Find the June Strawberry Moon phases for 2016—plus, best days by the Moon, full Moon names, and more.
Full Moon for June Rises on the Summer Solstice!
This June, 2016, the solstice and full Moon coincide—a rare event, indeed, that hasn’t happened in nearly 70 years. The event will be broadcast LIVE from Slooh’s observatory in the Canary Islands, and Almanac editors will co-host the event. Click here to see the Full Moon Summer Solstice show for free.
June 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 and the Honey Moon. See ALL Full Moon names and their meanings.
Moon Phases for June 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 27, 2:19 P.M.|
For your next full Moon, see our Full Moon Dates chart.
Full Strawberry 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 Moon. 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
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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