Though we on Earth never get to see the far side of the moon. Our satellite, Luna, does rotate. This is how the moon looks when it rotates, only not from Earth.
For this animation multiple layers were processed into a single render of the moon. Color and bump maps were processed separately.
It was especially challenging to blend the old surface maps with the new ones as some of the maps were not cleaned. Despite this challenge, no drawing was applied to clean. All of the surface shows maps released by NASA.
Rediscovered Astronomy | Animation by J.J. Del Mar