Aristarchus 1973 Feb 15 UTC 17:07-19:31 Observed by Theiss (51N, 9.67E, 75mm refractor) "Area 4-5 diameters of Aristarchus were coloured clearly yellow to red" Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon & Planets 30, pp53-61.
On 1897 Jun 14 at UT 23:00 Pickering (Cambridge, Mass. USA) observed in "Schroter's valley and the vicinity variations in vapor colum. Break in col. toward F and eruption of crater D. 3.4 d after sunrise". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=389 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarcus 1975 Feb 26/27 UTC 21:00-00:30 Observed by: Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector), Kennedy (Dundee, UK, 8" reflector), Gannon (Middlesex, UK, 6" reflector), Amery (Reading, UK, 10" reflector), Fitton (Lancashire, UK, 8" reflector), Turner (Sussex, UK, 8" reflector) "Foley) Neg. at 2100h. At 2123h NE wall was blue, decr. at 2220h. New spot at 2221h due N. At 2227h blue fr. ENE to N. & faint blue on rim. Interior clear detail, but obscur. at ENE-N, (Kennedy) at 2222h got neg., also at 2229h-2300h. (Gannon) at 2245-2253h got neg. (Amery) at 2315h saw crater bright, bands clear, c.p. bright & very bright pt. to NE of c.p. N. wall bluisg gray mist extending into N. part of crater. Got slight blink in red till 2335h. (Fitton) at 2330h saw blue in N. interior but no blink, no obscur. in long exam. Blue varied with position in FOV. Polariz. with many rotations showed normal. Blue only in Aris., none elsewhere till 2359h. (Turner at 2330h got neg. till 2359h. (Amery) at 2359h saw most detail clear. Blink distinct in red. At 0030h(27th) saw blue mist now gray, seeing deteriorating. Herod. was normal, (Fitton explains obs. as due to high press. system W. of obs with temp. inversions). NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #1399.
Aristarchus 1966 Jul 04 UTC 06:15-06:35 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector x142) & by Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector). "S.region of floor was granulated & dull est. at 6 & pale yellow-brown tint. Rest of crater est. 8 bright white. Not confirmed by Corralitos MB" S=5, T=4. NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #955. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus (Bartlett, 1965 Oct 12 UTC 02:15-20:25, 5 inch reflector x280) - NASA catalog quotes "Nimbus was only a dark violet hue". NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #904. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Gassendi 1967 Sep 20 UT 21:11-21:46 Observer: Moore & Moseley (Armagh, N.Ireland, 10" refractor, x254) "Faint blink & red glow SSW of c.p. at 2111h. At 2118 was fading & moving slightly N. Gone at 2110. At 2122h suspected blink close to SW of c.p. Gone at 2123h. At 2143 both obs. suspected a faint blink someway W of c.p. Lasted only 2.5m. Other craters examined with no LTP. Observers are dubious of regularity of phenom". NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1048. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1981 Oct 15 at UT06:03-06:51 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 3" refractor, seeing=1-2 and transparency=5) observed that the brightenss of 4 sun lit bright spots differed in red and blue light. "Appeared as a cross. the 2 points A & D on his sketch (index) were affceted. They were 10 pts dimmer in red than blue. Not due to seeing as they did not fluctuate (as did the seeing)." This report came from the Cameron 2006 catalog and had an ID No. of 156 and a weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1992 May 19 at UT 01:00-02:05 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, x260) saw at 01:25UT an unmistakable red-orange glow on the south and south-east rim with the "Spur". Apparently Chapman (Kent, UK) detected it easily. At 01:33UT the colour was barely visible. No TLP alert was issued because the souther edge of Mons Pico also exhibited a hint of colour, and anyway the seeing conditions were poor. Despite this no other features revealed colour. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=446 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 May 19 at UT 01:00-02:05 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, x260) noted that the southern slope of Mons Pico had a tint of colour. No other features revealed colour apart from Aristarcus, where a TLP was going on. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=446 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 2009 Apr 12 at UT 00:00 C. Brook (Plymouth, UK, 2" refractor, x25, Edmund Optics filter No. 80 (blue) and No. 47 (light rose/purple)) noted that the rays of Proclus stood out better in light rose/purple than in blue. Not just the rays crossing Mare Crisium. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Gassendi 1966 Sep 02 UT 22:55-02:55 Observed by Moseley, Moore, Gill, Harris, Frost and Hall (Armagh, Northern Ireland, 10" refractor + Moon Blink, Seeing=fair) and by Cave (England using a Moon blink) "Eng. Moonblink sys. detected red glows on c.p. & around it; seen vis. too. (Corralitos obs.at the time? did not see anything?)" Note that the Arnagh observers were all using the same telesope, The observing times of M. Cave are not given but they saw a blink SW of the central peaks. NASA catalog ID 972. NASA catalog weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Atlas 1969 Aug 01 UT 03:36-04:00 Observed by Pither (Nottinghamshire, England) NASA catalog reports: "Eng. moon blink in crater at 0336h close to E. wall, NE of central feature. Oval in shape & dirty brownish color & hazy. Started fading at 0345h but may have been due to dawn, Neg results on other features, (Apollo 11 watch)." 12" x450 reflector used. NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog TLP ID No. #1195. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1969 Aug 01 UTC 04:40-05:38 Observed by C. Pamplona e J. Barbosa(Fortaleza, Brazil using 12" x235 and 5" x100 reflectors) - NASA catalog reports: "Enhanced area in SE wall, no pulsation, no color. Usually NW wall is brightest. After 0538h NW region was brightest again, (Apollo 11 watch, indep. confirm. ?)" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog TLP ID No. # 1196. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Gassendi 1966 Sep 03 UT 01:11-01:46 Observers: Moore (Armagh, N. Ireland, 5 & 12" reflectors), Moseley (Armagh, N. Ireland, 10" refractor), Corralitos Observatory (B.Middlehurst, Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector), Cave , Gill (UK? 6" reflector x365), "Eng. moon blink sys. detected red glows on c.p. & round it. Independently seen by Cave. Not confirmed by Corralitos M.B." NASA catalog ID#975, NASA weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Macrobius 1971 Mar 15 UT 02:07-03:15 Observed by Sparks (Exmouth, UK, 6" reflector x400) "Strong pink color extending whole curve of crater's illum. wall, starting & ending in shadow side. Color grew deeper, then faded & ended at 0315h. Changed eyepieces. No other feature had this tho. looked for. Survived many separate powers of eyepieces." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1289.
In 1963 Oct 05/06 at UT 23:35-00:45 Scarfe (Cambridge, UK, 36" reflector, transparency: hazy - high cirrus) observed very strong luminescence at 50% of the total light (recorded photo-electrically) at Hydrogen alpha (656nm), Sodium-D (589nm) and Fe(RMT 15) 539.71nm, 542.97nm, 543.45nm, 544.69nm, 550.15nm, and 550.68nm. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=5. The effect was especially strong in Aristarchus at 545.0nm. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=776 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.
In 1963 Oct 05/06 at UT 23:35-00:45 Scarfe (Cambridge, UK, 36" reflector, transparency: hazy - high cirrus) observed very strong luminescence in Copernicus at 50% of the total light (recorded photo- electrically) at Hydrogen alpha (656nm), Sodium-D (589nm) and Fe(RMT 15) 539.71nm, 542.97nm, 543.45nm, 544.69nm, 550.15nm, and 550.68nm. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=5. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=776 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
In 1963 Oct 05/06 at UT 23:35-00:45 Scarfe (Cambridge, UK, 36" reflector, transparency: hazy - high cirrus) observed very strong luminescence in Kepler at 50% of the total light (recorded photo- electrically) at Hydrogen alpha (656nm), Sodium-D (589nm) and Fe(RMT 15) 539.71nm, 542.97nm, 543.45nm, 544.69nm, 550.15nm, and 550.68nm. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=5. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=776 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1970 Apr 24 UTC 07:00 Observed by Thomas
On 2009 Jun 11 at UT01:00-01:15 C. Brook (Plymouth, UK, 2" refractor, x25, seeing excellent and no cloud or haze) obsrved fluctuations in the brightness of Aristarchus crater. No brightness fluctuations were seen elsewhere. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1982 Sep 07 UT 0330-0430. K.P. Marshall (Columbia, 12" reflector, seeing III) saw no craterlets on the floor of Plato, but what he considered unusual was an extremely bright short section of the north rim of Plato - far brighter than, any other part of the rim, and only slightly less bright than Mons Piton. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plinius 1889 Sep 13 UTC 23:00? Observed by Thury (Geneva, Switzerland) NASA Catalog Event #265, NASA Weight=3 (Average) Event described as: "Unusual black spot with intensely white 4" border over CP. Normal aspect is 2 craters. #260 says that Gaudibert saw same thing in Sep. - confirmed". References: Nature 41, 183, 1890 (April). The ALPO/BAA weight=1, this is probably perfectly normal.
Plato 1915 Apr 03 UTC 23:00? Observed by Markov (Russia) NASA catalog describes observation: "Appearance of bright spots that could even be seen in a 43mm (2-in) tube" 2" refractor used. NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog TLP ID NO. #350. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
1886 Oct 16 UTC 22:00 Observed by Lihou (France?) "Unusual phenomena ? (drawing)" Ref Sirius, Vol 20, 45 p69 (1887). NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #252. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
1964 Jul 29 UT 05:40-06:06 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA) "Nimbus only -- dark viol. hue. S.floor granulated, dull -- 6 bright. Faint yellow-brown tinge. Rest of crater 8." S=6, T=3- 2. NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #838. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1978 Nov 20 UTC 03:00-05:00 Observed by Foley (Kent, UK, no spurious colour, Seeing Antoniadi II and transparency good.) - colouration seen: very bright violet spot on the north west interior. No brightness variations seen. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=44 and weight=. The ALPO/BAA weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1979 Nov 09 at 10:30-11:05UT D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, S= 4-2/10, T=P) detected a rapid fade in brightness of south and north sunlit slopes of Mons Piton. Then the western flank faded and became obscured in detail. The variations detected were approximately 5 sec in duration, where as seeing effects were of the order of 15 sec. Mons Pico and other mountains did not show a similar effect. "It was seen only in viol. filter tho once seemed blurred in red. No changes, dimming was like a veil of mist covering the mtn - swiftly, then dissipating as rapidly. Sketch. Phenomenon went on & off till 11:00UT. Cloud was cir. In viol & spreadover mtn in 2s. Saw 6 rapid, spinning motions within the cloud like an explosion or tornado seen from above. Blurring in red was more elongated. Motion across it was like a heat wave. Whole event lasted ~35m but disappeared in a few secs. Albedos 7.4 cp, 7.5 pt A, 7 pt B." Cameron 2005 catalog ID=75 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1888 Nov 23 at 16:15-17:00 UT Von Speissen & others of Berlin, Germany, using a 3.5" refractor (x180), saw a "Triangular patch of light (time in Middlehurst catalog wrong? Moonrise was at > 18:30h. If year =1887, age=8.8 days & time OK. must be same observation as ID=256 in Cameron 1978 catalog - note similarity of names and also the reference date). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=258 and weight=1.
On 1890 Oct 03 at UT 22:00 Muller of Germany saw in Posidonius an unusual shadow (Moon low? and crater in dark part-terminator 2 deg past west wall - according to Cameron). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=267 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1958 Dec 02 at UT 06:00 an unknown observer detected a TLP on the Moon. The reference for this is from Palm, 1967 Icarus. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=709 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1964 Jul 31 UT 02:00-02:23 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector x180) "Deep ravine on E.glacis interrupted midway of its length by apparent break just below rim of craterlet assoc. with EWBS. Normally, ravine is seen continuous. Probable obscuration at pt, of break." S=7, T=5. NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #834. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Triesnecker 1966 Jul 10 UTC 02:00-02:15 Observed by Allen (Cambridge, England) and other observations by Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA). Described in NASA catalog as: "Faint illum. of a ridge in shadow; faded quickly (in BAA judged dubious). Not confirmed by Corralitos MB." 12?" refractor (x280) used at Cambridge and at Corralitos 24" reflector. NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog TLP ID No. #956.
On 1979 Dec 11 at 05:05-05:28 UT A. Crotts (Princton, NJ, USA, CCD camera and spectrophotometer) "Spectral Photometer recording - digital pics. With spectral slit. CED eff 2%." Cameron 2006 catalog ID=77 and weight=5.
On 1979 Dec 11 at 05:05-05:28 UT A. Crotts (Princton, NJ, USA, CCD camera and spectrophotometer) TLP detected in Mersenius : "Spectral Photometer recording - digital pics. With spectral slit. CED eff 2%." Cameron 2006 catalog ID=77 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
In 1930 Sep 15 at UT00:00 Vasilev (Russia) observed the following in Alphonsus crater: "During SS there was a triangular spot nr. W. wall until merging with shad. of wall (normal?) (date wrong as age is 3.2d & should be @ 23d. 9/15/30 would be correct: aux. data for 15th". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=0. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=398 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1970 Jul 26 UT 15:00? Observed by Sekiyuchi (Tokyo, Japan, 36" reflector) "Polarimetric and photoeletric anomalies on Moon" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1268. ALPO/BAA weight=5.
Aristarchus 1965 Oct 18 UTC 07:30-07:36 Observed by George, Dervas (Huntsville, Alabama, 20" reflector x125) "Color with intermittent displays, detected with Trident MB device. Observers dubious. NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #907.
1965 Aug 21 UTC 06:55-08:05 Observed by Gilheany, Johnson, Segerstrom (Port Tobacoo, MD, USA) described in the NASA catalog as: "Color patch detected by Trident; MB device. Color was pink. Astronauts on Gemini 5 saw terrestrial auroras from space on this date". 16" reflector used. NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID No.#890.
Aristarchus 1983 Aug 03 UT 0305-0400 Observed by R,Moseley (Coventry, UK, 6" reflector, seeing II, Transparency very good). At the start of the observation, the NE wall and immediate exterior was the brightest area visible (this is normal) and seemed tinged with a faint blue/violet. At 03:45 the impression of colour was fading in the brightening sky, but by 03:55 the colour was back again with a faint violet/purple surrounding the whole formation from E clockwise to N. The observer found it difficult to decide whether it was really a colour on the Moon, or an optical illusion. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1940 Dec 25 at UT 10:00? Haas (New Mexico, USA, 12" reflector?) observed the northern horn to be elongated by about 10'. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=482 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1940 Dec 25 at UT 10:00? Haas (New Mexico, USA, 12" reflector?) observed the southern horn to be elongated by about 10'. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=482 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
In 1950 Aug 25 at UT 10:55 T.Saheki (Osaka, Japan) observed a stationary yellow-white flash on the Moon of duration 0.2 sec and mag 6.5. Cameron suggests that this was a meteor. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=536 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1980 Jan 01 at UT 00:10-00:21 A.C.Cook (Frimley, UK, 12" reflector, Wratten 29 and 44A filters, Seeing II-III and transparency poor- moderate) suspected that the floor was slightly brighter in blue light than in red. No such effect was seen earlier at 23:54-23:57. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=81 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.