Between the two major settlements we see on Tatooine in the Star Wars saga (Mos Espa where Anakin grew up and Mos Eisley where Luke and Ben hitch a ride), how far apart are they geographically?

Days? Just a few hours? We can assume travel by Luke’s landspeeder for speed reference. (Going to pick up power converters)

Canon or Legends is acceptable.

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Based on the map seen in Star Wars: Complete Locations, the distance (as the crow flies) is 84.6 miles (136.1 km).

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Luke's Landspeeder has a top speed of 155 mph, which means that the journey would take less than an hour, even accounting for the need to take a less-than-direct route around the Mesra Plateau.

Interestingly, an earlier reference map from the Secrets of Tatooine sourcebook had Mos Eisley and Mos Espa in much the same position, relative to each other, but the scale indicates that they're 192 miles (309 km) apart.

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