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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.

Closest approach (perigee)
LocalApproxApproximate Distance 
datetimein kmin milesComment
Jan 1010:22 AM360,048 km223,739 mi 
Feb 712:19 PM365,314 km227,011 mi 
Mar 511:36 PM369,977 km229,909 mi 
Mar 313:45 AM367,499 km228,369 mi 
Apr 277:52 PM362,263 km225,115 mi 
May 261:42 AM358,387 km222,707 mi 
Jun 2311:09 AM357,014 km221,853 miClosest
Jul 218:19 PM358,420 km222,728 mi 
Aug 191:22 AM362,271 km225,121 mi 
Sep 154:29 PM367,389 km228,301 mi 
Oct 1011:06 PM369,823 km229,813 mi 
Nov 69:18 AM365,350 km227,034 mi 
Dec 410:17 AM360,063 km223,748 mi 
Furthest apart (apogee)
LocalApproxApproximate Distance 
datetimein kmin milesComment
Jan 2210:57 AM405,320 km251,872 mi 
Feb 196:38 AM404,490 km251,356 mi 
Mar 193:18 AM404,259 km251,212 mi 
Apr 1510:11 PM404,863 km251,588 mi 
May 131:34 PM405,854 km252,203 mi 
Jun 910:10 PM406,485 km252,596 miFarthest away this year
Jul 712:15 AM406,475 km252,589 mi 
Aug 38:45 AM405,850 km252,201 mi 
Aug 3011:54 PM404,887 km251,603 mi 
Sep 276:11 PM404,309 km251,243 mi 
Oct 252:15 PM404,584 km251,414 mi 
Nov 229:49 AM405,473 km251,967 mi 
Dec 1911:52 PM406,276 km252,466 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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