The Marco Polo
14" Day and Night Globe

The Marco Polo illuminated globe sits on a sturdy stainless steel base and allows you to explore a multitude of astronomical concepts related to the planet earth.  An excellent educational globe that exhibits the following features:
  • Elliptical orbit around the sun
  • Earth rotation on its axis
  • Celestial points
  • Day and night for any time, date, and location in the world.
  • Adjustable time dial at base can be set to any time and day of the year, past, present, or future hours of daylight and darkness can be displayed.
  • A pinpoint light indicates the subsolar point on the planet or location where the sun is perceived to be directly overhead.
  • Unique "twilight rings" depict the three zones of dawn and dusk.
  • Includes 44 page instruction guide.

The Marco Polo also features impressively detailed dual map cartography. When the globe is illuminated a political maps displays countries in contrasting colors. When turned off a detailed physical map displays vegetation using deep brown hues to represent mountain ranges, various green and yellow tones representing lush forests, grasslands, and desserts. Landforms and ocean floor are displayed with photorealistic shaded relief.

Stainless Steel Base

Diameter: 14"
Height: 17"
Weight: 15 lbs.

ITEM:# CG-483482
PRICE: $439.00

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Marco Polo 14" Day and Night by Columbus - Stainless Steel
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Brass Base

Diameter: 14"
Height: 17"
Weight: 15 lbs.

ITEM:# CG-483472
PRICE: $439.00

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Marco Polo 14" Day and Night by Columbus - Brass
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Name: The Marco Polo Illuminated Day and Night Globe
Globe Type: 14" Physical/Political Desk Globe
Globe Ball: Plexiglass, heavy duty
Base: High grade stainless steel/brass
Meridian: Fiberglass in stainless steel/brass finish
Color: Blue Ocean
Illuminated: Yes
Electrical Cord Run: Internal, routed through base
Raised Relief: No
Cartography: Columbus Panorama Series
Special: A unique globe that allows you to view day and night for any location, time, and date with the turn of a dial. 14" diameter globe boasts over 30% more surface area than a 12" diameter globe.
Pros: Dual image technology has been incorporated to show political borders in contrasting colors when illuminated and physical features when not lit.
1-World comment: A great reference globe and learning tool. Perfect for students learning about the Earth's orbit around the sun and seasonal changes.

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