Q107 Calgary is rocking the solar eclipse the best way possible: We’re playing Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety during the eclipse Monday starting at 11:10 a.m. Tune in to 107.3 OR listen online HERE.
If you’re like me and you hear the word “ECLIPSE”, you think of one thing and one thing only: Bonnie Tyler.
Probably the world’s best karaoke song, Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Sun gets a lot of love during eclipses: Sales of her single skyrocket and YouTube views dramatically increase, Time magazine reports.
(She’s also performing her 1983 hit on Royal Caribbean International’s Total Eclipse Cruise.)
The original song is good – but these two takes are actually a couple of my favourite go-to videos when I need a smile.
#1 Ellen DeGeneres and Josh Groban perform it as a duet in 2009:
#2 Singer and funnyman Christina Bianco performs Total Eclipse of the Heart as Gwen Stefani, Cher, Julie Andrews and Christina Aguilera.
If you’re looking to view the partial eclipse in Calgary, both Spark Science Centre and the University of Calgary have viewing opportunities. Global News has all the details on their events HERE.
For more on the eclipse, check out News Talk 770’s Gord Gillies’ interview with an astronomy professor Jay Pasachoff:
I vividly remember walking home from elementary school in the 1980s during an eclipse and being terrified the sun was going to burn out my eyeballs. I’d secretly taken one of my mom’s brown tea towels to school with me so that I could protect myself on the walk home. I stumbled a few kilometers from school to my home holding the dish rag over my eyes so that I didn’t lose my sight! – Sarah