It's that time of the year again when there is joy and celebration everywhere. It's Christmas and like every year Santa Claus is all-set to begin his voyage, distributing gifts to the kids around the world.
But is it possible to track St. Nick's journey in real time and see his next destination? Most definitely thanks to NORAD and Google, the two Santa trackers that keep close tabs on Santa's expedition and let others know too through live streaming information.
NORAD Santa tracker has been made possible by the joint U.S.-Canada command that shows Santa's current location to the watchful kids out there. North American Aerospace Defense Command volunteers will also attend phone calls and reply to emails from children as well as post regular updates on Santa's journey on Facebook, Twitter and on its own website.
NORAD tracker does not require kids to stick to their computer screens to know where Santa is, but can also track his journey using a mobile app for Apple, Android and Windows Phone smartphones. To get an update directly from NORAD, kids can call 877-HI-NORAD or email at firstname.lastname@example.org once the mythical journey starts at 4 a.m. MST on Christmas Eve.
Even though the government has it all covered, Google jumps into the bandwagon to offer similar Santa tracking through Google Earth. The web giant has an extensive reach around the world and it wants to show off its skills by tracking St. Nick's journey just like NORAD.
There are some distinct features of Google's Santa tracker that makes it unique, like an interactive Santa's village with educational features to keep the kids entertained while they wait for Santa Claus. You can track Santa's journey on Google's official website for Santa Tracker or through mobile using an Android app.
Santa's journey is set to begin and you can choose any of the two trackers to see where St. Nick is right now while St. Nick kisses Mrs. Claus under the mistletoe.