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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 1012:37 AM404,977 km251,641 mi
Feb 66:02 PM405,912 km252,222 mi
Mar 62:46 AM406,587 km252,641 mi
Apr 24:55 AM406,657 km252,685 mi
Apr 291:46 PM406,045 km252,305 mi
May 275:56 AM405,018 km251,667 mi
Jun 2412:13 AM404,283 km251,210 mi
Jul 216:39 PM404,370 km251,264 mi
Aug 1812:26 PM405,177 km251,765 mi
Sep 152:43 AM406,064 km252,317 mi
Oct 127:40 AM406,433 km252,545 mi
Nov 88:24 AM406,182 km252,389 mi
Dec 58:22 PM405,411 km251,910 mi
* Distances are approximate. Furthest apart (apogee) is highlighted.

Closest approach (perigee)

DateLocal timeDistance in kmDistance in miles
Jan 217:12 PM362,792 km225,429 mi
Feb 192:22 AM358,273 km222,620 mi
Mar 192:58 PM356,601 km221,581 mi
Apr 171:49 AM358,101 km222,514 mi
May 157:19 AM362,140 km225,023 mi
Jun 119:37 PM367,186 km228,159 mi
Jul 79:55 AM369,559 km229,633 mi
Aug 25:03 PM365,772 km227,280 mi
Aug 301:38 PM360,868 km224,233 mi
Sep 279:11 PM357,566 km222,181 mi
Oct 268:34 AM357,066 km221,871 mi
Nov 236:23 PM359,702 km223,508 mi
Dec 2110:01 PM364,799 km226,675 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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