Reconstruction of the2000 Bringhurst formation |
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1. |
Draw a circle. | ||||

2. |
Draw six centerlines, evenly spaced at 30°. | ||||

3. |
Draw the diagonals (chords) closest to the centerlines. | ||||

4. |
Copy the circle of step 1 two times with their centers at the intersections as shown. | ||||

5. |
Copy the same circle one more time with its center at the intersection of the previous circles; it therefore passes through the intersections mentioned in the previous step. | ||||

6. |
Draw another circle, concentric to the previous one, passing through the intersection of two diagonals as shown. | ||||

7. |
Construct the circle of step 5 another 11 times (12 in total) regularly around the central circle. | ||||

8. |
Repeat this for the circle of step 6. | ||||

9. |
Turning back to the figure of step 3, construct a circle touching (tangent) to the diagonals. | ||||

10. |
Draw all centerlines equally spaced between the other set of centerlines (of step 2). | ||||

11. |
Copy the circle of step 9 with its center to the intersection of a newly drawn centerline and the circle of step 1. | ||||

12. |
Repeat this another 11 times (12 in total) for all other newly drawn centerlines. | ||||

13. |
Construct a circle passing through end-points of centerlines spaced at 120° and touching the small circle of step 9 (at the far side). | ||||

14. |
Construct a circle concentric with the one of step 1, touching the previous circle at the outer side. This circle forms the outer border of the formation's pattern. | ||||

15. |
Collecting everything introduced in steps 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12 and 14 provides all necessary ingredients. | ||||

16. |
Removing all superfluous parts finishes the reconstruction of the 2000 Bringhurst formation. | ||||

17. |
courtesy The Crop Circle Connector photo by: Phil Brookman, The Circular Review | The final result, matched with the aerial image. It fits fairly well, but not accurately at some places. | |||

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Since 1-February-2005 |