MOVA GLOBE CONSTELLATIONS SILVER 4.5 INCH

£169.99

MOVA Globes – Designed to rotate silently on their own, using the power of light and Earths’ magnetic field.

-Turns using ambient light

-Hidden magnets provide movement

-No cords or batteries

SELF ROTATING GLOBES
Each handcrafted globe amalgamates vibrant artwork with Mova’s patented technology for flawless rotation without batteries or messy cords. Hidden solar cells use ambient light for power, while the earth’s magnetic field provides the necessary torque. These elements work in unison to power a whisper quiet mechanism, allowing the globe to rotate within a clear outer shell.

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The brilliance of the night sky right in your living room. Each of the 88 constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union is depicted using a series of star shapes, dots, and lines to give the impression of varied distances and sizes. Stars are shown in a metallic silver tone atop a deep black backdrop, allowing every shape to pop. Upgrade to the larger 8.5″ globe for an enhanced version with additional detail, including outlines of each constellation along with historical information on the legends for which they are named. A constellation is an area on the celestial sphere in which a group of visible stars forms a perceived outline or pattern, typically representing an animal, mythological person or creature, or an inanimate object. The origins of the earliest constellations likely go back to prehistory. Stars in our galaxy are scattered across a vast, three-dimensional space. When we look up from the surface of our planet, though, that’s not what we see. We see constellations: two-dimensional pictures and shapes connecting stars in the sky to stories from cultures around the globe. One tradition related to the stars is the Western zodiac, made up of 12 constellations: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. Those constellations are connected to myth and legend, as well as the unscientific concepts of modern astrology. But they were also important instruments that once marked the passage of time and the seasons. Today, constellations continue to be valuable tools to orient astronomers and stargazers in the night sky.