The Full Strawberry Moon Rises Today

The full strawberry moon will rise again tonight, 2 June 2015.
The full strawberry moon will rise again tonight, 2 June 2015.

What is a Strawberry Moon? The full moon that appears in June is called the Strawberry Moon. In North America, the peak harvesting season for strawberries in June gives that month’s full moon its name. The Strawberry Moon is one of the few full moon names that is universal to every Algonquin tribe.

The rise of this moon signaled to the Algonquin that is was time to gather the ripening fruit.  The moon will look its reddest when it first comes over the horizon.  In Europe, it is known as the Full Rose Moon, while other cultures named it the first Hot Moon, for the beginning of the summer heat.

A poem by Robert Graves is very appropriate.

wild strawberries by robert graves

 

According to weather lore, the change of the Moon from wax to wane during the first three days, you’ll get no rain.  If this is true, we’ll have beautiful June weather after the Strawberry Moon!

Will you be viewing the Strawberry Moon tonight?  Leave your comments below.

See you next time!

vintage bluebird signature EDIT

 

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