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Strawberry Moon: June Full Moon Phases 2015

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Find the June Strawberry Moon phases for 2015—plus, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more.

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).

See all Full Moon names and their meanings.

Moon Phase Dates 2015

The Full Moon is June 12 (PT) and June 13 (ET).
See the Moon Phase Calendar for your city/state.

(Note: All dates and times below are ET.)

Full Moon: June 2, 12:19 P.M.
Last Quarter: June 9, 11:42 A.M.
 
New Moon: June 16, 10:05 A.M.
 
First Quarter: June 24, 7:03 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 2015

Below are the best days for activities, based on the Moon's sign and phase in June.

For Cutting Hay:

  • 10, 11

For Setting Eggs:

  • 6, 7, 24

For Fishing:

  • 1, 2, 16–30

See Best Days for more activities.

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.

Share your thoughts about this month's Moon below!

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Comments

Love the moon

By Karlatanealian

Love the moon

what strawberrys ?

By ray pit

what strawberrys ? strawberrys don't ripen for another 8-9 weeks, aug-sept

Strawberries ripen in the

By gc lee

Strawberries ripen in the mid-South through early June, very rarely into July. You must live somewhere in the upper Midwest.

Is it at 4:22am tonite?

By marieanzalone

Is it at 4:22am tonite? Seriously. I'm new to this. And I REALLY want to see it. I want to set my alarm!

The strawberry was valued by

By Andy Carr

The strawberry was valued by the Romans as a medicinal plant and cultivated in France from the 12th century, well before the discovery of the Americas by Europeans. Certain large fruit varieties aren't native to Europe but Strawberries definitely are.

strawberries are native to

By chas hanson

strawberries are native to the americas

I am not an astronomer, but

By cathbus

I am not an astronomer, but just love to look at the beautiful moon in all of its phases. Thank you for sharing information about the moon!

For the June 23rd SuperMoon,

By Sandy Atkinson

For the June 23rd SuperMoon, could you tell me what direction exactly that I should look to?
Southeast, Northeast whatever?

SERIOUSLY! LOOK UP!

By NORTH WEST

SERIOUSLY! LOOK UP!

hahaa. my first moon chuckle

By Farmerbz

hahaa. my first moon chuckle of the day

Really? Smart aleck.

By gorillazoo

Really? Smart aleck.

Look to the southeast in the

By Almanac Staff

Look to the southeast in the evening. This full Moon on June 23, 2013 is the closest and largest full moon of the year.

Thank you! It is helpful to

By gorillazoo

Thank you! It is helpful to know whether to expect it from the Northeast, East, or Southeast. Appreciate the question posed and the Almanac's response.

this past weekend (Fri & Sat

By Brandon Dyer

this past weekend (Fri & Sat June 8&9) me and my dad disproved this theory. the almanac doesnt include these dates but on these dates we caught ALOT of brim & bass. got text from a buddy showing an abundance of fish caught on these dates.

June 8 &9 has not even

By kaycee

June 8 &9 has not even happened yet. Its this coming up weekend!

Great information. Watch

By David Ragion

Great information. Watch the moon videos every month. Here in NE, it doesn't look like the days after the strwberry moon will bring good weather!

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