The Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever stamp is the first-of-its-kind because the image changes by using the heat of a finger. The eclipse image transforms into an image of the Moon.
Once cooled, the image reverts back to the eclipse.
The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony took place June 20 at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.
The 70-mile-wide shadow path of the eclipse, known as the “path of totality,” will traverse the country diagonally, appearing first in Oregon (mid-morning local time) and exiting some 2,500 miles east and 90 minutes later off the coast of South Carolina (mid-afternoon local time).
This ceremony kicks off a full day of total eclipse activities at the Jim Cherry Memorial Planetarium, including remarks from astronomer April Whitt and an 11 a.m. video presentation.
Total Eclipse, Star Trek, Pluto Explorer Forever Stamps and framed stamped art will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special dedication ceremony for the Total Eclipse of the Sun Forever stamp that commemorates the August 21 eclipse. The event is free and open to the public at the Fernbank Science Center.