Sunday, December 24, 2017

Tracking Santa at Christmas


Santa has begun work on his busiest day of the year. The Official NORAD Santa Tracker is also now busy at work.

Every Christmas NORAD's geo-synchronous satellites are able to detect the signature from Rudolph's red nose and observe when Santa Claus leaves the North Pole. They then proceed to track his movements for 24 hours as Santa delivers presents to children around the world. You can follow Santa's movements today on the NORAD Santa Tracker.

While following along with Santa's global journey you can also listen to a selection of Christmas songs, played by the NORAD Commanders or the US Air Force Academy Band.

You can also follow Santa's progress this Christmas Eve on Google's Santa Tracker. Google uses GPS (the Gnome Positioning System) to track Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve. They then plot his movements around the world on a real-time Google Map. While you follow Santa on Google Maps the sleigh dashboard keeps track of the number of presents delivered and the time remaining until Santa delivers your presents.
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