I have always been a little bit confused about the time generally in Star wars and time jumps between each episode. According to this, there is a time zone in Star wars and it is based on Coruscant time and its similiar to our Earth.

According to Fandom’s Star Wars Wikia, the time measurement and calendars are based off the size and movement of the lovely planet of Coruscant. It is very similar to Earth, being that 60 seconds equals 1 minute, 60 minutes equals 1 hour, and 24 hours is a day. But, with the exception that 5 days are equal to a week, 7 weeks are 35 days, totaling one month, and 10 months plus 3 festival weeks, plus 3 holidays, equals 368 days, or 1 year.

So, in theory, yes! The galaxies within the Star Wars Universe could have time zones based on moving planets and their respective calendars.

So my question is - may anybody help me constructing complete timeline in Star Wars? I found some articles mentioning time jumps, but I was not able to constuct whole timeline.

Star wars episodes chronologically (what I have found out yet)

Episode I – A Phantom Menace (1999)

10 years

Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)

3 years

Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)


Solo – A Star Wars Story (2018)


Rogue One – A Star Wars Story (2016)

??? 19 years after Episode III

Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)


Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

1 year

Episode VI – The Return of the Jedi (1983)

30 years

Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)

No time jump

Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)


Episode VIX (2019)


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    I saw this exact term mention in a news article about the upcoming Star Wars movie recently, and it really bugs me that the expression "time jump" is being used to denote something not involving actual time travel!
    – Michael
    Commented Dec 24, 2018 at 22:37

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There are no exact dates given for many of these, but there are "good" estimates as to how many years are between works. Wookieepedia has a complete canon history, but this also includes comic and book events as well.

  • There are 10 years between The Phantom Menace & Attack of the Clones.

  • There are 3 years between Attack of the Clones & Revenge of the Sith

  • There are 19 years between Revenge of the Sith & A New Hope, which means Solo, Rebels, and Rogue One fall in between them with Solo taking place 5-7 years after RotS and Rebels taking place 14 years after RotS. Rogue One takes place directly before ANH.

  • There are 2-3 years between A New Hope & The Empire Strikes Back

  • There is maybe 1-2 years between The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi (Sources say the Original Trilogy takes place no more than 4 years total)

  • There are 30 years between Return of the Jedi & The Force Awakens

  • The Last Jedi continues directly after The Force Awakens. No time jump.

  • John Boyega seems to have just confirmed that Episode IX will take place 1 year after The Last Jedi


Between Episode III and IV: Enough time for Luke and Leia to grow up. (About 20 years).

Between Episodes IV, V, VI: I think it's less than, or close to a year. In case of V and VI, enough time to partially rebuild the Death Star.

Between Episode VI and VII: Enough time for Han and Leia to show signs of old age, and have an adult child. (About 20-30 years.)

Between Episode VII and VIII: Less than a year probably.

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    I'm sorry, but I'm able to deduce these informations as well - I was asking for some exact informations from some trustful resources. Anyway, thank you.
    – kocica
    Commented Dec 24, 2018 at 13:44
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    It would enhance your answer if you could explain why you believe each time jump is what you say it is. I.e. Why is it approx 1 year between IV, V and VI? Was there some dialogue of evidence in the novelisation?
    – Longshanks
    Commented Dec 27, 2018 at 13:29

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