TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: Greenland - Nuuk



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


2021-Apr-15 UT 22:54-00:02 Ill=13% Thales observed by Barnard on 1892-4-1

     Thales 1892 Apr 04 UT 04:00-04:30 Observed by Barnard (Lick 
     Observatory, CA, USA, 36" refractor?, S=4/5) "Filled with pale luminous 
     haze tho all surrounding features were sharp & normal. Walls also hazy 
     (Drawing)" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalogue ID #276.


2021-Apr-15 UT 22:54-23:44 Ill=13% Taruntius observed by Madej_P on 1980-4-18

     Taruntius on 1980 Apr 18 UT 22:33 P.Madej (Huddersfield, UK) 
     noticed that this crater changed from dark black to almost a 
     light grey over a period of about 30 seconds. Observation 
     started at 22:27 and ended at 22:37. When the observer saw this 
     effect in that 10min period is not given, so the UT above is the 
     nid UT of the observing period. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2021-Apr-15 UT 23:06-00:02 Ill=13% Aristarchus observed by Mobberley_M on 1981-5-7

     On 1981 May 07 at UT20:30-21:20 M. Mobberly of Suffolk, England (14" 
     reflector - seeing=poor and transparency=poor) P.W. Foley of ---- saw 
     faintish yellow-brown streaks in Aristarchus. Apparently these had been 
     seen the previous night, but were much fainter tonight. Bartlett had 
     previously seen this effect on the southern floor of the crater 
     according to Cameron. The Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID No. is 133 
     and the weight=3. 


2021-Apr-15 UT 23:58-00:04 Ill=13% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2021-Apr-16 UT 22:57-00:23 Ill=19% Proclus observed by Marchart on 1971-1-1

     Proclus 1971 Jan 01 UTC 19:00-20:25 Observed by Marchart (Aldershot, 
     England, 8" refractor x500). "Color patch on N wall, red & green on 
     inside, even tho eyepieces were rotated & changed. (chrom aberr. ?) 
     (experienced observer)." NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog 
     ID #1280.


2021-Apr-16 UT 22:57-00:33 Ill=19% Endymion observed by Arsyukhin on 1982-5-27

     On 1982 May 27 at UT 17:05-17:35 E.V. Arsyukhin (Moscow, Russia, 3" 
     reflector) found Endymion had a dark spot in the middle for about 30 
     min. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=169 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2021-Apr-16 UT 22:57-00:28 Ill=19% Lacus_Somniorum observed by Arsyukhin on 1982-5-27

     On 1982 May 27 at UT 17:05-17:35 E.V. Arsyukhin (Moscow, Russia, 3"
     reflector) found Lacus Sominorum was very bright, misty and the colour 
     varied. It was back to normal on the 28th and abnormal on 29-31st. - 
     had a dark spot in the middle for about 30 min. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog ID=169 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2021-Apr-17 UT 00:02-01:13 Ill=20% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2021-Apr-17 UT 23:59-01:55 Ill=28% Aristarchus observed by Cook_JD on 1981-3-11

     A faint white pinpoint flash seen and also in the same position
     a whitish glow around the crater. No futher flashes seen after the
     first one. From UT2117-2130 the glow was still visible but faded
     making it more difficult to locate. When Foley observed he found 
     Aristarchus not very visible in Earthshine, despite Plato, Grimaldi,
     and several other features being visible. Both observers used
     12" reflectors. Cameron's 2006 catalog Extension ID=124 and 
     weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2021-Apr-18 UT 00:06-02:15 Ill=29% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2021-Apr-18 UT 23:03-00:41 Ill=37% Aristarchus observed by Butler_FC on 1981-3-12

     On 1981 Mar 12 at UT 19:25-20:30 Butler (of Brixton, UK, using a 
     10" reflector at 32-64x) noticed that Aristarchus was not 
     visible, although the Earthshine was very obvious. Foley (of 
     Kent, UK, and using  12" reflector) noticed that the crater was 
     only just visible but Plato could definitely be seen. Cameron's 
     2006 TLP extension catalog ID=125 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2021-Apr-19 UT 00:08-00:53 Ill=37% Messier observed by Klein_HJ on 1878-11-1

     Messier 1878 Nov 01 UT 20:00? Observed by Kleis (Cologne, 
     Germany, 6" refractor?) "Mess. A is more yellow after noon, 
     greener near Mess. A noon, both are same color." Please 
     observe this pair of craters in colour and compare noon and 
     non-noon images. NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #206.
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2021-Apr-19 UT 00:30-02:25 Ill=37% Mont_Blanc observed by Schroter on 1789-9-26

     On 1789 Sep 26 at UT 03:30 Schroter (Lillienthal, Germany) observed 
     close beneath Mons Blanc at the west foot, in the dark, a small 5th 
     magnitude, speck of light. Its round shadow was sometimes black, 
     sometimes grey. Cameron suspects that this is the same as her TLP 
     report No. 50. the Cameron 1978 catalog ID=62 and weight=4. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2021-Apr-19 UT 01:15-03:05 Ill=38% Aristarchus observed by Schroter on 1789-9-26

     On 1789 Sep 26 at UT04:25? Schroter (Lillienthal, Germany) 
     noted a bright point 26" north of Aristarchus crater. Note 
     that the year might have been 1788? The Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=50 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2021-Apr-19 UT 01:15-03:05 Ill=38% Plato observed by Schroter on 1789-9-26

     On 1789 Sep 29 at UT04:25? Schroter (Lillienthal, Germany) noted 
     1'18.5" south east of plato was a whitish bright spot shining somewhat 
     hazily, 4-5"in diameter and at 5th magnitude. He never saw this again. 
     The spot became conspicuous at times and then disappeared. There was 
     nothing else similar in Earthshine. Note that the year might have been 
     1788? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=50 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2021-Apr-19 UT 01:25-03:05 Ill=38% Mare_Crisium observed by Schroter on 1789-9-26

     Schroter, from Lillenthal in Gemany, in 1789 (possibly it was 
     1788) Sep 26 UT 04:30 saw a small nebulous bright spot on the 
     northern edge of Mare Crisium. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=50 and 
     weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2021-Apr-19 UT 00:10-03:07 Ill=38% Earthshine: (radio) Apr Piscids ZHR=low

2021-Apr-19 UT 23:06-00:54 Ill=47% Werner observed by Lippert_RM on 1953-9-16

     On 1953 Sep 16 UT03:00 R.M. Lippert (San Diego, CA, USA, 20cm 
     Cassegrain reflector, x90)saw a bright magnitude 1 flash on the 
     Moon, that was probably on the east rim of Werner(?) crater. It 
     is unclear if the observer meant it was really magnitude 1, or 
     was what a magnitude 1 star would have looked like. The flash 
     was yellow-orange in colour. Observation described in the 
     "Observations and Comments" column in the December, 1953 
     Strolling Astronomer (Vol. 7, No. 12), on page 170. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2021-Apr-19 UT 23:06-00:05 Ill=47% Alphonsus observed by Hopp on 1972-9-15

     Alphonsus 1972 Sep 15 UTC 18:48-18:56 Observed by Hopp (13.25E, 52.5N, 
     75mm refractor) "Diffuse white to blue area within the crater - not 
     sure" T=4, S=4. Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler Moon & Planets (1984) Vol 30, 
     pp53-61.


2021-Apr-19 UT 23:40-01:37 Ill=47% Pickering observed by Collier on 1971-1-4

     Pickering 1971 Jan 04 UTC 20:29-20:37 Observed by Collier (London, 
     England) "Between Saunder and Rhaeticus, apparently coming from Pick. 
     After 2027h it dimished with extraordinary swiftness, like a light goes 
     out. (experienced observer)" NASA catalog weight=?. NASA catalog ID #
     1281. Note that this crater was previously called E.C. Pickering before 
     the IAU renamed some craters.


2021-Apr-19 UT 23:53-01:15 Ill=47% Proclus observed by Darling_D on 1989-12-5

     On 1989 Dec 05 D. Darling of Sun Praire, WI, USA, saw two dark spots on 
     the SE floor of Proclus. The first dark spot was seen through  3" 
     refractor and then also through a 12.5" reflector (35x and 154x). 
     Seeing was S=10 and T=5. He noticed that at 23:00UT the wall spot was 
     less well defined. Darling also comments that he observed reflecting 
     glint, almost as if from a glass surface - he had not seen this effect 
     before. A telephone alert was issued and Caruso verified the spots. 
     Cameron comments that the spots were not shadows because the Sun was at 
     an altitude of 52 deg at Proclus at the time and she states that the 
     steepest slope ever mesured on the Moon was 52 deg and not inside 
     Proclus. Other observers observing were: Weier (6.5" refractor x284 and 
     S=3/10), Caruso (8" reflector x100), and Cameron. The Cameron 2006 
     catalog extesnion ID was 382 and the weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2021-Apr-20 UT 00:12-00:42 Ill=47% Messier observed by Klein_HJ on 1878-11-2

     Messier 1878 Nov 02 UT 20:00? Observed by Kleis (Cologne, Germany, 6" 
     refractor?) "Shaped like a half moon with E. edge missing. Appeared 
     diffuse. Messier A was sharp & completely defined. Was sure there was 
     fog there. Next day same appear. Shadow was diffused before noon, Mess. 
     A is more yellow after noon, greener near Mess. A noon, both are same 
     color." NASA catalog weight=4 (very high). NASA catalog ID #206.


2021-Apr-20 UT 00:23-01:43 Ill=47% Earthshine observed by Spellman_R on 2004-11-20

     2004 Nov 20 UT 01:43:36  R. Spellman (120mm F8.3 refractor at 
     prime focus,  PC23C CCTV camera, via a DVD recorder) recorded 
     a flash of light. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2021-Apr-20 UT 00:27-01:13 Ill=47% Dawes observed by Thornton_FH on 1948-2-17

     Dawes 1948 Feb 17 UT  19:30 Observed by Thornton (Northwick, England, 
     18" reflector) "Did not see c.p. saw cleft-like streaks from SW crest 
     to E, shadow." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #501.


2021-Apr-20 UT 00:42-01:16 Ill=47% Curtis observed by Williams_AS on 1882-8-21

     Williams of the UK, on 1882 Aug 21 at 19:30UT (Moon's age 7.9 
     days) noticed a spot at least half as bright, and as large as 
     Picard, near to Picard crater. 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.


2021-Apr-20 UT 01:13-02:33 Ill=48% Earthshine observed by Spellman_R on 2004-11-20

     2004 Nov 20 UT 02:34:03 R. Spellman (120mm F8.3 refractor at prime 
     focus,  PC23C CCTV camera, via a DVD recorder) recorded a flash of 
     light. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2021-Apr-20 UT 01:50-03:11 Ill=48% Earthshine observed by Spellman_R on 2004-11-20

     2004 Nov 20 UT 03:12:29  R. Spellman (120mm F8.3 refractor at 
     prime focus,  PC23C CCTV camera, via a DVD recorder) recorded 
     a flash of light. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2021-Apr-20 UT 00:14-03:48 Ill=49% Earthshine: (radio) Apr Piscids ZHR=low

2021-Apr-20 UT 06:03-06:29 Ill=50% Archimedes observed by Hill_EG on 1966-3-29 *

     Archimedes 1966 Mar 29 UT 21:00 Observed by Hill (England, 24" 
     reflector, x250, S=E) "Brightening of E-W bands across floor. 
     (Obscuration accord. to Moore)" NASA catalog ID #923. NASA 
     catalog weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2021-Apr-20 UT 06:17-06:29 Ill=50% Alphonsus observed by Jasmin_G on 2003-4-10 *

     On 2003 Apr 10 at 00:40UT a GLR observer G. Jasmin (Quebec, Canada, 
     using a 10" F-10 Schmidt Cassegrain) took a photograph of Alphonsus 
     crater on Kodak 400ASA film with an exposure of 1/30th sec. There was a 
     light visible (diameter 10 km) inside Alphonsus and the effect was 
     present for 5 minutes. The observer commented that they have seen a 
     light in this crater many times before, but never as long as 5 minutes.
     This report was submitted to the GLR group in Italy. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2021-Apr-20 UT 23:09-23:13 Ill=57% Eratosthenes observed by Hill_H on 1947-1-30

     Eratosthenes 1947 Jan 30 Mean Col. 16deg. Observed by Hill (UK) "Main 
     peak of massive central mountain group appeared to be in a shadowless 
     having regard to it's claimed height of 6,600 ft. The whole of the 
     floor to the west should have still been in darkness. Instead 
     immediately to the west was a dark (intensity 1.5-2) region extending 
     almost to the foot of the bright inner wall and very diffuse in 
     outline. The observation could not be followed through due to 
     increasing cloud, but on the following night all was normal."


2021-Apr-20 UT 23:32-23:58 Ill=57% Aristarchus observed by Tempel on 1886-6-10

     On 1886 Jun 10 at UT 21:00 (estimated) Tempel of Germany, saw a star-
     like light (Cameron comments that the reference in the Middlehurst 
     catalog is wrong). Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=4. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2021-Apr-21 UT 00:40-02:00 Ill=58% Proclus observed by Darling_D on 1989-12-6

     On 1989 Dec 06 at 23:09-23:34UT D. Darling of Sun Praire, WI, USA (3" 
     refractor x36 and x90, and then a 12.5" reflector at x64, S=7/10 and T=
     4, saw dark spots in Proclus (not as dark as those from 5th Dec 1989). 
     Two telescopes were used and the bigger of these revealed some shading 
     on the floor of Proclus approximately a third as intense as he had seen 
     the previous night. A sketch was made. The TLP finished by 22:34UT. 
     Cameron comments that the dark patches could not be due to shadow as 
     the altitude of the Sun was too high at proclus. The Cameron 2006 
     extension catalog ID=383 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2021-Apr-21 UT 00:53-01:46 Ill=58% Proclus observed by Cook_MC on 1981-5-12

     On 1981 May 12 UT 22:00? M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK and using a 12" 
     reflector), noticed that Censorinus was very bright, fuzzy and 
     occasionally brighter than Proclus. However both Foley (Kent, UK) and 
     Amery (Reading, UK) using a C.E.D. found that Proclus was brighter than 
     Censorinus as it had been during April and May 1981. However Chapman 
     obtained the reverse of this. Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=138 and 
     weught=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2021-Apr-21 UT 01:38-02:31 Ill=58% Censorinus observed by Cook_MC on 1981-5-12

     On 1981 May 12 UT 22:45-2325 M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK and using 
     a 12" reflector), noticed that Censorinus was very bright, 
     fuzzy and occasionally brighter than Proclus. However both 
     Foley (Kent, UK) and Amery (Reading, UK) using a C.E.D. found 
     that Proclus was brighter than Censorinus as it had been 
     during April and May 1981. However Chapman obtained the 
     reverse of this. Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=138 and 
     weught=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2021-Apr-21 UT 03:19-04:16 Ill=59% Proclus observed by Bartlett on 1976-7-6

     Proclus 1976 Jul 06 UT 01:35 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 
     3" refractor, 40-450x, S=6, T=3) "Nothing vis. on floor (albedo=2 deg?) 
     (usually features are vis.)" NASA catalog weight=4 (high).NASA catalog 
     ID #1437.


2021-Apr-21 UT 03:31-04:16 Ill=59% Plato observed by Carle on 1952-11-26

     In 1952 Nov 26 at UT 01:00? Carle (USa, 8" reflector, x700, 
     seeing = excellent) observed the following in Plato: "Sketch 
     shows  8 spots -- 5 craters showed interior shad., 1 
     completely  filled, but no others seen despite several hrs. of 
     study. Spots that should have been seen were missing. poor 
     seeing converts floor into shimmering shapeless blob. Has 
     observed it under good seeing & seen nothing on fl. as others 
     have noted". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=555 and weight=3. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2021-Apr-21 UT 03:59-04:16 Ill=59% Montes_Carpatus observed by McCorkle on 1955-8-27

     On 1955 Aug 27 at UT 01:51 McCorkle (Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 6.5" 
     reflector, x200) observed a 2nd magnitude bright flare on the dark side 
     of the Moon. This remained steady, fading slightly before abruptly 
     disappearing. Cameron suggests that this might have been a meteor. The 
     Cameron 1978 catalog ID=604 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2021-Apr-21 UT 23:12-00:06 Ill=67% Mons_Piton observed by Moore_P on 1958-9-23

     Piton 1958 Sep 23 UT 00:00? Observed by Moore? (UK?) "Enveloped 
     in an obscuring cloud-like mist" NASA catalog ID 697. NASA 
     catalog weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2021-Apr-21 UT 23:12-00:44 Ill=67% Messier observed by Kelsey on 1966-12-22

     Messier and A 1966 Dec 22 UT 06:00-06:30 Observed by Kelsey (Riverside, 
     CA, USA, 8" reflector, x200, S=G, T=P) "Blinks on floors of both 
     craters (blink device not stated)" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA 
     catalaog ID #1004.


2021-Apr-21 UT 23:22-00:26 Ill=67% Plato observed by Petek on 1980-4-24

     On 1980 Apr 24 at 23:35UT Marco Petek (Porto Alegre, Brazil, 
     using a 7.5" refractor noticed that the center of Plato was 
     bright and opaque and the observer thought it was similar in 
     appearance to Linne. A sketch was made and two other observers 
     confirmed the appearance. Cameron mentions that Petek is an 
     experienced observer. Cameron 2006 catalog extension TLP ID=91 
     and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2021-Apr-21 UT 23:45-01:05 Ill=68% Cichus observed by Ryder_JW on 1975-9-15

     Cichus 1975 Sep 15 UT 11:15-11:30 G.Ryder (Corinda, Australia, 
     25cm reflector, x250 & x380, seeing good but with some cloud)
     The interior W. wall of this crater (on the lip) appeared 
     hazy - difficulkt to bring detail into focus. Neighbouring 
     craters/detail were sharp. Details in the crater wall interior 
     were starting to become visible as time went on, but it had 
     clouded over by 11:30. A Moon Blink was used but no colour was 
     detected. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2021-Apr-22 UT 00:07-01:01 Ill=68% Torricelli_B observed by Moseley_R on 1985-3-1

     On 1985 mar 01 at 20:00UT? Moseley noticed a violet band (tapering to 
     an apex close to the crater centre and merged with the eastern 
     exterior) around Toricelli B, however M. Cook (Frimley, UK) had seen a 
     dusky band(England, UK) on an earlier photo. There was no terminator 
     shadow in the crater. Cameron 2006 Catalog Extension TLP ID=260 aqnd 
     weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2021-Apr-22 UT 00:12-01:06 Ill=68% Censorinus observed by Druzdov on 1927-4-11

     Censorinus-Maskelyne 1927 Apr 11/12 UTC 23:00-01:00? Observed by 
     Druzdov (Russia) "2 luminescent pts. observed. Not vis. at same sun 
     angle on May 7 & 12th. Not vis. on photos of Barn in 5/23/63" NASA 
     catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #393.


2021-Apr-22 UT 00:16-04:04 Ill=68% Mare_Imbrium observed by Caruso_J on 1979-8-3 *

     A region of the Mare Imbrium was extremely bright, giving
     a reading of 8 out of 10 on the Elger scale. Cameron notes
     that from photos of the Full Moon, the area appears to
     normally be the brightness of Archimedes floor i.e. 3.5 out
     of 10 on the Elger scale. Atmospheric seeing was excellent
     and the observer could see a lot of fine detail with their
     2.4" and 3" refractors. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=62
     and weight=3.


2021-Apr-22 UT 01:02-02:48 Ill=68% Carlini_D observed by Collins_M on 2004-1-2

     2004 Jan 02 UT 09:05 (approx) M. Collins (Palmeston North, New 
     Zealand, ETX 90, seeing 3, clear) saw a possible(?) flash north 
     of Carlini D at about 16W, 35N in adverted vision. It lasted 
     only a split second. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2021-Apr-22 UT 04:06-04:36 Ill=69% Moltke observed by Marshall_KP on 1984-2-12

     The UT given in the Cameron 2006 extension catalog are: 20:58, 23:25-
     02:20 and 01:40-04:00, however it is not clear what UT applies to which 
     of the observers or the two features reported as having TLP on that 
     night. On 1984 Feb 12-13 Marshall (South Anerica, seeing=III-II) 
     noticed that Moltke was very bright with a fuzzy violet hue - he had 
     never seen it like this before. Cameron 2006 catalog extension TLP ID=
     240 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2021-Apr-22 UT 04:06-04:36 Ill=69% Plato observed by Marshall_KP on 1984-2-12

     The UT given in the Cameron 2006 extension catalog are: 20:58, 23:25-
     02:20 and 01:40-04:00, however it is not clerr what UT applies to which 
     of the observers or the two features reported as having TLP on that 
     night. On 1984 Feb 12-13 Marshall (South Anerica, seeing=III-II) saw 
     initially no craterlets in Plato, despite the Moon being at a high 
     altitude. At 01:45UT the northwest corner of Plato was red. Again no 
     other craterlets showed. He found the surrounding wall to be too bright 
     and this was confirmed by Crater Extenction Device readings and had 
     problems focussing on the crater. By 02:00-02:50UT he noticed 
     variability in the visibility of the craterlets. By 03:48UT the central 
     craterlet was much brighter than before and the crater doublet had 
     brightened but the southern craterlet was still invisible. Cameron 
     comments that Marshall was a very experienced observer. A. Cook (of 
     Frimley, UK) obtained a photodiode line scan image of Plato. The 
     brightness of the north west wall was brighter than the bright area on 
     the west wall. Marshall and Mosely both saw a dark area on the floor of 
     Plato close to the south wall (from clock position of 11 o'clock. There 
     was a prominent white spot on the floor and the central craterlet was 
     seen, but only under good conditions. Mosely does not discuss the west 
     and north west wall brughtnesses that were seen earlier by Cook and 
     Marshall. Cameron 2006 catalog extension TLP ID=240 and weight=2. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2021-Apr-22 UT 23:15-00:48 Ill=77% Mare_Imbrium observed by Unknown_Observer on 1820-10-17

     In 1820 Oct 17 at UT 20:00 an unkown observer reported in Mare Imbrium, 
     south of Sinus Iridum (30W, 40N) some brilliant spots. The Cameron 1978 
     catalog ID=80 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2021-Apr-22 UT 23:15-00:53 Ill=77% Plato observed by Kelsey on 1966-12-23

     Plato 1966 Dec 23 UT 06:15-07:10 Observed by Kelsey (Riverside, CA, 
     USA, 6" reflector, S=P, T=G) and Coralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, 
     USA, 24" reflector +Moonblink) "3 brilliant spots on floor, all showed 
     blinks, (permanent colored Ground features ?). Not confirmed by 
     Corralitos MB." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1005.


2021-Apr-22 UT 23:15-23:42 Ill=77% Bullialdus observed by Cook_AC on 1979-8-3 *

     Bulialdus 1979 Aug 03 UT 21:36-21:48 Observed by Cook (Frimley, UK, 
     seeing III, Moonblink device) "Bullialdus eastern side of the crater 
     looked brighter in red i.e. rim and exterior, extending to the south 
     slightly and this reddish areas was slightly hazy. At 21:41 it clouded 
     over but at 21:47-21:48 it cleared briefly and effect was noted again. 
     Also Darney appeared very visible through the red filter. Probably 
     spurious colour as the Moon was -18 deg in declination and the whole 
     Moon had a slight brownish tinge" ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2021-Apr-22 UT 23:15-23:53 Ill=77% Darney observed by Cook_AC on 1979-8-3 *

     Darney observed by Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing III, Moonblink device) 
     See TLP report for Bullialdus (eastern side) concerning reddish
     areas. At 21:41 it clouded over but at 21:47-21:48 it 
     cleared briefly and the effect was noted on Bulialdus again.
     Also Darney appeared very visible through the red filter. 
     Probably both effects were spurious colour related as the Moon 
     was -18 deg in declination and the whole Moon had a slight 
     brownish tinge. An ALPO/BAA weight of 1 is assigned to this TLP."


2021-Apr-22 UT 23:50-01:45 Ill=77% Gassendi observed by Sims_DM on 1977-5-28

     Gassendi 1977 May 28/29 UT 20:45-21:15 Observed by D. Sims 
     (Dawlish, Devon, UK) saw a hazy area on the south east floor 
     that was normal in red and white light but darker in blue. 
     This was partly confirmed by J-H Robinson (Devon, England, 10" 
     reflector) 21:24-23:12 who saw the south east floor of 
     Gassendi to have a loss of detail - but no colour seen, 
     although at 21:57-21:58 it was slightly brighter in red than 
     in blue briefly. P. Doherty (22:45-23:15) did not see anything 
     ususual. D. Jewitt (22:22-22:55) did not reveal anything 
     ususual, apart from spurious colour. The Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID=3 and ID=1463. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2021-Apr-22 UT 23:51-01:10 Ill=78% Gassendi observed by Darling_D on 1990-9-30

     On 1990 Sep 30 at D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" 
     reflector, x150) observed a red spot on the west wall (bright 
     in red filter and faint in the blue filter. No filter 
     reactions were found elsewhere. Gassendi had much detail 
     visible. A sketch was made. BAA observers in the UK were 
     alerted but they could not observe due to cloud. Cameron 
     2006 extension catalog ID=411 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2021-Apr-23 UT 00:06-02:15 Ill=78% Censorinus observed by Marshall on 1985-3-2 *

     On 1985 Mar 02 at 20:00UT? Marshall (Medeline, Colombia, South America)
     measured some very low Crater Extinction Device brightness readings of 
     Censorinus compared to Proclus. The Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=
     261 and the weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2021-Apr-23 UT 01:28-03:00 Ill=78% Aristarchus observed by Klein_HJ on 1881-8-6

     Aristarchus, Schroter's Valley, Herodotus 1881 Aug 06 UT 00:00? 
     Observed by Klein (Cologne, Germany, 6" refractor, 5" reflector) 
     "Whole region between these features appeared in strong violet 
     light as if covered by a fog spreading further on 7th. Examined 
     others around & none showed effect. Intensity not altered if 
     Aris. placed out of view." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA 
     catalog ID #224. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2021-Apr-23 UT 02:46-04:39 Ill=78% Plato observed by Mobberley_M on 1982-6-2

     Plato 1982 Jun 02 UT 22:00. Mobberley could not see the 
     central craterlet on the floor of Plato tonight. Foley notes 
     that he could only just see the central craterlet on nights of 
     2-5th Jun and it was of reduced in brightness from normal. 
     North reported that the floor seemed nearly black, but 
     brighter in a green filter (x144 magnification used). All 
     three observers compared the Plato area to other areas for 
     reference. All the above seems normal, apart from the floor
     being brighter in the green filter. Cameron 2006 extension 
     catalog ID 170 and weight=5. BAA/ALPO weight=1.


2021-Apr-23 UT 23:18-00:10 Ill=86% 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.


2021-Apr-23 UT 23:18-00:26 Ill=86% Deslandres observed by Penzel_E on 1965-5-12

     On 1965 May 12 at UT 19:10 E. Penzel (Rodewisch, East Germany) was 
     taking a sequence of images during the impact of the Soviet Lunik 5. He 
     detected a tens of km scale elongated cloud after the impact over a 
     duration of 9.5 minutes. However there are differences between the 
     images elsewhere on the Moon, possibly due to different exposures or 
     some other effects and it is not 100% sure that what he detected was 
     impact debris/cloud?. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2021-Apr-23 UT 23:18-23:58 Ill=86% 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.


2021-Apr-23 UT 23:18-23:38 Ill=86% 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 


2021-Apr-23 UT 23:39-00:45 Ill=86% 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.


2021-Apr-23 UT 23:39-00:03 Ill=86% 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.


2021-Apr-23 UT 23:51-03:44 Ill=86% Mare_Vaporum observed by Taylor_W on 1955-10-28 *

     On 1955 Oct 28 at UT 00:06 W. Taylor saw a naked eye flash on the Moon 
     in the north east area, on the edge of Mare Vaporum. The flash was 
     intense and radiated to a large area. The duration was 1/4 seconds.


2021-Apr-24 UT 00:24-02:21 Ill=86% Mons_Pico observed by Rawstron on 1933-10-1

     On 1933 oct 01 at UT 03:00 Rawstron (USA, 4" refractor, x330) observed 
     the following in Mons Pico B: "Haze -- much narrower & elongated than 
     on Sep. 1". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=407 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2021-Apr-24 UT 00:30-00:52 Ill=86% Herodotus observed by Haas_W on 2002-2-24

     On 2002 Feb 24 UT 06:05-06:20 W. Haas (Las Cruces, NM, USA) observed 
     that the shadow was, almost, but not completely black. This might have 
     been related to the observing conditions.
     ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2021-Apr-24 UT 00:45-02:37 Ill=87% Aristarchus observed by Kozyrev on 1955-10-28

     On 1955 Oct 28 at UT00:00? Kozyrev (Crimea, Soviet Union, 50" 
     reflector) detected in Aristarchus Fraunhofer lines in UV spectra that 
     were much narrower than in the solar spectrum. This indicated 
     luminescent glow which overlapped contour(?) lines. Greatest after Full 
     Moon, but fluctuated monthly with no indication of solar activity 
     effect. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=621 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=5.


2021-Apr-24 UT 00:49-02:44 Ill=87% Herodotus observed by Haas_W on 1954-8-11

     Observed by Haas (Las Cruces, NM, USA) "Temporary greyness seen in 
     interior shadow." ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2021-Apr-24 UT 01:34-02:57 Ill=87% Aristarchus observed by Klein_HJ on 1881-8-7

     Aristarchus, Schroter's Valley, Herodotus 1881 Aug 07 UT 00:00? 
     Observed by Klein (Cologne, Germany, 6" refractor, 5" reflector) "Whole 
     region between these features appeared in strong violet light as if 
     covered by a fog spreading further on 7th. Examined others around & 
     none showed effect. Intensity not altered if Aris. placed out of 
     view." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #224.


2021-Apr-24 UT 01:49-03:38 Ill=87% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1981-3-17

     Aristarchus 1981 Mar 17 UT 22:40-23:25 Observed by Moore 
     (Selsey, England, 15" reflector, seeing III) "Aristarchus very 
     bright according to Crater Extinction Device and a coloured 
     blink detected" BAA Lunar Section TLP report. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2021-Apr-24 UT 02:16-03:36 Ill=87% Bailly observed by Miles_H on 1965-5-12

     On 1965 May 12 at UT 22:20 H. Miles (UK) found a possible 
     obscuration in Bailly crater. Most of the region was as sharp as 
     normal, but the central area was greyish and blurred. Although 
     the observer concerned considered themselves a non-experienced 
     observer, another BAA Lunar Section observer saw the same 
     effect. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2021-Apr-24 UT 03:03-04:43 Ill=87% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Gray_R on 2004-11-24

     Aristarchus Area 2004 Nov 22 UT 04:58-05:49 Observed by Gray 
     (Winemucca, NV, USA, 152mm f/9 refractor, seeing 4-5, trasparency 4-5, 
     x114, x228) "Blinked Herodotus with Wratten filters Blue 38A and Red 
     25. The illuminated west crater wall stood out brilliantly in blue 
     light, much more so than in white light. This was true also of 
     Aristarchus. Red light did not increase contrasts in Herodotus any more 
     than they were in white light. Shadows in Herodotus appeared as black 
     as the night west of the terminator and remained that way throughout 
     the observing period. No TLP seen in Herodotus tonight. A possible TLP 
     was seen to the west of Herodotus near the terminus of Schroters 
     Valley. It was noted at the beginning of the observing period that 
     there were four very bright spots of light, one near the end of 
     Schroters Valley, the other three grouped together a little farther 
     north. Although not far from the terminator they were definitely east 
     of it. It was noted that all of them nearly vanished in the Blue 38A 
     filter while Aristarchus and the rim of Herodotus gleamed brilliantly. 
     At 5:19UT it was noted that the most brilliant of the four lights, the 
     one near the terminus of Schroters Valley, had faded almost to 
     invisibility in white light. When first seen it had been brighter than 
     Aristarchus. It remained very dim after this through the remainder of 
     the observing period, and was unchanged at 7:35-7:49UT when I again 
     examined the area. The other three bright spots remained brilliant and 
     unchanged."


2021-Apr-24 UT 04:07-04:43 Ill=87% Aristarchus observed by Baumeister on 1973-8-10

     Aristarchus 1973 Aug 10 UTC 20:14 observed by Baumeister 
     (48.63N, 9.25E, 110mm reflector, T=2, S=2) "Orange to red 
     colours at the crater floor disappeared until 21:04" - 
     Hilbrecht and Kuveler, Earth, Moon & Planets, 30 (1984), 
     p53-61. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2021-Apr-24 UT 04:43-00:00 Ill=88% Plato observed by Robinson_JH on 1973-8-10

     Plato 1973 Aug 10 UT 22:45 observed by Robinson (Devon, UK). 
     Observer noticed that the lighter areas on the floor were more 
     distinct in red than in the blue filter. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2021-Apr-24 UT 06:36-07:05 Ill=88% Daniell observed by Crick on 1979-7-6 *

     Daniell 1979 Jul 06 UT 21:15-22:30 Crick (Belgium, 6" 
     reflector, Seeing=II and transparency=good.) noticed 
     obscuration on a bright spot on the south east wall. This spot 
     was quite prominent through a red Wratten 25 filter. The floor 
     was very dark. Other craters were checked and were normal. A 
     sketch was supplied and the position was the same as in other 
     earlier reports. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=60 and 
     weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3. 


2021-Apr-24 UT 23:21-23:24 Ill=93% 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.


2021-Apr-24 UT 23:21-00:58 Ill=93% 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.


2021-Apr-24 UT 23:21-00:25 Ill=93% Aristarchus observed by De_Groof on 1987-3-13

     On 1987 Mar 13 at UT02:00-03:00 De Groof (Belgium, 8" reflector x150, 
     seeing=clear) noted that the north west part of Aristarchus had a blood 
     red shimmering filling the whole crater. A video by Mobberley some 18 
     hours later, shows variation in Aristarchus. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=
     301 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2021-Apr-24 UT 23:21-23:42 Ill=93% 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.


2021-Apr-25 UT 01:06-03:02 Ill=94% Vallis_Schroteri observed by Darling_D on 1991-8-23

     Flashing spot at end of SV fluctuated. Herzog, Darling &
     Weier confirmed spot but not fluctuation. Spot brighter in red
     than blue, but Cobra Head was bright in blue. No other region was 
     abnormal.


2021-Apr-25 UT 01:14-02:49 Ill=94% Aristarchus observed by Amery_GW on 1978-4-20

     Amery (Reading, England) saw blue in Aristarchus but a photograph did 
     not show the colour. Foley thinks this was spurious colour. Cameron 
     2006 extension catalog ID=27. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2021-Apr-25 UT 01:14-02:49 Ill=94% Promontorium_Laplace observed by Foley_PW on 1978-4-20

     Peter Foley observed a tiny yellow-brown region close
     to the tip of the cape, north east of the precipitous west
     edge, in the face of the north facing slope. The area
     concerned was diffuse and varied in density despite
     the surroundings not varying. Foley notcied no colour
     elsewhere on the Moon, though Amery thought that he saw
     some in Aristarchus, but Foley thinks this was spurious.
     Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=27 and weight=5.
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2021-Apr-25 UT 05:02-07:02 Ill=94% Aristarchus observed by Louderback_D on 1979-8-6 *

     Aristarchus normal in red and blue filters however the
     Cobra Head part of Schroter's Valley was brighter in blue.
     Indeed it was very dull in red - Louderback says that this
     was not surprising as the whole areas around Aristarchus is
     brighter in blue. Louderback is an experienced observer
     of the Aristarchus area of more than 10 years. Cameron 2006
     extended catalogID=63 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2021-Apr-26 UT 00:31-03:39 Ill=98% Helicon observed by Caruso_J on 1979-8-7 *

     The area west of Helicon not visible despite the area being 
     fairly bright at Full Moon time. This area was a very bright 
     patch one night. Cameron notes: comensurability of Full Moon & 
     Perigee. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=64 and weight=3. 
     Seeing=7 and transparency=4. 2.4" refractor used. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2021-Apr-26 UT 01:55-02:17 Ill=98% Madler observed by Haas_W on 1940-8-17

     Madler 1940 Aug 17 UTC 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=5.9 on this date but 
     6.8 on Sep. 16, when observ. cond. were similar (see #473)" NASA 
     catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #470. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2021-Apr-26 UT 01:55-02:01 Ill=98% 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.


2021-Apr-26 UT 02:39-02:55 Ill=98% Plato observed by Haas_W on 1937-7-22

     Plato 1937 Jul 22 UT 06:20 Observed by Haas (Alliance, Ohio, 
     USA, 12" reflector?) "Floor distinctly greenish, but was gray on 
     June 23, 1937 at 0430 & col.84 (normal?)" NASA catalog weight=4 
     (high). NASA catalog ID #421. ALPO/BAA weight=3.