Look For The Strawberry Moon On Friday

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Jun 032020

Full Moon (by Kevin Travis)

The next full Moon will occur on Friday, June 5, 2020, at 3:12 p.m., and is known as the Full Strawberry Moon.

This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June. So the full Moon that occurs during this month was christened for the strawberry!

— Source Farmer’s Almanac

Get Ready, The Next Full Moon Is On Thursday

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Jun 252018

The Full Strawberry Moon will grace the sky on Thursday, June 28 at 12:53 a.m.

The colorful name is closely linked with the spread of warmer weather across the Northern Hemisphere and many Native American and First Nations peoples have special names for this full moon.

According to moongiant.com, the Algonquin tribes of what is now New England coined the nickname Full Strawberry Moon because the phase marked the best time of year to harvest the wild fruit.

Similarly, the Cherokee of the southeastern woodlands knew the moon as the Green Corn Moon, the time of year when fresh corn ears grow best.

The Tewa Pueblo of the desert southwest looked forward to the June rains and bestowed the title of “Moon when the leaves are dark green.”

Of course, not everyone was thrilled for the warmer weather. The Wasco-Wishram tribe of Oregon were less enthusiastic in welcoming the June moon. They knew it as, “the-moon-when-fish-spoils-quickly-moon.”

Full Strawberry Moon At Peak At 9 A.M. Today

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Jun 092017

Today, check out the mini strawberry full moon.

The word Supermoon has been so overused in the past few years that it’s refreshing to hear the term minimoon for a change.

So, why minimoon? The moon is far away from Earth and appears to be about 7% smaller than the average full moon.

The Native Americans call the June full moon the Strawberry Moon because this it the time of year when strawberries are harvested.

By the way, don’t forget, the Strawberry Festival takes place on the Orange Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(so, if you’re going to the Amity Baseball game in Middletown at noon, stop by the Strawberry Festival and pick up a strawberry shortcake or a wonderful strawberry rhubarb pie before you leave town)