Pink Floyd is still celebrating the 50th anniversary of “The Dark Side of the Moon” by putting out a new 30-minute video about the recent solar eclipse listening event in Australia. This documentary is only available on YouTube.

As part of their 50th anniversary celebrations for their classic record The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd will release a new 30-minute film about the recent solar eclipse in Australia. “Eclipse” is about a group of Pink Floyd fans who took a plane to Western Australia to watch a rare total solar eclipse and listen to “The Dark Side of the Moon.” As part of “Floyd Fridays” on October 13, the movie will only be available on the band’s YouTube account.

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Thursday, April 20, the moon’s shadow went across Western Australia and touched the tip of the country. Aubrey “Po” Powell, a co-founder of Hipgnosis and longtime creative consultant to Pink Floyd, oversaw the event. The band gave eight Australian fans, nicknamed “The Astronome Domine Eight,” the unique chance to attend a Dark Side of the Moon full album listening event in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park in Exmouth, where the eclipse would be most visible. The event happened at the same time that the moon completely covered the sun. The epic ending song of the record, “Eclipse,” has the line “But the sun is eclipsed by the moon…”

The video was made by Powell and his team. It’s about the Astronome Domine Eight, who listened on headphones next to a purpose-built pyramid on a deserted beach. The movie shows their journey from asking for the trip to how they felt after it was over. The program also talked to people from the area and the thousands of people who made the historic trip to Exmouth to be a part of the experience.

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A big eclipse will also happen this year on October 14 in North America. Pink Floyd is encouraging fans to play “The Dark Side of the Moon” during the eclipse and post videos and photos of their experiences with the word #pfeclipse on the band’s social media pages. Pink Floyd will share the best entries on all of their social media pages.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary, planetariums all over the world are putting together an interactive show that shows both The Dark Side of the Moon and pictures of the solar system. Each track in the surround sound and video experience has a different theme that is meant to “transcend reality and take you way beyond the realms of 2D experience.”


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