The MOVA 4.5 Inch Natural Earth Rotating Globe lets the beauty of the planet speak for itself. This world globe is a minimal, simple recreation of earth as seen from space, without cloud cover. The natural blue hue of the oceans is featured alongside the different colors of Earth's landmasses. The rotating globe also features the blank whites of the planet's north and south poles along with the grey and black shading of the planet's epic mountain chains. The earth as it is, shines in this exemplary model.
The world globe spins effortlessly on its own, not dissimilar to the planet. Taking in ambient light, the rotating globe produces a low energy that drives the unit's motion. This MOVA Globe's innovative technology forgoes the need for batteries or inconvenient power cords, and relies solely on the solar cells to produce its revolutions. This MOVA 4.5 Inch Natural Earth Rotating Globe stands 7 inches tall with MOVA's modern three pronged acrylic base. The desktop globe weighs only 3 pounds, making it easily movable to any part of your house, school or workplace. There are also five wooden stands, two clear crystal bases and two Zen garden stands available. All options are displayed in the above images and can be chosen from the drop down menu.
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this solar powered globe looks great on the zen garden base i got it. too cool! (Posted on 1/6/2012)
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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.