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Strawberry Moon: June Full Moon Phases 2016

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Find the June Strawberry Moon phases for 2016—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 2016

See the Moon Phase Calendar for your city/state.

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

 
New Moon: June 4, 10:59 P.M.
 
First Quarter: June 12, 4:10 A.M.
Full Moon: June 20, 7:02 A.M.
Last Quarter: June 26, 7:00 P.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 2016

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

For Cutting Hay:

  • 1, 27, 28

For Setting Eggs:

  • 13, 14, 22, 23

For Fishing:

  • 4–20

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

Yall are straight dumb. The

By Moondoggy

Yall are straight dumb. The moon is the best. All hail strawberry moon 4ever

like to read more about iit

By BRENDA kENNEY

like to read more about iit .Thanks

OMG XD XD XD I can't wait for

By Naomi Hammons

OMG XD XD XD I can't wait for tonight it's going to be sooooo yummie

I was told there was to be a

By cheri barr

I was told there was to be a strawberry moon 2morrow. june 2nd. I don't know exactcly what this is and I don't know what time to expect. I would like to take some family pictures before I go in for cancer treatment and my hair falls out. lol ( Have to keep good humor at this time) Does anybody know if this is happening and when it would happen in manitowoc wisconsin!

I do not know the time,i wish

By jessicafiasco1997

I do not know the time,i wish i did. But i had to comment back and wish you a good fight against cancer.Keep going, i believe in you.

my name is Clark just so all

By Kimmie Howelll

my name is Clark just so all know this isn't Kimmie. Strawberries are good and all and the almanac is great because it's written around the moon which the moon controls bout all things on earth. folks look at the purty Strawberry Moon but the MOON all need to be chatn bout n focused on seeing is the THE FINAL BLOOD MOON OF THE MOON TETRAD WHICH IS IN SEPT AND THE HARVEST MOON. Great wrath coming with it to all nations and all men. Honestly this strawberry moon thang is kinda humorous!!!

I love to read the almanac.

By Jacquie L.

I love to read the almanac.

I'm definitely a moon person,

By elli sharpe

I'm definitely a moon person, even wrote a children's story "Somebody is Eating the Moon"

where can i read the story?

By Andromeda224

where can i read the story? :D

when is a good time to cut a

By Aunt Mary

when is a good time to cut a persons hair??

Start of new moon til full

By Amanda Root

Start of new moon til full moon, for faster growing hair.

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

We had ripe straws two weeks

By Matthew Robison

We had ripe straws two weeks ago in New York...

Where in NY? I'm on Long

By Samantha Gray

Where in NY? I'm on Long Island in Nassau County and we only have strawberries in early flower here.

Strawberries already full

By Grace McGettigan

Strawberries already full bloom here in NC. Made 14 jars of strawberry jam!

Strawberries are already

By Angie M.

Strawberries are already getting ripe in Southeastern Ohio. Already made 2 strawberry pies and Strawberry shortcake.

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.

Yes they are. I had wild

By Vicki S.

Yes they are. I had wild strawberries growing in my garden when we lived in Germany. Germany is part of Europe.

Vicki S.: Only in the USA do

By Mr Stacy J

Vicki S.: Only in the USA do you have to tell people Duetschland is part of Europa.
Enjoy your summer and your strawberries.

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!

Boy you have did grow up fast

By nunyabizness

Boy you have did grow up fast .. Tell Kim and Kanye they suck but you already know that ..lol

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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