Note: Views can sometimes be broken. If you see a black picture, the space station is on the night side of the earth.
When an image is displayed displaying text, the connections between the satellites are switched and the camera feeds are temporarily unavailable. Between the camera switches briefly appears a black and gray slate.
I have to love these clever NASA space engineers. We know that there is a lot of sport, but if you are looking for distraction, look at it.
NASA runs a live webcam from their space station, and if you ever wanted to imagine what it's like to float above the ocean and the views from up there … now you can.
Where is the space station straight?
There are several tools to keep track of where the space station is currently located, including this live tracker.
NASA also has a schedule when you can see the space station from below. Bad news, when you are in Cape Town, your last opportunity has come and gone.
But do not be afraid, depending on when you read this, you get another chance on June 30 (weather dependent) and again on July 1
Joburg's next sighting will be on July 13. If you are so inclined, you can register memories from NASA to let you know when to turn up and look.
But why look, if you can look down?
Watch: Space Station – Views of Earth Living From Space
What is the space station?
The International Space Station is a large spaceship. It circles the earth. It is a home where astronauts live.
The space station is also a science laboratory. Many countries have worked together to build it. They also work together to use it.
How many times can I see the space station?
It can only be seen when it is dusk or dusk at your location. As such, it can range from one viewing opportunity a month to several a week, since it must be dark where you are, and the space station must accidentally go overboard.