Moon at perigee and apogee

The moon's orbit around Earth isn't a perfect circle. Over the course of 27 days, its center-to-center distance from Earth varies from about 357,000 to 406,000 kilometers. The closest point during an orbit is called perigee and the farthest point is called apogee. The distances vary from orbit to orbit because of the the moon's interaction not only with the earth's gravity but also the sun's. A full moon at perigee will be somewhat bigger and brighter than a full moon at apogee. Also, the moon's distance affects tidal intensity. The perigee and apogee times for the 2010 decade are listed below along with center-to-center distances in kilometers and miles.


Year Perigee Apogee
2010 January 1 - 20:39 (358700 km or 222900 mi)
January 30 - 09:11 (356600 km or 221600 mi)
February 27 - 21:45 (357800 km or 222400 mi)
March 28 - 05:06 (361900 km or 224900 mi)
April 24 - 21:09 (367100 km or 228100 mi)
May 20 - 08:42 (369800 km or 229800 mi)
June 15 - 14:51 (365900 km or 227400 mi)
July 13 - 11:15 (361100 km or 224400 mi)
August 10 - 17:51 (357800 km or 222400 mi)
September 8 - 03:52 (357200 km or 222000 mi)
October 6 - 13:32 (359500 km or 223400 mi)
November 3 - 17:18 (364100 km or 226300 mi)
November 30 - 18:48 (369400 km or 229500 mi)
December 25 - 12:25 (368500 km or 229000 mi)
January 17 - 01:55 (406500 km or 252600 mi)
February 13 - 02:23 (406600 km or 252700 mi)
March 12 - 10:15 (406000 km or 252300 mi)
April 9 - 02:49 (405000 km or 251600 mi)
May 6 - 21:54 (404200 km or 251200 mi)
June 3 - 16:48 (404200 km or 251200 mi)
July 1 - 10:06 (405000 km or 251600 mi)
July 28 - 23:38 (406000 km or 252300 mi)
August 25 - 05:35 (406500 km or 252600 mi)
September 21 - 07:50 (406200 km or 252400 mi)
October 18 - 18:10 (405400 km or 251900 mi)
November 15 - 11:43 (404700 km or 251400 mi)
December 13 - 08:35 (404500 km or 251400 mi)

2011  
January 22 - 00:17 (362800 km or 225400 mi)
February 19 - 07:31 (358300 km or 222600 mi)
March 19 - 19:15 (356600 km or 221600 mi)
April 17 - 06:06 (358100 km or 222500 mi)
May 15 - 11:32 (362200 km or 225000 mi)
June 12 - 01:49 (367300 km or 228200 mi)
July 7 - 13:50 (369700 km or 229700 mi)
August 2 - 20:56 (365800 km or 227300 mi)
August 30 - 17:29 (360800 km or 224200 mi)
September 28 - 00:57 (357500 km or 222200 mi)
October 26 - 12:19 (357100 km or 221900 mi)
November 23 - 23:14 (359600 km or 223500 mi)
December 22 - 02:51 (364700 km or 226600 mi)
January 10 - 05:41 (405000 km or 251600 mi)
February 6 - 23:20 (406000 km or 252300 mi)
March 6 - 08:04 (406600 km or 252700 mi)
April 2 - 09:16 (406600 km or 252700 mi)
April 29 - 18:10 (406000 km or 252300 mi)
May 27 - 10:02 (405000 km or 251600 mi)
June 24 - 04:13 (404200 km or 251200 mi)
July 21 - 22:44 (404400 km or 251300 mi)
August 18 - 16:16 (405100 km or 251700 mi)
September 15 - 06:13 (406000 km or 252300 mi)
October 12 - 11:26 (406500 km or 252600 mi)
November 8 - 13:07 (406200 km or 252400 mi)
December 6 - 01:06 (405400 km or 251900 mi)

2012  
January 17 - 21:16 (369800 km or 229800 mi)
February 11 - 18:44 (367900 km or 228600 mi)
March 10 - 10:08 (362300 km or 225100 mi)
April 7 - 17:06 (358300 km or 222600 mi)
May 6 - 03:40 (356900 km or 221800 mi)
June 3 - 13:23 (358400 km or 222700 mi)
July 1 - 18:11 (362300 km or 225100 mi)
July 29 - 08:37 (367400 km or 228300 mi)
August 23 - 19:24 (369800 km or 229800 mi)
September 19 - 02:41 (365800 km or 227300 mi)
October 17 - 00:53 (360700 km or 224100 mi)
November 14 - 10:15 (357400 km or 222100 mi)
December 12 - 23:07 (357100 km or 221900 mi)
January 2 - 20:17 (404700 km or 251400 mi)
January 30 - 17:42 (404400 km or 251300 mi)
February 27 - 14:05 (405000 km or 251600 mi)
March 26 - 06:12 (405900 km or 252200 mi)
April 22 - 14:03 (406500 km or 252600 mi)
May 19 - 16:28 (406500 km or 252600 mi)
June 16 - 01:33 (405700 km or 252100 mi)
July 13 - 16:51 (404800 km or 251500 mi)
August 10 - 10:52 (404100 km or 251100 mi)
September 7 - 05:58 (404200 km or 251200 mi)
October 5 - 00:37 (405100 km or 251700 mi)
November 1 - 15:18 (406000 km or 252300 mi)
November 28 - 19:19 (406300 km or 252500 mi)
December 25 - 21:06 (406200 km or 252400 mi)

2013 January 10 - 10:20 (360100 km or 223700 mi)
February 7 - 12:05 (365300 km or 227000 mi)
March 5 - 23:13 (370000 km or 229900 mi)
March 31 - 04:00 (367400 km or 228300 mi)
April 27 - 20:00 (362200 km or 225000 mi)
May 26 - 01:50 (358400 km or 222700 mi)
June 23 - 11:18 (356900 km or 221800 mi)
July 21 - 20:29 (358400 km or 222700 mi)
August 19 - 01:33 (362300 km or 225100 mi)
September 15 - 16:39 (367400 km or 228300 mi)
October 10 - 23:08 (369800 km or 229800 mi)
November 6 - 09:14 (365300 km or 227000 mi)
December 4 - 10:02 (360100 km or 223700 mi)
January 22 - 10:45 (405400 km or 251900 mi)
February 19 - 06:27 (404500 km or 251400 mi)
March 19 - 03:14 (404400 km or 251300 mi)
April 15 - 22:25 (405000 km or 251600 mi)
May 13 - 13:41 (405900 km or 252200 mi)
June 9 - 21:54 (406500 km or 252600 mi)
July 7 - 00:50 (406500 km or 252600 mi)
August 3 - 09:02 (405900 km or 252200 mi)
August 30 - 23:50 (404800 km or 251500 mi)
September 27 - 18:17 (404200 km or 251200 mi)
October 25 - 14:22 (404500 km or 251400 mi)
November 22 - 09:43 (405400 km or 251900 mi)
December 19 - 23:36 (406300 km or 252500 mi)

2014 January 1 - 20:53 (356900 km or 221800 mi)
January 30 - 09:52 (357100 km or 221900 mi)
February 27 - 19:44 (360400 km or 223900 mi)
March 27 - 18:26 (365600 km or 227200 mi)
April 23 - 00:20 (369700 km or 229700 mi)
May 18 - 12:05 (367100 km or 228100 mi)
June 15 - 03:36 (362000 km or 225000 mi)
July 13 - 08:33 (358300 km or 222600 mi)
August 10 - 17:49 (356900 km or 221800 mi)
September 8 - 03:38 (358400 km or 222700 mi)
October 6 - 09:46 (362500 km or 225200 mi)
November 3 - 00:37 (367900 km or 228600 mi)
November 27 - 23:05 (369800 km or 229800 mi)
December 24 - 16:34 (364900 km or 226700 mi)
January 16 - 01:35 (406600 km or 252700 mi)
February 12 - 04:58 (406300 km or 252500 mi)
March 11 - 19:41 (405400 km or 251900 mi)
April 8 - 14:50 (404500 km or 251400 mi)
May 6 - 10:24 (404400 km or 251300 mi)
June 3 - 04:30 (405000 km or 251600 mi)
June 30 - 19:19 (406000 km or 252300 mi)
July 28 - 03:42 (406600 km or 252700 mi)
August 24 - 06:24 (406500 km or 252600 mi)
September 20 - 14:30 (405900 km or 252200 mi)
October 18 - 06:10 (404800 km or 251500 mi)
November 15 - 01:56 (404400 km or 251300 mi)
December 12 - 23:00 (404500 km or 251400 mi)

2015  
January 21 - 20:00 (359600 km or 223500 mi)
February 19 - 07:22 (356900 km or 221800 mi)
March 19 - 19:32 (357500 km or 222200 mi)
April 17 - 03:41 (361000 km or 224300 mi)
May 15 - 00:10 (366100 km or 227500 mi)
June 10 - 04:41 (369700 km or 229700 mi)
July 5 - 19:00 (367100 km or 228100 mi)
August 2 - 10:10 (362200 km or 225000 mi)
August 30 - 15:28 (358300 km or 222600 mi)
September 28 - 01:52 (356900 km or 221800 mi)
October 26 - 13:08 (358400 km or 222700 mi)
November 23 - 20:14 (362800 km or 225400 mi)
December 21 - 09:09 (368500 km or 229000 mi)
January 9 - 18:11 (405400 km or 251900 mi)
February 6 - 06:13 (406200 km or 252400 mi)
March 5 - 07:16 (406500 km or 252600 mi)
April 1 - 12:50 (406000 km or 252300 mi)
April 29 - 03:49 (405100 km or 251700 mi)
May 26 - 22:10 (404200 km or 251200 mi)
June 23 - 17:02 (404200 km or 251200 mi)
July 21 - 11:07 (404800 km or 251500 mi)
August 18 - 02:42 (405900 km or 252200 mi)
September 14 - 11:42 (406500 km or 252600 mi)
October 11 - 13:33 (406300 km or 252500 mi)
November 7 - 21:58 (405700 km or 252100 mi)
December 5 - 15:00 (404800 km or 251500 mi)

2016  
January 15 - 02:06 (369700 km or 229700 mi)
February 11 - 02:33 (364400 km or 226400 mi)
March 10 - 06:57 (359500 km or 223400 mi)
April 7 - 17:29 (357200 km or 222000 mi)
May 6 - 04:07 (357800 km or 222400 mi)
June 3 - 10:48 (361100 km or 224400 mi)
July 1 - 06:32 (365900 km or 227400 mi)
July 27 - 11:34 (369700 km or 229700 mi)
August 22 - 01:27 (367000 km or 228000 mi)
September 18 - 17:08 (361900 km or 224900 mi)
October 16 - 23:41 (357800 km or 222400 mi)
November 14 - 11:27 (356500 km or 221500 mi)
December 12 - 23:36 (358400 km or 222700 mi)
January 2 - 11:54 (404200 km or 251200 mi)
January 30 - 09:07 (404500 km or 251400 mi)
February 27 - 03:21 (405400 km or 251900 mi)
March 25 - 14:03 (406200 km or 252400 mi)
April 21 - 15:49 (406300 km or 252500 mi)
May 18 - 21:55 (406000 km or 252300 mi)
June 15 - 11:55 (405100 km or 251700 mi)
July 13 - 05:22 (404400 km or 251300 mi)
August 10 - 00:06 (404400 km or 251300 mi)
September 6 - 18:49 (405100 km or 251700 mi)
October 4 - 11:13 (406200 km or 252400 mi)
October 31 - 19:45 (406600 km or 252700 mi)
November 27 - 20:23 (406600 km or 252700 mi)
December 25 - 06:03 (405900 km or 252200 mi)

2017 January 10 - 06:09 (363200 km or 225700 mi)
February 6 - 14:11 (368900 km or 229200 mi)
March 3 - 07:25 (369100 km or 229300 mi)
March 30 - 12:24 (363800 km or 226100 mi)
April 27 - 16:08 (359300 km or 223300 mi)
May 26 - 01:14 (357200 km or 222000 mi)
June 23 - 10:45 (358000 km or 222400 mi)
July 21 - 17:05 (361300 km or 224500 mi)
August 18 - 13:10 (366100 km or 227500 mi)
September 13 - 16:05 (369800 km or 229800 mi)
October 9 - 06:03 (366800 km or 227900 mi)
November 6 - 00:17 (361400 km or 224600 mi)
December 4 - 08:52 (357500 km or 222200 mi)
January 22 - 00:17 (404800 km or 251500 mi)
February 18 - 21:14 (404400 km or 251300 mi)
March 18 - 17:22 (404700 km or 251400 mi)
April 15 - 09:57 (405400 km or 251900 mi)
May 12 - 19:38 (406200 km or 252400 mi)
June 8 - 22:05 (406500 km or 252600 mi)
July 6 - 04:18 (406000 km or 252300 mi)
August 2 - 17:49 (405100 km or 251700 mi)
August 30 - 11:23 (404400 km or 251300 mi)
September 27 - 06:51 (404400 km or 251300 mi)
October 25 - 02:31 (405300 km or 251800 mi)
November 21 - 19:03 (406200 km or 252400 mi)
December 19 - 01:43 (406600 km or 252700 mi)

2018 January 1 - 21:55 (356600 km or 221600 mi)
January 30 - 10:04 (359000 km or 223100 mi)
February 27 - 14:47 (364000 km or 226200 mi)
March 26 - 17:25 (369200 km or 229400 mi)
April 20 - 14:33 (368800 km or 229100 mi)
May 17 - 20:57 (363800 km or 226100 mi)
June 14 - 23:46 (359500 km or 223400 mi)
July 13 - 08:18 (357400 km or 222100 mi)
August 10 - 18:00 (358100 km or 222500 mi)
September 8 - 01:13 (361300 km or 224500 mi)
October 5 - 22:19 (366400 km or 227600 mi)
October 31 - 20:23 (370100 km or 230000 mi)
November 26 - 12:21 (366700 km or 227800 mi)
December 24 - 09:56 (361000 km or 224300 mi)
January 15 - 02:24 (406500 km or 252600 mi)
February 11 - 14:23 (405700 km or 252100 mi)
March 11 - 09:17 (404700 km or 251400 mi)
April 8 - 05:31 (404100 km or 251100 mi)
May 6 - 00:32 (404400 km or 251300 mi)
June 2 - 16:27 (405300 km or 251800 mi)
June 30 - 02:30 (406000 km or 252300 mi)
July 27 - 05:28 (406200 km or 252400 mi)
August 23 - 11:12 (405700 km or 252100 mi)
September 20 - 00:48 (405000 km or 251600 mi)
October 17 - 19:14 (404200 km or 251200 mi)
November 14 - 15:58 (404400 km or 251300 mi)
December 12 - 12:30 (405300 km or 251800 mi)

2019  
January 21 - 20:06 (357400 km or 222100 mi)
February 19 - 09:10 (356800 km or 221700 mi)
March 19 - 19:55 (359300 km or 223300 mi)
April 16 - 22:13 (364300 km or 226300 mi)
May 13 - 22:01 (369100 km or 229300 mi)
June 7 - 23:07 (368600 km or 229000 mi)
July 5 - 04:52 (363700 km or 226000 mi)
August 2 - 07:04 (359300 km or 223300 mi)
August 30 - 15:47 (357200 km or 222000 mi)
September 28 - 02:17 (357800 km or 222400 mi)
October 26 - 10:32 (361300 km or 224500 mi)
November 23 - 07:32 (366700 km or 227800 mi)
December 18 - 20:28 (370300 km or 230100 mi)
January 9 - 04:39 (406200 km or 252400 mi)
February 5 - 09:46 (406600 km or 252700 mi)
March 4 - 11:40 (406300 km or 252500 mi)
April 1 - 00:21 (405600 km or 252000 mi)
April 28 - 18:23 (404500 km or 251400 mi)
May 26 - 13:27 (404100 km or 251100 mi)
June 23 - 07:46 (404500 km or 251400 mi)
July 20 - 23:51 (405400 km or 251900 mi)
August 17 - 10:36 (406200 km or 252400 mi)
September 13 - 13:16 (406500 km or 252600 mi)
October 10 - 18:19 (405900 km or 252200 mi)
November 7 - 08:31 (405100 km or 251700 mi)
December 5 - 04:07 (404500 km or 251400 mi)