Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas edition: Track Santa online

Paper Trail has learned radar, satellites, Santa Cams and fighter jets are tracking Mr. Claus.

It all starts with the NORAD radar system called the North Warning System, according to the web site The site says a powerful radar system consists of 47 installations strung across the northern border of North America. On Christmas Eve, NORAD monitors the radar systems continuously for indications that Santa Claus has left the North Pole.

Click here to track Santa.

According to the site,for more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s Christmas Eve flight.

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. Internet tracking began in 1998.

- Doug Miller

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