# Does time dilate during night time when earth orbits around the sun?

Number of the solar middays (noon) = Number of the solar midnights (ALWAYS). The diagram (Top view but not to the scale) in the following link depicts the path traced by the earth in its orbit (either circular or elliptical) around the sun. https://i.postimg.cc/C5K2wX6V/IMG-3066.jpg

Both Midnight and Midday happen simultaneously and instantly. Any point on the outer circle represents solar midnight while on the inner circle solar noon. It's quite clear that the length (circumference) of the outer circle is greater than the length (circumference) of the inner circle. This means after the completion of one year, the occurrences of the Midnights are more the occurrences of Middays.

Earth not only rotates around its own axis but also revolves around the sun in its orbit however both axial and orbital motion of earth independent of each other. There is a possibility that the earth may glide w/o rotation for a short while and time dilate but such things never noticed either.

• "This means after the completion of one year, the occurrences of the Midnights are more the occurrences of Middays." I don't understand the reasoning here. Do you mean that a location on earth will have more "midnights" than "middays" ? Anyway, there is certainly no stop and glide, and reletivistic time dialtion is not relevent. But I don't really understand what the problem is. – James K Nov 14 '20 at 15:52
• @ James K, The diagram shows the top view of the earth when it orbits around the sun in its orbit. Earth is represented by a circle. So for simplicity, consider the occurrences of midnights and middays at the equator or close to the equator of the earth when it orbits around the sun in its orbit. – EEK Nov 14 '20 at 16:41
• I cannot access your diagram; please consider editing your question to include your figure directly. – Peter Erwin Nov 14 '20 at 23:41