It's the night before Christmas so children across the world are getting the milk and cookies ready anticipating Santa's arrival.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command Center or NORAD is tracking Santa's where abouts all night long. On Christmas Eve, when Santa takes off from the North Pole, children can track him with up to minute reports. All of this information is available on the website in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Chinese.
For the past six years Santa has launced fro the North Pole two hours earlier than he intends this year. It's not certain the reason for the late departure but it could be due to the bedtime hour for youngsters around the world.
In the past, Santa has often times has to circle back around sine many of the children were not sleep when he visited them the first time.