MOSOCOW, Dec 24: Santa Claus launched into his 68th world tour on Sunday to want everybody a Merry Christmas and current presents to youngsters, the North American Aerospace Protection Command (NORAD) mentioned.
“And Santa is off!!! He’s headed to the Area Station!” NORAD mentioned on X.
At round 11:06 GMT, Santa flew over the village of Uelen in Russia’s Chukotka Autonomous Space, then he visited the village of Lavrentiya in the identical space. Subsequent, the wizard traveled to the cities of Anadyr and Magadan. At 11:23 GMT, Santa flew over the village of Esso in Russia’s Kamchatka Territory.
The variety of presents given by Santa is at the moment approaching 140 million.
Custom says Santa’s sleigh is pulled by 9 flying reindeer “fueled” by hay, carrots and oatmeal. The size of the sleigh is 75 sugar sticks or 150 candies, the width is 40 sticks or 80 candies. The peak of the sleigh can be measured in candies. It’s equal to 55 sugar sticks or 110 candies. The burden of the sleigh in the mean time of take-off is 75,000 jelly candies. The utmost pace of the sleigh exceeds the pace of starlight.
The NORAD Tracks Santa venture was launched in 1955, when one of many main shops within the US state of Colorado positioned an commercial urging youngsters to name Santa Claus by cellphone. Nevertheless, the cellphone quantity within the commercial was written improper, and the calls had been coming in to the hotline of the Continental Air Protection Command (CORAD), the predecessor of NORAD, as a substitute of Santa Claus.
Since then, an air drive base in Colorado has monitored Santa’s Christmas journey yearly. To rapidly observe the journey of the wizard, NORAD makes use of 4 management methods, particularly satellites, radar, fighter jets and particular Santa cameras. The radars are guided by a shimmering crimson nostril of Rudolph the Reindeer, the chief of Santa’s reindeer workforce. (UNI)
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