NORAD Santa tracker helps kids know that Santa Claus is coming to town

By on Dec 25, 2011 in Europe, Lifestyle, North America, United States, World Comments

NORAD Santa tracker is now helping kids know that Santa Claus is coming to town and where he is right now, as part of celebrating Christmas around the world.

As noted at US news sites on Saturday, December 24, 2011, NORAD Santa tracker now goes high-tech since it was founded back in 1955 and is now accepting calls to give details on Santa Claus‘ whereabouts.

NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) is a joint US-Canadian military organization based in Colorado Springs and is responsible for scanning the skies above North America.

But besides providing aerospace and maritime defense of the US and Canada, its tasks include tracking Santa Claus every Christmas via Google Maps and Google Earth, to entertain kids and adults as well.

“The staff realized what was happening and started taking the phone calls. Ever since then, we have taken on the important responsibility of tracking Santa.” NORAD spokesman Lt. Commander Bill Lewis was quoted telling to Los Angeles Times.

“We track Santa live as he travels north to south, moving across the time zones as he moves across the globe. Santa cams will capture him at various points flying over the city and delivering the gifts.” Lewis added.

As posted by NORAD Santa tracker on its official Twitter account (@NORADSanta) about an hour ago, Santa Claus was seen passing over England, Ireland, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Chile, and North America.

As of this writing, a satellite image at NORADSanta.org show that Santa Claus is at Jackson, Mississippi and his next stop will be at New Orleans, Louisiana, and later will be at Mexico City and other parts of Mexico.



NORAD Santa tracker satellite map
Screenshot Credit: NORADSanta.org


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