The Most Accurate Lunar Globe
The project involves the use of the latest data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter combined with advanced electronic and mechanical engineering alongside careful craftsmanship in mold making.
Design meets technology meets science meets art
The results are a truly accurate 1/20 million replica of the Moon with surface features in every detail. A ring of LEDs revolves around the globe, constantly illuminating the correct face of the moon and recreating the lunar phases as seen from Earth.
MOON is unlike traditional lunar globes that uses 2D photographs or illustrations of the Moon.
1. it is a truly accurate 1/20 million replica of the Moon featuring all the craters, elevation and ridges in accurate 3D.
2. it has a ring of LED lights that revolves around the globe, constantly illuminating the correct face of the moon and recreating the lunar phases as seen from Earth.
The combination of the 3D terrain with a light source is what makes it unique. By projecting the light onto the Moon, all the craters, ridges and elevations are brought into relief by their shadows. This recreates the lunar features as we see them from Earth.
For the first time, MOON allows you to see the side not visible from Earth (“dark side of the Moon” or “far side” to be scientifically correct).
Published April 20, 2016