TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: Canada NS Halifax



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 01:46-04:05 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=84% 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 05:53-07:11 Ill=84% 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 05:55-07:08 Ill=84% 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 08:06-09:23 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 11:27-03:45 Ill=83% 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-02 UT 02:34-04:05 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=77% 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 07:13-10:25 Ill=76% 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 07:18-09:11 Ill=76% 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 09:44-11:22 Ill=76% Jansen observed by Grego_P on 2013-8-26

     Jansen 2013 Aug 26 UT 00:30-01:30 P. Grego (Cornwall, UK, 20cm 
     SCT, x200, seeing II, transparency good) observed a dark patch 
     just east of Jansen D. He had not seen this before. There maybe 
     a depression here hinted at in LOLA ndata. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-03 UT 03:36-05:17 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=68% 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 08:10-09:41 Ill=67% 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-03 UT 08:35-09:57 Ill=67% Cabeus observed by LCROSS on 2009-10-9

     On 2009 Oct 09 UT11:00-11:04 NASA's LCROSS upper centaur stage, 
     followed 4 min later by the observation spacecraft, is due to impact 
     into a the crater Cabeus in the hope of kicking up some dust and 
     possible frozen volatiles. Note that this description is intended for 
     observers on the date of impact and it is doubtful that any new
     science could be achieved by re-observing the same area months
     after the impact. If you are observing on the date of impact, then 
     please observe around 11:00-11:04UT and ignore the predicted times in 
     the headings. However this report is included as techniqcally
     if something is seen it is a TLP, albeit man-made! For those observing 
     on the date in question here are a few observing tips to maximize 
     the science of your observations: (1) If you are imaging, then please 
     try to obtain images before the impact because you can then subtract 
     these from images taken during the impact and hence show up faint 
     changes that you might normally miss. (2) If you have a spare scope and 
     camera,use this to observe through filters such as UBVR or I, or if you
     have narrow band interference filters, try observing in
     say Hydrogen Alpha, Methane, OH, or indeed any volatile that you 
     might expect to see in a comet (the main source of water at the poles).
     (3) Please try checking the area long after the impact, just in
     case other effects might trigger a TLP. (4) Please go to some trouble 
     to ensure accurate timings- these will be essential in order to 
     understand the sequence of events - assuming any are seen. Timings can 
     be obtained using a short wave radio or via a GPS. Note that you should 
     always use UT or UTC. (5) Please send any observations that you make 
     into the upload section of the LCROSS campaign observers web site. If 
     you belong to an astronomical society e.g. BAA or ALPO, then do please 
     send copies of your observations to the Lunar Sections of your society 
     or club. (6) Finally this desription will be updated a day or two after 
     the planned impact.


2023-Dec-03 UT 08:48-09:37 Ill=67% Calippus observed by Moore_P on 1952-9-9

     Callipus 1952 Sep 09 UT 21:00-21:20 Observed by Moore (England) 
     "Hazy broad line of light seen fr. NW wall to SE wall over shad. 
     floor. Gone next nite at 0120. He gave low wt. to obs. (sunlight 
     between peaks?)." NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #553. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-03 UT 09:13-11:10 Ill=67% Cabeus observed by Grego_P on 2009-9-9

     On 2009 Sep 09 UT23:31:43 P.Grego (St Dennis, Cornwall, UK, seeing II-
     III) suspected a flash south of Cabeus, just beyond the terminator.
     It was not bright, and lasted a fraction of a second. Thinks it might
     have been illusory as he saw some fainter flashes (cosmic rays?) 
     during that nights observing session. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-03 UT 09:26-10:06 Ill=67% Aristarchus observed by Stochard on 1862-11-12

     Stochard of Dublin, Ireland, saw naked eye at 10:30UT on
     1862 Nov 12 Aristarchus as extraordinarily bright as a bright
     spot on the Moon. This was seen in daylight with the waning
     crescent. Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=6 and weight=3.
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-03 UT 11:31-11:38 Ill=67% Hansen observed by Androsan on 1973-10-17

     On 1973 Oct 17 at Ut 11:30 Androsan (Edmonton, Canada, 6" reflector, 
     x230) observed a glow 1-2 sec reappearance of Saturn's rings at a place 
     of ring's appearance on the dark limb. The observers attributed it to 
     Saturn and its rings. Cameron speculates that it might be due to gas or 
     dust at the lunar surface. Eye was attacted to the glow which 
     delineated the limb at a position angle of 210 deg at emersion, at 
     Earthshine at Edmonton. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=2. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


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-04 UT 08:35-09:57 Ill=58% Aristarchus observed by Cowan on 1974-9-8

     Aristarchus 1974 Sep 08 UT 04:45-06:30 Observed by Cowan and Johnson 
     (Dublin, TX, 8" reflector, x59, x152, S=7) "Saw a bright luminous, 
     blue, misty cloud on th NE rim. Obscur. for 1st hr. then gave way to 
     pink & features became vis. Cloud was tear-drop shape. No movement to 
     glow. Pink cloud glowed too. Very tenuous by 0130h. (Nakamura says 
     there were no seismic events within several hrs. of this time). Another 
     person saw it without being advised as the where it was." NASA catalog 
     weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1393. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2023-Dec-04 UT 10:01-11:39 Ill=58% Alphonsus observed by Brook_C on 2009-9-11

     On 2009 Sep 11 UT00:15-00:20 and 01:00-01:05 C.Brook (Plymouth, UK, 5" 
     O.G., x100, seeing tremourlous but definition improving over time) 
     noticed that the central peak(s) in Alphonsus were brightening 
     gradually. No effect was seen earlier at UT23:30-23:35. One presumes
     that the effect also occured between these two observing times?
     The observer suspects that this was not a TLP, but is uncertain.
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-05 UT 07:45-09:18 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-05 UT 08:47-10:35 Ill=49% Tycho observed by Carvalho_F on 2006-1-22

     Tycho 2006 Jan 22 UT 06:34-06:36 Observed by Fabio Carvalho 
     (Assis, Sao Paulo Brazil, 25cm f/6 Newtonian) "Green colouration 
     seen on a rim of Tycho, effect remained visible for only 2 
     minutes. Attempts to image it shortly afterwards failed as it 
     had finished by then" An REA-Brasil observational report. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-05 UT 09:19-11:16 Ill=48% Tycho observed by Cook_MC on 2009-9-11

     On 2009 Sep 11/12 UT23:28-00:00 M.C. Cook (Mundesley, UK, 90mm Questar,
     x80 and x190, seeing II and transparency moderate-poor) observed
     pink on the north west rim of Tycho and green-blue on the inner
     SW rim. No sign of colour elsewhere on the Moon except for the
     S-E rim of Plato that was red. The Moon was about 20 deg in altitude
     at the time. The effect had gone by the end of the observing period. 
     A simulation of spurious colour in different directions 
     was generated by the BAA Lunar Section and found to possibly account 
     for these colours, although there should have been some strong colours 
     seen elsewhere in Tycho and none were. The BAA/ALPO weight=2.


2023-Dec-05 UT 05:40-11:04 Ill=48% Earthshine: Dec Phoencids, Puppid/Velids & Monocerotids

2023-Dec-06 UT 06:43-06:53 Ill=40% 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 06:43-07:21 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 07:46-09:22 Ill=39% 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-06 UT 06:43-11:05 Ill=38% Earthshine: Dec Phoencids, Puppid/Velids & Monocerotids

2023-Dec-07 UT 08:28-10:12 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-07 UT 07:50-11:06 Ill=29% Earthshine: Dec Phoencids, Puppid/Velids & Monocerotids

2023-Dec-08 UT 09:02-09:38 Ill=21% 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 09:02-11:07 Ill=21% Earthshine: Dec Phoencids, Puppid/Velids & Monocerotids

2023-Dec-09 UT 10:23-11:07 Ill=13% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2023-Dec-14 UT 21:08-21:38 Ill=5% Earthshine: Geminids: ZHR>120 vel=35km/s & Coma Berencides: ZHR=3 vel=65km/s

2023-Dec-15 UT 21:09-22:37 Ill=11% Earthshine: Geminids: ZHR>120 vel=35km/s & Coma Berencides: ZHR=3 vel=65km/s

2023-Dec-16 UT 20:30-20:56 Ill=19% Cruger observed by Johnson_LT on 1951-12-3

     Mare Tranquilitatis 1951 Dec 01 UT 01:08 L.T. Johnson (USA) 
     suspected a flash near Cruger in Earthshine. Not sure whether 
     stationary or moving. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-16 UT 20:30-21:08 Ill=19% Aristarchus observed by Unknown_Observer on 1961-4-19

     On 1961 Apr 19 at UT 20:00? an unknown observer reported in Aristarchus 
     a light flash for 15 seconds. Cameron suspects a meteor? The Cameron 
     1978 catalog ID=735 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-16 UT 20:30-21:24 Ill=19% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1981-4-8

     On 1981 Apr 08 at UT 21:45-22:00 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector) 
     found Aristarchus to be very bright, blue and variable. For example a 
     CED brightness measurement at 21:45 was 0.5 and at 22:00 was 0.2. He 
     also saw some white flashes on the eastern wall lasting each 2 sec in 
     duration, Cameron 2006 catalog ID=128 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-16 UT 20:30-21:38 Ill=19% Aristarchus observed by Amery_GW on 1981-6-6

     On 1981 Jun 06 at UT 21:30 G.W. Amery (Reading, UK, 10" reflector, 
     seeing III) observed that Aristarchus was "quite distinctly even in 
     twilight & Moon's altitude. Remaining dark areas were just visible".
     The 2006 Cameron catalog ID=142 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2023-Dec-16 UT 20:30-21:08 Ill=19% Mare_Crisium observed by de_Carlo_J on 1987-2-3

     On 1987 Feb 03 at 00:30UT J. de Carlo (Little Falls, NJ, USA, 4.5" 
     refractor, x260, x350, seeing-very good) observed a very bright yellow 
     light in the centre of Mare Crisium (near a raised crevice), almost 
     like a "gigantic nuclear bomb explosion "which expanded (to 1/8th the 
     diameter of mare Crisium) and then reduced in size. The flare fickered 
     at a rate of 1/10s. apparently the edge of this TLP looked rough, 
     almost like emittyed debris. The TLP was fixed in position on the Moon. 
     TLP confirmed by observer's father. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=295 and 
     the weight=3. the ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-16 UT 20:30-21:39 Ill=19% Aristarchus observed by Hather_M on 2002-2-16

     On 2002 Feb 26th at 18:41:25 UT Michael Hather saw, on the limits of 
     vision, a brief magnitude 7 white flash about 300 km north west of 
     Aristarchus, in Earthshine. He was using a 120 mm refractor. No
     other observers were observing at this time.


2023-Dec-16 UT 20:31-21:39 Ill=19% Aristarchus observed by Fallows on 1821-11-28

     Observer: Fallows Observing site: Cape Town, South Africa. Cameron 1978 
     catalog describes the event as: Bright 8th magnitude star-like point.
     A more detailed account is as follows: Early in the year 1821 -- and a 
     light shone out on the moon -- a bright point of light in the lunar 
     crater Aristarchus, which was in the dark at the time. It was seen, 
     upon the 4th and the 7th of February, by Capt. Kater (An. Reg., 1821-
     689); and upon the 5th by Dr. Olbers (Mems. R.A.S., 1-159).(25) It was 
     a light like a star, and was seen again, May 4th and 6th, by the Rev. 
     M. Ward and by Francis Bailey (Mems. R.A.S., 1-159).(26) At Cape Town, 
     nights of Nov. 28th and 29th, 1821, again a star-like light was seen 
     upon the moon (Phil. Trans., 112-237).(27).Cameron 1978 catalog ID=91 
     and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-16 UT 20:44-21:39 Ill=19% Promontorium_Heraclides observed by Caroche on 1797-3-2

     In 1797 Mar 02 at UT 19:00? Caroche (France?) observed "a volcano on 
     the Moon near Promontorium Heraclides". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=76 
     and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2023-Dec-16 UT 20:46-21:39 Ill=19% Aristarchus observed by Kohlenberger on 1968-12-24

     On 1968 Dec 24 at UT 03:00-06:00 Kohlenberger (Fullerton, CA, USA), C. 
     Harris (CA?, USA), and Bunton (Hawaii) observed in Aristarchus: 
     "Brightening at times, very active. Arist. a star-like; both 
     brightening simultaneously, pulsing from 0300-0306 & starlike at N. 
     side at 0323 (Kohlenberger). Harris saw Aris. brightening at times. 
     (Confirm. ?), Bunton saw nothing unusual (0300-0600) (alerted for tidal 
     predict. by Middlehurst? apollo 8 watches)". The Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=1109 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-16 UT 21:09-21:41 Ill=19% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2023-Dec-17 UT 20:30-21:36 Ill=29% Aristarchus observed by Taboada on 1968-12-25

     On 1978 Dec 25 at UT 02:00 Taboada (Mexico) noticed that Aristarchus 
     appeared to brighten in the dark though less intensely than Copernicus 
     and Kepler (Cameron comments: lso brightening?). Alerted for tidal 
     predictions by Middlehurst - Apollo 8 watch. The Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=1111 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-17 UT 20:30-22:03 Ill=29% Aristarchus observed by Darling_D on 1979-6-30

     On 1979 Jun 30 at UT0246-0319 D. & D. Darling (Sun Praire, WL, USA, 
     12.5" reflector, 80x and 150x, S=5/10). A weak blue glow seen in the 
     Aristarchus region. It was fainter than that in May 1979 but was 
     relatively easier to see. There was one "streamer" going south and 
     another to the south west, and then smaller ones within the crater. 
     These streamers started to fade from view at 03:04UT and the blow glow 
     changed to a blow spot and Aristarchus became normal by 03:19 UT. 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=56 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-17 UT 20:31-22:23 Ill=29% Aristarchus observed by Fallows on 1821-11-29

     Observer: Fallows Observing site: Cape Town, South Africa. Cameron 1978 
     catalog describes the event as: Bright star-like point.
     A more detailed account is as follows: Early in the year 1821 -- and a 
     light shone out on the moon -- a bright point of light in the lunar 
     crater Aristarchus, which was in the dark at the time. It was seen, 
     upon the 4th and the 7th of February, by Capt. Kater (An. Reg., 1821-
     689); and upon the 5th by Dr. Olbers (Mems. R.A.S., 1-159).(25) It was 
     a light like a star, and was seen again, May 4th and 6th, by the Rev. 
     M. Ward and by Francis Bailey (Mems. R.A.S., 1-159).(26) At Cape Town, 
     nights of Nov. 28th and 29th, 1821, again a star-like light was seen 
     upon the moon (Phil. Trans., 112-237).(27).Cameron 1978 catalog ID=92 
     and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-17 UT 23:24-23:29 Ill=30% Aristarchus observed by Mitchell on 1969-11-14

     On 1969 Nov 11/12 at UT23:30-01:00 Mitchell, Celis and Marti (Paso 
     Hondo, Chile, 10" refractor, x96, 4" refractor, x80, 3" refractor, x60, 
     seeing = excellent) observed Aristarchus with a blue centre and 
     irregular form, alternating with normal aspects. Some opacity 
     (independent confirmation?) - Apollo 12 watch. The Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=1208 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-17 UT 21:09-23:31 Ill=30% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2023-Dec-18 UT 20:30-21:22 Ill=40% 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 20:30-20:47 Ill=40% 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 20:30-21:17 Ill=40% 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 20:30-20:44 Ill=40% 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 21:31-23:24 Ill=40% Aristarchus observed by Fallows on 1821-11-30

     On 1891 Nov 30 at UT23:00 Observer: Fallows Observing site: Cape Town, 
     South Africa. Cameron 1978 catalog describes the event as: Bright star-
     like point. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=93 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-18 UT 21:56-22:45 Ill=40% Theophilus observed by Dieke on 1964-5-18

     Theophilus 1964 May 18 UT 01:05-01:15 Observed by Dieke 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 6" refractor, x125) "Crescent of crsimson 
     color on SW between rim & flor. Was not present at 0500, nor 
     did it reappear from 0115 to 0245h" NASA catalog weight=3. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3. NASA catalog ID #812.


2023-Dec-19 UT 00:33-01:03 Ill=41% Censorinus observed by Enie on 1966-12-18

     White spot near Censorinus 1966 Dec 18 UT 23:40-23:46 Observed by Enie 
     (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 8" reflector x100, S=G) "Attention 
     drawn to pink color in this usually white patch. Brightened to a light 
     reddish tinge for 2 mins, then faded back to pink, then to white, 
     Sketch." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1002.


2023-Dec-19 UT 00:46-01:03 Ill=41% Ross_D observed by Harris on 1964-5-18

     Near Ross D (23E, 12N) 1964 May 18 UT 03:54-04:53 Observed by 
     Harris, Cross et al. (Whittler, CA, USA, 19" relector x720, 8" 
     reflector x322, S=G) "White gas obscuration. Moved 20mph, 
     decreased in extent. Phenom. repeated. Drawing." NASA catalog 
     weight=5. NASA catalog ID 811. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2023-Dec-18 UT 21:10-01:05 Ill=41% Earthshine: Dec. Leonis Minorids: ZHR=5 vel=64km/s

2023-Dec-19 UT 20:31-22:15 Ill=51% 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 20:31-21:09 Ill=51% 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 20:31-21:09 Ill=51% 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 20:31-21:09 Ill=51% 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 20:31-21:09 Ill=51% 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 20:31-21:09 Ill=51% 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 20:31-21:09 Ill=51% 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 20:31-22:55 Ill=51% 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 20:37-22:34 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-19 UT 21:54-23:17 Ill=51% Mare_Crisium observed by Robinson_JH on 1989-1-14

     Mare Crisium 1989 Jan 14 UTC 19:15 Observed by Hedley-Robinson (Devon, 
     UK, 5" Coude, Antoniadi II seeing, x150) "Floor blinks indicating 
     colour - used a Moon blink device". 2 areas of the floor were affected, 
     The first one was on the far west of Mare Crisium, next to Proclus 
     crater. The second area was in the NNW, but outside the edge of the 
     mare. Other features elsewhere checked but gave no colour reaction. 
     Peters (UK) though did detect colour elsewhere, but his seeing was III-
     IV. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=344 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2023-Dec-19 UT 22:17-00:12 Ill=52% Mons_Piton observed by Darling_D on 1987-2-6

     1987 Feb 06 UTC 02:35 Observed by Darling (Sun Praire, Wisconsin, USA, 
     12.5" Newtonian x342) "I was using a 12.5 f5 Newtonian reflector with a 
     9mm eyepiece and 2x Barlow with no filters. I had been observing other 
     features on the Moon when I had panned to the area where the sunrise 
     was taking place on Mount Piton. The mountain peak looked like a 
     shimmering block of ice with a phosphorescence luminescence cloud 
     around the peak. What was really interesting was the shaft of light 
     streaming across the Lunar Maria that appeared like a cone and it came 
     to a point near Mount Piton. The Mountain had the appearance of mother 
     of pearl and the luster or glow that surround the peak only lasted 
     about 20 minutes." The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=296 and gthe weight=4. 
     the ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-19 UT 22:44-00:32 Ill=52% Lubbock observed by Hill_R on 1973-11-2

     Lubbock 1973 Nov 02 UT 22:10-23:59 Observed by R.Hill 
     (Greensboro, N. Carolina, USA) "Color in crater changed fro. 
     gray to brownish -- strong enough change to be noted. Never saw 
     anything like this 7 yrs. of observing". NASA catalog weight=3. 
     NASA catalog ID #1379. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-19 UT 23:01-00:45 Ill=52% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1978-5-14

     On 1978 May 14 at UT21:30-22:52 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, 
     seeing II and transparency excellent, no spurious colour) observed 
     Aristarchus to be very bright in Earthshine and bluish. The CED 
     brightness measuring device gave a very bright reading of 0.9, the 
     brightest he had ever seen ir before was 0.3. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=
     29 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-19 UT 23:26-01:21 Ill=52% Eimmart observed by Louderback_D on 1992-10-4

     On 1992 Oct 04 at UT 02:15-03:18 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 
     3" refractor, x80) found that Eimmart crater was brighter in blue light 
     than in red light - however Cape Agarum, and Mare Crisium were too. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=454 and the weight=4. The AlPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-19 UT 23:26-01:21 Ill=52% Mare_Crisium observed by Louderback_D on 1992-10-4

     On 1992 Oct 04 at UT 02:15-03:18 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 
     3" refractor, x80) found that Mare Crisium was brighter in blue light 
     than in red light - however Cape Agarum, and Eimmart were too. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=454 and the weight=4. The AlPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-19 UT 23:26-01:21 Ill=52% Mons_Piton observed by Louderback_D on 1992-10-4

     On 1992 Oct 04 at UT 02:15-03:18 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 
     3" refractor, x80) found that Mons Piton was very bright and was equal 
     to Proclus (brightness of 9) in white light and 7.5 in violet, and 9.3 
     in red (Proclus was 9.2 in red). n blue both features = (9?). "points 
     on Piton affected were B, D, and C (S, W & N resp.) D in violet was 
     fuzzy - ill defined". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=454 and the weight=4. 
     The AlPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-19 UT 23:26-01:21 Ill=52% Promontorium_Agarum observed by Louderback_D on 1992-10-4

     On 1992 Oct 04 at UT 02:15-03:18 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 
     3" refractor, x80) found that Promontorium Agarum was brighter in blue 
     light than in red light - however Mare Crisium and Eimmart were too. 
     The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=454 and the weight=4. The AlPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2023-Dec-20 UT 01:27-02:27 Ill=53% Mons_Piton observed by Horne_P on 1983-3-21

     On 1983 Mar 21 at UT 21:05-22:00 P. Horne and J. Horne (Hertz, England, 
     UK, 11" reflector, x180 and x330) found that Mons Piton (totally 
     illuminated and brightest feature on the Moon - but no variability) was 
     brighter than Aristarchus (would have been if it had been in sunlight)
     and the mountain was contained within a circular illuminated patch. 
     "Brilliant white and no shadow. Size ~16km." There was no details 
     visible but the adjacent features had distinct shadows. Hutton was also 
     observing. Foley examined the photographs and believes that they are 
     inconclusive. D. Mansbridge was photographing the Moon at 19:30UT and 
     detects Piton but it is not bright. However in a photograph taken by D. 
     Mansbrdige and 20:30UT the mountain is much brighter than any other 
     sunward facing slopses on the northern part of the Moon's terminator. 
     R. Mosley had been observing earlier at 18:10-19:40 and although 
     finding the mountain to be shining briliantly beyond the terminator, he 
     also comments that this is normal. Cameron though has seen the 
     photographs taken and thinks it might be a real TLP. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=208 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-20 UT 01:46-02:27 Ill=53% Censorinus observed by Cook_MC on 1988-11-16

     On 1988 Nov 16 at UT 18:20 M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK) observed that a ray 
     north east of censorinus appeared to be very diffuse and this did not 
     change during the observation. This was odd because proclus ray 
     material remained clear. The apron material of Censorinus was diffuse 
     E-W and the northern part was dull, but not fuzzy. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=340 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-20 UT 01:46-02:27 Ill=53% Torricelli_B observed by Cook_MC on 1988-11-16

     On 1988 Nov 16 at UT 18:20 M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK) observed that 
     Torricelli B changed in brightness (at times), but thinks that this was 
     due to atmospheric transparency. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=340 and 
     the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-20 UT 01:54-02:27 Ill=53% Ross_D observed by Harris on 1964-3-21

     Near Ross D (24E, 11N) 1964 Mar 21 UT 05:00-06:20 Observed by 
     Harris, Crow, Cross (Whittier, CA, USA) - negative confirmation 
     from Las Cruces. NASA catalog weight=0 (unreliable). NASA catalog 
     ID #805. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-20 UT 20:31-22:19 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 20:31-21:13 Ill=62% 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 20:31-21:52 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 20:42-22:36 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 23:21-00:51 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 00:01-01:54 Ill=63% Sulpicius_Gallus observed by Dawes on 1867-6-10

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


2023-Dec-21 UT 00:09-02:04 Ill=63% Sulpicius_Gallus_M observed by Taccogna_F on 2022-12-31

     Sulpicius Gallus M 2022 Dec 31 UT 17:00-18:00 F Taccogna 
     (UAI - Italy) imaged this area and recorded this crater as 
     extremely and unusually bright (compared to other features).
     A. Amorin (Brazil) observing a few hours later commented that 
     the crater was brighter than it was in the Hatfield Atlas 
     plates. However analysis of past imagery of this area under 
     similar  illumination (albeit with the crater on the edge of 
     the image or at lower resolution) also shows a similar 
     brilliance. One more image confirming this will be enought to 
     remove it from a ALPO/BAA weight of 1.


2023-Dec-21 UT 00:17-02:11 Ill=63% Eratosthenes observed by Bartlett on 1976-8-4

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


2023-Dec-21 UT 00:27-02:25 Ill=64% Moon observed by Cameron_W on 1969-11-18

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


2023-Dec-21 UT 01:10-03:07 Ill=64% Plato observed by Schroter on 1789-7-30

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


2023-Dec-21 UT 02:13-03:45 Ill=64% Eratosthenes observed by Lenham_AP on 1952-11-25

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


2023-Dec-21 UT 02:58-03:45 Ill=64% Alphonsus observed by Lenham_AP on 1952-11-25

     Alphonsus 1952 Nov 25 UT 17:15 A.P. Lenham (Swindon, UK, 3-
     inch refractor) noted that the usual dark spots were not 
     visible. This may not be a TLP but has been given a TLP 
     category as it is a curious appearance and needs to be 
     verified on a repeat repeat illumination apeparance. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2023-Dec-21 UT 03:01-03:45 Ill=64% Eratosthenes observed by Abel_P on 2009-11-25

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


2023-Dec-21 UT 03:25-03:45 Ill=65% Pallas observed by Stuart_L on 1953-11-15

     Pallas-Schroter 1953 Nov 13 UTC 02:00 Observed by L.Stuart (USA) 
     "Saw and photographed a bright spot on term. between these two 
     craters. Used Kodak 103aF3." NASA catalog weight=5 and catalog 
     ID #559. ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2023-Dec-21 UT 03:31-03:45 Ill=65% Eratosthenes observed by Galdies_C on 2012-8-25

     On 2012 Aug 25 UT1944-1952 Eratosthenes crater was imaged by C. 
     Galdies (Malta,Nexstar 8SE, Philips SPC 900NC camera). 4 
     Registaxed images were produced covering 19:45, 19:48, 19:49, 
     and 19:51. All but the first image, once first order spurious 
     colour had been removed, showed orange on the shaded terraces on 
     the western illuminated rim (similar to what Paul Abel and 
     others saw in 2009, albeit just confined to the NW rim), and the 
     interior floor shadow was slightly smaller in red light. However 
     orange colour was also seen on the eastern side of mountains to 
     the south of the crater, which infers that the spurios colour 
     removal did not fully acomplish its main goal. The effects were 
     not caused by the registax software as the orange colour is 
     visible on individual images. Although probably the colour is 
     not lunar in orgin, its explanation is not fully explaianed, 
     therfore an ALPO/BAA weight of 1 is used for now.


2023-Dec-21 UT 20:32-00:05 Ill=73% 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 20:32-22:55 Ill=73% 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 20:32-20:37 Ill=73% 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 20:58-00:54 Ill=73% 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 21:03-23:01 Ill=73% 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 21:03-23:01 Ill=73% 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 21:03-23:01 Ill=73% 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 00:55-02:52 Ill=74% Plato observed by Fitton on 1970-12-7

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


2023-Dec-22 UT 01:41-03:35 Ill=74% Aristillus observed by Haas_W on 1939-7-26

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


2023-Dec-22 UT 02:43-04:35 Ill=75% Eratosthenes observed by Haas_W on 1936-10-25

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


2023-Dec-22 UT 02:53-04:49 Ill=75% Copernicus observed by Lovell on 1966-3-1

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


2023-Dec-22 UT 03:11-06:28 Ill=75% Plato observed by Brook_C on 2005-12-10 *

     Plato 2005 Dec 10 UT 20:46 Observed by Brook (Plymouth, UK, 4" 
     refractor. Conditions excellent with the Moon at a high altitude) "2 
     second duration white flash seen on the floor of the crater" - BAA 
     Lunar Section Report.


2023-Dec-22 UT 03:29-04:59 Ill=75% Alphonsus observed by Argus on 1969-11-19

     Alphonsus 1969 Nov 19 UT 03:30 Observed by Argus/Astronet (CA?, USA) 
     Brightening in W. rim & S. central floor, seen by 2 obs. (Apollo 12 
     watch)" NASA catalog weight 3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1219.


2023-Dec-22 UT 20:32-22:03 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 20:32-21:00 Ill=82% 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 20:32-22:18 Ill=82% 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 20:32-00:11 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 20:32-21:34 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=83% 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=83% 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 00:31-02:26 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 01:14-03:09 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 01:14-03:09 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 02:59-04:54 Ill=84% Bullialdus observed by Cook_MC on 1979-6-5

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


2023-Dec-23 UT 04:37-06:11 Ill=84% Eimmart observed by Louderback_D on 1981-4-15

     On 1981 Apr 15 at UT06:27-06:40 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA 
     using a 3" refractor x134 and S=4.5-5 and T=5-0) saw a bright spot on 
     the western wall of Eimmart (sketch supplied) have an unusual 
     brightening and shade. Variations occurred over 2-3 minute intervals. 
     Louderback commented that the spot looked like a flare with its apex 
     located at the crater wall and there was some blurring effect on the 
     spot - it decreased in size during the phenomenon. Seeing worsened 
     later. Apparently on the 18th and 19th of April everything was back to 
     normal. Cameron comments that there is no bright spot on the Moon at 
     this location. Lunar Orbiter IV plates 192-3.2 shows evening 
     conditions. Cameron 2006 Catalog Extension TLP ID=130 and weight=3. 
     ALPO/BAA weright=3.


2023-Dec-23 UT 05:27-06:11 Ill=84% Alphonsus observed by Argus on 1969-11-20

     Alphonsus 1969 Nov 20 05:27 (UT)? Observed by Argus/Astronet (San 
     Diego, Sacramento, CA, USA) "Brightening in crater. (San Diego & 
     Sacramento obs. confirmed, but astronauts did not see anything. Apollo 
     12 watch)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1222.


2023-Dec-23 UT 05:28-06:11 Ill=84% Gassendi observed by Coates_J on 1971-10-29

     Gassendi 1971 Oct 29 UT 22:15-22:50 observed by J.Coates and 
     A.R. Neville (Burnley, UK, 6" reflectir, x192, slight fog, 
     seeing jumpy but good at times). An in ititial Moonblink 
     search proved negative. However white light observations by 
     Coates revealed a golden brown colour between the black 
     interior shadow and the base of the (bright W (IAU?) wall). 
     Neville confirmed its appearance as a coppery hue and saw the 
     colour for 5 minutes before it vanished at 22:55UT. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2


2023-Dec-23 UT 05:31-06:11 Ill=84% Gassendi observed by Moore_P on 1967-1-21

     Gassendi 1967 Jan 21 UT 19:36-20:24 Observed initially by 
     Moore & Moseley (Armagh, N.Ireland, 10" refractor, x360, S=G), 
     Ringsdore (England, 10" reflector), Sartory (Farnham, England, 
     15" reflector?), Duckworth (England), Kilburn (Ashton, 
     England, 6" reflector), Farrant (England, 8" reflector) "Eng. 
     moon blink at 1936 (no events from 1750-1815h) outside SE 
     wall, brighter at 1939h, seen vis. at 1940h, faint at 1946h. 
     Moved NW at 1950h. At 2000h, Moseley saw it farther W., lost 
     it at 2008h. Seen again at 2026h further toward group of 
     hills. Moore saw it faint at 2002h, lost it at 2005h, vis. & 
     blink at 2007h. Checks again at 2010-50h, 2130-50, 2200-20, 
     2250-2300, 2325-0000h.Duckworth suspected blink in S.Iridium 
     nr. Bianchini later, but clouds intervened, after clearing 
     couldn't see it. Neg. obs. in 11 other features, inc. 
     Alphonsus & Plato. Confirmed Gass blink 2018-2024h" NASA 
     catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1010. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2023-Dec-23 UT 20:33-22:09 Ill=90% 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 20:33-22:02 Ill=90% 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 20:33-22:42 Ill=90% 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 20:33-22:27 Ill=90% 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 20:33-21:23 Ill=90% 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 20:33-23:45 Ill=90% 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 20:33-21:23 Ill=90% 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 20:33-21:40 Ill=90% 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 20:55-21:33 Ill=90% 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=90% 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=90% 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 22:31-00:18 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=91% 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 01:52-03:48 Ill=91% 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 02:45-04:42 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 03:18-03:44 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 03:31-05:27 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 03:31-05:27 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 03:31-05:27 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 03:46-05:44 Ill=91% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Thornton_FH on 1949-2-10

     Cobra Head 1949 Feb 10 UT 00:00? Observed by Thorton (Northwich, 
     England, 18" reflector) "I was examining the Cobra Head of the Schroter 
     Valley, when I noticed what seemed to be a diffuseed patch of thin 
     smoke or vapour, apparently originating from the valley on the E. Side 
     where the landslip is, and spread over the edge on to the plain for a 
     short distance. Every detail of the edge of the valley was perfectly 
     clear and distinct except where this patch occurred, but there the 
     definition was poor and very blurred" NASA catalog 
     weight=4 and catalog ID #515. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-24 UT 03:49-05:36 Ill=91% Gassendi observed by Unknown_Observer on 1889-5-11

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


2023-Dec-24 UT 03:52-05:50 Ill=91% Bullialdus observed by Findlay_MW on 1974-9-27

     Bullialdus 1974 Sep 27 UT  22:45-23:40 Observed by Findlay, Ford 
     (Dundee, Scotland, 10" refractor, 150x, 180x, filters) "Saw yellowish-
     orange color in crater. After clouds passed at 2300h color still there 
     & gave a slight blink which no other craters did. Not seen in red 
     filter, dark in blue. Ford saw it along ridge fr. c.p. to SW wall. 
     Alert did not bring confirm. as clouds intervened for all others." NASA 
     catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #1394. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-24 UT 04:08-06:03 Ill=91% Torricelli_B observed by Salvo_R on 2005-1-22

     Torricelli B 2005 Jan 22 UT 03:15-03:23 Observed by Raul Salvo 
     (Montevideo, Uraguay UT 03:15-03:23) showed that Torricelli B 
     was dark, and there was some brightness variability although the 
     background setting on these images was low and seeing could 
     account for the brightness variation? An ALPO report.


2023-Dec-24 UT 04:35-06:31 Ill=91% Gassendi observed by Darling_D on 1990-10-1

     On 1990 Oct 1st at 00:44-01:24UT D Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA) 
     observed that Gassendi still had a blink effect when viewed through 
     blue (Wratten 38A) and red (Wratten 25A) filters. No effect was seen on 
     Aristarchus. Gassendi was brighter in the red filter and this was 
     confirmed by Weier. Sketches were made and brightness measurements 
     taken. Both observers used a 12.5" reflector x159. At 01:00UT the NW 
     wall was 7.5, the SW wall 8.0, the S. wall 7.5, the floor 6.0, the 
     outer E. wall 8.0, the N. floor 5.5. Gassendi A W. wall was 9.5,l 
     Aristarchus W. floor was 8.0, NW wall 8.0, shadowed floor 0.0, E. outer 
     wall 7.0, NBP 5.5, area between Aristarchus and Herodotus 6.0, and the 
     comet like tail: 8.2 on the E. and 8.5 on the W. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog extension TLP ID=412 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2023-Dec-24 UT 04:50-08:46 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 05:29-07:21 Ill=91% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Firsoff on 1955-8-29

     Schroter's Valley 1955 Aug 29 UT 19:45 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, 
     England, 6.5" reflector x200, S=P-F) "Valley almost completely 
     invisible in blue" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #605.


2023-Dec-24 UT 05:54-07:21 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Prout on 1976-9-5

     Aristarchus 1976 Sep 05/06 UT 18:45-01:35 Observed by Prout 
     (England?, 12" reflector, S=III-II), Foley (England, 12" 
     reflector), Moore and Spry (Sussex, England, 12" reflector) 
     "Viol. hue on crater on W. wall, especially NW corner seen by 
     Prout & 2 Foleys. Moore & Spry did not see color. All obs. noted 
     that the crater was dull 


2023-Dec-24 UT 06:15-07:21 Ill=91% Proclus observed by Bartlett on 1970-10-12

     Proclus 1970 Oct 12 UT 00:54 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 
     4" reflector, 51x-181x) "Floor darkened to intensity 1.5 deg (albedo) & 
     c.p. became invis. Next day c.p. reappared & was 5 deg bright & 6deg 
     bright on 15th" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #1277.


2023-Dec-24 UT 06:32-07:21 Ill=91% Herodotus observed by Bartlett on 1957-9-6

     Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector x180, S=1-5, 
     T=5) Pseudo peak visible within floor shadow at 03:10h" NASA catalog 
     weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #671. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-24 UT 06:50-07:21 Ill=92% Herodotus observed by Haas_W on 2002-2-24

     On 2002 Feb 24 UT 05:15-05:35 W. Haas (Las Cruces, NM, USA) observed an 
     obscuration in Herodotus - the shadown was, almost, but not 
     completely black. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-24 UT 07:12-07:21 Ill=92% Schickard observed by Watkins_E on 1972-9-19

     Schickard 1972 Sep 19 UT 19:45-20:25, 20:00-23:30 Observed by Watkins 
     (Herts., Eng. 4.5" reflector, x225, S=G) Amery (Reading, Eng.m 12" 
     reflector?), Fitton (Lancashire, Emg., 8.5" reflector) and Moore 
     (Selsey, Eng., 12.5" reflector?, 4.5" refractor 45-225x, S=P) 
     "Luminous, nebulous spot attracted Watkin's att'n. Got brighter. 
     Checked 'scope--not instru. Obj. had greenish-gray color, size @ 15km. 
     Amery & Fitton with blink devices noted nothing unusual at later times 
     (2000-2330h). Aris., Plato, Gass. were neg. at 1930-2025h (date not 
     given, guessed at fr. available info.). Turbulence, lasting 
     secs. at a time." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #
     1344. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-24 UT 20:41-22:15 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 20:41-20:50 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 20:41-21:15 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 20:41-22:23 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=96% 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 03:32-04:51 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 04:42-06:39 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 05:02-08:06 Ill=96% Ross_D observed by Harris on 1965-4-14 *

     Ross D 1965 Apr 14 UT 06:03-06:22 Observed by Harris (Whittier?, CA?, 
     USA, 19"? reflector) "Phenomenon description unavailable. Given at an 
     ALPO meeting" NASA catalog weight=0 (very unreliable). NASA catalog ID 
     #874.


2023-Dec-25 UT 05:12-07:10 Ill=96% Babbage observed by Lord_CJR on 1974-9-29

     Babbage 1974 Sep 29 UT 00:00-01:00 Observed by Lord (St Annes-
     on-Sea, UK, 10" refractor, Wratten 25 and 44a filters, 125x, 
     S=II-III). Activity observed in SW floor between A & W. wall. 
     Details not obscured in either filter, but slightly more 
     darker than surroundings in the blue filter. NASA catalog 
     weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1395. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-25 UT 06:20-08:16 Ill=96% Plato observed by Darling_D on 1990-10-2

     On 1990 Oct 02 at 02:25-02:45UT D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA using a 
     12.5" reflector at x159, with red and blue filters), saw a blink 
     effect on the west wall of Plato i.e. brighter through a blue filter 
     than through the red. No Colour blinks seen on Gassendi or Aristarchus. 
     Cameron 2006 Catalog TLP=413 and weight=4.


2023-Dec-25 UT 07:06-08:29 Ill=97% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Pickering_WH on 1897-10-8

     Schroter's Valley 1897 Oct 08 UT 22:00 Observed by Pickering 
     (Cambridge, Maas., USA, 15"? refractor) "Variations in vapor col. 
     Tillsow, C was largest compared with D&E& most conspicuous 1.3 d after 
     sunrise. Drawing. (time est. fr. given colon.)" NASA catalog weight=3 
     (average). NASA catalog ID #291.


2023-Dec-25 UT 07:06-08:29 Ill=97% Promontorium_Agarum observed by Louderback_D on 1988-1-2

     On 1988 Jan 02 at 05:57-06:13 UT D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 
     using a 8" reflector, seeing 4 out of 10) observed that points B and D 
     on Cape Agarum faded suddenly from 7.0 to 6.4 (B) and 6.0 (D). However 
     these returned to their normal levels at 06:13 UT. Cameron 2006 
     extension catalog ID=316 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-25 UT 07:23-08:29 Ill=97% Gassendi observed by Robinson_JH on 1977-5-30

     On 1977 May 30 at 21:04-02:13UT J.H.-Robinson noted a loss of 
     detail inside Gassendi, however he did not regard this as a 
     TLP. The effect was also seen by P.W. Foley. Cameron 2006 
     extension catalog TLP ID=16 and weight=0 ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-25 UT 07:23-08:29 Ill=97% Mons_Pico observed by Moore_P on 1984-2-14

     On 1984 Feb 14 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) thought that there was something 
     odd about Mons Pico in that it looked very bright and gave a good 
     impression of a crater. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=241 and 
     weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-25 UT 07:23-08:29 Ill=97% Plato observed by Moore_P on 1984-2-14

     On 1984 Feb 14 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) observed that Plato was darker 
     than the nearby mare and no detail could be seen on the floor or the 
     eastern wall - the later was obscured. At 23:40UT some dimming was 
     still present on the north east wall and still no detail on the floor 
     of Plato. Cook noticed that the eastern floor close to the wall was 
     misty and also noted no detail on the floor. Amery though noted that 
     all parts of the floor were sharp although some darkening was visible 
     in the north west and a hint of obscurtion. The east wall though was 
     quite sharp. Mosely could see the central craterlet but from 8-6 
     o'clock tricky to define (Foley says that this effect has been seen at 
     this colongitude before). Streak ray across the floor of Plato seen 
     (North) - filter measurements made. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=
     241 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-25 UT 08:05-08:29 Ill=97% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1988-1-2

     On 1988 Jan 02 at 06:41-07:08 UT D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 
     using a 8" reflector, seeing 4 out of 10) observed that at 06:56 UT 
     Aristarchus floor (point F) brightened rapidly from an intensity of 5.2 
     to 6, however at 07:08 UT the spot returned to normal. He also noticed 
     that the bands on the walls varied every few minutes. A mist like 
     appearance was seen on the floor of Aristarchus. Through a red filter 
     he could see through the haze, but floor detail could not be seen 
     through a blue filter. Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=316 and 
     weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-25 UT 20:34-21:19 Ill=99% 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 21:27-22:21 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 21:27-22:30 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 04:26-06:23 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 07:35-08:21 Ill=99% Schickard observed by Moore_P on 1940-5-20

     Schickard 1940 May 20 UT 20:00 Observed by Moore (England, 12?" 
     eflector) "Fog on floor -- milky appearance, less pronounced 
     than on 8/2/39 (see #456)." NASA catalog ID #465. NASA catalog 
     weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-26 UT 07:43-11:10 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 08:33-09:32 Ill=99% Mare_Humboldtianum observed by Baum_R on 1951-1-21

     Mare Humboldtianum 1951 Jan 21 20:47-22:00 UT observed by Baum 
     (Chester, England).  The appearance of some mountains on the 
     limb appeared to change over time, with some mistiness. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2023-Dec-26 UT 22:20-22:58 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 22:20-22:56 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 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 02:20-04:17 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 02:43-06:10 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 02:51-03:23 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 03:14-06:11 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 04:52-06:43 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 05:34-07:09 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 05:38-07:05 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 05:57-07:30 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 07:16-08:53 Ill=100% Gassendi observed by Kelsey on 1966-12-27

     Gassendi 1966 Dec 27 UTC 06:30-07:05 Observed by Kelsey (Riverside, CA, 
     USA, 6" reflector?) "Very faint blink on SW (ast. ?) floor & on another 
     N. of it on NW floor. Obs. considers obs. very suspect" NASA catalog 
     weight=1 (very poor). NASA catalog ID #1006.


2023-Dec-27 UT 07:36-09:33 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Bartlett on 1954-10-12

     Aristarchus 1954 Oct 12 UT 00:55-02:10 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 3.5" refractor x100, S=5-6, T=5) "Pale 
     violet radiance on S.wall SE, E, NE walls, & c.p. At 0409 strong 
     violet tint E 1/2 of fl.very faint on W. 1/2 of floor & W. wall. 
     Dark violet on nimbus & pale violet on Mt. m" NASA catalog 
     weight=4. NASA catalog ID #576. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-27 UT 07:51-09:42 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1989-10-14

     On 1989 Oct 14 UT 19:00?, 22:00? P.W. Foley (Kent, U.K., using a 12" 
     reflector) noted that although the brightness of Aristarchus crater 
     seemed steady, that there was just too much detil to see inside the 
     crater than one would expect. Appeared as two craters - Cameron 
     commented that this was often seen by Bartlett. Several observers 
     apparently confirmed this TLP? Cameron 1978 catalog extension ID=379 
     and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-27 UT 08:18-10:15 Ill=100% Plato observed by Klein_HJ on 1878-11-9

     Plato 1878 Nov 09 UTC 21:00 UTC Observed by Klein (Cologne, Germany, 
     6" refractor?) "Faint, but unmistakable white cloud not seen before." 
     NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #207.


2023-Dec-27 UT 23:19-23:28 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=98% 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=98% 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=98% 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 04:28-05:08 Ill=98% 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 05:43-07:41 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 06:47-08:17 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 08:08-10:00 Ill=98% Torricelli_B observed by Cook_AC on 1985-12-28

     CCD images taken through Wratten 25 (red+near IR) and 87 
     (near IR only) filters. Between 00:02 and 00:25UT there
     was some slight evidence that a fade may have taken place
     however careful analysis by Cook casts doubt on this.
     Probably it was more related to a degradation in image 
     quality due to seeing than a true TLP. An ALPO/BAA
     weight of 1 has been assigned.


2023-Dec-28 UT 08:26-10:24 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Pasternak on 1973-10-12

     Aristarchus 1973 Oct 12 UTC 18:13-18:45 observed by Pasternak "Bright 
     region of the S. of the crater, color was red." - Hilbrecht and 
     Kuveler, Earth, Moon & Planets, 30 (1984), p53-61. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-29 UT 00:20-00:45 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-29 UT 00:20-02:08 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 00:20-01:25 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-29 UT 00:20-01:29 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 00:20-01:55 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 00:20-00:26 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-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=95% 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 06:37-08:35 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 07:52-09:48 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 08:17-10:01 Ill=95% Furnerius observed by Kohman_T on 1986-2-26

     On 1986 Feb 26 at 05:00UT a photograph was obtained by T. Kohman of 
     Pittsburgh, PA, USA (3.5" Questar and 0.25 sec exposure) that had two 
     bands above the limb, resembling ejecta plumes. Cameron suspects that 
     these are probably flare from the eyepiece optics. Cameron 2006 
     extension catalog ID=282 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2023-Dec-29 UT 08:36-10:33 Ill=95% Plato observed by Gledhill on 1870-4-17

     Plato 1870 Apr 17 UT 22:00? Observed by Gledhill? (Halifax, England, 
     9" refractor) "Group 1 again in illum. as in Aug., Sep. 1869 
     observations." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #166.


2023-Dec-29 UT 09:59-11:55 Ill=94% Gassendi observed by Moseley_T on 1967-1-28

     Gassendi 1967 Jan 28 UT 00:04-01:06 Observed by Moseley (Armagh, 
     Northern Ireland, 10" refractor, x350, Seeing=Good) "Small moon blink 
     (Eng.) not quite concentric with the crater, half way from c.p. to SE 
     (IAU?) wall. Lasted till 0007h then clouds. Seen again at 0100h-0106h, 
     then lost with poor seeing. Looked again at 0148, 0230, 0310, but neg. 
     Other areas also neg." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #
     1013.


2023-Dec-30 UT 01:23-01:39 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=90% 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 06:44-08:42 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 07:17-09:12 Ill=90% Furnerius observed by Jean on 1989-9-18 *

     Area of darkness overlapping NW rim. It was visible through
     this area of obscuration. Sketch. Cameron 2006 extended catalog
     ID=376 and Cameron weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2023-Dec-30 UT 07:30-09:23 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 07:53-09:51 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 09:10-11:56 Ill=89% 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-30 UT 10:15-11:56 Ill=89% Birt observed by Doherty_EG on 1972-9-25 *

     Birt 1972 Sep 25 UT 23:20-23:45 Observed by Doherty (Stoke-on-Trent, 
     England, 10" reflector x280, S=VG) "All bright areas were similar in 
     intensity (albedo) but 2 larger ones at times seemed brighter. N & S. 
     The E. IAU? wall of the small craterlet showed most prominently & at 
     times suspected a faint pt. of light just W. of its center. This was 
     very suspect however." NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog 
     ID #1345.


2023-Dec-30 UT 10:44-11:56 Ill=89% Grimaldi observed by Firsoff on 1937-9-23

     Grimaldi 1937 Sep 23 UT 05:00 Observed by Firsoff (Glastonbury, 
     England, 6" reflector + filter) "Variations in green. Strong green on 
     this date. Other dates of variation are:
     Date     Time    Color
     4/29/37  0930    slight
     3/23/38  09?30   strong
     7/24/38  0830    gray-green
     NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #424.


2023-Dec-30 UT 11:06-11:56 Ill=89% Plato observed by Wilkins_HP on 1944-3-12

     On 1944 Mar 12 at UT 23:00 H.P. Wilkins (Kent, UK, 8.5" reflector) 
     observed that Plato appeared incomplete - the central crater had it's 
     north wall obscured. cameron comments that maybe this was due to the 
     low altitude of the Moon? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=491 and 
     the 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 07:45-09:09 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.


2023-Dec-31 UT 09:51-11:24 Ill=83% Plinius observed by Haas_W on 1937-7-27

     Plinius 1937 Jul 27 UT 04:37 Observed by Haas (Alliance, OH, 
     12"? reflector) "E. end of c.p. varied in intensity at similar 
     lighting conditions. Intensity was low est on this nite, being 
     at I=5.0. Other nites were:
     Date     Time   col.    I
     6/23/37  0600   84      8.5
     7/20/37  0200   58      6.0
     7/22/37  0300   78      6.5
     9/22/37  0700  114      6.0
     9/24/37  0830  142      6.5
     10/17/37 0100   59      8.5
     10/21/37 0500  109      8.5
     NASA catalog weight=4 (good) on this and the nights listed. NASA 
     catalog ID #422. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2023-Dec-31 UT 09:59-11:55 Ill=83% Aristarchus observed by Kilburn on 1969-12-28

     Aristarchus 1969 Dec 28 UT 00:24 Observed by Kilburn (England, 6" 
     reflector x192) "Blink in same place as #1231. Very faint and large 
     area." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1232.