It’s a fallacy to think there’s a dark side to the moon because the sun shines equally on all sides. It’s just that one side is angled away from us, so over time we can observe about 60% of the orb. But the part we don’t see is not any darker than the rest.
The actual color of the moon is grey, but the newest pockets on the surface have a darker color.
It’s not orthodox science or accepted into the current accepted paradigm, but I believe planets expand, the same as the entire universe is doing.
Expansion also makes a better explanation for the evolution of our planet versus the current hypothesis, which states that continents float around willynilly, crashing and bashing into each other.
But just as in the moon, Earth’s expansion does not seem to be happening in a symmetrical fashion, and it seems to push harder to the north than to the south, and I say this simply based on where the biggest mountains have formed and where the strongest subduction occurs.
I have to give credit to Neal Adams for cluing me into this theory. The other big revelation that came from this information was that oil is likely abiotic, meaning its a bye-product of subduction and may involve rock and minerals as much or more than organic matter. When they launched the Peak Oil scare seven years ago (which is how they drove the price of oil over $100 a barrel for years), I never fell for the scam and sensed the industry was just milking the last stages of toxic fuel before renewable energy took over. It can’t happen fast enough. And please don’t buy into gas cars because the price of oil is falling. It will continue to fall. But dismantling the oil and chemical industries (and replacing them with non-toxic alternatives) is the biggest challenge we face.
On a final note, while the moon does influence ocean tides, proximity is everything when it comes to gravity. Standing on your head will have far more influence on your bodily fluids than anything the moon could ever do.