Isle of Man 2015 Solar Eclipse
From Stamps of the World
- Issue Date : 20th March 2015
- The stamps used for this issue were from the Isle of Man 2014 Dark Sky Discovery set, with the exception of the 182p stamp which was not used on this cover.
- Two varieties of the First Day Cover were issued - one was unsigned (with an issue of 1500 covers), the other signed by Astronaut Alan Bean, the 4th Man to walk on the moon (this cover was only available in the 2015 Isle of Man Solar Eclipse Celebration Folder issued by the Isle of Man Post Office, with an issue of 1000).
- The cover had 3 postmarks:
- 08:26 First contact (The moon's shadow starts becoming visible over the Sun's disc)
- 09:32 Maximum eclipse (92.8% totality)
- 10:39 Fourth contact (The moon stops overlapping the Sun's disc)