Reconstruction of the1998 Danebury Hill formation |
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Start drawing two concentric circles, a larger and a smaller one. The radius of the smaller one is half that of the larger. | ||||

2. |
Construct a heptagon (7-sided regular polygon) inscribed within the larger circle. | ||||

3. |
Draw the rays from the center of the heptagon to its corners. | ||||

4. |
Extend the rays across the center, until they touch the larger circle. The set of lines touch the larger circle at 14 points, regularly spaced, forming the corners of a regular 14-sided polygon. | ||||

5. |
Draw alternating seven of the sides of this 14-sided regular polygon, as shown. | ||||

6. |
Construct 7 circles, each going through adjacent corners of the heptagon and touching at the smaller inner circle (at the side closest to it). | ||||

7. |
Construct a small circle touching at two adjacent rays of the 14-sided polygon and also touching at the corresponding side of the heptagon (at the inner side), as shown. | ||||

8. |
Copy this circle and shift it such, that its center coincides with a corner of the heptagon. | ||||

9. |
Construct 7 circles concentric to the circles introduced in step 6, with a radius such that the new circle touches the small circle of the previous step (at the outer side), as shown. | ||||

10. |
Copy and shift the small circles introduced in step 8 seven times such, that the centers coincide with the intersection of the last drawn circles (step 9) and the sides of the 14-sided polygon drawn in step 5, as shown. | ||||

11. |
Now, all the necessary ingredients are ready. | ||||

12. |
Removing all redundant lines… | ||||

13. |
…yields the reconstruction of the 1998 Danebury Hill formation. | ||||

14. |
courtesy The Crop Circle Connector photo by: Steve Alexander | Matching the result with the original image shows a reasonably good fit. | |||

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