Current position of the ISS

Where is the International Space Station right now?

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.
Please note that the map is not real-time video. However, the position itself is real-time.

Ground point


Orbital speed







miles   km

Ground track

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.