It's incredible to remind ourselves that that spat with our best friend or the twenty bucks we lost somewhere means nothing, really, when considering what a speck of dust we are in the vast universe. This 8" Celestial Globe attempts to align both with a globe of the earth and a map of constellations-- on the same globe! In the daytime, you have a standard, accurate globe of the earth. But as the sky darkens, an advanced optical sensor in the globe allows the display of a magical celestial sphere, a map of the stars and the names of the constellations they belong to. Amazing. We might be just flakes of dandruff on the shoulders of the universe, but at least with a 8" Celestial Globe, we get a glimpse of how wide those shoulders really are!