Learn more about the Full Moon for June 2018. Why is it called the Strawberry Moon? When is the best time to see the Full Moon? Here are Moon facts and folklore from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.
What is the Full Strawberry Moon?
The June Full Moon is called the Full Strawberry Moon. This Full Moon got its name from the Algonquin tribes who knew it as a signal to gather the ripening fruit of wild strawberries. It has also been known as the Honey Moon, Mead Moon, and the Full Rose Moon in Europe.
Where Did Full Moon Names Come From?
This is an age-old practice, nothing new. Ancient peoples commonly tracked the seasons by following the lunar calendar (versus today’s solar calendar).
For millennia, people across the world, including Native Americans, named the months after nature’s cues. Later, Colonial Americans adopted many of the Native American names and incorporated them into the modern calendar, as you will see in The Old Farmer’s Almanac founded in 1792 during George Washington’s presidency.
Moon Phases for June 2018
The full Moon for June rises late on Wednesday, June 27 or in the wee hours of Thursday, June 28, depending on your time zone. See the Moon Phase Calendar for your location.
(Note: All dates and times below are ET.)
|Last Quarter: June 6, 2:32 P.M.|
|New Moon: June 13, 3:43 P.M.|
|First Quarter: June 20, 6:51 A.M.|
|Full Moon: June 28, 12:53 A.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 2018
Below are the best days for activities, based on the Moon’s sign and phase in June.
For Cutting Hay:
- 8, 9
For Setting Eggs:
- 2, 3, 21, 22, 29, 30
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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Did you know that the Summer Solstice happens in June? Learn more at Almanac.com/summer!