Santa's Voyage Around The Globe, Even Crossed Taj Mahal Delhi On Christmas Eve
By MEHER ONISA : 26-Dec-2016
COLORADO: NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defence Command is a bi-national online Santa Claus tracking organization belonging to United States and Canada.
On Saturday, the body had mapped the jolly good-gift-giver and his passage around the earth.
The following 3-D interactive website www.noradsanta.org shows different locations Santa has been passing about wearing his traditional red and white fur suit and cap while steering a red sleigh in the skies.
A video in the Twitter handle @NoradSanta tracked Father Christmas crusading New Delhi while revolving around the wonderful Taj Mahal on Christmas Eve.
After travelling North Pole early Saturday, Santa sojourns in Russia, China and Japan.
With the mind-boggling speed Santa journeyed down south around Philippines, Guam, and Australia. Then the Father headed eastwards across Asia and Europe before stopping over North America later Saturday.
United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) or NORAD is located at Peterson Air Force Base in El Paso County in Colorado.
NORAD's Santa tracking tradition dates back to 1955, when a Colorado newspaper commercial printed a phone number to connect children with the cheerful Christmas icon accidently got directed to NORAD's hotline.
Every Christmas Eve since 1955, NORAD has been tracking Saint Nicholas's annual voyage of delivering goodies and gifts to the good little boys and girls in the world.
Apart from spreading jubilation and joys, the org conducts aerospace, maritime control and warning operations as well.