The Moon will be 100% Full – Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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Full Moon on the border - Tucson, AZ
Full Moon on the border - Tucson, AZ

The Moon will be 100% Full – Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 01:13:36 pm, Las Vegas time.

From Western Washington University
“American Indians gave names to each of the full moons to keep track of the passing year. The names are associated with the entire month until the next full moon occurs. Since a lunar month averages 29 days, the dates of the moons change from year to year. Here are titles most closely associated with calendar months.” Two Native tribes are mentioned here – click the WWU link to access more information.

Choctaw – Southeast: Mississippi, Louisiana

From ChoctawNation.Com
“For hundreds of years before Europeans came to the United States, the Choctaw Nation was a tribe of farmers who lived in what is now the s[sic]outheastern U.S. until the federal government forcibly removed most tribal members in 1830 to Southeastern Oklahoma in what became known as the “Trail of Tears.” Tribal members have overcome diversity to grow to nearly 200,000 strong, the country’s third largest tribe. The tribe’s growing business enterprises have allowed it to work to improve the lives of tribal members who have a rich tradition of serving in the military (see Code Talkers) serving their community and the State of Oklahoma.”
Native Woman

According to Western Washington University the Choctaw word for June’s Moon is: “kvco-hvsee” – “blackberry moon.”

Comanche -Southern Plains

“The Comanche are a Native American ethnic group whose historic range (the Comancheria) consisted of present-day eastern New Mexico, southern Colorado, northeastern Arizona, southern Kansas, all of Oklahoma, and most of northwest Texas. The Comanches were hunter-gatherers, with a typical Plains Indian culture, including the horse. There may have been as many as 45,000 Comanches in the late 18th century.[2]
Today, the Comanche Nation consists of 14,700 members (2010 enrollment figures),[1] about half of whom live in Oklahoma. The remainder are concentrated in Texas, California, and New Mexico. The tribe is headquartered in Lawton, Oklahoma. The Comanche speak the Comanche language, a Numic language of the Uto-Aztecan family, sometimes classified as a Shoshone dialect.” read more from WIKI

According to Western Washington University the Comanche name for June’s Moon is: “puhi mua” or “leaf moon.”

Comanche... The Lords of the Plains. shot by Cherrilyn Silva
Comanche... The Lords of the Plains. shot by Cherrilyn Silva

From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
“Historically, the Native Americans who lived in the area that is now the northern and eastern United States kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to the recurring full Moons.”

“Each full Moon name was applied to the entire month in which it occurred. These names, and some variations, were used by the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior.”

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, June’s Moon is: The Full Strawberry Moon – “The Algonquin tribes knew this Moon as a time to gather ripening strawberries. It is also known as the Rose Moon and the Hot Moon.”

From FullMoon.Info
“Full moon will be on Wednesday (or Thursday for certain time zones) and simultaneously there will be a total lunar eclipse. [read paragraph below – eclipse will not be visible in the US] In the early days, this event used to be a greatly feared event, because the darkening of light was interpreted as the end of the world. We may smile about this today, but if we look at the hysteria around the year of 2012 and the misinterpretations of the Maya calendars (or the movies from Hollywood about the apocalypse) not much appears to have changed. Fear is a lucrative business. Let’s reflect instead on our responsibility that we carry for our wonderful Earth and let us use the force of love in our hearts for creating a future that is worth living for.”

“Everything about the lunar eclipse”
“The total lunar eclipse takes place on Wednesday, 15th June 2011, 10:12:37 pm (CEST). However it will only be partially visible in Europe and not at all in America. We have compiled the information and times and have also written an article in our full moon blog:”

Western Washington University
The Old Farmer’s Almanac
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