Why do we always see the same side of the moon?
Remember the man in the moon? Ever wondered what the back of his head looks like? Ever wonder why no one except a couple of Apollo Astronauts have ever seen the "dark side" of the moon?
It can be a little hard to wrap your head around the fact that the same side of the moon always faces the Earth. Try it like this. Look up at the moon. Imagine that the side of the moon that you are looking at were to come crashing straight down into you and through the Earth. When it pushed its way out the other side, the folks in China would see the back side of the moon as it flew back up into space right? Right. Only that's not what happens. Folks in China see the same side of the moon we do. Observe this picture of the full moon rising over the National Stadium in China: