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Planet Earth National Science

  • 33cm (13") diameter globe

  • Blue ocean globe

  • Illuminated globe ball

  • Dual mapping globe showing Political mapping non-illuminated and Physical mapping illuminated

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Planet Earth National Science

About This Globe

The scientific brilliance of The Planet Earth National Science Edition provides a very high quality, accurate and professional learning tool. The Planet Earth is a 13 inch diameter globe ball that is surrounded by dual meridians made from steel sprayed acrylic. The meridians are attached to a steel base.

The Planet earth is a unique educational tool. It shows day and night time for any time, date and location in the world throughout the four seasons. the globe ball itself is not only illuminated but features dual mapping which highlights the political features of the world when the light is turned off and the physical features when the globe is illuminated.

The globe can be manually adjusted by turning the circular control above the base seen in the second photo. This allows for both forward and backward motion so the owner can 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. Special 'Twilight Rings' depict the three zones of dawn and dusk. This globe has exceptional pedigree and build quality. Comes complete with a detailed instruction booklet located under the base of the globe.


  • Up-to-date blue ocean cartography
  • Features Dual Mapping, showing two styles of mapping in one globe.
  • Cartography designed in Germany

Map Detail

  • Dual Mapping shows Political Mapping non-illuminated and Physical Mapping when illuminated.
  • Blue Ocean globe.
  • Highly detailed map.
  • Realistic representation of the world when illuminated.
  • Clear country boundaries when not illuminated.

Base & Meridian

  • Solid steel base.
  • steel sprayed acrylic meridian.
Additional Information
Ball Colour Blue
Ball Diameter 33cm (13")
Globe Width 35.5cm (14")
Height 40.5cm (16")
Globe Ball Material Vinyl
Meridian Material Plastic
Base Material Metal
Raised Relief No
Type Illuminated
Brand Columbus
Cartography Up-to-date Map
Cartography Style Political Mapping
Country of Manufacture Germany
Delivery Weight (kg) 4
Customer Reviews (7)
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As an aviation navigation instructor, this has proved invaluable in actually demonstrating declination of the sun at different times of the year together with phases of twilight and how this all relates to earth inclination and the position of the earth relative to the Sun during the solar calendar. Review by Taff Pike (Posted on 03/04/2018)
Excellent Product, superb help and service.
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Bought this Globe as a Christmas present for my daughters, ordered it on line because the website is very informative and clear. Within a day, they called me to inform that this product was on back order it would arrive on time. It arrived well wrapped and in time! Well communicated, great service! Review by Christian van Kooten - Great Chesterford (Posted on 03/04/2018)
Nice product.
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I've bought it for my son's 8th birthday. I quite happy with it. I just thought it was going to tern around itself automatically )) Another thing - my child wasn't as much impressed as expected )) However it is still very nice glob which easy to read, quite attractive staff for your study. Review by Elena - Horsham (Posted on 03/04/2018)
Excellent product, excellent service.
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Bought as a gift for my husband. I purchased well in advance to allow sufficient time for delivery/account for possible problems. Shouldn't have worried. Globe arrived within days of ordering (to west of Ireland). My husband absolutely loved it.Very high quality product. Would definitely recommend. Review by Jessica Hayes - Galway, Ireland (Posted on 03/04/2018)
Very attractive globe.
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Very nice and interesting globe, gets lots of attention from visitors, looks great illuminated... a lovely addition to our living room.... great service very prompt delivery Review by ian stewart - Blantyre Scotland (Posted on 03/04/2018)
Lovely product - really pleased with it!
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I bought this for my wife, and it was a very successful present! Good quality and with interesting and useful functionality. Like the previous commentator, I thought it came with no instructions. It wasn't until two weeks after my wife's birthday that she found the instructions under the base... Review by Martin - London, UK (Posted on 03/04/2018)
Excellent, decorative and educational.
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This illuminated globe is not only highly decorative but also has enormous educational value. It shows the twilight zones, and by moving the dials you can see where the sun is directly overhead on any day of the year. My only slight quibble was that it came with no instructions whatsoever. Review by Dr Derek Bourgeois - Dorset (Posted on 03/04/2018)
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