# Covid Virus - Wow I Didn’t Expect Time to Change

I didn’t expect time to change because of a virus but I’m not the only one that feels like the days are moving by faster. What is time? Time is what happens. I can watch the seconds moving until another minute has happened. What makes time happen?

Hey, Einstein, surprise it’s about time.

Time doesn’t make anything happen or do anything. Time happens because of the motion of our planet and time is a man-made motion measuring system that only works on Earth.

We use a watch, a clock or our phone to check the time of day and that time corresponds to the rotation of our planet.

Your time depends on where you are in the 24 time-zones on Earth, also your GPS position and the month of the year that tells us what season you are in.

If you had the means you could live in the summer all year long, until now... Your travel has become limited during the Covid virus pandemic. Times have changed.

## What Does a Clock Do

A clock on Earth ticks at the rate of one second per second because it was made to tick 86,400 times each day. Hey, that sounds like math?

Yes, time is an invention to keep track of our planet’s motion using 86,400 ticks to equal the duration of one rotation of Earth.

Time is a mathematical construct using numbers to keep track of the motion of Earth. As such, you could say time isn’t real because numbers aren’t real.

The real energy is in the motion of the universe and in our case the motion of Earth.

The problem with using a clock’s ticking to keep track of our motion is that clocks can go fast, slow down or stop.

A clock uses motion in its internal mechanism and that motion will change depending on the amount of gravity it is experiencing.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a mechanical clock or an atomic clock the force of gravity can stop a clock from ticking. That doesn’t mean “time” stops because motion continues to move.

## The Gravity of Time

Clocks are mechanical things that do not measure and compensate for the amount of gravity. Gravity is a force that causes motion in the universe.

In the case of GPS satellites, their clocks are not in the same field of gravity as the reference clock at sea level.

Therefore, the GPS clocks tick faster in less gravity and show the “wrong” time. I think the rate is 45 milliseconds per day faster in space.

As you can see time changes and it’s called time dilation but it has nothing to do with the motion of the universe. The Earth keeps on ticking and takes a licking.

Time dilation is what happens to a clock’s time in the presence of gravity. Motion doesn’t change only the clock’s reading changes. It’s not a mysterious force that does anything else.

Clocks don’t measure time. Clocks show a number that measures the earth’s motion.

A second on the clock is 1/86,400th of the rotation of an Earth day.

The second is a period of motion of the Earth or it could be the motion of the sand flowing in an hourglass, of water flowing in a water clock, the spring tension moving in a mechanical clock, the swinging of a pendulum clock, or atoms in the atomic clock.

A clock is very similar to a metronome that keeps your beat to the music. Time is a man-made thing to keep track of the moments that we observe on Earth.

The only real moments are the past moment becoming now, the present moment happening now and the future moment starting now, and now and again now...

Will Time Work in Space

Clocks will work in space but they will not keep accurate time relative to Earth’s time.

For example, the GPS satellite clocks must be adjusted daily to be accurate with Earth time.

This is known as time dilation due to the force of gravity. But get this, a clock ticks faster in space than on Earth because there is less gravity affecting the clock.

The truth is that clocks on Earth are affected by time dilation but not clocks in space. In space, there’s next to no gravity so there’s no time dilation on a non-accelerating clock.

However, we must live on Earth and that means our clock’s ticking rate has time dilation built into our standard of Earth-time.

We don’t realize that time is an Earth-based invention that only works on our planet. Time doesn’t exist outside of our Earth except as a reference to our invention of time.

Time is a measurement of motion based on our motion in Earth’s gravity. Time can change or slow down but the motion and energy moving the Earth keep moving.

Time is only a metric and the real energy is in the motion that’s in the universe.

## Can Time Change with the COVID-19 Virus

There is a new energy on Earth and the current pandemic has made me realize that some energies are different than before.

We have all noticed global warming and climate change but now I realize that there’s a new energy in town. Things aren’t going back to the way they were.

I have been talking about this new energy for weeks but now I’m talking about time and how time seems to move faster.

Does time move faster and how can that happen if time is always moving at the same rate?

I have already explained that time can move faster or slower depending on where you are.

Time is a number on a clock and it can change but if time moves faster why don’t we see the length of a day or a year get shorter?

The reason is that time doesn’t move faster but motion moves faster. What do I mean?

There is a relationship between the measurement of the Earth’s rotation which we call time and the motion of the Earth. The rotation of Earth is the motion and it doesn’t care about the time.

Time is a metric and not motion. If the motion moving our planet increases then our days will seem shorter but time doesn’t change because it’s just a number.

We will still see the sunrise and sunset and the clock keeps the same time as before but the days can be shorter in this new energy. Wow, I didn’t see that coming.

I’m working on the proof for my theory and including it in my new book coming out soon.

If you subscribe to my website everyone will get a free copy of that book.

Thanks for your time and as always be well and stay safe.  Now go to my website at

https://lovinthings.com and send me your suggestions to eriklovin@gmail.com

### About the Author Erik Lovin

Erik has a BSc degree and is a retired professional photographer who is now a published Author of many books. His passion is understanding how life and the universe works. He is currently blogging about the science of the Big Bang and the science of cosmology. Erik is helping his tribe with questions about the universe. His goal is to help find a theory of everything (TOE). In order to do that, he is trying to prove light has mass and that the fabric of spacetime is a false theory. We are welcoming questions and answers that you might have about the universe.