By Michael Dorausch, DC
Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except for all those savvy kids tracking Santa via NORAD and Google Earth. Yes folks, Santa can be seen on radar, and you can track Santa from home. Each year the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tracks Santa's journey across the globe on Christmas Eve, and this year with the help of Google Earth, kids and their parents will be able to track Santa in 3-D.
The NORAD tracks Santa website is available in multiple languages including Deutsche, English, Espaņol, French, Italiano and Japanese.
If you're planning on tracking Santa in 3D it's best to check that you have the proper software installed so that you don't miss his flight over your town or city on Christmas Eve. In addition to tracking Santa on the NORAD tracks Santa homepage, this year you can also track Santa's flight using Google Earth. In order to do so you're going to require an installation of the Google Earth application (download Google Earth for free).
After you've downloaded and installed Google Earth you want to go to the tracking Santa in 3D tracking file, which will appear with a red button on this page on December 24, 2008. Once you've downloaded both the Google Earth application and the special file required for 3-D viewing, you will be able to track Santa Claus and maybe even see him and his reindeer fly right over your house!
We know that Santa Claus visits chiropractic offices all over the world, in an effort to keep his jolly body and spirit healthy, while he delivers presents and joy to girls and boys across the planet. Using Santa tracking software you can get an idea which local chiropractor offices he's visiting in your part of the world.
Gripping winter storms have never stopped Santa before, but with winter storm warnings and weather advisories all across the United States, I'm pretty certain Rudolph's red nose will be a big factor for Santa on his journey this year. Where is Santa Claus? Be sure to visit the Santa tracking website before Christmas Day to find out.