Reconstruction of the
2000 Honey Street formation

1. Start with drawing a (large) circle. This circle is not part of the formation; it is just a construction aid.

2. Draw eight centerlines at mutual angles of 22.5°.

3. Construct an octagon (regular 8-fold polygon) from the endpoints of four of the centerlines.

4. The inscribed circle forms the outer circle of the formation (the outer border of the ring).

5. From two of the remaining centerlines, construct a square.

6. The inner border of the ring is taken from the circle passing through the cross-points of the square and centerlines of the octagon.

7. The shown line (one of the diagonals of the octagon) is a construction aid for the inner circles.

8. Draw a circle touching the diagonal of step 7.

9. Construct two circles, close to the previous one (as shown), that will help to define pathways.

10. Draw four circles, centered on the horizontal and vertical centerlines, passing through the center of the formation, and touching the inner ring border.

11. Draw again four (smaller) circles, also centered on the horizontal and vertical centerlines, and also touching the inner ring border, but now touching the smaller of the two circles of step 9.

12. To make the pathways, construct a very small circle enclosed by two of the circles of steps 8 and 9, and "distribute" it to the endpoints of the horizontal and vertical centerlines.

13. Draw two horizontal and two vertical lines touching the small "endpoint circles".

14. Construct four circles, centered again at the horizontal and vertical centerlines, touching the lines of the previous step, and touching the inner of the two circles of step 9 (see next for details).

14a. Detail of step 14.

15. These are the final lines and circles used for the reconstruction.

16. Taking only selected parts and removing anything else yields the reconstruction of the 2000 Honey Street formation.

17.
courtesy The Crop Circle Connector
photo by: Steve Alexander
The final result, matched with the aerial image. (Notice, that the formation itself is not exactly symmetrical, particularly in the upper parts of the image; the reconstruction assumes exact 4-fold symmetry).

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Since 1-February-2005