Professor Hakan Kayal, who is leading the project, said: "The so-called transient lunar phenomena
have been known since the 1950s, but they have not been sufficiently observed."
The TLP controversy, long considered nearly dead, gained a new gasp of life with a 2009 paper in The Astrophysical Journal titled "Transient Lunar Phenomena
: Regularity and Reality" by Arlin Crotts.
Transient lunar phenomena
have been reported within Plato.
That being said, Mobberley skilfully demolishes several of Patrick's legends: he made up the story of Lorna the fiancee, deluded himself about sightings of Transient Lunar Phenomena
, and his claims about assisting NASA prior to the Moon landings were untrue.
The search for lunar changes continues, now gentrified under the catchall term transient lunar phenomena
. Remarkably, some past reported changes do involve accurately documented observations of topographic appearances that only reoccur under specific illumination and libration conditions.
Section programmes relating to topographic study, transient lunar phenomena
and occultations continue to be revised to accommodate new approaches, and the Director is grateful, as ever, to the coordinators of those programmes.
Thank you for your recent article on transient lunar phenomena
associated with the crater Aristarchus (S&T: Dec.
& Lena R., 'GLR investigation: A plausible explanation for Transient Lunar Phenomena
. Red Glow in Aristarchus', Selenology Today, 24, (2011 May), pp.
But the amateur lunar observer, now effectively disenfranchised from his traditional cartographic activities, instead turned his attention more to the observation of what became known as transient lunar phenomena
, or TLPs.
If a new volcanic eruption occurred within Plato (as is often dreamed of by transient lunar phenomena
observers), the fluid lavas would flow toward the northwest side of the crater floor.
Patrick also increased the Section's emphasis on the observation of transient lunar phenomena
(TLPs), working in conjunction with professionals from America.
The last chapter concerns transient lunar phenomena
(TLPs), temporary changes seen in the color or brightness of localized areas of the Moon's surface.