Incredible Rotating Moon

The "dark side" — illuminated.

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A new video from NASA shows a complete, rotating view of the moon as seen from space. The images shed light on the side of the moon that is not normally visible from Earth, and it's something to behold.

Turn down the lights, sit back, and watch the moon as you’ve never seen it before.

The video was created with images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO.) You can learn more about the process used to create the images here.

Footage is courtesy of NASA and LRO, with music by Revolution Void. For more videos from NASA, visit http://www.nasa.gov.

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Sam Price-Waldman is an associate video producer at The Atlantic. More

Price-Waldman's documentaries have been featured by Vimeo Staff Picks, on PBS, and at film festivals including AFI SilverDocs and Full Frame.
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