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I'm trying to figure out how the Galactic Standard Calendar can line up with planets that have different solar cycles. It mentions the use of Hyperdrive Theory (unsourced) in the article on GSC, but the explanation doesn't quite click for me. As far as I can tell, hyperdrive is something that is used to travel many light years (which is a measurement, not a period of time)?
Are there any other explanations of how the Galactic Calendar works with planets that have different solar cycles?
Star Wars is far from perfect and often makes erroneous errata, especially when it comes to physics. This could be a prime example. Also since the star wars galaxy, has a lot of planets that are uniform, (almost in itself that so many support life), they all may have similar solar cycles. Also the calendar may have been created from a Coruscentric mind set and disregard other planets. Similar to how the Jews observe the new year in September, while typically people observe the start of a new year on January 1st.Darth Pickle 2 (talk) 23:30, October 16, 2013 (UTC)
The GSC is based on the Coruscant solar cycle IIRC. Other planets will simply see their local solar years, and seasons if the planet in question experiences them, drift relative to the GSC. Same applies with the time of day; midnight on the GSC could occur anywhere on a local solar clock. —MJ—War Room 23:42, October 16, 2013 (UTC)