Mova Globe - 4.5" Blue Ocean Political Map
This spinning desk globe is traditional in style, underpinned by advanced technology. It has vibrant blue oceans, and the political map depicts countries in bright colors for easy visibility, and labels stand out in crisp black.
This fascinating globe floats at a perfect point of balance between buoyant and gravitational forces, and slowly turns as it feels the force of the Earth's magnetic field and the energy carried in light. It has a similar working mechanism to a compass - an extremely sophisticated one at that!
Its perpetual, quiet motion brings a tranquil point of focus to a room.
It is a truly beautiful globe that's intriguing to see in action! And makes a wonderful, educational ornament for the office, home or classroom.
Age: 12 + with adult supervision (this is not a toy)
The rotation of the globe creates forces in the fluid that center the inner ball and prevent contact at the equator, so the inner globe is not actually touching the outer shell.
At these low speeds the fluid friction is very low. The energy to overcome the fluid friction is provided by room light that passes through the graphic design and is incident on very specialized solar cells within the globe. An electric current provided by the cells powers a drive mechanism designed to move at a very low speed and power.
The graphic on the inner globe is about 1/4 inch below the outer surface of the outer shell, but the optical qualities of the fluid and the outer shell magnify the inner globe and cause its surface to appear to be on the outside surface of the outer shell.
All-in-all, an inspiring and intriguing globe with a high quality design, built to last.
- The Earth's magnetic field
- Workings of a compass
- The Earth's rotation
- Solar energy
|Age Group||12+ Years|
What are the shipping costs?
FREE Shipping is available on all orders over $120 to anywhere in Australia!
Orders under the value of $120 incur a low flat rate shipping cost of only $9.95 to anywhere in Australia.
Express, Registered and International delivery options are also available. The cost for these premium shipping services will be automatically calculated during the checkout process. Please conact us if you have any queries with these services.
In some cases we may need to apply a shipping surcharge to large or fragile items, especially to remote or non-urban locations. You will be contacted by us for confirmation if this additional charge is applicable.
How long will it take for my order to arrive?.
You should receive your order within 2 to 4 working days, although to some regional and out back areas it can take up to 2 working days longer. Orders going to WA also take a little longer, up to 6 working days.
All standard orders are shipped using Australia Post's eParcel service, so you'll be kept fully informed of the progress of your order during its journey to you. Aside from receiving regular email updates, you can enter your tracking number into Australia Post's website at any time for information about the delivery status of your order.
International delivery will take from between 1 to 4 weeks depending on the destination and potential customs clearance delays.
When will my order be shipped?
We ship every Victorian business day. Orders received and paid for by 12pm AEST time will generally be shipped the same day.
If you require your order urgently, we have a next day delivery express service available.
What locations do you ship to?
We ship to both Australian and International customers.
What shipping options are available?
The majority of orders are shipped using Australia Post's trackable eParcel service, with larger orders being sent by national courier.
We also have options for express or registered post. A number of international delivery options are also available. These can be selected during checkout.