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At the end of The Last Jedi,

Luke sees a sunset with two (2!) suns, which beautifully calls back to his contemplative scene on Tatooine in ANH. I pointed out after watching it that I thought it was just in Luke's mind, but everyone I was with didn't see it that way (not at first, anyway).

Is there any canon info that says one way or another whether Ahch-To has two suns or whether this was just

what Luke saw in his mind as he became one with the Force?

  • Bear in mind that the majority of stars are actually twins. This isn't some sort of rare phenomenon, but closer to the norm. – terdon Jan 5 '18 at 9:29
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    @terdon From what I read, that's mostly only true of the most massive of stars, but according to Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics the vast majority of stars are actually much smaller, and are not in binary or multiple systems. That's not to say they are lonely, these single stars are considered more likely to have orbiting planets. – Quasi_Stomach Jan 5 '18 at 14:49
  • Huh, thanks for that. Apparently, I'm out of date and still considered the "common wisdom" mentioned in the link as correct. – terdon Jan 5 '18 at 14:52
  • @Quasi_Stomach I believe that terdon meant that the "majority" of stars as the majority of what we can easily see. Sure, there are a lot of smaller stars, but would you notice them as easily? Would you notice a tiny Death Star if it were heading towards your capital planet to destroy it? They would think it was a freak accident, so you have to have a BIG GIGANTIC Death Star so they fear it (and, well, you know, practical reasons). But, I digress. – Darth Vader Mar 21 '18 at 1:14
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Yes. The Last Jedi Visual Dictionary mentions

"twin suns"

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As does the film's official novelisation

Luke opened his eyes and fell onto the ledge, the pebbles plunking down around him. He lay on his back, his breathing ragged with exhaustion. The twin suns had touched the horizon and were sinking into the ocean.

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    Awww. I was hoping that it was something more...still, it was one of my favorite shots in the whole movie. – Quasi_Stomach Jan 4 '18 at 20:41
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    @WraithLeader - I quite like OP's suggestion that he was imagining the sunset of his youth – Valorum Jan 4 '18 at 20:49
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    @Valorum The fact that we never saw the twin suns until that final, contemplative scene was certainly deliberate to serve as a reminder of Luke's origins. That there are actually twin suns on Ahch-To does not change the emotional effect that sunset has on us or Luke himself as he joins with the Force. – BlackThorn Jan 4 '18 at 23:13
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    @JakeGould planets orbit the sun(s), not the other way. One planet can have only one speed. – Holger Jan 5 '18 at 7:57
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    @JakeGould - They were magnetic, dude; scifi.stackexchange.com/a/176486/20774 – Valorum Jan 5 '18 at 14:54
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To add to that, a second canon source confirms this.

In the new Marvel "the Last Jedi" comic book, Luke's last thought is:

And so it ends as it began. By the light of two suns.

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