The Full Strawberry Moon will be 100% full on June 7, 2009 at 11:12 A.M., Las Vegas time.
“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” read more from The Old Farmer’s Almanac…
*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.”
“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” read more…
(From the) Zuni Tribe of Southwest, New Mexico: The name of June’s Full Moon: “ik’ohbu yachunne” or “turning moon.”