Strawberry Moon

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Strawberry Moon for June
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

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

Here at the Almanac, we
define a full Moon as being
a supermoon if it is less than
224,000 miles (360,000
kilometers) away from 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

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 “Junebearing” 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.

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

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

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.

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