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).
June 2012 – by Bob Berman, as featured in The 2012 Old Farmer’s Almanac:
“A skimpy partial lunar eclipse, visible from western North America, occurs just before dawn on the 4th . The year’s celestial highlight is the transit of Venus across the Sun’s face on the 5th. This rare event, visible in the afternoon in the United States and Canada, will not recur until 2117. Observing this transit requires eye protection but no other special equipment. Meanwhile Mercury is a low evening star, at its brightest and most easily seen from the 12th to the 20th. Mars crosses into Virgo and hovers above the Moon on the 25th. Saturn, high in the south at nightfall, sits at the left of the Moon on the 27th. The solstice brings summer at 7:09 P.M. on the 20th.”