Last Total Solar Eclipse of Twentieth Century – Stamps of Great Britain 1999

Last Total Solar Eclipse of Twentieth Century – Stamps of Great Britain  1999

The Last Total Solar Eclipse of Twentieth Century took place on 11 Aug 1999. One of the places where it was visible was Great Britain. Great Britain issued a miniature sheet to commemorate this event . The 64Pence Hubble Telescope stampof 1999 Millennium series was featured in the Miniature sheet. The next near total solar eclipse will be visible from mainland Great Britain on 23 Sep 2090.

The FDC is listed with 64p stamp.

FDC GB TOTAL ECLIPSE
FDC GB TOTAL ECLIPSE 11 Aug 1999.

 

Last Total Solar Eclipse of Twentieth Century – Stamps of Iran 1999

Last Total Solar Eclipse of Twentieth Century – Stamps of Iran 1999

The Last Total Solar Eclipse of Twentieth Century took place on 11 Aug 1999. One of the best places on earth where it was visible remarkably was Tiran In Iran.

Iran issued a strip of Five stamps to  Commemorate this Astronomical delight on 11 Aug 1999. The different phases of Solar eclipse are featured on the stamps as we see the stamps from left to right –

Stamp No1 (extreme left)- Partial Eclipse

Stamp no 2 – Diamond ring at 2nd Contact

Stamp no 3 – Outer Corona

Stamp no 4 – Final Diamond Ring

Stamp no 5 – Partial Eclipse

These strip of Stamps postally used on a cover from Iran to India is listed

IRAN SOLAR ECLIPSE
STAMPS OF IRAN – TWENTIETH CENTURY LAST TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE -11 AUG 1999