This is one frame of an animation that shows both the track of Venus across the Sun and the regions on Earth where the transit will be visible. Contact times and the exact path Venus will take across the Sun differ slightly for observers in different locations. The path and times shown here are correct for an observer located at Earth's center, but contact times will not differ from these by more than 7 minutes anywhere in which the contacts are visible. The Earth image is centered on the geographical location where Venus lies directly overhead. The animations are linked below.