Q: Since the Earth is spinning and orbiting and whatnot, are we experiencing time wrong because of time dilation?
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Your watch, no matter where you are or how you’re moving, will always read 1 second per second. Each of us may as well declare that our clock is the One True Clock, and everyone else’s is wrong. Simply moving fast in a straight line isn’t enough to make your clock objectively run slowly compared to other clocks. In spacetime the “length” (spacetime interval) of a trip is measured by a clock that makes that trip. The spinning of the Earth and the orbiting of the Sun do affect the amount of time you experience, but not by a lot.