Definition of moving cluster in English:

moving cluster

Pronunciation /ˌmuːvɪŋ ˈklʌstə/


  • 1An open cluster of stars which appear to share a common motion through space, and the distance of which can be determined from measurements of the motions of the individual stars.

  • 2Attributive Designating a method of determining the distance of such a star cluster by observing the radial velocities and proper motions of the individual stars.


Early 20th century. From moving + cluster.