Gassendi 1966 May 30 UT 20:32-20:59 Observed by Sartory (England, 8.5" reflector + filters) "Orange patch & obscuration -- detected by Eng. moon blink system. Color seen visually."NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #941.
SE of Ross D 1966 Oct 25 UT 03:46 Observed by Cross (Whittier, CA, USA, 19" reflector, x300, S=2-4 (sometimes 5), T=3-4) "Large bright area obscuring 1/2 of Ross D crater wall. Not present Oct 24" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID 986. Actually some activity was observed the fay before according to the original notes. ALPO/NAA weight=2.
Archimedes 1973 Jun 11 UTC 21:05-21:15 observed by Pasternak (53deg 20'N, 7deg 30'E, 75mm reflector) "Faint red area at the E of Archmedes, diminution from 21.10-21.15UT" - Hilbrecht and Kuveler, Earth, Moon & Planets, 30 (1984), p53-61
Om 1987 Sep 04 at UT 03:00 J. Caruso (Middletown, CT, USA, 3" refractor, x155, S=6/10 and T=8/10) found that Bianchini G was not visible, however Heraclides E, Helicon G, and indeed many other smaller craters could be seen. There were two small mountains in the general area of Bianchini G. and a mare ridge - all these were clearly seen. Caruso states that Bianchini G should normally be much more clearly seen than the other features mentioned and is the same size as Heraclides E. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=305 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
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.
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.
On 1825 Jan 01 UT17:00? an unknown Russian observer noticed a cloud in Mersenius.
nr Fra Mauro 1970 Aug 14 UT 05:00? Observed by Bell (Californina). "Bright blue-white flare (meteor?)(call for obs. at Fra Mauro at perigee because of moonquakes there -- therefore biased to tidal hypothesis. That was the original location given for the A1 moonquake site, but it is located elsewhere now. Ancill. data given for 1970)." NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1273. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1982 Nov 27 UT 20:13-01:00 J-H Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK) found that the bands of Aristarchus were clearer in red than in blue light. North found that the sunlit part of the crater was very bright. M. Cook described the crater as a "kaleidoscope of colour. Foley observed UT 23:05-01:00 (Kent, UK, Antionadi III, Transparency Moderate) - Colouration Seen - Ref: BAA Lunar Section Circular. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=190 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 2017 Sep 02/03 UT 23:55-00:30 A.Anunziato (Parana, Argentina, 105 mm Maksutov-Cassegrain, x154, seeing 6/10, some interuption from clouds) observed a light spot SE of the centre of the floor of the crater, which came and went in visibility. There is a light spot here, but what was unusual was that the visibility decreased over time. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Herodotus 1950 Mar 30 UT 19:00? Observed by Wilkins (Kent, UK, 15" reflector) "Transient c.p. (similar phen. to Bartlett's in later yrs.? see #532). NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #523. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1997 Oct 13 at UT11:09-11:21 D. Rodway (Oamaru, South Island, New Zealand, 8.5" reflector, x270) saw a deep salmon-pink colouration in the south east corner interior of the crater Aristarchus. This colour was confirmed by the observers wife. By 11:21 UT the colour had faded completely. Rodway had been a lunar observer since 1958, using a wide range of instruments from 3 inch refractors to 12 inch reflectors and had observed a TLP in Gassendi back in 1966 (from L'ondon, UK), and so was an experienced observer. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1982 Aug 01 at UT20:50 M. Mobberley (Suffolk, UK, 14" reflector, seeing III-IV) found that LaPlace A was significantly more prominent than usual - comparisons were made with photographs in books. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=178 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1993 Jun 02 at Ut 04:30-05:45 S. Beaumont (Cambridge, UK) saw that the shadow of the Cobra's Head in Schroter's Valley was lighter and more diffuse seen at user defined locations of C or B rim (these were black versus medium gray for Cobra's Head). The TLP had vanished by 05:45UT. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=462 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1 because the date or time is wrong.
On 1984 Nov 05 at UT18:00 Marshall (England) noted that there was no normal brightening on the floor just next to the southern most craterlet. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=251 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1994 Apr 23 at UT02:41 D. Fryback (Madison, WI, USA) observed a starlike flash in Alphonsus crater. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1994 Apr 23 at UT 03:30 the US Navy Clementine Spacecraft, in orbit around the Moon, obtained images of the Cobra Head region of Aristarchus crater that suggested a ~15x colour ratio increase (0.4 microns / 1.0 microns) in comparison with images obtained on 1994 Mar 03. This was presented as a poster paper 18.04 at AAS 31st DPS meeting. However it was later suggested that this was due to incorrect radimetric calibration procedures being followed. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 2004 May 01 at UT 22:20 R. Lena (GLR, Italy) received an image from one of his observers showing possible blue colour in Aristarchus crater and part of the ray towards Herodotus. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1915 Jul 24 at UT 22:00? Barabashovihi (Russia) observed a TLP on the west limb: "When phi Strettsa (?) approached the edge but still separated, the star began to stretch in a belt 3X its own length & then instantly disappeared. Probably no significant atm. or vapors. (similar to other reports of fading occult. Gives limb as E. but that is in ast. convention)". The 1978 Cameon catalog ID= 357 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Oenopides-Selecucus 1951 Aug 15 UT 13:11 T,Osawa (Japan) observed a brownish tinge to the terminator region in the vicinity of these two craters. ALPO/BAA weight=1,
On 1960 Sep 04 at UT00:00? Miranova (Russia or Israel) observed a TLP at an unnamed lunar feature: "Spectral photom. of some lunar obj. in 4250, > 5000A bands. Spectral plates". Cameron suspects luminescence? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=730 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1982 Nov 28 UTC 23:35-23:55 Observed by Foley (Kent, UK, Antionadi III, Transparency Moderate) - Colouration Seen - Ref: BAA Lunar Section Circular. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1975 May 23 P.W. Foley (Wilmington, UK, 12" reflector, x200, x360, x624, atmospheric clarity good, seeing III from 20:15-22:30, but the clouded out at 22:30, and from 23:15-01:15 seeing was IV-V with poor transparency) observed (22:20-20:45 UT) variation in the SE corner of the Aristarchus, namely the usual dark bands were alternating light to dark, not in keeping with otyher crater features. This effect was not linked to atmospheric turbulence. Also projected image of bands beyond the crater W. wall were repeatedly noted. The observer broke away from observing at 20:45UT to make a telephonealert call. At 20:55UT they noted that the area between Vallis Schroteri and Herodotus seemed very light/bright, also the E. exterior of the crater wall of Herodotus. From 21:01-21:11 A slight blueness was seen to extend from the NE corner of Aristarchus, along the exterior rim, acrossand beyond Herodotus to the SW. A tgorough search was made of many bright areas, both near the terminator and to the E., but no blueness could be detected elsewhere. A slight orange hue was noted along the E. limb of theMoon (Spurious colour). From 21:18;22:30 Aristarchus seemed normal again, and likewise the head of Vallis Schoteri too. The observer was clouded out from 22:30-23:15and from 23:15-01:30 the seeing was so appaling that no colour or projection of the bands could be seen. A Moon Blink was used during the session, but no colour was detected in this? Another observer, R.W. Rose (Devon, UK) observed 21:20-21:30 but had IV seeing, and saw nothing unusual, but commented that if TLP wactivity had been taking place, then they would probably not have seen it. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Colour seen between Aristarchus and Herodotus by P. Moore and G. North. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1964 Jun 23 at UT 04:45-05:05 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector, x180, S=4-1 and T=3) observed a blue-violet glare on the north east rim and a strong violet tinge in the nimbus. The effect was absent 1 hour earlier. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=821 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 2015 Mar 03 UT 23:58 Brendan Shaw (UK) saw a flash on the NW rim of Aristarchus on his computer screen - the camera was working in the near IR. Seeing was not very good at the time. Unfortunately this flash occurred in between imaging sessions. No other flashes seen, despite looking. The observer considerd the possibility that it might have been a cosmic ray detection, but cannot say for sure. The ALPO/BAA TLP weight=1.
On 1994 Apr 24 at UT 03:50 R. Manske (Waunakee, WI, USA) found that the Cobra Head appeared to have an obscuration on the top eastern half. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Riccioli 1974 Jan 07 UT 16:30-17:00 Observed by McKay (South Downs, England, 3" refractor, x135, S=IV boiling) "Bright spot and dark patch changing in size (atmos. aberr. ?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1385.
Aristarchus 1982 Nov 29 UT 21:47 Observed by P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK) flashes seen to NW. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
1969 Aug 26 UT 22:15-23:30 Observer: Whippey (Middlesex, UK, 6" reflector x177) "Small dark spot in oval whitish patch typoical under high sun for it." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID #1200. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1969 Aug 26 UTC 22:15-23:30 Observed by Whippey "Plato's defuse white patch in center flanked by two radial diffused bands diverging to S. wall. Later E. band disappeared under better seeing. NASA catalog weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=1."
On 1960 Sep 04 at UT00:00? Miranova (Russia or Israel) observed a TLP at an unnamed lunar feature: "Spectral photom. of some lunar obj. in 4250, > 5000A bands. Spectral plates". Cameron suspects luminescence? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=730 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
During an eclipse of the Moon the crater appeared normal until it emerged from the shadow. In the north east the dark floor was not its normal hue and two light areas appeared to join. The emerging patches became less and less bright, finally disappearing at 0345 UT when the crater returned to normal. Cameron 2006 catalog extension ID=10 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
1963Dec29/30 UT 22:00-03:00. Doherty (Small Thorne, UK) 8.5" reflector, x110, x200 & x274, S=8-8.5, T=8, Moon 57 deg in alt) and 3 others, using the same instrument, saw a bright purple- blue patch in Aristarchus. Other areas checked for colour and none sen elsewhere. Attempts were made to contact observers elsewhere but with no success. Sketch made and shows the patch covering the floor area of Aristarchus and extending out beyond the east rim. Patch was elliptical in shape and the semi-major diameter was approximately 2/3rds of the diameter of Aristarchus, or about 27 km. The event lasted 5 hours and gradually faded. NASA catalog weight=5 (very high quality)". ALPO/BAA weight=4.
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.
1982 Mar 08 Daniell UT 22:49-22:57 P.Madej (Hudersfield, UK) - A colour and brightness anomaly was seen a TLP alert was put out. Cameron 2006 catalog extension weight=165 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1980 Aug 25 at UT06:55-07:10 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4.5" reflector, x40-150, seeing=4 and transparency=4) found the west wall bands of Aristarchus to be faint initially and at 07:00 a pale red colour appeared suddenly (and lasted for 2 minutes) on the inner south east wall, and then into south west BS to the west BS. "BS" meaning in Bartlett's notation a bright spot. There was no violet glare this time. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=106 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1984 ??? ?? at UT11:00-12:00 Jean Nicolini (Campinas, Brazil) saw a daylight TLP in Aristarchus crater. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1905 at Feb 19 at UT 18:00-19:03 Moye (Montpelier, France) observed Aristarchus shining as a star in the dark, during a lunar eclipse. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=320 and he weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
In 1950 Apr 02 at UT 20:00 Chernov (Russia) observed two dark spots in Atlas during a penumbral phase of a lunar eclipse to quickly darken and become sharp in detail. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=524 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1959 Mar 24 at UT 1851 Chernov (Russia) observed the follwing in Oceanus Procellarum during a lunar eclipse: "During penumbra of ecl. separate light pts. were sharply g?listing?. Possibly connected with transparancy of the penumbra. (time given was 0851 UT but must have been loc. time p.m. penum. phase started at 1756UT & umbral at 1916UT)". The cameron 1978 catalog ID=717 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1960 Sep 04 at UT00:00? Miranova (Russia or Israel) observed a TLP at an unnamed lunar feature: "Spectral photom. of some lunar obj. in 4250, > 5000A bands. Spectral plates". Cameron suspects luminescence? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=730 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1968 Apr 13 at UT05:00-05:45 Cameron and Laczo (Greenbelt, MD, USA, 6" refractor, x50, 36" reflector x400, 12" reflector x80, seeing= excellent) observed for the folliwing craters: Aristarchus, Pytheas, Euler?, Censorinus, Plinius?, Proclus, Menelaus, Manilius: "Star-like pts. in the craters. Only Aris. identified certainly, rest fairly certain except Euler & Plinius. Seen in 6-in refr. at 50x but not in 36-in refl. at 400x where they were bright, but not star-lie pts. Seen later in 12-in refl. at 80x. In another bldg. Seen 1st @ 1/2h before totality ended, but not earlier dur. tot. tho't by author (WSC) to be geom. & instrumental = power effect". Chilton, K.E. reports in RASCJ that another observer did not report any of what the Greenbelt observers saw at all?The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1065 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1892 May 11 at 22:53UT an Unknown observer, during a partial eclipse noticed an extension of the Earth;s shadow beyond the north cusp. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=278 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1892 May 11 at 22:53UT an Unknown observer, during a partial eclipse noticed an extension of the Earth's shadow beyond the south cusp. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=278 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1975 Nov 18 at UT 19:38-23:34 Moore (Johannesburg, South Africa, 2" refractor, S=II), Peters (Kent, UK, 8.5" reflector, x120, S=IV), Good (Guilford, UK, binoculars), Foley (Dartford, Kent, UK, 12" reflector and photographs), and McKay (Kingston, England, UK, 6" reflector, x48) observed the following in Aristarchus during a lunar eclipse: "It appeared much fainter than ever before seen in ecl. by Moore. Fainter than Proc., Cop., & Tycho. Others rated brightness in order-- Hell, Stevinus, Furnerius, proc.; & Proc., Tycho, Hell, Aris. Photos confirmed dimness of it. For some observers it became invis. at S=II (good). Good ranked at least 4 other craters brighter than Aris. & that at 2035h it dimmed. Earthshine cond. extraordinarily good. Peters, at S=IV (fair?) rated Aris. brightest". At 23:50UT LeCroy Jr and Sr (Springfield, VA, 4.5" reflector, S=7) observed four glowing spots on the Moon during a lunar eclipse (including Aristarchus). At 23:50UT Aristarchus was an oval shape with no details seen. It had a ray extending from the south west rim (normal). The north rim was slightly blue and the south west rim very very slightly red. At 23:55UT it was clearing and details showed. At 00:02UT it was clear. Sketches were provided. Cameron comments that the colours fit Fitton's predictions on spectral dispersion in our atmosphere from atmospheric inversions. The brightness measued was 10+ and normal should be 9, and the plain is 4.5. The Moon's altitude at the LeCroy site was 45 deg. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1418-1420 and weight=5 (1-0 for LeCroy report). The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1974 Jan 08/09 UT i18:15-00:00 Observed by Billington (England), Robinson (Devon, England), Amery (REading, England), Moore (Selsey, England) "Orange & viol. hue in crater seen by Billington. Robinson, Amery & Moore reported neg. blink results at this time. (Prob. chrom. aberr., Moore concurs)." NASA catalog weight=0. NASA catalog ID #1386. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1989 Aug 17 at UT 01:02-04:20 G. Kolvos (Thesaloniki, Greece, 4"reflector) measured (using photometry) that although there was a gradual fade over the Moon as the eclipse progressed, there was a 2"% rise in brightness of Aristarchus.Graphs were submitted and photos. A.C. Cook supplied CCD images and CCD photometry. A photograph by Conway (Sun Prarie, WI, USA) at the start of the eclipse reveal a bright colourless spot (aparently confirmed). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=373 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
In 1935 Jul 16 at UT 05:01 deWitt (Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 12" reflector) "Photos in lunar ecl. indicate a probable fading of Grim. floor a possible fading of S. tip of Ricc. spot, a possible enlargement of halo around Linne, a possible, but unlikely darkening of Schick's dark areas & no effect on Eratosthenes or white spot E. of Webb. Linne enlargement more pronounced at 1902 ecl. than at any other time. Fading of Ric. spot was pronounced on May 14, 1938". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=413 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
In 1902 Oct 17 at UT 04:35-06:00 Seen by S.J. Johson and also in another report(s) by Brink, Swift, Wilson () observed a "Dark band, no color, across center of moon dur. ecl. Copernicus brighter than Tycho. Aristarchus brightest of all. Drawing by Brink & Wilson at 1725(=0525UT)(Confirm. -- time given=16th at 1635-1800 = 17th at 0435-0600 on present UT system". The Cameron 1978 vatalog ID=314 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
In 1921 Oct 16 at UT 22:00-00:00 Genin and others (Russia) observed during a partial eclipse that different parts of Aristarchus crater had brightness of phosphorecence. Cameron says that this is independent confirmation. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=383 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1971 Aug 06 at UT 20:30 Chernov (Crimea?, Ukraine, Soviet Union) observed a dark spot in Riccioli that was very dark for 3 minutes, before coming out of shadow - however the dimensions were normal. This was during the lunar eclipse. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1305 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1884 Oct 04 at UT 22:00 Bye (Brussels, Belgium) observed during an eclipse that the peaks were visible as brilliant points with slight red aureoles during a lunar eclipse. Cameron says that this was a confirmation of #2443. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Parsehlan of England? saw Tycho as a 2nd magnitude star during a total lunar eclipse. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=244 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1975 Nov 18/19 at UT 23:15-0005 LeCroy Jr and Sr (Springfield, VA, 4.5" reflector, S=7) observed that Delambra was one of four glowing spots on the Moon during a lunar eclipse (including Aristarchus). At 23:50UT 3 of these patches emerged from the dark and appeared as bright spots compared to other craters "Älbedo=10+". The Albedos of Manilius and Delambre were 8.5 at 00:05UT. Details became apparent in all 3 features. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1419 abd weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1975 Nov 18/19 at UT 23:15-0005 LeCroy Jr and Sr (Springfield, VA, 4.5" reflector, S=7) observed that Manilius was one of four glowing spots on the Moon during a lunar eclipse (including Aristarchus). At 23:50UT 3 of these patches emerged from the dark and appeared as bright spots compared to other craters "Älbedo=10+". The Albedos of Manilius and Delambre were 8.5 at 00:05UT. Details became apparent in all 3 features. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1419 abd weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1975 Nov 18/19 at UT 23:15-0005 LeCroy Jr and Sr (Springfield, VA, 4.5" reflector, S=7) observed that Menelaus was one of four glowing spots on the Moon during a lunar eclipse (including Aristarchus). At 23:50UT 3 of these patches emerged from the dark and appeared as bright spots compared to other craters "Älbedo=10+". At 23:55UT a ray appeared out of the north east rim of menelaus (Normal?). It appeared just before the artea emerged and increased in brightness. At 23:58UT it decreased and continued to do so. The north east edge of Menelaus appeared very dark at the point that the ray was extending from SW edge (a ridge there) and apperared to obscure features along its path (Albedo=9). The Albedos of Manilius and Delambre were 8.5 at 00:05UT. At 00:05UT the rays were still apparent but seemed to have returned to normal. Details became apparent in all 3 features. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1419 abd weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1971 Aug 06 at UT 21:00 Chernov (Crimea?, Ukraine, Soviet Union) observed that two large spots in Atlas were not visible in the penumbra after totality (brighter than normal?). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 1306 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1893 Sep 25 at UT 21:00? Gaboreau (Paris, France), saw a shaft of light projecting from the Moon. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=281 and weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
40.5W, 45.7N 1965 Nov 09 UTC 04:59 Observed by McCord (Mt Wilson, CA, USA, 60" reflector + spectrograph) "Line depth anomaly, low compared with 23 other areas". NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #912.
On 1888 Jan 28 ~UT 23:20 Dyer observed that in this fairly bright lunar eclipse was a dark isosceles triangle, with the base to the north. Other observers noted this effect.
On 1978 Mar 24 UT16:10-17:45 Anderson (England?, 8" reflector, x55 and x155). Censorinus seemed brighter than normal. Cameron 2005 catalog report ID=26 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1978 Mar 24 UT16:10-17:45 Anderson (England?, 8" reflector, x55 and x155). noticed a faint twinkling star like point in Dionyius - remained constant but when changed to x155 at 16:25 the effect was at the limits of visibilty. - suspected that this was due to the atmospheric conditions. However this effect was not seen in Aristarchus. By 16:45 the twinkling area got brighter, but went back to normal at 17:45. Cameron 2005 catalog report ID=26 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus & A 1965 Nov 10 UTC 01:25-01:57 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector, S=6, T=6) "Viol. tinge & radiance around nimbus; used red filter. Aris. A became larger." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #913.
On 1975 Mar 27 at UT22:30-01:45 P.W. Foley (Wilmington, Dartford, Kent, UK, 30cm Newtownian) observed blueness along the inner southern wall of Plato. This is a BAA report. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1975 Mar 28 at UT22:30-23:42 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) observed orange/red in Aristarchus. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1989 Feb 22 at UT03:48-03:58 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" refractor, x56, seeing=4/10 and transparency=4) found that the floor of Proclus was a "uniform grey" shade and the east wall was bright. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=357 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1984 Nov 10 at UT19:15-19:50 R. Moseley (Coventry, UK, the Moon's altitude was low) noticed that the region from the central peak and over and onto the east wall looked unusual. 8 bands were visible, "two on E. wall of c.p. strongest, surrounding collar grey increasing intensely outward. Band at 2 o'clock position was very dark. Bright spot on W. wall at 4 o'clock position." A sketch was made that illustrates bands on either side with bright patch. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=252 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1988 Jul 31 at UT 07:09-08:10 D. Darling (Sun Prairie, WI, USA, 12.5"reflector, seeing=7/10 and T=3) did not detect the dark region on the south east floor of Proclus (the TLP from a few days earlier), but did see 2 "linear mounds". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=335 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 2011 Jan 21 at 22:30UT N.Longshaw (UK, 4" Achromatic refractor, x128 & x160, Seeing III, transparancy average) suspected on the eastern edge of Geminus, on the border of the crater filled shadow and the eastern illuminated rim, a brownish, almost speia hue. This extended for a short distance from the floor shadow into the illuminated rim width and spanned from the north to the south of the crater. For a comparison, Cleomedes was checked but nothing unusual was noticed in its shadow. The observer notes that Elger also saw a warm brown or sepia tone. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1966 Nov 11 at UT05:55-1000 Hall and Johnson (Port Tabacoo, MD, 16" x400, S=VG), Nordling (MD, USA), Genatt (Greenbelt, MD, USA, 6" refractor, x50, 20" reflector x400) and Wagman (Pittsburgh, PA, 30" refractor) observed the folloowing on Aristarchus: "Color ob c.p. detected with Trident MB, not seen vis. at Port Tobacoo. Network alerted & 6 responded. 4 did not see anything unusual; 2 others did & saw red on c.p. in 6-in refr., but not in 20-in refl. at 400x; other saw indistinctness. Port Taboacoo obs. took 5 rolls of film in blue & red & neutral. Phenom. not detectable on them, but focus poor. Blue images had most detail, whereas would expect red or neutral to. Phenom. still present at dawn in Moon Blink device". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=914 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.
Posidonius 1849 Feb 11 UT 02:00? Observed by Schmidt (Athens, Greece, 7" refractor) "Bright little crater in it was shadowless. Schroter saw repeated changes in it & others & once saw this crater's shadow replaced by a gray veil. Gruithuisen saw the same thing as Schroter in 1821." NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalog ID #128. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1975 Nov 18-19 UT 23:30-00:30? Observed by Foley (Kent, England, 12" reflector) "Deep blue-viol. spot in NW (IAU ?) interior corner. (seen occasionally with obscur. but dates not given)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1421."
On 1984 Nov 11 at UT21:00? Marshall (England) noted that there was no normal brightness on the floor to most southernmost craterlet. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=253 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 May 20 at UT 11:15 D. Weier (Sun Prairie, WI, USA, naked eye and 7x50 binouculars, sky conditions excellent) noted that Aristarchus and, an area, were very bright to the eye. In binouculars the feature was quire sharp and distinct, "> anything else on the Moon". The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=447 and the weight=2. The ALPO/bAA weight=1.
On 1980 Aug 29 at UT07:32 D. Loudernack (South Bend, WA, USA, 8" reflector, x140) found the south wall to have a broad dark band (only visible in red light) at its base that covered nearly all of the southern half of the crater. The brightness reading was 8.4 (in blue light) and 4 (in red light). Cameron 2006 catalog ID=107 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1958 Nov 01 at UT 00:00 a TLP was seen on the Moon (location and observer not given). The Reference for this is Palm, 1967. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=702 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1964 Jun 29 at UT 07:05-07:33 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector x240, S=5, T=4) suspected a violet glare? on the EWBS of Aristarchus, but was too faint to be certain. The bright art of the floor was granulated and had a ceppery tint. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=827 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
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.
On 1981 Dec 16 at UT 17:45 B.W. Chapman, Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK, 11.5cm refractor, seeing II, trasnparency Fair) found the east outer ridge brighter in red - inclined to blue. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1981 Dec 16 at UT 17:45 B.W. Chapman, Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK, 11.5cm refractor, seeing II, trasnparency Fair) found the west inner ridge lighter in red, and so to the east and south- west floor. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1964 Jun 30 at UT 05:50-06:10 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA) observed the following in Aristarchus: "Nimbus only -- dark viol. hue. S. part of Aris. floor was granualated & a brown tinge -- changed to yellow & a brown tinge at 0500. First time he ever saw such a change in color. (this obs.listed in 210 & MBMW as June 20, but is a misprint)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=828 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1965 Nov 15 UTC 05:55-10:00 Observed by Hall, Johnson, Nordling (Pt. Tobacco, MD, USA, 16" reflector x400), Genatt (Greenbelt, MD, USA, 6" refractor, x50 & 20" reflector x400), Wagmann (Pittsburgh, PA, 30" refractor). "Color on c.p. detected with Trident MB, not seen vis. at Port Tobacco. Network alerted & 6 responded. 4 did not see anything unusual; 2 others did & saw red on c.p. in 6-in refr.. but not in 20-in refl. at 400x; other saw indistinctness. Port Tobacco obs. took 5 rolls of film in blue & red & neutral. Phenom. not detectable on them, but focus was poor. Blue image had most detail, whereas would expect red or neutral to. Phenom. still present at dawn in Moon Blink device." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #914. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
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.
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.
On 1882 Apr 11 at UT 21:00 Williams (England, 6.5" reflector) observed Plato at sunset (date Cameron gives is calculated from #229) and saw a curious phosphorescent glimmer in the crater where he had seen a luminous milky appearance before. at sunrise. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=230 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1821 July 25 at UT 03:30 Gruithuisen (Munich, Germany) observed, near Aristarchus, some brilliant flashing spots on the Earthlit side of the Moon. These disappeared after a short while then re-appeared. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=90 and weight=4. The ALPo/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Nov 11 at UT 17:00-17:30 E.V. Arsyukhin (Moscow, Russia, 3" reflector) saw three stationary dark spots suddenly appear in Mare Crisium. There was one on the north and the other two in the south west to south. They lasted approximately 30 minutes and then promptly vanished. Cameron says that it cannot be this date because the Moon was not visible at 17:00UT Suggests 05:00-05:30UT? The Cameron 2006 catalog ID ID=189 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Bright point on dark part. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=38 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA catalog weight=4.
In 1832 Dec 25 at 18:00UT Piazzi-Smyth (Edinburgh, Scotland) observed a bright spot near Aristarcus. The Cameron 1978 catalog weight=4 and the ID=112. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1912 May 19 at UT 20:50-21:00 Valier (France?, 4" refractor) observed a small red glowing area near to Promontorium LaPlace (25W 46N). The Caemron 1978 catalog ID=337 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1789 Mar 30 at UT 20:00? Schroter (Lillienthal, Germany) observed two flickering spots on the eastern edge of Grimaldi and near Riccioli. This was on the Earthlit side of the Moon. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 57 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1789 Mar 30 at UT 20:00? Schroter (Lillienthal, Germany) observed two flickering spots near Riccioloi and on the eastern edge of Grimaldi. This was on the Earthlit side of the Moon. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=57 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1912 May 20 at UT 21:00 Franks (6" refractor) observed the Leibnitz Mountains? (South Pole area) to have a small red glowing area on the dark part of the Moon. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=338 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
In 1933 Mar 30 at UT 20:00 Douillet (France?) observed in the Aristarchus region: "White. (in the dark part)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=404 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
1951 Apr 11 UT 02:39:30+/-15s L.T.Johnson (USA) observed a mag 7 flash S ofGrimaldi. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1968 May 02 at UT 01:20-02:14 Doughty (Red Bank, New Jersey, USA, 8" reflector, x120) observed a bright area in Aristarchus, surrounded by a faint glow. May have been atmospheric dispersion. Glow fainter at 01:56UT and imperceptible at 02:14UT. Kelsey and Ricker consider the observation abnormal. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1070 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Mare Crisium 1826 Apr 12 UT 20:00 Observed by Emmett (England?) "Black moving haze or cloud". NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID 109. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Grimaldi 1969 Jul 19 UT 20:39-20:45 Delaye (France, 25cm refractor) saw a bright bluish spot near Grimaldi. 20:43 a flash was seen by Thinon. Delaye saw flashes at 20:44 and 20:45. Between 21:00 and 23:00 (J. M. L.) da Silva (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19.5" refractor) saw a bright spot on the W (IAU??) of Grimaldi. However there is a bright spot near Grimaldi, so this maybe normal. NASA ID = 1167. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1975 Dec 08 at UT18:00-20:40 P.W. Foley (Wilmington, Kent, UK, 12" reflector, x60-x624, seeing II, slight mist) found Aristarchus to be less well visible than features such as: Grimaldi, Reiner, Darwin/Byrgius, Kepler, Plato and Sinus Iridum. Earthshine was exceptionally good tonight and was orange/red in colour. Photographs were taken and these confirmed the apparent dullness of Aristarchus. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1990 Mar 31 at UT 21:30 L. Jackson (England, UK?) observed a red glow in Earthshine in Gassendi as shown in a sketch. Apparently Gassendi can often show up red colours (according to Cameron) but rarely is this seen in Earthshine. Foley saw the sketch and suspects that the location was Gassendi. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=397 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Alphonsus area? 1949 Jun 01 UT 22:06 H.P. Wilkins (Kent, UK, 6" reflector x200) observed a bright white 1 sec stationary (mag 3?) flash in Earthhsine, close to the central meridian, and due E of Theophilus (potentially in the general area of Alphonsus?). The flash was approximately 6 km in diameter. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1970 Apr 11 at UT 22:04-23:00 Claudio Pamplona and Jackson Barbosa(Fortaleza, Brazil, 2" refractor, x160, seeing=fair) observed an obscuration over Peirce, in particular they could not see the crater wall and the crater itself was like a black pit. (Apollo 13 watch). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1238 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Mare Crisium 1826 Apr 13 UT 20:00 Observed by Emmett (England?) "Black moving haze or cloud" NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID = 109. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1984 Jul 05 at UT 00:00-01:25 Marshall (Medelin, Columbia, seeing=II) observed that Censorinus was much less bright than Proclus (confirmed by CED readings). Cameron 2006 catalog ID=247 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1984 Jul 05 at UT 00:00-01:25 Marshall (Medelin, Columbia) found Proclus to be much brighter than Censorinus (which of the two was abnormal is a question) - though he thought that Censorinus looked dull. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=247 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1969 May 22 at UT23:20 an unknown observer reported some brightenings with pulsations in Aristarchus crater, Cameron suspects atmospheric aberrations. This was during the Apollo 10 watch. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1136 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1970 Apr 12 at UT 22:10-22:40 Censorinus was observed by Jean Nicolini (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12" reflector, x680). The crater had a visible reddish hue--gap in bright area on western slope. Colourless to pink to reddish. Environs also involved. Photographs were taken. (Apollo 13 watch). Cameron 1978 catalog TLP ID 1241 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1969 Jul 20 at 22:50-23:15UT Jean Nicolini (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12" reflector x430, S=II.5-III.5) saw a weak reddish area on the north west(east?) wall of Eudoxus crater. An English Moon Blink device showed it dark in blue and opaque in red. Reddening remained unchanged while comparing it to adjacent region and Aristotles. Colour index was toward dirty orange. Colour most apparent in the good moments of seeing and disappeared in the poorer moments of seeing, Cameron says that this is opposite to what was expected if the effect was atmospheric in origin and no colour was seen in Aristotles. Apollo 11 watch. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1177 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Messier 1968 May 05 UT 01:35-03:35 Observed by Delano (USA). No oclour noticed with Moon blink device, but Messier A's W. wall did brighten slightly over the 2 hours of observations compared to Messier's W wall. The ffect was less marked in the 2nd hour. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
North of Bessel 1969 May 1969 May 23 UT 22:54. Nelson Travnik (Observatorio Flammarion, located at 45.58W, 21.87S, f/15 10cm refractor, Kodak Tri-X, 1/15 sec exposure, sky conditions excellent). Dark spot photographed just north of Bessel - could be a photographic defect?. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Piton 1970 Apr 13 UT 22:06-01:30 Observed by Cutts (Waverton, UK) "Peak was bright (Apollo 13 watch. Shining in dark?)" NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1247. Similar illumination shown on Hatfield Plate 2E(left). ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1982 Aug 26 at UT 21:00 Arsyukhin (Moscow, Russia, 3" reflector) found that Poisson appeared hazy. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=181 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
------------ 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.
On 1972 Feb 23 at UT0010-0035 Fornarucci (Garfield, NJ, USA, 6" reflector, x250, seeing=fair and transparency=3.5). Shading usually visible west of it was not seen. Cameon comments that the albedo must have been at 5, where normally it is 4.5 and the nearby plain is 5). Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1322 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Theophilus 1978 Nov 08 UT 20:49-22:00 Observed by J.D. Cook (Frimley, 12" reflector, 6mm Ortho eyepiece, seeing III-IV) Orange discolouration seen on ESE crater floor. Moon blink tried, but no blink detected. By 21:10 the effect had lessened, but was still orange. By 21:50-21:58 the effect was smaller and perhaps more on the SE of the floor. Colour confirmed by Foley. Fitton may also have been observing. At 22:00 A.C. Cook observed and commented that a darkish, perhaps brown-orange colour seen - but suspected it was probably spurious colour - but by now the seeing was V. J.H. Robinson, whilst doing a Moon Blink sweep of several features, including Theophilus, had not noticed anything unusual 18:50-19:10. By 22:30-22:35UT, he still could not detect a blink, but noticed intermittent darkining on the shaded area on the E. floor, but seeing was now IV. The darkening was more noticeable in blue than red light. BAA Lunar Section observation. 2006 Cameron catalog ID #40 weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Fracastorius 1975 Apr 19 UT 19:47, 20:40, 20:45 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, UK, 26cm reflector) "Fracastorius had a blink - it was bright in red and darker in blue at these three times, and probably in between. This was possibly natural surface colour being detected?". ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Mare Crisium 1975 Apr 19 UT 19:47-20:37 Observed by Robinson (Teignmouth, UK, 26cm reflector) "Mare Crisium N. end of floor - blink (red and blue filters) in patches, bright in red. Blink stops at 20:37". ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus 1958 Nov 19 UT 21:00-21:20 Observed by Hole (Brighton, England, 24" reflector x500) and Wilkins, Wall and Brewin (Located in Kent, and other locations in England, and 15", 12" and ?" reflector telescopes) "Reddish patch on c.p. (S. of it) about 3 km in diameter. (indep. confrim)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very high). NASA catalog ID 706.
2 deg S of Maskelyne (29E, 1N) 1969 May 25 UT 01:15-01:56 Observed by Jean, Barry, Bernie, (2) Madison (Montreal, Canada, USA, 4" refractor) "Very vis. pink patch red as seen thru a yellow filter. Photo of bright red spot nr. Mask. (confirm. -- Apollo 10 watch)" NASA catalog weight=5 and 5 (very high). NASA catalog ID #1145.
Hercules 1970 Apr 14 UT 23:10-23:45 Observed by Jean Nicolini (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12" reflector, x680) "Vis. reddish-brown hue to shaded area. In crater -- different from Atlas. Phenon. stayed after moving telescope. Photos obtained. Not chrom. Abber. (Apollo 13 watch)" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1251. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
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.
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.
Plato 1964 Nov 14 UT 01:00? Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" refractor?) "Peak on E. wall brilliant white, strong blue band at inner base; on S. wall was a small, bright red spot." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #864. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Posidonius 1970 Apr 15 UT 21:05-22:10 Observed by Wanderley Nazareth (Sao Paulo, Brazil, reflector) "Intermittant pulsation. Drawing 20S interval for pulsations. (too long for atmospheric aberration? Apollo 13 watch)." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #1254. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1990 Apr 04 at UT 21:30-21:50 B. LeFranc (France?) reported observing a white flame effect in Copernicus crater (sketch made) - though Foley comments that the actual location was east of the crater. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=398 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1968 May 07 at UT 03:00-03:40 Kelsey (Riverside, CA, USA, 8" reflector) observed Messier and Messier A and noted the following: "The ray-tail halo (in N. ray) showed a possible enhancement in blue filter at 1st obs. per. but not seen at 0330. Later enhancement was indicated in red filter but not apparent at 0600h. The red enhancement is very unsual; but has been suspected on a few previous occasions. Not seen vis. (confirm. of Jean?)" The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Near and on Plato 1970 Apr 15 UT 21:45-22:04 Observed by da Silva (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 10" & 20" refractors) "Crater chain W. of Plato -- 3rd crater W. (Plato Y) was brighter than surroundings. Lozenge on W. wall (landslip?) was darker than inner wall. Bright part of wall was yellowish-white. da Silva reports this as neg. (normal aspects) obs (Apollo 13 watch probably normal as Y is a bright halo crater)." NASA catalog weight=0. NASA catalog ID #1255. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Tycho 1970- Apr 15 UTC 22:00-23:00 Observer: Nelson Travnik (Matias Barbosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 4" refractor, x250 & x400, seeing excellent, Wratten 15 and 23 filters used) "Slightly pulsating white glow on W. (IAU?) wall's external slope (Apollo 13 watch). NASA catalog ID #1256, NASA weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Oct 26 at UT 20:41-22:22 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK, seeing=II and transparency=good) found that a blurring effect on the crater Yerkes had spread to Picard (~3.5 deg brightness). The effect was not detected in yellow light from the Wratten 15 filter, but a brightness change was picked up in red Wratten 25 light. J.D. Cook found dark surrounding Picard bright illumination. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=188 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Yerkes-Picard 1982 Oct 26 UT 20:41-22:22 and 21:31 Observed by Madej (Yorkshire, England, Seeing II, Transparency Good) and Cook (Frimley, England, Seeing=II, Transparency Good) "(Madej) could not focus Yerkes as well as could Peirce. By 2041 effect extended to Picard (~3.5 deg). In W15 filter not apparent, but albedo change was very marked in W25 red filter. (M. Cook) at 2222 noted faint orange around Yerkes E. Spurious color seen in other areas. Color around Yerkes intermittent. In blue filter it was still orange. (J. Cook) at 2131 noted S rim of moon was orange & seeing was such that it was fizzing. Around Yerkes only orange tint - tending intermittent" Cameron (2006) catalog ID #188 & weight=5 (very good). ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Proclus 1972 Mar 24 UTC 16:29-19:22 observed by Hopp (52.5N, 13.25E, 75mm refractor) "Enormous brightening, vanished until 1922. Pattern changed from oval to circular several times."Hilbrecht and Kuveler, Earth, Moon & Planets, 30 (1984), p53-61
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.
On 1990 Apr 05 at UT 00:43-01:46 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 3" refractor, x90) observed that Bullialdus (the crater was in shadow) was pink in colour on the edge of its wall. The effect lasted from 01:15- 01:44UT and he could discern the terrace on the western wall. Comparisons were made to Tycho and Copernicus - all of which were normal. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=399 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1968 May 07 at UT 03:00-03:40 Kelsey (Riverside, CA, USA, 8" reflector) observed Messier and Messier A and noted the following: "The ray-tail halo (in N. ray) showed a possible enhancement in blue filter at 1st obs. per. but not seen at 0330. Later enhancement was indicated in red filter but not apparent at 0600h. The red enhancement is very unsual; but has been suspected on a few previous occasions. Not seen vis. (confirm. of Jean?)" The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Tycho 1940 Dec 09 UTC 04:00? Observer Barcroft (Madera, CA, USA). The NASA catalog states: "Some luminosity on W. rim of outer slope". 6" reflector used. NASA TLP catalog assigns a weight of 3 (average). NASA catalog TLP ID No. #481.
Alphonsus 1969 Jul 24 UT 01:00-02:35 Observed by Fournier (Lowell, 6" reflector x158) and Dillon (Massachuchusets, USA) "Fournier saw obscur. & red in crater. 1 of the dark halos (NE) was very difficult to detect -- seemed to be a whitish mist. Detail best seen in blue & green filters. Dillon found halo much lighter than usual, with sharp boundary washed out. Halo was darker thru blue filter, indicating red when it's normally bluisg-green. Next nite it was normal. Worsening weather stopped obs. (confirmation. Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog weight=5 (very good). NASA catalog ID #1185.
On 1992 May 11 at UT 20:20-21:00 R. Amendsensvej (Esbjerj, Denmark, 10" reflector, x333) noted that Copernicus had "almost no disturbance. Flash was seen between 2236:30 & 2236:40. Thus 10S". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=444 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Scarcely a trace of nebulae tonight. As long as to June 10 at 2000UT? A little blackness remained. (P. Moore thinks it was a LTP, WSC it was a permanent feature?) Drawing. Seen by Nevelius Emmett, J. Boroughbridge, England. The 2006 Extension catalog by Cameron assigns an ID No. of 4 and a weight of 1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1983 Jul 20 at UT 18:50-22:40 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12"reflector, seeing II-III) noted that the south wall of Plato at the 11 o'clock position, at the location of a cleft, was fuzzy on either side of the cleft. There was also a deep red colour along the cleft and the outside wall. The colour had gone by 22:40 though. All other parts of the rim of Plato were clear and distinct. M. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing III) sketched some obscurations at 22:03UT. At 22:08UT the red colour reduced to a red line and vanished by 22:37. The south wall obscuration varied in size and there was a possible obscuration at the 7 o'clock position. J. Cook (Frimley, UK, seeing II-III) confirmed Foley's and M.Cook's observations. Detail inside the crater was sharp, but colour oppoiste to what is usual. Price (Camberley, UK, seeing IV-V) a few km away had atmospheric ripples affecting his observations. At 21:36UT G. North described the south wall as odd in appearance and the terrain south of this was lacking in detail - this was odd because elsewhere Plato was nice and sharp. At 21:45UT though the north section of the crater was a hazy red. The cameron 206 catalog ID=224 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Sinus Iridum 2004 May 29 UT 20:44 Observed by Clementelli (Rome, Italy, 102mm diameter Vixen refractor 80-160x, sky conditions: clear, no wind) "A blue/violet streak, lasting ~10 minutes was seen on the floor of Sinus Iridum between crater Bianchini and Promontorium Heraclides. The suspect TLP mybe an effect of instrumental achromatic aberration, but there is the small possibility that the effect was real." A UAI observational report. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1983 Aug 19 at UT 07:15-07:30 D. Louderback (South Bend, WA, USA, 3" refractor, x150) found that the direct sunlit side of Mons Piton mountain (E) was brighter than (his designated) points C and D and this happened at the same time as some "blurring"at 07:15UT. The darker side, between C, A and B were not so dark through a red filter as through a blue filter (this was the opposite of what had been seen before at a high sun angle). Louderback suspects that there had been a colour change since he last observed. He also noted that in red light the whole lunar disk appeared fuzzy and out of focus. Louderback noted a 1 sec brightness on the east slope and the whole mountain sharp in blue light. The Moon's altitude was low though. Brightness measurements were 4 in blue light and >= 4.6 in red light and "so illdefined almost blended into plain". Cameon commnets that a telescope colour/focussing issue may have been at work here! The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=226 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1989 Jul 14 at UT 03:28 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA) found a darkening in the crater Proclus, but the shadow seen by Cook and Moore, from a few hours earlier was not seen. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=371 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1989 Jul 15 UT 02:00-04:20 Observed by Manske, Weier, Curtis, Keyes, Yanna, Norman, Knutson, Sullivan, Eichman and Radi (Carl Fosmark Jr. Memorial Observatory, Madison, WI, USA, SCT C11) "Manske initially observed a reddish tinge on the SE rim of Aristarchus. The colour was present in different eyepieces. Two other pinkish tinge areas were seen on the SE and NE rims. 4 of the observers did not see colour. Independent confirmation was made by Don Spain (KY) and Smith in LA. Full details can be found on the following web site: http://www.ltpresearch.org/ltpreports/LTP19890715.htm " An ALPO report.
On 1978 Jan 20 at UT19:10 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector) observed a red spot at the southern edge of Gassendi C. P. Moore (Slesey, UK, 15" reflector, S=II-III) reported nothing unusual 17:00-17:50. Turner and others reported negative at 22:01. Pedler (UK, 12.5" reflector, S=III-IV) though detected a yellow-orange tint on the east floor of Gassendi A but the effect faded during poor seeing moments. Cameron 2005 catalog ID=24 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Aristarchus 1967 May 20 UTC 20:15 Observed by Darnella (Copenhagen, Denmark, 3.5?" refractor) "Red spots on S.rim. Moon was low." NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #1036.
On 1969 May 28 at UT 02:18 Delano (Taunton? MA, USA, 12.5" reflector, x300, seeing=fair and transparency=good) through the red filter at 02:18UT saw a bright area on the west wall of Aristarchus crater become 2x brighter than normal then faded back to normal in < 1 min duration. The spot was 8km centred on sigma=0.682 and eta=0.397. No events seen at Kepler (Apollo 10 watch). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1149 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
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.
On 1980 Dec 18 at UT20:46-23:58 A.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 12" reflector, 40-250x, S=IV and transparency good) found the north west wall to be brighter in red than in blue light, however the effect faded during 21:29-21:41UT and was gone by 22:40UT. There was however spurious colour on the north west wall. M. Cook (Frimley, UK) found the central peak to be both bright and diffuse, and brighter in red than in blue light during 20:52-20:57UT, however at "22:53-23:58 c.p. very bright & previous area decreased in size. No detail in white or red, just visible in blue. Sketch (J. Cook) Orange out on NW rim & on NW side of c.p. Similar effects seen on other craters. (madej) c.p. & W. rim wall very sharp. c.p. disappears in yellow but still seen in purple. (pedler) c.p. > red than blue but no obstruction. W wall interior dusky, darker in blue." A.C. Cook's photo depicts the central peak as very bright. Cameron 2006 catalog TLP ID=120 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1969 May 28 at UT 02:18 Delano (Taunton? MA, USA, 12.5" reflector, x300) suspected a short duration flare up on the W wall of Aristarchus at 0.682 and 0.397, but it may have been due to poor seeing. No events seen at Kepler (Apollo 10 watch). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1149 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1992 May 13 at UT 20:16-21:29 several observers reported a TLP in Plato mostly concerning the visibility of floor craterlets, however observer seeing varied from III-V. North (UK, 18.25" reflector) reported "Colouration and floor craterlets very prominent. Seeing Antoniadi V, Transparancy Poor.". Foley (Kent, UK, 12" reflector seeing=III-IV) found the floor to be bright and in the better moment of seeing detected floor craterlets. The WNW spot was misty some of the time. Moore (Selsey, UK, 15" reflector, seeing V) had very poor seing conditions. J.D. Cook and M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 3.6" reflector, seeing II-III) used a CCD camera at 22:11 UT. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=445 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1967 May 20 at UT 21:05-21:20 Kelsey (Riverside, CA, 8" reflector, x300) using an English Moonblink device found colour on the south west part of the floor. Note that for the times given by Cameron, the Moon was below the horizon from California - so possibly these are local times and these times need to be correctly converted into UT? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1037 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1969 Jul 26 UT 02:15-03:00 Observed by Jose L. da Silva (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13" refractor) "Unusual brightness whole time in center of W. inner slope; rest of crater & Herodotus appeared normal. SW to NW inner slope had pronounced brightness. Aris. still in dark! Apollo 11 watch)." NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID=1186. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1969 Jul 26 UT 02:30-03:00 Observed by Mauro Migon (19" refractor), Julio Nogueira (10" refractor), Wairy Cardoso (13" refractor) all from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil "Crater was gray-bluish, different from any other region & unusually bright. Cardoso saw brightening, used blue, red, green & neutral filters. Apollo 11 watch, Jose da Silva says obs. no good, obs. was inexperienced. However it is similar to many other obs. with much experience)." NASA catalog weight=2. NASA catalog ID No. 1187. ALPO/BAA weight=1.