Why don’t we ever see the “dark side” of the Moon?



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    The moon rotates around the earth at a pace slow enough that it rotates, but keeps the same side towards the earth as it rotates. The dark side is always faced away from the earth because of this. Anytime there is a ‘new moon’ and there is no moon visible in the sky, the sun is illuminating the ‘dark’ side of the moon. When there is a ‘full’ moon, the sun illuminates it in such a way that the side towards the earth is lit and shines at night. 

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