Reconstruction of the
Horton 9-08-2010 formation

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

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

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

4. Construct the inscribed circle of triangle 2.

5. Construct the inscribed equilateral triangle of circle 4, pointing up.

6. Construct the inscribed circle of triangle 5.

7. Copy circle 6 to the top of triangle 2.

8. Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 7 at the upper side.

9. Construct the inscribed hexagon (regular six-sided polygon) of circle 1, pointing up.

10. Extend the sides of hexagon 9, until they intersect.

11. Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, passing through the intersections of lines 10.

12. Construct a "two-points" circle (defined by the two end-points of a centerline) between the two righthand intersections of circle 8 and lines 10.

13. Copy circle 12 to the center of circle 7.

14. Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 13 at the upper side.

15. Copy circle 6 to the upper intersection of circle 7 and the vertical centerline.

16. Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 15 at the upper side.

17. Copy circle 12 to the center of circle 15.

18. Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 17 at the upper side.

19. Construct a circle concentric to circle 7, tangent to circle 17 at the lower side.

20. Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 19 at the upper side.

21. Copy circle 19 to the upper intersection of circle 11 and the vertical centerline.

22. Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 21 at the lower side.

23. Construct a "two-points" circle between the center of circle 19 and its upper intersection with the vertical centerline.

24. Copy circle 23 three times, to the angular points of triangle 3.

25. Construct three pairs of parallel lines, parallel with the sides of triangle 3, tangent to circles 24 at both sides, as shown.

26. Copy circle 23 three times, to the angular points of triangle 2.

27. Construct three pairs of parallel lines, from circles 26 to the opposite circles 24 and tangent to these circles at both sides, as shown.

28. Extend the upper side of triangle 3 to the left up to circle 11.

29. Construct a circle centered at the intersection of circle 16 and line 28, tangent to circle 8 at the near side.

30. Construct the inscribed square of circle 29, with one angular point coincident with the intersection of circles 29 and 8.

31. Copy circle 19 three times, to the lefthand, upper and righthand angular points of square 30. See detail.

32. Construct two lines inside square 30, parallel to the two upper sides of it, and tangent to circles 31 at the inside sides, as shown.

33. Construct a circle centered at the intersection of line 28 and circle 8, passing through the intersection of this line and circle 11.

34. Copy circle 33 to the center of circle 29.

35. Copy circle 29 to the upper intersection of circles 34 and 16.

36. Construct the inscribed square of circle 35, with one angular point coincident with the intersection of circles 35 and 8.

37. Copy squares 30 and 36 and lines 32 as a whole five times, to the corresponding positions with respect to the other angular points of triangles 2 and 3, as shown.

38. Construct a "two-points" circle between the center of circle 23 and its upper intersection with the vertical centerline.

39. Copy circle 38 to the lower angular point of square 30.

40. Construct two circles concentric to circle 1, tangent to circle 39 at both sides. See detail.

41. Circles 6, 8, 11, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 and 40, hexagon 9, lines 25, 27 and 32, squares 30 and 36, and patterns 37, are used for the final reconstruction.

42. Remove all parts not present within the formation itself.



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43. Colour all areas corresponding to standing...



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44. ...or to flattened crop, and finish the reconstruction of the Horton formation of 9-08-2010.



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45.
Courtesy the Crop Circle Connector
Photo by: Olivier Morel
The final result, matched with the aerial image.

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