On 1987 Oct 03 at UT 01:0?0-02:00 R. Manske (Brooklyn, WI, USA, 8" reflector, x226) observed sunlight glinting of the walls in spectacular display of colours. White (even gold) was seen at the centre, and blue on the top most part of the rim. The white (or gold) band was thin in comparison to other bands. The observer suspects that this effect was terrestrial atmosphere related. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=307 and weight= 0. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1998 Mar 08 UT 19:30-20:10 S. Beaumont (Windermere, UK, 30cm reflector, Meade 23A and 38A filters, seeing III, transparency fairly good, some haze) observed a whitish misty effect seen bordering the shadows of the SE rim. It appeared intermittently and was not seen in the violet or red filters. Observers wonders if it could have been an effect associated with the Earth's atmosphere, which was unsteady with some haze. However, other craters appeared normal. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1985 May 30 P.Madej (Huddersfield, UK, 77mm refractor, x111 and x250, seeing II-III, transparency good) whole spectrum of colours seen on the central peak area, visible in both eyepieces, and was more prominent at the higher magnification. Not aware if the observer checked for this effects on other terminator peaks? xALPO/BAA weight =1.
On 1991 Jan 26 at UT 23:38-23:50 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, x159 and 3" refractor x90, seeing 5/10, transparency 3/6) found that Aristarchus was brighter through a red filter than through a blue filter on its western wall. He checked Aristarchus in two telecopes and obtained the same result. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=419 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 2013 Apr 22 UT 01:39-02:37 P. Zeller (Indianapollis, USA, 10" f/4 reflector, x200, seeing 6, Transparency 3 - scattered cirrus) observed visually (depicted in sketch) the two closely spaced NW wall dark bands) to have a rusty-red hue. The colour of these bands did not change over the period of the observing session. Images were taken, but resolution and image S/N is not sufficient to resolve separate bands here, or to detect colour. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1975 Dec 14/15 UT 17:05-00:30 Observed by Foley (Dartford, England, 12" reflector, S=II) and Moore (Sussex, UK, 15" reflector x250 S=IV) and Argent and Brumder (Sussex, UK). In early sunrise conditions, W. wall was less brilliant than usual -- matched only by Sharp, Bianchini, & Marian. Extraordinary detail could be seen on this wall. Also noted intense & distinctly blue color entire length of W. wall. 3 others corroborated detail, but not color. Moore found things normal & saw Aris. brightest at 2030-2125h tho Argent & Brumder made it < Proclus" NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catlog ID #1422. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1981 Aug 11 at UT21:05-21:36 G. North (England, seeing=poor) detected, in green light, a darkening on the floor of Plato. This effect was not seen elsewhere. J-H Robinson (Teighmouth, Devon, UK) detected on the SSE rim (inner and beyond) a triangle that appeared hazy in a wide range of filters at 21:05UT. However at 21:36UT it was only hazy in green and blue light. No similar effect was seen elsewhere. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=150 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1978 Oct 23 observing period: UT22:00-22:40 A.C. Cook (Frimley, Surrey, UK, 6" reflector, x144, 6mm Ortho eyepiece, seeing IV, red and blue filters used) saw at 22:10 a secctor on thwe western floor to be mainly bright in the red. The surface was bumpy here. The observer at the time commented that this was probably not a TLP, but no precise explanation given. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Torricelli B 1995 Apr 11 UTC 20:15 Observed by North (UK). "Colour moonblink reaction, and crater dull". BAA Lunar Section report. ALP\BAA weight=3.
On 2017 Feb 08 UT 01:45 A.Martini Jr (10" Schmidt-Cassegrain with ASI 120 MC camera +IR filter, Gain 40, Gamma 36, exposure 0.003 sec) saw on a computer monitor screen a flash to far to the west of Herodotus and Aristarchus at the location 54.53W, 23.5N. It had a duration of 0.5 sec and on a brightness scale of 0 = night side of the Moon to 10 = Aristarchus, ranked 7. Unfortunately they were not recording at the time. As there was no confirmation observation and it could be a cosmic ray air shower detection, the ALPO/BAA weight=1
NE of Philolaus 1948 May 20 UT 22:00-22:15 Observed by Baum (Chester, UK, 4.5" refractor) A distinct reddish tint suddenly appeared to the NE of the crater, and persisted for 15 min, before rapidly fading away. NASA catalog weight=3. NASA catalog ID #505. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1788 May 17 at UT 21:00 Schroter (Lilleanthal, Germany, 210x reflector) observed small depression, 1, near Aristarchus to be a bright spot, similar to Cameron 1978 catalog ID report #45. The Cameron catalog ID=48 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Dec 27 at UT 23:00 M. Price (Camberley, Surrey, UK, Seeing=III and transparency=good) observed that Piazzi-Smyth was brighter than Mon Piton at 23:00. Photographic atlas was checked to verify that this was abnormal. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=193 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 2004 May 02 at UT03:24 M. and L. van Son (Bremerton, WA, May 1st 7:24PM PST) saw a naked eye flash on the Moon. The observers were glancing up at the Moon in daylight when they saw a bright white flash (observer and his wife together) in the upper/mid Mare Serenitatis region, west of the crater Posidonius. "Larger than how Venus appears". "It was a quick flash like white, intense lightning. I'm not sure how to report degrees of arc but if the face we see is 900, and we start from the east then the flash occurred about 225 arc seconds to the west. This was observed by the naked eye, with clear skies between us and the moon." The observers checked for signs of aircraft vapour trails but could not see any. There is a possibility that it could have been sun glint from an Iridium satellite, but this needs to be checked out and usually these last longer than the observed effect. It would be useful to obtain whole Moon images under the same illunination and libration so that we can judge this observation properly. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Herodotus 1965 Jun 11 UTC 21:35-21:40 Observed by Porta, Garau (Mallorca, Baleares, 4" refractor x250) "Red glow in crater at 2140, then clouds stopped obs. After clouds, floor was abnormal rose color" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #879. ALPO/BAA weight=4.
On 1978 Mar 21 at UT 20:57 an Unknown observer observed a TLP in Aristarchus crater. The details for this report are still being looked up in the archives. In view of the uncertain details this TLP has been given an ALPO/BAA weight of 1.
Aristarchus 1982 Jul 03/04 UTC 20:55-01:08 Observed by Foley (Kent, UK, Seeing Antoniadi III) "Brightness variance" - CED 3.6-4.1-4.9. When the crater was dark it had a slate-blue-grey interior. Moore found the crater to be exceptionally bright and this was confirmed by J.D. Cook (CED 3.8-4.1). The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=174 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Jul 03/04 at UT 20:45-01:08 J.D. Cook (Frimley, Surrey, UK) found the Mare Frogoris area, north of Plato was pink at 20:45UT. Saxton found flashes in Mare Frigoris and near thye Alps. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=174 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Interior craterlets could not be seen and some of the walls and exterior features were fuzzy. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1965 Jun 12 at UT > 00:00 an unknown observer (Porta?) reported that the area of Herodotus and the Cobra Head expanded and the colour went to rose. The next night the floor was normal. In filters, phenomenon accentuated in orange. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=880 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Vieta 1923 Sep 23 UTC 19:00? Observed by Cernov (Russia, 2 refractors? x94?) "Both dark spots merged together even with 94x magnification. (due to libration &/or seeing?)" NASA catalog weight=1 (low). NASA catalog ID #389.
Aristarchus 1966 Jun 02 UTC 04:06-04:20 Observed by Jaeger (Hammond, Indianna, 6" reflector) "Brownish-yellow edge on ? rim. 2 other obs. this site saw nothing unusual." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #945.
Lichtenberg 1966 Jun 02 UTC 03:05-03:35 Observed by Schneller (Cleveland, Ohio, 8" reflector, slit spectrascope) "Red glow on W. wall (Schnller thinks this is "normal" reddening at SR; however, these vary according to Ricker), (This rep't is the only positive one from alert sent out to observe for J.Green's tidal predictions, See list of neg. obs.)" NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #944
On 1994 Apr 24 UT08:15 A.T. Brakel (ACT, Australia) noticed that Mare Frigoris appeared darker than the day before. This was during a Clementine watch. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Proclus 1973 Jan 17 UTC 21:35 Observed by Coates and Neville (both in England, 8" reflector x240) "Walls brilliant, dull white spot seen just S. of center of floor. Not nearly as bright as walls." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalogue ID #1359.
On 1881 Dec 05 at UT 17:09 Johnson observed a dark lunar eclipse. Aristarchus was seen as a white spot in the coppery disk and continued so. Cameron comments that this is the normal apeparance in an eclipse? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=226 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1906 Aug 04 at UT 12:30-13:30 Ward (England?) observed during a lunar eclipse Aristarchus to shine conspicuously. Cameron says that UT time is on the new system (as opposed to local time) with the mid eclipse at 13:00UT. The cameron 1978 catalog ID=325 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1938 May 14 at UT 05:00-09:25 deWitt (Nashville, Tennessee, 12" reflector) observed during an eclipse the fading of the dark spot in Riccioli to be pronounced. Cameron says that the mid eclipse was at 03:39, photos?. Cameron 1978 catalog ID=436 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Aristarchus 1959 Mar 24 UT 04:35-05:15 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 4" reflector x180, S=3, T=5) "Strong blue & blue-viol. gl. on E.wall, EWBS, SWBS with intermittent display. At this time he noted in his 5-in L a total disappearance of viol. gl. & reappear. 1 min. later. Altogether, found 4 such occurences in his records, in '54, '57, ' & '59." NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #716. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1975 May 25 at UT 05:00-06:00 an unknown US observer took a photograph of a lunar eclipse that shows Aristarchus gleaming white. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1406 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1975 May 25 at UT 05:00-06:00 an unknown US observer took a photograph of a lunar eclipse that shows a bright spot on the east (IAU?) rim of mare Serenitatis (Romer?). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 1406 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1985 Sep 28 UTC 20:54-23:52 P.W. Foley (Suffolk, UK) found (actually before 20:54 UT) brightness variance in Torricelli B. J.D. Cook (Frimley, UK) observed a brief blue coloured patch somewhere in the Torricelli B region, but could not pin it down precisely. At 22:50UT M.C. Cook (Frimley, UK, 30cm reflector, seeing III - occasionally V, transparency moderate to good) Found the crater to have an elongated appearance (in SSW-NNE direction) in white light, similar to the previous night. A bright elongated spot was seen on the NNE floor, close to where the wall should be. Not able to define the rim. There was a very dark surrounding area to the crater, similar to what it was on the previous night (roughly 1/4 brightness of Censorinus). 23:04UT brighter in yellow, then red, then blue. At 23:10 it was seen that blue filter dulled the crater - this was odd because both Censorinus and Proclus were brighter in blue, which is what he would normally expect. At23:15 UT Censorinus was brighter in blue, then yellow then red filters and some orange spurious colour seen to the south of Censorinus. At 23:23UT no spurious colour seen on Proclus or Censorinus. 23:46UT Torricelli B elongated as before, but a very faint ray might have been seen to the south west of the rim. This report is not in the 2006 Cameron catalog. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
eclipse an unconfirmed impact flash on the Moon. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
eclipse an unconfirmed impact flash on the Moon. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1994 Apr 25 at UT11:08 B. Soulsby (Australia) found a darkening on the north floor of Copernicus crater. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
In 1954 Jan 19 at UT 03:00 Porta (Mallorca, Baleares, Spain, 3" refractor, x50) observed the following during a total lunar eclipse: "3 brilliant yellowish-white spots between Picard & Peirce. Phosphor. light distinguished easily against gray-green background of mare. Irreg., intermittent. Did not perceive them all dur. totality. Next day had impression that all of area was less clear & lightly veiled.". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=561 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
1924 Aug 14 UT 20:00 Herodotus observed by Chernov (Russia, 2" refractor?). Weak luminescence seen in mid lunar eclipe. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=390 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Moving glows seen around the middle of the disk during a lunar eclipse. It is possible that the TLP referred to might have been from the 1783 Mar 18 eclipse instead?
On 1954 Jan 18 at UT 23:30-03:30 Dubois (Floira, France) observed in Oceanus_Procellarum and East Mare Fecunditatis, during a lunar eclpise (mid eclipse at 03:00) a spectrographic excess luminescence: 1) waxing totality max. sready near 445nm at 50' from centre of umbra; 2) waning tolatity, 470-505nm, max near 490nm, 25% at 50' from centre of umbra. Other observers noted a thin sliver of white on the edge of the Moon, despite it being in totality. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=560 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=5.
Aristarchus 1971 Aug 06 UTC 03:45 Observed by Nelson Travnik (Matias Barbosa, Minas, Brazil, 6" refractor) "Color photo showing crater very bright comp. with all other features. Says glare at Aris. (seen vis. ? Apollo 15 watch? Date typed 06-08-71. European format? if date = June 8, aux. data are same except solar 3-.14+ & fates & times of Perigee, apogee, & FM differ)." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1304. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1942 Aug 26 at UT 04:00 Haas (New Mexico?, USA, 12" reflector?, very clear sky and good seeing) observed (during an lunar eclipse) found an unmistakable lightening of a dark albedo area in Atlas. This area returned to normal darkness during the 4 houres after Atlas re-entered sunlight. Cameron says that the mid eclipse was at 04:00. The Cameron 198 catalog ID=489 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT18:46-21:42 P. Moore, (Selsey, UK) and others found that Aristarchus and Plato changed in brightness and colour during a lunar eclipse. Aristarchus was especially bright during the lunar eclipse. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT 18:46-21:42 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) and other observers noted Censorinus was exceptionally bright. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT18:46-21:42 Henderson, Sykes and Radley saw an obscuration near Le Verrier - a completely circular halo with dark mare showing through it for a duration of 15 minutes. This was during a total eclipse of the Moon. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT21:37 P. Moore (Selsey, UK) observed that Plato underwent brightness and colour changes, during a total lunar eclipse. At 20:07UT Madej observed a "slight anomaly in Plato". Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT 18:46-21:42 M.Mobberley (UK) observed that Schmidt was very bright compared to its surroundings during a total lunar eclipse. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Jan 09 at UT18:46-21:42 Bouron (UK?) observed that the west limb, during a total lunar eclipse, had dark orange on it. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=162 and weight=5. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1963 Dec 30 at UT11:00 many observers reported seeing a red glow on the North East (IAU?) limb of the Moon. This was also captured on a photograph. Cameron suggests eclipse geometry as an explanation. Thye Cameron 1978 catalog ID=792 and weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 2000 Jan 21 UT04:40 G. Emersen (Golden, CO, USA, 30cm focal length lens with Wratten 25 ref filter) took 43 CCD images of the eclipse of the Moon and on one of them at 04:40UT (exposure 0.3 sec) a relatively bright spot appeared in the southern part of Mare Fecunditatis. The spot looks sharper than the rest of the Moon and so might be a cosmic ray? CCD images taken from Washington D.C. by A.C. Cook at this time, do not show this spot, however exposures were at intervals of 0.25 sec and so might have missed this spot if it happened during image readout. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1921 Nov 15? UT 20:00? Observed by Chernov (Russia, 2" refractor x94) "Temporary increase in brightness of the light band at bottom noted close to FM. Crater actively noted in Oct. 10." NASA catalog weight=1 (very low). NASA catalog ID #384.
Kepler 1967 Oct 19 UTC 05:00 Observed by Classen (Pulnitz Obs. East Germany, 8" reflector) and Corralitos Observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector + moonblink) "It was 1 mag brighter than aristarchus when normally Aris. is 0.3mag. brighter than Kep. Corralitos MB did not confirm." NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalogue ID #1052.
In 1942 Feb 02 at UT 18:20-19:15 Y.W.I. Fisher (Brussels, Belgium) a whitish glow near the Earthlit limb, near to Kepler (37W, 7N). The duration of the event was 55 min. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=488 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=1. Ref. p220-221 IAU Symposium No. 14 - The Moon.
On 1975 Dec 19 at UT22:45 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK) suspected an anomaly in Aristarchus. Cameron 1978 catalog weight=1424 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1938 May 17 UTC 08:00 Observed by Haas? (New Mexico?, USA, 12" reflector?) "Floor-least bit greenish (other colors on other dates, e.g. Je 23, 7/22/37, & 7/15/38)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). ALPO/BAA weight=2. NASA catalog ID #437.
Messier A 1951 Aug 20 UT 01:48-03:00 Observed by P.Moore (England, 8.5" reflector, x350). Bright cloud like circular patch seen on S wall of Messier A. It was the brightest object in the vicinity. Observations ceased due to the Moon setting behind a tree. W.Haas thinks that this effect is not unusual at similar colongitudes. Moore checked again under similar illumination and still considers the Aug 20 appearance abnormal. NASA weight=4. NASA catalog ID #545. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Proclus 1973 Jan 21/22 UTC 23:57-00:25 Observed by Muller (located at 51.42N 8.75E) "Proclus much brighter than Cenorinus" 50mm refractor used. Ref Hilbrecht & Kuveler (1984) Moon and Planets Vol 30 p53-61.
On 1979 Sep 09 at UT08:00-08:15 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, x75 and photography used, seeing 4/10 and the Moon's altitude was 45deg) photographed Romer crater and recorded two adjacent bright cigar shaped objects - these were the same size as an observation made in 1987. Darling believes that these are ridges. Cameron comments that in LO-IV 192-3,2 a ridge is revealed on the inside wall that matches the description. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=66 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1982 Jul 09 at UT 01:05-01:25 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 12.5"? reflector, seeing III) found that Aristarchus was very bright and slightly blue. Cameron comments that Moore's eyesight is not very blue sensitive. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=175 and weight= 4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1982 Jul 09 at UT01:05-01:25 P. Moore (Selsey, UK, 12.5" reflector, seeing=III) found that Grimaldi A was the 2nd brightest feature on the Moon, and that there was colour detected with a Moon blink device on the floor of Grimaldi. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=175 and the weight= 4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Macrobius 1898 Dec 31 UTC 20:00 Observed by Goodacre (Crouch End, England, 12" reflector) "Interior nearly filled with shadow at sunset. Inner E.wall very bright-a distinct penumbral fringe to black shad. cast on it from W.wall. Seen best using high powers. (Firsoff & MBMW give date as just 1895 but must be wrong-phase - see app.ref.)" NASA catalog weight=4 and catalog ID #304. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
1964 Jul 29 UT 05:40-06:06 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA) "Nimbus only -- dark viol. hue. S.floor granulated, dull -- 6 bright. Faint yellow-brown tinge. Rest of crater 8." S=6, T=3- 2. NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #838. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1995 Apr 03 at UT 03:30 Unknown Observer (Transparency good) saw a darkening in the Cobra Head, Schroter's valley area of Aristarchus - the best example that he had ever seen. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=474 and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=. Reference - BAA Lunar Section circular 1995 Oct, p125 and personal communication from David Darling to the BAA on 6/6/1995. Note it is uncertain whether this refers to the Clementine mission or to somebody who observed during the Clementine mission, or somebody with that surname. Anyway if it is the Clementine mission then the date is wrong - possibly the year should have been 1994? The Cameron catalogue does actually mention a TIFF on Clementine mission? The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=474 and the weight=3. I am assuming that the year should be 1994 and not 1995? The ALPO/BAA catalog weight=1 until we can find out what the correct date is?
Aristarchus 1964 Jul 31 UT 02:00-02:23 Observed by Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector x180) "Deep ravine on E.glacis interrupted midway of its length by apparent break just below rim of craterlet assoc. with EWBS. Normally, ravine is seen continuous. Probable obscuration at pt, of break." S=7, T=5. NASA catalog weight=4. NASA catalog ID #834. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1944 Aug 12 at UT 04:00 H.P. Wilkins (Kent, UK, 8.52" reflector) observed that central craterlet in Plato was unusually bright and shows up as a bright white spot on his sketch - though this might have been artistic license in his sketch. His written notes refer to the unusual lack of a rim (especially the northern part) to this craterlet. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1979 Sep 16 at UT 08:00-09:00 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, x62-x97, clear, but Moon at low altitude) detected four new features that he had not seen before in Earthsine in comparison with what he saw on 16 Jul 1979, this time in the southern part of the Moon. pin-point flashes were seen within these bluish areas. Each time a flash occurred the gas clouds brightened (sometimes by 6x) for a few seconds. Cameron thinks that these are related to moving clouds on the Earth's limb e.g. mackeral sky. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=69 and weight=1. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Briggs A 1980 Feb 11 UT 06:30-07:00 Observed bt Butler_FC (Brixton, UK, 22cm Newtonian reflector, x64, x104, seeing IV). Found Briggs A to be brownish in colour at x64, however the colour vanished at 06:55 when x104 was used. Switching back to x64 the colour was still there but fainter. The colour fade may have been due to day light glare encroaching? Could not see this effect anywhere else on the Moon but did detect what he regarded as a permanent coloured spot (yellow) between Cruger and Grimaldi. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Aristarchus 1969 Aug 09 UT 01:00? Observed by Hiscott (Canterbury, 12" reflector) "Bright spots photog. on E. wall (EWBB) (crater wall seen in ashen light at this time accord. to LION obs.). Pearce, in BAA Circ. 5 (3) says LO 4, fr. 150 shows highlights in similar areas & in Cobra Head & are due to slopes.) Spots were on all 8 negs." NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #1199. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Herodotus 1969 Aug 09 UTC 03:00-04:03 Observed by Gomez (Sabadell, Spain) desribed in NASA catalog as: "Bright point on SE wall at 0300h, gone at 0322h. Brightened in blink device (Eng.) at 3:30:50, 3:41:36, 04:03:21" 12" reflector x155,x258,x388. Average weight=3 in NASA Catalog. ALPO/BAA weight=2,
On 1987 Oct 28 at UT 05:05 G. Hewick (UK) observed a 1 sec duration flash on the lunar surface (night side) whilst waiting to observe a lunar occultation of X17959. The colour was yellow and the brightness was approximately magnitude 1 - there was no movement. The location of the flare was between Daws and Vitruvius (17N, 29E).
James Short, Dr Harris and Mr Stephens saw initially a streak of light on the shadowed floor of Plato. They were not expecting to see any light to reach the floor. Shortly afterwards they saw a second streak of light parallel to the first and this shortly divided into two. Gaps in the mountains were found for both streaks, but they were unable to understand why one of the streaks divided into two. Cameron's 1978 assigns this TLP an ID of 20 and a weight of 5. The ALPO/BAA catalog assigns a weight of 1.
On 1969 Apr 20 at UT 20:00? Allen (Cambridge, UK, 8" refractor x50), seeing=good) saw an intense star-like point of 9th magnitude, with no angular diameter, 4-5x brighter than the surroundings in Earthshine. The observer did not think that it was a TLP, but Cameron considers the report is similar to many other TLP descriptions of Aristarchus in Earthshine. Marks (England, UK) who was observing at 20:20UT did not note anything unusual in Aristarchus. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1121 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1969 Apr 20 at UT 20:20 Marks (England, UK) noticed a patch on the western limb that was bright. He could distinguish Mare Frigoris, Aristarchus and the mare areas very easily. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1121 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1979 Sep 25 at UT00:40-00:51 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12.5" reflector, x62) found the crater to blow and fluctuate between magnitude approximately 4 and 5. Initially it was bright, then faded, then brightened again aggroximately x2 and then faded into the background. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=70 and weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Mare Crisium 1998 Jan 31 UT 17:15-17:35 R. Braga (Corsica (MI), Italy, 102mm f8.8 refractor, x180, with no diagonal, seeing II, Transparency poor). A very bright point located at 23N 54.5E this was normal! - what was unusual was that it vanished when viewed through a blue Wratten 38A filter (this filter absorbs red, UV, and some green light). The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1883 Mar 12 at UT 20:00 Hopkins (located somewhere in the eastern USA) saw a line of light-well seen (similar to Cameron's TLP catalog ID 235, except for the apparent phase. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=235 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1903 Mar 03 at UT 20:00 Gheury (London, UK) observed a star-like point in the dark side in Sharp(?) "Gray-blue marbling, glimmering, intermittent. (indep. confrm. of Rey?)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 316 and the weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
In 1937 Feb 15 at UT 16:00? Arkhipov (Russia) observed in Cassini: "Blue-greenish scintillating spots at bottom of crater were vis. on ashen light background. (confirm of Andrenko?)". The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=419 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1969 Jul 19 at UT 06:30 Whelan (Wellington, New Zealand) observed a pulsating glow in Aristarchus crater, extending towards the north. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1162 and weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1970 apr 11 atUT 05:29 Lucas (San Diego, CA, USA, 10" refelctor, seeing=fair) and others (Oregon, USA) obtained a photometric record of light level changes in Grimaldi crater. Visible reports by others during the same time. The photometer paper chart pen moved off scale on a 10mV scale adjusted to 1000mV. The peaks correlate with the visible observers from California and Oregon. Bright flashes, 3-5 events (confirmation during the Apollo 13 watch). The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 1237 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=4.
Messier 1981 Sep 03 UT 19:15-19:55 Observed by Evans (England, 254mm Newtonian, seeing II-III, transparency fair). "Messier was under going obscuration" BAA Lunar Section Circular report. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Sirsalis 1990 Mar 01 UT18:30-19:45 M. Holmes (Rochdale, UK, 21.5cm Newtonian, seeing Antoniadi I/II, Transparency very good) was observing in earthine and saw an intense blue spot "wink on" near to Sirsalis (sketch shows location on SE rim), until clouded out at 18:30. When the sky cleared at 19:15UT the spot was still visible but fainter, with a halo, the size of Sirsalis A. By 19:35 there was a loss of detail, region only a faint patch of light covering area twice the size of Sirsalis crater. Clouded out permanently at 19:45UT. Cameron 2006 catalog event #392, weight=0. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1967 Jul 20 at UT 07:00 Whelan, (Wellington, New Zealnd) saw a pulsating glow from Aristarchus crater, and this continued, although less pronounced. This was during the apolo 11 watch. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1172 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 1990 Mar 02 at UT 19:35-19:50 P. Williamson (Shropshire, UK, 14" reflector, x178, seeing=good and steady) noticed a yellow-orange glow in Gassendi (from a small illumnated crater?) in Earthshine at 19:35UT and by 19:40UT it had become very bright white, afterwhich it completely faded within 10 minutes. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=393 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
M. Price of Camberley, UK noticed that an area in relation to the central area of the floor could not be resolved. Averted vision was used, but this did not help to resolve detail. The crater was close to the terminator and was in general sharply in focus apart from the suspect area. No spurious colour seen. Sketch supplied.P. Foley wonders if the effect was due to the resolution limit of Price's scope? Cameron 2006 extension catalog ID=78 and weight=2. ALPO/BAA weight=2. 6" reflector x64 and x120. Seeing=III-IV and Transparency=good.
On 1969 Jul 20 at UT 0845 McIntosh (Auckland, New Zealand, 14" reflector) saw Aristarchus crater to be brighter in red light. This was during the Apollo 11 watch. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=1173 and weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Theophilus 1972 May 19 UT 23:48 Theophilus observed by Ruchatz (51N 10E, 60mm refractor, T=4, S=2) "Diminution of brightness of the S wall for a short time" - Hilbrecht and Kuveler, Earth, Moon & Planets, 30 (1984), p53-61.
On 1985 Jun 14 UT 21:16-21:40 Observed by A.C. Cook Frimley, UK, 30cm reflector, seeing IV, transparency moderate, very litle spectral dispersion noticed - Wratter 25 and 44a filters used) UT 21:16-21:19 Censorinus slightly brighter in red and more detail seen. Observed other features before and after this. Checked again UT21:31-21:40 - same appearance. Torricelli and Torricelli B in comparison looked normal with other craters of similar size. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Sabine 1967 Sep 11 UTC 00:32,00:45 Observers: Jean at al. (27 obs., 21 telescopes, Montreal, Canada, 3-6" refractors, reflectors) "A black, rectangular-shaped cloud vis. in M.Tranquill, moving W-E (IAU ?) & dissipated nr. term., surrounded by viol. colour. Bright yellow flash at 00:45, (obs. in response to request to obs. impact of Surveyor V at 0046) NASA catalog weight=3 (good). NASA catalog ID #1043.
On 1988 Jul 21 at UT 01:00? an Unknown observer (name and geographical position not given in the cameron catalog) detected a darkening on the floor of Proclus crater - this was also seen by other observers - some of whom were making observations independently. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=330 and the weight=1.
On 1970 Apr 13 at UT09:00-09:03 Whelan (Walters, New Zealand, using a 10" reflector) observed Menelaus to have a deep red cloud that seemed to surge upward from outside the southern edge of the crater wall and disperse around the outside edge, spreading out on reaching Mare Serentiatis. All clear again though by 09:03UT, (Apollo 13 watch). Drawing supplied. Cameron 978 catalog ID=1246 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Large plume-like diffuse cloud over central peak, very large compared to central peak (@ approx 30km diameter) with intensity much different from other parts. Brightness between walls and shadowed floor. Would take 3 minutes to collapse, so continuously fed. 13-14 days later, at SS, central peak was normal. Kuiper took photos after Kozyrev's observations, but saw nothing abnormal. Drawing. Haas saw nothing in 12inch reflector at the time. Cameron 1978 catalog TLP ID=705 and weight=4. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Alphonsus 1966 Jun 26 UT 04:30-04:40 Observed visually by D.Harris and E.Arriola (Whittier, CA, USA, 19" reflector x146, and spectrum, S=4, T=1-0) "Absorp. spectrum (visual) of c.p. band at 475+/-5nm (1st est.); 2nd est. at 485+/-5nm. Band degraded towards the viol. Band nr.Hydrogen Beta. as if abnormally broadened. So sign of anything unusual visually in central peak in white light. Absorption appeared only on C.P., not over walls. Calibration corrections put band at 491+/-4nm" NASA catalog weight=5. NASA catalog ID #948. ALPO/BAA weight=5.
On 1988 Jul 22 at UT 02:15-04:00 P.W. Foley (Kent, UK, 11" reflector) made a sketch of a dark area of the (East) floor of Proclus that revealed a large anomalous dark region - there should be no shade here when the sun is at an altitude of above 50 deg!. BAA lunar section archives reveal similar dark shadings - however on this night it was a different shaped dark area. The appearance was confirmed by several observers. Foley reported that the region affected stretched from Proclus to Theophilus. The TLP was seen in the USA too by D, Darling as early as 01:31UT and by others on his TLP network - brightness measurements of the "c.p." were 3.5 and the remainder of the floor was 5.5. However the observers did not all agree on the same position for this dark area. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID= 331 and the weight=2. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Herschel 2005 Aug 13 UT 00:07-00:29 Observed by Daniel del Valle Hernandez (Aguadilla, PR, 8"SCT, x225, S=7, T=4) "Interesting configuration of shadows with umbra and penumbra. Effect seemed to reduce over time." An ALPO report. The ALPO/BAA report=2.
Purbach 1970 Apr 14 UT 12:00-14:00 Observed by Osawa (Awajt-Shima, Japan, 8" reflector, x288) "Photos in blue and orange taken. Ill- defined obscur. in blue photo in S. part of crater compared with orange. (neg. is so faint it is doubtful. Apollo 13 watch. Similar to Alter's findings in Alphonsus)." NASA catalog weight=2 (low). NASA catalog ID #1250.
Apr 25 UT 20:20 Observed by Bentley (England, 8" rteflector x320, S=VG) "Flashing star-like pts, in area beyond the terminator, (atmosphere?)" NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID #1124. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Plato 1970 Apr 15 UT 05:38-05:40,05:51-05:53 Observed by Cross (Las Cruces, NM, USA, 108mm Schiefspiegler or 152mm refractor, S=6, T=5.5=VG). The observer noted a lack of detail inside the crater floor, despite visibility of detail outside the crater. Spectra were normal for color. (obs. similar to historic reports. Apollo 13 watch?)" NASA catalog weight=1 and catalog ID #1253. ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Alphonsus 1958 Dec 19 UTC 20:00? Observed by Wilkins (Kent, England) decsribed in the NASA catalog as: "Reddish patch on central peak" 15" reflector used. NASA catalog weight=4 (high). NASA catalof TLP ID No. 711.
On 1994 Apr 19 at UT 22:00 R. Knopp (Berlin, Germany) noticed a darkening of the interior of the crater Atlas. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Eratosthenes 1954 May 11 UTC 20:00 Observer: Catermole (UK, 3" refractor) "Central peak invis. tho surroundings were sharp". NASA catalog ID #563, NASA weight=4 (high). ALPO/BAA weight=2.
Plato 1982 Nov 24 UT 22:00-23:30. K.P. MArshall (Columbia, 12" reflector, x100, x200, x480, seeing III, reasonably steady, but some turbulence. No craters could be seen on Plato's floor, despite observing conditions being acceptable. The floor was evenly toned, and the walls were sharply defined. By 23:10 there was a suspicion that the central craterlet was there, but he could not quite make it out, even with averted vision. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alpetragius 1889 Sep 4 UTC 02:30-03:00 Observed by E.E. Barnard (Lick Observatory, CA, USA, 36" refractor x150, x700) "Shadow of CP diffused & pale. Entire inside of crater seemed filled with haze or smoke. Shad. of E.wall was black & sharp. CP & floor seen thru haze. No other craters showed this appear. (date&time rep't=Sep3, 1830L.T)." N.B. Sun above the horizon at 02:30 - sun sets at Lick at 02:37! NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #264. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
In 1962 Sep 09 at UT 01:42-02:00 Bartlett (Baltimore, MD, USA, 5" reflector, x180, S=5-4, T=3) observed in Agrippa the shadow of the central peak to be grayish, not much darker than the floor, estimated at 3deg bright, whereas on 1962 Jul 12, at col 28deg, in the 5" telescope the dhadow was anormal black and sharply defined against the floor which was 3 deg bright. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=768 and the weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=2.
On 2009 Apr 05 at UT 01:03-01:31, 01:44 and 02:30 J. Albert (FL, USA, 11" reflector, x224 and x311, transparency 4-3 and seeing 5-6/10) noted a tiny point on the south east rim of Plato, adjacent to the east wall shadow. It was first seen at x311 without filters, then in both Wratten 25 (red) and Wratten 38A (blue) - it was faintest in the latter. The spot was probably a high point on the south east rim. By 01:28UT the spot was no longer visible in the blue filter, but could still be seen well in red and white light. No change was seen during rechecks at 01:44 or 02:30. The observer considers that this was not a TLP as it was on the limits of detectability and anyway observing conditions were poor. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1986 May 18 at UT 20:45-22:25 M. Mobberley (Suffolk, UK, seeing II- IV) found that the central craterlet of Plato was an Žasily seen "white splodge" although it was quite difficult to see when imaged with video. Foley and Cameron comment on IR sensitivity of the CCD camera used. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=285 and the weight=1. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1988 Jul 24 D. Darling (Sun Praire, WI, USA, 12" reflector, x150, S=7/10, T=3) observed the following in Proclus: "At 0213 the previously observed gray area was 1/3 of July 22 and V shaped and fanned out across the floor. Could see hint of knot seen before. Craters named in 7/23/88 (#319) were all normal this time too". Is it possible that this report refers to the crater "Gray" rather than "Proclus" as the column field suggests in the Cameron catalog? The Cameron 1978 catalog ID=333 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA catalog weight=2.
On 1981 Sep 08 at UT 21:28-21:34 P. Madej (Huddersfield, UK, seeing III-IV and trasnaparency good) observed a light orange transparent cloud extending from the north east inner corner across over the floor of Plato. Camero comments that this report was confirmed by 3 othr observers. The shape of this clud varied. The Cameron 2006 catalog ID= 153 and weight=4. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Dawes 1973 Feb 12-23 UT 22:30-01:20 Observed by Porter (Narragansett?, RI, USA, 6" reflector x96, S=9, T=0-4, alt=55-75deg?) "Brightening of some of permanent pts. monitored while others stayed steady & normal brightness. (Other nites' obs. suggest that he saw end of dimming event & return to normal). Distinct fluctuations." NASA catalog weight=4 (good). NASA catalog ID #1361.
On 1963 Nov 27 at UT 03:00 Olivarez (New Jersey?, USA, 17" reflector) and Fisher (Colfax, CA, 8" reflector, x300) observed a red glow in Anaximander in the dark part of the Moon. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 784 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1963 Nov 27 at UT 03:00 Olivarez (New Jersey?, USA, 17" reflector) observed a red glow in Aristarchus in the dark part of the Moon. The Cameron 1978 catalog ID= 784 and weight=5. The ALPO/BAA weight=3.
On 1979 Dec 29 at UT 17:45-18:20 Crick (Merchtem, Belgium, 6" reflector, x140, seeing=III) found a violet spot in the NW inner wall. The floor was obscured of detail on the northern half. All other regions studied appeared normal. Observer unsure if this was a TLP or spurious colour. Cameron 2006 catalog ID=80 and weight=3. ALPO/BAA weight=3.
Gassendi 1979 Dec 29 UTC 20:09-22:04 - Observer: Cook (Frimley, Surrey, UK) "Colour seen - almost certainly spurious colour and not a TLP". ALPO/BAA weight=1.
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 1991 May 24 at UT 20:00? Romualdo Lourencon (Sao Paulo, Brazil, 60mm refractor, seeing=III) detected a circular cloud in Jansen B and H? (Gazateer report says F and K). "The crater of the event 100km diam. compared to Copernicus, dark with crescent obscured region below it. Was S of Jansen. A circular depression there was before LTP in darkness. Wonders if circ. depr. was shadow of cloud? The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=428a and the weight=3. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
On 1988 Jul 25 at UT03:15 H. Davis (Madison, WI, USA) stated that Proclus was normal apart from a "slightly darker area in SW (Ast) SE (IUE) corner." The Cameron 2006 catalog ID=334 and the weight=0. The ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Alphonsus - 1966 Aug 27 UTC 06:05-06:25 observed by Haris, Eastman, Bornhusrt, Cameron, astronet observers (Tucson, AZ, USA - 21" reflector x200) and by Corralitos observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector) "W. dark-haloed area varying & the small dark-haloed (40%) area also varying. Seen by others present incl. the author (WBC) who attributes the variations to "seeing". Not confirmed by Corralitos MB." NASA catalog weight=1 (low). NASA catalog ID=968.
Ross D area - 1966 Aug 27 UT 06:06-06:25 observed by Harris, Eastman, Bornhusrt, Cameron, astronet observers (Tucson, AZ, USA - 21" reflector x200) and by Corralitos observatory (Organ Pass, NM, USA, 24" reflector) "Obscuration on E. wall, bright area E. of crater at its brightest. (I (WSC) was present at obs. but did not note anything not attributable to bad seeing, but am not familiar with the area in normal aspect. Others present did not see anything unusual, but Bornhurst & Eastman confirmed). Corralitos Obs. found due to changing light conditions. NASA catalog weight=1. NASA catalog ID=967. ALPO/BAA weight=1.
Callipus and vicinity 1973 Feb 13 UT 23:16-23:50 Observed by Frank (E.Pepperell, Massachusetts, USA, 6" reflector x100, Seeing=good, altitude=45 deg). "Large dark patch, albedo=3 present E. of Calippus. Drawing. (Shows it into Callippus also). Never seen before or since. Albedo normal (4.5) at 2350h. (obs. monitors Callippus in ALPO-LTP program)." NASA catalog weight=3 (average). NASA catalog ID #1362.