Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, December 1


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Starting today, Ultramar has added more crossings & here's the schedule.

Today Isla Mujeres continues to report a total of 226 cases of C-19 with 20 deaths and 189 recovered. The state geoportal now reports one active case in colonia El Canotal. For 11/30, on the national map our municipality reports 151 suspicious and 123 negatives. On the national epidemiological light, the state of Q Roo is currently in Yellow. (Note-It is the state light that determines activities & capacities which has remained in Yellow since Sept. 7 for our Northern Zone of Q Roo.)




 

 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)

 Property Taxes can be paid 9a-3:30p at the Palacio Municipal or the Police Department with these discounts available:
Dec 1-15 - 25%
Dec 16-31 - 20%
Jan 1-31 - 15%
Feb 1-28 - 10%



 Maintain healthy distance and avoid agglomerations

 

Wear face masks and wash your hand frequently


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Free amenities include hammocks, portable beach chairs, beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers, shared bikes, BBQ grill, and safes.  Panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & the white sand backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea.  Downtown is  ~ a mile away; we're on all four bus routes or  flag a $3 taxi. Off street parking. In the quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe,  Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery.  Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.
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  DECEMBER EVENTS
 
Full moon rising over the Caribbean  
 

 



Full moon Nov 30 Monday 6:28p

Dec 1-Tuesday at 7:15p

Dec 2 Wednesday at 8:06p

Dec 3 Thursday at 9:01p

Dec 4 Friday at 9:58p

 Sunrise 7:08-7:24 (beginning vs end of month)

Sunset 6:04-6:16

 

Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events. 

The usual Patron Saint festivities from late November until her Día de la Inmaculada Concepcion on December 8th are suspended, but the priest will celebrate a Mass with a holy rosary each day for each of the groups and organizations, according to a schedule.

Saturday, Dec. 12 Dia de Guadalupe, Patron Saint of Mexico

Sunday, Dec 13-14 Peaking of the Geminid meteor shower--This is one of the two best showers of the year (the other is August Perseids). The sky will be dark all night (new moon) & the largest numbers will be visible around 2a (when the radiant point is highest in the sky). But you should see them from mid evening until dawn, weather permitting. There should be a 'smattering' of meters the nights before & after, and it builds to a peak the week before. This shower features meteors that tend to be bold, white and quick, with up to 50-150 per hour when peaking in optimal conditions, like this year's moonless sky. On Dec. 11,12,13, the slender lunar crescent and planet Venus will rise in the eastern sky at or near dawn.

Posadas Navidenas Dec 16-24 will presumably be suspended along with the two decorated Caravans. 

Monday, Dec. 21-Solstice

Tuesday, Dec 22-Dark predawn hours-Ursid Meteors (active Dec 17-26, much less than Geminids)

Thursday, Dec. 24 Noche Buena--Many families celebrate, so some businesses may close early and the last ferry crossing could be suspended, as well as the first one on Christmas morning. 

Friday, Dec 25- Christmas

Dec 27-Jan 10-Quadrantid meteors, which will peak Jan 2-3, but the moon will interfere. 

Monday, Dec 28-Dia de los Santos Innocentes--Similar to "April Fool's Day"

Thursday, Dec 31-New Year's Eve events will presumably be digital & public events suspended.


Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres

 

Monday, November 30, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, November 30


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  Today the moon is Full & rises at 6:28, after sunset which is just after 6p.  Tues-7:15, Wed-8:06, Thurs-9:01, Friday-9:58.

Today's forecast says Cold Front #17 is slowly moving toward the Yucatan Peninsula (and the very calm seas we're having this morning are typical pre-'norte'), bringing cloudy skies and a forecast of rain and gusty winds. Being encircled forecasts rain and the purple squigglies mean wind. Today is the official end of hurricane season (Yay!).



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Today Isla Mujeres reports another case of C-19 for a total of 226, with 20 deaths and 189 recovered. The Growth Rate for the Northern Zone has increased to 0.20 fro 0.16. On the national map for 11/29, the municipality reports 152 suspicious and 123 negatives. The geoportal still has the 11/28 report with two active cases, one each in colonia Caridad del Cobre and colonia El Canotal.


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 Sunday, 11/29, Isla Mujeres continues to report a total of 225 cases of C-19 with 20 deaths and 189 recovered. 

The state geoportal has updated the Incidence Rate per 10,000 residents, which is unchanged for Isla Mujeres (at 1.54) since the update on 11/10. As of 11/28 for the 7 municipalities of the Northern Zone they are- Cozumel-0.35, Cancun/Benito Juarez & Puerto Morelos-1.06, Playa del Carmen/Solidaridad-1.29, Isla Mujeres-1.54, Tulum-2.45, Holbox/Lazaro Cardenas-2.93.  For 11/28 it reports Active Cases by colonia as 1 in El Canotal and 1 in Caridad del Cobre.

On the National map for 11/28, Isla Mujeres reports 152 suspicious and 123 negatives.

 

 



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 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)

 More than fifty free mammograms were provided for women of the island as part of a campaign that began in October, coordinated by the DIF, social service agency, and the IMM, municipal Women's Institute.

 

 

 TVisla Mujeres 

 The INM, National Institute of Immigration confirmed that 11 men and 3 women who were rescued by the Navy in the vicinity of Isla Mujeres on Friday morning were turned over to Immigration to be taken to the port City of Cancun. The migrants said they were originally from Cuba, and had set sail from a region of the Cayman Islands, with the intention of going to Honduras seeking political asylum. However, they experienced a mechanical breakdown, as well as bad weather with rain and gusty winds. The small boat contained backpacks with clothing, various kitchen items and rotting food, as well as cell phones.  As part of the immigration procedures, the FGR (Federal Attorney General) was notified in order to initiate an investigation of the possible commission of the crime of human trafficking.

 

 La Tertulia 

 The municipal Public Works Department is reinstalling streetlights that were removed prior to the impact of Hurricane Zeta, and they are patching potholes. They have been reinstalling the lights along the eastern malecon, near Isla 33. The workers began on Friday and expect to be finished on Tuesday or Wednesday, then to move on to the mainland part of the municipality.  They are seeking to acquire new lamps to replace those that were damaged by the winds and heavy rains. 

    The pothole repair program is taking place on both the island and the mainland and is half finished. This week it is expected to be 70% completed and to reach 100% in the next 15 days. On the island, the biggest problems are in the low streets and avenues in the colonias where rainwater accumulated, while on the mainland, the problems are at the coastal areas. (photos)

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Free amenities include hammocks, portable beach chairs, beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers, shared bikes, BBQ grill, and safes.  Panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & the white sand backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea.  Downtown is  ~ a mile away; we're on all four bus routes or  flag a $3 taxi. Off street parking. In the quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe,  Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery.  Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.
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NOVEMBER EVENTS
 
Full moon rising over the Caribbean  
 
Full moon rose Oct. 31-6:30p 



Nov 1-Sunday at 7:07p

Nov 2-Monday at 7:46p

Nov 3 Tuesday at 8:30p

Nov 4 Wednesday at 9:18p

Nov 5 Thursday at 10:10p

Nov 6 Friday at 11:06p

 Sunrise 6:50-7:07 (beginning vs end of month)

Sunset 6:10-6:04

Turtles continue hatching out at the Tortugranja in November

The mamas nest along the eastern beaches from May thru October. Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in the sand in a pen outside the facility. Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres, Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills.  Photos of nest hatching out at MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach, that was missed by the Tortugranja patrols, by Bruce.


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events.

 Nov. 1-2--Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead

Nov. 9-20--Buen Fin (Sales)

Thursday, Nov. 12--Postal Workers Day El Día del Cartero y del Empleado Postal

Monday, Nov. 16-- Día de la Revolución Day off (Long weekend) Offices close.

Friday, Nov. 20--Día de la Revolución

 Nov. 16-17--Leonid meteor shower, without moon interference this year. Beginning after midnight and peaking before dawn.

 Thursday, Nov. 26--Normally celebrations for Isla's Patron Saint would begin and continue thru her day, December 8, but this year public celebrations have been suspended due to C-19. 

Monday, Nov. 30--Official end of Hurricane season

Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to NHC 

 

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, November 28


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Today Isla Mujeres continues to report a total of 225 cases with 20 deaths and 189 recovered. The state geoportal still has the data for 11/26 of two active cases with one each in El Canotal and  Caridad del Cobre. The national map still has the data for 11/26 when the municipality reported 119 negatives and 155 suspicious.


 

The nearly full moon is lighting up our nights & rises today at 5:06, tomorrow at 5:45, during sunset which just after 6p. On Monday, it's Full & rises at 6:28. Tues-7:15, Wed-8:06, Thurs-9:01, Friday-9:58. The photo is yesterday's moon & the 'reverse sunset' over the Caribbean, from Maravilla Caribe Bed & Beach.


 

 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres) 

 VIDEO with caption that says: In Isla Mujeres we are taking measures to prevent violence against women, we want all women to live in an environment of peace and tranquility.

 Remember to put out your trash at the scheduled time for collection


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Free amenities include hammocks, portable beach chairs, beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers, shared bikes, BBQ grill, and safes.  Panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & the white sand backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea.  Downtown is  ~ a mile away; we're on all four bus routes or  flag a $3 taxi. Off street parking. In the quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe,  Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery.  Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.
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NOVEMBER EVENTS
 
Full moon rising over the Caribbean  
 
Full moon rose Oct. 31-6:30p 



Nov 1-Sunday at 7:07p

Nov 2-Monday at 7:46p

Nov 3 Tuesday at 8:30p

Nov 4 Wednesday at 9:18p

Nov 5 Thursday at 10:10p

Nov 6 Friday at 11:06p

 Sunrise 6:50-7:07 (beginning vs end of month)

Sunset 6:10-6:04

Turtles continue hatching out at the Tortugranja in November

The mamas nest along the eastern beaches from May thru October. Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in the sand in a pen outside the facility. Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres, Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills.  Photos of nest hatching out at MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach, that was missed by the Tortugranja patrols, by Bruce.


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events.

 Nov. 1-2--Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead

Nov. 9-20--Buen Fin (Sales)

Thursday, Nov. 12--Postal Workers Day El Día del Cartero y del Empleado Postal

Monday, Nov. 16-- Día de la Revolución Day off (Long weekend) Offices close.

Friday, Nov. 20--Día de la Revolución

 Nov. 16-17--Leonid meteor shower, without moon interference this year. Beginning after midnight and peaking before dawn.

 Thursday, Nov. 26--Normally celebrations for Isla's Patron Saint would begin and continue thru her day, December 8, but this year public celebrations have been suspended due to C-19. 

Monday, Nov. 30--Official end of Hurricane season

Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to NHC 

 

Friday, November 27, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, November 27

 


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Both regions of the state remain in Yellow Nov. 30-Dec. 6. The Contagion Rate increased from 0.87 to between 0.94 and 0.95 in our Northern Zone, and the Governor encouraged everyone to increase their measures of prevention and not let down their guard.


 At 4pm, the daily C-19 report still hasn't been published, so I'll add it later.

 On the daily report 11/27, Isla Mujeres reports another case for a total of 225, with 20 deaths and 189 recovered. On the national map for 11/26, the municipality reports 155 suspicious and 119 negatives. For 11/26 the state geoportal continues to report two active cases with one each in colonia Caridad del Cobre and El Canotal.
The first reported case in the state (in Cancun) was Friday, March 13 and the graph shows reported cases weekly in Isla Mujeres thru the end of the 37th week on Thursday, Nov. 26. The first case on the island was April 4th.



 

 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)

 The municipal Department of Urban Development and the Environment were distributing face masks at the taxi stand and promoting hygiene measure for the prevention of C-19 among clients and drivers. The workers were also providing hand sanitizer to those boarding the taxis.  The goal is to continue moving forward toward reaching green on the state epidemiological light. The director fo the agency noted, ′′While we are moving forward and going well, we cannot be overconfident, especially because the high season is coming to our municipality and we must keep taking care of ourselves ",

Personnel with municipal department of Urban Development and the Environment visited local homes to invite residents to take advantage of the free pet sterilization program, which provides this service every Thursday at the Isla Animals Veterinary Clinic at 10am. 




November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and the municipal government continues to assist the resident diabetics who are dependent on insulin by providing this medicine to them free of charge, if they submit official identification.


 Personnel with the municipal government were removing an atypical arrival of sargasso and sea grass on Monday, due to the recent weather conditions. The ZOFEMAT (Federal Zone agency) Director, Kerem Pinto Auilar, said two crews were working early in the morning to remove the sargasso to the Trash Transfer facility. They worked in coordination with other municipal departments, including the Department of Urban Development and the Environment, to preserve the beauty of Isla's beaches, to keep the island's attractions in optimal condition.





 

 On the island and in the Continental Zone, the municipal government is working to raise awareness about eliminating violence against women and girls with the program "Isla Mujeres Contigo" (with you) during this month which is dedicated to this issue.. They are distributing information which include the numbers to report violence which are 998 229 4411, 911 and 089.




 November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (photo of the Mayor and his wife, who is honorary head of the DIF social service agency)

 


Public employees are receiving training classes in issues including gender equality, prevention of gender violence, elimination of violence against women, social violence, new masculinity, and human rights.





       The municipal government commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, with a series of activities coordinated by the IMM, Municipal Women's Institute. A symbolic meeting was held at the photo op site (behind Casa Cultura) where ideas and comments were exchanged and a commemorative photograph for Dia Naranja/Orange Day was taken. Other activities included a screening of the film "The Smile of Mona Lisa / “La Sonrisa de la Mona Lisa”. The Mayor was represented by the General Secreatary, Miriam Trejo Leon who spoke about the importance of reporting violence against women and how it should not be considered normal or become a habit. 





 From the DIF fb site... VIDEO from the DIF of women painting slogans and murals on walls about eliminating violence against women and girls.  It is noted that the dedication of this day, November 25th, to this international cause began in 1999.

From the DIF--The students of CENDI (day care center, currently closed due to C-19 & activities are now virtual) made posters with messages about the International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls to raise awareness about this issue.


 








 The DIF social service agency delivered donated blankets to senior citizens as part of the program "Cobijando Con Amor" VIDEO    On Tuesday, they were delivered in the colonias of La Gloria and Guadalupana. 




 

From the DIF--Wheel chairs were delivered to the homes of residents with disabilities.  VIDEO   

 

The municipal government signed a tax stimulus agreement offering discounts to teachers affiliated with the National Education Workers Union (SNTE), which includes 50% off on municipal property taxes and drivers licenses. 



Youths of Isla Mujeres were invited to register by November 26th to participate in the Youth Congress “Quinto Congreso Juvenil del Estado de Quintana Roo 2020” which will take place virtually this year. They were advised to submit their essays on the issues of social, economic and environmental justice to the website www.congresoqroo.gob.mx. The selection of representatives and alternates will take place from Nov 27 to Dec. 3 and the results will be announced no later than Dec. 4th. 



 Some types of sports activities are being carefully reactivated in the municipality, which has included boxing classes with sanitary precautions and now an All-Stars game for the children's baseball stars. It was coordinated by the municipal Department of Sports and Physical Culture as "Juego de Estrellas, Pescadorcitos" with a small number of participants.

 




Municipal discounts on fines, fees and other services up to 50% will conclude on November 30th, which includes construction licenses (under 300 square meters), land use renewal, ecology permits (under 100 meters), fines & fees for trash collection, late fees, traffic fines (not DUI's), and drivers licenses. 



 TVisla Mujeres 

 VIDEO   VIDEO   The reporter estimates there are about 15 people aboard this ~30 foot boat at the Naval pier, whom he assumes are undocumented Cubans rescued at sea by the Navy. There are also personnel with Immigration and the Harbor Master's office on the pier. It is presumed that the people, who include women, will be taken to the Hospital for a medical review and then placed at the disposal of Immigration. 

On Saturday, November 28th, the icon of the island's patron saint will be taken down from her niche at the downtown church of Inmaculada Concepción, but there will be no procession this year. LINK     For the first time in the history of Isla Mujeres, the holiday celebration will be suspended and only religious activities, such as reciting the holy rosary, will take place, to avoid agglomerations.  Each day, according to the schedule, a mass will be celebrated with a holy rosary for each of the various groups and organizations, as well as for the businesses. This year the activities in honor of the Patron Saint will be totally different from previous years.  (Photo) 

Photo of the ambulance and a police vehicle outside the Community Hospital emergency entrance with a caption noting a man is between life and death after receiving a shot to the head in colonia Caridad del Cobre.

 La Tertulia 

La Tertulia reports there was an execution of a young man who was shot in the head in broad daylight in the doorway of his home in colonia Caridad del Cobre. A Red Light alert was issued when the incident occurred shortly before 3pm on Palo Bravo Street, where neighbors heard the shots and engine noise of a motorcycle, but no one saw the aggressor(s). The victim had vital signs when the ambulance arrived, but he died minutes after arrival at the Community Hospital despite efforts of the doctor on duty. At the scene, first responders and police cordoned off the area pending the arrival of personnel with the Prosecutor's office. (photo of deceased on sidewalk & comments asking for its removal out of respect for the family) 

VIDEO of  Ultramar personnel successfully removing a boarding ramp that apparently fell into the water, between the pier and the ferry after boarding.

  Noti Isla Mujeres

 

 The Hospital Director says they once again have influenza vaccines and are administering them at the Community Hospital from 7a to 2p Monday thru Friday.


Noti reports that it was confirmed that a young man, Miguel Angel P. was executed by being shot in the head in colonia Caridad del Cobre  (VIDEO of police cordoning off the street. )

Rehabilitation work is being done by the City at sports areas of the Green Dome and the soccer field in colonia Salina Chica, which consists of placing fencing mesh and a thorough cleaning. (photos)

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Free amenities include hammocks, portable beach chairs, beach towels, washer & dryer, loungers, shared bikes, BBQ grill, and safes.  Panoramic views from the rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio & the white sand backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea.  Downtown is  ~ a mile away; we're on all four bus routes or  flag a $3 taxi. Off street parking. In the quiet neighborhood of Bachilleres sleep to the sounds of the sea.$275/$325/$425 wk   $40/50/$65nt  Monthly Discounts
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe,  Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery.  Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.
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NOVEMBER EVENTS
 
Full moon rising over the Caribbean  
 
Full moon rose Oct. 31-6:30p 



Nov 1-Sunday at 7:07p

Nov 2-Monday at 7:46p

Nov 3 Tuesday at 8:30p

Nov 4 Wednesday at 9:18p

Nov 5 Thursday at 10:10p

Nov 6 Friday at 11:06p

 Sunrise 6:50-7:07 (beginning vs end of month)

Sunset 6:10-6:04

Turtles continue hatching out at the Tortugranja in November

The mamas nest along the eastern beaches from May thru October. Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in the sand in a pen outside the facility. Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres, Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills.  Photos of nest hatching out at MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach, that was missed by the Tortugranja patrols, by Bruce.


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events.

 Nov. 1-2--Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead

Nov. 9-20--Buen Fin (Sales)

Thursday, Nov. 12--Postal Workers Day El Día del Cartero y del Empleado Postal

Monday, Nov. 16-- Día de la Revolución Day off (Long weekend) Offices close.

Friday, Nov. 20--Día de la Revolución

 Nov. 16-17--Leonid meteor shower, without moon interference this year. Beginning after midnight and peaking before dawn.

 Thursday, Nov. 26--Normally celebrations for Isla's Patron Saint would begin and continue thru her day, December 8, but this year public celebrations have been suspended due to C-19. 

Monday, Nov. 30--Official end of Hurricane season

Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to NHC