Eight lucky competition winners travelled to Ningaloo Marine Park in Australia to hear the Pink Floyd album The Dark Side Of The Moon timed for when the hybrid solar eclipse reached totality over Australia today.
Those at the unique listening party at a special secluded beach location in the region heard Roger Waters iconic closing lines, “But the sun is eclipsed by the moon…” from the album’s final song, Eclipse timed to align with the extraordinary moment of total eclipse at 11.29 am WST.
“This is something I’ll never forget,” said 27-year-old Nathan, who took the trip in tribute to his father, a Pink Floyd mega fan who passed away in 2021. “It was like Dad was there with me”.
“I’m speechless”, said Monya, who made the journey with her husband Joseph after they were brought together by a love of Pink Floyd. “I’ve listened to this album thousands of times – but never like this.”
The eight fans, dubbed the Astronome Domine 8, arrived on Mcleods Beach this morning to witness a giant black pyramid framed by the horizon, constructed with creative oversight from the group’s long-time Creative Consultant and Hipgnosis co-founder, Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell.
Following a Welcome to Country by elder Hazel Walgar, the eight commenced the once-in-a-lifetime listening experience as the shadow of the moon grazed the tip of Western Australia – the best land-based place in the world to view the eclipse.