Joint air defense command North America (NORAD) and the service Flightradar24 disagreed about which point on the map is now Santa Claus.

According to running traditional Christmas pastime of American defense, Santa left the Qatari capital Doha and is currently heading to the Somali capital, Mogadishu.


At the same Flightradar24 tracking shows that Santa is somewhere in France, having left a few minutes ago Germany.


It is worth noting that Santa Claus departed from his residence at the North pole around 12:00, Kyiv time, on a sleigh pulled by nine reindeer. For the first half hour of the flight, he managed to distribute over 70 thousand gifts. At this point, NORAD reports that the number of distributed gifts exceeded the mark of two billion (2 billion and 300 million).

Flightradar24 has joined track of Santa this year alone. The project “NORAD monitors Santa” was launched for the first time in 1955, when one of the largest Department stores in the us state of Colorado has placed an ad for bending, where the call for children to call Santa Claus has been specified hotline of the continental air defense command.

See also: “Cool, they celebrate twice”: the Economist about Christmas in Ukraine




Tracking Santa Claus: PVO US and Flightradar disagreed 24.12.2017

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