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transient lunar phenomena

(tran -see-ĕnt, -zee-) (TLP) Short-lived changes in the appearance of lunar features, including reddish glows and obscurations of surface detail, that are triggered by lunar tides. They often occur within lunar craters and around the perimeters of basins. A carbon spectrum was obtained from a TLP in the crater Alphonsus.

transient lunar phenomena

[′tranch·ənt ′lü·nər fə′näm·ə·nä]
(astronomy)
Local obscurations and reddish glows that are sometimes observed in certain areas of the moon. Abbreviated TLP.
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Transient lunar phenomena have been reported within Plato.
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