"Feel the rhythm of the earth"
''Become an astronaut watching the Earth from space''
Day and night
Ever dreamed of a globe that shows you in real time where on earth it is day and where it is night?
That’s why we are inventing Moving Earth, a globe that fully automatically turns around and accurately displays the position of the earth in relation to the sun over a whole year.
Yes, you read it right! A full year around! So not only the day and night time, but also the seasons of the year. And all this completely automated.
We are well on our way to finish the first fully working product.
''Inside is where the magic happens''
Our solar system
In our solar system the planets are moving around the sun. It takes 365 days for earth to complete a full orbit.
But the earth doesn’t just move around the sun, it also rotates on its own axis every 24 hours, creating night and day.
And because the axis of the earth is at an angle of about 23.5 degrees, the seasons arise.
A compact design
We wanted to simulate the illumination of the sun on the earth’s surface in the form of a globe.
But instead of a planetarium, with planets orbiting each other, we where looking for a more compact design.
That is why we have moved the sun from outside the earth to inside the earth, creating the same illumination, but in a different way.
How does Moving Earth work?
Inside Moving Earth a light source is used to illuminate one side of the earth. This light source rotates slowly around its axis, with one revolution every 365 days.
The earth also rotates around its axis at an angle of 23.5, with one revolution every 24 hours.
This combination lets you see the day and night rhythm of the earth and the seasons of the year.
To make all this possible, a number of complex mechanics and electronics have been implemented.
Sounds exciting, right?
'Adjust it manually and digitally according to your wishes'
Enjoy the full adjustability
Many parameters can be changed both manually as digitally. Think of:
- The brightness of the sun
- The rotation speed of the sun
- The rotation speed of the earth
- Setting the product to the real-time position of the earth and sun
- But also, and we really like this part very much, setting specific times for the sun to start or stop shining. In this way, the product can be used as a wake-up light in the morning.
''A unique product''
What makes Moving Earth so unique?
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