Where’s Santa Claus now? Track his progress across the world live

Merry Old Santa Claus

How you can spot Santa over Norfolk this Christmas

So instead of reaching Santa, the phone rang through to the Continental Air Defense Command Operations Center, the predecessor to NORAD.

The Santa Tracker from Google is back in 2019, and he's now taken off with all manner of gifts - you can track him across the globe, and he's started in Russian Federation to embark on his 25 hour trip to deliver presents to all - and he's currently just passing Japan.

Powered by Cesium, NORAD's tracker takes a different approach to Google, which launched its own festive map in 2012.

In addition to tracking Santa, consumers see a live tally of how many presents have been delivered, see pictures of the world's most attractive places and learn about fascinating cities and countries visited by Old St. Nick.

"Hi Santa Trackers! Lots of kids are waiting to ask you about Santa", a sign reads.

The Santa tracker went live at around 8am GMT and it gives live details on where he was last seen, where he's heading and how many gifts he's delivered so far.

Santa Claus is on the move.

At 6:55 a.m., NORAD officials tweeted that they had recently called Santa to make sure he knew he was on their radar.

The king of Santa trackers, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), has our favorite option.

This is thought to be the first time the ISS crew has worked directly with NORAD to confirm Santa's location reports.

Thus was born a tradition which was transferred to NORAD when it was created in 1958.

This year, NORAD is throwing in more high-tech ways for children and parents to track Jolly Ol' St. Nick including on Alexa, OnStar, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and 3D apps - all of which take advantage of satellite-positioning technology.

Sears and Roebuck Ad that led to NORAD Tracking Santa. It's a combined organization of the USA and Canada. "After that he shoots up to Japan, over to Asia, across to Africa, then onto Western Europe, Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central and South America".

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