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Moon distances for Washington DC, U.S.A. - District of Columbia

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Minumum (perigee) and maximum (apogee) distances from the Moon to the Earth.

The Moon Distance Calculator calculates the approximate minumum and maximum distances from the Moon to the Earth.

The Moon's distance to Earth varies. The two extreme points of the moon’s orbit each month are known as the lunar perigee and apogee. The table below shows the time of lunar perigee and apogee.

Furthest apart (apogee)

DateLocal timeDistance in kmDistance in miles
Jan 91:09 PM405,405 km251,924 mi
Feb 61:13 AM406,143 km252,383 mi
Mar 52:21 AM406,390 km252,537 mi
Apr 18:42 AM406,027 km252,311 mi
Apr 2811:52 PM405,104 km251,737 mi
May 266:19 PM404,252 km251,208 mi
Jun 2312:58 PM404,132 km251,133 mi
Jul 216:59 AM404,843 km251,576 mi
Aug 1710:45 PM405,849 km252,200 mi
Sep 147:29 AM406,462 km252,581 mi
Oct 119:15 AM406,400 km252,543 mi
Nov 75:05 PM405,708 km252,113 mi
Dec 59:57 AM404,782 km251,537 mi
* Distances are approximate. Furthest apart (apogee) is highlighted.

Closest approach (perigee)

DateLocal timeDistance in kmDistance in miles
Jan 213:08 PM359,656 km223,496 mi
Feb 192:22 AM357,006 km221,849 mi
Mar 193:29 PM357,578 km222,204 mi
Apr 1611:45 PM361,017 km224,341 mi
May 148:26 PM366,035 km227,459 mi
Jun 1012:43 AM369,716 km229,747 mi
Jul 52:51 PM367,093 km228,117 mi
Aug 26:05 AM362,142 km225,041 mi
Aug 3011:29 AM358,293 km222,649 mi
Sep 279:54 PM356,882 km221,772 mi
Oct 269:05 AM358,472 km222,759 mi
Nov 233:07 PM362,822 km225,463 mi
Dec 214:15 AM368,423 km228,943 mi
* Distances are approximate. Closest approach (perigee) is highlighted.

Notes

  • All times are local time for Washington DC.
  • Time is adjusted for daylight saving time when applicable
  • Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar
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