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The Moon pp 9-10 | Cite as

Rotation and Libration

  • Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt
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Part of the Historical & Cultural Astronomy book series (HCA)

Abstract

At the same time that the moon completes its true orbit around the earth, it also turns once around its axis, from which it necessarily follows that it always shows only one and the same side to the earth.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt
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  1. 1.AthensGreece

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