I had nothing to shield the Suns light except with my fingers, with the other hand I took the photo.
I picked a little plant to hold up and cover the Suns disc so as to capture some of the beautiful colours, and then with my other hand I took the photo.
If you look closely in the top left and right hand corners of the photo above, you’ll see a small part of the 22-degree halo…the camera I used was not wide enough to capture more of this wider circle of light.
There is always something happening in the sky…so don’t forget to look up as you may be very surprised at what you see :-)
If you would like to know more about optical sky phenomenon’s then please go to Les Cowley’s excellent website at: http://www.atoptics.co.uk/droplets/corona.htm