From: Ted Viens <email@example.com> Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 22:02:02 -0600 Fwd Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 16:02:48 -0500 Subject: Re: >From: Greg Sandow <firstname.lastname@example.org> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <email@example.com> >Subject: Re: Military Ability to Detect & Identify UFOs >Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 17:14:18 -0500 >>Date: Sun, 03 Jan 1999 11:28:11 -0800 >>From: Perry Mick <firstname.lastname@example.org> >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <email@example.com>, >>Subject: Re: Military Ability to Detect & Identify UFOs >>>What? What! Where did you or anyone else get the idea that the >>>moon rotates on it's axis? The moon rotates around the earth, >>>keeping the same face to us at all times. It does not rotate as >>>the earth rotates... >>It's such a simple thing, I think people just get confused by >>the language used to describe it. >>The moon does rotate, but it's period of rotation is the same as >>it's orbital period around the earth. That is why it always >>keeps the same face towards us. >If it didn't rotate on its axis, it would show one face to Asia, >and the opposite face to North America. Well, almost, no, not really. On any given day, within the 24 hours of the earths rotation, all parts of the earth would see essentially the same side of the moon. Now, if the moon did not rotate on its own axis basically one revolution for each orbit around the earth, then at the first quarter, we would see the opposite side of the moon than at the third quarter. Since we don't see this, the moon rotates on its own axis... Bye... Ted..
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