With the solar eclipse captivating the entirely of the U.S. yesterday (Aug. 21) Ozzy Osbourne fans were given a once-in-a-lifetime treat at Moonstock Festival. The Prince of Darkness and his band performed “Bark at the Moon” during the exact moment of the eclipse’s totality.

Moonstock took place in Carterville, one of the southernmost parts of Illinois and a part of the U.S. that experienced the longest duration (two minutes and forty-one seconds) of the rare and spectacular eclipse. To get perfectly in sync with the event, Ozzy Osbourne started his set super early at 1:20pm.

Ozzy’s eclipse celebration looks incredible, with his band kicking off “Bark at the Moon” in pure daylight. The sky began to dim as Ozzy hit his first verse and chorus. By the time the metal legend’s second verse came, the moon fully obscured the sun, sending Moonstock into complete darkness. For nearly three minutes, everything was black as night as the crowd went wild for both Ozzy and the celestial rarity.

Once “Bark at the Moon” concluded, the sky was bright again. The organizers had pulled the feat off perfectly. Check out some breathtaking fan footage above of Ozzy’s performance during the eclipse, featuring extremely clear shots of our moon obscuring the sun. If you missed it this time around, just pray that Ozzy will still be performing in 2024, when the next eclipse will hit North America.

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