ENID, Okla. —
Phases of the moon for April are:
• April 7: First quarter.
• April 15: Full moon (Egg Moon, Grass Moon, Easter Moon, Paschal Moon).
• April 22: Last quarter.
• April 39: New moon.
There will be a total eclipse of the moon April 15.
The moon begins to enter Earth’s shadow just after midnight. Totality is at 2:46 a.m. The moon leaves Earth’s shadow at 4:33 a.m.
Northern Oklahoma College Mackie Planetarium is open to the public at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month.
Admission is free, but a donation of a canned good or nonperishable food item for Horn of Plenty is appreciated.
The program Thursday is “Baxter Black, Cowboy Astronomer,” a good program for the whole family.
We also will study some of the constellations in the spring night sky over Enid.
Every Thursday evening, weather permitting, the observatory will be open to the public.
Sessions start at 8:30 p.m.
Large groups of 15 or more planning to visit the observatory or planetarium should call 548-2399 to schedule an appointment.
Killam is resident astronomer and astronomical league coordinator for Leonardo’s Star Quest Astronomy Club and director of the NOC observatory.