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Total eclipse of the sun stamp (CNW Group/Canada Post)

Total eclipse commemorated on Canada Post stamp

By Tara Clow Mar 15, 2024 | 11:33 AM

An eclipse will be featured on a Canada Post stamp for the first time.

It helps commemorate the upcoming astronomical phenomenon on April 8.

In Canada, this spectacle won’t be visible here again until 2044.  It will trace a path of darkness, called the path of totality, across parts of OntarioQuebec, and the Maritimes.

The stamp image depicts the sun at the moment of totality.  It also shows a line of the eclipse’s path from its entrance point in southwestern Ontario to its exit point in eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.

The bottom of the stamp is a photomontage of land formations along the path of totality, including Ontario’s Niagara FallsNew Brunswick’s Hopewell Rocks, and Spillars Cove  in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Stamps are available online and at postal outlets.

The stamp was designed by Richard Nalli-Petta and illustrated by Michal Karcz.