Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, November 24

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Today, the municipality continues to report a total of 224 cases with 20 deaths, and now 189 are recovered. On the national map for 11/23, the municipality reports 152 suspicious and 117 negatives. The state geoportal for 11/23 continues to report 1 active case in colonia Salina Chica.


Yesterday.... Our municipality reports a new case of C-19 for a total of 224, with 20 deaths and 188 recovered.  The Growth Rate for the Northern Zone has decreased to an all-time low of 0.16.


 The Northern Zone consists of six other municipalities, in addition to Isla Mujeres. Most of the state's population is in the Northern Zone, and nearly 70% of the cases. Our municipality accounts for only 1.6% of the state's cases and 2.3% of those in the Northern Zone, where we are the second least populous municipality (behind Puerto Morelos).


 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)

Yesterday... Isla Mujeres commemorated the CXCV  / 195th anniversary of Naval Day--“Día de la Armada de México” at the local Naval base which serves the 5th Naval Region of Mexico.  A plaque was unveiled at the Naval Hospital giving recognition to the personnel who work in the Naval hospitals and clinics fighting the C-19 pandemic. The ceremony recognized this memorable date, Nov 23rd, when the newly integrated Mexican Navy--Marina de Guerra Mexicana effected the surrender of Spanish troops who resisted the recognition of Mexican Independence.

 Today, November 24, is the 118th anniversary of the creation of the Federal Territory of Quintana Roo.  The Territory was named for a well-known lawyer born in Merida who supported Mexico's fight for independence, with his wife Leona Vicario. She was a very prominent figure in the War for Independence who was named "Distinguished and Beloved Mother of the Homeland" (Benemerita y Dulcisima Madre de la Patria). Q Roo is the youngest state in Mexico, receiving statehood in 1974.

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Full moon rising over the Caribbean  
Full moon rose Oct. 31-6:30p 

Nov 1-Sunday at 7:07p

Nov 2-Monday at 7:46p

Nov 3 Tuesday at 8:30p

Nov 4 Wednesday at 9:18p

Nov 5 Thursday at 10:10p

Nov 6 Friday at 11:06p

 Sunrise 6:50-7:07 (beginning vs end of month)

Sunset 6:10-6:04

Turtles continue hatching out at the Tortugranja in November

The mamas nest along the eastern beaches from May thru October. 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.  Photos of nest hatching out at MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach, that was missed by the Tortugranja patrols, by Bruce.








Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events.

 Nov. 1-2--Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead

Nov. 9-20--Buen Fin (Sales)

Thursday, Nov. 12--Postal Workers Day El Día del Cartero y del Empleado Postal

Monday, Nov. 16-- Día de la Revolución Day off (Long weekend) Offices close.

Friday, Nov. 20--Día de la Revolución

 Nov. 16-17--Leonid meteor shower, without moon interference this year. Beginning after midnight and peaking before dawn.

 Thursday, Nov. 26--Normally celebrations for Isla's Patron Saint would begin and continue thru her day, December 8, but this year public celebrations have been suspended due to C-19. 

Monday, Nov. 30--Official end of Hurricane season

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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