Track Santa at home and on the road

25 December, 2017, 16:32 | Author: Greg Santos

Families can track the jolly elf's progress at www.noradsanta.org or by using the viewer below.

Usually tasked with defending airspace, for the last 60 years the agency has followed Santa around the world on Christmas Eve.

It's the question every good little girl and boy asks on Christmas Eve: When is Santa coming? Bing and Cortana users can also find Santa's location on December 24. If your kids are wondering how Santa gets to ALL those houses in just one night, it's easy to see that the world being round is a big help to him and his reindeer.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is tracking a sleigh and eight tiny reindeer around the world as it heads for U.S. airspace Sunday night.

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As of noon on the east coast of the United States, Santa had visited large chunks of Asia and the entirety of Australia, according to the site, delivering almost two billion gifts along the way. Millions of people who want to know Santa's whereabouts now visit the NORAD Tracks Santa website.

If you go to NORAD's website you can see where Santa is on a Google Earth-style map.

It all started in 1955 when a local media advertisement directed children to call Santa direct. The Sears ad misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa.

The number they called put them through to Norad's Commander-in-Chief's operations hotline. The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole.

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