movements of the Earth and the Moon
The Moon has a synchronous rotation with the Earth, since it has the same period of rotation and translation, in this way it always shows the same face to terrestrial observers.
The inclination of the lunar equatorial plane and the ecliptic is constant.
The lunar axis of rotation, the normal to the ecliptic – the Earth’s orbital plane – and the normal to the Moon’s orbital plane are coplanar.
Rotation and translation of the Moon
Other movements of the Moon
The following animation shows simulated views of the Moon for one month:
Rotation of the Earth
Translation of the Earth
Other movements of the Earth