The novelization of Revenge of the Sith also describes a bunch of events including the Death Star construction in the present tense in the ending, suggesting they all happen at about the same time, followed by a "then" showing Obi Wan riding off into the sunset:
The long night has begun.
Huge solemn crowds line Palace Plaza in Theed, the capital of Naboo, as six beautiful white gualaars draw a flower-draped open casket bearing the remains of a beloved Senator through the Triumphal Arch, her fingers finally and forever clasping a snippet of japor, one that had been carved long ago by the hand of a nine-year-old boy from an obscure desert planet in the far Outer Rim ...
On the jungle planet of Dagobah, a Jedi Master inspects the unfamiliar swamp of his exile ...
From the bridge of a Star Destroyer, two Sith Lords stand with a sector governor named Tarkin, and survey the growing skeleton of a spherical battle station the size of a moon ...
But even in the deepest night, there are some who dream of dawn.
On Alderaan, the Prince Consort delivers a baby girl into the loving arms of his Queen.
And on Tatooine, a Jedi Master brings an infant boy to the homestead of Owen and Beru Lars—
Then he rides his eopie off into the Jundland Wastes, towards the setting suns.
Note however that according to current Disney canon rules, novelizations prior to The Force Awakens have no canon value beyond what was already established in the movies. But at least this probably suggests it was Lucas' intention at the time that the scene took place around the same time as the scene of Obi-Wan dropping Luke off. Also, Pablo Hidalgo, one of the people in charge of current Disney canon, seems to think think the scene took place around the same time as the rest of the end scenes, since in one of the responses to this tweet someone said "I always felt like this scene took place a few years after the suit went on" and Hidalgo responded "If it was the last scene, maybe. But it's intercut with other more immediate stuff." And in the tweets here and here he suggested maybe it was a Big-Dig-like project that overshot its expected completion date by quite a lot.