# Does gravity change the speed of time?

## Does gravity change the speed of time?

Yes, time goes faster the farther away you are from the earth’s surface compared to the time on the surface of the earth. This effect is known as “gravitational time dilation”. The stronger the gravity, the more spacetime curves, and the slower time itself proceeds.

## How fast is gravity speed?

8 meters per second

The best results, at the present time, tell us that the speed of gravity is between 2.993 × 10^8 and 3.003 × 10^8 meters per second, which is an amazing confirmation of General Relativity and a terrible difficulty for alternative theories of gravity that don’t reduce to General Relativity!

**Does gravity make time go faster or slower?**

The lower the gravitational potential (the closer the clock is to the source of gravitation), the slower time passes, speeding up as the gravitational potential increases (the clock getting away from the source of gravitation).

### How is the speed of time affected by gravity?

Gravity is not just a force. This effect measures the amount of time that has elapsed between two events by observers at different distances from a gravitational mass. In other words, time runs slower wherever gravity is strongest, and this is because gravity curves space-time. Think of it this way — time follows a simple equation:

### How is gravitational time dilation related to velocity?

Applying this argument more generally one gets that (under the same assumptions on the metric) the relative gravitational time dilation between two points equals to the time dilation due to velocity needed to climb from the lower point to the higher.

**How is the velocity of an object related to time?**

Velocity with respect to time. The general gravity equation for velocity with respect to time is: v = gt + v i. (See Derivation of Velocity-Time Gravity Equations for details of the derivation.) Since the initial velocity v i = 0 for an object that is simply falling, the equation reduces to: v = gt.

#### How to calculate speed, distance and time motion?

The camera takes two photographs of the vehicle. These can be: The speed limit on a road is 13.4 m/s (30 mph). Calculate the distance travelled by a car in 2 s at this speed. Calculate the time taken for the car to travel 50 m at this speed.