Sunday, December 13, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, December 13

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A reminder--The best meteor shower of the year is tonight, peaking around 2 am, with moonless skies.  Here's screenshots of the midday satellite and webcam....

Today Isla Mujeres continues to report at total of 226 cases with 20 deaths and 193 recovered.

On the national map for 12/12, the municipality reports 163 suspicious and 129 negatives. The geoportal has been down today. 


 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)

 A skating event "Rally MB Patinaje sobre Ruedas 2020" was held at the Bicentennial Dome, without the public, due to the pandemic. There were 30 participants accompanied by their coaches, with healthy distancing and hygiene protocols. The municipal Director of Sports & Physical Culture , Oswaldo González Barredo, said the event began at 11am and the winning team was Naaneli Gallegos,Anghie Pérez,Yohel Yam, Karol Flores and Jared Brito. 

 The video of the conversation "Culture, Identity & Development in Northern Quintana Roo" can be found on the Cultura Isla Mujere facebook page. The successful conference has received more than 2000 views, and includes the moderator journalist Jorge González Durán, como moderador,  Cancún, historian Fernando Martí; the historian of Lázaro Cárdenas, Gaspar Magláh and the historian of Isla Mujeres, Fidel Villanueva Madrid. (It's in Spanish)

 The climate has been favorable for the state vector workers to provide spraying against the mosquitoes that transmit dengue, zika and chikungunya, This work is ongoing and they expect to complete the schedule for 2020 on December 23, for both the island and the mainland parts of the municipality. Residents are reminded to collaborate by keeping their rooftops, patios and yards clean and by opening their doors and windows when the crews are spraying in their colonia. 

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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  


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


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