Used by the Algonquin, Ojibwe, Dakota, and Lakota peoples, among others, this name came about because ripe strawberries were ready to be gathered at this time.
Similarly, Berries Ripen Moon is a Haida term. Blooming Moon (Anishinaabe) is indicative of the flowering season. The time for tending crops is indicated by Green Corn Moon (Cherokee) and Hoer Moon (Western Abenaki).
Eighteenth-century Captain Jonathan Carver wrote that Native Americans whom he had visited used the term Hot Moon.
The Tlingit used the term Birth Moon, referring to the time when certain animals are born in their region. Egg Laying Moon and Hatching Moon are Cree terms for this period.
Here’s a video on June’s Strawberry Moon, featuring Amy Nieskens
The Full Strawberry Moon will be on Monday – June 20, 2016 at 4:04 A.M. Pacific Time
The month of June’s Full Moon’s name is the Full Strawberry Moon. June’s Full Strawberry Moon got its name because the Algonquin tribes knew it as a signal to gather ripening fruit. It was often known as the Full Rose Moon in Europe (where strawberries aren’t native) and the Honey Moon. See ALL Full Moon names and their meanings.From Almanac.com
Watch Almanac.Com Video on June’s Full Strawberry Moon
With Amy Nieskens
FULL MOON FOR JUNE RISES ON THE SUMMER SOLSTICE!
“This June, 2016, the solstice and full Moon coincide—a rare event, indeed, that hasn’t happened in nearly 70 years. The event will be broadcast LIVE from Slooh’s observatory in the Canary Islands, and Almanac editors will co-host the event. Click here to see the Full Moon Summer Solstice show for free.”