With NORAD and Google Track Santa's Journey

google happy vacation doodle With NORAD and Google Track Santa's Journey

Well Christmas has arrived in many locations and here in India we have already started celebrating Christmas Eve. Tech18 Staff @Tech18Blog and @Gupshupblog wishes you “Merry Christmas” and have a great vacation icon smile With NORAD and Google Track Santa's Journey

On these holidays how can we forget Mr. Search Engine Google? Google never misses an opportunity to wish their visitors on every great day. Here comes one greater doodle by Google to wish you all a Happy Vacation.

That’s not done! There is something more. As every year, Google is back with some bash and providing more information of our favorite Santa.

Every Christmas Eve, children all over the world ask themselves and their parents questions about Santa’s magical journey. How does Santa visit so many children in one night? Will he eat the cookies I left out? How does he fit all those presents into his sleigh? These childhood mysteries are part of what makes the Santa tradition so special.

And the most asked question is where Santa is now? And here comes Google to answer your question.  Google has joined hands with NORAD Santa team to track every movement of Santa.

Starting tomorrow, December 24 (12 hrs from now), visit www.noradsanta.org to follow Santa as he journeys around the world delivering presents to children in more than 200 countries and territories. There are a few different ways to find the jolly old man in his unmistakable red suit over the course of the day, so feel free to track him using any of the following methods:

See Santa on a Google Map:

norad track santa on google maps With NORAD and Google Track Santa's JourneyOn your home computer or laptop, visit noradsanta.org and choose your preferred language. You’ll see a large Google Map on the page displaying Santa’s current location and his next stop. Click the video icons to watch “Santa Cam” videos, and click the gift icons to learn more about each city.

Watch Santa fly with the Google Earth Plug-in:

norad track santa on google earth1 With NORAD and Google Track Santa's JourneyFrom noradsanta.org, click on the link Track Santa in Google Earth. You’ll see Santa steering his sleigh right on the webpage. If you don’t have the Google Earth plug-in, you can get ready by downloading it ahead of time.

Follow Santa on your phone:

Track Santa from your mobile phone by opening Google and searching for [Santa]. Or, visit m.noradsanta.org on your phone’s browser.

Subscribe to his YouTube channel:

Santa’s home on YouTube is at http://www.youtube.com/noradtrackssanta. That’s where you can find videos from his journey throughout the night.

Get real-time information about Santa’s location:

Use Google’s Search to get updates from social networks, news and micro-blogs like Twitter at @noradsanta, and keep up with news about his journey on this Facebook page.
For any techie questions you might have, we’ve also put together some helpful tips and tricks about all the cool ways you can experience Santa’s journey.

Brief about NORAD:

google norad track santa With NORAD and Google Track Santa's Journey

The NORAD Tracks Santa (NTS) program has been around for a long time…since 1955 to be exact! And while NORAD has the history and the necessary technology to track Santa, the NTS program spends only minimal government funds.

Tech Link: More about NORAD

Hope you guys follow Santa and have a Happy Christmas. icon smile With NORAD and Google Track Santa's Journey

Vinay Gowda

Working in IT industry from past couple of years. Avid blogger, crazy about mobiles especially about Android powered devices! Tech is all you get out of me! Blogs at LetzWrite

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  • Icechen1

    The story of NORAD and Santa is pretty funny. It all started when a girl called them because of a misspelled phone number in the newspaper! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NORAD_Tracks_Santa

  • http://techiezlounge.com Shabnam Sultan

    Nice one :).Tracking Santa …..have you tracked him??

    Happy Holidays to all :)

  • http://techotoys.blogspot.com Rajesh Chaukwale

    This post is so touchy man!!! Tracking santa is something really innovative. Awesome idea and post. Nice work.
    And yeah, Happy holidays to all Tech18 guys.

  • http://www.webguide4u.com Vivek Parmar

    i'm late, but merry christmas and have a great year ahead

  • http://www.tom-elliott.net/ Tom Elliott

    Great idea NORAD. Merry & Happy new year!