Definition of Maunder minimum in English:

Maunder minimum

proper noun

  • A prolonged minimum in sunspot activity on the sun between about 1645 and 1715, which coincided with the Little Ice Age in the northern hemisphere.


Maunder minimum

/ˌmôndər ˈminəməm/ /ˌmɔndər ˈmɪnəməm/ /ˌmändər ˈminəməm/ /ˌmɑndər ˈmɪnəməm/


1970s named after Edward W. Maunder (1851–1928), English astronomer.