Reconstruction of the
Beckhampton 26-08-2002 formation

1. Draw a circle. Draw the horizontal and vertical centerlines.

2. Construct the inscribed pentagon (regular 5-sided polygon) of circle 1, pointing down.

3. Construct the inscribed circle of pentagon 2.

4. Construct the inscribed pentagon of circle 3, pointing down.

5. Extend the sides of pentagon 4, until they meet, to form a pentagram (regular 5-pointed star-pattern).

6. Construct the circumscribed circle of pentagram 5.

7. Construct the inscribed pentagram (the diagonals) of pentagon 4.

8. Draw 5 lines parallel to the sides of pentagram 7, connecting the intersections of pentagon 2 and pentagram 5.

9. Construct the circumscribed circle of the pentagon enclosed by lines 8.

10. Construct the circumscribed pentagon of circle 9, pointing down.

11. Construct the circumscribed pentagon of pentagon 10 (pointing up).

12. Construct the circumscribed pentagon of pentagon 11 (pointing down).

13. Extend the sides of pentagon 12 until they meet, to form a pentagram.

14. Construct the circumscribed circle of pentagram 13.

15. Construct the inscribed pentagon of (the inscribed circle of the enclosed pentagon of) pentagram 7.

16. Construct the inscribed circle of pentagon 15.

17. Copy circle 16 to the lower angular point of pentagon 12.

18. Extend two lines 8 until they meet, to form one star-point of a pentagram, as shown.

19. Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, passing through the intersection of lines 18.

20. Construct the inscribed pentagon of circle 19, pointing down.

21. Construct a circle concentric to circle 17, tangent to the two nearest sides of pentagon 20.

22. Copy circles 17 and 21 12 times, two to the intersections of circle 21 and pentagram 13, and then successively to mutual intersections of newly copied circles 21 and intersections with pentagram 13, to form, in total, 4 horizontal rows of 2, 3, 4 and 3 sets of circles respectively, as shown.

23. Cut away parts of circles 17, 21 and 22, such that 13 circle-sector resembling patterns remain, as shown.

24. Copy patterns 23 4 times (5 sets in total), and distribute them evenly around the center of the formation.

25. For the reconstruction, pentagons 2 and 4, pentagrams 5 and 7, lines 8, circle 14, and circle-sector resembling patterns 23 and 24 are needed.

26. Cut away all parts not visible in the formation.

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27. Colour green all areas corresponding to standing crop...

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28. ... or to flattened crop. This finishes the reconstruction of the Beckhampton 26-08-2002 formation.

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29.
courtesy the Crop Circle Connector
photo by: Steve Alexander
The final result, matched with the aerial image.