Strawberry Moon


In the United States, the full moon in June is called the strawberry moon because it was used as the indicator of the start of strawberry harvesting season.

There were rumors and photos circulating Facebook showing the strawberry moon as being pink. My mother even sent me a message to make sure I’d get a photo of the strawberry moon for her.

There it is above — definitely full, definitely not pink.



lūnāticus m (feminine lūnātica, neuter lūnāticum); first/second declension

  1. Of, or living on, the moon
  2. epileptic, lunatic, moonstruck, crazy

Many ancient cultures considered her a deity. Many used her cycles to time their planting and harvest. Some even used her for navigation.

Tonight marks the first full moon of 2015. Watch out for werewolves.