I see a lot of images like this for the Apollo mission:
99% of them exclude the sun, and the ones that don't I can't be sure if they're accurate and cannot find sources. During the Apollo missions did they calculate the trajectory such that the moon aligned with Earth's magnetotail to minimize cosmic and solar radiation?
I had read somewhere that the Earth's magnetosphere is distorted by the sun, such that when the moon is inbetween the earth and the sun the magnetosphere of earth is nowhere near the moon. However, the moon sits at 384,400 km from earth (on average) and the mangetotail of Earth extends well beyond the Moon's orbit up to 1,460,000km away (obviously less powerful the further you get).
My overall question is did the apollo missions make use of the Earth's magnetotail to shield the crafts from radiation? Did they do this on all of their missions? I find it odd nobody has mentioned this on multiple Apollo radiation shielding topics, was the 6 day window to small to make much use of this shielding?