Honey Moon in June
Societies since the dawn of time have
given names to the full moons to keep themselves organized
for the seasonal changes and to help teach the young to
prepare in advance for what is to come. Names applied to
full moons of each calendar month are generally of a notable
weather, plant, or animal phase named to get people thinking
of what needs to be done by individuals or by the group for
survival and comfort. Native Americans applied the name of
the moon to the entire month of each full moon. The same
names were used for the whole tribe or for a multiple tribal
region, such as for the Algonquin tribes from New England to
Lake Superior. European settlers adopted some Indian names
for full moons, after Indians taught them how to survive.
|When Is The
Moon Full in 2004?
Date Common Name U.Time*
January 7th Wolf Moon 10:40 am
February 6th Snow Moon 3:47 am
March 6th Windy Moon 6:14 pm
April 5th Planterís Moon 6:03 am
May 4th Flower Moon 3:33 pm
June 2nd Honey Moon 11:20 pm
July 2nd Thunder Moon 6:09 am
July 31st Blue Moon 1:05 pm
August 29th Dogís Day Moon 9:23 pm
September 28tht Harvest Moon 8:09 am
October 27th Hunterís Moon 10:07 pm
November 26th Trading Moon 3:07 pm
December 26th Long Night Moon 10:06 am
Through the ages, regions all around the
world have applied a name that best fits their lives to the
full moon. There is an assortment of names to choose from.
Commonly used or locally appropriate names are listed for
full moon dates and times in 2004.*
ē Honey Moon - June Fatherís Day and
June is also a month to begin to gather honey from the hive.
This fits the many weddings that are followed by Honey
Moons. Honey Moon is the Bay Crossings pick for the June
Full Moon because of the difference in the growing season
for many regions. A universal name for every Algonquin
American Indian tribe is Strawberry Moon, however in
California, strawberries ripen for harvest in April.
Commonly called the Rose Moon in Europe, in California, May
is the peak time for roses. Other names include: Green Corn
Moon, Flower Moon, Windy Moon, Lotus Moon by Chinese, Moon
When June Berries Are Ripe by Sioux, Moon of Horses by
Celtics, and in Medieval England, Juneís full moon was known
as the Dyan Moon.
Over the next 11 months, Bay Crossings
will pick a Moon name from among the many selections.
* Many references were used. Times and dates and some of the
history came from the Farmersí Almanac,
www.farmersalmanac.com. Universal time is based on
Greenwich, England. Photo by NASA.