The MOVA 4.5 Inch Physical Blue-Ocean Rotating Globe’s mesmerizing revolutions calls to mind the constant motion of the Earth itself. The effortless and quiet turn of the spinning globe produces a calming effect, making it a fitting addition to your home or workplace. The rotating globe illustrates the physical properties of our planet with its shaded relief map. The relief displays the world's largest mountain ranges and deepest valleys, while the colors of this solar powered globe showcase earth's different environments. The planet's major geographical locations are also labeled in bold text.
Like earth, this desktop globe rotates slowly but continuously. With the sphere measuring 4.5 inches in diameter, the entire piece stands 7 inches high when spinning upon its stand. Forget about batteries or a power cord, MOVA's signature technology requires only ambient light to propel the unit! Solar cell technology, coupled with the earth's magnetic field, produces the world globe's rotation. The three-pronged stand comes with the purchase of the MOVA 4.5 Inch Physical Blue-Ocean Rotating Globe, but there are an additional five wooden stands, two Zen garden bases and two crystal stands available. All options are pictured in the images above and can be chosen from the drop down menu.
Solar Mova Globe Review by Anita F.
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It's great that these globes do not need batteries or power cords and run only on solar power. As a environmentally conscious human being (climate change is real, duh!) I have no regrets with this globe. Recommended. (Posted on 12/28/2012)
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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.