Tracking Santa's journey across the globe

- Most of the time we spend tracking storms here at The Weather Authority, but today ... we're tracking Santa!

According to reports, Santa left the North Pole at roughly 5:00 AM this morning. We did receive some visual evidence of this and it looks like everything is on track: sleigh looks shiny, reindeer appear healthy and Santa looks motivated. Ho-ho-here we go!

Santa started in Western Russia.

After sweeping that area he headed south to take care of Australia. This is the second time we got a shot of him as he flew by the Sydney Opera house about 8:36 AM Eastern Time. 

After this picture, it was tough to track him down until we caught a glimpse when he was in New Delhi, India around the Taj Mahal at 11:56 AM.

From what we could see, it appeared that all was going well and according to plan.

At 12:25 PM we caught a shot of him near Kandahar, Afghanistan (presumably also dropping off some presents to military members).

And then, at 1:10 PM we were lucky enough to get a quick view as he visited Moscow, Russia (this picture is blurry, but hey, it's hard trying to take a picture of Santa!)

If my calculations are correct, he will be near Rome, Italy around 4:30 PM and then near London, England close to 7:00 PM.  After that, who knows?

He'll have to make sure the reindeer get a potty break and some food so I'm not totally sure where his night will take him. But I do know that he'll be in the USA after midnight as long as everyone is asleep.

I can't wait!

You can follow the rest of Santa's journey here.

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