Full Moon of June 2012 | The Strawberry MoonThe full moon that appears in June 2012 is called the Strawberry Moon. It was given this name because, in North America, the peak harvesting season for strawberries is in June 2012. The Full Moon or Strawberry Moon of June 2012 is sometimes referred to by Europeans as the Rose Moon, while other cultures have named it the Hot Moon for the beginning of the summer heat.
When is the June 2012 Strawberry Moon?The June 2012 Strawberry Moon date is expressed in Coordinated Universal Time (UT), the international basis for other time zones. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the full moon dates shift from year to year. For the June 2012 Strawberry Moon times in your city, please use the Time Zone Converter.
Full Moon Names HistoryFull Moon names have been used by many cultures to describe the full moon throughout the year. Specifically, Native American tribes used moon phases and cycles to keep track of the seasons by giving a distinctive name to each recurring full moon, including the Strawberry Moon. The unique full moon names were used to identify the entire month during which each occurred.Although many Native American tribes gave distinct names to the full moon, the most well known full moon names come from the Algonquin tribes who lived in the area of New England and westward to Lake Superior. The Algonquin tribes had perhaps the greatest effect on the early European settlers in America, and the settlers adopted the Native American habit of naming the full moons.
Full Moon CalendarFor more information regarding the exact dates of all of the full moons, please see our full moon calendar. Full Moon Calendar →
Moon Phases, Full Moons and Moon CalendarsAs the Moon orbits Earth, it changes phase in an orderly way. Follow these links to understand the various phases of the moon.