What are the cameras on the Norad Santa Tracker?
Tracking System 3 – Santa Cam Network Santa Cams are ultra-cool, high-tech, high-speed digital cameras that are pre-positioned at many locations around the world. NORAD only uses these cameras once a year – Christmas Eve.
What does Norad Santa Tracker actually track?
Every day of the year, NORAD defends North America using an all-domain and globally integrated approach to track everything that flies in and around Canada and the United States. On Dec. 24, NORAD adds a special mission: tracking Santa.
What time does Santa leave the North Pole?
If children are still awake when Santa arrives, he moves on to other houses. He returns later…but only when the children are asleep! The NORAD Santa Tracker detected Saint Nick leaving the North Pole around 4 a.m. ET on Christmas Eve.
Where is the last place Santa visits?
Santa usually starts at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean and travels west. Historically, Santa visits the South Pacific first, then New Zealand and Australia. After that Japan, Asia, across to Africa, then Western Europe, Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central and South America.
What does Canada do in NORAD?
Canada provides fighter aircraft on alert status to NORAD during normal operations, and also operates and maintains the Canadian portion of the North Warning System as well as three forward operating locations in Inuvik, Iqaluit and Yellowknife to support fighter operations in the North.
Where does Santa go last?
So, historically, Santa visits the South Pacific first, then New Zealand and Australia. 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.
Why does Norad Track Santa?
Why does NORAD track Santa? NORAD said the tradition of tracking Santa actually began by accident. In 1955, a young child accidentally dialed an unlisted phone number of the CONAD Operations Center when they saw an advertisement telling kids to call Santa.