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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 266:16 am356,460 km221,494 mi
Feb 236:52 pm357,532 km222,160 mi
Mar 232:40 am361,514 km224,634 mi
Apr 198:06 pm366,825 km227,935 mi
May 1512:13 pm369,744 km229,748 mi
Jun 102:44 pm366,127 km227,501 mi
Jul 810:08 am361,262 km224,478 mi
Aug 54:17 pm357,919 km222,400 mi
Sep 32:08 am357,158 km221,928 mi
Oct 110:54 am359,315 km223,268 mi
Oct 293:18 pm363,949 km226,147 mi
Nov 257:50 pm369,243 km229,437 mi
Dec 2012:10 pm368,764 km229,139 mi
* Distances are approximate. Closest Approach (Perigee) is highlighted.

Furthest Apart (Apogee)

DateLocal TimeDistance in kmDistance in miles
Jan 1312:46 am406,556 km252,622 mi
Feb 91:18 am406,696 km252,709 mi
Mar 78:29 am406,199 km252,400 mi
Apr 412:49 am405,188 km251,772 mi
May 18:57 pm404,364 km251,260 mi
May 293:55 pm404,316 km251,230 mi
Jun 269:16 am405,030 km251,674 mi
Jul 2310:54 pm405,939 km252,239 mi
Aug 205:10 am406,399 km252,524 mi
Sep 167:19 am406,203 km252,403 mi
Oct 134:17 pm405,469 km251,947 mi
Nov 109:35 am404,631 km251,426 mi
Dec 86:19 am404,329 km251,239 mi
* Distances are approximate. Furthest Apart (Apogee) is highlighted.


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