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Full Strawberry Moon, the Full Moon in June 2023

The Strawberry Moon was the June Full Moon and the seventh 2023 full moon on the calendar this year.

A full moon occurs when the Earth is between the Sun and the Moon, so the moon looks completely illuminated. It happens about once a month or 29.53 days on average.

Ready to dive a little deeper into the June Full Moon? Learn more about the moon’s nicknames and other facts.

Photo of the moon for the date of the the Full Strawberry Moon 2023, the June 2023 Full Moon

The dates and times provided by NASA in the United States Eastern Time are for Eastern Standard Time (EST) and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) for part of the year in the United States. Also below is the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) time. Since you may be in a different time zone, the exact dates may shift for your calendar.

Full Strawberry Moon in June 2023

In June this year, the Full Strawberry Moon was on Saturday June 3rd (June 4th UTC), as the one June Full Moon.

When was the June full moon?

The full moon in June was on Saturday June 3, 2023 at 11:42 PM EDT or June 4, 2023 at 3:42 AM UTC. It was the last Spring Full Moon for 2023 as the third full moon after the Spring Solstice. The June 3rd full moon was the sixth full moon of 2023 and the full moon in Sagittarius.

Name of the June Full Moon

One name for the June 3rd full moon was the Full Strawberry Moon. It’s a name you could have guessed if you like to pick strawberries in June. The Full Strawberry Moon fits nicely as summer approaches, and it’s time to enjoy this fruit.

Other nicknames for the June Full Moon include: Rose Moon, Mead Moon, and Honey Moon.

Which season included the June Full Moon?

In 2023, the June Full Moon was the last full moon of the Spring 2023 season. It occurred before the Summer Solstice in 2023.

The Summer Solstice marks the beginning of astronomical summer and the end of astronomical spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

This year, summer began on Wednesday June 21, 2023 at 10:58 AM EDT or 2:58 PM UTC.

Depending on the year, the Full Strawberry Moon could either be the last Spring Full Moon or the first Full Moon of Summer, depending on if it happens before or after the Summer Solstice.

When is the new moon for the 2023 Full Strawberry Moon?

The lunar cycle for the June Full Moon began with its new moon in May 2023. The New Strawberry Moon was on Friday May 19, 2023 11:53 AM EDT or 3:53 PM UTC, and was the new moon in Taurus.

The new moon in June 2023 was the start of the lunar cycle of the July full moon.

Was there be a full supermoon in June 2023?

No, the full moon in June 2023 was not a full supermoon as it was more than 360,000 kilometers away during the peak of the full moon. The year will have 2 supermoons in August and 2 additional full supermoons depending on the definition you use.

A full supermoon is a full moon that nearly coincides with the closest point that the Moon comes to the Earth in its orbit, called perigee. The moon will have a larger-than-usual appearance. There isn’t an official definition on the exact distance the moon needs to be to be called a supermoon. It’s approximately 360,000 kilometers or closer depending on the definition.

Was there be a lunar eclipse during the June Full Moon?

No, there was not a lunar eclipse during the full moon in June 2023.

In 2023 there will be two lunar eclipses during the year. The May Full Moon had a penumbral lunar eclipse, and there will be a partial lunar eclipse during the October Full Moon.

June 2023 Moon Phases in Eastern Time and UTC

Below are the lunar phases for June 2023, including the new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter that are on the schedule for each month. The date and times are based on both the United States Eastern Time Zone and UTC, adjusted for daylight saving time.

Lunar PhaseUS Eastern Date & TimeUTC Date & Time
June Full MoonJune 3, 2023 11:42 PM EDTJune 4, 2023 3:42 AM UTC
June Last QuarterJune 10, 2023 3:31 PM EDTJune 10, 2023 7:31 PM UTC
June New MoonJune 18, 2023 12:37 AM EDTJune 18, 2023 4:37 AM UTC
June First QuarterJune 26, 2023 8:50 AM UTCJune 26, 2023 7:50 AM UTC

Future June Full Moons

Wondering about June in the future and when the full moons will occur? Here’s a list for the next few years.

YearDay of the weekFuture June Full Moons
2024FridayJune 21, 2024 9:08 PM EDT
2025WednesdayJune 11, 2025 3:44 AM EDT
2026MondayJune 29, 2026 7:57 PM EDT
2027FridayJune 18, 2027 8:44 PM EDT
2028WednesdayJune 7, 2028 2:09 AM EDT
2029MondayJune 25, 2029 11:22 PM EDT

Frequently Asked Questions

Have additional questions about the June Full Moons? Here are a few of the frequently asked questions to help you.

How many full moons will there be in June 2023?

In 2023, there will be one full moon in June. The June Full Moon will be on Saturday June 3, 2023 at 11:42 PM EDT or June 4, 2023 at 3:42 AM UTC. There are other years with 2 full moons, with the second called a blue moon, but not for 2023.

Future Full Moon Calendars

And if you’re looking for when the full moon occurs for the rest of the year, check out these future full moon calendars.

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Photo of the moon for the June 2023 Full Moon, the Full Strawberry Moon