posted on Jan, 16 2004 @ 11:19 PM
The moon is usually lit on the farside by the sun. This occurs from 1st quarter, and then the last quarter and new moon...then right back to the 1st
quarter stage. We cannot see the moon during new moon, for it is close to the sun, and the blue tinit of the atmosphere blocks the view. The light
that we see on the moon is from the sun; but sometimes we see Earthshine. To sum up, when we have a full moon on our side, the far side is having a
new moon, when our side has a new moon, the far side is having a full moon, etc., etc. I hope that this answers your question.