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We always see the same side of the Moon.

The far side was first seen and photographed by the Russian probe Luna 2.

But due to the Moon's elliptical orbit and some other minor factors, we can actually see about 58% of the Lunar surface.

So, sometimes we can see a little more on the East side and other times more on the West side, as illustrated above.

 
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