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Tracking Santa on the Web

Posted December 21, 2007
Updated December 24, 2007

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) keeps a watchful eye on the skies and space, looking for those pesky nuclear missiles or sneak air attacks.  They're mighty busy on Christmas Eve as they track Santa's trek around the world.  The military has to keep an eye on him so they don't accidentally scramble the fighters and spoil Christmas morning.

This year, you can track Santa along with the folks in the mountain at NORAD.  They are sharing their data with the world in 3D on Google Earth.  Check out  to see how to set up Google Earth to watch Santa. 

You can learn a lot more about Santa on the site, send him an e-mail, play all kinds of Christmas-related games, solve puzzles and much more.  It's a great way to keep the kids occupied as the present countdown ticks away.

I'm off to celebrate Christmas.  I'll see you next Wednesday morning!  Please have a joyful and safe Christmas!


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  • Scarecrow Cow Dec 22, 2007

    My Dad showed me this when I was little. It definitely added to the magic of Christmas.

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