Time dilation effects on an object with an elliptical orbit
An object in an elliptical orbit has time dilation effects that are calculated different than current practice. Gravitational time dilation vectors have to be drawn away from an object’s CG, while velocity vectors are tangential to the orbit. Standard practice is to add time dilations perpendicular to each other. In the figure below, gravitational time dilations are shown in blue, speed time dilation in red and the resulting vector in black. No experiment has been performed to verify or refute this concept. Only the magnitude of the vector is used to calculate the time dilations.