What do you call a Full Moon in June: Strawberry Moon or the Moon of Horses?

June 12 Moon

June 12 Moon, photo by ShaneWyatt

June’s moon is full today (June 4, 2012) at 11:12 am. The Farmer’s Almanac page on Full Moon names says the Strawberry Moon was universal to every Algonquin tribe because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June. In colonial times and in Europe they knew it as the Rose Moon. Other names include Lotus Moon (Chinese), the Moon of Horses (Celtic) and the Dyan Moon (Medieval England).

Check this out on black and see more in Shane’s moon slideshow.

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