Full Strawberry Moon

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Spot the Full Strawberry Moon!

In June, the full Moon is called the full Strawberry Moon! This Moon follows May’s 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 peoples—including Algonquin, Ojibwe, Lakota, and Dakota—called this full Moon 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 reaches its peak on Saturday evening, June 3. After sunset, look towards the southeast to watch the full Moon rise gently over the horizon. Once it gets dark, go outside with a parent and search for the Strawberry Moon—and bring some of those delicious fresh strawberries along!

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