NORAD and Google both offer ways to check on St. Nicholas.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Want to know when Santa Claus will be in Suwanee and Gwinnett? There's a Santa tracker for that. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has you covered. Also, in the digital era, Google will be checking on Santa, too. For more than 50 years, Norad has been tracking Santa around the globe, and a team of volunteers will be back at it on Christmas Eve. "Each and every day throughout the year, all of us here at NORAD work diligently to defend and protect our nations," says Gen. Charles H. Jacoby, Jr. NORAD commander. "It is an honor for us to take one day each year to expand our missions to share goodwill and holiday spirit across the globe through the NORAD Tracks Santa program." -- Will you use Google or NORAD to track Santa? …
The military uses the latest in technology to keep an eye on the jolly old elf's path around the world.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Saturday, December 24, 2011
For 364 days out of the year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) spends its time tracking airplanes, missiles, space ships—anything flying near the United States and Canada. But on Christmas Eve, a team of volunteers spends the night tracking a very special pilot: Santa Claus. "We are the only organization that has the technology, the qualifications and the people to do it," NORAD said on its website. "NORAD tracks Santa, but only Santa knows his route, which means we cannot predict where and when he will arrive at your house." Santa usually starts at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean and travels west, NORAD noticed, meaning he moves from the South Pacific to New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Africa and …