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Uaymitun in Yucatán (region) is a city in Mexico - about 638 mi (or 1,026 km) East of Mexico City, the country's capital.

Local time in Uaymitun is now 07:19 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "America / Merida" with an UTC offset of -5 hours. Depending on your mobility, these bigger locations might be interesting for you: Xtampu, Xluch, Villahermosa, Timul, San Bruno or San Jose Ceballos. When in this area, you might want to check out Uaymitun and Huaymilun as well. We know of 1 airports close to Uaymitun. The clostest airport we know of is Licenciado Manuel Crescencio Rejon Int Airport (IATA: MID) with a distance of 28 mi (or 45.3 km) South of the city centre of Uaymitun.

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Location insights

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 26°C / 79 °F

Morning Temperature 14°C / 57 °F
Evening Temperature 23°C / 74 °F
Night Temperature 19°C / 67 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 58%
Air Pressure 1034.7 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 6 km/h (4 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear
Sky is clear

Saturday, February 13th 2016

Sky is clear Day: 28°C (82 °F)
Night: 21°C (70 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Sky is clear Day: 27°C (81 °F)
Night: 24°C (74 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Monday, February 15th 2016

Light rain Day: 28°C (83 °F)
Night: 25°C (76 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, few clouds.

Map of local sightseeing hints

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Chicxulub impactor

Located at 21.32, -89.5 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Chicxulub impactor, also known as the K/Pg impactor and (more speculatively) as the Chicxulub asteroid, was an asteroid or comet at least ten kilometres (six miles) in diameter which impacted a few miles from the present-day town of Chicxulub in Mexico, after which the impactor and its crater are named. Because the estimated date of the object's impact and the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary (K–Pg boundary) coincide, there is a scientific consensus that its impact was the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event which caused the demise of the planet's nonavian dinosaurs and other species. The impactor's crater is more than 180 km (110 miles) in diameter, making it one of the largest known impact craters on Earth. Geological evidence shows that the impact dates from the end of the Cretaceous Period, approximately 66 million years ago. The impact is implicated in causing the mass extinction event at that time, as suggested by the K-Pg boundary, the geological boundary between the Cretaceous and Paleogene periods. Some scientists doubt that the impact was the sole cause, and others debate whether the Chicxulub impactor was one of several that may have struck the Earth at around the same time. In March 2010, following extensive analysis of the available evidence covering some twenty years' worth of data spanning the fields of palaeontology, geochemistry, climate modelling, geophysics and sedimentology, forty-one international experts from thirty-three institutions reviewed the available evidence and concluded that the impact at Chicxulub triggered the mass extinctions at the K–Pg boundary, including those of the dinosaurs.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Asteroids
  • Extinction events
  • Geological history of Earth
  • Mérida, Yucatán
  • Natural history of the Yucatán

Chicxulub crater

Located at 21.32, -89.5 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Chicxulub crater is a prehistoric impact crater buried underneath the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. Its center is located near the town of Chicxulub, after which the crater is named. The age of Chicxulub asteroid impact and the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary (K–Pg boundary) coincide precisely, leading to the conclusion that the cause of the crater was the same cause resulting in the demise of non-avian dinosaurs on Earth. The crater is more than 180 km (110 mi) in diameter, making the feature one of the largest confirmed impact structures on Earth; the impacting bolide that formed the crater was at least 10 km (6 mi) in diameter. The crater was discovered by Antonio Camargo and Glen Penfield, geophysicists who had been working in the Yucatán while looking for petroleum during the late 1970s. Penfield was initially unable to obtain evidence that the unique geological feature was in fact a crater, and gave up his search. Through contact with Alan Hildebrand, Penfield was able to obtain samples that suggested it was an impact feature. Evidence for the impact origin of the crater includes shocked quartz, a gravity anomaly, and tektites in surrounding areas. The age of the rocks shows that this impact structure dates from the end of the Cretaceous Period, roughly 66 million years ago. The impact associated with the crater is implicated in causing the extinction of the dinosaurs as suggested by the K-Pg boundary, the geological boundary between the Cretaceous and Paleogene periods. Some critics argue that the impact was not the sole reason and others debate whether there was a single impact or whether the Chicxulub impactor was one of several that may have struck the Earth at around the same time. In March 2010, following extensive analysis of the available evidence covering 20 years worth of data spanning the fields of palaeontology, geochemistry, climate modelling, geophysics and sedimentology, 41 international experts from 33 institutions reviewed available evidence and concluded that the impact at Chicxulub triggered the mass extinctions at the K–Pg boundary including those of dinosaurs.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Cretaceous impact craters
  • Dinosaurs
  • Extinction events
  • Geological history of Earth
  • Impact craters of Mexico
  • Mérida, Yucatán
  • Natural history of the Caribbean
  • Natural history of the Yucatán

Chicxulub, Yucatán

Located at 21.32, -89.5 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Chicxulub is a town, and surrounding municipality of the same name, in the Mexican state of Yucatán. At the census of 2005, the town had a population of 5,052 people. Chicxulub is most famous for being near the geographic center of the Chicxulub crater, an impact crater discovered by geologists on the Yucatán Peninsula and extending into the ocean. It was created by the impact some 65 million years ago of the Chicxulub impactor, an asteroid or comet which may have caused the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, which led to the demise of the dinosaurs. The coastal village (or puerto) of Chicxulub, 6 km east of the nearest town, Progreso, lies almost exactly on the geographic center of the crater. The name Chicxulub is Yucatec Maya language, where ch’ic means "flea" or "tick", and xulub’ means "devil, demon, or horns".

This attraction is classified as:

  • Populated places in Yucatán

Motul, Yucatán

Located at 21.32, -89.5 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 mi away.
More reading: Motul, Yucatán homepage

Motul is a small city in the Mexican state of Yucatán, located some 44 km east of Mérida at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:21|10|N|89|28|W||| | |name= }}. The city serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding Motul Municipality. In the census of 2005 the population of the town of Motul was 21,508 people, while the municipality had a population of 31,547, living on an area of 297.63 km² (114.92 sq mi).

This attraction is classified as:

  • Municipalities of Yucatán
  • Populated places in Yucatán

Anahuac Mayab University

Located at 21.32, -89.5 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 mi away.
More reading: Anahuac Mayab University homepage

The Anahuac Mayab University is a private institution of higher education in Mérida Yucatán México and belongs to the religious congregation of the Legion of Christ. It was founded in 1984 through an initiative of Archbishop Manuel Castro Ruiz with the support of a group of businessmen from southern Mexico. The University began with degrees in Business Administration, Tourism Business Administration, Accounting, and Law. At present, 22 bachelor degrees are offered, plus masters and doctoral degrees.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Anahuac universities
  • Legion of Christ
  • Regnum Christi
  • Universities and colleges in Mexico

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Videos from the area

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Kitesurf Directional board Roll Gybe

published: April 17, 2012 length: 36:53 min
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author: MexKites .

Primer intento de hacer un roll Gybe con underground Kipuna 5"8' y Ozone Edge 7m, San Benito, Yucatan, Mexico. First attempt at making a roll Gybe with an Underground Kipuna 5"8' and Ozone