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Can it be simply that the rotation of the moon just happens to coincide with it period around the earth. If so, how might that happen? Which requires the axis of rotation to be exactly 90 degrees from the plane of orbit.

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Can it be simply that the rotation of the moon just happens to coincide with it period around the earth. If so, how might that happen? Which requires the axis of rotation to be exactly 90 degrees from the plane of orbit.

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This video clip shows how this would appear if we sped things up.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libration#/media/File:Lunar_libration_with_phase_Oct_2007_450px.gif

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