1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data There is a rod falling at a speed v that makes an angle θ with the x-axis as it falls. Is it possible for the intersection point to move faster than light as it falls. 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I have done the geometrical calculations and I think yes, it does (which is fine because it's not a particle moving faster than light, only an image) but I am not sure if I am right. Since it's moving downwards only, the only compression would be vertical and not horizontal so the speed would not decrease. Can anyone tell me if I am correct or not?