Des Moines, Iowa – The U-S Postal Service has released a stamp commemorating the total solar eclipse coming in August. Mark Saunders, a spokesman for the postal service, says this is a stamp like no other before and it uses a special ink.
The “forever” stamps are available only in full sheets.
Only a tiny corner of southwest Iowa will be under the total eclipse but the rest of the state will have at least a partial view of the rare phenomenon. For best viewing, Iowans may have to travel to Nebraska or Missouri. As for the stamps, they could be in short supply soon enough.
The total eclipse on August 21st will occur over Iowa shortly after 1 P-M/Central and will last, at most, about two-and-a-half minutes.