The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “Rock Box” speakers will play Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon through speakers at the Rock Hall in Cleveland this afternoon during the solar eclipse.
Around 1:50 p.m., the speakers will start playing the album inside and outside of the Rock Hall. The final song on the album, Eclipse, will play during peak eclipse time in Cleveland — 2:30 p.m.
The speakers on East 9th Street will play moon and sun-related songs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Rock Hall and Destination Cleveland teamed up to install the public speakers for the Republican National Convention in 2016. LAND Studio also helped coordinate the project.
The 2-foot wide speakers were designed by Mark Reigelman, a 2006 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art. Seven speakers were installed around downtown Cleveland last year from Progressive Field to the Free Stamp.
Cleveland’s skies won’t be completely clear for today’s solar eclipse. While the Cleveland area will have plenty of sunshine out there late this morning, a few more clouds will stream in through the afternoon.
Don’t despair. It won’t be totally overcast, but clouds may cover the sun from time to time.
The solar eclipse begins at 1:06 p.m. in Northeast Ohio and ends at 3:51 p.m. The best time to see it will be around 2:30 p.m.