December 16, 2008

Track Santa on Christmas Eve

Santa Claus is the most famous pilot in the world. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks the progress of Santa every Christmas Eve and you can follow along online if you have trouble sleeping that night.

You will see Santa’s position on a Google Map, or download Google Earth and follow him in the 3D rendition of the Earth. We tried to find a preview of what this looks like, but I guess we really do have to wait to see Santa, just like the kids.

The NORAD Santa website goes into more detail:
“Canadian NORAD fighter pilots flying the CF-18 intercept and welcome Santa to North America. In the United States, American NORAD fighter pilots in either the F-15 or the F-16 get the thrill of flying alongside Santa and his famous reindeer…”

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