16" Dia. Rotating Illuminated Seasonal Globe in Plexiglass case
The planet Earth drifts through space like a beautiful bright blue jewel in an endless dark sea ... forever.
In our search for new ways to bring the excitement of astronomy to everyone, we believe we created the most effective and captivating way to teach people about our home planet and the seasons. The individually crafted full Earth globe is lit from within, yet ingeniously shielded so that only half of the planet is visible as the globe turns, perfectly recreating how the sunlight varies over the surface of the Earth.
The smoked plexiglass cover makes this unique globe even more special by creating the exact appearance of Earth floating in space. Viewers of all ages are absolutely transfixed by the sight of their planet, spinning quietly in the darkness. The Blue Planet is wonderful for home, office or classroom and personal discovery. An unmatched 3D perspective of our world that answers: Why are there seasons? How does the sunlight really change during the year over the globe? How many hours of sunlight does any location receive during the year? What time does sun rise and set at your location today?
The Blue Planet takes the concept of normal globe and transforms it into a marvellous astronomical display. We are certain that this exceptional model is worth your consideration.
NOTE. Each globe comes with multi-setting controller allowing lit or unlit rotation or stationary observation. A bright spot represents the position on the Earth where the sun is directly overhead. Plexiglass cover measures 23" high x 18" x 18".
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 05 December, 2005.