A globe is a three-dimensional, spherical model, the Earth’s scale (earth globe or geographic globe) or other celestial body like a planet or moon. While patterns can be made of objects with arbitrary or irregular shapes, the globe term is used only to model objects that are approximately spherical. The word “world” comes from the Latin word globus, which means round mass or sphere. Some globes include relief to show mountains and other features on the Earth’s surface.
There are also globes called celestial globes and astronomical globes, which are the spherical representation of the celestial sphere, showing the apparent positions of stars and constellations in the sky.
Maps plans are created using a map projection that inevitably introduces an increasing amount of distortion, the greater the area the map shows. A globe is the only representative of the Earth that does not distort neither the shape nor the size of the great features – ground masses, streams, etc.
The Earth’s circumference is very close to 40 million meters. Many globes are made with a circumference of one meter, so they are earth models on a scale of 1:40 million. In imperial units, many globes are made with a diameter of one foot, producing a circumference of 3.14 feet and a scale of 1: 41.777.000. The globes are also made in many other formats.
Sometimes it has a globe that shows surface texture texture; In these, the increases are exaggerated, otherwise they would not be visible. Most modern globes are also printed with parallel and meridians so that the approximate coordinates of a specific position can be counted. Globes can also show the boundaries of countries and their names, a feature that can quickly become obsolete as countries change their name or boundaries.
Many celestial globes have a marked feature in them: a schema called analemma, which shows the apparent sun movement in the sky over a year.
Globes usually show north up, but many globes allow the tree to rotate so that the southern portions can be conveniently seen. This feature also lets you explore the Earth from different directions to help the whole North over distortion caused by conventional presentation.