New Postage Stamps Celebrate Solar Eclipse w/Transforming Image

New Postage Stamps Celebrate Solar Eclipse with Transforming Image

Ferndale, MI – The United States Post Office is delighting customers everywhere with their recently released “Total Eclipse of the Sun” stamps.

Not only do the stamps feature a solar eclipse, they actually have a thermochromic ink shadow that disappears when the stamp is warm, revealing details of the moon beneath.

The warmth of a fingertip can make the shadow disappear, and cool air brings the eclipse back.

The stamps commemorate the upcoming total solar eclipse which happens Aug. 21. This is the first total solar eclipse the United States has seen since 1979.

On the back of the stamps is a map showing the path of the total eclipse.

Stamps cost 49 cents each or a pane of 16 for $7.84.  As of Tuesday the Ferndale Post Office had them, however there are reports nationwide of post offices running out.

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