Offering space travel with no need for astronaut training, the innovative MOON Model Lamp is the first topographically accurate lunar globe. Crafted entirely in the UK, the MOON Lamp displays the current lunar phases at any time using the latest NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter technology and topographic data.
Unlike traditional lunar globes that utilise 2D photographs, MOON uses the latest 3D data combined with electronic and mechanical engineering and careful mould-making craftsmanship to depict all of the moons craters, elevations and ridges in complete accuracy.
Enhancing this ground-breaking design even further is the ring of LED lights that orbit around the globe on a slender arm, illuminating the correct face of the moon for the time set on the base and recreating the phases as seen from Earth.
The three-dimensional cratered surface, when combined with the rotating light source, projects the relief of the moon’s surface using light and shadow, even allowing users to see for the first time, in complete accuracy, the ‘dark side of the moon’.
Featuring manual, demo and live modes, MOON allows users to either rotate the sun light themselves, observe a synodic month in just 30 seconds or experience the live lunar phases in real time with the changes in the sky.
A perfect gift idea for space cadets in-the-making or astro-enthusiasts, the MOON Model Lamp is a unique, first of its kind accurate lunar globe sure to bring astronomical fascination into your space.