But don’t expect a ruby-colored sphere in the sky. The moon’s name actually comes from the Algonquin tribe, one of North America’s most populous Native American tribes, who would consider the June full moon a signal to start gathering wild strawberries, according to the Farmers’ Almanac.
“For millennia, people across the world, including Native Americans, named the months after nature’s cues,” the almanac states. “Later, Colonial Americans adopted many of the Native American names and incorporated them into the modern calendar, as you will see in The Old Farmer’s Almanac founded in 1792 during George Washington’s presidency.”
The June full moon is also known as the honey moon, mead moon and, in Europe, the full rose moon.