What I am saying is that the Earths N-S axis of rotation has to be parallel with the Moons N-S axis of rotation for synchronous rotation to be true, because you need to equalize two different rotations.
Which means that if we were to extend the Earths parallels all the way up to the Moon, Moon would be following one of the Earths parallels, as it rotates around the Earth.
And as for the equator, if the Moon is to be visible EQUALLY from both the Northern and the Southern hemisphere, the parallel which the Moon would follow, would be the equator.
Grey Cloud wrote:Neither Earth nor Moon has a N-S axis of rotation -they have an N-S axis and an axis of rotation ~90 deg. to that.
The Moon is not rotating, it is travelling roughly the same circuit as Earth but in the ouside lane as it were. The Moon is not not visible to every spot on Earth at all times, e.g. a 'new moon'. When it is visible it can be observed, with the naked eye, moving across the sky.
Website http://www.polaris.iastate.edu/NorthSta ... 3_sub1.htm
disagrees with you:
"The earth rotates about an imaginary line that passes through the North and South Poles of the planet. This line is called the axis of rotation."
Also all those astronomers who say that the Moon is in synchronous rotation with Earth, say that the Moon DOES ROTATE.
And in fact, in the following animation from wiki https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... _Earth.gif
we clearly see the the difference the rotating Moon(left), and non-rotating Moon(right).
It is clear that for the synchronous ROTATION to be true, the Moon would have to rotate.
But the astronomers depiction of the Moons movement around the Earth is filled with contradictions.
Because as I have shown, for the synchronous rotation to be true, the Moon would have to orbit in the same plane as one of the Earths parallels AND
if the Moon is to be seen equal amount of time in both the Northern and the Southern hemisphere, this plane would contain the Equatorial Circle of Latitude.
Meaning the Moon would have to orbit Earth around its equator.