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Nottingham Post
Gemma Toulson

Official NORAD Santa Tracker shows when Father Christmas will fly over Nottinghamshire

It's almost the big day and children across the world are waiting eagerly for their deliveries from Father Christmas. With just hours to go now until Christmas Day, children in Nottinghamshire will be able to trace where in the world Santa is and how far away he is from arriving in our country.

The Official NORAD Tracker lets you see where Father Christmas is on his epic 41-million mile route across the globe. Millions of people are expected to watch his progress via the tracker, with children hoping to catch a glimpse of his route before they settle down to go to sleep on Christmas Eve.

Santa and his reindeer launch from the North Pole very early in the morning for their famous trip around the world. The minute they launch, NORAD starts to track him.

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Viewers can track his progress as he makes his deliveries across the world. Following some teething problems on Saturday morning which saw the website crash for a few hours, the system is now back up and running and at 12:45pm, Santa was said to be about to fly over Russia.

You might still need to change to the 2D map option in the top right corner to view the map as at the time of going to press there appeared to be an issue with viewing it in 3D.

After travelling across most of the world, his journey will end in Canada, the USA and Mexico and finally South America. You can track Santa here

The tracker is produced by NORAD - a bi-national U.S./Canadian military organization responsible for aerospace warning, aerospace control, and maritime warning in the defence of North America. The NORAD Tracks Santa program is made possible by volunteers who track Sant's progress as he makes his journey across the globe.


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