• Question: Do you actually get to experience time near the moon?

    Asked by Ells Bells to COLFlight on 6 Oct 2015.
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      Columbus Flight Directors answered on 6 Oct 2015:

      Simon: Hello Ells Bells (and Cockle shells?!?)!

      Practically Time experienced on the Moon is the same as Time on Earth (although there are some tiny relativistic differences ;-). Does that answer your question?

      Note: Because light takes a finite time to travel (even if very fast) you would notice a very small delay in communications between Earth and the Moon: probably just a little less than a second. As you move away from the Earth this delay increases! Between Earth and Mars a conversation maybe delayed between 8 and 20mins!