Originally Posted by **mars shaw** Can gravitational field strength cause time dilation.
as G.F.S on earth is 10 N/kg and on moon it is 1.6 N/kg. so will a clock on the moon surface tick slowly for the observer on earth or not? |

When compared to time measured locally elsewhere then the answer is yes. It's known under various names such as

*gravitational time dilation* and

*gravitational redshift*. The stronger the difference between the fields the greater the strength of the time dilation. Note: It's quite possible to have time dialtion in the absense of spacetime curvature.

The gravitational field at the surface of the earth is stonger than that measured at the surface of the moon. Therefore clocks at the surface of each the earh and moon will have the earth's clock running slower than that moon's.