A number of people who’ve seen NASA’s annual lunar phase and libration videos have asked what the other side of the Moon looks like, the side that can’t be seen from the Earth. This video answers that question. The imagery was created using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data. Credit: NASA GSFC

Posted by: Soderman/SSERVI Staff
Source: NASA GSFC

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