Mechanical spinning globe that shows the night/day terminator


#1

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#2

Mine was missing a whole continent!


#3

Got you covered.


#4

what have we become


#5

Does the globe also reflect the Earth’s varying tilt throughout the year as that certainly reflects where the night/day terminus is …


#6

It does seem to. If I’m understanding the pictures in the assembly guide on Amazon, the mask inside the globe which creates the terminator is itself very slowly rotating relative to the globe.

Too bad the gears look like cheap plastic. I really need to get that indexing head finally so I can cut my own.


#7

Cool globe, but the ad says time is constant. Time is most certainly not constant.


#8

Cool!
Do they make a flat version?


#9

Trust me, blocking out Antarctica will save a lot of money in future globe revisions…


#10

Lunchtime doubly so.


#11

Or, if you can’t afford to shell out the $196…


#12

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