Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Wednesday, October 21



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Today the municipality of Isla Mujeres continues to report a total of 220 positives with 19 deaths and 179 recovered.
On the National map for 10/20, the municipality reports 133 suspicious and 92 negatives (with 220 positives and 19 deaths).




That trough of low pressure has a low/20% chance of formation through 5 days. It is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Any development is expected to be slow over the next several days as it passes near western or central Cuba, the Florida Straits and the Bahamas, where locally heavy rainfall is possible through the weekend.


It says: Remember to wear face masks in public spaces. The caption says: To reduce covid-19 spread it is important to wear face masks whenever you leave home.


The municipal Parks & Gardens department has been doing pruning and maintenance work at the parks, streets, medians and sidewalks, including in the colonias of “Electricistas”, “La Gloria”, “Ampliaci√≥n La Gloria”, “Meteorol√≥gica”, “Salina Grande” y “Caridad del Cobre”, as part of the Isla Green & Healthy Program.






Trash collection schedule:


Remember to save your cigarette butts and throw them away in the nearest container when you leave. Let's help keep our beaches free from cigarette butts.



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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 Thursday, Oct 1 at 6:49, just after sunset
  Oct 2      7:22 
 Oct 3      7:55
Oct 4       8:29
Oct 5      9:07
Oct 6     9:48

 Sunset  6:34-6:11pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:38-6:49am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC

Turtles continue nesting in October.

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. The season officially ends on the 15th, but monitoring continues thru the end of the month. Photos of nest hatching out at MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach, that was missed by the Tortugranja patrols.


 

 

 

 


 

 

Oct. 6-10, -Draconid meteors, peaking on evening of Oct. 7, but should be worth watching on the night before and after, also This is an evening meteor shower, that you don't have to stay up late to watch...look before the waning moon rises in mid-to-late evening. It is usually a slow shower with a meteor every 10-15 minutes. But it is known for having 'bursts" of hundreds or thousands of meteors in occasional years, which aren't predicted with any certainty.  "Meteor showers are like fishing. You go, and sometimes you catch something." 

Oct 20-21-22-Orionid meteors peak in the early morning hours. There's more activity after midnight and the maximum amount in the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 20th & 21st . These are "shooting stars" from Halley's Comet & occur from early October to early November as the earth passes thru its debris.

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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