NORAD, Google trackers make it hard to pinpoint Santa

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QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:53 PM ET

Santa has started his journey around the world, but two different tracking websites could not seem to agree on the jolly old elf's exact location.

NORAD - North American Aerospace Defense Command - and Google's Santa Tracker both had Santa in India around 12 p.m. ET; however, Google's tracker had the man in red slightly ahead of where NORAD said he was delivering toys.

NORAD has tracked Santa every year since 1955 as he crosses the globe. The organization notes St. Nick begins his longest working day of the year at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean, then heads west.

But Google just entered the Santa-tracking business this year after the company and NORAD parted ways in 2012. Google's website includes status updates from Santa himself, how long it will take him to arrive at his next destination and a running count of how many presents he has delivered.


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