Reconstruction of theCrooked Soley 28-08-2002 formation |
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1. |
Draw a circle. Draw the horizontal and vertical centerlines. | ||||

2. |
Construct the inscribed equilateral triangle of circle 1, pointing down. | ||||

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

4. |
Draw the horizontal ray of circle 3 to the right. | ||||

5. |
Copy ray 4 71 times, and distribute 72 rays in total evenly around the center of circle 3. | ||||

6. |
Draw the connecting line between the intersections of both rays, left and right, just above the horizontal centerline, and circle 3. | ||||

7. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to line 6. | ||||

8. |
Construct a circle centered at the right-hand intersection of circle 3 and the horizontal centerline, tangent to circle 7 at the left-hand side. | ||||

9. |
Copy circle 8 5 times and distribute the 6 circles in total evenly around circle 3. | ||||

10. |
Construct a (small) circle, tangent to circle 8 at the outside on the left, and tangent to both rightmost circles 9 at the inside, as shown. | ||||

11. |
Copy circle 10 to the center of circle 8. | ||||

12. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 11 at the left-hand side. | ||||

13. |
Construct the connecting line between the left-hand intersections of circle 8 and upper and lower left circles 9, as shown. | ||||

14. |
Construct a (very small) circle centered at the left-hand intersection of circle 8 and the horizontal centerline, tangent to line 13. | ||||

15. |
Construct two circles concentric to circle 8, tangent to both sides of circle 14. | ||||

16. |
Clip off those parts of circles 15 falling outside circle 1 and inside circle 12. | ||||

17. |
Copy the remaining 4 curves 16 71 times and distribute the 72 sets of curves in total evenly around the center of circle 1. Together with circles 1 and 12, they form the basis for the reconstruction. | ||||

18. |
Remove all parts of curves 17, except for the "diamonds" that form the pattern of the formation, as shown. High resolution dwf-file | ||||

19. |
Colouring all areas corresponding to standing crop... High resolution dwf-file | ||||

20. |
...or to flattened crop, finishes the reconstruction of the Crooked Soley 28-08-2002 formation. High resolution dwf-file | ||||

21. |
courtesy the Crop Circle Connector photo by: Steve Alexander | The final result, matched with the aerial image. | |||

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Copyright © 2002, Zef Damen, The Netherlands Personal use only, commercial use prohibited. | |||||

Since 1-Februari-2005 |