June’s Strawberry Full Moon | June 2nd, 2015
June’s Full Moon is known as “Strawberry Moon”, from the Algonquin tribes, which recognized it as a signal to pick ripening fruit, or “Rose Moon”, name given in Europe, where strawberries aren’t native. Some may refer to it as the “Honey” moon, and there is probably no coincidence, since many people get married during this period and take the “honeymoon”.
This June, the Moon reaches its full phase on Tuesday, June 2nd. During the Full Moon periods, the Moon stays up all night long, rising when the Sun sets, and setting when the Sun rises.
Astronomically, the Moon rises in constellation Scorpius, close to Antares, the heart of the Scorpion, and planet Saturn, which is now in the Libra constellation, and in a very good place to be observed from Earth.