Streaming-Live Video of The Earth Online Through HDEV or High Definition Earth Viewing

Earthniversity would like to share with you the latest (c. May 2014) experiment conducted by NASA which is streaming live video of Earth for viewing online. Thank you NASA and youtube.

Published on Jul 9, 2014

To date there have been millions of viewers looking at the High Definition Earth Viewing, or HDEV camera views. Four cameras are sitting on the exterior of the space station which stream live video of Earth for viewing online. The cameras are enclosed in a temperature specific housing and are exposed to the harsh radiation of space. Analysis of the effect of space on the video quality may help engineers decide which cameras are the best types to use on future missions. The Associate Program Scientist for Crew Earth Observations, Will Stefanov, tells us more. (uploaded by ReelNASA on youtube)


If you go to this website – – you will find the live video of Earth from the ISS. You will know that you are in this website if you can read this on the top page – THE GATEWAY TO ASTRONAUT PHOTOGRAPHY OF EARTH – HDEV…Just get the right timing because at times, the stream is experiencing technical issues, but it will resume.


*Streaming – real time Internet sound or video: the playing of sound or video over the Internet or a computer network in real time. (Bing Dictionary).