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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 91:10 PM405,405 km251,907 mi
Feb 61:14 AM406,143 km252,366 mi
Mar 52:22 AM406,390 km252,519 mi
Apr 18:43 AM406,027 km252,293 mi
Apr 2811:53 PM405,104 km251,720 mi
May 266:20 PM404,252 km251,190 mi
Jun 2312:59 PM404,132 km251,116 mi
Jul 217:00 AM404,843 km251,558 mi
Aug 1710:46 PM405,849 km252,183 mi
Sep 147:30 AM406,462 km252,564 mi
Oct 119:17 AM406,400 km252,525 mi
Nov 75:06 PM405,708 km252,095 mi
Dec 59:58 AM404,782 km251,520 mi
* Distances are approximate. Furthest apart (apogee) is highlighted.

Closest approach (perigee)

DateLocal timeDistance in kmDistance in miles
Jan 213:09 PM359,656 km223,480 mi
Feb 192:23 AM357,006 km221,833 mi
Mar 193:30 PM357,578 km222,189 mi
Apr 1611:47 PM361,017 km224,325 mi
May 148:27 PM366,035 km227,444 mi
Jun 1012:44 AM369,716 km229,731 mi
Jul 52:53 PM367,093 km228,101 mi
Aug 26:06 AM362,142 km225,025 mi
Aug 3011:30 AM358,293 km222,633 mi
Sep 279:55 PM356,882 km221,756 mi
Oct 269:06 AM358,472 km222,744 mi
Nov 233:09 PM362,822 km225,447 mi
Dec 214:16 AM368,423 km228,927 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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