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This diagram is similar to that of Figures 1 and 2a, but it zooms into the pathways for Venus and Earth around the Sun. There is a dashed line running across the diameters for both transit paths (and cutting through the Sun), labelled transit occurs. There are also lines joining up Earth, Venus and the Sun and this is labelled overtaking on the inside.

 1  Transits in the Solar System