The Moon at your reach
Now you can see the Moon where and when you want it
An exact 1:20 millions scaled Moon replica made up of images by NASA
You’re comfortably seated on your chaise longue at home. There’s a soft glowing light that shines in the dark as you listen to Gravity’s soundtrack. You can’t stop looking at your latest acquisition: Moon Lunar Globe. In two seconds you immerse yourself into a new dimension and find yourself piloting a rocket to the Moon. Your pulse accelerates as you get closer as you admire and desire its reach.
Your cell phone rings and you reality hits you but you don’t quite know if what just happened was really a dream. Your Moon Lunar Globe is so real that you doubt its presence. Its high level of precision confuses you. This exact replica, that is to a scale of 1:20 millions, was made with the help of NASA. You can even observe all of its craters and their exact position!
Moon Lunar Globe is made of real images, counts on a rotating electric arm made of aluminium. This arm is automatized by Computer Numerical Control (CNC) that imitates the reflection of the Sun thanks a the ring of LED lights and its ability to reproduce the phases of the Moon, just as we see it all the way from Earth. In this way, you can see in which phase the Moon is in without having to look through the window. MOON presents a mechanism that consists in three programas: Manual, Demo and Live. The Manual program allows you to rotate the Sun and put the Moon in the phase that you wish to see it. In the Demo program, the synodic or orbital periods are automatically revealed in just 30 seconds. And lastly, the Live mode synchronizes MOON with the actual position of the real Moon.
MOON is the result of a four year project in which many prototypes were created until the final design was ready. For the first time, technology, design and science meet to create a new artistic project. If you missed one of the full eclipses that occur once a decade and can’t wait to see the next one, you just have to program your MOON to see an eclipse.
Photos and video from Oscar Lhermitte