By Jesse Wood
Banner Elk photographer Todd Bush captured the supermoon rising on Monday evening from Banner Elk and setting on Tuesday morning from Sugar Mountain. With all of the wildfires raging across western North Carolina, the supermoon captured by Bush was certainly smoky. Check out more photos of Todd Bush here.
A supermoon occurs when a full moon makes its closest pass around Earth, which usually happens every 14 months or so. But as has been noted, this supermoon is especially super because the moon hasn’t been this close since 1948 and won’t again until 2034.
This supermoon will appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter. Click here for more info.
Here’s another supermoon photo from Dave Mayo.