Hello, I am David Gates.
I am a pretty bad astronomer.
I am struggling with the spinning/standing still moon thing.
I read the explanation and did the x ball test.
Now I see that the moon does not really spin from my earth view.
So I need to make sure it is really spinning, once a month.
So, please tell me what will happen if I cut the moon loose from
its earth orbit today, and send it straight out in to the universe
until Jesus comes again.
Will the moon continue to rotate once a month, (since it
was set in motion by the earth) or will it then stand still
on it's trajectory with one side being permanently lit by
Thanks for any help.