What’s the best way to view a total eclipse? Just watch this music video

Never mind that you’ve never heard of the band Hamferð, or that you might not enjoy their brand of doom metal music. But you should check out their new music video, which spectacularly captured the recent total solar eclipse that occurred on March 20, 2015 (via PetaPixel).

For most of us, the eclipse wasn’t visible unless you lived in the upper reaches of the Arctic and Northern Europe, a sparsely populated area of the world. But one place that had a perfect view of the phenomenon was the Faroe Islands, a sovereign state of Denmark located northwest of Scotland, between Iceland and Norway. And the Faroe Islands just happens to be where Hamferð are from, and they used the eclipse as the backdrop for their song, Deyðir Varðar.

The six-and-a-half-minute video starts off with the band performing against an idyllic backdrop near the village of Kvívík. Immediately, you start to see the scene darken as the eclipse takes place. At the two-and-a-half-minute mark, it goes completely dark, and the sun doesn’t reappear until almost the four-minute mark. You don’t actually get to see the moon blocking the sun, but it’s still impressive to see the world go dark for more than a minute.

Of all the eclipse videos we could watch, who knew one of the best would be from a doom metal band? We’re surprised Bonnie Tyler didn’t use the occasion to shoot a new video for her hit song.

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