Dark side of the Moon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

In common usage, the Dark side of the Moon refers to the side that is opposite to the Sun and which causes the phases of the Moon, e.g. New Moon, Half Moon etc to appear from the perspective of the Earth. In some different contexts it can instead refer to the far side of the Moon—the hemisphere of the Moon that is permanently turned away and never visible from the surface of the Earth. This usage is a reference to the fact that its surface can never be viewed directly from the Earth and is thus unknown and mysterious. The term was commonly used during the Apollo program, although far side of the moon is now more preferable.[1]

For other uses see below.




  • The Pink Floyd songs "Brain Damage" and "Eclipse" often mistakenly labelled "Dark Side of the Moon" because the phrase is repeated therein.
  • "The Dark Side of the Moon", a major work for brass band by Paul Lovatt-Cooper
  • "Dark Side of the Moon", a track by Dutch trance group Ernesto vs Bastian containing a reference to Pink Floyd's piece.
  • "Dark Side of the Moon", a song by German dance/trance group Dune
  • "Dark Side of the Moon", an unreleased Elton John song (not to be confused with "Bad side of the Moon.")
  • Dark Side of the Moon, the final track on Lisa Brokop's 2000 album Undeniable
  • "Dark Side of the Moon", the opening track on Steve Jablonsky's Transformers: Dark Of The Moon Score
  • "The Dark Side of the Moon", a song on Machine Gun Kelly's Black Flag album.


Film and television[edit]


Video games[edit]

  • Dark Side of the Moon a PC video game consisting of 6 CD-ROMs by South Peak Interactive, and released in 1998.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Grammarphobia Blog: The dark side of the moon". Retrieved 16 July 2014.