The MOVA 4.5 Inch Satellite View with Cloud Rotating Globe shows earth as it is appears from space. The vast oceans and colored landmasses are partly obscured by the wispy white cloud cover that drifts over the planet's surface. This world globe is one of the more dynamic representations of earth, as seen in pictures from satellites. The airy cloud cover set against the deep blue ocean hue illuminates the planet's natural beauty. The pale yellows and vivid greens of the spinning globe's landmasses take the viewer from America's epic deserts to the jungles of Africa.
Miniscule solar cells within the MOVA globe take in natural and artificial light to produce a low energy that powers the model's rotation. No batteries or inconvenient power cords are needed to make this model spin. The desktop globe itself is 4.5 inches in diameter, but the whole unit stands 7 inches tall when it rests on the acrylic three pronged base. In addition to the attractive clear base that comes with the MOVA 4.5 Inch Satellite View with Cloud Rotating Globe, there are five handsome wooden stands available along with two Zen garden bases and two elegant crystal stands. All options are pictured in the images above and can be selected from the drop down menu.
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This globe has amazing style, which is a great addition to its impressive technology. These little solar powered wonders are irresistible. I give them away as gifts all the time! (Posted on 7/1/2012)
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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.