TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: Russia - Novokuznetsk



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


2024-May-10 UT 14:07-16:36 Ill=8% Aristarchus observed by Horne_J on 1988-4-19 *

     On 1988 Apr 19 at UT 01:15-04:00 J. Horne (Steadman, NC, USA, 8" 
     reflector, S=4/10) took photographs of the Moon's Earthshine (appeared 
     in the Aug 1988 Sky and telescope magazine). Aristarchus was bright. In 
     addition several members of the Madison Astronomical Society also found 
     the crater to be bright and one of them saw streaks and flashes from 
     the crater.  Manske (8" reflector, x97, + binoculars, S=E) found the 
     crater to be "abnornormally bright" where as other craters in 
     Earthshine were just normal. Fryback's (Madison, WI, USA, 8" reflector, 
     S=VG) photographs confirm that the crater was very bright - the Moon 
     was only 4deg in altitude though. The Camweron 2006 catalog ID=325 and 
     the weight="confirmed". the ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2024-May-11 UT 13:54-14:49 Ill=14% Aristarchus observed by Albert on 1965-7-2

     In 1965 Jul 02 at UT 04:20-05:50 Albert and Welch (Azuss, CA, USA, 8" 
     reflector, x375) and Emanuel  (West Covina, CA, USA, 4.5" reflector) 
     observed 4th magnitude star-like flashes to blotches in Aristarchus, in 
     ashen light. Cameron says that this is independent confirmation and 
     also that the date in MBMW is 7/1/65 which is local time + 2nd UT. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=881 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2024-May-11 UT 13:59-15:34 Ill=14% Aristarchus observed by Mechain on 1788-5-8

     On 1788 May 08/09 at UT 20:00-01:00? Mechain (France) observed bright 
     spots near Aristarchus. This was confirmed by Schroter and Bode
     (Lilienthal, Germany, 7" reflector and refractor). The Cameron 1978 
     catalog weight=5 and ID=46 & 47. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2024-May-11 UT 14:57-17:37 Ill=15% Aristarchus observed by Fryback_D on 1988-4-20 *

     On 1988 Apr 20 at UT02:06-03:00 D. Fryback (Madison, WI, USA, 8" 
     reflector, S=3-4) commented that Aristarchus crater looked like a "city 
     from high above "glowing under a cloud". Spain (Fairfield, KY, USA, 8" 
     reflector, S=VG) detected a streak and flashes but reports that the 
     crater was not "glowing", though it was the brightest feature in the 
     Earthshine, but Kepler and Copernicus were bright too. Aristarchus was 
     brighter in shorter exposures than in longer exposures. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=326 and weight="confirmed". The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2024-May-11 UT 15:17-15:34 Ill=15% Aristarchus observed by Todd_LR on 1990-3-29

     On 1990 Mar 29 at UT 19:00 L. Todd (England?) observed that Aristarchus 
     in Earthshine was very clearly seen and appeared to blink occasionally. 
     Foley (Kent, UK) also notcied variations in Aristarchus. The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID = 396 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2024-May-11 UT 14:45-15:36 Ill=15% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2024-May-12 UT 13:56-15:37 Ill=22% Aristarchus observed by Emanuel on 1965-7-3 *

     In 1965 Jul 03 at UT 04:25-05:34 Emanuel (West Covina, CA, USA, 4.5" 
     reflector) observed 4th magnitude star-like flashes and pulsations 
     coming from Aristarchus. Cameron says this confirmed and that the date 
     in MBMW is 7/2/65 which is local time = 3rd UT. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=882 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2024-May-12 UT 14:18-18:12 Ill=23% Aristarchus observed by Fryback_D on 1988-4-21 *

     On 1988 Apr 21 at UT 01:28-04:00 D. Fryback (Madison, WI, USA) took a 
     series of photographs - Aristarchus was a luminous patch and in one 
     photograph a red spot (Cameron suspects marks on the film). is seen 
     near Aristarchus. Strangely though when looking through the telescope, 
     the crater was not excessively bright. D. Spain (Fairdale, KY, USA, 
     3.5" reflector?, x60) observed a narrow white streak of mag 5-6 of 
     duration 0.5 sec that covered 160-320km near the centre of the Moon at 
     01:53UT. A similar streak happened but the direction was different. 
     Next 2 small red flashes were seen at 02:00 and 02:01UT of magnitude 7 
     (<1sec) in the vicinity of Aristarchus. The cameron 2006 catalog ID=327 
     and the weight=1.


2024-May-12 UT 14:35-15:42 Ill=23% Aristarchus observed by Gomez on 1969-5-20

     On 1969 May 20 at UT 19:35-20:30 Gomez (Spain, 12" reflector) observed 
     blue-white pulsating light in Aristarchus that illuminated the inner 
     walls - it was maximum at 19:55UT. This observation was made during the 
     Apollo 10 watch. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1128 and weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2024-May-12 UT 14:43-18:21 Ill=23% Moon observed by Spain_D on 1988-4-21 *

     On 1988 Apr 21 at UT 01:53 D. Spain (Fairdale, KY, USA, 3.5" 
     reflector?, x60) observed a narrow white streak of mag 5-6 of duration 
     0.5 sec that covered 160-320km near the centre of the Moon at 01:53UT. 
     A similar streak happened again but the direction was different. Next 2 
     small red flashes were seen at 02:00 and 02:01UT of magnitude 7 (<1sec) 
     in the vicinity of Aristarchus. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=327 and the 
     weight=1.


2024-May-12 UT 15:24-16:17 Ill=23% Mont_Blanc observed by Grover on 1865-1-1

     In 1865 Jan 01 at UT 18:00-18:30? Grover (England? or USA?, seeing = 
     good and transparency = clear) observed south east of Plato at the foot 
     of Mt Blanc a small bright spot like a magnitude 4 star - slightly out 
     of focus. This bright speck remained unchanged for 30 minutes. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=137 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2024-May-12 UT 16:00-16:23 Ill=23% Aristarchus observed by Bury on 1969-5-20

     On 1969 May 20 at UT 21:00-22:00 Bury (France, 4" refractor) observed 
     Aristarchus to be very bright, as an elliptical bluish spot at 21:00UT. 
     This observation was made during the Apollo 10 watch. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=1128 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2024-May-12 UT 16:10-16:23 Ill=23% Harpalus observed by Nunes on 1969-5-20

     On 1969 May 20 at UT 21:10-22:30 Marcomede Rangel Nunes and
     Julio Dias Nogueira (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 18" refractor) 
     Harpalus brighter than Bouguer - this was during the Apollo 10 
     watch and Cameron comments that the observers were 
     inexperienced. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1129 and weight=0. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2024-May-12 UT 14:47-16:25 Ill=23% Earthshine: (Radio) May Arietids: ZHR=low

2024-May-13 UT 13:58-14:16 Ill=32% Posidonius observed by Gruithuisen_F on 1821-4-7

     Posidonius 1821 Apr 07 UTC 18:00? Observed by Gruithuisen (Munich, 
     Germany) "Small bright crater in it was shadowless. Schroter also saw 
     it shadowless several X" NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID 
     #87. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2024-May-13 UT 13:58-15:07 Ill=32% Aristarchus observed by Gridley on 1965-7-4 *

     In 1965 Jul 04 at UT 03:53-05:59 Gridley, Welch (West Covina, CA, USA, 
     4.5" and 8" reflector, seeing=excellent), Albert (CA, 8" reflector, 
     x375) and Emanuel (8" reflector) observed star-like flashes in 
     Aristarchus crater. Cameron says this confirmed and that the date 
     in MBMW is 7/3/65 which is local time = 4th UT also but is in error due 
     to misreading of handwriting. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=883 and 
     weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2024-May-13 UT 14:10-14:55 Ill=32% Aristarchus observed by Reiland on 1975-3-18

     On 1975 Mar 18 at UT 00:57-04:00 Reiland, Brown and Lojeck (Pittsburgh, 
     Pennsylvania, 6" reflector x45 and 8" reflector x200, photos taken) 
     observed the following at Aristarchus: "While obs. Earthshine on moon, 
     saw it glowing -- a bright steady star-like glow, est. at 5-8th mag. 
     First noted at 0057h. Obs. other obj. then came back to it. It was 
     still there -- till moonset (@0500h). Saw it in other telscopes & 
     Lojeck took photos. (photo shows Aris. prominent, but also LaLande, 
     Pytheas & Timocharis. 2 prs. in Aris. but there are other pts on the 
     print, it may be grain)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1404 and 
     weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2024-May-13 UT 14:44-16:11 Ill=32% S_Pole observed by Dzapiashvili on 1969-7-19

     South Cusp 1969 Jul 19 UT 17:55-19:10 Observed by Dzapiashvili 
     (Georgia, Soviet Union) "Saw an abnormally bright spot at end of 
     S.cusp. Polariz. meas. at 8.3% at 1845-1847h (Apollo 11 watch?)"
     NASA catalog weight=5 (very good). NASA catalog ID #1164.


2024-May-13 UT 14:59-16:09 Ill=32% Aristarchus observed by Brandli on 1969-5-21

     On 1969 May 21 at UT 20:00-21:00 Brandli and Germann (Switzerland, 6" 
     refractor) observed a slow orange-red blinking on the surrounding area 
     of Aristarchus. It was seen less markedly the next night. Wald (Zurich, 
     Switzerland) noted at 20:30UT that the crater was pink (Confirmation 
     says Cameron) - this was during the Apollo 10 watch. The cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=1131-1132 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2024-May-13 UT 15:34-17:00 Ill=32% Aristarchus observed by Pruss on 1969-7-19

     On 1969 Jul 19 at UT 1845-18:47 Pruss and Witte (Bochum, Germany, 6" 
     refractor x36 and binoculars) saw brightenings in the north west wall 
     of Aristarchus for 3-7 seconds of about 1 magnitude over the 
     background. From orbit at UT 18:46 the Apollo 11 crew Armstrong, 
     Aldrin, and Collins (in orbit around the Moon and using the naked eye) 
     were asked to take a look at Aristarchus after Earth-based reports of 
     TLP activity. Armstrong reported (after the solar corona had set, on 
     the night side) that probably Aristarchus "to be considerably more 
     illuminated than the surrounding area. It just has - seem to have, a 
     slight amount of flourescence to it". Collins reported a moment later: 
     "Looking out on the same area now. Well at least there is one wall of 
     the crater that seems to be more illuminated than the others. I am not 
     sure that I am actually identifying any phosporesecence, but that 
     definitely is lighter than anything else in the neighborhood". Houston 
     then asked if the crew could detect any colour and if the inner wall 
     was the inner or outer part? Aldrim  commnted that it was the inner 
     wall and Collins mentioned thatno colour was incolved. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=1165 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2024-May-13 UT 15:35-16:36 Ill=32% Fracastorius observed by Robinson_JH on 1973-3-9

     Fracastorius 1973 Mar 09 UT ~19:57 Robinson (Devon, UK) saw a 
     Moon Blink (colour) in this crater. This crater is long 
     suspected of giving permanent blinks due to natural colour. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2024-May-13 UT 16:19-17:00 Ill=32% Aristarchus observed by Gervais on 1969-7-19

     On 1969 Jul 19 at UT 19:30-21:30 Gervais (Lodure, France, 4.5" 
     refractor?) saw the whole region of Aristarchus and its environs 
     as brighter than normal. Two photographs were obtained. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1156 and weight=5. At UT 20:30-20:55 
     Oliver (Spain, using a reflector) found the Aristarchus to have 
     brightened by about 1 magnitude. From UT 20:12-20:30 the crater 
     had been normal. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1167 and the 
     weight=2. At UT 21:00-00:35 P. Mourilhe Silva (Rio de Janeiro, 
     Brazil, 19.5" refractor) saw Aristarchus as a very bright 
     elliptical shape which extended to the north like a bridge 
     between two points. Jose M. L. da Silva and Ronaldo Mourao (Rio 
     de Janeiro, Brazil, 13" refractor) saw a brightening on the 
     north west wall from 21:24-23:22UT intermittently but cont'd. 
     Wall was extraordinarilly bright, along NW wall brighter. 
     Moseley (Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK, 10" refractor) detected 
     an unusual bright, along north west wall, brighter than normal 
     in Earthshine and brighter than crater. It was not constant, but 
     pulsated irregularly with frequency of 20 seconds and amplitude 
     0.75-1.0 magnitudes. No colour seen or obscuration though lokked 
     for. Clouds interrupted observations. Vasquez (Valparaiso, 
     Chile, 12" reflector) saw it as a very luminous point of 
     magnitude 1. Wairy Cardoso (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12" 
     reflector and 18" refractor) noted a bright. 1s??? The Cameron 
     catalog ID=1168 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2024-May-13 UT 16:19-17:00 Ill=32% Theophilus observed by Fox_WE on 1969-7-19

     Theophilus 1969 Jul 19 UT 19:30-21:30 Observed by Fox (Notts. 
     England, 6.5" reflector) and Ringsdore (England, 15" 
     reflector). Fox saw intermittent glow in Theoph. for > 2h
     (time not given). Ringsdore confirmed. (Apollo 11 watch)" 
     Confirmed by Baum 21:00-21:20UT. NASA catalog weight=5. NASA 
     catalog ID No. 1166. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2024-May-13 UT 16:29-17:00 Ill=32% Grimaldi observed by ASTRONET on 1966-9-20

     On 1966 Sep 20 at UT 03:22 Three Astronet observers (Phoenix, AZ, and 
     Los Angeles, CA, USA) (independently?) reported flashes in Grimaldi 
     crater. One observer was in Phoenix AZ, and another in Losa Angeles, 
     CA, so probably not due to the atmosphere. Cameron comments that the 
     astronaut Schmidt on Apollo 17 saw a flash in it while orbiting the 
     Moon. the Cameron 1978 catalog ID=977 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=4.


2024-May-13 UT 16:49-17:00 Ill=33% Mare_Crisium observed by Emmett on 1826-4-12

     Mare Crisium 1826 Apr 12 UT 20:00 Observed by Emmett (England?) "Black 
     moving haze or cloud". NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID 
     109. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2024-May-13 UT 14:49-17:02 Ill=33% Earthshine: (Radio) May Arietids: ZHR=low

2024-May-14 UT 13:59-15:51 Ill=41% Censorinus observed by Foley_PW on 1984-7-4

     On 1984 Jul 04 UT 22:08-23:09 Foley (12" reflector, Kent, UK) found 
     that Censorinus gave a low brightness CED reading of 58%, despite all 
     other measured points on the Moon as being normal. M. Cook (Frimley, 
     UK) found Censorinus to be extremely dull compared to Proclus. J.D. 
     Cook (Frimley, UK) found Censorinus to be quite dull, barely above 
     background levels. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=246 and the weight=4. 
     The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2024-May-14 UT 13:59-15:51 Ill=41% Theophilus observed by Richardson on 1984-7-4

     On 1984 Jul 04 at UT 22:05-23:09 Richardson (Swinton, Yorkshire, UK, 
     seeing=VE) found that a peak west of Theophilus crater had a deep blue 
     colour, and this was strange because no colour was seen elsewhere on 
     the Moon. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector), once alerted, found a dome 
     east of Kant? to be blue, and likewise no colour was seen elsewhere on 
     the Moon. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=246 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2024-May-14 UT 13:59-15:51 Ill=41% Torricelli_B observed by Foley_PW on 1984-7-4

     On 1984 Jul 04 UT 22:08-23:09 Foley (12" reflector, Kent, UK) found 
     that Torricelli B was a much lower brightness than was expected and 
     this remained the case for the rest of the lunation. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=246 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2024-May-14 UT 15:27-17:01 Ill=42% Theophilus observed by Delaye on 1969-7-20

     Theophilus 1969 Jul 20 UT 18:40 Observed by Delaye, Thinon, Donas, ?
     ourdan (Marseilles, France, 10" refractor x60) "Saw a flash on the c.p. 
     of mag 1.0, duration 0.1s, no color. (meteor?) (Apollo 11 watch)".
     NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1174.


2024-May-14 UT 15:44-16:56 Ill=42% Aristarchus observed by Wald on 1969-5-22

     On 1969 May22 at UT2045-2105 Wald (Zurich, Switzerland) observed the 
     pinkish colour in Aristarchus was less marked tonight. The astronauts 
     were alerted and at 22:12 reported no activity but could see the crater 
     and Earthshine was strong near the terminator. Apollo 10 watch, 
     spacecraft far from the terminator. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1134 
     and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2024-May-14 UT 15:50-17:26 Ill=42% Censorinus observed by Marshall_KP on 1984-7-5

     On 1984 Jul 05 at UT 00:00-01:25 Marshall (Medelin, Columbia, 
     seeing=II) observed that Censorinus was much less bright than Proclus 
     (confirmed by CED readings). Cameron 2006 catalog ID=247 and weight=3. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2024-May-14 UT 15:50-17:26 Ill=42% Proclus observed by Marshall on 1984-7-5

     On 1984 Jul 05 at UT 00:00-01:25 Marshall (Medelin, Columbia) found 
     Proclus to be much brighter than Censorinus (which of the two was 
     abnormal is a question) - though he thought that Censorinus looked 
     dull. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=247 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2024-May-14 UT 16:19-17:26 Ill=42% Atlas observed by Germann on 1969-5-22

     Atlas 1969 May 22 UT 21:20-21:40 Observed by Germann, Wild, Vieli 
     (Zurich, Switzerland, 6" reflector) "Rim towards the sun was bright. 
     Part of time was interrupted. (Apollo 10 watch)" NASA catalog weight=3 
     (average). NASA catalog ID #1135.


2024-May-14 UT 16:42-17:26 Ill=42% Aristarchus observed by Delaye on 1969-7-20

     On 1969 Jul 20 at UT 19:55-20:10 Delaye, Thinon, Donas, and Jourdran 
     (Marseilles, France, 10" refractor, x60) saw between 19:55-20:04UT 
     Aristarchus to be bright and in it pulsations with 10 sec duration. At 
     20:05UT it's spot brightened, at 20:08:50-20:35:50UT brightening and 
     pulsations of variable duration. At 20:55:50UT just a feeble flash. 
     Cameron comments that this is probably not atmpsheric effects as the 
     period is too long - also it was during the Apollo 11 watch. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1175 and th weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2024-May-14 UT 16:47-17:26 Ill=42% Mare_Crisium observed by Emmett on 1826-4-13

     Mare Crisium 1826 Apr 13 UT 20:00 Observed by Emmett (England?) "Black 
     moving haze or cloud" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID =
     109. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2024-May-14 UT 14:51-17:28 Ill=42% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2024-May-15 UT 14:01-14:26 Ill=51% Mare_Crisium observed by Williams_AS on 1882-3-26

     A.S.Williams of West Brighton, UK, using a 2.75" Acromatic refractor 
     (x75, definition good, but it was too windy to use the 5.25") noticed 
     that the mare was a mass of light streaks and spots. This was not 
     considered unusual, but these features were unusually plain, distinct 
     and brught, especially the streaks. The observer could not recall 
     seeing the streaks so bright and clear with this instrument before, and 
     indeed hardly ever with the larger 5.25" telescope. The observer 
     continued to observe Mare Crisium on many nights for several months and 
     comments that such an unusual exhibition was later seen perhaps once 
     every 2-3 lunations. They are uncertain how much this effect depends 
     upon the state of the Earth's atmosphere. This TLP does not make it 
     into the Cameron 1978 catalog and so may not be a TLP - however it has 
     been included, just in case, and to try to understand what was actually 
     seen. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2024-May-15 UT 14:01-17:08 Ill=51% Rimae_Triesnecker observed by Gordeenko on 1912-5-23 *

     Triesnecker Rille 1912 May 23 UT 18:00? Observed by Gordeenko 
     (Russia) "Change in shape from representation by Brenner and 
     Krieger not accountable by lighting conditions" NASA catalog 
     weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1. NASA catalog ID #339.


2024-May-15 UT 14:01-14:50 Ill=51% Proclus observed by Kern on 1972-6-18

     Proclus 1972 Jun 18 UTC 20:50-21:15 Observed by Kern (8.75E, 48.25N, 
     60mm refractor) "Yellow to white bright pattern at the NW wall, visible 
     only occasionally" S=4, T=3 Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler Moon & Planets 
     (1984) Vol 30, pp53-61.


2024-May-15 UT 14:01-15:52 Ill=51% Censorinus observed by Cook_AC on 1984-7-5 *

     Censorinus 1984 Jul 05 UT 21:05-21:25 Observed by Cook (24" reflector 
     with line scan photodiode array at Mill Hill observatory, London) "Two 
     line scan photodiode array images were taken which used the motion of 
     the Moon to build up an image. The first image at 21:25UT did not 
     include all of Censorinus, but the part that it did include was not 
     very bright. The 21:25UT image did include all of Censorinus and the 
     crater was bright, including the part that was just visible in the 
     previous image. Possibly the seeing was worse at 21:05? and this could 
     explain the brightness descrepency, but it is worth checking again by 
     taking images at the same illumination conditions" BAA Lunar Section 
     report. At 21:17 M. Cook (Frimley, UK) found Proclus to be brighter 
     than Censorinus (more so than the previous night) and obtained variable 
     readings for Censorinus. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=247 and weight=3. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2024-May-15 UT 14:03-15:54 Ill=51% Cassini observed by Knopp on 1885-2-21

     Knopp of Paysandu, Uruguay on 1885 Feb 21 at 23:00-23:30? UT saw red 
     patches in the crater. Reddish smoke or mist. The observer says several 
     others had seen a star like point there that night. Cameron's 1978 
     catalog ID=348 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2024-May-15 UT 16:16-17:45 Ill=52% Theophilus observed by Fox_WE on 1969-7-21

     Theophilus 1969 Jul 21 UT 19:30-21:45 and 21:00-22:00 Observed by Fox 
     (Newark, England, 6.5" reflector,) and Baum (Chester, England, 4.5" 
     refractor) (S=6, T=4) "At wall, adjacent to Cyrillus was a redish glow,
     then obscur. (Fox). Baum  saw intermittant white-blue shimmering as if 
     glowing thru dust glowing & upsurge in brightness on c.p. Gradually 
     faded to normal at 21:20. 1st time ever seen by him tho. obs. since 
     1947. Image sharp, no haziness. (indep. confirm. of activity, but 
     details differ, but same time, Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog 
     weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1180. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2024-May-15 UT 16:19-17:45 Ill=52% Promontorium_Agassiz observed by Green_J on 1991-5-21

     On 1991 May 21 at UT05:30-06:15 J. Green (Orangevale, CA, USA, 11" 
     reflector) photgrapphed a broad bright band stretching east and north 
     of Cassini crater in 3 exposures taken 10 minutes apart. This 
     photographic sequence shows a gradual widening towards Cassini and by 
     the 3rd exposure the band is touching (and then obscuring) Cassini. A 
     "fan" was visible in the north east and WSW directions, later this was 
     seen as rays and this was even seen in the view finder of the camera. 
     Cameron comments that this might be lens flare but suspects that it 
     would not have been seen in the view finder. The Cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=427 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2024-May-15 UT 17:09-17:45 Ill=52% Hyginus observed by Kelsey on 1966-7-25

     Hyginius Cleft 1966 Jul 25 UT 04:40 observed by Kelsey (Riverside, CA, 
     USA, 8" reflector, x300) "Points at opposite ends of cleft were very 
     brilliant in red Wratten 25 filter & very dull in blue Wratten 47 
     filter. Richer uncertain if real LTP." NASA catalog weight=1. NASA
     catalog ID #957.


2024-May-15 UT 17:12-17:45 Ill=52% Messier observed by no on 1968-5-5

     Messier 1968 May 05 UT 01:35-03:35 Observed by Delano (USA).
     No oclour noticed with Moon blink device, but Messier A's W. 
     wall did brighten slightly over the 2 hours of observations 
     compared to Messier's W wall. The ffect was less marked in 
     the 2nd hour. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2024-May-15 UT 14:53-17:47 Ill=52% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2024-May-16 UT 14:02-14:17 Ill=61% Plato observed by Bianchini on 1725-8-16

     A track of reddish light, like a beam, was seen
     crossing the shadowed floor of Plato.This TLP has an ID
     No. of 17 in Cameron's 1978 catalog and a weight
     of 3. It has an ALPO/BAA weight of 2.


2024-May-16 UT 14:02-14:36 Ill=61% Plato observed by Williams_AS on 1882-3-27

     Plato 1882 Mar 27 UTC 20:10-21:00 Observer: A.S. Williams (Brighton, 
     UK, 5.5" saw the shadow filled floor of Plato at Sunrise with a 
     "Glowing and curious milky kind of light". About 1 hour after sunrise 
     at Plato, there was no trace of this effect. The TLP filled the whole 
     floor except at a quarter of the diameter from the east wall which was 
     actually quite black. The observer saw a curious phosphorescent glimmer 
     at sunset (April11th?). Cameron comments that Birt, Nelson and Waugh 
     saw obsecuring mist or fog in Plato on many occasions. Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=229 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2024-May-16 UT 14:02-15:47 Ill=61% Cassini observed by Knopp on 1885-2-22

     Knopp of Paysandu, Uruguay on 1885 Feb 22 at 23:00-23:30? UT saw a 
     definite light, looking like Saturn in Cassini?. The previous night he 
     had seen red  patches in the crater. Cameron's 1978 catalog ID=348 and 
     weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2024-May-16 UT 14:02-15:38 Ill=61% Plato observed by Jones_SA on 1972-6-19

     Plato 1972 Jun 19 UT 21:40-22:30 Observed by S.A. Jones 
     (Swansea, Wales, 12" reflector x150) and Moore (Selsey, England, 
     12.5" reflector x450) "Noted a bright area in the center. Moore 
     noted nothing unusual & he tho't obs. saw one of permanent light 
     patches" NASA catalog weight=0 (very low). NASA catalog ID #
     1336. ALPO/BAA weight=1


2024-May-16 UT 14:02-14:32 Ill=61% Mons_Pico observed by Turner_S on 1979-9-29

     On 1979 Sep 29 at UT10:00-12:00 S. Turner (Maryborough, Australia) 
     observed a strong beacon like flash in white light that moved back and 
     forth in the east wall of Plato (very bright) and Mons Pico. tried 
     changing eyepiece and the field of view, but this wasn't the cause of 
     the effect. A check at 11:07UT did not show the effect, but it was back 
     again by 11:18UT being more pronounced at Mons Pico than the east wall 
     of Plato. SSW of Mons Pico was also blinking slightly. At 11:32 the 
     blinking effect was irregular 5-10 sec and this continued until 
     12:00UT. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=71 and weight=0 but she suggests 
     atmospheric scintillation as a cause. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2024-May-16 UT 14:02-14:32 Ill=61% Plato observed by Turner_S on 1979-9-29

     On 1979 Sep 29 at UT10:00-12:00 S. Turner (Maryborough, Australia) 
     observed a strong beacon like flash in white light that moved back and 
     forth in the east wall of Plato (very bright) and Mons Pico. tried 
     changing eyepiece and the field of view, but this wasn't the cause of 
     the effect. A check at 11:07UT did not show the effect, but it was back 
     again by 11:18UT being more pronounced at Mons Pico than the east wall 
     of Plato. SSW of Mons Pico was also blinking slightly. At 11:32 the 
     blinking effect was irregular 5-10 sec and this continued until 
     12:00UT. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=71 and weight=0 but she suggests 
     atmospheric scintillation as a cause. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2024-May-16 UT 14:41-16:00 Ill=61% Mare_Frigoris observed by Pratt_H on 1871-11-20

     On 1871 Nov 20 at UT 17:30-19:30 H. Pratt (UK) saw one of the most 
     spectacular TLP obscurations that he had ever seen in Mare Frigoras. He 
     observed a kind of haze around the north west (NE?) slopes of Plato. 
     This effect was not seen elsewhere and all objects in Mare Frigoris 
     were indistinct or veiled. By 18:30 the effect was modified and by 
     19:30 very little trace was seen. Ref. from Corliss.


2024-May-16 UT 15:00-16:37 Ill=61% Mare_Anguis observed by Louderback_D on 1979-12-27

     On 1979 Dec 27 at UT 05:32 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 6" 
     reflector x240, seeing=3-6/10 and T=4) noticed "2 small high-sun areas 
     nr. Eimmart - brightening around Mare Crisium, except for interior of 
     Proclus - in blue light. They were brighter than 2 spots on Cap. 
     Agarum rated 8.5 & Proc. 9. Not as bright next night. Probably a real 
     blue light brightening". Cameron 2006 catalog ID=79, location on Moon: 
     (70E, 23N) and weight=4. 


2024-May-16 UT 15:02-16:50 Ill=61% Plato observed by Brenner on 1895-5-2

     Plato 1895 May 02 UT 20:45, 23:45 Observed by Brenner and Fauth 
     (Germany?) "Streaks of light (Brenner) bright parallel bands in 
     center Fauth (indep. confirmation?)." NASA catalog weight=5. 
     NASA catalog ID #284. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2024-May-16 UT 15:54-16:49 Ill=61% Plato observed by de_Speissens on 1887-11-23

     Plato 1887 Nov 23 UT 20:00? Observed by de Speissens (France?) 
     "Luminous triangle on floor. Klein says it was sunlight affect. (but 
     similar to Klein's own obs., #190. Fort says never seen before nor 
     since)." NASA catalog weight=0 (very unlikely). NASA catalog ID #256.
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2024-May-16 UT 16:07-17:24 Ill=61% Censorinus observed by Nicolini on 1969-5-24

     Censorinus 1969 May 24 UTC 21:10-22:15 Observed by Jean 
     Nicolini (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12" reflector) "It was brighter 
     than Proclus between 2130-2145h. A very tiny cirrus veil 
     present & Censor. appeared less bright & Proc. continued to 
     look normal. Weather worsened at 2215h. (Apollo 10 watch)." 
     NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1144. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2024-May-16 UT 17:07-17:58 Ill=62% Theophilus observed by Cook_JD on 1978-11-8

     Theophilus 1978 Nov 08 UT 20:49-22:00 Observed by J.D. Cook 
     (Frimley, 12" reflector, 6mm Ortho eyepiece, seeing III-IV) 
     Orange discolouration seen on ESE crater floor. Moon blink 
     tried, but no blink detected. By 21:10 the effect had lessened, 
     but was still orange. By 21:50-21:58 the effect was smaller and 
     perhaps more on the SE of the floor. Colour confirmed by Foley. 
     Fitton may also have been observing. At 22:00 A.C. Cook observed 
     and commented that a darkish, perhaps brown-orange colour seen - 
     but suspected it was probably spurious colour - but by now the 
     seeing was V. J.H. Robinson, whilst doing a Moon Blink sweep of 
     several features, including Theophilus, had not noticed anything 
     unusual 18:50-19:10. By 22:30-22:35UT, he still could not detect 
     a blink, but noticed intermittent darkining on the shaded area 
     on the E. floor, but seeing was now IV. The darkening was more 
     noticeable in blue than red light. BAA Lunar Section 
     observation. 2006 Cameron catalog ID #40 weight=3. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2024-May-16 UT 17:17-17:21 Ill=62% Mons_Piton observed by Schneller on 1960-11-27

     Piton 1960 Nov 27 ? UT 00:00? Observed by Schneller 
     (Cleveland, OH, USA, 8" Reflector, x53), "Red obscuration 
     concealing peak, @10m2 (if near SR, date is 27th; ancillary 
     data given for 27th -- date not given)." NASA catalog weight=
     3. NASA catalog ID #731. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2024-May-16 UT 17:28-17:58 Ill=62% Mons_Piton observed by Fornarucci on 1972-2-23

     On 1972 Feb 23 at UT0010-0035 Fornarucci (Garfield, NJ, USA, 6" 
     reflector, x250, seeing=fair and transparency=3.5). Shading 
     usually visible west of it was not seen. Cameon comments that 
     the albedo must have been at 5, where normally it is 4.5 and the 
     nearby plain is 5). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1322 and weight=2.
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2024-May-17 UT 14:04-14:10 Ill=70% Clavius observed by Cook_Miss on 1915-4-23

     Clavius 1915 Apr 23 UTC 20:00 Observed by Cook (England?) "Narrow 
     straight beam of light from crater A to B" NASA catalog weight=1 (very 
     poor). NASA catalog ID #352. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2024-May-17 UT 14:04-14:59 Ill=70% Plato observed by Goddard_AV on 1932-4-15

     Plato 1932 Apr 15 UT 06:57 Observed by A.V. Goddard & friend 
     (Portland, Oregon, USA, 16" telescope, S=G steady) "Sudden 
     appearance of a white spot like a cloud of steam (in appearance 
     only), and in less than a minute it had spread in a NW 
     direction, until it almost reached the rim of the crater" NASA 
     catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #403. ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2024-May-17 UT 15:01-15:36 Ill=70% Tycho observed by Abel_P on 2009-5-3

     On 2009 May 03/10 UT23:20-00:11 P. Abel (Leicester, UK, 20cm reflector, 
     x312, seeing III-IV) observed that the north east wall was slightly 
     brighter than would have been expected, slightly blurred (not seeing 
     related blurring) and had a strong orange-brown colour. No spurious 
     colour seen elsewhere. A change in eyepieces showed the same effect. No 
     luck in alerting other observers. A drawing was made at 23:20UT and 
     finished at 00:12UT. At 23:12UT part of the inner NW floor had a dull 
     brown colour, whereas before it was grey.By 00:11UT the colour effect 
     was fading and by 00:18 seeing condirions were too bad to continue. M. 
     Cook (Mundesley, UK, 9cm Questar telescope, x80, x130, seeing III, 
     transparency moderate to good) had observed Tycho earlier in the 
     evening at 22:15UT, but had seen no signs of colour. W. Leatherbarrow 
     (Sheffield, UK, 8cm scope, high cloud interuptions and bad seeing) had 
     taken monochrome images at UT 20:07 and 20:10, but these showed nothing 
     unusual, and he checked the crater visually at 00:00-00:30, but 
     detected no colour, although the Moon's low altitude contibuted to poor 
     seeing conditions and some spurious colour was seen. CCD images from M. 
     Collins (Palmerston North, New Zealand) taken at 00:46UT showed 
     nocolour apart from spurious colour on contrasty edges, in no way 
     reflecting what was seen early by P. Abel. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2024-May-17 UT 16:25-17:25 Ill=70% Copernicus observed by Burt_G on 2006-6-5

     Observer made a drawing over a period of 30 minutes. Upon
     examining drawing, and comparing with photos made under
     similar illumination was struck by the abnormality of a
     a small white blob in the north east corner of the shadowed
     floor. There should be no raised topography between the wall
     and the central peaks that could give rise to this. The making
     of the sketch overlapped with an earlier drawing made by Rony
     de Laet (Belgium) which did not show this blob. Subsequent attempts
     to find sketches/images at very similar illumination angles have
     failed to show the blob in the north east corner of the chadowed
     floor. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2024-May-17 UT 16:31-17:39 Ill=70% Proclus observed by Blair_G on 1980-1-26

     On 1980 Jan 26 at UT21:35-22:25 Blair (Refrewshire, Scotland, 10" 
     reflector, 83-276x, seeing=III-IV and transparency poor) discovered a 
     bright spot on the north rim and through filters it "flashed" green, 
     red and blue. Clouds interupted observing, but when they cleared the 
     effect was still present. Other craters did not show this effect. 
     Cameron catalog ID=83 and weight=4.


2024-May-17 UT 17:10-17:28 Ill=71% Langrenus observed by Dollfus_A on 1993-1-2

     On 1993 Jan 02 at UT 17:42 A. Dollfus (Meudon, France, 1m aperture 
     telescope used) detected evidence for a dust cloud in Langrenous crater 
     using CCD polarimetry. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2024-May-17 UT 17:28-18:05 Ill=71% Copernicus observed by LeFranc_B on 1990-4-4

     On 1990 Apr 04 at UT 21:30-21:50 B. LeFranc (France?) reported 
     observing a white flame effect in Copernicus crater (sketch made) - 
     though Foley comments that the actual location was east of the crater. 
     The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=398 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2024-May-17 UT 17:35-18:05 Ill=71% Birt observed by Capen_CF on 1955-4-2

     Birt 1955 Apr 15 UT 03:20-05:00 Observed by Capen (California 
     Seeing=Excellent) "Small craters between Birt & wall were invis. at 
     times under excellent seeing, while craterlets on w.side were 
     continually obs." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #586.


2024-May-17 UT 18:02-18:05 Ill=71% Plato observed by Bartlett on 1964-11-14

     Plato 1964 Nov 14 UT 01:00? Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA, 4" refractor?) "Peak on E. wall brilliant white, 
     strong blue band at inner base; on S. wall was a small, bright 
     red spot." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #864. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2024-May-18 UT 14:06-14:43 Ill=78% Eudoxus observed by Unknown_Observer on 1882-1-29

     On 1882 Jan 29 at UT 17:00-17:30 an unknown observer noted an unusual 
     shadow in Eudoxus crater. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=227 and the 
     weight=2. Reference: Sirius Vol 15, 167, 1882. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2024-May-18 UT 14:06-14:15 Ill=78% Copernicus observed by McConnell_J on 1972-2-24

     South of Copernicus 1972 Feb 24 UT 19:30-20:00 Observed by McConnell 
     (England, 6" reflector, x195, seeing=good) "White spot just S. of Cop. 
     about same size as Copernicus H (@ 5km), (there is a bright area or mt. 
     SW of Cop. H)." NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID 1323.


2024-May-18 UT 14:06-14:40 Ill=78% Promontorium_Laplace observed by Cameron_W on 1994-4-21

     On 1994 Apr 21 at UT 06:00 W, Cameron (Sedona, USA) detected a reddiah 
     colour on Pronontorium Laplace, This is TLP event No. 9 in the ALPO 
     Clementine LTP program Nov 1994. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2024-May-18 UT 15:26-16:48 Ill=78% Plato observed by Farrant_M on 1969-5-26

     Plato 1969 May 26 UT 20:30-21:05 Observed by Farrant 
     (Cambridge, England, 8" reflector, x160, S=G) "Had misty 
     portion of SW(ast. ?) floor from 2030-2105h at which time it 
     was gone. Clearly seen, had ill-defined boundaries & was an 
     easy obj. to see. Alt.=33 deg. (Apollo 10 watch)." NASA 
     catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID No. 1148. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2024-May-18 UT 15:47-17:38 Ill=78% Proclus observed by Cook_MC on 1989-7-13

     Proclus 1989 Jul 13 UT  21:04-21:13 Observed by M.Cook (Frimley, UK, 
     90mm Quastar Cat., Seeing III, transoparency hazy) and by Moore 
     (Selsey, England) "Following an alert call by Miles concerning the 
     crater Proclus looking different, Cook observed a circular dark patch 
     that filled about half of the eastern half of the crater floor. To cut 
     down the glare a blue filter was then used and a slightly less dark 
     area was seen extending from this in a southerly direction. 8 rays were 
     seen. The dark patch was confirmed by Patrick Moore. However David 
     Darling (USA) who observed a few hours later on 1989 Jul 14 at 03:28 UT 
     could not see this dark patch." BAA Lunar Section observation. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=370 and weight=?. The ALPO/BAA weight=2


2024-May-18 UT 17:43-18:07 Ill=79% Hevelius observed by Emmett on 1826-4-17

     Scarcely a trace of nebulae tonight. As long as to June 10 at
     2000UT? A little blackness remained. (P. Moore thinks it
     was a LTP, WSC it was a permanent feature?) Drawing. Seen
     by Nevelius Emmett, J. Boroughbridge, England. The 2006
     Extension catalog by Cameron assigns an ID No. of 4 and a
     weight of 1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2024-May-19 UT 14:07-15:25 Ill=85% Posidonius observed by Dzaplashvili on 1952-7-3

     Posidonius 1952 Jul 03 UT 19:13-19:27 Observed by Dzaplashvili, 
     Ksanforalif, Negrelishvili (Georgia, Soviet Union, 13" reflector, 
     polarimeter, S=clear) "Making polariz. mess. of it. Aristotles. 
     Eudoxus. & Aristillus. only Pos. gave higher rdgs. & oscillated while 
     others gave repeatedly same results. 40 other times Pos. was normal. 
     Never had seen such behavior Table gives deflections. Obs. repeated 2X 
     Obs. from 1843-1947h." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog 
     ID #552. ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2024-May-19 UT 14:07-14:14 Ill=85% Gassendi observed by Whippey_MR on 1967-6-18

     Gassendi 1967 Jun 18 UT 22:50-23:59 Observed by Whippey 
     (Northalt, England, 6" reflector?) "Faint redness outside NE & 
     SE wall of crater." Moore (10" Armagh refractor, x360) was 
     observing earlier 22:10-22:40, with and without a Moon Blink but 
     detected no redness, however his observing conditions were not 
     very good at the time. NASA catalog ID #1039. NASA catalog 
     weight=3. ALPO.BAA weight=2.


2024-May-19 UT 16:00-17:34 Ill=86% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-12-14

     Aristarchus 1975 Dec 14/15 UT 17:05-00:30 Observed by Foley 
     (Dartford, England, 12" reflector, S=II) and Moore (Sussex, 
     UK, 15" reflector x250 S=IV) and Argent and Brumder (Sussex, 
     UK). In early sunrise conditions, W. wall was less brilliant 
     than usual -- matched only by Sharp, Bianchini, & Marian. 
     Extraordinary detail could be seen on this wall. Also noted 
     intense & distinctly blue color entire length of W. wall. 3 
     others corroborated detail, but not color. Moore found things 
     normal & saw Aris. brightest at 2030-2125h tho Argent & 
     Brumder made it < Proclus" NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catlog 
     ID #1422. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2024-May-19 UT 16:04-17:18 Ill=86% Aristarchus observed by Simmons on 1966-7-29

     Aristrachus 1966 Jul 29 UT 03:40 Observed by Simmons (Jacksonville, FL, 
     USA, 6" reflector x192, S=7, T=4-5) and Corralitos Observatory (Organ 
     Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector + Moonblink) "Spot on S.wall vis. only in 
     red filter, brightness 8deg. Slightly brighter than surrounding wall. 
     No confirm. Says it might be part that reflected better. Not confirmed 
     by Corralitos Obs. MB."  NASA catalog ID #968. NASA catalog weight=1 
     (very low).


2024-May-19 UT 16:57-18:01 Ill=86% Plato observed by Barker_R on 1938-3-13

     On 1938 Mar 13 at UT 04:00-06:00 Barker (Chestnut, England, UK) noted a 
     slight reddish colour in Plato. However Fox (Newark, UK, 6.5" 
     reflector, x240) saw none on the south east wall, but instead saw a 
     yellowish glow on the southern floor at the same time (confirmation?). 
     Appearently Fox saw the same effect on Apr 10, 11, and May 8-11, then 
     on June 8-10. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=432 and the weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2024-May-20 UT 14:09-15:13 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by Herschel_W on 1783-5-13

     Two small conical mountains, near last 4th May eruption,
     close to the third one that he had seen before, but not
     these two. They were not on any map.


2024-May-20 UT 14:09-14:29 Ill=92% Earthshine observed by Saheki_T on 1950-8-25

     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.


2024-May-20 UT 14:46-15:49 Ill=92% Langrenus observed by Baum_R on 1947-8-28

     SE of Langrenous 1947 Aug 28 UT 21:00? Observed by Baum 
     (Chester, England) A long mountain mass, on limb to the SE of 
     Langrenus crater, had a decidedly bluish cast. To the north, on 
     the limb,  were several ordinary peaks appearing in profile and 
     some were sharp and pointed. NASA catalog ID=498. NASA catalog 
     weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2024-May-20 UT 16:03-19:58 Ill=92% Langrenus observed by Moore_P on 1992-2-16 *

     On 1992 Feb 16 at UT 01:05-01:35 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 12.5" 
     reflector, seeing=III) found the north rim area to be both very 
     bright and misty - though he did not think it to be a TLP but 
     wanted it to be recorded, just in case. The Cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=440 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2024-May-20 UT 16:13-17:41 Ill=92% Proclus observed by Bartlett on 1950-7-27

     Proclus 1950 Jul 27 UT 02:56 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA) described in the NASA catalog as: "C.p. of Proc. 
     disappeared)" 5" reflector used at x100, NASA catalog weight=4. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2024-May-20 UT 16:23-20:07 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by MacKenzie on 1970-4-18 *

     Aristarchus-Herodotus 1970 Apr 18 UT 20:14 Observed by MacKenzie 
     (UK,2.5" refractor x45, seeing Antoniadi I) "Fairly strong blink 
     in a spot 1/2 way between the 2 craters. Drawing (Apollo 13 
     watch). NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1257. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2024-May-20 UT 16:42-17:41 Ill=92% Oceanus_Procellarum observed by Wildey on 1962-12-9

     In 1962 Dec 09 at UT 07:36 Wildey and Pohn (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" 
     reflector) observed that Oceanus Procellarum was 1.13 magnitudes 
     brighter than normal. Observation at sunrise and is abnormal if area 
     measured was mare. If it were an east facing wall it would be normal. 
     The Cameron 1978 catalog weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2024-May-20 UT 16:48-17:41 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by Wildey on 1962-12-9

     In 1962 Dec 09 at UT 07:42 Wildey and Pohn (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" 
     reflector) observed that Aristarchus was 0.80 magnitudes (x2) fainter 
     than average for this age (photometric measurement) Vmag=3.80, average=
     3.0. The Cameron 1978 catalog weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2024-May-20 UT 16:58-17:41 Ill=92% Aristarchus observed by Greenacre on 1963-10-30

     Aristarchus 1963 Oct 30 UT 01:50-02:15 Observed by Greenacre and 
     Barr (Flagstaff, AZ, USA, 24" Clark Refractor) observed 2 ruby 
     red spots - one just to the SW of the cobra's Head and the other 
     on a highland area east of Vallis Schroteri. A pink colour 
     formed coverting the SW rim of Aristarchus. Effects present with 
     or without Yellow Wratten 15 filer. Similar effects checked for 
     elsewhere on other craters but not seen. So presumed not to have 
     been due to chromatic aberation or astmospheric dispersion. 
     Effecta not seen in 12" refractor, but this may have been a 
     resolution issue. The NASA catalog ID No. is #778. The NASA 
     catalog weight is 5 (highly reliable). ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2024-May-20 UT 17:13-17:41 Ill=92% Herodotus observed by Bartlett on 1950-7-27

     Herodotus 1950 Jul 27 UT 03:56 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA) described in the NASA catalog as: "Pseudo 
     c.p. in Herod. Drawings. (Similar to NASA catalog event #523)" 
     5" reflector used at x100, NASA catalog weight=4. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2024-May-22 UT 14:20-15:25 Ill=99% Aristarchus observed by Quindeau on 1972-6-25 *

     Aristarchus 1972 Jun 25 UTC 22:42-22:51 Observed by Quindeau (8deg 35' 
     E, 51deg 25' N,  60mm refractor) "Bright point at NE wall of crater". 
     Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler, Earth Moon & Planets, Vol 30, pp53-61 (1984).


2024-May-22 UT 15:58-18:46 Ill=99% Copernicus observed by Robinson_JH on 1977-3-4 *

     On 1977 Mar 04 at UT 20:55-21:18 JH Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK,
     26cm reflector, x200, Wratten 25 and 44a filters, seeing steady, 
     transparency varies from fair to very poor and cloud eventually halted 
     observations). Copernicus was very indistinct. All other features 
     examined were normal. This is a BAA Lunar Section observation. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2024-May-22 UT 15:58-18:46 Ill=99% Fracastorius observed by Robinson_JH on 1977-3-4 *

     On 1977 Mar 04 at UT 20:55-21:18 JH Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK,
     26cm reflector, x200, Wratten 25 and 44a filters, seeing steady, 
     transparency varies from fair to very poor and cloud eventually halted 
     observations). The floor of Fracastorius is significantly brighter in a 
     red filter than in a blue filter. This is a BAA Lunar Section 
     observation. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2024-May-25 UT 18:42-21:30 Ill=94% Cleomedes observed by Beaumont_S on 1993-12-31 *

     On 1993 Dec 31 at UT 05:00-07:40 S. Beaumont (Cambridge, UK, 12" 
     reflector) "saw a patch of hazy light to NW (from c.p. alpha) at 0550 
     craters B & J shadow of alpha had not reached E wall yet, but at 0536 
     it did. Alpha > at 0550. Craters B & J to SE had faded, vanished at 
     0630. Hazy patch remained around peak, alpha low mainly to NE like a 
     comet's tail. Slightly reddish fringe to E wall. (shown in sketch)". 
     The above has been quoted in full from the Cmeron catalog because the 
     catalog desription is slightly ambiguous and any attempted summary 
     might make the description more unreliable. The cameron 2006 catalog 
     ID=470 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.   


2024-May-25 UT 18:42-21:32 Ill=94% Cassini observed by Livesey_R on 1995-1-19 *

     Cassini/Tycho 1995 Jan 19 UTC 04:35 Observer: R.Livesey (UK) - Tycho 
     appears brighter than Cassini bright spot in red filter. In violet 
     filter Tycho and Cassini bright spot appear equally bright. (Tycho and 
     Cassini bright spot in Deslandres - added at bottom of report?). 2.5" 
     refractor x48 (indoors), seeing Antoniadi II-IV. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2024-May-25 UT 18:42-21:32 Ill=94% Tycho observed by Livesey_R on 1995-1-19 *

     Tycho/Cassini 1995 Jan 19 UTC 04:35 Observer: R.Livesey (UK) - Tycho 
     appears brighter than Cassini bright spot in red filter. In violet 
     filter Tycho and Cassini bright spot appear equally bright. (Tycho and 
     Cassini bright spot in Deslandres - added at bottom of report?). 2.5" 
     refractor x48 (indoors), seeing Antoniadi II-IV. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2024-May-26 UT 19:25-21:59 Ill=88% Alphonsus observed by Wilkins_HP on 1958-11-29 *

     Alphonsus 1958 Nov 29 UTC 22:00? Observed by Wilkins (Kent, UK, 
     15" reflector) "Near site of Kozyrev's outbreak saw a circular 
     patch, black pit center, & red, round masses all around it." 
     NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #708.ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2024-May-27 UT 19:45-20:22 Ill=80% Theophilus observed by Cross on 1965-7-18 *

     Theophilus 1965 Jul 18 UTC 08:52-09:01 Observed by Cross, Ariola 
     (Whittler, CA, USA, 19" reflector, x450, S=4, T=3) "Red spots; 
     ruby red within a pink area on c.p." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA 
     catalog ID #885. ALPO/BAA weight=4.