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New stamp marks the upcoming total eclipse of the sun

Canada Post issued a new commemorative stamp to mark the upcoming total eclipse of the sun on April 8th.

The moon will turn daylight to darkness for millions of Canadians, as a total eclipse of the sun unfolds over parts of Mexico, the United States and Canada.

The stamp image depicts the sun at the moment of totality as well as a line showing the path of the eclipse from its entrance point in southwestern Ontario to its exit point in eastern Newfoundland and Labrador. Across the bottom of the stamp is a photomontage of land formations along the path of totality, including Ontario's Niagara Falls, New Brunswick's Hopewell Rocks, and Spillars Cove in Newfoundland and Labrador.

It will be the only time this century that the path of a total solar eclipse will cross parts of North America's three largest countries.

The phenomenon won't be visible in Canada for another 20 years.

This stamp is Canada Post's first one to feature a solar eclipse.


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