As many science fiction fans out there already know, today is known as Star Wars Day. May 4 is a date that makes a clever wordplay on the popular movie quote, so fans everywhere are telling their friends, "May the Fourth be with you."
We at AccuWeather.com decided to take a look at the climates on the many different locations in the Star Wars Universe.
For those of you who want a comparison to the weather in your backyard to the weather in the Star Wars Universe, there is a website to help you. The Star Wars Weather Forecast takes your current location and weather conditions and compares it to a number of different places.
For example, the weather in Anchorage this morning was a lot like Hoth, an ice-covered desolate planet that many of you can remember from "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes" back.
Han Solo famously said, "There isn't enough life on this ice cube to fill a space cruiser!" (No offense to the people of Anchorage, of course, which measured a low of 37 F).
Much farther south, the weather in Belize City is a lot like that of Yavin 4, a moon home to important events in the Star Wars films. Temperatures were near 80 degrees this morning with clouds in the air.
Appropriately, the real-life location of Yavin 4 was filmed not too far away from Belize City. The ancient Mayan city of Tikal was used as the backdrop.
Meanwhile, Cairo is a lot like Tatooine today, measuring temps in the 90s today. Tatooine is an integral planet in the Star Wars universe, home to both Anakin and Luke Skywalker and known for its hot, dry climate. C-3PO referred to the planet as a "desolate place" in "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope."
The Sahara Desert, specifically Tunisia, was the filming location for most of Tatooine, although on this day, Tunisia is a bit too cloudy to be like the fictional planet it is based on.
Paris has the honor of being like Naboo today, a lush planet with dry, temperate weather.
According to Wookieepedia, the go-to resource for all things Star Wars, there are a number of weather-related entries. Gravel storms and dust storms are weather events common to Tatooine, while Jedi's Fire is an "electrostatic discharge that lit the sky in unusual patterns." This could be an allusion to lightning or even St. Elmo's Fire on our planet.
Feel free to discuss Star Wars weather in the comment section below. May the Fourth be with you!