See the moon revolve! We only see one side of the moon, but NASA has made a video showing the moon spin. Nasa video footage shows what the moon would look like as it rotates. This view of the moon is impossible to see from your own back yard, because the moon is “tidally locked” to the Earth, meaning only one of its faces ever points toward the planet. These timelapse pictures were captured using Nasa’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which circles the moon at an altitude of 50km.