Where in the world is Santa Claus? Thanks to NORAD, you can follow Santa as he’s making his way around the globe! With the Santa Tracker, you can see exactly when Santa will be bringing your presents!
Get out the milk and cookies, because Santa Claus is coming to town! If you’re curious about Santa’s whereabouts, never fear — the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has you covered! For 60 years, the government agency has helped people of all ages track Santa on his trek around the world. Will you be one of the millions watching Santa?
Using their high-tech system, NORAD is able to reveal where Santa was last seen, where he is headed, how long until he reaches his next destination, and how many gifts he has delivered! After leaving Port Louis, Mauritius around 10:45 p.m. local time, Santa had already delivered more than 2.3 BILLION presents! We can only imagine what his count will be by the time he’s finished with his rounds!
So how exactly is NORAD able to track Santa? Radars, satellites, and the help of one very familiar reindeer!
“Our constellation of defense satellites uses infrared tracking to keep pinpoint accuracy on the heat signature from Rudolph’s nose,” the agency says. “Ground based radar tracking sites relay global positioning updates to our elite fighter pilots, who often escort Santa’s sleigh through rough weather.”
There you have it — Rudolph really is guiding the sleigh tonight! Follow Santa, Rudolph, and the rest of the reindeer on the official Santa Tracker website, noradsanta.org, and make sure you’re staying extra nice so he’ll make a stop by your house too!
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