The enthralling motion of the MOVA 6 Inch Physical Blue-Ocean Rotating Globe calls to mind the relentless revolutions of Earth itself. The quiet and consistent turns of the desktop globe evokes a peaceful feeling, making it a calming addition to the home or workplace. The rotating globe showcases the physical properties of our earth with its shaded relief. The physical map illustrates the world’s largest mountain ranges and deepest valleys; while the colors of this MOVA world globe display the planet’s vegetative cover. The earth’s most notable geographical locations are labeled on the model in a bold typeface.
Like the planet itself, this desktop globe spins automatically. With the orb itself measuring 6 inches in diameter, the entire model stands 9.5 inches high when spinning on the manufacturer’s signature three pronged acrylic stand. Forget about batteries and power cords, MOVA’s innovative technology requires ambient light to inspire its rotations! Solar cell technology, coupled with Earth’s magnetic field, produce the desktop globe’s slow but continuous revolutions. The three pronged base cines with the purchase of this MOVA globe, but there are an additional crystal stand and natural wood base also available for order. All stands are shown in the images above and can be selected from the drop down menu.
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Mova globes are really cool. I'm glad to have found these online. They are really cool products in real life. (Posted on 6/17/2012)
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How the MOVA Globe Works?
The MOVA Rotating Globe uses solar energy and the magnetism of Earth to power its smooth rotations. The solar cells within the unit create the globe’s slow and quiet movements from available room light, which means that it does not require batteries or power cords. MOVA took inspiration from Earth’s movements when designing these innovative products.
The MOVA globe is made up of an inner sphere that spins, surrounded by an outer shell that does not move. Between the two spheres is a crystal clear liquid that supports the inner globe in a nearly frictionless environment. The perfectly safe liquid keeps the two globes from ever touching, even at its north and south poles. The graphics of the map are printed on the inner sphere. The liquid separating the two objects magnifies the map onto the transparent outer shell.
A highly advanced drive mechanism within the globe propels its movements, operating on very low power. The mechanism is powered by the device’s solar cells, which use both natural and artificial light from the surrounding environment to create electrical energy. As most ambient light is blocked by the sphere, the solar cells have been carefully designed to produce low electrical energy from minimal light.
Still, another element is needed for the inner globe to rotate, as it rests in a virtually frictionless liquid. Like a compass, MOVA globes use the Earth’s magnetic field to provide torque for the inner sphere to push against, resulting in its slow but sustained motion. The models will work on almost any base as long as it does not contain iron, which can block Earth’s magnetic field.
The sleek, contemporary design of the MOVA Rotating Globe, combined with its innovative craftsmanship, make it a serene and stylish addition to a room. With its peaceful motion, the MOVA globe is a silent object of wonder on any surface.