The U.S. Postal Service revealed a new Forever 49 cent stamp on Thursday, to commemorate the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. The stamp will be a first-of-its-kind for the Postal Service, as it will be heat activated, using thermochromic ink. Touching or rubbing the stamp with your thumb or fingers, will transform the image of the blackened-out sun into the moon.
A map will be printed on the backside of the stamp sheet detailing the solar eclipse’s diagonal path across the U.S.
Central Wyoming will be one, among a handful, of ideal locations to experience the total solar eclipse. Casper sits almost directly in the center of the path, as does Idaho Falls, ID.
The eclipse will occur on August 21st and it will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the contiguous United States since 1979 and the first one coast to coast since 1918.
The Forever 49 cent stamp comes out June 20.