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    Hi I've recently been reading about tlp and was wondering what you're opinions are ie are they a real phenomenon or an illusion and has anyone witnessed such an event, and what could cause them.
    Any other info would be appreciated as a lot of the info on the web seems to be psuedoscience.
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    Default Re: Transient Luna phenomenon

    "Phenomena" is a really vague word. It could mean anything. Most references to transient lunar phenomena or "anomalies" that I have seen have been pseudo-science rubbish which, translated into plain language, means "Waste ten minutes of your life looking at my really bad YouTube video."

    There are, of course, real transient lunar phenomena. People have indeed seen and photographed actual meteor impacts on the moon, which is pretty darned cool. But I'm guessing that that is not what you are asking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KeithBC View Post
    "Phenomena" is a really vague word. It could mean anything. Most references to transient lunar phenomena or "anomalies" that I have seen have been pseudo-science rubbish which, translated into plain language, means "Waste ten minutes of your life looking at my really bad YouTube video."

    There are, of course, real transient lunar phenomena. People have indeed seen and photographed actual meteor impacts on the moon, which is pretty darned cool. But I'm guessing that that is not what you are asking about.
    Thanks for your input keith, i really dont know what to make of them at the moment, i certainly wasnt referencing the millions of anomalies and bases on the moon videos out there.
    I was thinking more along the lines of meteor impacts or something geological. Maybe we dont know as much about the moon as we think we do.
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    Default Re: Transient Luna phenomenon

    Quote Originally Posted by cosmicbeach View Post
    Hi I've recently been reading about tlp and was wondering what you're opinions are ie are they a real phenomenon or an illusion and has anyone witnessed such an event, and what could cause them.
    Any other info would be appreciated as a lot of the info on the web seems to be psuedoscience.
    They are most certainly real - With people like Patrick Moore being deeply involved in there study, there definitely is/was something going on. I would say I am extremely confident they are nothing geologic, and given the amount of meteors we can see in the night sky, to think the Moon is protected from such encounters seems a bit of a stretch to me
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    Default Re: Transient Luna phenomenon

    With people like Patrick Moore being deeply involved in there (sic) study
    Not any moore he isn't...

    There's a lot of phenomena out there that defy known physics. That's because we're fresh out of the trees and ignorant rather than being anything odd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenniferchristine View Post
    Not any moore he isn't...
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    Default Re: Transient Luna phenomenon

    But would meteor impacts explain the fact that alot of TLP seem to be reported in the same regions ie many seem to be grouped in and around Aristarchus.
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    For anyone intrested ive just discovered that the British Astronomical Association has a page on TLP in their lunar section
    BAA Lunar Section - tlp
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    While some skilled observers have reported LTP events over the years, collaborative observations are insufficient to establish definitive conclusions concerning light glows, out gassing, etc. Lunar impacts are certainly accepted lunar transiet phenomena with an active NASA program seeking amateur participation. Program Overview | NASA From there the science is on less firm ground; something that the British Astronomical Association is attempting to resolve. BAA Lunar Section - tlp
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