Globe FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

 
Here you will find some common questions and information about globe ownership. Simply click on any of the following topics to view the answers.
 
Why are Globes Tilted?
Most globes are made to tilt at an angle of 23.5 to match the actual tilt of the earth in relationship to our sun. Incidentally, it is this tilting of the earth relative to the sun, rather than its changing distance from the sun, that causes the seasons to change and gives us more daylight hours at certain times of the year.
 
How do you find a place on a globe? How do you look up a place based on latitude and longitude?
 
What's the difference between the beige and blue colored globes?
 
What is that little round dial at the North Pole?
 
Why do some globes have a metal ring or semi-ring around them?
 
Which place names are used on most globes?
 
What is the raised relief feature that is available on some globes?
 
Why a globe instead of an atlas?
 
How often are globes updated?
 
What is the purpose of a compass rose on a map?
 
How do you clean a globe?
 
Where can you buy a replacement light bulb for a illuminated globe?
 
What stones are typically used on gemstone globes?
 
Can push pins be used in my press craft globe?
 
My globe ball won't stay upright. What should I do?
 
How does the "Touch On" feature work on my illuminated globe?
 
How old is my globe and what is it worth?
 
I have an older globe that has a lot of wear and tear. How do I get a replacement ball or stand?
 
What is the Updatable Globe Program?
 
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