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The June Full Moon

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Things get pretty exciting when there’s a full Moon, and June’s full Moon, known as the Strawberry Moon (in North America), is no exception. Look for it rising in the east at sunset on Monday, June 17th.  When the Moon is in its full phase, it lies “opposite” the sun, so as you watch the sun go down in the west, turn around and look for the moonrise.

Although June’s Moon turns 100% astronomically full at 4:31 a.m. EDT, it will appear full for a day or two surrounding the actual full phase. In fact, when you see it rising in the early evening on Monday, it will have already started to wane—the full phase lasts only an instant— although it will be difficult to detect with the naked eye.

A Father’s Day Treat

On Sunday night, June 16th, take Dad outside to enjoy the nearly-full Strawberry Moon paired up with bright Jupiter in the southeast sky all night long.

To learn how this Moon got its name, watch our short Farmers’ Almanac video!

Find out all full Moon names and their meanings »

22 comments

1 Laura Clayton { 06.17.19 at 2:09 pm }

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 😊

2 mary ellen { 06.07.17 at 10:33 am }

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

3 rosana { 06.07.17 at 9:08 am }

thank you.
I feel closed to nature.

4 Quincy Ketring { 08.12.16 at 11:54 am }

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5 Becky { 06.19.16 at 9:45 pm }

Thank you very much. Thoroughly enjoyed this little clip.

6 Ekal { 06.19.16 at 8:04 pm }

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

7 Shirley { 05.30.15 at 5:41 pm }

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.

8 PC { 05.30.15 at 8:14 am }

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

9 Michael Toubi { 05.27.15 at 1:37 pm }

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

10 AMA { 05.27.15 at 12:44 pm }

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

11 Abe { 05.27.15 at 11:39 am }

Very good lnfo.thanks

12 Bob { 05.27.15 at 11:33 am }

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.

13 Sam { 05.27.15 at 11:10 am }

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

14 Theresa Connors Elliot { 05.27.15 at 9:12 am }

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

15 Art { 06.24.13 at 8:12 am }

It was AWESOME! And thank you Farmers Almanac!!

16 Mikki { 06.23.13 at 5:34 pm }

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

17 Brenda { 06.23.13 at 2:16 pm }

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

18 Anne { 06.23.13 at 10:25 am }

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.

19 Mikki { 06.20.13 at 9:40 am }

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.?

20 Nee { 06.20.13 at 3:31 am }

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

21 Gene { 06.19.13 at 10:23 am }

Who knew!

22 kyshirl { 06.19.13 at 9:11 am }

Strawberry moon – love the info Farmer’s Almanac

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