The MOVA globe consists of an inner sphere, which is the labeled globe, and an outer acrylic shell. There’s a set of solar cells inside the sphere, and the graphics on the globe allow just enough light to pass through to energize the solar cells and power the globe’s motor. The outer shell is filled with clear fluid, which supports the inner globe and creates a virtually friction-free environment so it can spin. When it’s exposed to natural or artificial light, the MOVA globe starts to turn. Each globe comes with an acrylic base, or you can opt to buy an extra wooden or crystal base.
Bill French, the creator of MOVA globes, was fascinated by the idea of earth spinning in space, and he used his expertise in magnetic and solar technologies to recreate the earth's perpetual motion in a handheld model. His invention is inspiring and educational. It makes a great gift for teachers, travelers, new graduates, lifelong adventurers. . . and for yourself. When you need a mental break, you can let your mind wander with the globe and escape to a different part of the world.