How much of the moon do we actually see?
We only see about 59% of the entire #moon because it’s tidally locked in its #orbit with #Earth.
This is why we only see one side of the moon. Perhaps you’re wondering what the moon would look like if it revolved like Earth? Here is a visualisation based on the mapping of the entire moon.
In all, it takes the moon 29.5 days to complete an eight phase cycle. This is called a #synodic or #lunar month.
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#astronomy #Earth #learnontiktok #learn #space
Orbit Video by Christian Bodhi #pixabay
Lunar and Tidal Footage: NASA
Artwork, Script and Animations: Jef Gray
Production: International Peace and Film Festival