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The 2013 official NORAD and Google Santa Claus tracker service will begin in less than two days, the NORAD and Google trackers reported on Sunday. As of Sunday morning, the Santa trackers showed less than two days to go. For those of us in North America, Santa's ride begins on Christmas Eve, Tuesday night, Dec. 24, but keep in mind that Santa begins his big night in the South Pacific, which starts Christmas Eve a little earlier than we do. That is because every day begins sooner in that part of the world. On Sunday morning in the US, it was already Monday morning in the South Pacific, so Christmas Eve will happen there first. The countries where Christmas Eve will happen first include New Zealand and Australia.

Where is Santa right now?

According to NORAD, and Google's official trackers, Santa Claus is going through letters right now in the North Pole. He is almost done with his list. He is checking it twice. The reindeer, including Rudolph, are eating and sleeping a lot right now so they will have enough energy to make it through Christmas Eve.

Remember kids, Santa knows who has been bad or good so be good for goodness sake! Santa rewards children who behave and obey their parents, guardians, and teachers, so remember to continue to be good little boys and girls.

Related story: NORAD Santa tracker 2013: Apps can help you find out where Santa is now

How can I track Santa online?

The official NORAD tracking site is here. It began operations for 2013 on Dec. 1.

The last time Santa took flight was, of course, on Christmas 2012. His last stop was Hawaii.

Every year, Santa begins his journey in South Pacific Islands, first the Republic of Kiribati, then he delivered toys to boys and girls in New Zealand and Australia.

Click here for a previous story that documents Santa's 2012 Christmas visit.

Of course, Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, is when the Santa track springs into full operational mode. The video in this link shows Santa as he flew over Washington, D. C. last year.

History of NORAD Santa tracker

Click here for a previous story that includes the history of NORAD Santa tracker.

To watch Santa live on NORAD's official site in English click here. It is in seven languages, English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese and Chinese. To view NORAD's main menu with a choice of those other languages, click here. Google Santa tracker 2013 is here.

NORAD uses Google Earth to help track Santa. NORAD Santa tracker keeps getting better each year thanks to assistance from Microsoft engineers. For tips on how to use the tracker, click here

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