Monday, August 24, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, August 24

  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
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     Today the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports no new cases and continues to report a total of 136 cases and 9 deaths, with 76 recovered. The growth rate of cases in the Northern Zone has decreased to 0.5, from 0.8 last week. The southern zone decreased to 0.9
The state geoportal reports 22 active cases by colonia for 8/23 as: La Gloria-11, Meteorologico-2, Caridad del Cobre-2, Lol-beh-1, Downtown-1, Salina Chica-1, Salina Grande-1, Electristas-1, Ampl. la Gloria-1, Canotal-1 and zero on the mainland.
On the national map for 8/23, the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports 5 suspicious and 63 negatives  (and 136 confirmed and 9 deaths)

The director of the Isla Diabetes Clinic, Geovanny Avalos, together with Dra Xhanat Tze Mora, municipal liaison for preventive actions against Covid 19, delivered reusable protective equipment and KN 95 masks to doctors and health workers in the community, to the Isla Mujeres community hospital and the local Red Cross using donations. Oximeters were also purchased and delivered to patients with Covid so that they can monitor their oxygenation at home. The Diabetes Clinic also donated meters and strips to the Red Cross so that they can monitor the blood sugar levels of patients with Covid and diabetes.

Today at 5pm, Isla Mujeres historian Fidel Villanueva Madrid will talk about Hurricanes on the Isla Mujeres Cultura Facebook page (in Spanish), as part of the activities commemorating the 170th anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres as the Pueblo of Dolores.

The more than 70 "Yellow Caps" continue urging resident and visitors to wear face masks correctly, maintain social distance, and wash their hand frequently as prevention against the C-19 pandemic.

Maintenance continues at the closed sports facilities, as part of the Isla Mujeres Green and Healthy program. Maintenance has been completed on the soccer, baseball and futbol rapido fields which are being kept in optimal condition and will be ready to be enjoyed as soon as the state epidemiological light allows. The work has been done by city employees and by volunteers, and has included pruning, raking, weed removal, sweeping and general cleaning.

On Tuesday, Aug 25, Chiropractic consultations will be available at no charge from 9am to 4pm at the CRIM facility, provided by Mexico Missions, in coordination with the City government. Face masks required.


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"Reverse Sunset" (looking east from MVC)
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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 
 Just after Sunset--August 3 at 7:47
  August 4      8:29 
 August 5    9:07
August 6      9:42
August 7     10:16
August 8     11:22

 Sunset  7:25-7:03pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:21-6:30am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles continue nesting in August. They can be observed mating offshore from Punta Sur during this month, and they nest along the eastern beaches. 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, and very rarely, a Leatherback will attempt to nest, but generally the sand isn't sufficiently deep.

Swimming with the whale sharks takes place in August, which ends annually in mid-September. They congregate and feed on a 'buffet' of plankton and fish eggs from a type of tuna. Rays are also attracted to the feeding areas.  Photo by Tony Garcia

>>Meteors!! The Perseids are currently active & one of the most popular showers. They will peak in the early mornings of the weekend of August 11,12 & 13, but the moon will be at or slightly past its last quarter phase and interfering. However, the Perseids are bright & you may see 3 or 4 dozen when they are peaking, if you're patient. They continue thru the 24th. The Alpha Capricornids are going on now (thru Aug. 15) with only a few meteors per hour, but they are known for producing bright fireballs when active. (They peaked Tuesday & moonlight will interfere with visibility.)

Monday, Aug. 17-170th Anniversary of Isla Mujeres

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   

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