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Why we dont see the Far side of the moon

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posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 09:28 AM
This has always confused and baffled my head but I found this video on youtube which explains and shows you why we dont see the far side of the moon...

Hope this clears things for a few of you out there....

[edit on 3/12/2009 by booda]

posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 09:36 AM
I wish we could change the moons rotation just a little bit so we had a new sight every once in a while. I'd love to see the dark side myself.

Then again, having grown so accustomed to "then man on the moon", it might be best if we just leave it alone.

Damn, i sometimes wish i lived on a planet with several moons, and two suns

posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 09:48 AM
The video shows that it's not really the "dark side". Notice that the far side of the Moon gets just as much sunlight as the near side. When we experience a new Moon, the far side is bathed in sunlight.

[edit on 12/3/2009 by Phage]

posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 09:55 AM
reply to post by Phage

I stand corrected - its not the dark side at all but the far side. What Im looking for is a simulation that shows the moon rotating around earth with the earth spinning. This clip is so far the best I have found but a 1 year cycle with both spinning would be perfect....

thanks for the correction....

posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 10:12 AM
reply to post by K-Raz

I couldn't agree with you more!

this is exactly what I think whenever I see the first original Star Wars movie, when luke is on Tatooine. I believe they had 2suns and a couple more moons.

But yea, It would be absolutely amazing to have a different view once in a while

posted on Dec, 3 2009 @ 10:36 AM
Yes fo’sure it would be nice to have several moons and a couple of Sun’s, but imagine the havoc it would cause on the Sea’s of this world

Moon tides

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