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June’s Full Strawberry Moon

Learn how the name for this Moon originated in our short Farmers’ Almanac video.

Video Transcript:

As spring turns to summer, and the flowers of May begin to fade, berries burst from bushes. To the Algonquin tribes who once roamed much of North America, June was synonymous with strawberries.

This sweet, tangy and nutritious wild food staple was only available for a short time each year. So June’s full moon naturally came to be known as the Strawberry Moon, a name that was universal to every tribe.

In Europe where strawberries were once unknown, June’s full Moon was most commonly known as the Rose Moon. This was the month when fragrant gardens reached their peak, and the rose bushes exploded into bold color, offering respite from the gray days of winter.

For more full moon lore and astronomy, visit us at FarmersAlmanac.com.

Find out all full Moon names and their meanings »

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Laura Clayton

LoVe the Strawberry Moon My Husband has Lenape Indian in his blood… So we planted flowers & herbs yesterday, Today I continued in the Garden Thank you SOO much for the info and Beautiful pictures

mary ellen

I LOVE STRAWBERRYS & NOW. WITH NEW KNOWLEDGE I WILL BE LOOKING FOR STRAWBERRY MOON FRIDAY.

rosana

thank you.
I feel closed to nature.

Becky

Thank you very much. Thoroughly enjoyed this little clip.

Ekal

Did not know own that! Thank you Farmer’s Almanac for all the great info!

Shirley

As a young girl, I remember that many truck farmers would plant various vegetables during certain phases of the moon. Plants that produced above the ground were planted during the light of the moon and vegetables that produced below the ground were planted during the dark of the moon.

PC

I have Indian in my blood and did all my garden planting yesterday. Thank you Strawberry Moon.

Michael Toubi

That was a very good video they should make a full length documentary

AMA

Respect the indian culture and have learned so much about mother earth and Farmers
Almanac is the best.

Abe

Very good lnfo.thanks

Bob

Mikki There’s a lot schools are not teaching these days, to busy getting the kids ready for stars, tass and sat tests. If it wasn’t for Lincolns face on the five dollar bill they wouldn’t even know who he was.

Sam

Mikki, that’s a great question. I feel it definitely would.

Theresa Connors Elliot

I look forward to the Farmers’ Almanac Full Moon article each month. Thank you for the interesting information!!!

Art

It was AWESOME! And thank you Farmers Almanac!!

Mikki

Also love the names of the moons that the Native American’s gave to the moon each month.

Brenda

Did not know this. Thank you Farmer’s Almanac!!

Anne

Two beautiful names for one moon. It was great last night. Can’t wait for tonight to see the yard lit up from the moon & moonlight garden. Might be a good night to camp out.

Mikki

Lovely story about the strawberry moon and the rose moon. It makes me ask the question: If this sort of information was taught in school, would kids become more interesting in astronomy, space, research, etc.?

Nee

Love this kind of knowledge. It is part of our history & culture we should all enjoy. Thanks, FA !

Gene

Who knew!

kyshirl

Strawberry moon – love the info Farmer’s Almanac

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