It takes about 90 minutes for the International Space Station orbits the Earth at an altitude of around 250 miles and travels around 5 miles per second. Benjamin Granville used Microsoft Flight Simulator to show what it would look like from the ground (and from the ISS) if the space station were in a very low Earth orbit, at around 10,000 feet above us. The ISS clears New York City in roughly three seconds when traveling onboard.
The True Size Of The Universe As We Know It
This movie might make it a bit easier to comprehend how insignificant we are compared to the vastness of the cosmos, which is practically incomprehensible.