The lunar globe, dubbed MOON, bills itself as the most accurate of its kind. The mini moon comes with a ring of LED lights that revolve around the globe and illuminate the face of the moon as seen from Earth. MOON also reveals the far side of the moon, which faces away from Earth.
He was inspired to create MOON after he saw high-resolution photos captured by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been in orbit around the moon for almost seven years.
The LRO probe collects information on the lunar environment, maps day and night temperatures, and snaps high-resolution images of the moon.
Since people “Only recognize craters when the light shines on them,” Lhermitte said, MOON also comes with a rotating light source controlled by a mini, internal computer.
Lhermitte’s colleagues, Alex Du Preez and Peter Krige, designed the computer to include an algorithm that calculates the path of the moon around the sun for the next 100 years.