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How cold is the dark side of the moon?
The term 'dark side' is often confused with 'far side', meaning the part of the moon that is not ever visible from earth's surface. Properly speaking, 'dark side' of the moon …refers to whichever half of the moon is in darkness at a given time. This is exactly the same thing as reference to the night-time, or dark part of the earth at any given time.. There is just more moon on the moon's far side, and it has been photographed many times. There is nothing unexpected. No 2001: A Space Odyssey monoliths, or anything like that.
Excellent question. You can answer it in about 30 seconds, with a simple experiment that you can do on your own. -- Take a flashlight and a small ball (tennis, ping-pong, ba…seball, etc.) into a room that has no mirrors. -- Turn on the flashlight and turn off the room lights. -- Can you find a way to illuminate more than half of the ball with the flashlight ? The moon is the ball (and the Earth is another one). The sun is the flashlight. Each ball is half light and half dark at any time. As the ball spins, the area that's light keeps changing, and the area that's dark keeps changing. But it's always half and half. There's no area of the moon that's always dark. But at any time you want to choose, half of the moon is dark, and half of the Earth is also dark, because the sun is the only flashlight around.
about -200 degrees Fahrenheit
Yes. At any moment, 1 / 2 of the moon's surface is illuminated by the sun, and the other 1 / 2 is in darkness ... exactly as happens on Earth, and any other spherical …body illuminated by a single light source. And exactly as happens on Earth, the line between the light half and the dark half is continuously moving, so that over the long haul, every point on the entire surface is in sunlight for 50% of the time and in darkness for the other 50% of the time. There's no place on either the Moon or the Earth that's ALWAYS, eternally and perpetually, in either light or dark, with the possible exception of coal mines, and the floors of craters with exceptionally high walls.
Nope apparently when the sun doesnt shine on the dark side of the moon in space where its freezing its boilding hot 2nd Answer: Well, the dark side of the Moon is where it is …nightime, not the "far" side. Like on Earth, nighttime on the Moon is always moving round and around the globe. So, the part of the Moon that is dark or nighttime is very cold . . . say about -238 degrees, F. The part of the Moon that is in daytime is hot. There is no atmosphere on the Moon to hold in heat at night, or filter the Sun's heat during the day.
Yes, but not until the dark side of the Moon has rotated to face us during day or night. Otherwise no. NO, the Moon keeps the same side to the Earth. So there's a side you c…an't see from Earth. However it's best to call it the "far side" because that side does get lit by the Sun as the Moon goes round us. It's just that we never see it. I haven't deleted the answer below, but I don't think it really helps us much. The point is that all we see is the "near side". It's fully lit at Full Moon, but mostly it's partly lit by the Sun as the Moon orbits us. ==== During the time when part of the side of the moon that faces us is dark ... essentially all the time, except for the occasion of complete Full Moon ... you can see where the rest of the moon should be, but you can't see the dark part, because it's dark. -- Take a rock and a flashlight into a dark room. Set the flashlight on a table, pointing at the rock, and then walk slowly around the rock. -- Wherever you stand, you'll notice that you can see some of the lighted side of the rock, but the rest of the lighted side is turned away from your eyes. -- Some of the dark side of the rock is also facing your eyes, and you know that it's there, but you can't actually see it, because the flashlight is not shining on that part and it's dark. No. The moon is locked in orbit, and it only shows us one face all the time. Sometimes that face is lit, and other times it isn't. But the same side faces earth all the time. The only way to see the "back side" of the moon at all is to go there and look or send something to send back pictures.
Literally there is a dark side of the moon being the side we dont see from Earth. You will notice you can always see the same craters on the moon every night from where you li…ve, you never get to see the other side. Abstractly it could mean the side we see is referred to as 'good' and the other side 'evil' so the dark side of the moon is referring to opposite of its good counterpart.
There is no "dark side of the moon". Every point on the moon is illuminated for roughly 50% of the time, just like every point on earth. However, we can only see about 55%… of the Moon's surface, because its rotation matches the revolutions around the Earth. So the 'back side' of the Moon never faces Earth. **************** Half the moon is 'dark' at any one time. Every point on the moon is illuminated for roughly 50% of the time, as the first answer said. So there IS a dark side of the moon :). And it is very dark, so that stars can be seen more clearly than anywhere on earth.
There technically is no dark side of the moon. It's just the part of the moon that we don't see from earth. The more common term is 'far side'. We never see the 'far side' …of the moon because the face of the moon that we see is always oriented toward earth. As the moon goes through its monthly orbit of earth, the moon is also slowly turning on its axis in such a way that one orbit is on average exactly the same length of time as one rotation. The same side always faces earth.
The side not facing the sun wouldn't be bright, so it really is dark!
Because it is not in the path of the Suns light.
If you mean the album by Pink Floyd there is no song called the dark side of the moon, it is what the album is called. Songs on the album and who wrote them: Speak t…o Me - Drummer Nick Mason receives a rare solo writing credit for the track Breathe - David Gilmour, Roger Waters, and Richard Wright On the Run - Gilmour, Waters Time - Gilmour, Waters, Wright, Mason The Great Gig in the Sky - Wright, Clare Torry* Money - Waters Us and Them - Waters, Wright Any Colour You Like - Gilmour, Wright, Mason Brain Damage - Waters Eclipse - Waters If you were wondering who wrote the script for the movie The Dark Side of the Moon, that was Carey and Chad Hayes.
In The Moon
Because the sun only faces one side.Well that's what I heard.
Yes you can. That wouldn't be difficult at all. The mean 'night-time' temperature on the moon is minus 153 C (minus 243 F).
The temperature on the moon is the same on all sides. Around 100C in the middle of the day and -173C middle of the night. Although the moon is about the same distance from the… Sun as Earth the reason for the moons extremes is it does not have the atmosphere Earth does. I have the feeling that you are labouring under the delusion that the dark side of the moon sees no sun. Not true, the moon only shows one side to Earth because it does not rotate on its axis, but everyone else in our solar system gets a look at all sides, including the sun.
In The Moon
The dark side of the Moon is the side facing Earth, the side we always see. The near side is as dark as asphalt pavement, except during the near-full moon when c…rystalline back scatter boosts reflection. Amateur astronomers can measure the Moon's albedo during various phases and see the difference on instruments. However, the human eye tends to ignore absolute brightness and notice contrast. Much of this low albedo is due to the widespread basaltic lava out-flow that filled the lower elevations on the near side. Part is due to the nature of collision scattering that has spread tiny fragments of the lava onto brighter, higher areas of the near side. The far side of the moon has a much thicker crust and, in spite of the more intense meteoric bombardment, has retained the brighter color of that crust. Historically, the word "dark" was, among other meanings, a synonym of "unknown". Perhaps you have heard the puzzling phrase "darkest Africa", which just says that the (European) speaker and listener knew nothing about that part of the African continent. In that sense, the far side of the moon was historically described that way. I believe that most readers can understand that the the far side of the Moon has a day/night cycle, just like the near side obviously has, and the Earth has. Therefore, few people spoke of the far side as in perpetual night, but in the old sense, as unknown.