Dec. 31, 2014. Banner Elk-based photographer Todd Bush captured these two images on Tuesday evening at about 9 p.m.
Caption for top image: “Clearing clouds and a brisk night from Banner Elk made for a smiley face moonbow.”
Bottom image: “Meanwhile, just east of the moon, Orion was rising above the moonlit dusting of snow on hemlocks and bare trees.”
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