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Moon Distances for Washington DC, USA – District of Columbia


Local time history for years before 1970 is not available for Washington DC.
Instead, local time for New York is used for years before 1970.

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 68:35 am357,358 km222,052 mi
Feb 36:23 pm361,113 km224,385 mi
Mar 33:03 pm366,612 km227,802 mi
Mar 297:29 am370,070 km229,951 mi
Apr 245:57 am366,404 km227,673 mi
May 223:11 am361,431 km224,583 mi
Jun 199:46 am358,088 km222,506 mi
Jul 177:12 pm357,308 km222,021 mi
Aug 153:54 am359,298 km223,257 mi
Sep 127:17 am363,616 km225,940 mi
Oct 91:28 pm368,713 km229,107 mi
Nov 39:07 am369,098 km229,347 mi
Nov 3012:45 pm363,750 km226,024 mi
Dec 286:06 pm358,777 km222,934 mi
* Distances are approximate. Closest Approach (Perigee) is highlighted.

Furthest Apart (Apogee)

DateLocal TimeDistance in kmDistance in miles
Jan 1811:56 pm406,107 km252,343 mi
Feb 154:06 pm405,165 km251,758 mi
Mar 1512:13 pm404,336 km251,243 mi
Apr 128:22 am404,244 km251,186 mi
May 103:22 am404,918 km251,604 mi
Jun 64:58 pm405,817 km252,163 mi
Jul 311:08 pm406,312 km252,470 mi
Jul 311:51 am406,156 km252,374 mi
Aug 2711:26 am405,432 km251,924 mi
Sep 243:25 am404,592 km251,402 mi
Oct 219:52 pm404,290 km251,214 mi
Nov 186:32 pm404,821 km251,544 mi
Dec 161:26 pm405,819 km252,164 mi
* Distances are approximate. Furthest Apart (Apogee) is highlighted.



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