1980 May 23 at UT 21:14-21:18 Marco Petek (Porto Alegre, 
     Brazil) saw a shadow extending south east from Campanus 
     opposite to the Sun - however Foley thinks this is normal. 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=96 and weight=0 or 1. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-21 UT 16:39-18:34 Ill=71% Copernicus observed by Blair_G on 1980-5-23

     On 1980 May 23 at UT21:14-22:18 G. Blair (Bridge of Weir, 
     Scotland, UK, 216mm reflector, seeing II-IV) found a red tinge 
     along the western wall of Coperncius, perhaps 32km in length. 
     This was invisible in a blue-green Wratten 44a filter, but was 
     unmistakble in a red Wratten 25 filter. Could have been 
     spurious colour - but no other regiosn were affected. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2023-Dec-21 UT 17:33-18:30 Ill=71% Copernicus observed by Firsoff on 1955-7-28

     Copernicus 1955 Jul 28 UT 20:20 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, England, 
     6.5" reflector x200) "Great brilliance of the terraces in E(IAU?) wall 
     system(?) gets specular refl. (he gave 0820UT, but must have meant 
     2020" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog No. #600.


2023-Dec-21 UT 17:43-19:39 Ill=71% Tycho observed by Blair_G on 1980-5-23

     On 1980 May 25 at UT 22:18 G. Blair (Bridge of Weir, Scotland, 216mm 
     reflector, seeing II-IV) suspected a short sharp flash, white in colour 
     north of Tycho's north wall. Nothing more seen. ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2023-Dec-21 UT 17:53-19:47 Ill=71% Copernicus observed by Horner_E on 2012-9-24

     2012 Sep 24 UT 22:00-23:00 Copernicus. E. Horner (Salisbury, 
     UK, 15cm reflector) observed a prominent red arc where the 
     sunlit part of the interior wall met the shadow. Sometimes the 
     arc was 1/4 the way around the interior, and sometimes half of 
     the way around. Telescope moved, but the red arc stayed where 
     it was. Eyepieces change, but the effect remained. Other parts 
     of the Moon checked, but no red seen. There were however 
     splashes of green e.g. Longomontanus on the terminator, 
     elsewhere further inland from the termionator, and little 
     splashes of green on Mare Frigoras - but lasting a brief time. 
     The red colour was as strong as a red LED and the green similar 
     to that of the northern lights. The observer's husband was asked 
     to independetly check Copernicus and remarked that he could see 
     a little bit of green at the top and some red near the bottom, 
     along the line of the internal shadow. Although there were 
     checks for red elsewhere on the Moon and none were seen, the 
     Moon was starting to get low and it is typical of spurious 
     colour in a few respects. Therefore the ALPO/BAA weight=1 for 
     safety.


2023-Dec-21 UT 17:55-19:51 Ill=71% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1980-5-23

     On 1980 May 23 at UT22:30 (P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 10" reflector, seeing 
     II) described Aristarchus as a "blue luminous patch", but it was too 
     faint to obtain a CED brightness measurement. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=
     96 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-21 UT 18:00-19:26 Ill=72% Atlas observed by Andre on 1966-12-21

     Atlas 1966 Dec 21 UT 17:10 Observed by Andre (Belgium, 3" refractor) 
     "Bright spot on SE part of floor, not seen in photo on 12/18/66" NASA 
     catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1003.


2023-Dec-21 UT 18:43-20:37 Ill=72% Mons_La_Hire observed by Geisel_M on 1972-11-15

     Mons la Hire 1972 Nov 15 UT 09:45-10:18 M.Geisel (Brisbane, 
     Australia, 12.5" f/8 reflector, x90) discovered the TLP, P. 
     Anderson (9.5" reflector) independently confirmed that the TLP
     had an effect in his Moon Blink device - but the effect 
     (suspected that the blink was caused by the extreme nrightness 
     of the mountain?) was weak and thought it not worth further 
     investigation. Photographs taken by Anderson. Geisel believes 
     the effect to be real and states that the area remained sharp 
     and clear throughout. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-21 UT 18:59-22:55 Ill=72% Proclus observed by Classen on 1969-11-18 *

     Proclus 1969 Nov 18 UT 20:00? Observed by Classen (Pulnitz, 
     Czechoslovakia, 8" refractor) "Brightened, exceeded normal. 
     Brightness is monitored relative to Censorinus. (started July, 
     1969) Obs. thinks all bright craters are variable. (Apollo 12 
     watch)." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1216. 
     ASLPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-21 UT 20:09-00:05 Ill=72% 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.


2023-Dec-21 UT 20:58-00:54 Ill=72% 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.


2023-Dec-21 UT 21:03-23:00 Ill=72% 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.


2023-Dec-21 UT 21:03-23:00 Ill=72% 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.


2023-Dec-21 UT 21:03-23:00 Ill=72% 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.


2023-Dec-21 UT 22:06-00:03 Ill=73% 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.


2023-Dec-21 UT 22:06-22:43 Ill=73% 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.


2023-Dec-21 UT 22:16-00:02 Ill=73% 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.


2023-Dec-21 UT 22:29-00:18 Ill=73% 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.


2023-Dec-21 UT 22:29-00:18 Ill=73% 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.


2023-Dec-21 UT 22:49-23:52 Ill=73% 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.


2023-Dec-22 UT 16:02-17:43 Ill=80% Sinus_Iridum observed by Unknown_Observer on 1872-3-19

     In 1872 Mar 19 at UT 23:17 an unknown observer observed in Sinus 
     Iridum: "Covered with a light gray shadow thru which he saw dimly the 
     surface below - indicating obscuring matter over it. (Cameron says: 
     only w. 1/3 of bay would be in shadow as boundaries are 25-37W)". The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=178 and the weight=3.


2023-Dec-22 UT 16:02-16:03 Ill=80% Ross_D observed by Cross on 1964-4-22

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


2023-Dec-22 UT 16:02-17:58 Ill=80% Alphonsus observed by Moore_P on 1967-2-19

     Alphonsus 1967 Feb 19 UT 20:30-21:11 Observed by Moore, 
     Moseley (Armagh, Northern Ireland, 10" refractor, x360) "Blink 
     area between 1900 & 1940 with neg. results. Suddenly at 2030 
     there was a bright red glow, brightest Moseley had ever seen, 
     at Feb 17 suspectec place. Moore returned at 2037h in time to 
     see fading effect. Brief return at 2105-2111; neg. from 
     2120-2250h then clouds. Nothing on Feb 20. confirmation)." 
     NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1016. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2023-Dec-22 UT 16:02-17:22 Ill=80% Bullialdus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-9-15

     Colour seen, mostly blueness on south rim and exterior of south
     rim at Bullialdus crater. Blueness seen too on Plato on inner SSW
     rim, but no colour reported on any other craters. Seeing III,
     12" reflector used x200 and x360.


2023-Dec-22 UT 16:02-17:22 Ill=80% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1975-9-15

     Colour seen, mostly blueness on inner SSW rim. Blueness also seen
     on south rim and exterior of south rim at Bullialdus crater. No colour
     reported on any other craters. Seeing III, 12" reflector used x200 and 
     x360.


2023-Dec-22 UT 16:02-16:33 Ill=80% Daniell observed by Saxton on 1979-7-4

     Daniell 1979 Jul 04 UT 20:40-21:19 Observed by Saxton (UK?, 216mm 
     refractor?, seeing III, transparency: Good) "noticed that the east 
     end of Daniell was bright and fuzzy and had somewhat poorly defined
     edge to the bright part. A sketch was made, and possibly shows
     the same as in past reports" BAA Lunar Section Report. Cameron
     2006 extension catalog ID=59 and weight=3. Observer located in
     Leeds, England and used a 9" reflector x250. Seeing=III and
     transparency=good. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
     
     


2023-Dec-22 UT 16:02-17:23 Ill=80% Plato observed by Davies_H on 1988-10-20

     H. Davies (Llamandel, Swansea, UK, using a 3" refractor,
     detected a short duration reddish hue along the inner NE-NW? 
     rim (4-7 O'Clock location. Sketch supplied to Foley (BAA 
     coordinator). No similar effect seen elsewhere. A.C. Cook 
     (Frimley, UK) detected spurious colour on several craters, 
     including Plato that night. Cameron 2006 Catalog Extension ID=
     337 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-22 UT 16:26-17:39 Ill=80% Mare_Crisium observed by Arsyukhin on 1981-6-12

     Arsyukhin and others (Moscow, USSR), with naked eye and binouculars 
     saw three dark spots suddenly appear on Mare Crisium and disappear 
     approximately 30 minutes later. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=145
     and catalog weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-22 UT 16:26-17:39 Ill=80% Plato observed by Arsyukhin on 1981-6-12

     Arsyukhin and others (Moscow, USSR), with naked eye and binouculars 
     saw TLP activity in Plato that Cameron thinks confirms what UK
     observers saw later. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=145
     and catalog weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-22 UT 16:47-18:20 Ill=81% Alphonsus observed by Jenning on 1966-4-1

     Alphonsus 1966 Apr 01 UT(?) 03:00-03:20 Observed by Jenning, 
     Harris (Coral Estates, CA, USA, 12" reflector) "Red patch from 
     c.p. to W. wall (no confirm. from Corralitos obs. moon blink 
     device & obs. at that time)" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA 
     catalog ID #924. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-22 UT 17:03-18:53 Ill=81% Agrippa observed by Capron on 1878-12-4

     Agrippa and vicinity 1878 Dec 04 UT 20:00? Observed by Capron (France?) 
     "Odd, misty look as if vapor were in or about them" NASA catalog 
     weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #209.


2023-Dec-22 UT 18:22-22:18 Ill=81% Censorinus observed by Brandli on 1969-11-19 *

     Censorinus 1969 Nov 19 UT 1922 Observed by Brandli (Wald, 
     Switzerland, 6" reflector, x90) "Brightening -- photo, (the 
     author, WBC, cannot verify from photo. It is brighter, but so 
     are Proc. & Dionys. -- it being between. i.e. Proc. > Censor. > 
     Dionys. Apollo 12 watch)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). 
     NASA catalog ID #1220. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-22 UT 19:09-21:00 Ill=81% Copernicus observed by Johnstone_GH on 1954-11-6

     Observed by G.H. Johnstone of Albuquerque, NM, USA on 1954 Nov 05 UT 
     20:00 (according to Cameron), but 02:00-04:00 according to the
     original observation and at colongitudes 34.7 to 35.7 deg. 4" 
     reflector, x150 used. The obsewrver reported that the western part 
     (about 1/3rd of the interior) was pitch black with shadow. However 
     there was a zone about as wide, or perhaps only a fourth of the total 
     width that was distinctly a lighter bluish shade, almost like twilight. 
     The shadows of the peaks on the western edge of the rim were clearly 
     seen crossing this bluish shadowed area. Then this area ended sharply, 
     and the farside was bathed in light from the rising sun. The shadows of
     the peak were sharply defined across the twilight zone, and the edge of 
     the pitch black shadow was easily defined but not as sharp as the
     darker shadows crossing the the blue twilight zone. The observer 
     checked other craters but did not see this condition in any of them - 
     they all had the abrupt division between black and white that we would
     normally expect to see. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=579 and weight=2.
     Reference 1962 edition of ALPO's Journal: The Stolling Astronomer.
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-22 UT 20:07-22:03 Ill=82% Plato observed by Birt_WR on 1870-5-10

     Plato 1870 May 10 UTC 22:00 Observed by Birt (England) "Extraordinary 
     display of lights. Says not effect of sunlight" NASA catalog weight=4 
     (high). NASA catalog ID #167.


2023-Dec-22 UT 20:15-00:11 Ill=82% 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.


2023-Dec-22 UT 20:22-21:34 Ill=82% Plato observed by Moore_P on 1981-6-12

     P. Moore at 21:10 found the southern wall (and ontothe southern floor)
     of the crater to be indistinct. Elsewhere in the crater everything was
     sharp. The effect was still seen at 21:42UT, but less strong. A check
     was made for colour with aq Moonblink device, but none was seen. There
     was still a trace of this effect at 21:44UT, although detail was now
     becoming visible. By 21:48UT vertical streaks were seen crossing
     the floor from the obscuration area and these were more visible in the 
     red filter and not in the blue. Cameron comments that undefined patches
     on the floor of Plato are not normal. By 21:55UT some craterlets on the
     floor started to become visible and the TLP for Moore ended by UT22:23.
     P.Foley was alerted by Moore and saw a "amssive dense obsecuration
     on the south wall, south floor and south outer glacis to the Mare".
     Foley noted that by 21:50UT the effect was fading and finished by 
     22:03UT. Foley reported an orange translucent haze covering half of the 
     floor, but floor craterlets could be seen on and off - however his 
     atmospheric seeing conditions were IV. At 22:00 UT Foley reported the 
     floor close to the north wall to be "milky or misty". No detail was 
     visible at 21:15UT and variability in the floor continued until 
     23:10UT. Hedly-Robinson was aleted at 21:35UT and found no difference 
     between red and blue views of the area, however he did find that the 
     south rim was indistinct although this effect had lessened by 22:00 UT 
     and was normal by 22:17UT. M. Mobberly saw a white spot on the floor at 
     21:20 UT, whereas he normally would have expected to see craterlets. 
     Mobberly was alerted at 21:40 UT and took some colour photos. He also 
     made sketches that showed variability in the floor and dark lines and 
     patches in the north west corner. However the altitude of the Moon was 
     low. Cameron mentions that two of the photos show loss of detail at the 
     south wall and beyond.and also a change in the floor markings.The north 
     wall at 21:50UT was strangely reddish (didn't think this was spurious 
     colour). The rest of the wall was sharp at 22:20UT through a yellow 
     filter. Large bright patch in the centre and rest of the floor was 
     apparently of the same shading as Mare Imbrium. The above notes are 
     based upon the Cameron 2006 catalog extension TLP ID 145 and weight=4.
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-22 UT 22:33-00:07 Ill=82% 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.


2023-Dec-22 UT 23:31-01:18 Ill=82% 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.


2023-Dec-22 UT 23:57-01:54 Ill=83% 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.


2023-Dec-23 UT 00:31-02:13 Ill=83% 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.


2023-Dec-23 UT 01:14-02:13 Ill=83% 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.


2023-Dec-23 UT 01:14-02:13 Ill=83% 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.


2023-Dec-23 UT 16:02-16:48 Ill=88% Proclus observed by Firsoff on 1954-9-8

     Brilliant blue color seen at first for seconds, later for min 
     2h later, in blue filter. Cameron 1978 catalog weight=4 (high).
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID 572.


2023-Dec-23 UT 16:02-16:27 Ill=88% Furnerius observed by Cameron_W on 1961-5-26

     Furnerius 1961 May 26 UT 02:20-03:00 Observed by Cameron (Aldephi, MD, 
     USA, 3.5" Questar reflector x160, S=G) "Crater stood out like 
     glittering points (small craters on rim?). Many features examined but 
     effect seen only on this crater and Stevinus (Specular refl. from flat 
     surface?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #738.


2023-Dec-23 UT 16:02-17:07 Ill=88% Stevinus observed by Cameron_W on 1961-5-26

     Stevinus 1961 May 26 UT 02:20-03:00 Observed by Cameron (Aldephi, MD, 
     USA, 3.5" Questar reflector x160, S=G) "Crater stood out like 
     glittering points (small craters on rim?). Many features examined but 
     effect seen only on this crater and Stevinus. (Specular refl. from flat 
     surface?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #738.


2023-Dec-23 UT 16:02-17:47 Ill=88% Plato observed by Watkins_E on 1971-9-30

     Plato 1971 Oct 30 UT 19:35-20:55 E.Watkins (Braintree, UK, 4.5" 
     reflector, x45,x150, x225), thought he saw a faint patch at 
     19:35 and it still was visible at 19:40. At 19:50-19:55 he saw 
     what may have been the remainder. At 20:55 he noticed a shadow 
     in the area. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-23 UT 16:02-17:09 Ill=88% Tycho observed by Taylor_DB on 1971-11-28

     Tycho 2971 Nov 28 UT 21:58-22:05 observed by D.B. Taylor (Dundee, 
     UK, darker area inside the crater (NE and SE floor) in a Moon 
     Blink device. However the observer does not report through which 
     filter ir was darker. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-23 UT 16:07-20:03 Ill=88% Gassendi observed by Duckworth on 1969-11-20 *

     Gassendi 1969 Nov 20 UT 17:06-17:15 Observed by Duckworth 
     (Manchester, England, 8" refractor x250) Faint Pinkish 
     Obscuration on floor. Event in progress at 1706 - left telescope 
     at 1715 to report it, but TLP gone upon return. Gassendi was 
     normal from from 1734-1822h. NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog 
     ID #1223. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-23 UT 17:12-19:08 Ill=89% Plato observed by North_G on 1980-5-25

     Plato 1980 May 25 UT 21:33-22:54 Observed by North (Seaford, 
     UK, seeing III-IV, 460mm Newtonian) Definite strong reddish 
     glow along NNW border, definitely much stronger than spurious 
     colouration and always visible when telescope moved in RA and 
     Dec to eliminate possible chromatic aberation effects in the 
     eyepiece. Effect ended by 21:54 UT. BAA Lunar Section Report. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-23 UT 18:23-20:20 Ill=89% Hyginus_N observed by Wilkins_HP on 1944-4-4

     Hyginus N 1944 Apr 04 UT 20:00? Observed by Wilkins (Kent, England, 
     15" reflector) "Darker than usual. S. edge of great crater valley was 
     bordered by a narrow dark band for 13km along its length" NASA catalog 
     weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #490.


2023-Dec-23 UT 18:31-22:27 Ill=89% Gassendi observed by Becker on 1969-11-20 *

     Gassendi 1969 Nov 20 UT 19:30-19:45 Observed by Becker (Holland, 4" 
     refractor) "Curious small shadow from NW (ast. ?) wall. (Apollo 12 
     watch)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1224.


2023-Dec-23 UT 18:46-22:42 Ill=89% Aristarchus observed by Becker on 1969-11-20 *

     Aristarchus 1969 Nov 20 UT 19:45-20:05 Observed by Becker (Holland, 4" 
     refractor) "Sharp whiteness on inner W. (ast. ?) side (Apollo 12 
     watch)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1224.


2023-Dec-23 UT 19:21-19:56 Ill=89% Swift observed by Wilkins_HP on 1927-5-12

     Peice A (Swift=IAU name?) 1927 May 12 UT 22:03 Observed by Wilkins 
     (England, 15" reflector) "Complete obscuration of crater. Saw no trace 
     of it. It was vis. May 11 & faint on May 13. 3x in 1948 Moore saw whole 
     area misty gray & devoid of detail, whereas surroundings were sharp & 
     clear. Birt also found it invis. at times in late 1800's" NASA catalog 
     weight=4. NASA catalog ID #394. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-23 UT 19:49-23:45 Ill=89% Censorinus observed by Cook_MC on 1981-4-15 *

     Censorinus 1981 Apr 15 UT 22:15-23:10 M. Cook (Frimley, UK), 
     using a 12" reflector,found Censorinus to be glowing exceedingly 
     bright and was brighter than Proclus. It dulled later, but was 
     still brighter than Proclus. Censorinus was also slightly 
     brighter in blue than in red light. Cameron 2006 catalog 
     extension ID=130 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-23 UT 20:06-22:02 Ill=89% Ross_D observed by Cross on 1965-3-14

     SE of Ross D 1965 Mar 14 UT 07:40 Observed by Cross (Whittier, 
     CA?, USA, 12" reflector). Crater wall partially obscured; 
     bright area. NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #872. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-23 UT 20:12-21:40 Ill=89% Aristarchus observed by Armitage_J on 2006-2-9

     Observer noted a bright spot on the interior west wall that seemed
     brighter than what they would have expected. unfortunately the precise
     time of this observation was not recorded so the moon-rise and 
     midnight UT values are used to place a limit on the time of 
     observation. Images by Shaw taken at UT 1754, 18:45 and 23:13
     do not exhibit the effect.


2023-Dec-23 UT 20:14-22:09 Ill=89% Plato observed by Birt_WR on 1870-5-11

     Plato 1870 May 11 UTC 22:00 Observed by Birt (England) "Extraordinary 
     display of lights. Says not effect of sunlight" NASA catalog weight=4 
     (high). NASA catalog ID #167.


2023-Dec-23 UT 20:24-21:24 Ill=89% Aristarchus observed by Price_M on 1981-6-13

     Aristarchus visible just past terminator. West wall was
     brighter than normal. Bright flash seen in/on NW wall -
     apparently in the same place as Pedler's May 17th sketch.
     Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=146 and weight=4.
     Observed by M. Price of Camberley, Surrey, UK with
     a 6" reflector and a Moon Blink device. Seeing=III.


2023-Dec-23 UT 20:24-21:24 Ill=89% Plato observed by Price_M on 1981-6-13

     Plato 1981 Jun 13 UT 20:48-21:08 Observed by Price (Camberley, England, 
     152mm reflector, seeing III) Possible Moon blink (red) seen
     on north wall. Also the craterlets on the floor could be seen
     despite the observing conditions not being optimal. BAA Lunar Section 
     observation. Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=146 and weight=4.
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-23 UT 20:55-21:34 Ill=89% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1984-1-14

     On 1984 Jan 14 at UT 20:00 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) observed that 
     Aristarchus was brighter than it normally is at sunrise. No 
     quantitative measurements were made though. The Cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=238 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-23 UT 21:11-23:07 Ill=89% Aristarchus observed by Taboada on 1968-12-31

     Aristarchus-Herodotus 1968 Dec 31 UT 03:30-03:45 Observed by Taboada 
     (Mexico) "Terminator between the two was diminishing in brightness over 
     edge of Herod. at 0345, 2 darker spots seen over same place. (alerted 
     by Middlehurst for tidal predict.?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). 
     NASA catalog ID #1112.


2023-Dec-23 UT 21:11-23:07 Ill=89% Herodotus observed by Taboada on 1968-12-31

     On 1968 Dec 31 at UT 03:30-03:45 Taboada (Mexico) observed the 
     terminator between Aristarchus and Herodotus was diminishing in 
     brightness at 03:45UT over the edge of Herodotus. Two darker spots were 
     seen over same place. Alerted by Middlehurst for tidal predict? The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1112 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-23 UT 22:01-23:57 Ill=90% 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."


2023-Dec-23 UT 22:32-00:18 Ill=90% 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.


2023-Dec-23 UT 23:24-01:04 Ill=90% 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.


2023-Dec-23 UT 23:46-01:44 Ill=90% 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..


2023-Dec-24 UT 00:34-02:30 Ill=90% 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.


2023-Dec-24 UT 01:14-01:26 Ill=90% 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.


2023-Dec-24 UT 01:52-03:31 Ill=90% 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.


2023-Dec-24 UT 02:45-03:31 Ill=91% 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.


2023-Dec-24 UT 03:17-03:31 Ill=91% 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.


2023-Dec-24 UT 03:30-03:31 Ill=91% Timocharis observed by Firsoff on 1954-10-8

     Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, England, 6.5" reflector? x240) "Red 
     glow." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #573.


2023-Dec-24 UT 03:31-00:00 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Grego_P on 1987-1-11

     On 1987 Jan 11 at UT 18:15-23:00 P. Grego (Birmingham, UK, 6" 
     reflector, seeing=III) sketched Aristarchus crater and saw two luminous 
     circular patches on the exterior west wall - these were less bright 
     than the inner wall but brighter than the outer wall. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=292 and weight=5.


2023-Dec-24 UT 03:31-00:00 Ill=91% Plato observed by Moore_P on 1987-1-11

     On 1987 Jan 11 at UT P. Moore (Sussex, UK) found the the floor of Plato 
     was much more drk than the adjacent Mare Imbrium. Furthemore there was 
     a blurring of detail over the northeast wall and onto the nearby floor. 
     detail elsewhere in the crater was OK. By 23:00UT there was less lack 
     of detail effects. M. Cook (Frimley, UK) at 21:55UT noted the obscured 
     area but decided that it was narrower than the same effect one month 
     ago and suspected that she may have been observing towards the end of 
     this TLP. The effect gradually dimmed between 21:55 and 22:45UT. Other 
     craters were normal. G. North was affected by poor seeing conditions. 
     Davies detected a slight obscurtion on the north east corner - it was a 
     misty gray feature at x200. The Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID was 
     292 and the weight was 5. Tha ALPO/BAA weight was 4.


2023-Dec-24 UT 04:50-05:24 Ill=91% 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.


2023-Dec-24 UT 16:32-17:22 Ill=94% Daniell observed by Crick on 1979-7-6

     Daniell 1979 Jul 06 UT 21:15-22:30 Crick (Belgium, 6" 
     reflector, Seeing=II and transparency=good.) noticed 
     obscuration on a bright spot on the south east wall. This spot 
     was quite prominent through a red Wratten 25 filter. The floor 
     was very dark. Other craters were checked and were normal. A 
     sketch was supplied and the position was the same as in other 
     earlier reports. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=60 and 
     weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2023-Dec-24 UT 16:32-17:13 Ill=94% Mons_Piton observed by Foley_PW on 1984-3-14

     Mons Piton 1984 Mar 14/15 UT 19:18-01:48 Observed by Foley
     (Kent, England, 12" Reflector seeing I, Transparency Very 
     Good) "Colouration and brightness seen on Piton (CED used)" 
     BAA Lunar Section Report. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-24 UT 16:32-17:13 Ill=94% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1984-3-14

     Plato 1984 Mar 14/15 UT 19:18-01:48 Observed by Foley (Kent, 
     England, 12" Reflector seeing I, Transparency Very Good) 
     "Obscuration and colour seen on Plato" BAA Lunar Section 
     Report. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-24 UT 16:32-17:41 Ill=94% Plato observed by Cook_MC on 1987-2-10

     Plato 1987 Feb 10 UT 21:05-22:10. M. Cook (Frimley, UK), "NE 
     ray distinct & also floor E of it, not distinct as on Dec 13 & 
     Jan 11, while March 10, 11 & 12 seen by Price, North, Peters, 
     Foley & M Cook, where rim was clear and sharp." - quote from 
     the 2006 Cameron Catalog extension - TLP ID=297 and weight=5. 
     Cameron gives the observers confirming this TLP as: M. Cook, 
     G. North and Davies. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-24 UT 16:35-18:21 Ill=94% Kepler observed by Lugo on 1954-11-7

     Kepler 1954 Nov 07 UT 23:20 Observed by F.A. Lugo (Caracus, 
     Venezuela, 3.5" scope x125) Bright red star=like point just 
     outside E.wall - visible for an hour. NASA catalog weight=3. 
     NASA catalog ID #580. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-24 UT 16:38-18:34 Ill=94% Aristarchus observed by Gabriel on 1972-10-19

     Aristarchus 1972 Oct 19 UT 17:55-18:05 Observed by Gabriel (Wettern, 
     Belg. 4" refractor, x166, S=E), Hitchens (Stamine Locks, Eng., 8.5" 
     reflector, S=F), Peters (Kent, Eng., 10" relector), Amery (Reading, 
     Emg. 10?" reflector), Flynn (england, 12" reflector) "At 17:55h noted 
     bluish-purple color area just N. of Aris. & it reached just over N. 
     wall, lasted 2 min. At 1800h color noted again, but not as brilliant & 
     gone at 1801h. Seen again at 1804h & now was on E. (ast. ?) wall,
     lasting M 1min. Sure of its reality but not of lunar origin. All gone 
     at 1805h. Hitchens noted a very bright spot on W. (IAU?) wall between 2 
     prominent bands. Blue darkening in W#38 filter, neg. in W#8,25,58 & 
     integrated light. Other areas gave similar but lesser effects. May be 
     due to damp geletin. (Moore thinks not LTP but many obs. have rep't 
     blue in Aris.) Others obs. later (2100, 2215-2300, 2305h) & noted 
     nothing unusual." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1346.


2023-Dec-24 UT 17:08-19:04 Ill=94% Herodotus observed by Beaumont_S on 1993-9-28

     On 1993 Sep 28 at UT 04:30-06:10 S.Beaumont (Cambridge, UK)observed 
     that the north east edge of Herodotus appeared as a "highland area 
     spilling over into" the Cobra's Head border or "overlook". The shadow 
     on the elevation was contiguous with a similar shadow over the Cobra's 
     Head "like a darkening of the terrain. Shadow appears softer diffused 
     without sharp bounds of most Lunar shadows. sketch. S. edge of crater 
     started to appear at 0615". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=468 and the 
     weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1 as the date or UT are wrong.


2023-Dec-24 UT 18:53-20:50 Ill=95% Plato observed by Taylor on 1972-10-19

     Plato 1972 Oct 19 UT 20:10 Observed by Taylor, Phillips, Ford, Kennedy 
     (Dundee, Scot. 10" refractor) "Taylor noted a slight blink on NW wall. 
     Ford said it was neg. Phillips was not sure. Taylor returned to 
     telescope & no blink. Kennedy reported neg." NASA catalog weight=1 
     (very low). NASA catalog ID #1347.


2023-Dec-24 UT 19:18-22:15 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1981-4-16 *

     Foley, Kent, UK noted that the floor was slate blue-grey
     with no colour seen elsewhere. 12" reflector used, seeing=II.
     Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID 131 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA
     weight=1.


2023-Dec-24 UT 20:21-22:15 Ill=95% Plato observed by Birt_WR on 1870-5-12

     Plato 1870 May 12 UTC 22:00 Observed by Birt (England) 
     "Extraordinary display of lights. Says not effect of sunlight" 
     However an article by Nigel Logshaw in the Feb 2014 LSC suggests 
     that it was probably just normal fine scale spots and streaks on 
     the floor of the crater. NASA catalog weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=
     1. NASA catalog ID #167.


2023-Dec-24 UT 20:27-22:23 Ill=95% Plato observed by Cook_AC on 1986-12-13

     Plato 1986 Dec 13 UT 20:30 Observed by A. Cook (Frimley, UK, 
     seeing III) North East quadrant of Plato the crater was blurred 
     and ill-defined. Also no craterlets visible anywhere on the 
     floor of Plato until the central craterlet was just glimpsed 
     later at 23:00-23:45, though seeing now III-IV (cirrus at times 
     in the sky). At this later time the NE rim was less blurred than 
     before. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-24 UT 20:43-22:41 Ill=95% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Bestwick on 1955-9-28

     Cobra Head 1955 Sep 28 UTC 23:00 Observed by Bestwick (England? 6?" 
     reflector x240) "Diffused brown patch of smoke or vapor, almost 
     obscured -- appeared over plain for a short distance."NASA catalog 
     weight=3. NASA catalog ID #612.


2023-Dec-24 UT 20:52-21:38 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1984-1-15

     Foley (Kent, UK) saw the west wall dull and stongly coloured. Moore 
     (Sussex, UK) saw the wall as normal. However Cameron points out that 
     Foley (Kent, UK) is a lot more Blue/UV sensitive than Moore. Mosely 
     (Covington, UK) at 22:10 UT noticed a brightening on the East wall and 
     at 01:10-01:25 UT suspected that the interior had a weak yellow-green 
     cast to it. Cook (Frimley, UK) states that orange colour was within the
     interior crater, but green beyond the east rim at the 9 O'Clock and
     the south east corner to floor blue/mauvre beyond the northern rim 
     NW/WSW. Foley sstates that orange and blue/mauvre might be spurious 
     colour, but green one cannot get this way. Cameon suggests chromatic 
     aberatons as a possibility but thinks that the observers concerned were 
     experienced enough to recognize this if it were the cause. Cameron 2006 
     catalog extension ID=239 and weight=0. Moore used a 15?" refletor and 
     Foley used a 12" refletor. Mosely experienced II seeing and good 
     transparency. Cook had III seeing and also good transparency. P. 
     Grego made an observation this night too. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-24 UT 20:56-22:53 Ill=95% Herodotus observed by Taboada on 1969-1-1

     Herodotus 1969 Jan 01 UT 03:15 Observed by Taboada (Mexico) 
     "Brightness in edge of crater dimmed & a heavy darkness was 
     noted thru course of cleft (Schroter's Valley?). (alerted for 
     tidal predict.?)"NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #
     1113. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-24 UT 21:51-22:33 Ill=95% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1981-6-14

     Plato 1981 Jun 14 UT 21:58 Observed by Foley (Kent, England, 
     11.75" Newtonian, Seeing III, Transparency Good) "Obscuration 
     Seen" BAA Lunar Section Observation. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-24 UT 22:39-00:17 Ill=95% 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.


2023-Dec-24 UT 23:38-01:26 Ill=95% 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.


2023-Dec-25 UT 01:19-03:16 Ill=96% 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.


2023-Dec-25 UT 01:46-03:31 Ill=96% 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.


2023-Dec-25 UT 02:08-03:57 Ill=96% 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.


2023-Dec-25 UT 03:32-04:45 Ill=96% 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.


2023-Dec-25 UT 04:42-04:45 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Ferri_F on 1996-6-28

     1996 Jun 28 UT 21:04 F. Ferri and D. Zompatori (Anzio), using 
     a 20cm f/6 reflector, reported that (translation) "Using a 
     blue filter the area was invisible". This is a UAI observation 
     from Italy. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-25 UT 17:13-17:18 Ill=98% Manilius observed by Haas_W on 1939-6-30

     Manilius 1939 Jun 30 UT 06:05 Observed by Haas (NM?, USA, 12"? 
     reflector) "Dark area in S. part was I=2.0 but was I=3.7 on 7/30/39. 
     Obs. conditions were very similar." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA 
     catalog ID #449.


2023-Dec-25 UT 17:19-19:12 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-9-18

     Aristarchus 1975 Sep 18 UT 21:00? Observed by Foley (Kent, 
     England, 12" reflector) "Deep blue-viol. spot in NW (IAU?) 
     interior corner." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1414. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-25 UT 17:23-21:19 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Cutts on 1969-11-22 *

     Aristarchus 1969 Nov 22 UT 18:20-21:13 Observed by D. Cutts 
     (Chester, Eng., 8.5" reflector, x200), Moore (Sussex, Eng., 12" 
     reflector x425), Miles (Coventry, Eng. 5" refractor), Delaye and 
     Jourdran (Marseilles, Fr., 8" reflector) "Pulsating patch on W. 
     wall between 2 radial bands. Faded by 2000h. Returned to normal. 
     (Cutts). Miles saw strong pink in whole interior at 2112h. 
     Strong blink. No blink there at 2210-2212h. Gass., Grim., & 
     Plato were neg. Delaye & Joudan photog. it as very bright. Moore 
     got neg. results at 2135. (confirm. of activity?, Apollo 12 
     watch)." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1226. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2023-Dec-25 UT 20:28-22:21 Ill=99% Plato observed by Pratt_H on 1870-5-13

     Plato 1870 May 13 UT 22:00? Observed by Pratt (---), Elger (Liverpool, 
     England), (Gledhill (Brighton, England) "Extraordinary display of 
     lights. 27 seen by Pratt, 28 by Elger, only 4 by Gledhill. (independ. 
     confirm. ?" NASA catalog weight=5 (very good) NASA catalog ID #168.
     A bit more of a detailed report is as follows: "Upon the 13th of May, 
     1870, there was an "extraordinary display," according to Birt: 27 
     lights were seen by Pratt, and 28 by Elger, but only 4 by Gledhill, in 
     Brighton. Atmospheric conditions may have made this difference, or the 
     lights may have run up and down a scale from 4 to 28. As to 
     independence of sunlight, Pratt says (Rept. B.A., 1871-88), at to this 
     display, that only the fixed, charted points so shone, and that other 
     parts of the crater were not illuminated, as they would have been to an 
     incidence common throughout.(30) In Pratt's opinion, and, I think, in 
     the opinion of the other observers, these lights were volcanic." 
     ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2023-Dec-25 UT 20:33-22:30 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Mobberley_M on 1981-4-17

     Mobberley of Suffolk, UK, and using a 14" reflector and
     seeing=I-II saw yellowish/brown streaks within Aristarchus. A
     sketch indicates that these extended from a region on the east
     floor to the north west corner, and then finally onto the
     bands on the west wall. Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=132
     and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-25 UT 21:48-21:56 Ill=99% Plato observed by Amery_GW on 1981-6-15

     Plato 1981 Jun 15 UTC 21:30 Observed by Amery (Reading, England, 25cm 
     reflector, seeing Antoniadi IV-V) At the 4 O'Clock position on the 
     North West corner?, there was a dark smudge which reached from the 
     floor across and over the wall and onto the terrain outside the crater. 
     Foley, alerted by Amery, saw a dark show-like patch in the crater's 
     north west corner, again lying across the rim. 2006 Cameron catalog 
     extension ID=148 and weight=4. Foley used a 12" reflector and seeing 
     was III-V. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-25 UT 23:14-02:07 Ill=99% 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.


2023-Dec-26 UT 01:26-03:17 Ill=99% 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.


2023-Dec-26 UT 02:37-04:34 Ill=99% Timocharis observed by Firsoff on 1954-10-10

     "Brightening in blue filter, 1st for seconds, later for mins". NASA 
     catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #574.


2023-Dec-26 UT 02:54-04:51 Ill=99% Plato observed by Kidd on 1971-11-1

     Plato 1971 Nov 01 UT 19:35-20:35 Observed by Kidd (S.Shields, 
     UK 16" reflector, S=G), Kirsopp (UK), Fitton (Lancashire, UK, 
     8" reflector x200) "NW (IAU?) rim, small area of obscur. & 
     bright spot adjacent to it. Was normal at 2035h. Kirsopp 
     confirmed. Fitton saw nothing unusual in blink patrol. (blink 
     device detects color rather than brightness)" NASA catalog 
     weight=4. NASA catalog ID #1318. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-26 UT 04:26-05:51 Ill=99% Manilius observed by Haas_W on 1939-7-30

     Manilius 1939 Jul 30 UT 06:00 Observed by Haas? (NM?, USA, 12?" 
     reflector) "Dark area in S. part wad I=3.7 comp. with #449. Cond. were 
     similar. (phase same. real difference?). (normal here?)"


2023-Dec-26 UT 07:43-07:52 Ill=99% Madler observed by Haas_W on 1940-8-17 *

     Madler 1940 Aug 17 UT 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=5.8 on this date but 
     8.9 on Aug. 17, when observing conditions were similar (see #
     473). NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #470. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-26 UT 16:04-16:47 Ill=100% Eratosthenes observed by Bartlett on 1976-9-8 *

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


2023-Dec-26 UT 18:03-18:30 Ill=100% Plato observed by Bryukhanov_I on 1992-10-10

     On 1992 Oct 10 at 18:57-19:04 UT I.S.Brukhanov (of Minsk, Belarus, 
     using a 6" refractor x40 and x98) saw a star like point inside Plato 
     crater of similar brightness to the central peak of Alphonsus. The 
     event lasted 90 seconds before weakening and vanishing completely at 
     19:04UT. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=455 and weight=3. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-26 UT 18:18-20:15 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Mobberley_M on 1981-4-18

     On 1981 Apr 18 at UT 19:50-22:10 M. Mobberley (Suffolk, UK, using a 
     14" reflector, seeing poor and transparency poor) observed faint-yellow 
     streaks still visible, but less prominent. Cameron mentions that 
     Bartlett noticed this colour, but in the south floor of Aristarchus.
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=133 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-26 UT 18:36-20:34 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Firsoff on 1955-9-30

     Aristarchus area 1955 Sep 30 UTC 20:45 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, 
     England, 6.5" reflector, x200) "Area showed a westward yellow smear, 
     looked darkish in red, indicating presence of green." NASA catalog 
     weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #614. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-26 UT 20:59-22:56 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Schnuchel on 1972-10-21

     Aristarchus 1972 Oct 21 UT 2:10-22:45 observed by Schnuchal 
     (52.5N, 13.25E, 600mm f/11.7 reflector, T=1, S=3) "Bright spot 
     with maximum intensity at 22:10 UT diminution in brightness 
     well observable" - Hilbrecht and Kuveler, Earth, Moon & 
     Planets, 30 (1984),p53-61. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-26 UT 21:01-22:58 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Taboada on 1969-1-3

     Aristarchus-Herodotus 1969 Jan 03 UT 03:20-03:50 Observed by 
     Taboada (Mexico) "Brightness between craters dimmed at 0345. 
     Change in colouration in N. part of Aris. -- gray & slightly 
     pinkish. Became more remarkable at 0350 in almost all the 
     extension of the cleft, (Sch. Vall. ?)." NASA catalog weight=3. 
     NASA catalog ID #1114. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-26 UT 23:15-01:13 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Amery_GW on 1985-2-4

     G.Amery (Reading, UK, seeing=II) saw a brilliant white rim, 
     bands and central peak. There was also a clearly seen white 
     glare like feature over the ESE wall that had a direction 
     opposite to the crater interior bands. Cameron states that 
     Foley says that this is usual. High CED brightness readings 
     obtained. M.Cook of Frimley, UK, took CED measurements at 
     23:35UT and recorded a brightness of > 4.9. Reported a 
     reversal of spurious colour - Cameron suspects that this was a 
     local effect. No spurious colour noticed by anyone else. 
     However the brightness of the crater was confirmed by other 
     observers. Mosely suspected a brightness change on the inner 
     east wall at a relative position of 8 O'Clock. Cameron 2006 
     extension catalog ID=259 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-26 UT 23:26-01:23 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Pasternak on 1973-9-11

     Aristarchus 1973 Sep 11 UTC 20:48-21:06 observed by Pasternak 
     (53deg 20'N, 7deg 30'E, 75mm reflector T=1, S=3) "reddish 
     colours at the S of Aristarchus from 20.48-21.00 U.T., area 
     spread to the region E of the crater at 20.57 U.T., 
     disappeared there at 21.04U.T., no colours after 21.06 U.T." - 
     Hilbrecht and Kuveler, Earth, Moon & Planets, 30 (1984), 
     p53-61. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-26 UT 23:59-01:55 Ill=100% Plato observed by Kelsey on 1967-2-24

     Plato 1967 Feb 24 UT 04:21 Observed by Kelsey (Riverside, CA, 
     USA, 8" reflector?) Using an Eng. moon blink device, discovered 
     red brightest on NNE wall summit - duration 10min. NASA catalog 
     weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1017. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-27 UT 00:41-02:24 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Grainger on 1961-6-27

     Aristarchus 1961 Jun 27/28 23:00?-01:00? Observed by Granger & 
     Ring (Italy). "Enhancement of Spectrum in UV at CaII similar to 
     May obs." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #741. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2023-Dec-27 UT 00:41-02:24 Ill=100% Bessel observed by Grainger on 1961-6-27

     Enhancement of spectrum in UV and CaI recorded on photoelectric 
     spectrometer scans by Grainger and Ring in Italy. Effect seen on 
     Aristarchus and a ray near Bessel (approx 17E, 22N). Cameron 
     1978 catalog ID=740 and weight=5. ALPO weight=3.


2023-Dec-27 UT 01:57-03:14 Ill=100% Proclus observed by Bartlett on 1955-8-3

     Proclus 1955 Aug 03 UTC 04:13-04:40 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA, 5" reflector, x180, S=5, T=5) "Floor blackish 2 intensity but 
     in green filter assumed a distinctly mottled or flocculent appearance 
     -- seen only in green. Neither blue nor red had any effect, but on 
     previous eve. green light had not produced such an appearance." NASA 
     catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #602. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-27 UT 02:13-06:10 Ill=100% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1897-10-10 *

     On 1897 Oct 10 at UT 19:00 Pickering (Cambridge, Mass. USA, 15" 
     refractor?) observed in Shroter's valley and the vicinity, "Variations 
     in vapor col. change in direction of cloud rising from F is marked 
     (time est. fr. given colon.)" The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=292 and the 
     weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-27 UT 02:20-04:17 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Gruithuisen_F on 1842-10-18

     Aristarchus vicinity 1842 Oct 18 UT 23:00? Observed by 
     Gruithuisen (Munich, Germany) "Mingling of all colors in small 
     spots in W. & NW of crater. (interposition of year dates? was #
     101 --1842 prob. correct." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog 
     ID #121. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-27 UT 02:51-03:23 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.


2023-Dec-27 UT 02:55-04:32 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Darling_D on 1990-12-2

     F. Graham took some photos of the Cobras Head and found a blue cloud 
     about 50 km in diameter and scattering light - Cameron says that 
     this indicates high density. Darling found the Cobra's Head obscure and 
     variable "clear and bright to diffused". Cameron was alerted observed 
     (02:40UT) variations with periods of approximately 30 seconds, and 
     thought that she could see a red tinge on the east rim of Aristarchus - 
     checks elsewhere found no other colours. Darling found that a blue 
     filter enhanced the effect and a red filter made it disappear. There 
     was a blink at 02:55UT but no blink in the Cobra's Head, which looked 
     fuzzy and lacking in detail. The effect was confirmed by Weier, who 
     also saw two dark spots in the Cobra Head in blue but not in red light. 
     The brightness of the Cobras Head was 6.0, Herodotus floor 5.5, NW wall 
     7.5, South wall, 7.0, Aristarchus south wall 9.0, west wall 9.0, south 
     wall 7.0, East wall 8.0, and the central peak 10.0. Observer details 
     were as follows: Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, x159, 
     S=9/10).  D. Weier (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, x159, S=
     9/10), W. Cameron (Sedona, AZ, USA, 8" reflector x110 and x220, T=6 and 
     S=6) F. Graham (E.Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 7" refractor, thin haze). 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=415 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2023-Dec-27 UT 03:51-07:44 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.


2023-Dec-27 UT 04:14-06:11 Ill=100% Archimedes observed by Haas_W on 1940-6-20

     Archimedes 1940 Jun 20 UT 07:30 Observed by Haas (NM, USA, 12?" 
     reflector) "NE wall (outer) had I=2.5 on this nite but 5.0 on 
     Aug. 18 (see #471 -- both same phase so real diff. 2.5 normal?)" 
     NASA weight=4. NASA ID No. #467. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-27 UT 05:34-06:49 Ill=100% Proclus observed by Farrant_M on 1972-11-20

     Proclus 1972 Nov 20 UT 20:20 Observed by Farrant (Cambridge, England, 
     8.5" reflector, x178) "Dark patch in crater. Disappeared by next nite. 
     The normal ring seemed thickened. On Dec. 7. the crater appeared 
     bright. Drawings. (prob. real LTP, nr. FM)" NASA catalog weight=3 
     (average). NASA catalog ID #1350.


2023-Dec-27 UT 05:38-06:49 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.


2023-Dec-27 UT 05:57-06:49 Ill=100% Lichtenberg observed by Baum_R on 1951-1-22

     Lichtenberg 1951 Jan 22 18:19.2-18:38.5 UT observed by Baum 
     (Chester, England). Tiny red spot noticed initially and then 
     faded. Location of spot 31.403N 66.167W. 20cm refractor x90-
     x100. Seeing fair-extremely good. NASA catalog assigns a 
     weight of 3. NASA TLP ID No. #542. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-27 UT 19:01-20:07 Ill=99% Manilius observed by Firsoff on 1955-8-3

     Manillus 1955 Aug 03 UTC 21:00 Observed by Firsoff (Sommerset, England, 
     6.5" reflector, x200) "Maniluus very bright in all colors, especially 
     blue, extraordinarily so" NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID 
     #602.


2023-Dec-27 UT 19:01-20:07 Ill=99% Timocharis observed by Firsoff on 1955-8-3

     Timocharis 1955 Aug 03 UTC 21:00 Observed by Firsoff (Sommerset, 
     England, 6.5" reflector, x200) "Crater was bright in blue, seemed large 
     & diffused." NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #602.


2023-Dec-27 UT 19:01-19:49 Ill=99% Censorinus observed by Darling_D on 2002-3-29

     Censorinus 2002 Mar 29 UT 05:27-05:36 Observed by Darling (Sun Praire, 
     WI, USA, 12.5" f/5 Newtonian, +Rotating polaroid visual densitometer) 
     "Observations made following telephone alert call about Brook's report. 
     Aristarchus, Proclus and Censorinus monitored for brightness variations 
     from 04:41-05:37UT. Apart form a change in transparency due to cirrus 
     cloud at 05:11-05:18, there were significant dimmings of the brightness 
     of Censorinus at 05:36UT. Aristarchus remained constant" ALPO Lunar 
     Section Report. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-27 UT 19:01-19:17 Ill=99% Proclus observed by Darling_D on 2002-3-29

     Proclus 2002 Mar 29 UT 05:27-05:36 Observed by Darling (Sun Praire, WI, 
     USA, 12.5" f/5 Newtonian, +Rotating polaroid visual densitometer) 
     "Observations made following telephone alert call about Brook's report. 
     Aristarchus, Proclus and Censorinus monitored for brightness variations 
     from 04:41-05:37UT. Apart form a change in transparency due to cirrus 
     cloud at 05:11-05:18, there were significant dimmings of the 
     brightnesses of Proclus at 05:27. Aristarchus remained constant - this 
     suggested that Clive Brook's earlier report was not a TLP in 
     Aristarchus, but possibly in Proclus which he was using as a 
     comparison" ALPO Lunar Section Report. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-27 UT 20:41-22:39 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Taboada on 1969-1-4

     Aristarchus-Herodotus 1969 Jan 04 UT 03:00-03:45 Observed by  
     Taboada (Mexico) & Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 
     24" reflector + Moon Blink) "Brightness increased slightly 
     around Herod. & cleft (S.V?) became darker than previous day. 
     The dark gray & pink formed yellowish at 0345h in whole region 
     of Aris. Bluing around crater in Corralitos MB (photos?) 
     (confirm. of activity at Aris.?)" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA 
     catalog ID #1115. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-27 UT 20:41-22:39 Ill=99% Herodotus observed by Taboada on 1969-1-4

     Aristarchus-Herodotus 1969 Jan 04 UT 03:00-03:45 Observed by  
     Taboada (Mexico) & Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, 
     USA, 24" reflector + Moon Blink) "Brightness increased 
     slightly around Herod. & cleft (S.V?) became darker than 
     previous day. The dark gray & pink formed yellowish at 0345h 
     in whole region of Aris. Bluing around crater in Corralitos 
     MB (photos?) (confirm. of activity at Aris.?)" NASA catalog 
     weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1115. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-27 UT 20:48-22:46 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Brook_C on 1998-5-11

     On 1988 May 11 (UT 20:30-20:55) C. Brook (Plymouth, UK, 60mm 
     refractor, x28) found Aristarchus to be brighter than he would 
     have expected. Compared to Proclus and Tycho. He observed from 
     20:55-22:38 and found it to be normal in brightness over this 
     time. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-27 UT 21:19-22:07 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Coates_J on 1973-11-10

     Aristarchus 1973 Nov 10 UTC 20:00? Observed by Coates (England, 8" 
     reflector x200, Moon at gigh altitude above horizon). "Attracted to 
     crater because of an orange hue extending towards Herod. Has seen this 
     at other times. Thinks not a LTP, but actual color on ground."NASA 
     catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1381.


2023-Dec-27 UT 21:57-23:28 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1954-11-11

     Observed by Bartlett (Batimore, MD, USA, S=4, T=5) "E.wall? blue 
     glare. He was uncertain @it. Couln't focus it. Herodotus 
     unaffected." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID 581. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-27 UT 23:21-03:17 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.


2023-Dec-28 UT 00:12-02:02 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Mellor on 1978-5-22

     Aristarchus was not normal, but all the following features were: Mare 
     Crisium, Proclus, Sinus Iridium, Grimaldi, and Tycho. Observed by 
     Mellor and Fitton, UK. Observer notes that Aristarchus is brighter than 
     Tycho when normal. Estimated variation was 25%. However the Moon was 
     low and the Moon was yellow. Despite this the observer decided that the 
     effect was real. Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=32 and weight=2. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-28 UT 01:33-02:58 Ill=99% Proclus observed by Bartlett on 1958-8-30

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


2023-Dec-28 UT 02:37-03:09 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Corralitos on 1970-1-23

     Aristarchus 1970 Jan 23 UT 07:00? Observed by Thomas, Rogers, 
     Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector, Moon blink) 
     "Bluing around the crater -- vis. in monitor but not photographed 
     due to clouds" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1233


2023-Dec-28 UT 03:27-05:25 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1955-10-2

     On 1955 Oct 02 at UT 05:30-05:55 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3.5" 
     reflector, x100, S=7, T=5) observed the following in Aristarchus 
     crater: "Viol. gl. on E, NE rim, over EWBS resembled a viol. mist. 
     Crater itself was hazy, could not get a sharp focus". The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=615 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2023-Dec-28 UT 03:53-05:44 Ill=99% Torricelli_B observed by Mobberley_M on 1985-12-27

     Mobberley noticed that Torricelli B was bright and had an even brighter 
     spot on the inner north wall. The observation was made from UT19:45-
     21:40 using visual and video techniques. There was also a bright region 
     NNE of Toricelli B, that was noticed. Foley examined the video and 
     found that the crater faded in brightness over time and also the bright 
     area to the NNE was not as bright on video as had been seen visually. 
     Foley speculates that because the CCD camera was sesnitive to the near 
     IR that maybe the spot was blue?. Foley observed from 21:12-21:21UT and 
     also saw the bright spot on the inner north wall - but saw a blue halo 
     around the crater. Response in blue filter, darkening over whole 
     region. Brightness measures with a crater extinction device (CED) 
     indicated that the crater was 80-85% the brightness of Censorinus. 
     There was a bright area NNE of the region. M. Cook observed 22:10-
     22:16UT (15cm reflector and seeing III-IV) and also saw that the crater 
     was very bright indeed with a spot NNE of the region (same position as 
     28/28 1985 observation) - suspected that the crater might have been 
     brighter than Censorinus, but judgement effected by seeing. In a blue 
     filter the crater dulled leaving the bright spot prominent (but only 
     during a good moment of seeing) - therefore had some suspicion of 
     seeing effects. At 01:00-01:04UT M. Cook used a 12" reflector on the 
     area, but the seeing was even worse - but did manage a check of the 
     brightness of Torricelli B to Censorinus and now made it one quarter of 
     that of Censorinus and no sign of the crater dimming in the blue as had 
     been seen earlier in the 6" refletor. A. Cook (Frimley, seeing V) at 
     21:15UT (Dec 27) thought that Torricelli B looked normal and saw no 
     colour. At Dec 28 at UT 00:02-00:25 A. Cook obtained some CCD images 
     through red+IR (Wratten 25) and IR (Wratten 87) but found no colour 
     differences, though there was a very slight hint that a brightness fade 
     may have occurred between those two observing times. Note that this
     report does not have an entry in the Cameron 2006 Extension Catalog.
     The ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2023-Dec-28 UT 04:18-04:41 Ill=99% Humboldt observed by Goodacre_W on 1897-12-9

     W.Humboldt 1897 Dec 09 UTC 23:00? Observed by Goodacre (Crouch End, 
     England, 12" reflector) "Shadow anomaly. Chocolate penumbral shade 
     edging black shadow on E. wall." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA 
     catalog ID #296.


2023-Dec-28 UT 04:29-05:08 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Milligan on 1955-10-31

     Cobra Head 1955 Oct 31 UTC 19:00 Observed by Milligan (England?) "Dark 
     blue obscuration" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID 624.


2023-Dec-28 UT 05:35-07:33 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Madej_P on 1984-2-17

     On 1984 Feb 17 at 19:45-22:20UT P. Madej noticed colour in Aristarchus 
     and telephoned the BAA Lunar Secton TLP network. Mosely at 21:15UT 
     observed that Aristarchus was both bright and fuzzy - there was some 
     spurios color (red on south and blue on the north) but this was 
     replaced by violet. By 21:30UT (transparency=fair) the centre of the 
     crater was bluish and the west wall creamy white. the north and south 
     walls were brilliant white. By 22:00-22:30 UT the seeing had improved 
     and the crater looked unusual - now the centre was violet and the west 
     wall duller, off-white. By 05:35UT the crater was difficult to define 
     according to Cook - 4 bands could be seen under II seeing and the north 
     rim was fuzzy and less bright than the east wall (this was hazy). P. 
     Moore observed that the crater was normal at 04:00UT. Cameron 2006 
     catalog extension ID=242 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-28 UT 05:35-07:33 Ill=98% Reinhold observed by Madej_P on 1984-2-17

     On 1984 Feb 17 at 19:45-22:20UT P. Madej (England, seeing=III-
     IV, x50)noticed that the crater Reinhold had a blood red spot 
     on the northern terraces, at the base of the inner wall in a 
     summit crater on the last of a crater chain or ridge 
     descending from the top to floor". Cameron 2006 catalog 
     extension ID=242 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-28 UT 05:44-07:36 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1976-8-11

     Aristarchus 1976 Aug 11 06:44 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 
     4.5" reflector, 45-300x, S=4-3, T=4) "Pale viol. radiance (gas?) on 
     plateau m. Dark viol. tinge on nimbus. C.p.=10 deg walls=8deg, & all of 
     floor=8 deg. W.wall out of focus due to haziness (gas?)." NASA catalog 
     weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1441.


2023-Dec-28 UT 06:47-07:36 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.


2023-Dec-28 UT 20:06-21:17 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1954-11-12

     Aristarchus 1954 Nov 12 UTC 02:20-03:05 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, S=5-6, T=3-4) "Blue-violet glare on EWBS & 
     whole length of E. wall. Suspected viol. tint on VA; uncertain @ 
     m" NASA catalog weight=4. This had faded later by 05:07. NASA 
     catalog ID #582. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-28 UT 20:06-20:24 Ill=96% Copernicus observed by Robinson_JH on 1975-7-24

     Copernicus 1975 Jul 24 UT 22:52 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, 
     England, 10" ? reflector or 4" refractor?) "Copernicus indistinct in 
     red and blue filters" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID 
     #1409.


2023-Dec-28 UT 20:06-20:24 Ill=96% Fracastorius observed by Robinson_JH on 1975-7-24

     Fracastorius 1975 Jul 24 UT 22:52 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, 
     England, 10" ? reflector or 4" refractor?) "Fracastorius had a blink 
     (red or blue?)" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1409.


2023-Dec-28 UT 20:06-20:24 Ill=96% Tycho observed by Robinson_JH on 1975-7-24

     Tycho 1975 Jul 24 UT 22:52 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, England, 
     10" ? reflector or 4" refractor?) "Tycho indistinct in red and blue 
     filters" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1409.


2023-Dec-28 UT 20:06-21:43 Ill=96% Promontorium_Agarum observed by Moore_P on 1996-7-31

     On 1996 Jul 31 at 22:40UT P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, x300) 
     noticed a lack of detail in the Cape Agarum area - he would normally 
     have expected to have seen some craterlets. However he would not rate 
     this observation much because the seeing was only III and he does not 
     think that it was an obscuration. However just in case he wanted to 
     record this report in the archives. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-28 UT 21:03-23:01 Ill=96% Alhazen_Alpha observed by Daw on 1972-10-23

     Alphazen Alpha 1972 Oct 23 UT 22:10?-22:13? (Stoke-on-Trent, UK, 
     21cm Newtonian, x217, seeing very good). Flickering colours seen 
     on the north field of Alhazen Alpha mountain. Above UTs 
     estimated by the observer, but the duration of the effect was 3 
     minutes. Colouration centred on the hills that run north to 
     south between Mare Anguis and Mare Crisium. The colour 
     alternated from east to west about 2 or 3 times per second. The 
     colour was not apparent to the north or south, or indeed on any 
     other features. Telescope field of view moved, but effect stayed 
     in the same place on the Moon. Moon't terminator scanned for 15 
     minutes afterwards, but the effect did not recur. The colour 
     seen was mostly red, with a band of orange, and a strip of 
     yellow nearest the hills, the proportions being 6:2:1. The bands 
     seemed to arc up steep above the Moon's surface and flatten out 
     over the mare surface either side of the hill features. No 
     filters were used in the observation. Observer suspects some 
     kind of diffraction spectrum to explain the larger dispersion in 
     the red end of the spectrum. ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2023-Dec-28 UT 22:09-23:27 Ill=96% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Gruithuisen_F on 1824-11-8

     Schroter's Valley: Cobra Head 1824 Nov 08 UTC 00:00? Observed by 
     Gruithuisen (Munich, Germany) "Mingling of all colors in small spots. 
     Described a violet glimmer near Cobra Head & plateau that spreads; 
     starts just after sunrise. Cameron 1978 catalog weight=4 and catalog 
     ID=103. The ALPO/BAA catalog weight=3.


2023-Dec-28 UT 22:19-00:13 Ill=96% Plato observed by Gledhill on 1870-3-18

     Plato 1870 Mar 19 UT 00:00? Observed by Gledhill? (halifax, 
     England, 9" refractor) "Same group (of craters) as in Feb. 
     illuminated. (if phase same as Apr. 1970 then date is Mar 19" 
     NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #165. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-28 UT 22:28-00:26 Ill=96% Mons_Vinogradov observed by Bakowski_T on 2006-1-16

     On 2006 Jan 16 at 05:44UT T. Bakowski (Orchard Park, NY, USA) observed 
     a round dark object in 1 of 21 frames from a camera. The exposure was 
     1/250th sec. Seeing conditions were bad. The dark spot is east of Mons 
     Vinogradov, at or near crater J. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-28 UT 22:48-00:45 Ill=96% Schickard observed by Moore_P on 1939-8-2

     Schickard 1939 Aug 02 UT 00:01 Observed by Moore (England, 
     12?" reflector) "Floor milky, walls almost vis. 2 bright pts. 
     in area. not extending to extreme w.part of floor" NASA 
     catalog ID #456. NASA catalog weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-28 UT 23:28-01:25 Ill=96% Proclus observed by Bartlett on 1958-7-3

     Proclus 1958 Jul 03 UT 06:18-07:15 Obsrved by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 5" reflector, x180, S=5, T=3) "Proc. C a remarkable phenom. of 
     which he is certain. At beginning of obs. C was 5 deg bright & 
     conspicuous -- its normal appearance at or nr. SS. At 0620 it suddenly 
     became dull so as to almost vanish. By 0640 C was very dull-- 3.5 deg. 
     An indep. check was made at 0715 with same instru. & it was still at 
     3.5 deg. Note C does not mean Proclus C but a notation system developed 
     by Bartlett for features in and around Proclus". Cameron's 1978
     NASA catalog weight=4 (high). Cameron's 1978 NASA catalog ID #688.
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-28 UT 23:57-01:55 Ill=96% Cleomedes_A observed by Brook_C on 1993-9-2

     On 1993 Sep 02 UT2250-23:30 C. Brook (Plymouth, UK, 70mm 
     refractor, x100, seeing=III) noted that Cleomedes A was 
     exceptionally bright and compared it with plate 4C in Henry 
     Hatfield's Atlas. He had noticed it was bright earlier in the 
     evening, but his attention was drawn to it at 22:50UT. By 
     23:07UT it was dimmer, with patches of cloud coming up and a 
     slight deterioration in seeing. By 22:30 UT the crater was no 
     longer exceptionally bright. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=466 and 
     weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-29 UT 00:03-01:29 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Cook_MC on 1990-12-3

     On 1990 Dec 03 at UT23:00-01:30 M.C. Cook (Frimley, Surrey, UK) noticed 
     that the central peak of Aristarchus was quite bright and extended to a 
     circular region in the east in the crater "sprout" area - Cameron 
     suggests that this is Bartletts self defined EWBS area?. Beyond the rim 
     to the east was very bright. However no colour effect was seen in 
     filters. A sketch was supplied. Cameron notes the coincidence of 
     perigee and full Moon. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID is 416 and the 
     weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-29 UT 00:10-02:08 Ill=96% Proclus observed by Bartlett on 1955-10-3

     Proclus 1955 Oct 03 UTC 02:10-02:40 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA, 5" reflector x180, S=1-0?, T=4) "Proc. D (his ID) normally a 
     bright white spot on E. floor disappared as a dark spot, I=2.5 & barely 
     disting. from 3deg gray. In July lunation it was seen as normal bright 
     spot at col. 347.57, 359.36, 36.74 & 61.83 but vanished after 61.83. 
     C.p. abnormally dark & close to floor intensity. At 1st failed to find 
     it I=2.5 whereas it is normally 5.0." The cameron 1978 catalog ID=616 
     and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-29 UT 01:00-02:35 Ill=96% Plato observed by Grainger on 1961-6-29

     East of Plato 1961 Jun 29/20 23:00?-01:00 Observed by Granger 
     and Ring (both in Italy) "Enhancement of spectrum in UV & Ca I 
     recorded on photoelectric spectrometer scans" NASA catalog 
     weight=5. NASA catalog ID #742. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-29 UT 02:46-04:43 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1955-10-3

     On 1955 Oct 03 at UT 04:45-05:05 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3.5" 
     reflector, x100, S=5, T=3) observed the following in Aristarchus 
     crater: "Whole cdrater hazy, couldn't focus it. Herodotus unaffected". 
     The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=617 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-29 UT 02:54-04:52 Ill=95% Curtis observed by Unknown_English_Observer on 1879-11-1

     E. of Picard 1879 Nov 01 UT 00:00? Observed by an unknown observer 
     (England?) "Bright spot. (Fort admits he has several more of these 
     records of LTP, but does not give them because they don't fall nr. 
     Mars'opposition which he tho't was cause of them.) Elevation rising N-
     S, with shading toward terminator." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). 
     NASA catalog ID #214.


2023-Dec-29 UT 02:59-04:50 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1978-5-24

     On 1978 May 24 at 00:40-01:05UT P. Moore (Sussex, UK, and using a 
     12.5" reflector at x300-400 - seeing IV) saw colour in Aristarchus (red 
     on the south east wall and southern "horn" of the crater. He could not 
     detect colour elsewhere, but felt that the effect might have been 
     spurious colour. With the increasing altitude of the Moon the light 
     effect decreased. Moore detected red the next night as well (May 25th) 
     and on May 27th, but it was not present on May 29th. The Cameron 2006 
     Extension catalog ID=33 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-29 UT 05:05-06:58 Ill=95% Peirescius observed by Hill_H on 1985-12-28

     Peirescius 1985 Dec 28 UT ~20:56 (Col. 112.5) H. Hill (UK) 
     observed that this crater was piercingly bright. Repeat 
     colongitude observations on later dates failed to show a 
     similar effect. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-29 UT 06:24-07:36 Ill=95% Gassendi observed by Haas_W on 1940-8-20

     Gassendi 1940 Aug 20 UT 03:25 Observed by Haas (NM?, USA, 12" 
     reflector?) "Largest bright spot on SE pt. of floor had I=8.6 
     (real changes? see @ '#649, 474, & 475, all similar change)." 
     NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #472. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-29 UT 06:37-08:12 Ill=95% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1976-8-12

     Aristarchus 1976 Aug 12 UT 07:30 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 4.5" reflector 45-225x, S=6=3, T=5) "Nimbus around c.p.=2deg, 
     S.floor=6deg & was red; rest of floor=8deg. This is only tint in 
     Aris.). Tonite saw a pale red glow suffasing the S. region of the 
     crater. Bright blue radiance (gas?) on ENE wall. Viol. radiance on 
     plateau m gone tonite. Red glow on 13th & the region was yellow-
     brown." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1442.


2023-Dec-29 UT 07:52-08:12 Ill=95% Hansteen observed by Haas_W on 1941-7-11

     In 1941 Jul 11 at UT 04:00? Haas (New Mexico?, USA, 12" reflector) 
     observed near Hansteen "Moving luminous speck, estimated 0.1" diam., 
     mag 8 (rept. date was 10. Lunar meteor?". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=
     487 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-29 UT 23:13-01:11 Ill=91% Cleomedes observed by North_G on 1993-9-3

     Cleomedes Alpha 1993 Sep 03 UT2200-22:20 G. North (UK, 18.25" 
     reflector, x86 & x144) observed it to be a strikingly brilliant 
     'splodge' seen in the mostly shadow filled interior of 
     Cleomedes, and around this splodge was a faint halo extending 
     symetrically in an eastwards direction. The splodge was the 
     mountain Cleomedes Alpha. Strangely no shadow from the mountain 
     was seen to be cast onto the halo on the east. Observer alerted 
     other observers by phone, and upon returning to the scope found 
     that the splodge had faded in brightness and continued to fade 
     over the next hour as one would expect from a mountain at 
     sunset. Some heavy spurious colour was present. J. Cook & M. 
     Cook (Frimley, UK) observed at 22:20-22:25 and found the bright 
     splodge, but no halo. M. Cook re-observed later and confirmed 
     normal fading of splodge. Roscoe observed from 00:30UT next day, 
     but by that time Cleomedes Alpha had set and was no longer 
     visible in the shadow filled floor. S. Beaumont had observed 
     earlier at 20:00 but had recorded all as normal in Cleomedes. 
     The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=466 and weight=5. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-29 UT 23:41-01:39 Ill=91% Madler observed by Wildey on 1962-4-22

     Madler 1962 Apr 22 UTC 08:24 Observed by Wildey, Pohn (1st measurement) 
     (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" reflector with photometer) "Photometric 
     measures show change in brightness from Vmag=3.79 to V=4.40. The 
     average brightness for age 17d is V=3.99. Crater faded from .2 mag 
     brighter than av. to .4 mag. fainter (@1.5 times fainter) than av., a 
     range of .6 magnitude, or @ 1.5 times diff. in brightness". NASA 
     catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #757.


2023-Dec-30 UT 02:07-03:56 Ill=91% Plato observed by Haas_W on 1938-7-15

     Plato 1938 Jul 15 UTC 06:50 Observed by Haas (12" reflector?) "Floor -- 
     definitely green under same conditions as 5/17/38 (see #437). Kaiser 
     after 90 obs. couldn't find any regularity to appearance of the brown 
     color in Plato. I=3.7 comp. with I=2.0 on 6/15/38 (see #439-- color of 
     ground?)." NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #440.


2023-Dec-30 UT 02:10-03:40 Ill=91% Unknown observed by Miranova on 1961-7-1

     On 1961 Jul 01 at UT 00:00? an unknown Miranova (Russia or 
     Israel) obtained some spectral photometry of lunar objects. A 
     spectral plate in 425 -> 500nm bands. The Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=743 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-30 UT 03:06-05:04 Ill=91% Madler observed by Wildey on 1962-4-22

     Madler 1962 Apr 22 UTC 11:48 Observed (2nd mesurement) by Wildey, Pohn 
     (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" reflector with photometer) "Photometric 
     measures show change in brightness from Vmag=3.79 to V=4.40. The 
     average brightness for age 17d is V=3.99. Crater faded from .2 mag 
     brighter than av. to .4 mag. fainter (@1.5 times fainter) than av., a 
     range of .6 magnitude, or @ 1.5 times diff. in brightness". NASA 
     catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #757.


2023-Dec-30 UT 04:23-06:21 Ill=90% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1897-10-13

     On 1897 Oct 13 at UT 20:00 Pickering (Cambridge, Mass. USA, 15" 
     refractor?) observed in Shroter's valley and the vicinity, "Variations 
     in vapor column" The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=292 and the weight=1. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-30 UT 06:44-08:40 Ill=90% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1976-8-13

     Aristarchus 1976 Aug 13 UT 07:30 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, 
     USA, 4.5" reflector 45-225x, S=6=3, T=5) "Nimbus around c.p.=2deg, 
     S.floor=6deg & was red; rest of floor=8deg. This is only tint in 
     Aris.). Tonite saw a pale red glow suffasing the S. region of the 
     crater. Bright blue radiance (gas?) on ENE wall. Viol. radiance on 
     plateau m gone tonite. Red glow on 13th & the region was yellow-
     brown." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1442.


2023-Dec-30 UT 07:30-08:40 Ill=90% Torricelli_B observed by Mobberley_M on 1985-12-29

     On 1985 Dec 29th at UT 23:23-23:58, M. Mobberley (Bury St. Edmunds, 
     Suffolk, UK, seeing II-III) made a video scan of the Moon. P.W. Foley 
     examined the tape and noted something that Mobberley had not seen 
     visually. Two scans of Totticelli B had taken place, one at 23:23 and 
     the other at 23:58UT. In the first a brilliant point appeared briefly, 
     on the western rim, positioned at 3o'clock. In the second video 
     sequence this brilliant spot was present continuously and wandered 
     along the rim. It was possible to monitor frequency of turbulence 
     present, this apparent movement did not ppear to conform, although 
     judgement here was extremelydifficult as the feature was at absolute 
     point of resolution, a little better than 0.5 mile. Also considered was 
     the implication of the equipment effect, this did not seem to fit 
     either as other nerby craters in the same configuration, 30% shadow 
     filled with sunlight on exterior of western walls. A point to watch for 
     in future. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-30 UT 07:53-08:40 Ill=90% Janssen_K observed by Brook_C on 1992-9-14

     Janssen K 1992 Sep 14 UTC 21:30-0025 Observed by Brook (Plymouth, UK, 
     4" reflector, Antoniadi II seeing). "Crater > & similar one was sharp 
     EW wall especially bright. Floor in shadow. No obscuration on floor but 
     no detail in bright part could be seen. At 23:20 had dimmed slightly, 
     continued to do so. At 00:40 was noticeably < Began to see detail 
     00:25, TLP over. G. North (Herstmonceux, 18" reflector) took photos in 
     this time K was grayish, not very bright. C. Brook noticed K very 
     bright condition its rays 1/2 length. L. Harris (UK, 10" Reflector with 
     CCD camera). Cameron 2006 catalog ID=453 and weight=5.


2023-Dec-30 UT 08:15-08:47 Ill=90% W_Limb observed by Pickering_WH on 1897-10-14 *

     In 1897 Oct 14 at UT 00"50 Pickering (Cambridge, Mass. USA, 15" 
     refractor?) observed "Refractive displacement of lunar atm. at 
     bright limb was 0.4" (time is for occultation of Alctone in 
     Pleiades)" The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=294 and the weight=3. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1. Note this may? refer to an occultation, in 
     which case it will be pointless to observe again for a 
     particular illumination.


2023-Dec-31 UT 01:49-03:45 Ill=85% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1955-10-5

     In 1955 Oct 05 at UT 03:40-03:48 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" 
     reflector, x180, S=6, T=5) observed in aristarchus an itenseley bright 
     blue-violet glare on EWBS, E, and NE wall. The Cameron 1978 catalog IF=
     620 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-31 UT 03:42-05:25 Ill=84% Kepler observed by Petrova on 1966-12-31

     Near Kepler 1966 Dec 31 UT 03:00? Observed by Petrova, Pospergelis 
     (Pulkova Observatory, Russia) "Special glow in this area. Confirmed by 
     photoelectric method (Petrova) & polarimetric (Pospergelis?) almost 
     simultaneously recorded by both" NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). 
     NASA catalog ID #1007.


2023-Dec-31 UT 07:45-08:47 Ill=83% Kant observed by Brook_C on 1991-8-29

     C.Brook (Plymouth, UK) noticed that the east wall of this crater was 
     brighter than the walls of nearby craters. Cameron comments that Foley 
     says that this is normal and agrees. Cameron 2006 Catalog Extension ID=
     433 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.