Track Santa Tonight!

Over the years as technology has grown to new heights, we’ve come to use it for fascinating tasks. One such task is tracking Santa on his trip around the world as he delivers gifts to everybody. Now you’re able to track Santa directly from the internet!

Check out this trailer:


Here is what NORAD says:

“For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement for children to call Santa misprinted the telephone number. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD 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. Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born. In 1958, the governments of Canada and the United States created a bi-national air defense command for North America called the North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD, which then took on the tradition of tracking Santa. Since that time, NORAD men, women, family and friends have selflessly volunteered their time to personally respond to phone calls and emails from children all around the world.”

Credit: Loozrboy via Flickr

Credit: Loozrboy via Flickr

Thank you NORAD for keeping this tradition alive!

Track Santa Here: http://www.noradsanta.org/

Google is also tracking Santa: http://www.google.com/santatracker/#/tracker/dashboard

 

Happy Holidays! Know Before™.

The WeatherBug – Earth Networks Team

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