Oly 17/1.8 blue 'flare'?

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I was testing my Oly 17/1.8 recently on a sunrise hot air balloon ride and bunch of pics showed a blue comet like flare (see pic). When I cover the side of lens with hand, the flare disappeared. However, I also noticed a small pinhole size mark near the center of the lens. I was wondering if this 'flare' could be result of side light reflecting/bouncing through this tiny scratch/mark or a flare would happen regardless for primes at wide open? Has any one else had similar experience with the O17/1.8? Thanks!
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esnift

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I've never seen flare like that with my copies when shooting into the sun. I'd bet a lens hood will solve the problem since blocking the excess light with your hand removed the flare.

-Fun shot BTW
 
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