Where's Santa? Track Him Live from North Canton!

NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, is again tracking Santa for children all around the world

Want to know when Santa will be in the North Canton area?

Never fear! The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has you covered.

For more than 50 years they've been tracking Santa around the globe, and a team of volunteers are back it this 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."

NORAD uses four high-tech systems to track Santa – radar, satellites, Santa Cams and fighter jets. And this year, NORAD partnered with Bing and Cesium to track Santa.

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, Europe and Canada before arriving in the United States.

In most countries, NORAD said it seems Santa arrives between 9 p.m. and midnight on Dec. 24. However, only Santa knows his route, which means NORAD cannot predict where and when he will get to your home.

NORAD started tracking Santa’s real-time progress at 1 this morning. Check it out on the NORAD tracking website.

Also today, children can call or email to check when Santa will be nearby. Dial 1-877-446-6723 (operators are available until 3 a.m. Dec. 25 to answer questions) or email noradtrackssanta@outlook.com to get an update.


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