Full Strawberry Moon

Spot the Full Strawberry Moon!

May 26, 2021
Full Strawberry Moon - OFA

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

Why Is It Called the Strawberry Moon?

In the northern 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—including Algonquin, Ojibwe, Lakota, and Dakota people—named the full Moon accordingly: the “Strawberry” Moon! This Moon has also traditionally been known as the “Berries Ripen Moon” by the Haida. 

Fun Fact: A traditional European name for this Moon is the Honey Moon. How sweet!

When to See the Strawberry Moon

June’s Strawberry Moon rises on Thursday, June 24. It will reach peak illumination at 2:40 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time on that date, but will not be visible in the sky until after sunset that evening. Once it gets dark, step outside and search for the Strawberry Moon—and bring some of those delicious berries along, too!

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