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Levitating Moon Lamp: See You on the Light Side of the Moon

There’s something about the cratered surface of our moon that gives it such a wonderful appearance as the sun reflects off of it in the night sky. Now you can experience that wonder every day – whether or not it’s cloudy outside – with this nifty Levitating Moon Desk Lamp.

Unlike the actual moon, this one is illuminated from the inside out, but it still looks pretty awesome. The floating sphere is created using 3D printing technology to replicate the textured lunar surface.

The replica moon measures about 5.9″ in diameter, and has LED lights and magnets inside to float effortlessly above its wooden base. It uses wireless induction to power the lights inside the floating orb.

While I think the moon looks best in its more naturally white color, it does offer two other color modes including yellow, and gradually fading between yellow and white.

You can put the moon on your desk for $99.99 over at Amazon, which is a whole lot less expensive than building yourself a rocketship to launch you there.