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Re: The Moon

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Posted by David W. Anderson on November 15, 1999 17:37:43 UTC

: : : does the moon rotate?

: : Yes it does, at the same rate it orbits the earth. In other words, for each trip around the earth, it also rotates once on its axis. That is why we only see one side of it from earth. It gives the illusion that it is not rotating.

: : Say again?

That is correct. The moon makes one full rotation on its noth south axis for each full orbit it makes around the earth.

: You mean, that moon rotating? round of it's own center-'north-south-pole'-axist

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