The Planet Earth
14" Day/Night Globe from National Geographic

Have you ever wanted to actually see how Alaska experiences complete days in darkness or daylight?  Have you ever wondered why the International Dateline has such significance in the business world?  The National Geographic Planet Earth can answer these questions and many more.  With the light off the globe shows the political map of the world.  When the light is on, it shows the physical features of the world - but that's not all.  This unique educational tool also shows day and nighttime for any time, date, and location in the world throughout the four seasons.  It can be manually adjusted both forward and backward to see past, present, and future hours of daylight and darkness for easy demonstration and understanding.  A pinpoint light shows the actual location of the sun throughout the year.  Unique "twilight rings" depict the three zones of dawn and dusk.  Superb design and engineering, combined with the expert cartography of National Geographic, creates a learning tool that is fun and easy to use.  The base is plastic, with a matte brass finish.  Comes complete with a detailed instruction booklet and Certificate of Authenticity.

Please note: All Illuminated globes have an electrical cord to power the internal light bulb.  The cord is hidden in the photo, but comes out of the base.

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This state of the art globe in its full glory is available in that desirable 14" diameter. This slightly larger globe ball is a feature exclusive to National Geographic globes. 14" globe boasts more than 30% surface area than the 12", allowing for more place name labels and larger typefaces.

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

Item# NG143472
Price:  $499.00


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Example of dual map: Shown lit at left, unlit at right
Name: Planet Earth ...the Day/Night globe by National Geographic
Globe Type: 14" Physical/Political
Base: Plastic
Meridian: Fully calibrated plastic full meridian and horizon ring
Color: Blue ocean/National Geographic palette
Illuminated: Yes
Raised Relief: No
Special: Shows darkness/light and can be adjusted for seasons
Pros: "Flagship" of the National Geographic desk globes. Shows political borders when light is off, and physical features when illuminated. Traditional National Geographic fonts and colors for superb readability and consistency with their award winning maps. Outstanding colors and detail.
Cons: High price for desktop globe. Plastic construction.
1-World comment: A truly fine precision reference tool.

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