Avebury Manor's spectacular new crop formation is easily deciphered as our solar system — but it's the details that are keeping formation interpreters busy.

The planetary positions, as well as that of Pluto, seem to depict a date in December of 2012 somewhere between the 21st and 24th. The exact date is a matter of some debate — as is the exact date of the end of the Mayan calendar during the same timeframe.

Also of note is the depiction of the innermost planets as "small" and the outermost planets as "large" — an unusually specific piece of artistic license (or not-yet-understood message).


Image courtesy Temporary Temples.