Reconstruction of the 2016 Westbury White Horse formation | ||

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

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

3. |
Copy circle 1 to the top of hexagon 2. | |

4. |
Copy circle 1 to the lower angular point of hexagon 2. | |

5. |
Construct a circle centered at the intersection of the righthand side of hexagon 2 and the horizontal centerline, tangent to circle 1 at the righthand side. | |

6. |
Copy circle 5 to the center of circle 1. | |

7. |
Construct a circle centered at the upper righthand angular point of hexagon 2, tangent to circle 6 at the upper righthand side. | |

8. |
Copy circle 7 to the lower righthand angular point of hexagon 2. | |

9. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 1, passing through the lefthand intersection of circles 7 and 8. | |

10. |
Construct a circle concentric to circle 3, passing through the lower righthand intersection of circles 4 and 7. | |

11. |
Copy circle 10 to the center of circle 4. | |

12. |
Draw the connecting line between the center of circle 1 and the lower intersection of circle 10 and the vertical centerline. Divide this line into nine equal parts. | |

13. |
Construct eight circles concentric to circle 3, passing through the division nodes 12. | |

14. |
Copy circles 13 to the center of circle 4. | |

15. |
Copy circle 7 to the top of hexagon 2. | |

16. |
Construct a circle enclosed by and tangent to circles 8, 9, and 15. | |

17. |
Copy circle 16 to the top of hexagon 2. | |

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

19. |
Create the shown pattern, by removing all parts not visible within the formation itself from circles 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, and 14. | |

20. |
Copy pattern 19 five times (by repeating all necessary steps), while rotating around the center of circle 1, each 60° apart, as shown. | |

21. |
Circles 6, 9, and 18, and patterns 19, and 20, make up the final reconstruction. | |

22. |
Colour all areas corresponding to standing... | |

23. |
...or to flattened crop, and finish the reconstruction of the 2016 Westbury White Horse formation. | |

24. |
The final result, matched with the aerial image. |

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