About the MOVA Globe
How do they Rotate?
The world's most advanced 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 each globe, and other stand options are also available.
It rotates peacefully and silently using only the energy of room light and the force of the earth's magnetic field. This is possible because there 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 optical properties of the outer sell and fluid are carefully chosen so that the graphic features on the surface of the inner sphere are magnified and appear to be on the outer surface of the outer shell. This means that the outer shell actually appears to move.
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 sphere, 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.