You will be able to see Santa on his sleigh on Christmas Eve (well, kind of) 1 year ago

You will be able to see Santa on his sleigh on Christmas Eve (well, kind of)

Keep your eyes peeled.

At this stage, the main man is probably packing up the sleigh and getting himself ready for his Christmas Eve journey.


And we have some good news - for a few minutes, you may even get a glimpse of Santa in the sky.

Well, not quite, as he travels so fast nobody can see him - but there will be something in the sky that might look like a sleigh.

And sure, we see no reason why you couldn't point it out to the kiddos, to enhance the magic.

The International Space Station, which revolves around Earth 16 times a day, will be visible on Christmas Eve.

It's actually often visible if you know where to look, but this Christmas it's perfect for showing the kids that Santa is on his way.


It will be visible for just three minutes 6.06am on Tuesday 24th December - so you'll have to be up very early (or go to bed very late).

Nasa explains that you can "watch the International Space Station pass overhead from several thousand worldwide locations."

"It is the third brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know when to look up."

They add: "Visible to the naked eye, it looks like a fast-moving plane only much higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour faster!"

To make sure you don't miss it, you can download the ISS tracking app or head to NASA's Spot The Station website here.

How magical!