MOON is the most accurate lunar globe, using NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter topographic data combined with electronic and mechanical engineering alongside careful craftsmanship in mold making.
MOON is unlike traditional lunar globes that uses 2D photographs or illustrations of the Moon.
It is a truly accurate 1/20 million replica of the Moon featuring all the craters, elevation and ridges in accurate 3D.
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). Preorder shipping in 2017
Overall dimensions: 370mm X 330mm X180mm (14.5in X 13in X 7in)
Globe: ø 173mm (6.8 inches) - 1/20 million scale
Weight: 1.8kg (3.15lbs)
Arm length: 260mm
Table surface needed for 360º rotation: 550mm X 550mm (21.6in X 21.6in)
Material: Polyurethane resin, CNC machined and anodized aluminium, powder coated
steel, electronic board
Power: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz, 5V adaptor supplied
541 backers pledged £145,393 to help bring this project to life.