Micheldever Station, Hants.

(Close to Kitesland Cottages and the A 303)

Detail & Location: This circle was reported on the 3rd July. It is in a field of Wheat and measures approximately 250ft in diameter. See the Google Maps link for precise location. 

Visiting: As far as we hear, the farmer does not want visitors. Please respect his wishes. 

Location & History: This part of Hampshire has a long association with the crop circle phenomenon, with circles having appeared at nearby Barton Stacy and Longparish in the past. It’s also close to Popham Airfield, so flyers please be aware. There is a longbarrow and several tumuli in close proximity to this formation shown on the Ordinance Survey map. 

About this crop circle: The design is is an interference pattern made from two intersecting circles, held within a square and then a containing circle.

Please see the Geometry Gallery below for more details.

Visiting the Circles? If you are thinking of visiting any crop circles this summer, please read our Visiting the Crop Circles section. It’s full of useful information and etiquette for visiting the countryside and the crop circles. Please remember that you should not enter any fields without the express permission of the farmer and you will need to be aware of and abide by any restrictions in place in the UK in response to the Covid-19 pandemic – which at the time of writing is none. 

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Geometry Gallery

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An Analysis by Peter van den Burg

As the season begins to take shape i would say this year's designs appear very elemental. No double walled rings, no intricate decorations. Novelties are presented in clear outlined shapes. This may change of course in the last half of the season. But last year seems to indicate a transition to a more quiet phase. The low count this year seem to confirm this idea.
This may also have to do with groundwater levels, that seem to be below normal this year
That doesn't mean it's a poor season. I quite enjoy it.
Interference patterns like this have occurred occasionally since the early '00's. With so few formations this year to keep it company every sub theme kind of stands out. It's quite amazing how this design seems to be the very definition of this concept, and yet, to my knowledge this particular configuration with two opposing semi circles in a square has never been used before.
To draw this one on paper, construct an octagon for the ring and place a square inside. Use the Starcut diagram to find the 1/5 division. Double that to divide in ten. ( The hackpen hill formation made a radial division of a circle by ten, here it is the square)
If you want to go hard on yourself, you can construct a decagon to find the frame around the square, but i don't really think it is composed with hidden geometries. The designs this year appear very transparent and elemental to me, and in this case it seems pointless. When i drew this one on paper i just composed the frame on sight, and felt i remained well within the spirit of the formation.
If you drew the frame correctly know, that a circle placed in this frame has equal area as the total amount of flattened crop in this circle. The total amount of standing crop inside the circle equals the square.
Funny how the mind works; Everybody who is doing something with this formation, including myself, places the formation horizontal. I think this is because we subconsiously associate horizontal lines with, exactly that, an horizon. And movement will predominantly go horizontally. The interference pattern may even be reminiscent of water. If we place the formation vertically this effect is gone, and the image becomes less pleasant to look at. ( Rain, things falling? ). But looking at the video's i liked the vertical angle too, as it is more dramatic, and more dynamic. So when i began drawing this on paper ( i do all the figuring out on the computer, and make this post. But i like also drawing on paper ) I thought lets go for that. Only to find out when i was done, that i had drawn it horizontally anyway.

Peter van den Burg 2022

You can see more of Peter's fascinating work on his Facebook page Geometry of the Crop Circles.








Please do not visit this crop circle. We hear the farmer would prefer no visitors, please respect his wishes. Google Maps Link. OS Grid Ref: SU 50346 42888. 

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