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Does the moon spin around?

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Answered 2010-01-31 02:47:53

Yes it does but at the same rate that the Earth spins. Therefore we on Earth always see the same face of it.

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How does it spin on the axis?

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How long does the moon take to spin once around the sun?

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What is the difference between rotation and revolution for the moon?

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