Full Strawberry Moon

Spot the Full Strawberry Moon!

May 29, 2020
Full Strawberry Moon - OFA

In June 2020, the full Moon is called the Full Strawberry Moon! This Moon follows May’s Full Flower Moon.

Why Is It Called the Full Strawberry Moon?

In the northeastern United States, wild strawberries tend to start ripening in June. To mark the season of the bountiful strawberry harvest, a number of Native American groups in this region named the full Moon accordingly: the “Strawberry” Moon!

Fun Fact: European names for this Moon include the Honey Moon and the Mead Moon. It has also been called the Rose Moon, given that many roses bloom during early summer!

When to See the Full Strawberry Moon

The Strawberry Moon rises in the evening of Friday, June 5. It will reach peak fullness at 3:12 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time on that day, but will not be visible in the sky until after sunset that evening. Look for the Strawberry Moon—and those delicious berries, too!

Learn more about the Moon names for every month, including your birthday month!