Tidal Locking | Why Do We Only See One Side of the Moon?

Thanks to for supporting this video. Go build a website!

Thanks also to our Patreon patrons:
– @AntoineCoeur
– salar tel
– @TodayIFoundOut1
– @82abhilash
– Emil Kampp

and our Subbable supporter:
– @Green_Minute

Please support MinuteEarth on Patreon:

And subscribe! –
Created by Henry Reich
Production and Writing Team: Alex Reich, Peter Reich, Emily Elert, Ever Salazar, Kate Yoshida, and Henry Reich
Music by Nathaniel Schroeder:

Free iTunes podcasts of MinuteEarth! –
Facebook –
Twitter –

MinuteEarth provides an energetic and entertaining view of trends in earth’s environment — in just a few minutes!

Jack Wisdom, Professor of Planetary Sciences, MIT (personal communication)

Tidal Locking, Wikipedia.

Matija Cuk and Sarah T. Stewart. 2012. Making the Moon from a Fast-Spinning Earth: A Giant Impact Followed by Resonant Despinning. Science 338, 1047.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

7 Simple Tips To Reduce Your STRESS Right Now
Tour of the Map of the Big Bang
Why Isn’t a Kilogram a Kilogram?
An Indigenous Perspective on Humanity’s Survival on Earth @TED #shorts #ted
“Girls are leaving the boys way behind.” #shorts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *