June 14, 2022

June’s Full Moon reaches peak illumination at 7:52 A.M. Eastern Time, but will not be visible in North American time zones until later at night, when it drifts above the horizon.

June’s full Moon—typically the last full Moon of spring or the first of summer—has traditionally been called the Strawberry Moon. While strawberries certainly are a reddish-pink color and are roundish in shape, the origin of the name “Strawberry Moon” has nothing to do with the Moon’s hue or appearance, despite the evocative imagery (shown in the artist rendering below). A Moon usually appears reddish when it it’s close to the horizon because the light rays must pass through the densest layers of atmosphere.

Strawberry Moon