Full ‘Strawberry Moon’ Appearing in Minnesota Thursday, June 24
Keep your eyes on the sky this coming Thursday for the Strawberry Moon.
The full moon in June every year is referred to as the "strawberry" moon, with it's name rooted in Native American culture:
This name has been used by Algonquin, Ojibwe, Dakota, and Lakota peoples, among others, to mark the ripening of “June-bearing” strawberries that are ready to be gathered. The Haida term Berries Ripen Moon reflects this as well. As flowers bloom and early fruit ripens, June is a time of great abundance for many.
Over in Europe, this moon is also called the honey or mead moon. June is typically a month of marriage and was named for the Roman goddess of marriage, Juno. Honeymoons come after the wedding so that name also makes a lot of sense.
In addition to the great information shared on the strawberry moon, The Old Farmer's Almanac shared a list of great days this month to do certain activities. June 22-23 are the best days to go camping, June 30 is the best day to start a diet to lose weight, June 29 and 30 are the best days to make jams and jellies. This is all based on moon phases and zodiac positions. I'm not sure of the science behind it, but if it helps me drop a couple pounds I wouldn't be mad about it.
Keep your eyes open for the strawberry moon on Thursday June 24th. It should be appearing in the southeast sky just after sunset.