Isla Mujeres News & Events on Facebook
Today the total number of C-19 cases Isla Mujeres remains at 226 with 20 deaths and now there are 190 recovered. On the national map for 12/4, the municipality reports 125 negatives and 154 suspicious. The state geoportal for 12/4 reports one active case in colonia El Canotal.
Yesterday, Naval personnel responded to a call and rescued two people who were aboard the sailboat "KAMAL", which was adrift 3.7 miles (7 km) southeast of Isla Mujeres, after "having presented mechanical failures in its propulsion system and its sail". The vessel flies a Canadian flag, and had two crew members aboard, a Mexican female and an American male, who were found to be in good health and did not require any medical attention. The boat and crew were taken to the Isla Mujeres anchorage area, and were met by Naval Health personnel and personnel from the Isla Mujeres Harbor Master's office, International Health, Immigration, and Customs. (photos) LINK
The Mayor of Isla Mujeres and officials with the state Prosecutor's Office met with families of four construction workers at the Planet Hollywood Hotel on Isla Blanca who had disappeared, and now four skeletons were found on the property, in a jungle area. The mother of one young worker ran out of the meeting in tears after learning that her son's body was identified, via DNA tests and his clothing. The process of identification of the other skeletons continues, and there are reports of 8 persons missing in the area. Nothing has been found inside the Planet Hollywood Hotel, whose personnel are cooperating with the investigation. Isla Blanca is part of the mainland area of the municipality of Isla Mujeres. LINK
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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)
Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events.
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
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