Planet Earth Live Streams

With thanks to LiveStream providers, NASA and EXPLORE.org in particular.

A selection of planet Earth live streams to be found on this page: Earth from space (ISS Space station), Geirangerfjord-Norway, Brooks Falls-Alaska, Mpala African wildlife-Kenya, Dumpling Mountain-Alaska, Reef-Grand Cayman Island, Northern Lights-Canada

International Space Station live stream: 240 miles above the Earth's surface

The International Space Station (ISS) is circling some 240 miles above the surface of Earth and filming our planet from space. It takes the space station about 90 minutes to orbit the planet, with a total of around 15 trips done every 24 hours. As the station passes into night time for 45 minutes every orbit, the live feed falls dark and pre-recorded footage is used during this time in this stream feed. Its first component launched into orbit in 1998, and the ISS is now the largest man-made body in low Earth orbit (over 70 metres long and over 100 metres wide) and can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth.

Geirangerfjord, Norway live stream

Geirangerfjord is a UNESCO-protected, 15 mile stretch of snow-covered mountains and spectacular waterfalls. One of Norway's most popular natural attractions, the fjord itself is over 250 metres deep surrounded by mountains topping 1600 metres above sea level. Many of the world's greatest cruise liners will appear on this cam.

Brooks Falls, Katmai National park, Alaska live stream

LIVE footage from Alaska's Brooks River in Katmai National Park. Every year over a hundred Brown Bears descend on a mile long stretch of Brooks River to feast on the largest Sockeye Salmon run in the world.

Kenyan watering hole, Mpala Research Centre and Wildlife Foundation, Africa live stream

Dumpling mountain, Katmai National Park, Alaska live stream

Dumpling Mountain (elev 2440', 744m) you can see all of Brooks Camp, and much of the surrounding country. On a clear day you can even see the active volcanoes that border the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes.

Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman Island Reef live stream

Northern Lights - Churchill Northern Studies Center, Manitoba, Canada live stream

The CNSC is also located directly beneath the aurora oval. Churchill, Manitoba is one of the best places on Earth to view the aurora borealis, the spectacular atmospheric phenomenon better known as the Northern Lights. For over 240 years, astronomers and physicists have journeyed to Churchill to probe the upper atmosphere with cameras, balloons, and even rockets. The late winter and early spring are the best viewing time for the aurora, so keep an eye out over February and March for a spike in Northern Lights activity!

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