Reconstruction of the2001 Berwick Bassett formation |
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Draw a circle; this will form the outer circle of the formation. Draw the horizontal and vertical centerlines. | ||||

2. |
Construct a regular 12-sided polygon (dodecagon), inscribed in this circle, with angular point at the endpoints of the centerlines. | ||||

3. |
Construct the inscribed circle of the dodecagon. | ||||

4. |
Construct an equilateral triangle, inscribed in circle 3, with one angular point pointing downwards. | ||||

5. |
Construct a circle with its center at the lower angular point of the equilateral triangle, passing through the other two angular points. | ||||

6. |
Repeat this for both other angular points, and trim away all parts lying outside the inner circle (circle 3). | ||||

7. |
Construct another dodecagon, inscribed in circle 3, with all sides parallel to those of the first dodecagon. Draw four diagonals, as shown. | ||||

8. |
Construct a circle, with the center at the intersection of two diagonals, tangent to the other two diagonals, as shown. | ||||

9. |
Copy this circle three times, with their centers at the angular points of the equilateral triangle. | ||||

10. |
Construct another equilateral triangle, with the angular points at intersections of the copied circles 9 and the circular segments 5 and 6, as shown. | ||||

11. |
Repeat steps 5 and 6 for this triangle, adding circular segments to the triangle. | ||||

12. |
Repeat step 9 for this triangle, copying three circles 8 to the angular points of the triangle. | ||||

13. |
Like step 10, construct again an equilateral triangle, this time from the intersections of circles 12 and circular segments 11. | ||||

14. |
Add again circular segments to the latest triangle, like in step 11. | ||||

15. |
Repeat steps 12, 13 and 14 over and over again, every time making use of the most recently added circles, triangles and circular segments, until a total of 10 triangles have been constructed, in a spiral-like way. | ||||

16. |
Outer circle and all circular segments together form the ingredients for the final reconstruction. | ||||

17. |
Making black every other area between the circular segments finishes the reconstruction of the 2001 Berwick Bassett formation (black denotes standing crop). | ||||

18. |
courtesy The Crop Circle Connector photo by: Stuart Dike | The final result, matched with the aerial image, shows a reasonable, but not 100%, fit. | |||

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Copyright © 2001, Zef Damen, The Netherlands Personal use only, commercial use prohibited. | |||||

Since 1-February-2005 |