Reconstruction of theWest Overton 23-06-2002 formation |
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Draw a circle. Draw the horizontal and vertical centerlines. | ||

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Construct the circumscribed hexagon (regular 6-sided polygon) of circle 1, pointing up. | ||

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Construct the circumscribed hexagon of hexagon 2, pointing to the right. | ||

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Construct the circumscribed circle of hexagon 3. | ||

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Copy circle 4 from the center of circle 1 (1) to the rightmost point of hexagon 3 (2). Extend the horizontal centerline to the right up to the far side of this copied circle (3). | ||

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Copy circle 1 from its center (1) to the end-point of the horizontal centerline on the right (2), and another one to the intersection of this copied circle and the same centerline (3). | ||

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Construct a circle with the end-points of its centerline coincident with the center of circle 1 and the left intersection of the last circle 6 and the horizontal centerline. | ||

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Use the center of circle 1 as a reference point to copy circle 7 to the right end-point of the horizontal centerline. | ||

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Use again the center of circle 1 as a reference point (1) to copy circles 6 (second copy) and 8 to the mutual touching point of both circles (2). | ||

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Repeat step 9 from the same reference point (1) another four times, to copy the same circles each time to the mutual touching point of the newly copied circles (2, 3, 4, and 5). Extend the horizontal centerline up to the far end of the rightmost circle (6). | ||

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Mirror all circles 6 (second copy), 8, 9 and 10, with respect to the vertical centerline (of circle 1) as a reference line. Extend the horizontal centerline up to the far end of the leftmost circle. | ||

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Construct a circle concentric to circle 5 (1), passing through the mutual touching point of circles 8 and 9 (2). | ||

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Construct ten circles concentric to circle 5 (1), passing through all the left (2, 4, 6, 8 and 10) and right (3, 5, 7, 9 and 11) intersections of the smaller circles 9 and 10 and the horizontal centerline. | ||

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Mirror all circles 5, 12 and 13, again with respect to the vertical centerline as a reference line. | ||

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Copy circle 4 (1) from its center (2) to the center of the rightmost circle 10 (3), and also to that of the leftmost circle 11 (4). Extend the horizontal centerline in both directions up to the far end of the copied circle on the right (5) and on the left (6). | ||

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Construct the inscribed hexagon of circle 1, pointing up. | ||

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Construct a circle centered at the right intersection of circle 1 and the horizontal centerline (1), tangent to hexagon 16, at the near side (2). | ||

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Copy circle 17 four times, one to the right intersection of the rightmost circle 10 and the horizontal centerline (1), a second one to the corresponding intersection of this copied circle (2), a third one to the left intersection of the mentioned circle 10 (3), and the last one to the corresponding intersection of this third copied circle (4). | ||

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Repeat all the steps 18 for the leftmost circle 11. | ||

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Circles 4, 5, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18 (second and fourth circles) and 19 (also second and fourth circles) form the basis for the final reconstruction. | ||

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

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Colouring green all areas corresponding to standing crop... | ||

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...or just the opposite - making green all areas corresponding to flattened crop - finishes the reconstruction of the West Overton 23-06-2002 formation. | ||

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courtesy the Crop Circle Connector photo by: Steve Alexander | |

The final result, matched with the aerial image. | ||

Copyright © 2002, Zef Damen, The Netherlands Personal use only, commercial use prohibited. | ||

Since 1-Februari-2005 |