We’re entering the final stretch of the yearlong Farmers’ Almanac Name that Moon Contest. Since the release of the 2010 Almanac in September, you have helped us to come up with the names of eight full Moons, from October through May.
The winning names, so far, are:
October’s Full Pumpkin Moon
November’s Full Thankful Moon
December’s Full Glad Tidings Moon
January’s Full New Beginnings Moon
February’s Full Sweetheart’s Moon
March’s Full Shamrock Moon
April’s Full Fools Moon
May’s Full Bloom Moon
May has now passed the halfway mark, and voting has begun to name June’s full Moon. The traditional name for June’s full Moon is “Full Strawberry Moon,” because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June. This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe, though in Europe they called it the “Rose Moon.”
Over the last two weeks, we’ve received scores of new name suggestions for June’s full Moon. Our four finalists are Full Fathers’ Moon, Full Bridal Moon, Full Firefly Moon, and Full School’s Out Moon. Be sure to visit our Name that Moon Contest page today to vote for your favorite!