Solar Cycle

   A somewhat regular eleven year cycle of activity on the Sun where Sun Spots and other activity ranges from very active to almost non-existent. See Solar Flare.

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  • Solar cycle — Cycle Cy cle (s? k l), n. [F. ycle, LL. cyclus, fr. Gr. ky klos ring or circle, cycle; akin to Skr. cakra wheel, circle. See {Wheel}.] 1. An imaginary circle or orbit in the heavens; one of the celestial spheres. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Solar cycle — Solar So lar, a. [L. solaris, fr. sol the sun; akin to As. s[=o]l, Icel. s[=o]l, Goth. sauil, Lith. saule, W. haul,. sul, Skr. svar, perhaps to E. sun:F. solaire. Cf. {Parasol}. {Sun}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the sun; proceeding from the sun; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • solar cycle — n. a period of time, averaging c. 11 years, during which certain phenomena, as maximum sunspot activity, recur on the sun …   English World dictionary

  • Solar cycle — The solar cycle, or the solar magnetic activity cycle, is the main source of periodic variation of all solar phenomena driving variations in space weather. [ [http://www7.nationalacademies.org/ssb/SSB Space weather97.pdf Space Weather: A Research …   Wikipedia

  • solar cycle — Astron. the variation of sunspots, prominences, flares, and other solar activity through an 11 year cycle. Also called solar activity cycle. Cf. sunspot cycle. * * * Period in which several important kinds of solar activity repeat, discovered in… …   Universalium

  • solar cycle — Saulės aktyvumo ciklas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. solar cycle vok. Sonnenkreisprozeß, m rus. цикл солнечной активности, m pranc. cycle de l’activité solaire, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • solar cycle — noun 1. : a cycle of disturbances in the sun and its atmosphere (as the fluctuation in the numbers and areas of sunspots or the form and shape of the corona) of an average length of about 11 years 2. : cycle of the sun * * * Astron. the variation …   Useful english dictionary

  • SOLAR CYCLE —    a period of 28 years, within which the first day of the year passes successively through the same sequence of week days …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • solar cycle — daily rise and setting of the sun …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Solar cycle (calendar) — The solar cycle is a 28 year cycle of the Julian calendar with respect to the week. It occurs because leap years occur every 4 years and there are 7 possible days to start a leap year, making a 28 year sequence.This cycle also occurs in the… …   Wikipedia

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