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What should you listen to during the eclipse? We've got some recommendations

The moon passes in front of the setting sun during a total solar eclipse. (Marcos Brindicci/AP)
The moon passes in front of the setting sun during a total solar eclipse. (Marcos Brindicci/AP)

In 2017, I stepped outside to view a total solar eclipse. Witnessing such a rare natural phenomenon sent waves of joy and celebration through my fellow onlookers.

Another total eclipse will occur on April 8 — putting folks across the U.S. in the right place at the right time to experience the profound privilege of witnessing this uncommon astronomical phenomenon.

In preparation, here are some songs to listen to while waiting for and watching the moon eclipse the sun this time around.

Here & Now senior technical director Mike Moschetto

Here & Now’s eclipse playlist

The Moon Is In The Wrong Place” by Shannon & The Clams

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Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden

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When the Sun Hits” by Slowdive

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The Sun And The Moon” by mewithoutYou

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Cover of “Black Hole Sun” by Norah Jones

Listener picks

Eclipse” by Pink Floyd, or the band’s full “Dark Side of the Moon” album

Pink Moon” by Nick Drake

Sun in Your Eyes” by Gizzly Bear

Total Eclipse” by Oblivion Express

Sun Moon Child” by Imani Uzuri

Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash

Cover of “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Grande Royale Ükulelists of the Black Swamp

Cover of “Bad Moon Rising” by Grande Royale Ükulelists of the Black Swamp

The Whole of the Moon” by The Waterboys, or covered by Fiona Apple

Draw Down the Moon” by Foxing

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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