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Moon Distances for Washington DC, USA – District of Columbia

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 213:06 pm359,645 km223,473 mi
Feb 192:28 am356,995 km221,826 mi
Mar 193:37 pm357,584 km222,192 mi
Apr 1611:48 pm361,023 km224,329 mi
May 148:18 pm366,024 km227,437 mi
Jun 1012:43 am369,711 km229,728 mi
Jul 52:51 pm367,093 km228,101 mi
Aug 26:02 am362,139 km225,023 mi
Aug 3011:21 am358,290 km222,631 mi
Sep 279:45 pm356,877 km221,753 mi
Oct 269:02 am358,463 km222,739 mi
Nov 233:06 pm362,817 km225,444 mi
Dec 214:00 am368,417 km228,924 mi
* Distances are approximate. Closest Approach (Perigee) is highlighted.

Furthest Apart (Apogee)

DateLocal TimeDistance in kmDistance in miles
Jan 91:17 pm405,408 km251,909 mi
Feb 61:26 am406,150 km252,370 mi
Mar 52:32 am406,385 km252,516 mi
Apr 19:00 am406,012 km252,284 mi
Apr 2811:55 pm405,083 km251,707 mi
May 266:12 pm404,244 km251,186 mi
Jun 2312:59 pm404,132 km251,116 mi
Jul 217:01 am404,836 km251,553 mi
Aug 1710:32 pm405,848 km252,182 mi
Sep 147:27 am406,464 km252,565 mi
Oct 119:17 am406,388 km252,518 mi
Nov 74:49 pm405,721 km252,103 mi
Dec 59:56 am404,800 km251,531 mi
* Distances are approximate. Furthest Apart (Apogee) is highlighted.


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