Why Can We See Only One Side Of The Moon

Since man first appeared on earth, the moon has been a mystery to him. In ancient times it even a goddess who ruled the night. Right now, we are living in the days when is being found out about the soon than ever before in the whole history of mankind.  Pictures of the other side of the moon have already been taken by the Americans and the Russians.

The fact that we cannot see the other side of the earth is due to a simple fact. The moon is a satellite of the earth, a small body that revolves about it, just as the earth moves in an orbit about this journey of the moon around the earth takes a certain definite period, about 2 days. The moon also rotates on its axis, but the time it takes for the moon to rotate is the same length of time it takes for it to go around the earth. So we see only one side of the moon

Why Can We See Only One Side Of The Moon

If you want to get a picture of how this works, try this: hold your left hand in front of you and clench your fist. Imagine that is the earth. Now take an apple or orange and mark around it with a pencil to indicate two halves. Imagine that is the moon.

Now face one side of the “moon” towards the “earth”. Keeping that same side facing the earth, make a complete circle around the earth. You will see that not only did the moon go around the earth, but it also made a complete rotation on its axis. And yet only one side ever faced the earth!

How Many Flags Are On The Moon?

six American flags planted there by astronauts . Cameras attached to NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter have photographed five of the six flags left by astronauts from the Apollo missions of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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