Reconstruction of the
Horton 24-06-2008 formation

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

2. Copy circle 1 to its upper intersection with the vertical centerline.

3. Copy circle 1 to its righthand intersection with the horizontal centerline.

4. Draw the connecting line between the mutual intersections of circles 2 and 3.

5. Copy circle 1 to its intersection with the line 4.

6. Draw the connecting line between the mutual intersections of circles 3 and 5. The angle between this line and the horizontal centerline is 22.5°.

7. Construct the inscribed octagon (regular 8-sided polygon) of circle 1, with one angular point on line 6.

8. Construct a "two-points" circle, defined by the end-points of a centerline (diameter), with the points at the righthand intersections of octagon 7 and circle 1 respectively, both with the horizontal centerline.

9. Copy circle 8 to its own lefthand intersection with the horizontal centerline.

10. Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 9 at the lefthand side.

11. Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 9 at the righthand side.

12. Copy circle 8 to the center of circle 1.

13. Construct a circle centered at the righthand intersection of circle 1 and the horizontal centerline, tangent to circle 12 at the righthand side.

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

15. Copy circle 1 to its lefthand intersection with the horizontal centerline.

16. Draw the connecting line between the mutual intersections of circles 2 and 15.

17. Construct the circumscribed square of circle 10, pointing to the left.

18. Construct the circumscribed square of (the circumscribed circle of) square 17, with the sides horizontal and vertical.

19. Copy (circle and) square 18 to the center of circle 9.

20. Construct a "two-points" circle between the center of circle 1 and its upper intersection with the vertical centerline.

21. Draw a line through the center of circle 20, parallel to the horizontal centerline, extending from the lefthand side of square 18 up to the righthand side of square 19.

22. Copy circle 8 to the center of circle 20, and move it (copy and delete original) to its own upper intersection with the vertical centerline.

23. Copy circle 8 to the center of circle 20, and move it to its own lower intersection with the vertical centerline.

24. Copy circle 8 to the upper intersection of circle 22 and the vertical centerline, and move it to its own corresponding intersection.

25. Draw three lines similar to line 21, one through the lower intersection of circle 23, the other two through the upper intersections of circles 22 and 24 respectively, all with the vertical centerline. See detail.

26. Copy lines 21 and 25, while mirroring with respect to the horizontal centerline.

27. Circles 10, 11, 13 and 14, squares 18 and 19, and lines 21, 25 and 26, are all used for the final reconstruction.

28. Remove all redundant parts not visible in the formation itself.

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29. Colouring all areas corresponding to standing...

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30. ...or to flattened crop will finish the reconstruction of the Horton formation of 24-06-2008.

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31.
courtesy the Crop Circle Connector
photo by: Steve Alexander
The final result, matched with the aerial image.