Reconstruction of theBurderop Down 28-07-2003 formation |
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1. |
Draw a circle. Draw and extend the horizontal and vertical centerlines. | ||||

2. |
Construct the inscribed dodecagon (regular 12-sided polygon) of circle 1, pointing up. (The dodecagon can easily be constructed by two inscribed hexagons – regular 6-sided polygons –, one pointing up, one pointing to the right). | ||||

3. |
Construct the "flower of life" pattern, by copying circle 1 six times to every other angular-point of dodecagon 2, starting at the top. | ||||

4. |
Construct a second "flower of life" pattern in the same way as step 3, now starting at the right. | ||||

5. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circles 3 and 4 (at the outer sides). | ||||

6. |
Construct the inscribed dodecagon of circle 5, pointing up. | ||||

7. |
Copy circle 1 six times to every other angular-point of dodecagon 6, starting at the top. | ||||

8. |
Copy circle 1 six times to the tangent-points (intersections) of circles 7, as shown. | ||||

9. |
Construct a circle, centered at the rightmost angular-point of dodecagon 6, tangent to the two rightmost circles 3 at the near sides. | ||||

10. |
Copy circle 9 to the center of circle 1. | ||||

11. |
Construct the circumscribed dodecagon of circle 1, with the middle of the upper side coincident with the upper angular-point of dodecagon 2, as shown. | ||||

12. |
Construct the circumscribed circle of dodecagon 11. | ||||

13. |
Copy circle 12 six times, to the centers of circles 4. | ||||

14. |
Construct a circle, centered at the right angular-point of dodecagon 11 just above the horizontal centerline, tangent to the corresponding (near) side of dodecagon 2. | ||||

15. |
Copy circle 14 to the right intersection of circle 1 and the horizontal centerline. | ||||

16. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 15 at the far side. | ||||

17. |
Copy circle 16 six times, to the centers of circles 3. | ||||

18. |
Construct a small circle the centerline of which connects the two lower intersections of circles 12 and 16 with the vertical centerline. | ||||

19. |
Construct a circle concentric to the lower circle 7, passing through the center of circle 18, see detail. | ||||

20. |
Copy circle 19 six times, to the centers of circles 3. | ||||

21. |
Copy circle 19 five times, to the centers of the other circles 7. | ||||

22. |
Copy circle 19 again six times, to the centers of circles 8. | ||||

23. |
Circles 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 21 and 22 make up all ingredients for the reconstruction. | ||||

24. |
Leave out all parts not visible in the formation. High resolution dwf-file | ||||

25. |
All areas corresponding to standing... High resolution dwf-file | ||||

26. |
...or to flattened crop are coloured, which finishes the reconstruction of the Burderop Down formation of 28-07-2003. High resolution dwf-file | ||||

27. |
courtesy the Crop Circle Connector photo by: John Dove | The final result, matched with the aerial image. | |||

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Since 1-Februari-2005 |