A midday solar halo at Calcutta, India.

Location of photo
Calcutta, India
Date/Time of photo
30.04.2016 at 13.00 IST (07.30 UT)
Mobile camera
It was a poll holiday in our area and a sultry afternoon with temp around 40 deg celsius. On being alarmed by some relative I came out in the courtyard and looked above. The nice distinct steady 22 deg solar halo was there! It persisted for nearly half an hour.
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