Red Deer crop formation, 2001

The six outer circles were connected by paths that formed a six-pointed star. Arrows show the direction that plants were laid.

Total width of formation: 422 ft (128.6 m)

Large circle diameter: 106 ft ( 32.3 m)
Small circle diameters: about 44 ft (13.4 m)
Path widths: about 3 feet (1 m)

Path lengths are calculated from circle centers:
1. 337 ft (102.7 m)
2. 330 ft (100.6m)
3. 318 ft (97 m)
4. 326 ft (99.4 m)
5. 326 ft (99.3 m)
6. 312 ft (95.1 m)

Many thanks to Gordon Sopczak of Edmonton for his assistance in taking these measurements. It took us about two hours. Happily, it was a beautiful day to be out in the fields. Thanks also to Jeff Challoner of Red Deer for providing the aerial photo in this report.

This photo has been distorted in Photoshop to approximate as closely as possible the actual measured proportions of the formation. This is based on the original photo by Jeff Challoner of Red Deer.

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