On 17 January, I (Matej Grek) went to Malenovice near Lysa hora in the Beskydy mountains to "hunt" halos in diamond dust, because humidity was near 98% and temperature below zero. However, as the temperature was still not low enough, they stopped operating the snow guns, so I went back to the train stop, and on the way, I noticed Altocumulus Virga clouds. They started to disintegrate into ice crystals ... so this was the chance to see my first ellipse ever. I looked through sunglasses and there was something that looked like a sun pillar. I blocked the sun with a chimney and started taking photos. In the train I looked at them, and noticed an elliptical shape. Back at home, I stacked the images, and Marko Riikonen also helped me by creating an animation ( 1 ). It has proved to be clearly an elliptical halo - my first one.