Time was a measurable part of the structure of the universe, in which the galaxy existed, where events occurred in a sequence. Time was measured with different concepts, such as millennia, centuries, and years. Time could be broken down even further into months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, and seconds.
Time was tracked on chronometers.
The last great conflict between the Jedi Order and the Sith Lords resulted in a definitive Republic victory. Resetting its capital on Coruscant, history reset its chrono on this date from which the modern Galactic Republic was born. The time before this rebirth was forgotten as a dark age, lumped into a collective whole known as the "Old Republic." As a result of this change, official calendars reset their zero year onto this date. The galaxy used this standardized dating system based off of the galactic capital Coruscant. On Coruscant, a year was made up of twelve months spanning 365 days of 24 hours each, with no leap years.
Sometime after the Battle of Yavin, Ithorian artist Gammit Chond used a calendar system that used the battle as the zero year from which to date galactic history. Dates before the Battle of Yavin were marked "BBY" and dates after the Battle of Yavin were marked "ABY."
Ancient time keeping methodsEdit
Behind the scenesEdit
- "Rebel with a Cause"—Star Wars Insider 152
- Star Wars: Rey's Survival Guide
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: Aliens of the Galaxy
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
- Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy
- Star Wars: Poe Dameron: Flight Log
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- Backstories: Star Wars – Princess Leia: Royal Rebel
- Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- Rogue One: Rebel Dossier
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Lost Stars
- ↑ Star Wars Propaganda: A History of Persuasive Art in the Galaxy
- ↑ . “Go with 12. It's easiest.”
- ↑ Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- ↑ Doctor Aphra 6: Aphra, Part VI
- ↑ . “But I don't see us trying to establish such a thing within a narrative. For my own bookkeeping, I keep an arbitrary calendar.”
- ↑ . “Have I mentioned I really don't like counting backwards from a set point as a calendar system?”