Position of the ISS

This map shows the ground track of the International Space Station´s next orbit. The ISS image marks its current position. The dark section on the map indicate when the space station is in the earth's shadow (night).


This is the High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the ISS. It is mounted on the External Payload Facility of the European Space Agency’s Columbus module. This experiment includes several commercial HD video cameras aimed at the Earth.

Live ISS stream

Live video from the International Space Station includes internal views and Earth views at other times. The video is accompanied by audio of conversations between the crew and Mission Control. During "loss of signal" periods, viewers will see a blue screen.