TIME SHIFT IN SPEEDS FASTER THAN LIGHT
THE OBJECTS ARE APPROACHING EACH OTHER
If an object is moving faster than the speed of light, the direction of the flow of Visible
Time in the part of the space in front of the movement direction occurs in the opposite direction. In other words, the direction of the flow of time in Image Objects is reversed. We can think of this situation in this way as well: if an object is approaching us at a speed higher than the speed of light, the direction of the flow of Visible Time in the Image Object will be reversed.
The animation above shows us how and why the flow of Visible Time can be reversed. What markers and signals together mean in the animation has been described in Time Shift First Part animations.
Lets set the animation to the value 1.8 c. As soon as we start the animation, the clock comes towards the observer and, while it is coming, it also sends its signals. Please pay attention to the numbers of signals and markers. As the clock moves faster than the speed of light, the last signal that goes out from the clock is the signal that is the closest to the observer. Therefore, the order of arrival of the signals at the observer is from the end to the beginning. This situation reverses the direction of flow of Visible Time for the observer. We see that, right after the clock reaches the alignment of the observer, the signals start to arrive at the observer. Starting from this moment, the Image Object of the clock gets the necessary position according to the number of the signal reaching the observer. As we can see in the animation, the observer sees that the Image Object of the clock is gradually moving away from itself and that the flow of time on the clock is reversed.
The reverse flow of Visible Time and Reverse Image formation are closely related to one another. You can see the formation of Reverse Image in the following parts.
You can watch how Visible Time changes while objects are approaching each other by giving various values to the animation. The values in the radio buttons set the speed of the clock (Source Object). The direction of rotation of the minute hand on the Image Object shows the direction of the flow of Visible Time. On the other hand, you can observe the speed of flow of time precisely using the timers. The rate of the two times to each other will show the acceleration or slowdown of flow of time.