Reconstruction of the
Normanton Down Barrows 14-07-2024 formation

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

2. Construct the inscribed square of circle 1, pointing up.

3. Construct the inscribed circle of square 2.

4. Construct the "two-points" circle (defined by the two end-points of a centerline) between the upper righthand intersection of square 2 and circle 3 (tangent point) and the righthand angular point of square 2.

5. Copy circle 4 four times, to the angular points of square 2.

6. Construct a circle centered at the lefthand intersection of circle 4 and the horizontal centerline, tangent to circle 3 at the righthand side.

7. Copy circle 6 four times, to the angular points of square 2.

8. Draw the connecting line between the righthand intersections of the righthand circles 5 and 7 with the horizontal centerline. Divide this line into three equal parts.

An elegant way to divide a line into three equal parts:
Use the line as the centerline of a circle, and construct the Vesica Pisces (two equal circles passing through each other's center), inscribed in this circle. The two resulting circles divide the (center)line into three equal parts! See detail
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9. Construct two circles concentric to the righthand circle 5, passing through division nodes 8.

10. Copy circles 9 three times, to the centers of the other circles 5.

11. Construct the "two-points" circle between the lefthand intersections of the righthand circle 7 and the inner circle 9 with the horizontal centerline.

12. Copy circle 11 to the center of inner circle 9.

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

14. Construct the circumscribed square of circle 13, with horizontal and vertical sides.

15. Construct three circles centered at the righthand intersection of the righthand circle 7 and the horizontal centerline, tangent to circles 9 and the righthand circle 5 at the righthand sides.

16. Copy circles 15 four times, to the angular points of square 14.

17. Construct three parallel lines, parallel to the upper side of square 14, tangent to the upper two sets of circles 16 at the upper sides, as shown.

18. Repeat step 17 three times, with respect to the other sides of square 14 and corresponding sets of circles 16, as shown.

19. Circles 5, 7, 9, 10, and 16, square 14, and lines 17, and 18, are used for the final reconstruction.

20. Remove all parts not visible within the formation itself.

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21. Colour all areas corresponding to standing...

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22. ...or to flattened crop, and finish the reconstruction of the Normanton Down Barrows formation of 14-07-2024.

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Courtesy the Crop Circle Connector
Photo by: STONEHENGE DRONESCAPES PHOTOGRAPHY

Photo by: Hugh Newman
The final result, matched with two aerial images.