Lunar Transient Phenomena

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A Transient Lunar Phenomenon (or TLP) is a short term change on, or above, the lunar surface and can take the form of a coloured glow, brightness variability, obscuration of detail, grey components to a shadow, or flashes. As far as Earth-based astronomers can tell, no permanent lunar surface changes result, hence why the phenomena are “transient” in nature. In the United States, TLP are sometimes referred to as LTP, or Lunar Transient Phenomenon.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Lunar Science
EditorsBrian Cudnik
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISBN (Print)9783319145402, 9783319145419
Publication statusPublished - 26 Sept 2018


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