The Final Full Moon of Spring is the Strawberry Moon Here’s When to See it Over Indiana and Kentucky
June's full moon is the final full moon of spring, and then summertime is officially here.
Summertime is Almost Here
While the weather is finally consistently in the 70s (and at times hitting the 80s) we definitely feel that spring is here (and at times it feels like summer is already here). While it certainly is feeling summery, and local schools are all officially on summer break, it's technically still spring until June 20th. So when is the final full moon of springtime? Well, it's coming up on June 3rd.
The Full Strawberry Moon
Every full moon has a different nickname, and June's full moon is the Strawberry Moon. So why is it called the strawberry moon? When do strawberries tend to ripen? If you guessed June, you'd be right!
The Farmer's Almanac has this to say about the Strawberry Moon's name:
The June full Moon got the name “Strawberry Moon” from a number of North American native tribes, since the wild strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) reaches peak ripeness and is ready for harvesting in June. The berry is widespread throughout the lower 48 states, Canada, and Alaska, and is a popular and important spring edible as one of the earliest ripening berries.
Because of the importance of the wild strawberry as a spring food staple, the name “Strawberry Moon” was given to the June full Moon by the Algonquin, Ojibwe, Dakota, Lakota, Chippewa, Oneida, and Sioux tribes.
Saturday, June 3rd just after sunset look to the sky and you'll be able to see the full Strawberry Moon.