The colonial flags from 1775.

Colonial Flags

The colonial flags from 1775.

A decorative tailpiece with a rising sun behind leaves and flowers.

Floral Tailpiece

A decorative tailpiece with a rising sun behind leaves and flowers.

The Seal of the State of Indiana. The seal shows a sunrise, a woodman, and a buffalo fleeing. This represents civilization, nature fleeing westward, and a bright future.

Seal of Indiana

The Seal of the State of Indiana. The seal shows a sunrise, a woodman, and a buffalo fleeing. This represents…

The Great Seal of the State of Kansas, 1861. The seal pictures a sunrise, a steamboat, plowing, a wagon, Native Americans hunting bison, and the state motto, 'Ad Astra per Aspera' meaning "To the Stars through Difficulties."

Seal of Kansas

The Great Seal of the State of Kansas, 1861. The seal pictures a sunrise, a steamboat, plowing, a wagon,…

The Great Seal of the State of New Hampshire, 1784. The seal depicts a ship on stocks with a sunrise in the background.

Seal of New Hampshire

The Great Seal of the State of New Hampshire, 1784. The seal depicts a ship on stocks with a sunrise…

The Great Seal of the State of Ohio. The seal features a sunrise behind a wheat field and mountains. The wheat bundle symbolizes agriculture and the seventeen arrows represents Ohio's admittance as the seventeenth state.

Seal of Ohio

The Great Seal of the State of Ohio. The seal features a sunrise behind a wheat field and mountains.…

It is hotter at noon than at sunrise and sunset because there is a greater thickness of air for the horizontal sun rays to pass through at sunrise and sunset.

Sun Rays

It is hotter at noon than at sunrise and sunset because there is a greater thickness of air for the…

A sunrise over hills

Sunrise

A sunrise over hills

"Sunrise; Eos pursuing Cephalus" — Gayley, 1893

Sunrise

"Sunrise; Eos pursuing Cephalus" — Gayley, 1893