The joint aerospace defense command of North America (NORAD) has been reporting Santa Claus ‘ movements from his home at the North Pole across the planet in real time for more than half a century.
Santa’s sleigh was discovered at the North Pole on Tuesday morning, December 24. “NORAD has just received a notification that Santa has taken off from the North Pole! His magical journey around the world has begun!”— wrote on Twitter, the official tracker of Santa.
The first stops, according to CNN, he made in the East of Russia and Asia just on the eve of Catholic Christmas.
Santa’s location can be tracked on Twitter NORAD, where all his movements are published, or on the official website, where you can see an interactive map of the Earth, which marked each point of the wizard’s journey.
On the other hand, you can call the call center, reporting the route of the New Year’s wizard in real time. For those who did not have time to contact the service NORAD Tracks Santa, in the account of the organization in the social network posted a video of how employees responded to calls of those interested. More than one and a half thousand volunteers participated in” tracking Santa” – all of them answered the calls of children and their parents who wanted to know the actual location of Santa.
“You want to see how it works, NORAD Tracks Santa? It’s dozens of smiling people answering calls telling people around the world where Santa Claus is now. The woman at the end of this video is a perfect example. There’s nothing you can do about the smile from this video,” the tweet said.
Want to see how @NoradSanta operates?
It’s dozens of smiling people manning the phones, letting people all over the world know where the man in red is right now.
The woman at the end of this video is the perfect example. You can not help but smile with these calls. pic.twitter.com/HsDSwMph0K
— Spencer Wilson (@Spencer_WNews) 24 декабря 2019 г.
By now, Santa has already visited London, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Athens, Moscow and many other cities around the world. Some lucky people even got videos of how the New Year’s team flew over their city.
The annual mission of the aerospace defense command began with a typo of a local store — on Christmas Eve, 1955, an ad with Santa’s number appeared in the Newspapers, the store opened a hotline for children to talk to the wizard. Except that the number was misspelled, so instead of Santa, employees of the continental air defense command center of the United States picked up the phone.
All night a certain Colonel of the air defense command center called children. He decided not to disappoint them and told them that Santa was not there, but he, the Colonel, could track the wizard’s team on the radar. Since then, “tracking” Santa on Christmas night has become a tradition, which is helped by a whole team of volunteers.