I love this globe. I have it set up in my garden where the sun hits it all day. The globe does have a soft glow at night and it lasts a long time. It's very pretty. I'm not sure why the other viewers say it doesn't glow. Maybe they don't have it set up in the direct sun light or it doesn't get the direct sun light very long. I will be purchase another one for a different area in my yard.
This is exactly what we were looking for. The colors are serene enough to blend, yet vibrant enough to be noticed. The soft glow is after dark is eerie and so cool! It also matches the butterfly spinner we purchased at the same time.