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Why can we only see one side of the moon.

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Why can we only see one side of the moon? Please explain.

Oct 6th, 2014

  1. Only one side of the Moon is visible from Earth because the Moonrotates about its spin axis at the same rate that the Moon orbits theEarth, a situation known as synchronous rotation or tidal locking.

Reference:

  1. Near side of the Moon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near_side_of_the_Moon


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