Reconstruction of theSompting (2) 28-06-2002 formation |
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Draw a circle. Draw the horizontal and vertical centerlines. | ||||

2. |
Construct the circumscribed hexagram (regular 6-pointed star) of circle 1. It consists of two circumscribed equilateral triangles, one pointing up, one pointing down. | ||||

3. |
Construct the inscribed hexagram of circle 1, consisting of two inscribed equilateral triangles, again one pointing up and one pointing down. | ||||

4. |
Construct a circle defined by three points: the lower right angular point of hexagram 2 and both upper left intersections of the triangles constituting hexagram 3, as shown. | ||||

5. |
Every hexagram encloses six smaller equilateral triangles, constituting the star-points. Construct the inscribed circle of the equilateral triangle constituting the lower right star-point of hexagram 3, as shown. | ||||

6. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, passing through the center of circle 5. | ||||

7. |
Copy circle 6 to the center of circle 4. | ||||

8. |
Copy circle 5 to the center of circle 1. | ||||

9. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 7, tangent to circle 8 at the near side. | ||||

10. |
Draw the connecting line between the center of circle 6 (and 1) and the lower right angular point of hexagram 2. | ||||

11. |
Construct a circle centered at the lower right intersection of circle 7 and line 10, tangent to circle 9 at the near side. | ||||

12. |
Copy circle 11 to the lower right angular point of hexagram 2. | ||||

13. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 4, tangent to circle 12 at the near side. | ||||

14. |
Copy circles 4, 7, 9 and 13 two times and distribute the 3 sets of circles in total evenly around the center of circle 6 (and 1). | ||||

15. |
Circles 4, 7, 9, 13 and 14 form the basis for the reconstruction. | ||||

16. |
Leave out all parts not visible in the formation. High resolution dwf-file | ||||

17. |
Colouring green all areas corresponding to standing crop... High resolution dwf-file | ||||

18. |
...or to flattened crop, finishes the reconstruction of the Sompting (2) formation of 28-06-2002. High resolution dwf-file | ||||

19. |
courtesy the Crop Circle Connector photo by: David Russell | The final result, matched with the aerial image. | |||

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