When will Santa be at MY HOUSE? Here is when Santa will be at your house tonight for Christmas.
Are you ready?
Santa is on time, on path, and on schedule for his arrival in the U.S.
Santa has already visited the boys and girls houses in China, and Russia, and Europe. Santa is now in South America, specifically Uruguay.
When Santa was in Europe, Norad took a few youtube videos. They have incredible video of Santa at houses in Rome, Paris, and London. You can see Santa coming into your town because he gets an escort with military fighter jets!
What time is Santa coming to your house?
If you live on the east coast, like New York (where it is currently 9:30 PM), Santa will be there in less than 3 hours. If you live in the midwest like St Louis (where it is currently 8:30 PM), Santa will be there in less than 4 hours. And if you live on the west coast like Los Angeles, Santa will be at your house in less than 6 hours.
Norad has been Santa’s tracker for 50 years.The Santa Tracker launched in 1955.
“The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement for children to call Santa misprinted the telephone number. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations “hotline.” The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born. …
“In 1958, the governments of Canada and the United States created a bi-national air defense command for North America called the North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD. NORAD inherited the tradition of tracking Santa.
“Since that time, NORAD men, women, family and friends have selflessly volunteered their time to personally respond to Christmas Eve phone calls and emails from children. In addition, we now track Santa using the internet. Last year, millions of people who wanted to know Santa’s whereabouts visited the NORAD Tracks Santa Web site.”
“Tracking Santa starts with the NORAD radar system called the North Warning System. This powerful radar system consists of 47 installations strung across the northern border of North America. On Christmas Eve, NORAD monitors the radar continuously for indications that Santa Claus has left the North Pole.
“The moment that radar indicates Santa has lifted off, we use our second detection system. Satellites positioned in eo-synchronous orbit at 22,300 miles from the Earth’s surface are equipped with infrared sensors which enable them to detect heat. Amazingly, Rudolph’s bright red nose gives off an infrared signature which allow our satellites to detect Rudolph and Santa.
“The third tracking system is the Santa Cam network. We began using it in 1998, which is the year we put our Santa Tracking program on the internet. 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 on Christmas Eve. The cameras capture images and videos of Santa and his reindeer as they make their journey around the world.
To track Santa, click HERE!
Get ready – Santa is on his way! LALATE will continue to update up until Christmas!
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