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Maunder minimum

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A period of unusually low sunspot activity lasting from approximately 1645 to 1715, corresponding roughly to the middle and coldest portion of the Little Ice Age.

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  • proper noun astronomy The period between 1645 and 1715 marked by records and other indications of very low levels of sunspot activity of Earth's sun, corresponding to a period of global cooling.
  • noun astronomy A similar period observed on another star.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Edward Walter Maunder, (1851–1928), British astronomer who identified it in records of sunspot activity from the time.]

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