Live Images from the International Space Station - Source (
The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the ISS was activated April 30, 2014. 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 which are enclosed in a pressurized and temperature controlled housing. While the experiment is operational, views will typically sequence through the different cameras. Between camera switches, a gray and then black color slate will briefly appear.
The live video feed from the International Space Station (ISS) can take a moment to load. Please be patient. It is after all, coming to you from ~350km above the Earths surface while travelling at 7.66km every second.