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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 14:01 PM356,945 km221,795 mi
Jan 304:50 AM357,098 km221,890 mi
Feb 272:43 PM360,435 km223,964 mi
Mar 272:38 PM365,703 km227,237 mi
Apr 228:21 PM369,767 km229,763 mi
May 188:00 AM367,094 km228,101 mi
Jun 1411:33 PM362,074 km224,982 mi
Jul 134:30 AM358,284 km222,628 mi
Aug 101:46 PM356,922 km221,781 mi
Sep 711:33 PM358,404 km222,702 mi
Oct 65:39 AM362,478 km225,233 mi
Nov 27:35 PM367,876 km228,588 mi
Nov 275:50 PM369,838 km229,807 mi
Dec 2411:39 AM364,796 km226,674 mi
* Distances are approximate. Closest approach (perigee) is highlighted.

Furthest apart (apogee)

DateLocal timeDistance in kmDistance in miles
Jan 158:51 PM406,531 km252,607 mi
Feb 1212:00 Midnight406,243 km252,428 mi
Mar 113:44 PM405,396 km251,901 mi
Apr 811:00 AM404,522 km251,358 mi
May 66:24 AM404,323 km251,235 mi
Jun 312:19 AM404,971 km251,637 mi
Jun 303:24 PM405,942 km252,241 mi
Jul 2711:39 PM406,547 km252,617 mi
Aug 241:41 AM406,532 km252,607 mi
Sep 2010:26 AM405,865 km252,193 mi
Oct 182:11 AM404,889 km251,587 mi
Nov 148:48 PM404,340 km251,246 mi
Dec 125:55 PM404,597 km251,405 mi
* Distances are approximate. Furthest apart (apogee) 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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