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Re: Moon Question

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Posted by Miataaah/">Miataaah on February 27, 2000 12:03:39 UTC

: Yes, everytime the moon orbits around the Earth it spins on it's axis one time which is why we only see one side of the moon. However the moon does wobble a little bit so we actually see a little more that 50%. : Good luck and clear skies. : Starman :>) : : I know it takes roughly 27 days for the moon to revolve around the earth. But does the moon rotate on its axis in 27 days also?

Actually, the moon does not rotate at all. The moon is egg-shaped, and gravitational forces keep one side of the moon facing Earth at all times.

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