The Moon Phases as seen from space are different than how we see them on earth. If astronauts could observe the earth very far from earth for a month, this is the view of the moon that would be seen from their spacecraft. The "DOC" is visible only from our vantage point on earth. Only one side of the moon is visible to us because it rotates one time every 28 days. Fortunately, the side we can see is the prettiest and most interesting!