What the astronauts see right now

This is the view from the ISS directly down to earth. The crosshair indicates the current ground point. The map is updated every second.
The current position of the ISS is displayed on a GoogleMap, which is not real-time video. However, the position itself is real-time.


Click the button "Snapshot" to open an extra map of the current ground area in a new window.

Ground track

Ground point

 
 

Time

 

Orbital speed

 
 

Altitude

 

miles km

This map shows the ground track of the International Space Station´s next orbit. The crosshair marks its current position.

The blue sections of the ISS' track indicate when the space station is in the earth's shadow. The red sections mark when the ISS is sunlit.