Get real time updates on Santa's progress courtesy of the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
Monday, December 24, 2012
The countdown clock is ticking. In just a few hours, Santa will take to the skies as he begins his voyage around the world to deliver toys to all good boys and girls. To help parents and excited children keep track of Santa's progress, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will once again be tracking Santa this year using a combination of radar, satellites, Santa Cams and fighter jets. According to NORAD, "Tracking Santa starts with the NORAD radar system called the North Warning System. This powerful radar system consists of 47 installations strung across the northern border of North America. On December 24th, NORAD monitors the radar systems continuously for indications that Santa Claus has left the North Pole." Once …
The North American Aerospace Defense Command is the only organization with the technology and qualifications to monitor flights by magical sleigh and reindeer.
For 364 days out of the year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) spends its time tracking airplanes, missiles, space ships—anything flying near the United States and Canada. But on Christmas Eve, a team of volunteers spends the night tracking a very special pilot: Santa Claus. "We are the only organization that has the technology, the qualifications and the people to do it," NORAD said on its website. "NORAD tracks Santa, but only Santa knows his route, which means we cannot predict where and when he will arrive at your house." Santa usually starts at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean and travels west, NORAD noticed, meaning he moves from the South Pacific to New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Africa and Europe …