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Moon distances for UTC

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)
LocalApproxApproximate Distance 
datetimein kmin milesComment
Jan 28:25 PM404,589 km251,417 mi 
Jan 305:48 PM404,325 km251,254 mi 
Feb 271:56 PM404,842 km251,574 mi 
Mar 265:48 AM405,774 km252,154 mi 
Apr 221:59 PM406,431 km252,562 mi 
May 194:01 PM406,439 km252,567 miFarthest away this year
Jun 161:08 AM405,796 km252,168 mi 
Jul 134:51 PM404,793 km251,544 mi 
Aug 1010:51 AM404,122 km251,127 mi 
Sep 75:51 AM404,303 km251,239 mi 
Oct 512:43 AM405,183 km251,787 mi 
Nov 13:40 PM406,066 km252,335 mi 
Nov 287:44 PM406,366 km252,522 mi 
Dec 259:27 PM406,094 km252,353 mi 
Closest approach (perigee)
LocalApproxApproximate Distance 
datetimein kmin milesComment
Jan 179:44 PM369,899 km229,860 mi 
Feb 116:25 PM367,928 km228,636 mi 
Mar 109:59 AM362,408 km225,206 mi 
Apr 74:56 PM358,324 km222,668 mi 
May 63:28 AM356,964 km221,822 miClosest
Jun 31:11 PM358,491 km222,772 mi 
Jul 16:01 PM362,366 km225,180 mi 
Jul 298:28 AM367,310 km228,251 mi 
Aug 237:25 PM369,740 km229,762 mi 
Sep 192:39 AM365,759 km227,288 mi 
Oct 171:04 AM360,660 km224,119 mi 
Nov 1410:31 AM357,356 km222,066 mi 
Dec 1211:15 PM357,084 km221,897 mi 

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Coordinated Universal Time - the international basis for other time zones. Same time as for GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) and Zulu time. Note that United Kingdom is not on GMT during summer.
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