It is often said that the best things in life are free, and there is no better example of that than a morning sunrise. All you need to do is wake up, step outside, and watch the Sun paint beautiful colors around you. If you missed it this morning, here’s one sunrise from each of the 50 States.
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Photo of an Arizona sunrise taken at the top of South Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona.
An autumn sunrise as seen through a forest in Guilford, Connecticut.
A salt marsh sunrise at Bombay Hook Wildlife Preserve in Smyrna, DE.
Rose-gold clouds just before the sun rises over Anastasia Island, Florida.
A sunrise in Maui as seen from the Hana Highway, aka The Road to Hana.
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The Sun rising in Brown County, Indiana. The hills and valleys of this area were formed more than 250 million years ago during the Mississippian Period when most of southern Indiana was covered by a shallow inland sea. Brown County State Park is Indiana’s largest state park, offering beautiful views of the surrounding landscape year round.
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A car traveling on the back roads of Iowa at sunrise, during an early morning fog.
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This picture was taken on a farm a few miles north of Riley in Northeast Kansas.
A scenic sunrise at Indian Creek Recreation Area in Woodworth, Louisiana.
Taken from the top of Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park. This is the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard and the first place to view sunrise in the United States from October 7 through March 6. It is one of over 20 mountains on Mount Desert Island that were pushed up by earth’s tectonic and volcanic forces millions of years ago.
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Sunrise at Assateague National Park, a protected area on a long barrier island off the coast of Maryland and Virginia. It’s known for its trails that wind through marshland, dunes and pine forest.
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A beautiful post-peak sunrise over Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Missouri.
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A beautiful sunrise at Glacier National Park, a wilderness area in Montana’s Rocky Mountains. The park features more than 700 miles of hiking trails through glacier-carved peaks and valleys running to the Canadian border.
Sunrise over the Missouri River, as seen from the Florence neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska. The Missouri River, North America’s longest, flows on the eastern edge of Omaha, creating a natural border between Nebraska and Iowa.
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The United States Congress designated the Hells Canyon Wilderness in 1975 and it now has a total of 217,927 acres. Hells Canyon Wilderness is a subset of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area (HCNRA), which straddles the border of northeastern Oregon and western Idaho. It is split into two distinct halves by the Wild & Scenic Snake River.
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Sunrise over the Pell Bridge on the way into Newport, Rhode Island.
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Sunrise, West Texas Style. Taken in the fields just south-west of Lubbock, Texas.
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Image: Yellowstone National Park, Neal Herbert