It’s official! Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, Google Earth announced NORAD Santa Tracker is now live. The question, “Where is Santa Claus right now?” is already being asked by children across the globe in anticipation of Christmas. Now it can be answered, according to NORADSanta.org.
NORAD Tracks Santa goes live for Christmas 2012: According to Google Earth on Dec. 3,
“As they’ve done for the past few years, the incredibly popular NORAD Santa site is now live for 2011. Each year the site tracks Santa’s journey around the world on Christmas Eve, and the site is now live in preparation for the holiday.”
Kids don’t have to wait until Christmas Eve to access the NORAD Santa Tracker 2012 site. Since it’s live right now, kids worldwide can begin using the site right now!
The NORAD Tracks Santa site claims all the preparations for this year are in place! Come back each day to discover new surprises in the Kids’ Countdown Village, where they’ll offer a new holiday game every day until December 24th.
Santa Claus Goes Social!
Santa Claus has kept up with the times! Good little girls and boys in the Providence, Rhode Island area—and all over the world for that matter—can track Santa on Google Earth using NORAD’s Google Mapping system, or a variety of social media sites.
Track Santa on Twitter along with 91,132 Twitter Followers – up from 55,326 in 2011
Track Santa on Facebook along with 1,036,422 Facebook Fans – up from 724,123 in 2011
Track Santa on Google Maps for Mobile Phones
Get Email Updates from NORAD at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call NORAD at (877) HI-NORAD for Real-Time Santa Tracker Updates
According to NORADSanta.org,
“Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, NORAD’s mission has evolved over the years to meet the changing threat. Through outstanding bi-national cooperation, NORAD has proven itself effective in its roles of watching, warning, and responding. The events of September 11, 2001 demonstrated NORAD’s continued relevance to North American security. Today, NORAD provides civil authorities with a potent military response capability to counter domestic airspace threats should all other methods fail. The men and women of NORAD are constantly watching the skies and waterways of the United States and Canada to keep us safe.”
VIDEO: WATCH the NORAD Santa Tracker: Track Santa Claus Christmas Eve 2012: Where is Santa now?
Sources: NORAD Santa.org; gearthblog.com
Photo Credit: Santa Claus image, Photo of Jonathan G. Meath portraying Santa Claus. Wikimedia Commons