…ancient beliefs about the Moon were quite weird and of varied nature…!
…THE MOON GOES AROUND THE EARTH, once every cycle of around a month, keeping always one face of course facing the Earth, as you would tie a ball and swing it around your head…!
…The Sun of course does “illuminate” the “dark side of the Moon when the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun in its rotation around the Earth…! AND THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON IS DARK, WHEN ON THE OUTER SIDE OF THE ROTATION, when the Earth is between it and the Sun…!
…Happy, night time stories to both your kids and yourself…! I do not mind reading fables like the Lord of the Rings or other…!