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Full Moon in June 2022

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Watch for the Full Strawberry Supermoon!

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The full Strawberry Moon rises on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. This year, it’s a supermoon! Learn all about this month’s full Moon, including why it’s called the Strawberry Moon!

When to See the Full Moon in June 2022

In the evening of Tuesday, June 14—just after sunset—look towards the southeast to watch the full Moon rise gently above the horizon. There, it will appear large and golden hued.

June’s full Moon will reach peak illumination at 7:52 A.M. Eastern Time on June 14, but will not be visible in North American time zones until later that night, when it drifts above the horizon. Consult our Moonrise and Moonset Calculator to see when it will appear in your area.

A Strawberry Supermoon

This full Moon will be the second supermoon of 2022! The full Moon will appear big and bright this month as long as we enjoy dark, clear night skies.

The common definition of a supermoon is any full Moon that is at a distance of at least 90% of perigee (which is the point at which the Moon is closest to Earth). June’s full Moon stands at 222,238.4 miles (357,658 km) away—comfortably within that cut-off point.

Why Is It Called the Strawberry Moon?

The full Moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from a number of places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. Traditionally, each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred, not solely to the full Moon.

The Strawberry Moon

June’s full Moon—typically the last full Moon of spring or the first of summer—has traditionally been called the Strawberry Moon.

This name has been used by Algonquin, Ojibwe, Dakota, and Lakota peoples, among others, to mark the ripening of ”June-bearing” strawberries that are ready to be gathered. The Haida term Berries Ripen Moon reflects this natural as well. As flowers bloom and early fruit ripens, June is a time of great abundance for many.

Full moon over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA.

Alternative June Moon Names

Blooming Moon (Anishinaabe) is indicative of the flowering season, while Green Corn Moon (Cherokee) and Hoer Moon (Western Abenaki) suggest that it’s time to tend to young crops.

Other names highlight that this is a time of new life: The Tlingit have used the term Birth Moon, referring to the time when certain animals are born in their region (the Pacific Northwest). Egg Laying Moon and Hatching Moon are Cree terms that also hint at a time of many animal babies.

Alternative European names for this Moon include the Honey Moon and the Mead Moon. June was traditionally the month of marriages, and is even named after the Roman goddess of marriage, Juno. Following marriage comes the ”honeymoon,” which may be tied to this alternative Moon name!

→ See all 12 months of full Moon names and meanings.

Moon Phases for June 2022

See our Moon Phase Calendar to customize dates and times to your location.

June Moon Phase Dates and Times

First Quarter: June 7, 10:49 A.M. EDT
Full Moon: June 14, 7:52 A.M. EDT
Last Quarter: June 20, 11:11 P.M. EDT
New Moon: June 28, 10:53 P.M. EDT

→ Check out our Moonrise & Moonset Calculator to see when the Moon rises in your location.
→ For the next full Moon, see our Full Moon calendar.

June Moon 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.

Full Strawberry Moon Video

Learn more about how the full Strawberry Moon name originated, along with some fascinating Moon facts, in our short video here:

Best Days in June 2022

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

Activity Best Days
Go Camping 13, 14
Setting Eggs 7–9, 17, 18
Fishing 1–14, 28–30

→ See all activities on our Best Days calendar.

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