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It is tidal locking that causes the synchronous rotation which causes the Moon to present "just one side" to the Earth all the time. The Moon rotates (spins) but very slowly, making one turn on its axis in the same time it takes to revolve (orbit) around the Earth. So it maintains a "constant face" in our direction. We actually see slightly more than half of its surface as it turns.

It is believed that the Moon originally had a faster rotation (spin), but the effect of the Earth's gravity was to reduce the spin.

(The dwarf planet Pluto and its moon Charon are believed to be "dually locked", so that each shows the "same side" to the other as Charon orbits.)

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Why do you always see the same side of the moon from earth?

We see the same of the moon from earth because that is the side that always faces the sun. So that's how we see the moon phases and the side we always see. You always see the same side of the moon from earth because the moon orbits on its axis at the same speed that it rotates around the earth, so the same side of the moon is always facing the earth.


Durning the new moon phase which side of the moon is lit?

the same side of the moon we always see, you can never see the other side of the moon


Do you always see the same side of the moon from eath?

The answer is yes. We always see the same side of the moon from the Earth because the time it takes the moon to circle the Sun is the same as the time it takes to circle itself.


Why do we always see the same side of the moon from farts?

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Why can we always see the same side of the moon from earth?

The moon rotates and revolves at the same rate


Would we always see the same side of the moon from earth?

Yes, we always do.


Do you see the same side of the moon?

Yes. Because of its locked orbit, the same side of the moon always faces the Earth.


Is it true that on earth you always see the same side of the moon?

Yes because on the east the moon rotates on its axis and when it gets back to our side we get the same side as always


What side of the moon do you see from earth?

You always see the same side - as the moon takes the same time to orbit the earth as it does to rotate once on its axis !


Do all earth hemispheres see the same side of the moon?

As long as you're on Earth, you will always see the same side of the moon. This is because the moon is tidally locked with the earth, meaning is rotational period is the same as its revolutionary period. This allows us to always see the same side of the moon, no matter where on earth we are.


Why do we only see the ''near side'' of the moon and never the far side?

The moon spins at the same speed that it orbits the earth so we always see the same side.


Do you see the same side of the moon each night?

Yes ya you just see different portions and shadows of the moon. That's why there is the expression 'dark side of the moon' because it is always the same side that they are talking about (the side that always faces the sun)

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