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  1. #1 Haywood. Does the moon spin/rotate . . . 
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    Hi, I'm having difficulty getting my head round the fact that the moon spins/rotates on its own axis !! So are we saying that a centrifugal force at the moons equator exists and if so, does not exist at its poles? I appreciate that diagramatically holding the moon 'still' as you track it orbiting the Earth you would see, from an earth perspective, both sides - - - and to allow only one side to be seen the moon appears to rotate ! My difficulty is comprehending that a centrifugal force can be created with its 'tidal lock' characteristic.
    Trust a laymans explanation is possible. Haywood


    Last edited by Haywood; December 3rd, 2013 at 01:57 AM. Reason: Missed inserting a title
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