Gassendi 1966 May 30 UT 20:32-20:59 Observed by Sartory (England, 8.5" reflector + filters) "Orange patch & obscuration -- detected by Eng. moon blink system. Color seen visually."NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #941.
On 1955 Jan 05 at 01:00-01:30 UT D.A. Logue (Larchment, PA, USA, 15cm reflector at x340, seeing Good) saw a strange blue light above the surface of the Moon where the night and the day meet. He observed this light for more than 30 min and it did not appear to move. It appeared like a star in that the rays of light came from it. The observer adds that he first thought thst the objects was a star, but later decided that it had to be on the Moon itself. A drawing shows the blue spot near the rugged south west (IAU?) limb of the Moon. The editor of the Strolling Astronomer (Vol 8, No. 11-12, Nov-Dec 1954, p146) was unable to identify the craters drawn. The editor speculates that the observer saw a high mountain peak with its summit in sunlight and detached from the illuminated regions - however this would not explain the blue colour. Note this is an ALPO observation and does not apear in the Cameron catalogs. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1964 Jun 21 at UT 03:43-05:44 Harris, Cross and Helland (Whittier, CA, USA, 19" reflector) observed south of Ross D: "Moving dark area". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=819 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1982 Aug 01 at 00:00-01:00 K. Marshall (Medellin, Columbia, 12" reflector, seeing I-II) noted shading on the east floor of Plato that was apparently lighter than the rest of the floor and this was seen at both low and high magnifications. Foley notes that this was unusual. There were three craterlets visible on the floor - the central one was the brightest. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=178 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Colour seen between Aristarchus and Herodotus by P. Moore and G. North. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Lichtenberg 1966 Jun 02 UTC 03:05-03:35 Observed by Schneller (Cleveland, Ohio, 8" reflector, slit spectrascope) "Red glow on W. wall (Schnller thinks this is "normal" reddening at SR; however, these vary according to Ricker), (This rep't is the only positive one from alert sent out to observe for J.Green's tidal predictions, See list of neg. obs.)" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #944
Vieta 1923 Sep 23 UTC 19:00? Observed by Cernov (Russia, 2 refractors? x94?) "Both dark spots merged together even with 94x magnification. (due to libration &/or seeing?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (low). NASA catalog ID #389.
Aristarchus 1966 Jun 03 UT 01:00-01:45 Observed by Gordon (2), Delano (Ackerman, PR?, 5" reflector / Massachussets, 3" (x92) & 10" reflector T=4) "Deep blue color on N. wall. S.part of crater was brownish, (not on alert). Delano saw E.wall bright spot unusually bright, confirm, ?" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #947. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1975 Mar 27 at UT22:30-01:45 P.W. Foley (Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, UK, 30cm Newtownian) observed blueness along the inner southern wall of Plato. This is a BAA report. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1975 Mar 28 at UT22:30-23:42 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) observed orange/red in Aristarchus. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1966 Nov 11 at UT05:55-1000 Hall and Johnson (Port Tabacoo, MD, 16" x400, S=VG), Nordling (MD, USA), Genatt (Greenbelt, MD, USA, 6" refractor, x50, 20" reflector x400) and Wagman (Pittsburgh, PA, 30" refractor) observed the folloowing on Aristarchus: "Color ob c.p. detected with Trident MB, not seen vis. at Port Tobacoo. Network alerted & 6 responded. 4 did not see anything unusual; 2 others did & saw red on c.p. in 6-in refr., but not in 20-in refl. at 400x; other saw indistinctness. Port Taboacoo obs. took 5 rolls of film in blue & red & neutral. Phenom. not detectable on them, but focus poor. Blue images had most detail, whereas would expect red or neutral to. Phenom. still present at dawn in Moon Blink device". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=914 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.
Aristarchus 1975 Nov 18-19 UT 23:30-00:30? Observed by Foley (Kent, England, 12" reflector) "Deep blue-viol. spot in NW (IAU ?) interior corner. (seen occasionally with obscur. but dates not given)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1421."
On 1980 Aug 29 at UT07:32 D. Loudernack (South Bend, WA, USA, 8" reflector, x140) found the south wall to have a broad dark band (only visible in red light) at its base that covered nearly all of the southern half of the crater. The brightness reading was 8.4 (in blue light) and 4 (in red light). Cameron 2006 catalog ID=107 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1984 Nov 11 at UT21:00? Marshall (England) noted that there was no normal brightness on the floor to most southernmost craterlet. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=253 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 May 20 at UT 11:15 D. Weier (Sun Prairie, WI, USA, naked eye and 7x50 binouculars, sky conditions excellent) noted that Aristarchus and, an area, were very bright to the eye. In binouculars the feature was quire sharp and distinct, "> anything else on the Moon". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=447 and the weight=2. The ALPO/bAA weight=1.
On 1980 Aug 30? at UT 08:00? D. Louderback (South bend, WA, USA, 8" refletor x140) found the north wall to be very bright in red light (this is not normal as it is usually bright in blue - according to Cameron). The brightness was 9.7 (red) and 9 (blue no filter)compared to Eimmart's 8.7. Louderback thought that they observed an oranfe- yellow tinge. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=108 and weight=3.
On 1958 Nov 01 at UT 00:00 a TLP was seen on the Moon (location and observer not given). The Reference for this is Palm, 1967. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=702 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1964 Jun 29 at UT 07:05-07:33 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector x240, S=5, T=4) suspected a violet glare? on the EWBS of Aristarchus, but was too faint to be certain. The bright art of the floor was granulated and had a ceppery tint. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=827 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1965 Nov 15 UTC 05:55-10:00 Observed by Hall, Johnson, Nordling (Pt. Tobacco, MD, USA, 16" reflector x400), Genatt (Greenbelt, MD, USA, 6" refractor, x50 & 20" reflector x400), Wagmann (Pittsburgh, PA, 30" refractor). "Color on c.p. detected with Trident MB, not seen vis. at Port Tobacco. Network alerted & 6 responded. 4 did not see anything unusual; 2 others did & saw red on c.p. in 6-in refr.. but not in 20-in refl. at 400x; other saw indistinctness. Port Tobacco obs. took 5 rolls of film in blue & red & neutral. Phenom. not detectable on them, but focus was poor. Blue image had most detail, whereas would expect red or neutral to. Phenom. still present at dawn in Moon Blink device." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #914. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1982 Aug 11 at UT03:30-04:15 Mobberley (Suffolk, UK) obtained a photograph and made a sketch that revealed a needle-like shadow from the west wall to near by the central craterlet - the latter was quite clearly visible. What were not visible were the other four craterlets. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=183 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Alphonsus 1958 Nov 03 UT 02:30-03:30 Observed by Kozyrev, Ezerski (Pulkova Observatory, Crimea, Ukraine, 50" reflector, 23A/mm spectrograph) UT03:00-03:30 "C.p. redder than rest; emiss. spect. in 4756A, 4100, 3950A (C3), 5165, 5130A (Swann bands) 3 spect. over 3.5 h. Image of c.p. weakened in viol. light on spect. Noted visual decrease in brightness & reddish glow. Decrease in bright, & unnusual white color(at 0300h- 0330h). Sudden decrease in vis. bright. Spect. started -- gave norm. Spect. (0330-0340h), conditions almost identical to Alter's on Oct. 26, 1956. Nothing seen on Nov. 2-3" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #703. ALPO/BAA weight=5.
On 1882 Apr 11 at UT 21:00 Williams (England, 6.5" reflector) observed Plato at sunset (date Cameron gives is calculated from #229) and saw a curious phosphorescent glimmer in the crater where he had seen a luminous milky appearance before. at sunrise. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=230 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Nov 11 at UT 17:00-17:30 E.V. Arsyukhin (Moscow, Russia, 3" reflector) saw three stationary dark spots suddenly appear in Mare Crisium. There was one on the north and the other two in the south west to south. They lasted approximately 30 minutes and then promptly vanished. Cameron says that it cannot be this date because the Moon was not visible at 17:00UT Suggests 05:00-05:30UT? The Cameron 2006 catalog ID ID=189 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1969 May 20 at UT 03:18-04:27 Cross (Las Cruces, NM, USA 6" refractor), Olivarez (Spain?), Kohlenberger, Gibson, Miller, Duarte and Harris (CA, USA) observed brightenings, pulsations, scintillations in Aristarchus crater. Cameron says independent confirmation seen by 4 observers, 1-2 magnitude increases, ranged between 1-30sec. Most active period was 03:18-03:20UT, 04:17-04:27UT (Las Cruces). Calkins (West Covins, CA, USA) UT 03:40-04:25 saw one major brightening up 2 magnitudes above steady state lasting 0.2 to 1.5 sec and another slow brightening lasting 5-10 seconds. Kelsey (CA, USA) saw at 03:43-03:48UT some brightenings. These observations were made during the Apollo 10 watch. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1127 and 1128 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1822 Jun 23 at UT 21:20 Ruppell (Germany?) observed a "lunar volcano" in Aristarchus. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=96 and the weight= 1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
In 1933 Mar 30 at UT 20:00 Douillet (France?) observed in the Aristarchus region: "White. (in the dark part)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=404 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1969 Jul 18 at UT 23:00-00:15 Ronaldo R. de F. Mourao (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 8" refractor, 10" refractor(?), 19.5" refractor) saw a TLP in Aristarchus that they had seen earlier in the evening involving: Luminosity in Aris. strong & prolonged northward with impression of 2 lum. pts. (Apollo 11 watch). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID 1159 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1991 Jun 16/17 at UT 20:30-00:30 T. Castro (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24" reflector, x500) observed "Large white spot with a comet-like tail extending eastwards (celestial) on of the shore of Mare Crisium at 52.5E, 21.5N." This was confirmed by several other observers and apparently video recorded. The effect was seen on several nights but had faded completely by 20th June. J. Westfall (San Francisco, CA, USA) also videod the spot but on Jun 21. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=429 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1994 Jan 16 at UT19:30-21:10 D. Strachen (England, UK, 4" refractor, x21 and x143) whist looking at an occultation of ZC3453, saw a bright spot in Earthsine, just north of Aristarchus (47W, 25N) at position angle 30deg-40deg, only a little way in from the limb. It appeared like a star through haze and a few seconds of arc in diameter. It was Visible for more than 1 hour until 20:50UT although had faded somewhat by that time. However J. & M. Cook (Frimley, UK, 12" reflector, x143 and x244) saw nothing in Earthshine from UT 20:02-21:10. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=472 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1970 Apr 11 at UT 22:04-23:00 Claudio Pamplona and Jackson Barbosa(Fortaleza, Brazil, 2" refractor, x160, seeing=fair) observed an obscuration over Peirce, in particular they could not see the crater wall and the crater itself was like a black pit. (Apollo 13 watch). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1238 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1991 Jun 17 at UT 20:30 T. Castro (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24" reflector, x500) observed "Large white spot with tail eastward shore of M. Crisium." The effect was seen on several nights but had faded completely by 20th June. Tonight it varied in brightness from "7.5-9.5 albedo" The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=430 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1969 Jul 20 at 22:50-23:15UT Jean Nicolini (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12" reflector x430, S=II.5-III.5) saw a weak reddish area on the north west(east?) wall of Eudoxus crater. An English Moon Blink device showed it dark in blue and opaque in red. Reddening remained unchanged while comparing it to adjacent region and Aristotles. Colour index was toward dirty orange. Colour most apparent in the good moments of seeing and disappeared in the poorer moments of seeing, Cameron says that this is opposite to what was expected if the effect was atmospheric in origin and no colour was seen in Aristotles. Apollo 11 watch. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1177 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1970 Apr 12 at UT 22:10-22:40 Censorinus was observed by Jean Nicolini (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12" reflector, x680). The crater had a visible reddish hue--gap in bright area on western slope. Colourless to pink to reddish. Environs also involved. Photographs were taken. (Apollo 13 watch). Cameron 1978 catalog TLP ID 1241 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Proclus 2005 Jun 13 UT 16:00-17:10 Observed by Julio Lobo (Campinas, Brazil, 500mm telescope + finder scope) "Glow and reddishness (pink) seen on circular rim. Also crater was intensely bright all over. After 16:30 the brightness fades, returning to normal. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Cyrillus 1970 Apr 12 UT 23:46-23:52 Observed by Loocks (Valpareiso, Chile, 12" reflector x88, LION network) "Small crater in Western Cyrillus was much brighter than anything in the area". NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1242.
Mare Numbium 1970 Apr 12 UT 23:46-23:52 Observed by Loocks (Valpareiso, Chile, 12" reflector x88, LION network) "Small crater in Western Cyrillus was much brighter than anything in the area. Earlier he got a blink at 35deg W 15 deg S 10th mag. Drawing (Apollo 13 watch)" NASA catalog weight=2 (poor). NASA catalog ID #1242.
Piton 1970 Apr 13 UT 22:06-01:30 Observed by Cutts (Waverton, UK) "Peak was bright (Apollo 13 watch. Shining in dark?)" NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1247. Similar illumination shown on Hatfield Plate 2E(left). ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1982 Aug 26 at UT 21:00 Arsyukhin (Moscow, Russia, 3" reflector) found that Poisson appeared hazy. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=181 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus 1958 Nov 19 UT 21:00-21:20 Observed by Hole (Brighton, England, 24" reflector x500) and Wilkins, Wall and Brewin (Located in Kent, and other locations in England, and 15", 12" and ?" reflector telescopes) "Reddish patch on c.p. (S. of it) about 3 km in diameter. (indep. confrim)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 706.
2 deg S of Maskelyne (29E, 1N) 1969 May 25 UT 01:15-01:56 Observed by Jean, Barry, Bernie, (2) Madison (Montreal, Canada, USA, 4" refractor) "Very vis. pink patch red as seen thru a yellow filter. Photo of bright red spot nr. Mask. (confirm. -- Apollo 10 watch)" NASA catalog weight=5 and 5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #1145.
Hercules 1970 Apr 14 UT 23:10-23:45 Observed by Jean Nicolini (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12" reflector, x680) "Vis. reddish-brown hue to shaded area. In crater -- different from Atlas. Phenon. stayed after moving telescope. Photos obtained. Not chrom. Abber. (Apollo 13 watch)" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1251. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Fracastorius 1975 Apr 19 UT 19:47, 20:40, 20:45 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, UK, 26cm reflector) "Fracastorius had a blink - it was bright in red and darker in blue at these three times, and probably in between. This was possibly natural surface colour being detected?". ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Mare Crisium 1975 Apr 19 UT 19:47-20:37 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, UK, 26cm reflector) "Mare Crisium N. end of floor - blink (red and blue filters) in patches, bright in red. Blink stops at 20:37". ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1975 Apr 19 UT 21:09 P. Foley (Kent, UK), detected blue in Plato on east. Fiton at UT20:45 found blue along the south wall at the east (IAU?) end, which was very bright white. Blueness extended towards the large landslip at the east of the formation. Immediately north of the landslip, where the bright wall curves first westwards, then again northwards, red could be faintly detected, folloowed by a very faint blue. All other parts of the formation were normal. Examination with a Moon blink device revealed no colour blink. J-H Robinson also found blue, with red on the west wall (exterior?). By 21:30UT Fitton found Plato to be normal and so was Proclus, though he did find Epigenes (bright cresecent of east wall only) slightly blue to the N.W and red to the S.E. Mare Crisium was normal. Prominent spurious colour seen on Venus, but it was low in the sky, with blue to the north and red to the south. However J.H. Reading, managed to see the north east floor blurred and slightly blue from 22:45-23:00UT. These reports are BAA observation. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Alpetragius 1958 Nov 19 UT 22:00-22:05 Observed by Stein (Newark, New Jersey, USA, 4" refractor) "Shadow anomaly. Portion of shadow vanished, replaced by lighter shade. At 22:05 gradually darkened & was normal in 20 sec." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #704. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Plato 1966 Jun 27 UT 21:40-21:55 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, England, 10.5" reflector) and Sartory (England, 8.5" reflector + Moon blink) "Color (red?) on SE wall detected by Eng. moon blink sys. (confirm)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 949.
On 1983 Jul 21 at UT 21:02-23:18 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, seeing=III) found the region around the cleft on the souther rim to be out of focus - however atmospheric conditions were turbulent until 23:18UT. An unsual dark triangular region (long base against rim) was seen to extend from the inner rim at 12 o'clock onto the floor for 13- 16km. The crater had lots of detail elsewhere. M. Cook (Frimley, UK) found the south east to soth west to be obscured again, but not as badly as she had seen on the 20th July. J. Cook (Frimley, UK) found the dark region had 2 white bands on the side and the south west wall was blurred like it was on the 20th July - this time tough colour was not present. There were also two light patches on the floor. Mosely (Coventry, UK) observed the south wall at x120 and found the wall out of focus at the 11 o'clock location. Through a yellow filter he saw a "white mistiness: on the top of the southern rim and only the south east cleft could be seen (no colour). By 22:40-23:00 the effect had cleared up. No dark triangular patch was seen. When Marshall (Surrey, UK) observed (22:30-03:00) nothing unsual was seen, though a sketch provided shows a light patch on the floor located at 11 o'clock. All observations, made by all observers had some atmospheric turbulence, however trsnparency was good. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=225 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Herodotus 1966 Jun 30 UTC 03:10-03:35 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA) described in the NASA catalog as: "Bright pseudo-peak again vis. within floor shadow. Peak est. 5 bright. Had seen it at successive lunations in '66" 4" x280 refractor used. NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog TLP ID No. #950. ALPO/BAA weight=3.