Location: Ascension Island lies in the South Atlantic (7 56’S, 14 22’W) 1300km northwest of the island of St Helena and covers an area of 88km2.
Climate: The climate is sub-tropical with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 38°C. Showers occur throughout the year with slightly heavier rains in the January to April period.
Terrain: The island is volcanic, and its lower slopes and western side are made up of volcanic ash with little vegetation. Green Mountain, which rises to a height of 859m at the centre of the island, is lush and green.