A seldom-reported lighting phenomenon in the Cichus-Weiss region of the Moon

A brief note in relation to a strange lighting effect captured during sunrise over the Cichus-Weiss region of the Moon by Thomas Gwyn Empy Elger in 1888.  A comparable observation made by the author in 2009 is discussed and assessed against recent CCD imagery.  These comparisons confirm that the effect which led to Elger’s report is repeated under comparable conditions, and his original hypothesis in relation to the nature of the feature can now be clarified.

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