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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 131:02 am369,668 km229,701 mi
Feb 67:10 pm368,326 km228,867 mi
Mar 68:23 am362,806 km225,437 mi
Apr 32:58 pm358,520 km222,774 mi
May 22:32 am356,899 km221,767 mi
May 3012:21 pm358,202 km222,577 mi
Jun 275:30 pm361,956 km224,909 mi
Jul 259:23 am366,922 km227,995 mi
Aug 2012:31 am369,728 km229,738 mi
Sep 153:22 am366,028 km227,439 mi
Oct 1211:11 pm360,871 km224,235 mi
Nov 107:56 am357,349 km222,046 mi
Dec 88:29 pm356,834 km221,726 mi
* Distances are approximate. Closest Approach (Perigee) is highlighted.

Furthest Apart (Apogee)

DateLocal TimeDistance in kmDistance in miles
Jan 254:32 pm404,278 km251,207 mi
Feb 221:09 pm404,808 km251,536 mi
Mar 225:50 am405,747 km252,119 mi
Apr 182:27 pm406,437 km252,549 mi
May 155:45 pm406,519 km252,599 mi
Jun 122:07 am405,913 km252,223 mi
Jul 94:59 pm404,926 km251,609 mi
Aug 610:49 am404,247 km251,188 mi
Sep 35:50 am404,380 km251,270 mi
Sep 3011:32 pm405,233 km251,800 mi
Oct 282:36 pm406,155 km252,373 mi
Nov 247:28 pm406,512 km252,595 mi
Dec 218:33 pm406,280 km252,451 mi
* Distances are approximate. Furthest Apart (Apogee) is highlighted.



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