From: Larry Hatch <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 01:08:14 -0700 Fwd Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 18:26:36 -0400 Subject: Re: Moon Rotation >Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 15:24:24 -0700 >From: Skye Turell <firstname.lastname@example.org> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <email@example.com> >Subject: Re: Silver Veils, Techno-babble, And Delusion >>Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 10:28:35 -0400 >>From: Terry Blanton <firstname.lastname@example.org> >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <email@example.com> >>Subject: Re: Silver Veils, Techno-babble, And Delusion >>>Date: Tue, 06 Apr 1999 13:14:29 -0700 >>>From: Kim Burrafato <firstname.lastname@example.org> >>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <email@example.com> >>>Subject: Silver Veils, Technobabble, And Delusion >>Let me first say that I am not a fan of RAMS. Indeed, I am sure >>that the moon rotates on its axis >The moon does _not_ rotate on its axis. The dark side is always >dark and the light side is always light. This is one of many >anomalies about the moon. [ - S.T.] Dear Skye, I beg to differ. The Moon does indeed rotate on its axis, with a period of rotation matching that of its orbit around the Earth, so that one side always faces the Earth, and one side always faces away. Pick any spot on the moon other than the north and south poles. Pick such a spot at random. It will spend one half of the lunar month in blazing sunlight, and the other half in darkness. There is no "dark side" or "lighted side" per se, and never has been. Rather, there is the side we could always see, and (until the space age the opposite side we could never see. Best wishes - Larry Hatch = = = = =.
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