Mesmerizing time-lapse stitched together from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter images. The moon does indeed rotate, taking a full lunar month to spin once. On Earth, we only see a fixed view of the same side all the time because the moon is tidally locked. This NASA video shows what a rotation of the moon looks like. Note the stark contrast between the dark “seas” on the side we see from Earth and the bright highlands on the far side.

Via Open Culture.

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