Here are highlights of the June 2013 Moon! The Almanac's monthly Moon guide keeps you informed about full Moon names, Moon phase dates, and Best Days by the Moon.
Full Moon Names
The month of June's full Moon's name is the Full Strawberry Moon. June's Full Strawberry Moon got its name because the Algonquin tribes knew it as a signal to gather ripening fruit.
It was often known as the Full Rose Moon in Europe (where strawberries aren't native).
Moon Phase Dates 2013
All dates and times are ET. See the Moon Phase Calendar for your city/state.
|New Moon: June 8, 11:56 A.M.|
|First Quarter: June 16, 1:24 P.M.|
|Full Moon: June 23, 7:32 A.M.|
|Last Quarter: June 30, 12:54 A.M.|
For your next full Moon, see our Full Moon Dates chart.
Full Moon Video
Each month, we will explain the traditional names of the full Moon along with some fascinating Moon facts. In this video, learn about the Full Strawberry. Click below to watch video.
Best Days in June 2013
Below are the best days for activities, based on the Moon's sign and phase in June.
For Cutting Hay:
- 2, 3, 29, 30
For Setting Eggs:
- 17, 25–27
Moon Facts & Folklore
- A growing Moon and a flowing tide are lucky times to marry.
- Days following both the new and full Moons are most likely to be rainy or stormy.
- Crabbing, shrimping, and clamming are best when the Moon is full.
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