From: Bruce Maccabee <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 8 Apr 1999 22:22:13 -0400 Fwd Date: Fri, 09 Apr 1999 22:29:22 -0400 Subject: Re: Moon Rotation >Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 15:24:24 -0700 >From: Skye Turell <email@example.com> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Subject: Re: Silver Veils, Techno-babble, And Delusion >>Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 10:28:35 -0400 >>From: Terry Blanton <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. Ooops. The moon keeps the same "face" toward the earth (hence no one ON EARTH has seen the back side of the moon, except as imaged by satellites). Hence the far side of the moon has a night and a day each month. Same for the near side. One complete rotation per 27 days (about), 13 (approximately) per year Even if the above statement.... "The dark side is always dark and the ligt side is always light".... were true, this would require that the moon rotate about its axis once per year. Here rotation is defined as with respect to the "distant stars".
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