This December 24, 2012 photo shows a woman monitoring the progress of Santa Claus in Washington, DC.
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By Dan Kedmey
December 24, 2014

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) center has once again trained its state-of-the-art satellites on Santa’s sleigh, mapping his course around the world in real time.

NORAD’s official Santa Tracker website overlays an icon of Santa and his galloping reindeer on a 3-D map of the earth. The map includes Bing-powered images of cities along the delivery route. As of this posting, he’s zig zagging across central Asia, seconds away from Addu City in the Maldives.

The map can also be uploaded to mobile phones using NORAD’s official Santa tracking app.

This year, defense officials told the Wall Street Journal that the Santa Tracker had been reinforced by an “anti-Grinch firewall” to repel would-be hackers. “We are confident the system will work,” said NORAD spokesowoman Maj. Beth Smith.

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