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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.

Closest approach (perigee)

DateLocal timeDistance in kmDistance in miles
Jan 105:22 AM360,048 km223,724 mi
Feb 77:19 AM365,314 km226,995 mi
Mar 56:36 PM369,977 km229,893 mi
Mar 3011:45 PM367,499 km228,353 mi
Apr 273:52 PM362,263 km225,100 mi
May 259:42 PM358,387 km222,691 mi
Jun 237:09 AM357,014 km221,838 mi
Jul 214:19 PM358,420 km222,712 mi
Aug 189:22 PM362,271 km225,105 mi
Sep 1512:29 PM367,389 km228,285 mi
Oct 107:06 PM369,823 km229,797 mi
Nov 64:18 AM365,350 km227,018 mi
Dec 45:17 AM360,063 km223,733 mi
* Distances are approximate. Closest approach (perigee) is highlighted.

Furthest apart (apogee)

DateLocal timeDistance in kmDistance in miles
Jan 225:57 AM405,320 km251,854 mi
Feb 191:38 AM404,490 km251,338 mi
Mar 1811:18 PM404,259 km251,195 mi
Apr 156:11 PM404,863 km251,570 mi
May 139:34 AM405,854 km252,186 mi
Jun 96:10 PM406,485 km252,578 mi
Jul 68:15 PM406,475 km252,572 mi
Aug 34:45 AM405,850 km252,184 mi
Aug 307:54 PM404,887 km251,585 mi
Sep 272:11 PM404,309 km251,226 mi
Oct 2510:15 AM404,584 km251,397 mi
Nov 224:49 AM405,473 km251,949 mi
Dec 196:52 PM406,276 km252,448 mi
* Distances are approximate. Furthest apart (apogee) 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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