(Partial) Reconstruction of the2001 Milk Hill (2) formation (major circles only) |
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1. |
Draw a circle. | ||||

2. |
Draw the horizontal and vertical centerlines. | ||||

3. |
Construct a hexagon (regular 6-sided polygon), inscribed in circle 1, with angular points at the end-points of the horizontal centerline. | ||||

4. |
Draw the diagonals through the center. Together with the hexagon, these form six equilateral triangles. | ||||

5. |
Construct the circumscribed circle of the upper right triangle. | ||||

6. |
Repeat this for the other triangles. | ||||

7. |
Construct a circle concentric with circle 1, passing through the centers of circles 5 and 6 (where both neighbours of each circle intersect). | ||||

8. |
Construct the connecting lines of opposite centres of circles 5 and 6 (passing through the main center). | ||||

9. |
Construct a circle touching one of the connecting lines 8, the one just above the horizontal centerline on the right, touching the horizontal centerline itself, and touching circle 7 at the inner side, as shown. | ||||

10. |
Copy this circle 7 times, one to the center of circle 1, and six to the angular points of hexagon 3. | ||||

11. |
Draw the diagonal of hexagon 3 connecting the angular points on the right, above and below the horizontal centerline. Extend this line until it intersects the upper circle 10 on the right at the upper side, as shown. | ||||

12. |
Construct two circles passing through each other's center, one with its center at the lower intersection of diagonal 11 and circle 5, and the other centered at the lower intersection of the same diagonal and the upper right one of circles 10, as shown. | ||||

13. |
Construct the connecting line of the intersections of both circles 12. | ||||

14. |
Construct a circle with its center at the intersection of line 13 and diagonal 11, touching both circles 12 at the near side, as shown. | ||||

15. |
Repeat the construction of two circles like 12, this time with one center at the upper intersection of the same circle 10 and (extended) diagonal 11, as shown.
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16. |
Draw the connecting line between the intersections of both circles, like 13. | ||||

17. |
And construct a circle similar to circle 14, its center at the intersection of lines 11 and 16, touching both circles 15 at the inner side, as shown. | ||||

18. |
Construct a circle, touching circle 14 from outside, circle 17 from inside (so, between both circles), and touching the same circle 10 on the right, as shown. | ||||

19. |
Construct a circle similar to circle 18, this time touching circle 18 itself in stead of 10, as shown. | ||||

20. |
Repeat this another four times. | ||||

21. |
Repeat the construction of the series of circles for the opposite half, by copying circles 18, 19, and 20, at the same time mirroring relative to diagonal 11, as shown. | ||||

22. |
Repeat all steps 11 through 21 for all other circles 6 (five more times, six in total). | ||||

23. |
All circles introduced in steps 10, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 together form the major circles of the formation, 79 in total. | ||||

24. |
Making black all circles mentioned in step 23, denoting flattened crop, finishes the (partial) reconstruction of the 2001 Milk Hill (2) formation (all smaller circles are left out). | ||||

25. |
courtesy The Crop Circle Connector photo by: Steve Alexander | The final result, matched with the aerial image. | |||

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

Since 1-February-2005 |