Globe 20

Lunar Globe
J. Chein & Company, Burlington, N.J., ca. 1969

Globe 20: 9" diameter tin lunar globe, on white plastic, 3-armed stand (5" high): rests about 12" high. The globe is screen printed with photographic images of the moon’s surface and divided by a raised black and white striped equatorial band into the side facing the earth and the “dark” side not visible from earth (rendered in a lighter shade of blue). The earth side is a composite of photographs taken from the U.S. orbiter Copernicus. The other side of the moon is based on photographs taken by astronaut William Anders aboard Apollo 8 (December 1968), and is incomplete; a comprehensive picture of the dark side was not yet available. Craters and other geological features are labeled in green, impact and landing sites of spacecraft are labeled in orange. Newly named features, not yet officially recognized, are in parentheses. [description from George Glazer Gallery]