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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 23:26 PM404,589 km251,400 mi
Jan 3012:49 PM404,325 km251,236 mi
Feb 278:57 AM404,842 km251,557 mi
Mar 261:49 AM405,774 km252,137 mi
Apr 2210:00 AM406,431 km252,544 mi
May 1912:03 PM406,439 km252,550 mi
Jun 159:09 PM405,796 km252,150 mi
Jul 1312:52 PM404,793 km251,527 mi
Aug 106:53 AM404,122 km251,110 mi
Sep 71:52 AM404,303 km251,222 mi
Oct 48:45 PM405,183 km251,769 mi
Nov 111:42 AM406,066 km252,318 mi
Nov 282:45 PM406,366 km252,504 mi
Dec 254:28 PM406,094 km252,335 mi
* Distances are approximate. Furthest apart (apogee) is highlighted.

Closest approach (perigee)

DateLocal timeDistance in kmDistance in miles
Jan 174:45 PM369,899 km229,844 mi
Feb 111:26 PM367,928 km228,620 mi
Mar 105:00 AM362,408 km225,190 mi
Apr 712:57 PM358,324 km222,652 mi
May 511:29 PM356,964 km221,807 mi
Jun 39:12 AM358,491 km222,756 mi
Jul 12:02 PM362,366 km225,164 mi
Jul 294:29 AM367,310 km228,236 mi
Aug 233:26 PM369,740 km229,746 mi
Sep 1810:41 PM365,759 km227,272 mi
Oct 169:05 PM360,660 km224,104 mi
Nov 145:32 AM357,356 km222,051 mi
Dec 126:16 PM357,084 km221,882 mi
* Distances are approximate. Closest approach (perigee) is highlighted.


  • 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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