Why Do We See Only One Side of the Moon?

Why Do We See Only One Side of the Moon

Here at the Irene W. Pennington Planetarium we have several shows that include information about the moon.  One of the things I’m asked about is why do we only see the one side.  Some people seem to think that moon doesn’t rotate at all; some people think the “dark side” of the moon is always dark.   So let’s clear some things up about the moon and illuminate why that “man in the moon” always faces us.

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