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Luna, New Mexico
(Catron County)

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Welcome to Luna ...

Luna is located in Catron County<1>.

Luna is 7,040 feet [2,146 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Luna is about 1¼ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Luna lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Luna, you will soon leave Mountain Time and cross into the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Luna is within the boundaries of the (575) area code.

The ZIP code for Luna: 87824<3>

Communities Also Named Luna ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New Mexico communities named Luna: This one is located in Catron County and the other is located in Lincoln County.

Beyond New Mexico, there are 9 communities that are also named Luna - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Luna.

Communities near Luna ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Luna.

  • Reserve [Catron County]
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    • Reserve [Catron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Luna
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 285 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reserve
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reserve<5>
  • Alpine [Apache County]
  • Blue [Greenlee County]
  • Cruzville [Catron County]
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    • Cruzville [Catron County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Luna
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    • Nutrioso [Apache County]
    • Apache Creek [Catron County]
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      • Apache Creek [Catron County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the east of Luna
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    • Sprucedale [Greenlee County] - Historic
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      • Sprucedale [Greenlee County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the west of Luna
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sprucedale have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Aragon [Catron County]
    • Eagar [Apache County]
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      • Eagar [Apache County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Luna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,956 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagar<5>
    • Springerville [Apache County]
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      • Springerville [Apache County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Luna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,985 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springerville<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Luna. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Luna.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Luna. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Luna.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Luna. See our Newspapers Page for Luna.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Luna ...

Looking for more information about Luna? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Luna, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Luna.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Luna. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Catron, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Luna - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Luna). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Luna or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Luna) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Luna. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LunaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Luna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8188, Longitude: -108.9564    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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