An astronaut's perspective


UrtheCast and NASA bring you live, high definition video from the ISS.

Perched 250 miles (400 km) above Earth’s surface are four high-definition cameras that capture video of our planet from four unique angles. You'll see storms swirl over the oceans, watch the sun rise and set 16 times a day, and experience the blue marble as it rolls beneath the ISS.


Earth science, from space

In April of 2014, NASA's High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) cameras began streaming video of the planet from aboard the External Payload Facility of the European Space Agency's Columbus module. The Earth-viewing experiment includes several commercial HD video cameras that are enclosed in a pressurized, temperature-controlled casing.