Credit: NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION STUDIO

Caption: Lunar phases and libration 2012. Composite of the changing phases and libration of the Moon for the whole of 2012. Libration is a phenomenon where the apparent diameter and tilt of the Moon varies due to variations in its orbit around the Earth.

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Keywords: 2012, 21st century, annual, apparent diameter, astronomical, astronomy, black background, composite, cycle, cycles, full moon, libration, lunar, month, monthly, moon, phase, phases, seasonal, telescope, tilt, variation, waning, waxing, year

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Lunar phases and libration 2012

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