When I was a child, I always dreamed about watching Earth from the space. Back in the 1980s, we were almost sure that around year 2000, the space travel would be so common. Remember TV shows like “Space: 1999”. Unfortunately, the space race lost its momentum during the 1990s and 2000s.
But thanks to the Internet and computer science, we all able to see the earth from the space. And live! And HD! 24 hours a day (the feed will sometimes go down as the signal switches between the cameras – the screen is grey when the cameras are down)!
You can watch the live stream below:
The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment consists of four cameras that have been attached outside of the ISS – International Space Station.
It is hard to see when the International Space Station is on the dark side of our planet, but be patient, you’ll be at the sunny side in a few minutes (Orbital period of the ISS is 92.69 minutes). Its average speed is 7.66 kilometers per second (27,600 km/h; 17,100 mph).
Read more on NASA web site: International Space Station updates