|Year Without Sun|
A term that denotes the summer of 1816 during which the abnormally cold climate destroyed crops in Northern Europe, the Northeastern United States, and Eastern Canada.
1. The cold weather was caused by a massive eruption of Java's Mount Tambora that emitted huge clouds of ash that blocked the sun.
2. The Tambora eruption has been rated a seven on the Volcanic Explosivity Index, making it the largest eruption since the 180 CE Lake Taupo eruption.