- Santa Claus is coming to town – you can use two different tools to track him.
- Both NORAD and Google offer services to track Saint Nick’s whereabouts on Christmas Eve.
- Here’s how to follow Santa as he travels around the world.
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It’s Christmas Eve, and Santa Claus and his reindeer are busy delivering gifts to children around the world.
But when will Santa reach America and when will he fly over your state or neighborhood? This year you can use several popular Santa trackers, including those from the North American Aerospace Defense Command and Google, to track St. Nick’s journey from the North Pole.
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NORAD Tracks Santa
NORAD has tracked Santa Claus every year since 1958. But NORAD’s predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command, began tracking him in 1955.
system He says It uses radar, satellites and jet fighters to follow Santa’s route. Although they don’t know exactly when Santa will arrive at your home, he starts at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean and travels westward to the South Pacific, then Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and North and South America. .
“Norad coordinates with Santa’s Elf launch staff to confirm its launch time, but from that point on, Santa calls the shots,” Norad confirms on its website.
“Santa doesn’t want to rush the important job of delivering presents to children and spreading joy to everyone, so the logical conclusion is that Santa somehow operates in his own time-space continuum,” they add.
The NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center will be “fully operational” at 4 a.m. on Christmas Eve, with approximately 750 Canadian and U.S. military personnel and civilians on hand to spread the Santa spirit. You can visit their website to keep up with Santa or call a volunteer at Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado.
- Amazon Alexa Customers can also use the NORAD Tracks Santa Skill, which lets users ask “Alexa, where’s Santa?” Lets ask that.
Google Santa Tracker
Google is tracking Santa’s travels this year, releasing a “tracking experience where you can follow Santa and his reindeer as they deliver gifts to children around the world.” According to its website.
You can use Google Assistant to learn more about Santa Claus and ask for updates from the North Pole. Google Assistant can also tell Santa jokes, along with other features.
Google has been tracking Santa’s journey on Christmas Eve since 2004 and calculates that his journey lasts 25 hours.