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Your daily perspective-changer: NASA just released this animation showing the phases of a lunar month as seen from the far side of the moon. 

As we can see, it’s anything but “dark” there, which makes sense since whenever the side of the moon that faces us is bathed in shadow, the other side must be bathed in light. Our “new moon” is a “far-side full moon”.

Bonus: Watch this breathtaking video of a moonrise in real-time as it silhouettes onlookers and makes you say “oooh” and “ahhh”