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Hundreds of people gathered outside the Flint Hills Discovery Center to view the solar eclipse Monday afternoon.

Peak viewing occurred at 1:51 p.m. where 85% obscurity was observed.

Amateur astronomer Steve Johannes partnered with the Discovery Center to help citizens view the historic event.




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The Discovery Center hosted an event beforehand, and glasses were donated by the Manhattan Public Library and other local organizations.


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