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.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Maunder minimum

/ˈmɔːndə/