full moon benji barnes pic

Sylva resident Benji Barnes was at the top of Cope Hill in Rhodes Cove facing east at about 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 when he snapped this picture of the full moon rising above the mountains of Jackson County.

“The moon rose at 74 degrees on the compass, but by the time it crested that ridge it was closer to 80 degrees,” he said. More of his photography can be found at benjibarnes.zenfolio.com.