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Moon distances for Washington DC, USA - District of Columbia

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.

Closest approach (perigee)

DateLocal timeDistance in kmDistance in miles
Jan 148:53 PM369,634 km229,680 mi
Feb 109:37 PM364,364 km226,405 mi
Mar 101:59 AM359,516 km223,393 mi
Apr 71:28 PM357,170 km221,935 mi
May 612:08 AM357,836 km222,349 mi
Jun 36:55 AM361,153 km224,410 mi
Jul 12:42 AM365,993 km227,417 mi
Jul 277:38 AM369,654 km229,692 mi
Aug 219:19 PM367,048 km228,073 mi
Sep 181:07 PM361,890 km224,868 mi
Oct 167:47 PM357,865 km222,367 mi
Nov 146:30 AM356,536 km221,541 mi
Dec 126:27 PM358,485 km222,752 mi
* Distances are approximate. Closest approach (perigee) is highlighted.

Furthest apart (apogee)

DateLocal timeDistance in kmDistance in miles
Jan 26:49 AM404,280 km251,208 mi
Jan 304:04 AM404,549 km251,375 mi
Feb 2610:14 PM405,376 km251,889 mi
Mar 2510:19 AM406,136 km252,361 mi
Apr 2112:09 PM406,341 km252,489 mi
May 185:45 PM405,925 km252,230 mi
Jun 157:59 AM405,039 km251,679 mi
Jul 131:32 AM404,280 km251,208 mi
Aug 98:03 PM404,270 km251,201 mi
Sep 62:46 PM405,071 km251,699 mi
Oct 47:15 AM406,108 km252,344 mi
Oct 313:36 PM406,667 km252,691 mi
Nov 273:17 PM406,549 km252,618 mi
Dec 251:02 AM405,858 km252,189 mi
* Distances are approximate. Furthest apart (apogee) is highlighted.

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