Dmitry Savvateev observed a subsun in 2006 in the Khibiny Mountains (Kola Peninsula, part of the Murmansk region). This subsun, however, seems to be accompanied by a much rarer halo: Bottlinger’s ring. Even though this case is a marginal one, the elliptical halo appearing around subsuns is so infrequent that the photo is worth showing here ( 1 ).
Just as elliptical halos formed around the Sun, Bottlinger’s rings can also be of one, two or three ellipses. The 1997 photo taken by Frank Wächter shows multiple rings ( 2 ), in the Khibiny picture, there is only one ellipse.