On YT, we can see a live stream from ISS.

What is the delay here (given you have a modern high speed internet access)?

That video is a sham. It's not a live stream (except for the small ESA location map at the bottom center).

At the time of this screenshot, the ISS is on the night side of earth.


  • quod erat demonstrandum – uhoh Dec 6 at 16:24
  • Not a sham, the video matches the specification on the Youtube page: "THIS WILL SHOW LIVE and PRE-RECORDED FOOTAGE - As the Space Station passes into a period of night every 45 mins video is unavailable - during this time, and other breaks in transmission, recorded footage is shown ." – Hobbes Dec 6 at 17:33
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    -1 for the use of "sham" which implies the public is being lied to. – Hobbes Dec 6 at 17:34
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    On further look, pretty much everything relevant is scraped from this page: esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/… -- the HDEV stream and the map. The bottom left and bottom right videos are just time-lapse videos that NASA has produced and made available and aren't live anything. – Tristan Dec 6 at 21:37
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    @Hobbes I took a bunch of comparison screen shots over 30min and I'll format them somehow nicely soon. The site in question is constantly switching to old footage from either previous passes of a nearby area or geographically unrelated areas. The site is called "NASA Live: Earth From Space - Nasa Live Stream | ISS LIVE FEED" and it is definitely not that at all, except once in a while. I think it is in "sham territory" or "borderline sham" but that's just me. It only appears that it might be live when the little white sign that says 'WWW.ISS-LIVE.COM` is on i.stack.imgur.com/T4PpD.png – uhoh Dec 7 at 0:34

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