How Do You Watch Live Satellite Aerial Views?


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Visit UStream.TV, Space.com or N2YO.com to view live satellite views of the Earth streamed from cameras on the International Space Station. Alternatively, NESDIS.NOAA.gov offers current satellite images from a fleet of environmental satellites. N2YO.com also shows the real-time location of each satellite on a world map to help identify the countries or seas above which a satellite is traveling.

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NASA streams live satellite images of the Earth from four high-definition video cameras attached to the exterior of the International Space Station. UStream.com displays the live streaming in the screen under ISS HD Earth Viewing Experiment. Click the arrows in the bottom right corner to enlarge the screen view.

To view the images on Space.com, click the arrow on the screen under NASA Now Steaming Live HD Camera Views of Earth From Space (Video). If the screen is black, the International Space Station may be traveling through the night side of the Earth. As the station takes 90 minutes to orbit the Earth, the view soon returns to daylight.

To view current satellite images on NESDIS.NOAA.gov, hover over satellites, click Imagery and Data and select a satellite from those available. Click Load Image to read information about the satellite's orbit and purpose, and click Download Current Image.

N2YO.com displays the live satellite images of the earth and shows its location on a world map. The site also streams live footage from inside the International Space Station. To view the location of any satellite, hover above Satellites on Orbit on the home page, click a category and click Track It beside a satellite.

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