The MOVA 4.5 Inch Political Blue-Ocean Rotating Globe is a stylish compliment to any surface. This compact model brings color and fluid motion to its environment, making it an alluring addition to a desktop, table or bookshelf. Each country of the world is brightly colored in this solar powered globe's eye-catching design and contrast artistically with neighboring nations. This political map is perfect for the geographically minded person who is eager to know the planet's political boundaries. Alongside the different countries that make up our planet is the beautiful blue shade of the ocean.
With its 4.5 inch globe, the entire model stands 7 inches high, including the three-pronged clear acrylic base. Propped up by its stand, the rotating globe features MOVA's signature solar technology. The unit requires only ambient light to power its effortless movements. Both natural and artificial light will animate this globe's rotations. The solar cells within the unit energize its spinning motion. The modern three-pronged acrylic base comes with the MOVA 4.5 Inch Political Blue-Ocean Rotating Globe, but there are five other wooden stands also available for purchase. Additionally, there are two elegant crystal stands and two Zen garden bases available. All options displayed in the above images and can be ordered in the drop-down menu.
Nice for tabletop Review by Alex H.
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It's a very nice looking globe. Specially when it's rotating. (Posted on 4/16/2014)
Great Globe, Even Better Base Review by Bailey
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I bought the three pronged natural wood base along with my political globe. Its awesome watching this solar powered globe rotate on its own, only using light, but it looks even cooler on its unique stand. (Posted on 8/24/2012)
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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.