TLP Repeat Illumination/Libration and Earthshine predictions for: UK Devon Plymouth



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


2020-Jul-01 UT 20:25-20:42 Ill=87% SW_Limb observed by Logue_DA on 1955-1-5

     On 1955 Jan 05 at 01:00-01:30 UT D.A. Logue (Larchment, PA, 
     USA, 15cm reflector at x340, seeing Good) saw a strange blue 
     light above the surface of the Moon where the night and the 
     day meet. He observed this light for more than 30 min and it 
     did not appear to move. It appeared like a star in that the 
     rays of light came from it. The observer adds that he first 
     thought thst the objects was a star, but later decided that it 
     had to be on the Moon itself. A drawing shows the blue spot 
     near the rugged south west (IAU?) limb of the Moon. The editor 
     of the Strolling Astronomer (Vol 8, No. 11-12, Nov-Dec 1954, 
     p146) was unable to identify the craters drawn. The editor 
     speculates that the observer saw a high mountain peak with its 
     summit in sunlight and detached from the illuminated regions - 
     however this would not explain the blue colour. Note this is 
     an ALPO observation and does not apear in the Cameron 
     catalogs. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2020-Jul-01 UT 20:25-20:27 Ill=87% Ross_D observed by Harris on 1964-6-21

     On 1964 Jun 21 at UT 03:43-05:44 Harris, Cross and Helland (Whittier, 
     CA, USA, 19" reflector) observed south of Ross D: "Moving dark area". 
     The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=819 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2020-Jul-01 UT 21:32-00:00 Ill=87% Plato observed by Marshall_KP on 1982-8-1 *

     On 1982 Aug 01 at 00:00-01:00 K. Marshall (Medellin, Columbia, 12" 
     reflector, seeing I-II) noted shading on the east floor of Plato that 
     was apparently lighter than the rest of the floor and this was seen at 
     both low and high magnifications. Foley notes that this was unusual. 
     There were three craterlets visible on the floor - the central one was 
     the brightest. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=178 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2020-Jul-01 UT 21:57-22:23 Ill=87% Mare_Crisium observed by Williams_AS on 1881-5-9

     A.S.Williams of West Brighton, UK, using a 5.25" Calver, x150 and 
     definition fairly good. Observer noticed that the Mare seemed covered 
     with a close network of innumerable streaks, and spotted with countless 
     numbers of light specks, so that it would hardly be possible to 
     delineate them all in one night. The spots and streaks together must 
     have numbered ~1000. The observer had never seen anything like the 
     number of spots and streaks. Peirce A, was not at all easy to se and 
     neighboring spots almost as bright made it difficult to distinguish 
     which one was Peirce A. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2020-Jul-03 UT 20:24-23:24 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Moore_P on 1995-11-5 *

     Colour seen between Aristarchus and Herodotus by P. Moore
     and G. North. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2020-Jul-03 UT 22:21-01:39 Ill=98% Lichtenberg observed by Schneller on 1966-6-2 *

     Lichtenberg 1966 Jun 02 UTC 03:05-03:35 Observed by Schneller 
     (Cleveland, Ohio, 8" reflector, slit spectrascope) "Red glow on W. wall 
     (Schnller thinks this is "normal" reddening at SR; however, these vary 
     according to Ricker), (This rep't is the only positive one from alert 
     sent out to observe for J.Green's tidal predictions, See list of neg. 
     obs.)" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #944


2020-Jul-03 UT 23:22-02:22 Ill=98% Aristarchus observed by Jaeger on 1966-6-2 *

     Aristarchus 1966 Jun 02 UTC 04:06-04:20 Observed by Jaeger (Hammond, 
     Indianna, 6" reflector) "Brownish-yellow edge on ? rim. 2 other obs. 
     this site saw nothing unusual." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA 
     catalog ID #945.


2020-Jul-03 UT 23:34-02:22 Ill=98% Vieta observed by Chernov on 1923-9-23 *

     Vieta 1923 Sep 23 UTC 19:00? Observed by Cernov (Russia, 2 refractors? 
     x94?) "Both dark spots merged together even with 94x magnification. 
     (due to libration &/or seeing?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (low). NASA 
     catalog ID #389.


2020-Jul-04 UT 21:08-00:10 Ill=100% Aristarchus observed by Gordon on 1966-6-3 *

     Aristarchus 1966 Jun 03 UT 01:00-01:45 Observed by Gordon (2), Delano 
     (Ackerman, PR?, 5" reflector / Massachussets, 3" (x92) & 10" reflector 
     T=4) "Deep blue color on N. wall. S.part of crater was brownish, (not 
     on alert). Delano saw E.wall bright spot unusually bright, confirm, ?" 
     NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #947. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2020-Jul-06 UT 22:40-22:48 Ill=96% Aristarchus observed by Foley_PW on 1975-3-28 *

     On 1975 Mar 28 at UT22:30-23:42 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) observed 
     orange/red in Aristarchus. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-Jul-08 UT 03:06-03:39 Ill=91% Aristarchus observed by Miles_H on 1986-4-26

     On 1986 Apr 26 at UT 21:00 etimated) H. Miles (Cornwall?, UK) 
     found that Aristarchus was "still brighter in moments of 
     better seeing". The rim could be seen as a complete circle. 
     The Cameron catalog ID=283 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2020-Jul-09 UT 04:22-04:23 Ill=84% Plato observed by Gray on 1877-7-29

     Plato 1877 Jul 29 UTC 02:00?-02:30 Observed by Gray (England?) "S. of 
     crater a bright streak that disappeared at 0230" NASA catalog weight=3 
     (average). NASA catalog ID #196.


2020-Jul-09 UT 23:49-02:35 Ill=77% Proclus observed by Louderback_D on 1980-8-30 *

     On 1980 Aug 30? at UT 08:00? D. Louderback (South bend, WA, USA, 8" 
     refletor x140) found the north wall to be very bright in red light 
     (this is not normal as it is usually bright in blue - according to 
     Cameron). The brightness was 9.7 (red) and 9 (blue no filter)compared 
     to Eimmart's 8.7. Louderback thought that they observed an oranfe-
     yellow tinge. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=108 and weight=3.


2020-Jul-10 UT 04:00-04:24 Ill=76% Mons_Piton observed by Brook_C on 1999-1-7

     1999 Jan 07 UT 01:57 C. Brook (Plymouth UK, 65mm refractor, 
     x125, seeing good) found this mountain unusually dull. In 
     contrast, Mons Pico, Montes Teneriffe, Montes Spitzenberg, 
     were all normal. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-Jul-12 UT 02:01-02:58 Ill=58% Alphonsus observed by Kozyrev on 1958-11-3

     Alphonsus 1958 Nov 03 UT 02:30-03:30 Observed by Kozyrev, 
     Ezerski (Pulkova Observatory, Crimea, Ukraine, 50" reflector, 
     23A/mm spectrograph) UT03:00-03:30 "C.p. redder than rest; 
     emiss. spect. in 4756A, 4100, 3950A (C3), 5165, 5130A (Swann 
     bands) 3 spect. over 3.5 h. Image of c.p. weakened in viol. 
     light on spect. Noted visual decrease in brightness & reddish 
     glow. Decrease in bright, & unnusual white color(at 0300h-
     0330h). Sudden decrease in vis. bright. Spect. started -- 
     gave norm. Spect. (0330-0340h), conditions almost identical to 
     Alter's on Oct. 26, 1956. Nothing seen on Nov. 2-3" NASA catalog 
     weight=5. NASA catalog ID #703. ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2020-Jul-12 UT 02:01-02:19 Ill=58% Plato observed by Mobberley_M on 1982-8-11

     On 1982 Aug 11 at UT03:30-04:15 Mobberley (Suffolk, UK) obtained a 
     photograph and made a sketch that revealed a needle-like shadow from 
     the west wall to near by the central craterlet - the latter was quite 
     clearly visible. What were not visible were the other four craterlets. 
     The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=183 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2020-Jul-12 UT 02:34-04:26 Ill=58% Aristarchus observed by Sage_VA on 1978-10-23 *

     Aristarchus 1978 Oct 23 UT 06:30-06:34 V.A. Sage (Bristol, UK, 
     10.25" reflector, x250, Wratten 44a and 25, seeing II) noted 
     that Aristarchus was surrounded by a dark area in the blue 
     filter. They did not regard this as a TLP at the time. However 
     because Aristarchus is surrounded by blue material in real life, 
     this should have been brighter? For this reason, despite the 
     observer regarding this as a negative TLP, an ALPO/BAA weight=1 
     has been applied.


2020-Jul-13 UT 02:39-04:27 Ill=49% Plato observed by Arsyukhin on 1981-12-19

     On 1981 Dec 19 at UT 01:00-05:00 E.V. Arsyukhin (Moscow, Russia, 3" 
     reflector) observed that Plato was consdierably brighter than 
     Aristarchus by several times. The image quality was very clear. The 
     Cameron 2006 catalog ID=161 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2020-Jul-13 UT 03:38-04:27 Ill=48% Gassendi observed by Foley_PW on 1977-11-3

     On 1977 Nov 03 at 22:13UT P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 11" reflector, x285)saw 
     some flickering in Gassendi (Clouds on limb - according to Csmeron?). 
     The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=18 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-Jul-13 UT 02:13-03:39 Ill=48% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2020-Jul-14 UT 02:45-04:24 Ill=39% Copernicus observed by Madej_P on 1979-9-15

     On 1979 Sep 15 at UT01:53 P.Madej (Newsome, Huddersfield, UK, 
     158mm reflector, x72 and x110, seeing II, transparency fair?) 
     saw a small circular area of grey or white in the dark south end 
     of Copernicus.The area showed up better through a Wratten 15 
     yellow filter, but was not seen at all through a purple Wratten 
     35 filter. P.W. Foley (Kent, UK), confirmed this but thinks that 
     it is normal. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=68 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=1.


2020-Jul-14 UT 02:30-03:40 Ill=39% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2020-Jul-15 UT 02:51-03:42 Ill=30% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2020-Jul-15 UT 03:42-04:29 Ill=30% Limb observed by Dunn_S on 1762-6-16

     Closest parts of the Moon at Saturn appearing from
     occultation were dull and hazy. Was this an effect of
     the lunar atmosphere or a high haze and halo around the Moon?
     Cameron's 2006 catalog extension gives this an ID No. of 3
     and a weight of 1. The ALPO/BAA catalog weight is also 1.


2020-Jul-16 UT 03:17-03:43 Ill=21% Earthshine: sporadic meteors

2020-Jul-17 UT 03:49-04:06 Ill=13% Fra_Mauro observed by ALSEP on 1971-2-22

     On 1971 Feb 22 at UT 02:47-16:38 an Apollo ALSEP experiment 
     detected an initial gas event in Fra Mauro. Sharp 4 second 
     rise time, 1 hour delay time with 10 times increase in 
     intensity. Molecular weight was between 14 and 20. Could have 
     been Ne, Fl, O or H2O - the latter was thought best by 
     Freeman. Duration of event 13 hours. The Cameron 1978 catalog 
     ID-1284 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.


2020-Jul-17 UT 03:49-04:31 Ill=13% Plato observed by North_G on 1986-5-5

     On 1986 May 05 G. North (Herstmonceux, Sussex, UK, 30" reflector) found 
     that the crater (floor?) Plato was featureless, even during the better 
     moments of atmospheric seeing conditions. A spectra was taken but 
     nothing unusual was seen. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=284 and the 
     weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-Jul-17 UT 03:51-04:31 Ill=13% Reiner observed by Darling_D on 1986-6-4

     Reiner 1986 Jun 04 UT 09:15-09:33 Observed by Darling (Sun Praire, WI, 
     USA, 12.5" Newtonian x79, x40, x35, Seeing 6, sky clear and steady - 
     Moon 9deg above horizon). David Darling was out on the morning of 4 
     June observing the planet Mars. While studying Mars the crescent Moon  
     rose giving me a splendid view of the earthshine portion of the disk. 
     As the Moon rose higher into the sky he decided to turn the telescope 
     onto it to the earthshine region of the Moon. He made it a practice 
     to examine this region of the Moon to monitor for craters that appear 
     to glow under this light. While observing he became aware of a black 
     spot located  in the sunlit portion of the Moon about 60 miles west of 
     the sunset terminator. At first he thought the black spot was a shadow 
     being cast by a large mountain or crater. When looking at his lunar 
     charts he could not locate any feature that would account for it. As he 
     continued to study the black spot he realized that it appeared darker 
     than any shadows on the Moon. It was at 4 June 1986 4:15 A.M. CDT or 
     9:15 U.T. when he first sighted the phenomena and it was at 4:25 A.M. 
     CDT or 9:25 U.T. that he realized he was seeing a lunar transient 
     phenomena event. It was at this time that he could start to see silvery 
     filaments or streaks in the black patch. Between 9:23 and 9:25 U.T. he 
     watched the black patch disappear. When the black spot had disappeared 
     he found that the location of the black spot was over the crater
     Reiner. he estimated that during the L.T.P. event that area covered by 
     the black cloud was approximately 40 to 50 square miles. He also had 
     examined other formations on the Moon during this event and none were 
     exhibiting the same phenomena witnessed over the crater Reiner.


2020-Jul-23 UT 20:07-21:30 Ill=12% Aristarchus observed by Cross on 1969-5-20 *

     On 1969 May 20 at UT 03:18-04:27 Cross (Las Cruces, NM, USA 6" 
     refractor), Olivarez (Spain?), Kohlenberger, Gibson, Miller, Duarte and 
     Harris (CA, USA) observed brightenings, pulsations, scintillations in 
     Aristarchus crater. Cameron says independent confirmation seen by 4 
     observers, 1-2 magnitude increases, ranged between 1-30sec. Most active 
     period was 03:18-03:20UT, 04:17-04:27UT (Las Cruces). Calkins (West 
     Covins, CA, USA) UT 03:40-04:25 saw one major brightening up 2 
     magnitudes above steady state lasting 0.2 to 1.5 sec and another slow 
     brightening lasting 5-10 seconds. Kelsey (CA, USA) saw at 03:43-03:48UT 
     some brightenings. These observations were made during the Apollo 10 
     watch. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1127 and 1128 and weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2020-Jul-25 UT 20:04-20:20 Ill=31% Jansen observed by Jean on 1969-7-20

     Jansen-Maskelyne 1969 Jul 20 UT 00:53-01:00 Observed by Jean and Collak 
     (Montreal, Canada, 4" refractor and 6" reflector) "Jean and Collack 
     noted obscur. between Jansen and Maskel. from term. No features 
     discernible here whereas Proc. & Theoph. were already vis." NASA 
     catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1169.


2020-Jul-25 UT 20:04-20:20 Ill=31% Langrenus observed by McNamara on 1969-7-20

     Near Langrenus 1969 Jul 20 UT 00:53-01:00 Observed by McNamara (Canada, 
     6" reflector) "McNamara saw a flash nr. Lang. (meteor?) Apollo 11 
     watch)" NASA catalog weight=0 (very unreliable). NASA catalog ID #1169.


2020-Jul-25 UT 20:04-20:34 Ill=31% Proclus observed by Loocks on 1970-4-12

     near Proclus 1970 Apr 12 UT 00:15, 00:20 Observed by Loocks 
     (Valparalso, Chile, 12" reflector, x88) "Brilliant in area NW 
     of crater. No change in brightness Contrast to opacity of 
     illuminated fraction of this day Later saw a flash on the 
     moon. (Apollo 13 watch)." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog 
     ID #1239. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2020-Jul-25 UT 20:04-20:34 Ill=31% Theophilus observed by Collier on 1970-4-12

     Theophilus 1970 Apr 12 UTC 00:25 Observed by Collier (Montreal, Canada, 
     6" relector?, x180) "Sharp E. inside wall flashes; c.p. lighter than 
     floor. Pink on peak & illum. wall. Drawing. (Apollo 13 watch)." NASA 
     catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1240.


2020-Jul-25 UT 20:04-20:34 Ill=31% Theophilus observed by Ringsdore_P on 1971-3-2

     Theophilus 1971 Mar 02 UT 20:30-22:50 Observed by Ringsdore 
     (Stoneleigh, England, 15" reflector, x360, seeing=good) 
     "Suspected TLP on c.p. 2 other obs. did not confirm. Orange-
     pink glow. Faded for 10 min then reappeared." NASA catalog 
     weight=2. NASA catalog ID 1286. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-Jul-25 UT 20:26-20:34 Ill=31% Aristarchus observed by Madej_P on 1984-9-30

     On 1984 Sep 30 at UT17:30-18:45 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 83x, 
     seeing=I-II, transparency very good and no spurious colour) "Twilight 
     Earthsine at 1732, 83x light-darker blue by 1800. Looked like a star of 
     mag. 3-4 with no variations. Spot moved slightly from side to side, not 
     connected with alignment or optical. Luminescence may have expanded and 
     contracted, but not sure. Other regions in Earthsine not seen. 
     (Mobberley) saw Earthshine with naked eye. Aris seen before clouds 
     came. Earthsine > normal T=E. (Foley) took CED readings which confirm 
     the brilliance of it. No other features could be measured in 
     Earthshine."The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=250 and the weight=0. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-Jul-26 UT 20:03-20:46 Ill=42% Ross_D observed by Cragg on 1964-7-16

     On 1964 Jul 16 at 03:55-04:10UT Cragg (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 6" 
     reflector, x180, seeing 7, transparency 6) observed a pseudo hill 
     (700m high) some 3 km in diameter and casting a shadow, south 
     east of Ross D. The Cameron 1978 catalog TLP ID=830 and the 
     weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2020-Jul-26 UT 20:03-20:17 Ill=42% Manzinus observed by Jean on 1969-5-23

     On 1969 May 23 at UT03:04-03:10 Jean (Montreal, Canada, 4" refractor, 
     seeing=good, transparency=3.) observed a white patch on the southern 
     horn of the Moon. It enlarged and became coloured pink and blue without 
     filters and reddish in a yellow filter(?). At 03:10UT the area became 
     as normal as the rest of the environment. Other observers participating 
     were: Rousseau (Canada, 8" reflector), Collier (Canada, 5.25" 
     refractor) and Dumas, St. Cyr (Canada, 5.25" refractor). Cameron 
     suspects a real event mixed in with Chromatic Aberation? Apollo 10 
     watch. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=1138 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2020-Jul-26 UT 20:03-20:27 Ill=42% Aristarchus observed by Loocks on 1970-4-12

     On 1970 Apr 12 at UT 23:56 Loocks (Valparsiso, Chile, 12" reflector, 
     x88) observed a flash of magnitude 10 in Aristarchus - "not as 
     brilliant as usual (obscur. ?). Did not obs. permanent luminosity as in 
     other apportunities. (Apollo 13 watch)" The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=
     1243 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2020-Jul-26 UT 20:03-20:17 Ill=42% Cyrillus observed by Loocks on 1970-4-12

     Cyrillus 1970 Apr 12 UT 23:46-23:52 Observed by Loocks (Valpareiso, 
     Chile, 12" reflector x88, LION network) "Small crater in Western 
     Cyrillus was much brighter than anything in the area". NASA catalog 
     weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1242.


2020-Jul-26 UT 20:03-20:17 Ill=42% Mare_Nubium observed by Loocks on 1970-4-12

     Mare Numbium 1970 Apr 12 UT 23:46-23:52 Observed by Loocks (Valpareiso, 
     Chile, 12" reflector x88, LION network) "Small crater in Western 
     Cyrillus was much brighter than anything in the area. Earlier
     he got a blink at 35deg W 15 deg S 10th mag. Drawing (Apollo 13 
     watch)" NASA catalog weight=2 (poor). NASA catalog ID #1242.


2020-Jul-26 UT 20:03-20:25 Ill=42% Mare_Crisium observed by Engels on 1972-5-19

     On 1972 May 19 UT 18:24 observed by Engels (52deg 40'N 9deg 5E, using 
     10x50 binouculars, transparency 2 out of 5, seeing unknown), a orange 
     to yellow bright flash was seen, lasting 0.1 sec at the southern rim of 
     Mare Crisium. Published in Hilbrecht and Kuveler, Moon and Planets, 30 
     (1984) p53-61. ALPO/BAA weight=2. 


2020-Jul-26 UT 20:03-20:09 Ill=42% Mare_Crisium observed by Castro_T on 1991-6-18

     On 1991 Jun 18 at UT 21:30? T. Castro (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 24" 
     reflector, x500) observed "Large white spot with tail 
     eastward shore of M. Crisium." The effect was seen on several 
     nights but had faded completely by 20th June." The Cameron 
     2006 catalog ID=430 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. 


2020-Jul-26 UT 20:06-20:46 Ill=42% Hase observed by Dumas on 1970-4-13

     Hase 1970 Apr 13 UT 01:28 Observed by Dumas (Montreal, Canada) 
     "Intermittent light on S.wall of crater (atm. ?) (Apollo 13 watch). 
     NASA catalog weight=1 (very poor). NASA catalog ID #1244.


2020-Jul-26 UT 20:24-20:46 Ill=42% Carlini observed by Williams_AS on 1865-11-24

     On 1865 Nov 24 at 20:00? UT Williams and others (England, UK, 4" 
     telescope) saw in Earthshine that Carlini was had a distinct 8th 
     magnitude star-like speck in it. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=140 and 
     the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2020-Jul-26 UT 20:30-20:46 Ill=42% Torricelli observed by Braga_R on 2011-12-31

     Torricelli 2011 Dec 31 UT 16:39-17:00 R.Braga (Milan, Italy, 
     80mm refractor) found the north rim or Torricelli to be very 
     bright at the start of the observing session but dimmed 
     considerably at around 17:00UT. Observer not sure on the 
     normal appearance of this crater. In view of the seeing 
     conditions and small aperture, this TLP is being given an 
     ALPO/BAA weight of 1.


2020-Jul-26 UT 20:31-20:46 Ill=42% Aristarchus observed by Wald on 1969-5-23

     On 1969 May 23 at UT 03:58-04:17 Wald (Zurich, Switzerland), E. & L. 
     Cross (Las Cruces, NM, USA, 6" reflector, x120, S=F, T=VG). "Crater 
     pulsations (Wald). Variations suspected at 0318, 0320-25 by E. Cross, 
     0417-27 by E. & L. Cross saw non-periodic short var., sudden increases 
     1-2 mag. & sudden to slow, 1-30s decreases to normal 0441-0446. 
     (confirm. ?Apollo 10 watch)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1139 and the 
     weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2020-Jul-27 UT 20:02-20:52 Ill=54% Agrippa observed by Bartlett on 1961-10-17

     Agrippa 1961 Oct 17 UTC 00:32-00:52 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA) described in NASA catalog as: "Shadow of c.p. medium gray, 
     compared with black wall of shadow" 5" reflector x180. NASA catalog 
     weight=4 (high)


2020-Jul-27 UT 20:02-20:06 Ill=54% Proclus observed by Classen on 1969-7-22

     Proclus 1969 Jul 22 UT 00:30? 01:15-01:25 observed by Classen 
     (Pulsnitz, E.Germany, 8" reflector), Leroy (Pittsburgh, 21.5" reflector 
     x310) and Cutter (Pennyslyvania) "Brightening of crater (Classen). 
     Alternatate brighening of S.part of crater at 15s intervals (too long
     interval for atm.) while N. half remained constant. Leroy confirmed 
     Cutter. (Both confirmed Classen Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog weight=
     5. NASA catalog weight=1151. ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2020-Jul-27 UT 20:02-20:52 Ill=54% Ptolemaeus observed by Travnik on 1970-4-14

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     Ptolemeus 1970 Apr 14 UT 00:45-01:30 Observed by Nelson Travnik 
     and Sergio Vianna (Matias Barbosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 4" 
     refractor, x250, x400, - observing onditions very good, Kodak 
     Wratten 15 and 23 filters used) "A kind of glimmering mist 
     lifted and wafted inside the shady hollow of the crater (Apollo 
     13 watch)" NASA catalog weight=3 NASA catalog ID #1248. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=2.


2020-Jul-27 UT 20:02-20:52 Ill=54% Picard observed by Hua_CD on 1994-4-18

     On 1994 Apr 18 at UT14:40 C.D. Hua (China) found that the wall of 
     Picard had changed to dark. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-Jul-27 UT 20:02-20:19 Ill=54% Adams_D observed by Smith_T on 2019-9-6

     Adams D On 2019 Sep 06 UT 21:44-22:20 T. Smith (near Great 
     Yarmouth, UK, 90 mm Maksutov, x80, Seeing IV) saw a very 
     bright spot on the SW. rim of Adams D - at first sight looked 
     perhaps raised above the lunar background, but this was just 
     due to its brightness. It was by far the brightest object on 
     the NW quadrant of the Moon. In terms of brightness it was 
     almost but not quite bright as Proclus, but only half the sie 
     of Proclus. No colour was seen to the spot. The spot was not 
     emitting any false colour, there was no change in appearance, 
     and there was no ray structure visible either. Observations 
     ceased when the Moon got too low. ALPO/BAA weight=1.


2020-Jul-27 UT 20:06-20:52 Ill=54% Theophilus observed by Haiduk on 1972-5-20

     Theophilus 1972 May 20 UTC 19:10-19:59 Observed by Haiduk (13.25E, 
     52.5N, 75mm refractor) "Well visible brihtening on the SW wall" S=2, T=
     3 Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler Moon & Planets (1984) Vol 30, pp53-61.


2020-Jul-28 UT 20:00-20:18 Ill=65% Alpetragius observed by Stein on 1958-11-19

     Alpetragius 1958 Nov 19 UT 22:00-22:05 Observed by Stein 
     (Newark, New Jersey, USA, 4" refractor) "Shadow anomaly. 
     Portion of shadow vanished, replaced by lighter shade. At 
     22:05 gradually darkened & was normal in 20 sec." NASA catalog 
     weight=3. NASA catalog ID #704. ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2020-Jul-28 UT 20:00-20:46 Ill=65% Agrippa observed by Bartlett on 1961-10-18

     Agrippa 1961 Oct 18 UT 00:43-01:00 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector x180, S=2-3, T=5) "Shadow of 
     c.p. remained grayish, wall shad. normal black. Not due to 
     seeing as wall & landslide shad. not affected. Not caused by 
     refl. sunlight because other similar obs. showed different 
     aspects." NASA catalog weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=2. NASA 
     catalog ID #750.


2020-Jul-28 UT 20:00-20:25 Ill=65% Yerkes observed by Jean on 1969-7-23

     Mare Crisium 1969 Jul 23 UT 00:45-00:55, 01:23-01:34  Observed by Jean 
     (Montreal, Canada, 4" refractor) and Chilton and Speck (Hamilton, 
     Canada, 10" reflector) "Bright area, radial rays in Cris. (nr. Yerkes?, 
     if so confirm. fr. Chilton & Speck). Chilton (confirmed by Speck) saw 
     reddening in Yerkes. Phenom. ended at 0134h. It recurred at times 
     thereafter, but never as strong (Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog 
     weight=2 (poor). NASA catalog ID #1152.


2020-Jul-28 UT 20:00-20:46 Ill=65% Yerkes observed by Jean on 1969-7-23

     Yerkes 1969 Jul 23 UT 00:45-00:55, 01:23-01:34  Observed by Jean 
     (Montreal, Canada, 4" refractor) and Chilton and Speck (Hamilton, 
     Canada, 10" reflector) "Bright area, radial rays in Cris. (nr. Yerkes?, 
     if so confirm. fr. Chilton & Speck). Chilton (confirmed by Speck) saw 
     reddening in Yerkes. Phenom. ended at 0134h. It recurred at times 
     thereafter, but never as strong (Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog 
     weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #1152.


2020-Jul-28 UT 20:00-20:46 Ill=65% Eratosthenes observed by daSilva on 1970-4-15

     Eratosthenes 1970 Apr 15 UTC 01:25-01:42 Observed by daSilva 
     (Brazil, 10" reflector x200 & 20" refractor x224, Seeing=good, 
     Transparency=Good). "Vis. blink? on lower c.p. Ilum. walls were 
     yellowish-white C.p. diamond brightness with a pt. flashing. 
     Turbulent atms. impeded confirm. Other features were normal 
     (Apollo 13 watch. S-IVB impact at 0109h, took 70 s to reach A12 
     Alsep."  NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1252. ALPO/BAA 
     weight=3.


2020-Jul-28 UT 20:00-20:05 Ill=65% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1975-4-19

     On 1975 Apr 19 UT 21:09 P. Foley (Kent, UK), detected blue in 
     Plato on east. Fiton at UT20:45 found blue along the south wall 
     at the east (IAU?) end, which was very bright white. Blueness 
     extended towards the large landslip at the east of the formation. 
     Immediately north of the landslip, where the bright wall curves 
     first westwards, then again northwards, red could be faintly 
     detected, folloowed by a very faint blue. All other parts of the 
     formation were normal. Examination with a Moon blink device 
     revealed no colour blink. J-H Robinson also found blue, with red 
     on the west wall (exterior?). By 21:30UT Fitton found Plato to be 
     normal and so was Proclus, though he did find Epigenes (bright 
     cresecent of east wall only) slightly blue to the N.W and red 
     to the S.E. Mare Crisium was normal. Prominent spurious colour 
     seen on Venus, but it was low in the sky, with blue to the north 
     and red to the south. However J.H. Reading, managed to see the 
     north east floor blurred and slightly blue from 22:45-23:00UT. 
     These reports are BAA observation. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.


2020-Jul-28 UT 20:20-20:46 Ill=65% Aristarchus observed by Ricke on 1969-5-25

     On 1969 May 25 at UT03:53-05:47 Ricke (Tucson, AZ, USA, 8" reflector), 
     Leasure (Tucson, AZ, USA), Freuland (Tucson, AZ, USA), Sheridan 
     (Wyoming, USA), and Harris, Tucson, AZ, USA). "At 0353h saw brightening 
     of 1s intermittent pulsations of 1 mag., confirmed by Leasure at 0357; 
     0400 Freuland saw brightening. At 0514h Ricke, 1 mag, at 0515h-0530 -- 
     low amp. variations seen by Ricke & Harris. At 0525h Sheridan saw 
     bright. & puls. Harris at 0546h-47h saw 2 brightenings in crater. 
     (Apollo 10 watch seen in dark at gibbous phase!). (indep. 
     confirmation?)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1146 and weight=5. The 
     ALPO/BAA weight=4.


2020-Jul-28 UT 20:21-20:46 Ill=65% Eratosthenes observed by Bartlett on 1961-10-18

     Eratosthenes 1961 Oct 18 UT 01:05-01:25 Observed by Bartlett 
     (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector x180, S=P, T=G) "Fluorescent 
     violet on inner W(IAU) wall (reported as bright spot in MB). 
     NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #751.


2020-Jul-28 UT 20:28-20:46 Ill=65% Schroter observed by Gruithuisen_F on 1839-7-19

     Schroter 1839 Jul 19 UT 22:00? Observed by Gruihuisen (Munich, Germany) 
     "Dark mist" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #119. 
     ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2020-Jul-28 UT 20:35-20:46 Ill=65% Proclus observed by Rudolphi on 1972-3-23

     1972 Mar 23 UT 19:24 Observer: Rudolphi (48.58N, 10E, 60mm refractor, 
     Transparency=2) "Pure white very bright event" Ref: Hilbrecht & Kuveler 
     - Earth, Moon & Planets (30) pp53-61.


2020-Jul-29 UT 19:59-20:47 Ill=75% Plato observed by Robinson_JH on 1966-6-27 *

     Plato 1966 Jun 27 UT 21:40-21:55  Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, 
     England, 10.5" reflector) and Sartory (England, 8.5" reflector + Moon 
     blink) "Color (red?) on SE wall detected by Eng. moon blink sys. 
     (confirm)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 949.


2020-Jul-31 UT 19:56-22:35 Ill=91% Plato observed by Foley_PW on 1983-7-21 *

     On 1983 Jul 21 at UT 21:02-23:18 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector, 
     seeing=III) found the region around the cleft on the souther rim to be 
     out of focus - however atmospheric conditions were turbulent until 
     23:18UT. An unsual dark triangular region (long base against rim) was 
     seen to extend from the inner rim at 12 o'clock onto the floor for 13-
     16km. The crater had lots of detail elsewhere. M. Cook (Frimley, UK) 
     found the south east to soth west to be obscured again, but not as 
     badly as she had seen on the 20th July. J. Cook (Frimley, UK) found the 
     dark region had 2 white bands on the side and the south west wall was 
     blurred like it was on the 20th July - this time tough colour was not 
     present. There were also two light patches on the floor. Mosely 
     (Coventry, UK) observed the south wall at x120 and found the wall out 
     of focus at the 11 o'clock location. Through a yellow filter he saw a 
     "white mistiness: on the top of the southern rim and only the south 
     east cleft could be seen (no colour). By 22:40-23:00 the effect had 
     cleared up. No dark triangular patch was seen. When Marshall (Surrey, 
     UK) observed (22:30-03:00) nothing unsual was seen, though a sketch 
     provided shows a light patch on the floor located at 11 o'clock. All 
     observations, made by all observers had some atmospheric turbulence, 
     however trsnparency was good. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=225 and the 
     weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.


2020-Jul-31 UT 22:23-23:59 Ill=92% Herodotus observed by Bartlett on 1966-6-30 *

     Herodotus 1966 Jun 30 UTC 03:10-03:35 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, 
     MD, USA) described in the NASA catalog as: "Bright pseudo-peak again 
     vis. within floor shadow. Peak est. 5 bright. Had seen it at successive 
     lunations in '66" 4" x280 refractor used. NASA catalog weight=4 (high). 
     NASA catalog TLP ID No. #950. ALPO/BAA weight=3.