TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: UK - Edinburgh

Ill is percentage illumination of the Moon
*Indicates a repeat illumination and libration event to within +/- 1 deg for both
A non-* indicates just repeat illumination to within +/-0.5 deg

2020-Jul-01 UT 21:38-00:00 Ill=87% Plato observed by Marshall_KP on 1982-8-1 *

     On 1982 Aug 01 at 00:00-01:00 K. Marshall (Medellin, Columbia, 12" 
     reflector, seeing I-II) noted shading on the east floor of Plato that 
     was apparently lighter than the rest of the floor and this was seen at 
     both low and high magnifications. Foley notes that this was unusual. 
     There were three craterlets visible on the floor - the central one was 
     the brightest. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=178 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA 

2020-Jul-03 UT 20:52-23:24 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1995-11-5 *

     Colour seen between Aristarchus and Herodotus by P. Moore
     and G. North. ALPO/BAA weight=3.

2020-Jul-03 UT 22:21-01:25 Ill=98% Lichtenberg observed by Schneller on 1966-6-2 *

     Lichtenberg 1966 Jun 02 UTC 03:05-03:35 Observed by Schneller 
     (Cleveland, Ohio, 8" reflector, slit spectrascope) "Red glow on W. wall 
     (Schnller thinks this is "normal" reddening at SR; however, these vary 
     according to Ricker), (This rep't is the only positive one from alert 
     sent out to observe for J.Green's tidal predictions, See list of neg. 
     obs.)" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #944

2020-Jul-03 UT 23:22-01:25 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Jaeger on 1966-6-2 *

     Aristarchus 1966 Jun 02 UTC 04:06-04:20 Observed by Jaeger (Hammond, 
     Indianna, 6" reflector) "Brownish-yellow edge on ? rim. 2 other obs. 
     this site saw nothing unusual." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA 
     catalog ID #945.

2020-Jul-03 UT 23:34-01:25 Ill=98% Vieta observed by Chernov on 1923-9-23 *

     Vieta 1923 Sep 23 UTC 19:00? Observed by Cernov (Russia, 2 refractors? 
     x94?) "Both dark spots merged together even with 94x magnification. 
     (due to libration &/or seeing?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (low). NASA 
     catalog ID #389.

2020-Jul-04 UT 22:02-00:10 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Gordon on 1966-6-3 *

     Aristarchus 1966 Jun 03 UT 01:00-01:45 Observed by Gordon (2), Delano 
     (Ackerman, PR?, 5" reflector / Massachussets, 3" (x92) & 10" reflector 
     T=4) "Deep blue color on N. wall. S.part of crater was brownish, (not 
     on alert). Delano saw E.wall bright spot unusually bright, confirm, ?" 
     NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #947. ALPO/BAA weight=3.

2020-Jul-10 UT 00:03-02:13 Ill=77% Proclus observed by Louderback_D on 1980-8-30 *

     On 1980 Aug 30? at UT 08:00? D. Louderback (South bend, WA, USA, 8" 
     refletor x140) found the north wall to be very bright in red light 
     (this is not normal as it is usually bright in blue - according to 
     Cameron). The brightness was 9.7 (red) and 9 (blue no filter)compared 
     to Eimmart's 8.7. Louderback thought that they observed an oranfe-
     yellow tinge. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=108 and weight=3.

2020-Jul-12 UT 02:20-02:58 Ill=58% Alphonsus observed by Kozyrev on 1958-11-3

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

2020-Jul-12 UT 02:34-03:52 Ill=58% Aristarchus observed by Sage_VA on 1978-10-23 *

     Aristarchus 1978 Oct 23 UT 06:30-06:34 V.A. Sage (Bristol, UK, 
     10.25" reflector, x250, Wratten 44a and 25, seeing II) noted 
     that Aristarchus was surrounded by a dark area in the blue 
     filter. They did not regard this as a TLP at the time. However 
     because Aristarchus is surrounded by blue material in real life, 
     this should have been brighter? For this reason, despite the 
     observer regarding this as a negative TLP, an ALPO/BAA weight=1 
     has been applied.

2020-Jul-13 UT 02:39-03:53 Ill=49% Plato observed by Arsyukhin on 1981-12-19

     On 1981 Dec 19 at UT 01:00-05:00 E.V. Arsyukhin (Moscow, Russia, 3" 
     reflector) observed that Plato was consdierably brighter than 
     Aristarchus by several times. The image quality was very clear. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=161 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.

2020-Jul-13 UT 02:25-02:51 Ill=49% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2020-Jul-13 UT 03:38-03:53 Ill=48% Gassendi observed by Foley_PW on 1977-11-3

     On 1977 Nov 03 at 22:13UT P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 11" reflector, x285)saw 
     some flickering in Gassendi (Clouds on limb - according to Csmeron?). 
     The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=18 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2020-Jul-14 UT 02:45-03:55 Ill=39% Copernicus observed by Madej_P on 1979-9-15

     On 1979 Sep 15 at UT01:53 P.Madej (Newsome, Huddersfield, UK, 
     158mm reflector, x72 and x110, seeing II, transparency fair?) 
     saw a small circular area of grey or white in the dark south end 
     of Copernicus.The area showed up better through a Wratten 15 
     yellow filter, but was not seen at all through a purple Wratten 
     35 filter. P.W. Foley (Kent, UK), confirmed this but thinks that 
     it is normal. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=68 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA 

2020-Jul-14 UT 02:35-02:52 Ill=39% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2020-Jul-15 UT 02:50-02:54 Ill=30% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2020-Jul-15 UT 03:42-03:56 Ill=30% Limb observed by Dunn_S on 1762-6-16

     Closest parts of the Moon at Saturn appearing from
     occultation were dull and hazy. Was this an effect of
     the lunar atmosphere or a high haze and halo around the Moon?
     Cameron's 2006 catalog extension gives this an ID No. of 3
     and a weight of 1. The ALPO/BAA catalog weight is also 1.

2020-Jul-17 UT 03:41-03:59 Ill=14% Fra_Mauro observed by ALSEP on 1971-2-22

     On 1971 Feb 22 at UT 02:47-16:38 an Apollo ALSEP experiment 
     detected an initial gas event in Fra Mauro. Sharp 4 second 
     rise time, 1 hour delay time with 10 times increase in 
     intensity. Molecular weight was between 14 and 20. Could have 
     been Ne, Fl, O or H2O - the latter was thought best by 
     Freeman. Duration of event 13 hours. The Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID-1284 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.

2020-Jul-17 UT 03:41-03:59 Ill=14% Plato observed by North_G on 1986-5-5

     On 1986 May 05 G. North (Herstmonceux, Sussex, UK, 30" reflector) found 
     that the crater (floor?) Plato was featureless, even during the better 
     moments of atmospheric seeing conditions. A spectra was taken but 
     nothing unusual was seen. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=284 and the 
     weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.

2020-Jul-17 UT 03:51-03:59 Ill=14% Reiner observed by Darling_D on 1986-6-4

     Reiner 1986 Jun 04 UT 09:15-09:33 Observed by Darling (Sun Praire, WI, 
     USA, 12.5" Newtonian x79, x40, x35, Seeing 6, sky clear and steady - 
     Moon 9deg above horizon). David Darling was out on the morning of 4 
     June observing the planet Mars. While studying Mars the crescent Moon  
     rose giving me a splendid view of the earthshine portion of the disk. 
     As the Moon rose higher into the sky he decided to turn the telescope 
     onto it to the earthshine region of the Moon. He made it a practice 
     to examine this region of the Moon to monitor for craters that appear 
     to glow under this light. While observing he became aware of a black 
     spot located  in the sunlit portion of the Moon about 60 miles west of 
     the sunset terminator. At first he thought the black spot was a shadow 
     being cast by a large mountain or crater. When looking at his lunar 
     charts he could not locate any feature that would account for it. As he 
     continued to study the black spot he realized that it appeared darker 
     than any shadows on the Moon. It was at 4 June 1986 4:15 A.M. CDT or 
     9:15 U.T. when he first sighted the phenomena and it was at 4:25 A.M. 
     CDT or 9:25 U.T. that he realized he was seeing a lunar transient 
     phenomena event. It was at this time that he could start to see silvery 
     filaments or streaks in the black patch. Between 9:23 and 9:25 U.T. he 
     watched the black patch disappear. When the black spot had disappeared 
     he found that the location of the black spot was over the crater
     Reiner. he estimated that during the L.T.P. event that area covered by 
     the black cloud was approximately 40 to 50 square miles. He also had 
     examined other formations on the Moon during this event and none were 
     exhibiting the same phenomena witnessed over the crater Reiner.

2020-Jul-23 UT 20:29-21:33 Ill=12% Aristarchus observed by Cross on 1969-5-20 *

     On 1969 May 20 at UT 03:18-04:27 Cross (Las Cruces, NM, USA 6" 
     refractor), Olivarez (Spain?), Kohlenberger, Gibson, Miller, Duarte and 
     Harris (CA, USA) observed brightenings, pulsations, scintillations in 
     Aristarchus crater. Cameron says independent confirmation seen by 4 
     observers, 1-2 magnitude increases, ranged between 1-30sec. Most active 
     period was 03:18-03:20UT, 04:17-04:27UT (Las Cruces). Calkins (West 
     Covins, CA, USA) UT 03:40-04:25 saw one major brightening up 2 
     magnitudes above steady state lasting 0.2 to 1.5 sec and another slow 
     brightening lasting 5-10 seconds. Kelsey (CA, USA) saw at 03:43-03:48UT 
     some brightenings. These observations were made during the Apollo 10 
     watch. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1127 and 1128 and weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=4.

2020-Jul-29 UT 20:18-20:47 Ill=75% Plato observed by Robinson_JH on 1966-6-27 *

     Plato 1966 Jun 27 UT 21:40-21:55  Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, 
     England, 10.5" reflector) and Sartory (England, 8.5" reflector + Moon 
     blink) "Color (red?) on SE wall detected by Eng. moon blink sys. 
     (confirm)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 949.

2020-Jul-31 UT 20:14-22:22 Ill=91% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1983-7-21 *

     On 1983 Jul 21 at UT 21:02-23:18 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, 
     seeing=III) found the region around the cleft on the souther rim to be 
     out of focus - however atmospheric conditions were turbulent until 
     23:18UT. An unsual dark triangular region (long base against rim) was 
     seen to extend from the inner rim at 12 o'clock onto the floor for 13-
     16km. The crater had lots of detail elsewhere. M. Cook (Frimley, UK) 
     found the south east to soth west to be obscured again, but not as 
     badly as she had seen on the 20th July. J. Cook (Frimley, UK) found the 
     dark region had 2 white bands on the side and the south west wall was 
     blurred like it was on the 20th July - this time tough colour was not 
     present. There were also two light patches on the floor. Mosely 
     (Coventry, UK) observed the south wall at x120 and found the wall out 
     of focus at the 11 o'clock location. Through a yellow filter he saw a 
     "white mistiness: on the top of the southern rim and only the south 
     east cleft could be seen (no colour). By 22:40-23:00 the effect had 
     cleared up. No dark triangular patch was seen. When Marshall (Surrey, 
     UK) observed (22:30-03:00) nothing unsual was seen, though a sketch 
     provided shows a light patch on the floor located at 11 o'clock. All 
     observations, made by all observers had some atmospheric turbulence, 
     however trsnparency was good. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=225 and the 
     weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.

2020-Jul-31 UT 22:23-23:59 Ill=92% Herodotus observed by Bartlett on 1966-6-30 *

     Herodotus 1966 Jun 30 UTC 03:10-03:35 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA) described in the NASA catalog as: "Bright pseudo-peak again 
     vis. within floor shadow. Peak est. 5 bright. Had seen it at successive 
     lunations in '66" 4" x280 refractor used. NASA catalog weight=4 (high). 
     NASA catalog TLP ID No. #950. ALPO/BAA weight=3.