Tonight’s full moon, the Full Strawberry Moon, was known to every Native American Algonquin tribe. The short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June, so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry.

Europeans in this new land, as usual, turned to their gardens rather than nature and called it the Rose Moon because of those blooms being most abundant at this time.

This year’s Strawberry Moon is  June 7, 2009.