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How long passes from the Tantive IV get's ceased by Darth Vader till Alderaan is blown up by the first death star?
Actually, Luke leaves Tatooine three days after seeing the battle. Day 1 ends when R2-D2 is captured by the Jawas and taken to the sandcrawler—you can clearly see in the film that it is nightfall. Day 2 starts with the droid sale and ends with R2 running away—again, you can clearly see that it is dark. Day 3 begins with Luke finding R2 and Ben and ends in Mos Eisley after they arrange transport with Han Solo. We know this because in the novel, Han ends the conversation with, "Docking bay ninety-four, first thing in the morning.". Therefore, Luke leaves Tatooine on the fourth day of the film, three days after seeing the battle overhead. I don't know about the timeframe for the rest of the movie, though. —Master Jonathan(Jedi Council Chambers) 17:39, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
I'm too lazy to do it myself but you could see the distance between Alderaan and Tatooine, then figure out the speed of the Falcon. Of course the variable is the route taken by the Falcon. Since a direct route is not possible, and we alson know that Han does not take the safer route but uses less known, more direct ones. CmdrA-118 21:30, 9 July 2009 (UTC)