Type: Self Revolving 8.5" Blue Oceans Political Globe
Stand: 3-Prong Clear Acrylic
Features: No Batteries\Power Cord - Powered by Ambient Light
Size: 12"H x 8.5"W x 8.5"D
The Mova 8.5" Blue Ocean Rotating Globe is truly a magnificent display piece.
By carefully placing a clear and perfectly safe fluid between two layers, it
allows for a dynamic rotation of the sphere, accurately mimicking the revolution
of the Earth.
When this globe was designed, the properties of both the outer shell and the
fluids were taken into careful consideration so that the surface features appear
to be magnified and thus easier to see. This alluring globe also features up
to date political mapping and bright vibrant colors that add depth and beauty
to an already wondrous piece. One of this globe's more outstanding features
is the vibrant blue oceans that are used in combination with the sleek colors
of the continents and countries, truly bringing this remarkable piece to life.
The globe is powered by ambient light in the room itself as well as the magnetic
fields of the earth, so it requires no power source to operate. This elegant
sphere is absolutely silent since it is supported by fluid and creates no friction
between the two surfaces. The Mova 8.5" Blue Ocean Rotating Globe is supported
by a sleek, crystal clear acrylic base and stands approximately 12" tall.
About the Mova Globe
The world's most advanced globe, the MOVA globe rotates silently and is inspired
by the earth itself. It requires no power cords or batteries, only the natural
light of your home or office. The three-fingered acrylic base is included with
every MOVA globe.
How the Mova Globe Works
The MOVA globe rotates peacefully and silently using only the energy of room
light and the force of the earth's magnetic field. This is possible because
the MOVA globe is actually an inner globe that rotates and is contained within
an outer shell made of very clear acrylic that does not rotate. The thin space
between the inner globe and outer shell is filled with a safe, perfectly clear
fluid that buoyantly supports the inner globe completely out of contact with
the outer shell. This inner globe, floating and turning in a virtually friction-free
environment and energized by light, is analogous to the earth itself. The MOVA
globe is being brought to market at a time when people everywhere will understand
and appreciate this analogy.
The optical properties of the outer sell and fluid are carefully chosen so
that the graphic features on the surface of the inner globe are magnified and
appear to be on the outer surface of the outer shell. This means that the outer
shell actually appears to move.
The MOVA globe can rest on an attractive three fingered stand that is provided,
or on just about any other kind of stand that can be chosen to complement it's
graphic design. The MOVA globe appears to rotate in spite of resting on the
stand, in quiet defiance of commonly held ideas about the laws of friction.
A carefully designed, and highly efficient drive mechanism within the inner
globe drives the rotation even in room light. Energy for the drive is provided
by very advanced solar cells within the inner globe, illuminated by light passing
through the graphic on the globe. The drive includes a magnetic element that
reacts with the earth's magnetic field, much as a common compass does, to provide
torque to drive the globe.
All of these elements of the MOVA globe cooperate to create a beautiful, magical
object that provides a meditative point of focus to any room.