Santa Claus is coming to town: US radar tracks his progress
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 26/12/2010 22:00
Father Christmas has taken off from the north pole and is on his busy way to see you, according to a US and Canadian defence organisation that is tracking his sleigh's progress across the globe.
The North American Aerospace Defence Command (Norad) is following his once-yearly 24-hour delivery using radar, satellites, "Santa cams" and fighter jets. Timing his arrivals for when children are asleep, the red-suited present-giver generally heads first for the South Pacific before starting his first calls, moving on to New Zealand, Australia and moving westwards round the globe.