- "This will be a day long remembered."
- ―Darth Vader
A day was a unit of time on the Galactic Standard Calendar. One day was the amount of time it took for a planet to make one complete rotation on its polar axis. Twenty-four hours was considered to be a standard day.
The length of a day varied between planets. The length of day for most terrestrial planets not subjected to tidal locking was in the range of 18 to 36 standard hours. Tide-locked planets did not have days. Satellite planets - moons orbiting a gas giant - were almost always tide-locked to the gas giant they orbited. Satellites may have days several dozen hours long (as long as it takes the satellite to orbit the gas giant).
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The length of the standard day is derived from the length of one Earth day.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Since a day is a unit of time and all Star Wars novels, journals, comics, guides, and role-playing games have some interval of elapsed time, day is indirectly mentioned in almost every Star Wars source.
The following is a list of appearances of day when it is used in dialogue; or when it is specifically mentioned or defined:
Non-canonical appearances[edit | edit source]
- Jedi Academy
- Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan
- "Kessel Run"—Star Wars Tales 16
- "Sandstorm"—Star Wars Tales 15
- "Smuggler's Blues"—Star Wars Tales 14
- The Star Wars 3
- "The Long, Bad Day"—Star Wars Tales 16 (Title only)
- "Best Birthday Ever"—Star Wars Tales 16
- "Do or Do Not"—Star Wars Tales 15
Sources[edit | edit source]
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded, p. 199
- Planets of the Galaxy, Volume One, pages 9, 15 – 16