Reconstruction of theMacmillan Way 15-07-2014 formation | |||||

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

2. |
Construct the inscribed decagon (regular 10-sided polygon) of circle 1, pointing up. | ||||

3. |
Construct the inscribed circle of decagon 2. | ||||

4. |
Construct the inscribed decagon of circle 1, pointing to the right. | ||||

5. |
Call the righthand intersection of decagons 2 and 4, just below the horizontal centerline point A. Point B is its diametrical opposite. Draw the centerline of circle 1 passing through point A (and B). | ||||

6. |
Construct a circle centered at the lefthand intersection of circle 3 and the horizontal centerline, passing through the lefthand angular point of decagon 2 above the horizontal centerline. | ||||

7. |
Copy circle 6 twenty-one times in total and number the circles, the first (nr. 1) to the lefthand intersection of circle 1 and line 5, the next ten (nrs. 2 - 11) to the upper intersection of nr. 1 and circle 1, and consecutively to the corresponding intersections, nr. 12 to the lower intersection of nr. 1 and circle 1, and finally the last nine (nrs. 13 - 21) consecutively to the corresponding intersections, as shown. | ||||

8. |
Construct a circle centered at the righthand intersection of circle 6 and the horizontal centerline, passing through the righthand intersection of circle 6 and circle 7 nr. 1. | ||||

9. |
Copy circle 8 to the center of circle 1, and move this circle (copy and delete original) to its lefthand intersection with the horizontal centerline. | ||||

10. |
Copy circle 8 to the lefthand intersection of circles 7 nrs. 11 and 21. | ||||

11. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 10 at the lefthand side. | ||||

12. |
Copy circle 11 to point A. | ||||

13. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 12 at the righthand side. | ||||

14. |
Construct a line from point A tangent to circle 9 at the upper side, and extend this line to the right upto circle 13. | ||||

15. |
Construct a "two-points" circle (defined by the two end-points of a centerline) between the lower intersection of circle 7 nr. 10 and the upper intersection of circle 7 nr. 21 with circle 1. | ||||

16. |
Copy circle 15 to the intersection of circle 13 and line 14. | ||||

17. |
Construct a "two-points" circle between the righthand intersections of circles 1 and 3 with the horizontal centerline. | ||||

18. |
Copy circle 17 two times, to point A and to the center of circle 16. | ||||

19. |
Construct two parallel lines, tangent to circles 18 at both sides. | ||||

20. |
Construct a circle centered at the righthand intersection of circle 3 and the horizontal centerline, tangent to circle 1 at the righthand side. | ||||

21. |
Copy circle 20 to the righthand intersection of circle 11 and the horizontal centerline. | ||||

22. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 21 at the lefthand side. | ||||

23. |
Circles 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 16 and 22, and lines 19, are used for the final reconstruction. | ||||

24. |
Remove all parts not visible within the formation itself. pdf-file | ||||

25. |
Colour all areas corresponding to standing... pdf-file | ||||

26. |
...or to flattened crop, and finish the reconstruction of the Macmillan Way formation of 15-07-2014. pdf-file | ||||

27. |
Courtesy the Crop Circle Connector Photo by: Lucy Pringle | The final result, matched with the aerial image. | |||

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