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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 169:44 pm363,149 km225,650 mi
Feb 144:31 am358,523 km222,776 mi
Mar 144:21 pm356,714 km221,652 mi
Apr 123:37 am358,063 km222,490 mi
May 1010:43 am361,964 km224,914 mi
Jun 72:35 am366,990 km228,037 mi
Jul 26:06 pm369,710 km229,727 mi
Jul 289:11 pm366,163 km227,523 mi
Aug 254:39 pm361,268 km224,481 mi
Sep 2211:48 pm357,845 km222,355 mi
Oct 2110:08 am357,106 km221,896 mi
Nov 189:17 pm359,473 km223,366 mi
Dec 171:48 am364,409 km226,433 mi
* Distances are approximate. Closest Approach (Perigee) is highlighted.

Furthest Apart (Apogee)

DateLocal TimeDistance in kmDistance in miles
Jan 53:29 am404,831 km251,550 mi
Feb 19:25 pm405,754 km252,124 mi
Mar 16:43 am406,432 km252,545 mi
Mar 287:52 am406,539 km252,612 mi
Apr 245:32 pm405,959 km252,251 mi
May 229:29 am404,924 km251,608 mi
Jun 193:48 am404,153 km251,129 mi
Jul 1610:28 pm404,184 km251,149 mi
Aug 134:17 pm404,966 km251,634 mi
Sep 106:53 am405,895 km252,212 mi
Oct 712:08 pm406,314 km252,472 mi
Nov 31:24 pm406,099 km252,338 mi
Dec 112:29 am405,375 km251,888 mi
Dec 287:11 pm404,550 km251,376 mi
* Distances are approximate. Furthest Apart (Apogee) is highlighted.



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