In Which Galaxy Does Star Wars Take Place?

The Galaxy is crucial to the Star Wars story,

yet it is never actually shown on screen.

Some fans have speculated that the Andromeda Galaxy or the Triangulum Galaxy stands in for the Galaxy in the Star Wars canon.

This is a topic that can only be answered within the context of the Star Wars canon,

where everything happens "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away."

The Galaxy is commonly thought to be Andromeda, another spiral galaxy like our own Milky Way.

But E.T. disproves this when he flies 2.5 million light years to a Halloween party wearing a Yoda outfit.

This might be the Andromeda Galaxy or the Triangulum Galaxy,

both of which fit the "a galaxy far, far away" description because they are both far from Earth.