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This moon was my son's favourite christmas present! It is very easy to set up - batteries in the moon and remote, and good to go! It has a hole in the back to hang it on a screw / nail (a bit like a wall clock has), and is quite light so you don't feel worried about hanging it in a child's room. It is plastic, which is bumpy across the front, like the surface of the moon, and flat at the back so it fits nice and flush to the wall.
You can use the small remote control to cycle manually through the phases of the moon, or set them to cycle through automatically. It has a sleep timer which means it turns itself off after half an hour, so we use it as y son's nightlight. He absolutely loves it (he is 4), and it has really sparked his interest in what the real moon is doing outside, an educational bonus!
Although it isn't exactly heavy duty, I am pleased with the design and quality of the product for the price, and it is so original and engaging for children and adults alike, that it is one of those things I am so glad I bought - highly recommended!!!
This authentically detailed model of the moon is designed to hang easily on your wall like a picture and the realistic moonscape shines moonlight just like the actual moon. Use the remote control to automatically scroll through twelve illuminated lunar phases or use the manual function which allows you to set your own moon to look just like the moon outside, from a new moon all the way to a full moon. The moon also includes an auto shut-off mechanism to preserve battery life, making this item perfect for bedtime. It is really easy to set up and no mains electrics are required, it is powered by just 4 x AA batteries in the moon and 2 x AAA batteries in the remote. You can also read fascinating information about the moon in the colourful educational booklet included. This detailed moon makes a stunning room accessory or a reassuring night light. Recommended For Ages 6 Plus