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Why is one side of the Moon dark?
The ‘dark side’ of the Moon refers to the hemisphere of the Moon that is facing away from the Earth. In reality it is no darker than any other part of the Moon’s surface as sunlight does in fact fall equally on all sides of the Moon.
Is there one side of moon that stays dark?
We know that the Moon is round like a ball, and we know that the Sun may shine on all sides of the Moon. So the only part of the Moon that is truly dark, is the side that’s aimed away from the Sun at any given time.
Who was the third man on the Moon?
Michael Collins, ‘Third Man’ of the Moon Landing, Dies at 90. Orbiting dozens of miles above the lunar surface, he kept solitary watch of the Apollo command module as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin embarked for the moon.
Has anyone died trying to get to the moon?
— The three-man crew of astronauts for the Apollo 1 mission were killed tonight in a flash fire aboard the huge spacecraft designed to take man to the moon. Those killed in the blaze on a launching pad were: Virgil I. Grissom, 40 years old, Air Force lieutenant colonel, one of the seven original Mercury astronauts.
Does the Moon always have the same side in darkness?
Although there is a part of the moon that we never see from Earth (since it always keeps the same side towards us), the backside isn’t dark. It’s just the “far side of the moon” (first seen by human eyes in 1968 during Apollo 8 ). Half the time the far side is in sunlight and half the time it’s not, just like the Earth.
Will Earth ever see The Dark Side of the Moon?
Yes, but it is rare and needs special conditions to see it from the earth. During certain times the moon wagging or wavering and gives us a different perspective of the moon. The process is called libration, and you will only ever see 18 percent of the moon’s dark side.
Does anyone know about The Dark Side of the Moon?
According to astronomers at Cornell University, the moon is tidally locked to earth, which means it exerts tidal forces strong enough to cause the moon to only show one side as it orbits. Also, there is no such thing as a dark side of the moon, says NASA. Both sides are alternately lit as it rotates.
Can we ever see The Dark Side of the Moon?
There isn’t a “dark side” of the moon, if by that you mean a part that is permanently dark. The moon has a day-and-night cycle just like the Earth. However, if you are talking about the FAR side of the moon, the answer is no. One side of the moon permanently faces the Earth, and we only ever see the one side.