May The Fourth Be With You: 'Star Wars' Fans Celebrate A Faraway Galaxy
Yoda, Chewbacca and a phalanx of stormtroopers are telling people all over the Internet "May the fourth be with you" today, as fans of the Star Wars franchise celebrate all things that emanate from a galaxy far, far away.
As you would expect from a quasi-holiday that's drawn from a pun, May 4 brings a flood of cute ideas to social media. It's also a good excuse to dress up as an Ewok. NASA is taking the whole enterprise to a new level, with a flurry of tweets that show how "science fiction is now science fact!"
That's no moon! It's @Space_Station! No, it's both. #SpotTheStation: http://t.co/MGJIkympUx— NASA (@NASA) May 4, 2015
Tatooine? No, it's Kepler-16b, a world with a double sunset. http://t.co/iV91VQnhe1 #MayThe4thBeWithYou @NASAKepler pic.twitter.com/iEBB111veq— NASA (@NASA) May 4, 2015
The postings are coming at a steady rate — check out the #MayThe4thBeWithYou hashtag on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
Leia i jo vos desitgem un feliç Dia d'Star Wars! #MayThe4thBeWithYou pic.twitter.com/qlNych8mCS— Charlie Richard (@CharlieRichard) May 4, 2015
In other recent Star Wars news, Krishnadev posted last month on the new trailer for the upcoming movie The Force Awakens. And we recently wrote about what seems to have been a surprise sighting of Yoda in a 14-century manuscript.
We've collected more of our favorite postings, below.