Pass of the ISS over Mongolia
, looking out west towards the Pacific Ocean
, and Japan
. As the video progresses, you can see major cities along the coast and the Japanese islands on the Philippine Sea
. The island of Guam
can be seen further down the pass into the Philippine Sea, and the pass ends just to the east of New Zealand
. A lightning
storm can be seen as light
pulses near the end of the video.
This article describes the geography of the United States territory of Guam.
- Oceania, island in the North Pacific Ocean, about a quarter of the way from the Philippines to Hawaii, U.S.A.
- Geographic coordinates
- 13°26′31″N 144°46′35″E / 13.44194°N 144.77639°E
- Map references
- Total: 541.3 km²
- Land: 541.3 km²
- Water: 0 km²
- Area (comparative)
- Three times the size of Washington, D.C.
- Land boundaries
- Approximately 30 miles (51 km) long and 9 miles (15 km) wide, narrowing to 4 miles (7 km) at the center.
- 125.5 km (78.0 mi)
- Maritime claims
- Tropical marine; generally warm and humid, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season from January to June, wet season from July to December; little seasonal temperature variation.
- Volcanic origin, surrounded by coral reefs; relatively flat coralline limestone plateau (source of most freshwater), with steep coastal cliffs and narrow coastal plains in north, low-rising hills in center, mountains in south
- Elevation extremes
- Natural resources
- Commercial fishing (mostly servicing and unloading of longline fleets and commercial vessels), recreational fishing of Indo-Pacific Blue Marlin (Makaira mazara), Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri), Mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus), Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares), and deepwater reef fish, tourism (especially from Japan but increasingly from China and South Korea).
- Land use
- Arable land: 11%
- Permanent crops: 11%
- Permanent pastures: 15%
- Forests and woodland: 18%
- Other: 45% (1993 est.)
- Irrigated land
- N/A km²
- Natural hazards
- Frequent squalls during wet season; relatively rare, but potentially very destructive typhoons (typhoons are possible in any season but most common from August through December)
- Environment - current issues
- Extirpation of native bird population by the rapid proliferation of the Brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis), an exotic species. Island also supports feral populations of introduced deer, Pigs (Sus scrofa) and Carabao (Bubalus bubalis carabanesis).
- Geography - note
- Largest and southernmost island in the Mariana Islands archipelago; strategic location in western North Pacific Ocean.
Extreme points 
This is a list of the extreme points of Guam, the points that are farther north, south, east or west than any other location.