12-inch Illuminated Globe is a stately and sophisticated desktop globe. The wooden stand features a multi-directional semi-meridian. Navigation in any direction is possible for easy viewing. The internal LED allows this globe to be used as night light or backdrop. The classic stylings include blue oceans and the relief of the continents is featured in gradient shading to accurately depict the changes in terrain and vegetation. There are several thousand geopolitical boundaries and topographical features some of which are more visible when the LED is used. For identifying places , planning trips, deciding a new travel destination the Gibraltar is an excellent choice. Functional, classic decor provides both style and practicality. the overall size of the sphere and stand are 15.7"H x 13.6"W x 12"D. The entire unit weighs 3.5 lbs.