Hyginus Nova 1877 Nov 13 UT 20:00? Observed by Crain, Klein, Eng. officer (France?, Cologne (Germany), Enland?, 6" refractor?, S=E) "Standing out with such prominence, seen at a glance. No trace of it on 14th, in excell seeing. (indep. confirm.?)"NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #198. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Thaetetus 1952 Dec 24 UT 20:00? Observed by Moore (England?) "Bright spot, hazy line of light" NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID 556. ALPO/BAA weigh=2.
Menelaus 1969 Nov 17 UT 16:00-19:00 Observed by Rubens de Azevedo,A. Monghilhot, E. Leal e Jose Fernandes (Joao Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil, 8" and 10" reflectors) "Entire crater of Men. illum. by pale greenish light. (Azevedo)" NASA catalog weight=5 NASA catalog ID #1211a. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
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.
On 2009 Aug 28 at UTC 17:00:15-17:00:42 S. Khachatryan (Yerevan, Armenia, 127mm Maksutov-Cassegrain, x171, seeing 9 (1=worst and 10- best), Transparency 5-6 on a scale of 1 to 6) observed in the Chacornac area a series of fiery sparks (dot like with tiny rays), slightly elongated with the multitudinal rays orientated towards the south west direction. The colour was mostly red, with some yellow. The final flash was the most clear. The TLP was tiny in area, but "was distinctly bright against any other object on the Moon". The positional uncertainty of the location of the spark effect was approximately +/- 150 km, based upon an examination of an atlas afterwards. Just prior to the spark effect, something dark, small and fuzzy (only just discrnable to the eye, through the eyepiece) was seen to pass from the west across the Moon in a slight curve, round the surface of the Moon to the east (post observation estimate: seen for 3.5 sec and covered roughly 8% of the lunar diameter in that time). The area of the dark object was comparable in size to (or slightly less than?) craters such as Autolycus F (diameter 3km) or le Monnier E (diameter 4km) i.e. on the limits of vision of the scope used. The location of the flash was not exactly at the same location as the dark object passed across, but gave the impression of starting from it? A back of the envelope calculation of the lunar diameter covered in the time quoted gives an approximate speed (at the lunar distance) of 80km/s or on the very high end of typical meteor streams that pass by. At closer distances, and recalculated velocities, it is unlikely to be a satellite in low Earth orbit (20m/sec at 100km distance), but could perhaps be a bird or insect at a few km range? So was this dark object something in our atmosphere by chance passing across the field of view close to the time of the TLP flare or was at the lunar distance and related to the TLP? Incidentally, no attempt was made during this observation to move the scope to check that the TLP remained stationary against the Moon. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Fauchier of Marseilles, France, seeing=good - fair and the Moon at a high altitude, saw two lights on the Moon brighter than any others during similar circumstances. They had colour. These had not been seen before and he ruled out cromatic aberation. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=249 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1889 Jun 06 at 22:00 UT Lade of France (8" refractor) saw two extremely bright spots (Plato B & D). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=262 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Ross D 1964 Apr 21 UT 04:23-05:01 Observed by the Capens (CA, USA, 16" and 6", seeing 3-5, transparency 5+) "Obscuration of its rim" NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #808. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1979 Jul 03 at UT 20:55-21:20 J-H. Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK, 10" reflector, seeing II) observed that Messier was brighter than Messier A. No colour was observed. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID is 58 and the weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1983 Apr 21 at UT 21:55-22:05 N. King (Winersh, Berkshire, UK, using a 150cm f/8 reflector, with seeing I and transparency good, little spurious colour, just a little in Plato). Although observing since 21:25UT the observer noticed a just detectable faint green colour just after the dark shade around the inner eastern crater rim. The effect faded and by 22:05UT had completely gone. This report is not in the Cameron 2006 catalog. It is a BAA report. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1983 Feb 21 at 20:00UT P.W. Foley (Maidstone, Kent, UK, 12" reflector) noticed a deep steel blue colour inside Toricelli B with a lighter colour about 10-15 miles outside. Foley came to the conclusion that this was too visible for its size. Cameron 2006 Catalog extension ID=206 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1995 Sep 03 at UT19:40-20:15 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector at x400) observed that the floor of Plato was much darker than he would normally expect and futhermore no interior craterlets were seen. there was however a white patch that was barely visible at the location of the central craterlet should have been. G. North (UK) attempted to observe nut the Moon was too low and seeing terrible. F. Doherty reported Plato normal. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=475 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus 2004 Feb 29 UT 19:00-19:15 Observed by Brook (Plymouth, England, 60mm OG x120) "Checked central peak of Alphonsus using 60mm OG x120 + right angle prism. Moon at very high elevation, seeing excellent once clouds had dispersed, transparency also excellent. Time of observation 19-00 hrs UT to 19-15 hrs UT. Noticed fluctuation of brightness of A's central peak compared with the peak of Arzachel. Alphonsus' peak generally brighter." BAA Lunar Section report. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 2010 Aug 19 at UT 00:50-01:02 J.Albert (Lakeworth, FL, USA, C11, Transparency 3, Seeing 7-8, 86F and very humid. Oberver checking out repeat illumination condition appearence for Tycho concerning LTP #468 in the 1978 Cameron catalog. Did not see the effect from the original TLP report, but did see, immediately at looking at Tycho a very faint hint of redness in a pencil thin arc (< 1/4 circumference of the rim) confined to the top of the rim of the well-lit north east wall. Coloured arc similar in thickness to Rupes Recta, but not as sharply defined. The outer (E) edge was perhaps sharper than the inner edge. The redness was more on the inside of the top of the rim. The outside of the rim was bright white. This effect was seen in three different eyepieces, at 311x, 224x and 400x. Checked for the effect on other craters nearby but could not see this effect anywhere else. The colour had dissapeared by 01:02UT. The fade took about 1-2 minutes. Observation of Tycho continued until 01:06UT, but all seemed normal. Quick checks were made again on Tycho periodically until 02:50UT but the colour was not seen again. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1964 Feb 22 at UT 05:00 Harris (Whittier, CA, 19" reflector, x100) observed the appearance of a ring to the south east of Ross D. Cameron says that 7 persons have seen this over a 2.5 year period. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=801 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Hyginus Nova 1867 Nov 14 UT 20:00? Observed by Crain, Klein, Eng. officer (France?, Cologne (Germany), Enland?, 6" refractor?, S=E) "On 13th it was standing out with such prominence, seen at a glance. No trace of it on 14th, in excell seeing. (indep. confirm.?)"NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #198.
Plato 1949 Mar 09 UT 02:00-03:00 E.J.Reese (6" reflector x240) and one hour later T.R.Hake (5" refractor x300) both unable to see any detail on the floor of Plato, despite both being able to see a "difficult to see" cleft near to the crater Connon. Reese was able to see detail under similar illumination back in 1948 and 1947 and saw the floor craterlets in Plato clearly then. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Tycho 1940 Jul 14 UT 02:00? Observed by Haas (NM? USA, 12"? reflector) "Luminous marks in shadow, ragged edged & irreg. shape. E. wall had a milky luminosity" NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #468. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Gassendi 1967 Feb 18 UT 20:30-20:40 Observed by Moore, Moseley (Armagh, Northern Ireland, 10" refractor, x300) "Red color in crater (in dark)". NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #1015. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1980 May 23 at UT21:14-21:55 J.H. Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK, 12" reflector, seeing II-III) could see Aristarchus in blue and clear filters, but not in red light. Robinson saw some variability in this effect with time. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=96 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1980 May 23 at UT21:14-22:18 G. Blair (Bridge of Weir, Scotland, UK, 216mm reflector, seeing II-IV) found a red tinge along the western wall of Coperncius, perhaps 32km in length. This was invisible in a blue-green Wratten 44a filter, but was unmistakble in a red Wratten 25 filter. Could have been spurious colour - but no other regiosn were affected. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1980 May 23 at UT 21:14-21:18 Marco Petek (Porto Alegre, Brazil) saw in the region of Littrow and an area of dark mare south west from Littrow to Argaeus, abnormal darkness, and a rapid change of form. He also saw a shadow extending south east from Campanus opposite to the Sun - however Foley thinks this is normal. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=96 and weight=0 or 1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Copernicus 1955 Jul 28 UT 20:20 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, England, 6.5" reflector x200) "Great brilliance of the terraces in E(IAU?) wall system(?) gets specular refl. (he gave 0820UT, but must have meant 2020" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog No. #600.
Atlas 1966 Dec 21 UT 17:10 Observed by Andre (Belgium, 3" refractor) "Bright spot on SE part of floor, not seen in photo on 12/18/66" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1003.
Aristarchus 1976 Jun 06 UT 21:30-21:40 S.Spencer and R. Hunt (60mm refractor, x150 and x60) both observed red on the SW corner of Aristarchus. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
2012 Sep 24 UT 22:00-23:00 Copernicus. E. Horner (Salisbury, UK, 15cm reflector) observed a prominent red arc where the sunlit part of the interior wall met the shadow. Sometimes the arc was 1/4 the way around the interior, and sometimes half of the way around. Telescope moved, but the red arc stayed where it was. Eyepieces change, but the effect remained. Other parts of the Moon checked, but no red seen. There were however splashes of green e.g. Longomontanus on the terminator, elsewhere further inland from the termionator, and little splashes of green on Mare Frigoras - but lasting a brief time. The red colour was as strong as a red LED and the green similar to that of the northern lights. The observer's husband was asked to independetly check Copernicus and remarked that he could see a little bit of green at the top and some red near the bottom, along the line of the internal shadow. Although there were checks for red elsewhere on the Moon and none were seen, the Moon was starting to get low and it is typical of spurious colour in a few respects. Therefore the ALPO/BAA weight=1 for safety.
On 1980 May 25 at UT 22:18 G. Blair (Bridge of Weir, Scotland, 216mm reflector, seeing II-IV) suspected a short sharp flash, white in colour north of Tycho's north wall. Nothing more seen. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1980 May 23 at UT22:30 (P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 10" reflector, seeing II) described Aristarchus as a "blue luminous patch", but it was too faint to obtain a CED brightness measurement. Cameron 2006 catalog ID= 96 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1990 Aug 30 at UT02:11-02:36 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" refractor, x90, seeing conditions: "at,. boiling") noted a coloured area on the west wall of Copernicus that was unusual in appearance - however other craters along the terminator had a similar effect. There was also a "dazzling bright spot on the E. rim and he witnessed 6 flashes from the lighted part of Copernicus over a very short time interval. Cameron comments that the colour may well have been dur to chromatic aberation because a refractor was used. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=408 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1990 Aug 30 at UT 02:11-02:36 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" reflector, x90, atmosphereic conditions: boiling) found "N rim of Proc. bright interior uniform gray". The Cameron 2006 catalog report is slight unclear as the description for thnis 1990 Aug 30 TLP also includes Copernicus and Censorinus in the list of TLP craters. So one description which might refere to Copernicus, could possibly have been meant for Proclus, namely: "Dazling bright spot on E rim. Rotated eyepiece but no change. N rim of Proc.......". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=408 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Mons la Hire 1972 Nov 15 UT 09:45-10:18 M.Geisel (Brisbane, Australia, 12.5" f/8 reflector, x90) discovered the TLP, P. Anderson (9.5" reflector) independently confirmed that the TLP had an effect in his Moon Blink device - but the effect (suspected that the blink was caused by the extreme nrightness of the mountain?) was weak and thought it not worth further investigation. Photographs taken by Anderson. Geisel believes the effect to be real and states that the area remained sharp and clear throughout. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1960 Aug? 01 at UT 22:00? an unknown observer detected that Vitello was illuminated -it should have been in shadow? Cameron says that if several days before sunrise then the date could have been July through to December, with August 1st most likely, and ancilary data is therefore given for this date. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=729 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Ross D vicinity 1964 Apr 22 UT 05:43-0637 Observed by Cross et al. (Whittier, CA, USA, 19" reflector, x800-1200 & filters, S=7- 8, T=1) "Gas cloud over it & its companion; everywhere else was fine detail" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #809. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Plato 1976 Sep 04 UT 02:35-03:35 Observed by Porter (Sarragansett?, Rhode Island, USA, 6" reflector x100, S=5, T=?) "At 0235h albedo of floor was est. at 3. At 0325h the pt. was albedo =1, 2 whole steps darker than earlier & noticeable to the obs. 10-15 min later it returned to normal. (the few meas. of albedo for this age were 1.5-2 which suggests that the meas. of 3 was the anomalous one. Another pt. did darken -- as reported). NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1448. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Daniell 1979 Jul 04 UT 20:40-21:19 Observed by Saxton (UK?, 216mm refractor?, seeing III, transparency: Good) "noticed that the east end of Daniell was bright and fuzzy and had somewhat poorly defined edge to the bright part. A sketch was made, and possibly shows the same as in past reports" BAA Lunar Section Report. Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=59 and weight=3. Observer located in Leeds, England and used a 9" reflector x250. Seeing=III and transparency=good. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1988 Dec 18 at UT20:25 W. Cameron (Sedona, AZ, USA - TV camera telephoto) noticed on a live TV shot of the Moon (apparently channel 3 TV broadcast at 11:25PM local time), that Proclus was brighter than Censorinus (or Dionysus) and was the brightest feature on the Moon. It was photographed from San Juan in Puerto Rico. Cameron 2006 catalog ID= 342 and weight=. ALPO/BAA weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Colour seen, mostly blueness on south rim and exterior of south rim at Bullialdus crater. Blueness seen too on Plato on inner SSW rim, but no colour reported on any other craters. Seeing III, 12" reflector used x200 and x360.
Colour seen, mostly blueness on inner SSW rim. Blueness also seen on south rim and exterior of south rim at Bullialdus crater. No colour reported on any other craters. Seeing III, 12" reflector used x200 and x360.
H. Davies (Llamandel, Swansea, UK, using a 3" refractor, detected a short duration reddish hue along the inner NE-NW? rim (4-7 O'Clock location. Sketch supplied to Foley (BAA coordinator). No similar effect seen elsewhere. A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK) detected spurious colour on several craters, including Plato that night. Cameron 2006 Catalog Extension ID= 337 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
In 1872 Mar 19 at UT 23:17 an unknown observer observed in Sinus Iridum: "Covered with a light gray shadow thru which he saw dimly the surface below - indicating obscuring matter over it. (Cameron says: only w. 1/3 of bay would be in shadow as boundaries are 25-37W)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=178 and the weight=3.
Arsyukhin and others (Moscow, USSR), with naked eye and binouculars saw three dark spots suddenly appear on Mare Crisium and disappear approximately 30 minutes later. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=145 and catalog weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Arsyukhin and others (Moscow, USSR), with naked eye and binouculars saw TLP activity in Plato that Cameron thinks confirms what UK observers saw later. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=145 and catalog weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus 1967 Feb 19 UT 20:30-21:11 Observed by Moore, Moseley (Armagh, Northern Ireland, 10" refractor, x360) "Blink area between 1900 & 1940 with neg. results. Suddenly at 2030 there was a bright red glow, brightest Moseley had ever seen, at Feb 17 suspectec place. Moore returned at 2037h in time to see fading effect. Brief return at 2105-2111; neg. from 2120-2250h then clouds. Nothing on Feb 20. confirmation)." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1016. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Alphonsus 1966 Apr 01 UT(?) 03:00-03:20 Observed by Jenning, Harris (Coral Estates, CA, USA, 12" reflector) "Red patch from c.p. to W. wall (no confirm. from Corralitos obs. moon blink device & obs. at that time)" NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #924. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Agrippa and vicinity 1878 Dec 04 UT 20:00? Observed by Capron (France?) "Odd, misty look as if vapor were in or about them" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #209.
On 1980 Jul 22 at UT20:08-21:50 G.North (Sussex, UK, 8" reflector, x144 and x207, seeing III-V and transparency fair) suspected an obscuration on the north and north west wall. The effect came and went. May have been due to seeing and image contrast? Cameron 2006 catalog ID=101 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Tycho 2971 Nov 28 UT 21:58-22:05 observed by D.B. Taylor (Dundee, UK, darker area inside the crater (NE and SE floor) in a Moon Blink device. However the observer does not report through which filter ir was darker. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
A blue tinge was seen inside and outside the crater perimeter. The surrounding halo lost brightness that was observed on 1993 Jan 29. Observed on Apr 19, 20 and 28th. Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=213 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Furnerius 1961 May 26 UT 02:20-03:00 Observed by Cameron (Aldephi, MD, USA, 3.5" Questar reflector x160, S=G) "Crater stood out like glittering points (small craters on rim?). Many features examined but effect seen only on this crater and Stevinus (Specular refl. from flat surface?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #738.
On 1990 Jan 07 at UT 20:20-20:58 G.North (Herstmonceux, UK) thought that he detected dullness in Torricelli B crater - Cameron comments that this cannot be shadow). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=386 and the weight=3. ALPO\/BAA weight=2.
Brilliant blue color seen at first for seconds, later for min 2h later, in blue filter. Cameron 1978 catalog weight=4 (high). Cameron 1978 catalog ID 572.
Stevinus 1961 May 26 UT 02:20-03:00 Observed by Cameron (Aldephi, MD, USA, 3.5" Questar reflector x160, S=G) "Crater stood out like glittering points (small craters on rim?). Many features examined but effect seen only on this crater and Stevinus. (Specular refl. from flat surface?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #738.
Plato 1971 Oct 30 UT 19:35-20:55 E.Watkins (Braintree, UK, 4.5" reflector, x45,x150, x225), thought he saw a faint patch at 19:35 and it still was visible at 19:40. At 19:50-19:55 he saw what may have been the remainder. At 20:55 he noticed a shadow in the area. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Gassendi 1969 Nov 20 UT 17:06-17:15 Observed by Duckworth (Manchester, England, 8" refractor x250) Faint Pinkish Obscuration on floor. Event in progress at 1706 - left telescope at 1715 to report it, but TLP gone upon return. Gassendi was normal from from 1734-1822h. NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #1223. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Plato 1980 May 25 UT 21:33-22:54 Observed by North (Seaford, UK, seeing III-IV, 460mm Newtonian) Definite strong reddish glow along NNW border, definitely much stronger than spurious colouration and always visible when telescope moved in RA and Dec to eliminate possible chromatic aberation effects in the eyepiece. Effect ended by 21:54 UT. BAA Lunar Section Report. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Hyginus N 1944 Apr 04 UT 20:00? Observed by Wilkins (Kent, England, 15" reflector) "Darker than usual. S. edge of great crater valley was bordered by a narrow dark band for 13km along its length" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #490.
Peice A (Swift=IAU name?) 1927 May 12 UT 22:03 Observed by Wilkins (England, 15" reflector) "Complete obscuration of crater. Saw no trace of it. It was vis. May 11 & faint on May 13. 3x in 1948 Moore saw whole area misty gray & devoid of detail, whereas surroundings were sharp & clear. Birt also found it invis. at times in late 1800's" NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #394. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Plato 1870 May 11 UTC 22:00 Observed by Birt (England) "Extraordinary display of lights. Says not effect of sunlight" NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #167.
Moon 1967 Apr 21 UTC 02:30-09:30 Observed by Dunlap et al (Corralitos Observatory, Organ PAss, NM, USA, 24" reflector + moonblink) "UV excess relative to red & visual images. Greatest (30%) at subsolar pt. nr. limb, grading down to 0% at term. Seen Apr 22 also with a gradient of 10% at term. to 25-30% at subsolar pt. (137 deg long). Filters well balanced. Neg. (normal) on Apr. 20 & 23rd. Bandpass 3700-4900A on image enhancement & filter equip. (coincided with Lyrid meteor shower. They had seen this phenom. many times since. NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #1039.
Gassendi 1939 Aug 27 UT 02:00 Observed by Haas? (NM? USA, 12" reflector?) "NE part of c.p. was I=6.4, compared with I=9.4 on 9/28/39 (see #462) under similar cond.@ NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID# 458.
Cobra Head, Aristarchus 1964 Feb 25 UT 02:37-02:38, 02:39-02:42 Observed by Budine (Binghamton, New York, USA, 4" refractor, x250, S=6, T=4) "Red flashes" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID # 802.
Proclus 1976 Sep 06 UT 02:00 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4.5" reflector 45-300x, S=3, T=5) "Nothing vis. on floor of 2deg brightness. Usually floor ray & Proc. A are vis. at this col. & c.p. is 5 deg bright. (must have been 2 deg tonite)." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #1450.
Blanco, J. Vidal, of Gijon, Spain (3" refractor x72) noticed an unfamiliar very bright center near to Encke. Cameron suspects that this was Encke B crater on the basis that it is a prominent small crater near to Encke. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=410 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Crick of Belgium 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. 6" reflector used. Seeing=II and transparency=good.
Plato & Pico 1984 Mar 14/15 UT 19:18-01:48 Observed by Foley (Kent, England, 12" Reflector seeing I, Transparency Very Good) "Obscuration and colur seen on Plato and colouration and brightness seen on Piton (CED used)" BAA Lunar Section Report.
Plato & Pico 1984 Mar 14/15 UT 19:18-01:48 Observed by Foley (Kent, England, 12" Reflector seeing I, Transparency Very Good) "Obscuration and colour seen on Plato and colouration and brightness seen seen on Piton (CED used)" on and Colour" BAA Lunar Section Report.
M. Cook of Frimley, "NE ray distinct & also floor E of it, not distinct as on Dec 13 & Jan 11, while March 10, 11 & 12 seen by Price, North, Peters, Foley & M Cook, where rim was clear and sharp." - quote from the 2006 Cameron Catalog extyension - TLP ID=297 and weight=5. Cameron gives the observers confirming this TLP as: M. Cook, G. North and Davies.. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Kepler 1954 Nov 07 UTC 23:20 Observed by Lugo (Caracus, Venezula) "Luminous pts. (MBMW say "bright pt.; just outside E.wall). NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #580.
In 1949 Nov 03 UT 01:06 J.Bartlett (3.5" refractor, x100) noted that the floor of Herodotus was very dark, the east wall was very bright, and the floor contained a central bright peak. The BAA/ALPO weight=3.
Aristarchus 1972 Oct 19 UT 17:55-18:05 Observed by Gabriel (Wettern, Belg. 4" refractor, x166, S=E), Hitchens (Stamine Locks, Eng., 8.5" reflector, S=F), Peters (Kent, Eng., 10" relector), Amery (Reading, Emg. 10?" reflector), Flynn (england, 12" reflector) "At 17:55h noted bluish-purple color area just N. of Aris. & it reached just over N. wall, lasted 2 min. At 1800h color noted again, but not as brilliant & gone at 1801h. Seen again at 1804h & now was on E. (ast. ?) wall, lasting M 1min. Sure of its reality but not of lunar origin. All gone at 1805h. Hitchens noted a very bright spot on W. (IAU?) wall between 2 prominent bands. Blue darkening in W#38 filter, neg. in W#8,25,58 & integrated light. Other areas gave similar but lesser effects. May be due to damp geletin. (Moore thinks not LTP but many obs. have rep't blue in Aris.) Others obs. later (2100, 2215-2300, 2305h) & noted nothing unusual." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1346.
On 1993 Sep 28 at UT 04:30-06:10 S.Beaumont (Cambridge, UK)observed that the north east edge of Herodotus appeared as a "highland area spilling over into" the Cobra's Head border or "overlook". The shadow on the elevation was contiguous with a similar shadow over the Cobra's Head "like a darkening of the terrain. Shadow appears softer diffused without sharp bounds of most Lunar shadows. sketch. S. edge of crater started to appear at 0615". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=468 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1 as the date or UT are wrong.
Plato 1870 May 12 UTC 22:00 Observed by Birt (England) "Extraordinary display of lights. Says not effect of sunlight" However an article by Nigel Logshaw in the Feb 2014 LSC suggests that it was probably just normal fine scale spots and streaks on the floor of the crater. NASA catalog weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight= 1. NASA catalog ID #167.
Peter Foley (Kent, UK, 8" reflector, seeing=II) noticed that the floor beneath the north wall, and the area over the north wall were indistinct (almost out of focus). Despite looking elsewhere in the crater and surrounds, no other blurring (obscuration of detail) could be seen, indeed everywhere else was sharp and detailed. Foley tried several eyepieces but this made no difference. He used a crater extinction device but found no variations in brightness. There was a slight darkening when he used a red filter in the Moon Blink device. The obscuration effect weakened between UT20:56 and 21:10, was difficult to see at 21:13 and had finished by 00:15. Patrick Moore (12" reflector, Dublin, Ireland) saw nothing unusual when he started observing at UT 22:00. Cameron says "Photos marked at location of phenomenon". Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=37 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Plato 1870 May 13 UT 22:00? Observed by Pratt (---), Elger (Liverpool, England), (Gledhill (Brighton, England) "Extraordinary display of lights. 27 seen by Pratt, 28 by Elger, only 4 by Gledhill. (independ. confirm. ?" NASA catalog weight=5 (very good) NASA catalog ID #168. A bit more of a detailed report is as follows: "Upon the 13th of May, 1870, there was an "extraordinary display," according to Birt: 27 lights were seen by Pratt, and 28 by Elger, but only 4 by Gledhill, in Brighton. Atmospheric conditions may have made this difference, or the lights may have run up and down a scale from 4 to 28. As to independence of sunlight, Pratt says (Rept. B.A., 1871-88), at to this display, that only the fixed, charted points so shone, and that other parts of the crater were not illuminated, as they would have been to an incidence common throughout.(30) In Pratt's opinion, and, I think, in the opinion of the other observers, these lights were volcanic." ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1978 Aug 19 at UT02:45-04:00 Porter (Naragansetts, RI, USA, using a 6" reflector, Seing = 6/10) noticed blue on the north east corner of Aristarchus and an orange glow on the south east wall. They detected no movement or change in brightness. The observer used both eyes, to make sure it was not an eye defect, and three filters: red Wratten 25, blue Wratten 82 and Violet Wratten 47. Porter found that the colours faded for a duration of 5 minutes and then returned. Their right eye gave a good view and using their left eye they suspected that it was 0.5 steps brighter than the remainder of the crater. The suspected colour remained visible, even under moments of good seeing conditions. The colour eventually faded over time and was eventually gone. Porter reportd seein gcolour here on the following night. Apparently other bright spots showed no colour. Fitton suggests that the filters used confirm that the south east wass was definitely red in colour. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=37 and the weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1983 Jan 19 at UT 18:00-19:00 G. Amery (Reading, UK) discovered that Aristarchus could not be seen in Earthshine, this was odd because less prominent features could be seen. Other observers (Moore and Foley) confirmed the very low brightness of the crater. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=197 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1983 Jan 19 at UT 18:00-19:00 G.W. Amery (Reading, UK) found that Messier was difficult to define. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=197 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Theophilus 1955 Jun 25 UTC 20:30 Observed by Firsoff (Somerset, UK, 6.5" reflector, x240) "Blue mist. Both c.p. & ENE (IAU?) ridge appear misty, slightly blueish & milky -- renders effect perfectly. Absent next nite". NASA catalog weight= 4 (high). NASA catalog ID #596.
Leibnitz Mountains 1948 Apr 14 UT 20:00? Observed by Wilkins (Kent, England, 12.5" reflector) " S.cusp prolonged -- detached peaks -- starlike pts. connected by fine filaments brighter than earthshine. (Barcroft, Haas, Vaughan, Moore & Firsoff also have seen similar phenom.)(just sunlight catching high peaks?)." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #502. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 2000 Feb 11 at UT19:00 G. North (Norfolk, UK) telephoned TLP coordinator, Patrick Moore, to report a possible colour anomaly in Aristarchus. Moore had poor conditions in Selsey (UK) and saw nothing unusual. However by this time North was reporting that, the colour was fading. Two other BAA members were alerted, but were clouded out. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Webb (England, using a fluid achromat) saw brilliant minute spots and streaks in Mare Crisium dotting its surface. This was seen near first quarter. Cameron states that Schroter, Betr?, Madler, Slack and Ingall had all seen it this way at times. Cameron 1978 catalog iD=111 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
In 1948 Apr 15 at UT 20:00? Vince (England, UK) observed a bright spot, about magnitude 3, in Earthshine, about 30deg north of Grimaldi., on the west limb (90W, 25N). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=503 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Proclus 1972 Jan 23 UT 15:20-16:50 observed by Stolzen (51.17N, 9.25E, 50mm refractor, T=2, S=2) "Pure bright white point within crater" - Hilbrecht and Kuveler, Earth, Moon & Planets, 30 (1984), p53-61
On 1983 May 20 at UT00:00-03:00 K. Marshall (Medellin, Columbia) noted that Mons Piton was too bright near the terminator and was surrounded by shadow. A sketch was made. The mountain appeared segmented with one thin shadow line. The mountain looked like a Mexican Sombrero hat. This appearance is normal. What was abnormal was that Piton was brighter than Proclus, and only slightly fainter than Censorinus. The CED brightness measurements were normal Piton=3.6, Proclus=3.5 and Censorinus= 3.7. Please check to see whether this is still the case. The cameron 2006 catalog ID=221 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Dome W. of Manillius 1965 Dec 30 UT 10:35 Observed by Newport (England, 4" refractor x180) "White patch or haze, everything else was sharp" NASA catalog weight=3 (average).
On 1984 Dec 01 at UT 20:00 a British Astronomical Association Lunar Section member (Southam, Warwickshire, UK) found no detail on the floor of Autolycus, despite there being plenty of detail on the floor of Aristillus crater. According to Foley, there should be some detail at this stage of illumination. Grego reports that the observation was from a Society for Popular Astronomy member and they described "a homogeneous grey veil over the 20 km floor of the crater". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=255 and the weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Jun 30 at UT 02:05-02:15 Marco Petek (Porto Alegre, Brazil) found that the region between Eratosthenes and Bode (7W, 13N) looked like it had a darkening (cloud?) that had even darker points inside. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=172 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Alphonsus 1968 Apr 06 UTC 20:30-21:15 Observed by Wise (Slough, England, 17" reflector x190, x350, S=E" Suspected glow inside W.(ast?) wall at 2038" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1066.
Plato 1968 Apr 06 UTC 20:30-21:15 Observed by Wise (Slough, England, 17" reflector x190, x350, S=E" Dark patches in Plato were prominent" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1066.
Straight Wall 1968 Apr 06 UTC 20:30-21:15 Observed by Wise (Slough, England), 17" reflector x190, x350, S=E "A shadow from N. end of Straight Wall going toward Birt. Drawing". NASA Catalalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1066.
On 1931 Mar 27 R.Barker (observing from Cheshunt, UK, 12.5" reflector) found that the central mountain in the brilliant ray crater Tycho was a curious shade of grey. This was despite the interior of Tycho being fully in shadow. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=400 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Tycho 2003 May 10 UTC 03:15 Observer Robert Spellman (Los Angeles, USA) - "CCD video of spur-like features coming off N & S edges of central peak - spurs pointed eastwards". It is now thought that this effect is almost certainly seeing flare as it is visible on other features in the image, although to a much lesser extent. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
1864 May 15-16 UT 23:00-01:00? East of Picard (probably Curtis Observed by Ingall (Camberwell, England?) "Remarkable bright spot" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #134. ALPO/BAA weight=3.