So apart from being able to see the whole of one side of the moon (if our skies are clear), what else does this mean?
Here are 10 things you might not know about Earth’s best friend:
…and the moon has come back into popularity for space exploration as the European Space Agency are working with the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) to send a lander to the south pole of the moon.
Nearly 50 years ago there was a race to be the first country to put a man on the moon and now there will be a joint venture between many nations. It is the start of a number of missions where astronauts will test whether there are raw materials on the moon that can produce fuel and water! They may even build a lunar base on the far side of the moon! Watch this space!