All of a sudden folks are beginning to talk. An alien base on the back side of the moon is completely creditable. They have to be curious about the moon itself and what better place to operate from for frequent trips to Earth itself. My surprise is that it is not better hidden but then it is not supposed to be secret forever.
That this became obvious from the first flybys is a certainty. That only a handful would know for sure is also a certainty. Now we have a clear conforming report and support for it. It occurs just as they were discovering this complication and it had all not yet been internalized to prevent this type of report.
From that discovery, it follows that all images would then be doctored as needed and that this could hardly be kept secret forever either.