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User avatar #14 - JoeTheRoosterTwo (05/07/2013) [-]
You know that dark side of the moon is pretty ******* bright.
User avatar #162 to #14 - wishingwell ONLINE (05/07/2013) [-]
There is no 'dark side of the moon' - it rotates, as we do, so we see different sides of the moon all the time.
#186 to #162 - knowstoomuch (05/07/2013) [-]
The moon does not rotate, the same side is always facing the earth, because it's center of mass is in a different spot from its geometric center. I don't know the exact science behind it, but I read about it in HS physics.
User avatar #202 to #186 - wishingwell ONLINE (05/07/2013) [-]
It's a long time since i've had HS physics, but still it does rotates - just slower than we do (some 25-ish days in one rotation - the same time it takes to orbit the earth ) - Tidal looking, if i remember correctly.

But still the term "dark side of the moon" is just plain wrong - it is often fully illuminated by the sun or by light hitting earth and then hitting the moon. (don't know what to call a 'day moon', but i'm sure we've all seen it)
User avatar #217 to #202 - srskate ONLINE (05/07/2013) [-]
The dark side should really be called the far side, the side we never see.

The moon does rotate, but it rotates at the same speed at which it revolves, so we always see the same side.
User avatar #199 to #186 - enkmaster (05/07/2013) [-]
Actually, yes it does. We see the same side because the moon rotates and exactly the same rate as earth due to us orbiting it and it orbiting us.
User avatar #192 to #186 - option (05/07/2013) [-]
actually, the moon does rotate. It rotates at the same speed as it revolves around earth so that we see the same side all of the time.
#281 to #192 - breakfastlunch (05/08/2013) [-]
There you go, now I don't have to bother typing out an explanation. You did it for me.
User avatar #167 to #162 - JoeTheRoosterTwo (05/07/2013) [-]
...Its a joke.
User avatar #170 to #167 - wishingwell ONLINE (05/07/2013) [-]
I know. I gave you a thumps up before i wrote, but ofc - you couldn't see it.
User avatar #93 to #14 - namesboo (05/07/2013) [-]
sorry was this a joke? i cant tell sarcasm through text. (I dont mean to sound like a dick)
User avatar #169 to #93 - JoeTheRoosterTwo (05/07/2013) [-]
Haha i get what you mean, it was just a joke mate.
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