## Trigonometry (11th Edition) Clone

According to part (a), the maximum distance the moon can be from the Earth while a total solar eclipse can still occur is 236,000 miles. Since $251,978~mi \gt 236,000~mi,$ there are times when the moon's distance from the Earth is too far for a total solar eclipse to occur. Therefore, a total solar eclipse can not occur every time the moon is between the Earth and the sun.