Reconstruction of the 2014 Hambledon Hill formation | ||

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

2. |
Construct the inscribed hexagon (regular 6-sided polygon) of circle 1, pointing up. | |

3. |
Construct the inscribed hexagon of circle 1, pointing to the right. | |

4. |
Construct a circle centered at the intersection of the righthand side of hexagon 2 and the upper righthand side of hexagon 3, tangent to circle 1 at the near side. | |

5. |
Construct a "two-points" circle (defined by the two end-points of a centerline), between the center of circle 4 and its tangent-point with circle 1. | |

6. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, passing through the center of circle 5. | |

7. |
Copy circle 4 to the center of circle 1, and move this circle (copy and delete original) to its righthand intersection with the horizontal centerline. | |

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

9. |
Draw three rays of circle 1, from its center to the top and the lower lefthand and righthand angular points of hexagon 2. | |

10. |
Copy circle 4 to the intersection of circle 8 and the upper ray 9, and move this circle to its own corresponding intersection. | |

11. |
Repeat step 10 two times, with respect to the corresponding intersections of circle 8 and the other two rays 9. | |

12. |
Copy circle 5 to the center of circle 1. | |

13. |
Draw the connecting line between the intersections of circle 12 and the two lower rays 9. | |

14. |
Construct a "two-points" circle between the center of circle 1 and the intersection of line 13 and the vertical centerline. | |

15. |
Copy circle 14 seven times, to the center of circle 1, and to the angular points of hexagon 2. See detail. | |

16. |
Construct six pairs of parallel lines, each pair tangent to the central circle 15, and tangent to each one of the other circles 15, all at both sides. See detail. | |

17. |
Circles 1, 6, 8, 10 and 11, and lines 16, are used for the final reconstruction. | |

18. |
Remove all parts not visible within the formation itself. | |

19. |
Colour all areas corresponding to standing... | |

20. |
...or to flattened crop, and finish the reconstruction of the 2014 Hambledon Hill formation. | |

21. |
The final result, matched with the aerial image. |

Copyright © 2014, Zef Damen, The Netherlands |