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On April 11 at 6pm, Quintana Roo reports 216 positives with 17 deaths, 187 cases under study and 661 negatives. 58 are hospitalized, 99 are in social isolation and 42 have recuperated. They are located as follows: Benito Juarez (Cancun) 156 positives with 7 deaths, Solidaridad (PDC) 41 positives with 7 deaths, Othon P Blanco (Chetumal) 5 positives with 2 deaths, Tulum 4 positives with 1 death, Cozumel 6 positives, and 1 positive each in Isla Mujeres, Puerto Morelos, Bacalar and Felipe C Puerto. You're reminded to Stay At Home.
To protect the health of the community during this health situation caused by Covid-19, starting today, Sunday, April 12, there will be three shifts for traffic, with different restrictions.
#1>>6a-11a & 4p-8p: Two people may be in/on the vehicle to go to work, grocery store & pharmacy. (Only one person entering store.)
#2>>11a-4p & 8p-10p:One person per vehicle with documentation in order.
#3>>10p-6a-Emergencies only for medicines
The Chief of Police said there will be random checkpoints and he recommends the general public identify the convenience store and pharmacy closest to their home to avoid exposing themselves for the least time and distance possible. He encouraged people not to expose minors or seniors, who are more vulnerable.
MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach
Four rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white
sand beach and
the beautiful Caribbean sea, with
kitchenettes & fast WIFI. In the upscale
neighborhood of Bachilleres,
convenient to downtown
the colonias, yet
separate. Quiet & Private.
|A large slider
opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table
& chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole,
and the outdoor shower is out of the pic at left. |
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.```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
Full moon rising over the Caribbean
| At Sunset--April 7 6:54p (sets 7:04p)|
April 8 7:59
April 9 9:04
April 10 10:08
April 11 11:11
Sunset 7:02-7:12pm (beginning vs end of month)
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
LYRID METEOR SHOWER
The "shooting stars" will be more frequent in the pre-dawn hours, when the radiant point is highest in the sky. Look over the Caribbean, toward the northeastern horizon, but don't worry if you don't identify the radiant point (near the star Vega)--they can be seen in all parts of the night sky. (The radiant point is where they appear to originate.)
Watch in the pre-dawn hours of April 20, 21 & 22 (Mon-Wed). They'll peak in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday, April 22. There may be some early on Thursday. You can also see three planets in the pre-dawn sky--Jupiter, Saturn & Mars, in the southeast.
There are records of this shower that go back some 2700 years, when the Chinese are said to have observed the Lyrid meteors "falling like rain" in 687 BC. The Lyrids are known for their occasional "outbursts", and observers have seen around 100 per hour in the US (1982), Japan (1945), and Greece (1922), with no predictions for this occurring this year.
The meteors are the debris of a comet (Thatcher) that takes 415 years to orbit the sun. They burn up in our atmosphere, about 60 miles up, while the star Vega is just a reference point and unconnected--it's trillions of times farther away.
HERE is an interactive sky map showing the position of the radiant (where the meteors appear to originate) in the sky above Isla Mujeres throughout the night & predawn. (Scroll forward to 10p+ when the radiant & Vega begin rising here.) You can change the date & location.
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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