Napolitania is a mid-sized asteroid orbiting between Mars and Jupiter within the inner portion of the asteroid belt. NASA JPL has not classified Napolitania as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
Napolitania orbits the sun every 1,010 days (2.77 years), coming as close as 1.87 AU and reaching as far as 2.06 AU from the sun. Based on its brightness and the way it reflects light, Napolitania is probably between 2.538 to 5.676 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, very roughly comparable in size to the island of Manhattan.
The rotation of Napolitania has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 45.63 hours.
Napolitania's orbit is 0.92 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an very wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.
Orbital simulations conducted by NASA JPL's CNEOS do not show any close approaches to Earth.
Napolitania's orbit is determined by observations dating back to April 6, 1970. It was last officially observed on Aug. 22, 2020. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 1,219 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of Napolitania is indicated by a ◯ pink circle. Note that the object may not be in your current field of view. Use the controls below to adjust position, location, and time.
The above comparison is an artistic rendering that uses available data on the diameter of Napolitania to create an approximate landscape rendering with Mount Everest in the background. This approximation is built for full-resolution desktop browsers. Shape, color, and texture of asteroid are imagined.