Reconstruction of the 2016 Mammendorf (Germany) formation | ||

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

2. |
Copy circle 1 two times, to its righthand intersection with the horizontal, and its upper intersection with the vertical centerline. | |

3. |
Copy circle 1 to the upper intersection of upper circle 2 and the vertical centerline. | |

4. |
Draw the connecting line between the intersections of circles 2. | |

5. |
Construct the circumscribed square of circle 1, with the mid-point of a side on line 4. | |

6. |
Construct a circle centered at the upper intersection of circle 1 and the vertical centerline, passing through the top of square 5. | |

7. |
Construct a circle centered at the top of square 5, passing through the righthand intersection of circle 6 and square 5. | |

8. |
Construct a circle centered at the upper intersection of circle 3 and the vertical centerline, passing through the center of circle 7. | |

9. |
Copy circle 8 to its upper intersection with the vertical centerline. | |

10. |
Copy circle 8 to the upper intersection of circle 9 and the vertical centerline. | |

11. |
Construct the inscribed hexagon (regular 6-sided polygon) of circle 10, pointing down. | |

12. |
Copy circle 8 to the top of hexagon 11. | |

13. |
Copy circle 8 two times, to the upper lefthand and righthand angular points of hexagon 11. | |

14. |
Copy circle 8 two times, to the lower lefthand and righthand angular points of hexagon 11. | |

15. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 10, passing through the center of circle 8. | |

16. |
Construct the inscribed hexagon of circle 15, pointing down. | |

17. |
Copy circle 1 to the top of hexagon 16. | |

18. |
Copy circle 1 two times, to the upper lefthand and righthand angular points of hexagon 16. | |

19. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 10, passing through the center of circle 3. | |

20. |
Construct the inscribed hexagon of circle 19, pointing down. | |

21. |
Copy circle 7 to the top of hexagon 20. | |

22. |
Copy circle 7 two times, to the upper lefthand and righthand angular points of hexagon 20. | |

23. |
Copy circle 7 two times, to the lower lefthand and righthand angular points of hexagon 16. | |

24. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 10, passing through the center of circle 7. | |

25. |
Construct the inscribed hexagon of circle 24, pointing down. | |

26. |
Copy circle 6 two times, to the upper lefthand and righthand angular points of hexagon 25. | |

27. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 10, tangent to the righthand circle 23 at the lower righthand side. | |

28. |
Construct the inscribed hexagon of circle 27, pointing down. | |

29. |
Copy circle 6 two times, to the lower lefthand and righthand angular points of hexagon 28. | |

30. |
Copy circles 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 26, and 29, as a whole, three times, while rotating 90°, 180°, and 270°, around the center of circle 1. | |

31. |
Circles 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 26, 29, and 30, are used for the final reconstruction. | |

32. |
Remove all parts not visible within the formation itself. | |

33. |
Colour all areas corresponding to standing... | |

34. |
...or to flattened crop, and finish the reconstruction of the 2016 Mammendorf (Germany) formation. | |

35. |
The final result, matched with the aerial image. |

Copyright © 2016, Zef Damen, The Netherlands |