Astounding Libration of the Moon

Normally I don't just post random items from the internet, but I was absolutely amazed by this video.

The moon is one of those things that we're all familiar with, heck we see it most nights-- but never like this.

This video was of particular interest to me, as I have been researching Tidal Lock (when one side of an orbiting body always faces the object it is orbiting) for my book-- and didn't fully appreciate the aspect of libration (the tipping, tilting, and rocking you see) of a tidal locked orbiting body before this video...

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Folks at the NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio created this amazing animation showing our view of the Moon with time resolution of *one hour*!

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